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Updated Thursday 19 July - 9am
Ironman winner
Town to welcome Ironman UK
BOLTON and Lancashire are preparing to greet thousands of athletes, their families and visitors for one of the world’s toughest events.
Wanderers legend opens new 3G pitch
Bolton Wanderers all-time Premier League leading goalscorer, Kevin Davies, officially opened a new third generation artificial grass pitch with Cllr John Byrne at Ladybridge High School.
Town Hall Leader's new year message

Despite grim economic times and deep spending cuts there are grounds for optisimism in 2012
Photo of Bolton town hall Council tax rebate warnings

Residents are being warned of companies claiming they can obtain a council tax refund.
Photo of book First neighbourhood collection to open

Bolton’s first library neighbourhood collection point will open to the public during January.
Santa Express All aboard for Toyland

Visitors to Moss Bank Park will be able to board the Santa Express miniature railway this Christmas.
Rugby Rugby League coming to Bolton

Bolton has been confirmed as an official host of the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Snowman Winter wonderland in Bolton

Update: The festive market traders will now return on Friday (December 16) and not on Thursday as originally planned.
Fruit Victorian splendour in Westhoughton

Westhoughton Market is hosting a Victorian themed day on Saturday, December 3.
Fireworks above Bolton town hall Bolton switched on for Christmas

Bolton is officially on countdown to Christmas after Danny Jones switched on the festive lights.
Bolton Town Hall Industrial Action

Due to national strike action Bolton Council services will not be available on Wednesday 30 November.
These hands are not for hurting Raising hands against domestic violence

16 days of activism against domestic violence and abuse
Fusion chef Aazam Ahmed is a great supporter of Bolton Market National award for Bolton Market

Bolton Market has won a prestigious BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Award.
Lights on black background Spotlight on local talent at switch-on

A host of home-grown talent will light up Victoria Square this Christmas.
Popular chef Aazam Ahmad Market launches nation’s first loyalty card

Bolton Council leads the way this week with the launch of the UK’s first market-based loyalty smart card.
The award Outstanding service hits the right notes

Bolton Music Service has been awarded a Diploma of Merit by the National Music Council.
X-Factor duo Kendro Awards for looked after children

An awards ceremony has been held by Voice4U, Bolton’s Children in Care Council.
town hall Victim’s Champion win Best Practice Award

Bolton’s Antisocial Behaviour Victims Champion has won a top award.
Frosty Frosty sets off to Southport

It may seem like an odd time to be taking a trip to the seaside but Bolton’s festive snowmen are on a mission.
Time capsule Time capsule buried

A time capsule has been buried at the landmark Bolton One building.
A Bolton Council bin wagon Events to help reuse and recycle

Bolton is joining forces with local authorities around the region to launch Watch Your Waste Week.
Bolton's Best 2011 Vote for Bolton's Best

The public have voted for the Bolton Council staff members who make a difference to the Bolton family.
School meals School meals week success

Bolton Wanderers players kicked off National School Meals Week in Bolton.
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Noel Spencer Forum finds way forward

Bolton’s Children and Young People’s Third Sector Strategic Forum has met to discuss what the future holds.
Youth MPs outside Commons Youth MPs debate in Commons

Bolton’s Youth MPs have taken part in a day of debates in the House of Commons chamber.
Mascots Olympic torch route announced

An outline of the route the Olympic torch relay will take in Bolton has been revealed.
Photo of Stu Francis Get ready for Goldilocks

The countdown has begun to Bolton’s annual pantomime at The Albert Halls.
Photo of Danny Jones Danny Jones shines a Christmas light

Bolton’s favourite pop star, Danny Jones, will help “Shine a Light” on his hometown this Christmas.
Town Hall Have your say on land use

Residents have the chance to have their say on a new plan for Bolton that shows how sites could be used in the future.
Cakes Friday opening for successful market

A town centre market will now open on Fridays from this week (November 4).
Man with weight in hand Healthy result for Dennis

Dennis Booth was quids in after completing a survey about leisure facilities in Farnworth.
IMUK Ironman boost to the local economy

This year's Ironman UK triathlon provided a big boost to the local economy.
School meals Taste of success

Victory was on the menu for Bolton Council’s school meals service at this year’s Educatering Magazine awards.
Town Hall Bolton to be more pedestrian friendly

Bolton Council is clamping down on motorists using pedestrianised areas in a bid to make the town centre safer.
Pupils celebrating their GCSE results GCSE students break record

Bolton’s record GCSE results this summer have put them in the top 50 performing local authorities for the first time.
Photo of Bill Naughton New additions to Bill Naughton archive

An archive dedicated to Bolton’s most famous playwright has recently expanded.
Fireworks Display set to dazzle

Leverhulme Park’s spectacular community firework display and funfair will return on Friday (November 4).
Town Hall Town centre resurfacing continues

Work to improve roads as part of Bolton Council’s on-going investment in the town centre continues next month.
toast Warning on insulation cold calling

Bolton Council is urging residents to be vigilant about traders cold calling and offering loft and cavity wall insulation.
A child and carer Thinking about adoption?

Bolton Council is calling for more people in the borough to provide children with a loving home.
Town hall Commonwealth Games 10th anniversary

The Manchester Commonwealth Games workforce are invited to attend a tenth anniversary planning event.
Photo of Nat Lofthouse statue Last chance to see Lofthouse tribute

The final whistle is about to blow on the popular Nat Lofthouse exhibition.
Photo of police officer Residents say “No” to cold callers

Bolton’s seventh No Cold Calling Zone will be launched during Rogue Traders Week.
Bolton Market Bolton Market up for top award

Bolton Market has been named a finalist in the prestigious BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Photo of Bolton town hall AGMA launches new look grant scheme

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities has re-launched a grants scheme.
House Free advice for first time buyers

First time buyers in Bolton are being urged to take up free advice on how to get on to the housing ladder.
Photo of a book Decision on library review

Bolton Council's Executive has approved plans for changes to the library service.
Food International market back in Bolton

An international food, gifts and crafts market is back in Bolton.
Bananas Westhoughton market open for longer

A town centre market will stay open later to cope with demand.
Bolton Market Market to offer bulk buy discounts

Shoppers who join forces could benefit from big discounts in Bolton Market on Thursday (October 13).
Bolton One Sky's the limit for Bolton One

A landmark building in Bolton providing health, leisure, and research facilities is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Bolton Museum Artists' chance for exhibition

Bolton Museum are inviting artists to submit work for the fourth Bolton Open Art exhibition.
Bolton Town Hall Students look to the future

Year 11 pupils are invited to an event to look into their future studying and career options.
Bolton One What will Bolton look like?

What will Bolton look like in years to come? Put your ideas to paper and draw what you think the future holds.
Bolton Town Hall Free benefits advice for residents

Bolton Council’s mobile advice centre will be in the town centre next week.
Mr Toast Drop in for free energy advice

All Bolton residents can apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation to help them save money and keep warm.
Bolton Market Bolton Market team wins national award

Bolton Council’s market team has been named the best in the UK.
Town hall Town centre road resurfacing

Work will take place to improve two roads as part of the council’s ongoing investment in the town centre.
Town Hall Grants to help vulnerable adults

Bolton Council is looking for organisations with innovative ideas to help vulnerable residents.
Bolton Town Hall More warnings on computing scam

Bolton Council is warning residents about the return of a telephone scam in relation to computers.
Photo of woman with two cigarette costumes Ban on cigarette vending machines

Businesses are being urged to heed new laws on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco.
Bolton's Best Bolton’s Best - last chance to nominate

If you haven’t done so already, there’s only a couple of days left to nominate a member of council staff giving outstanding service.
A dance class at the summer camp Summer camp proves big hit

A summer camp run by Bolton Council to increase opportunities for young people and families has proved a huge success.
A girl learning to read It’s good to talk

A Bolton conference to promote the importance of communication skills for young children has taken place.
Photo of ballot boxes Remember to register your vote

Residents need to make sure they are registered to vote for the next local election.
One Bolton Celebrate the Spirit of Bolton

Drama, dance and singing will entertain shoppers in Bolton town centre this Saturday.
Bolton Town Hall Young people say “Lives not knives”

Young people have marked the pavements of Bolton using clean graffiti, to promote an anti-knife crime message.
Walking weekend logo Take a hike for Bolton Walking Weekend

This month will see Bolton residents put their best foot forward for the borough’s walking weekend.
Photo of Bolton Town Hall Anniversary service to mark 9/11

A special service will be held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Photo of sign for polling station Review of polling districts

Residents can have their say on where they cast their vote as part of a review.
Photo of boy swimming Swimming success in school

A swimming scheme has improved water skills in one local school.
Bolton's Best logo 2011 Do you know Bolton’s best?

Has a member of council staff given outstanding service or gone beyond the call of duty to help you?
Bolton Town Hall Firm to build Kearsley Academy announced

Bolton Council has selected its preferred bidder for the building work on Kearsley Academy.
Photo of a book Views on libraries wanted

Bolton Council has undertaken a second period of consultation on the future of libraries.
Photo of Bolton Town Hall See it live at The Albert Halls

Bolton’s top live entertainment venue, The Albert Halls, has launched its new schedule.
Gino D'Acampo Thousands flock to festival

Thousands poured into Bolton to savour the best of the town’s biggest ever Food and Drink Festival.
Michael Caines Bolton gets ready for festival

Preparations are underway for Bolton’s sixth Food and Drink Festival.
Food and Drink Festival New sponsor backs food festival

Bolton College is the new sponsor backing this year’s Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival.
Town Hall Bus lane to speed up journeys

A new bus lane will come into effect in Bolton town centre on Monday, September 5.
Garlic Traders to take over town

Traders participating in Bolton’s Food and Drink festival will take over more of the town centre in a bid to boost visitors.
Photograph of Amir Khan Amir brings belt home

Bolton boxer Amir Khan brought his new title belt home to Bolton.
Greater Manchester Police logo Shop a Looter

Bolton Council is backing Greater Manchester Police's campaign to shop a looter.
Kitchen waste Food waste recycling set to start

Many of Bolton’s residents will be able to recycle their food waste under a new initiative.
Bolton's Best 2011 Bolton's Best 2011

The Bolton's Best awards celebrate and reward Bolton Council staff for the work they do to make a difference to the Bolton family.
Stuart Thomson Harvey Nichols head to Bolton

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols is opening up a pop-up restaurant for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.
A child riding a bike Get on your bike this summer

Children will be able to take part in cycling sessions at Leverhulme Park Community Club this month.
Hairy Bikers Search for Bolton’s best dish

The search is on to find Bolton’s best dish.
Photo of Bolton Central Library Second phase of library consultation

A second phase of consultation gets under way for libraries in Bolton.
Ironman Ironman back in Bolton

Organisers of the Ironman UK triathlon have revealed that it will return to Bolton in 2012.
Stacie Stewart Free tips from top chefs

A line-up of top chefs providing free cookery demonstrations at Bolton Food and Drink Festival has been revealed.
Photo of Nat Lofthouse sculpture Bolton celebrates life of Nat Lofthouse

A tribute exhibition to Nat Lofthouse opens at Bolton Museum on Saturday, July 30.
Jason Kenny Olympic countdown begins

Bolton’s medal hopefuls joined the Mayor to celebrate the countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Queens Park Get active at Queens Park

An array of family events will take place in Queens Park on Saturday, July 30 to help Bolton get active.
Photo of Bolton Library Statement on libraries review

At a meeting of today's Executive members were asked to consider three options.
Ironman Days to go for Ironman

Around 30,000 people are expected to come to the Ironman UK triathlon this Sunday (July 31, 2011).
Town Hall St George’s Road resurfacing

Work to resurface St George’s Road between Duke Street and Bridge Street starts in August.
A badminton player Countdown to Olympics

Bolton is celebrating the 12 month countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Young people taking part in a craft session Activities galore this summer

Schools’ summer holidays start next week, and Bolton will host a variety of activities for young people.
School meals pic School meals scoop award

Bolton Council has scooped a national award in the school meals’ industry equivalent of the Oscars.
Taxis Cameras in cabs to curb abuse

Cameras have been fitted into taxis in Bolton in a bid to reduce hate crime.
Rugby league Bolton bids for Rugby League

Bolton Council is part of a bid to bring the 2013 Rugby League World Cup to the North West.
Young people taking part in arts and craft activities Fun day for all the family

A free community event will take place at Little Lever High School this Saturday (July 16).
Ironman Volunteers needed to help at Ironman

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help at the Ironman triathlon in Bolton on Sunday, July 31.
Town Hall Policing event at the Albert Halls

Residents have the chance to put their views to those in charge of policing on Monday.
Ironman Testing new route for Ironman UK

The 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon will return to Bolton on Sunday, July 31 with a new run route.
town hall Improvements to St George’s Road continue

The next round of improvements to St George’s Road start this Sunday (July 3).
I'm not laughing I'm not laughing campaign launched

A campaign aiming to put a stop to disability hate crime across Bolton was launched on Saturday.
Photo of a book Fightback wins book award

A novel about a crime-fighting teenager has won the Bolton Children’s Book Awards 2011.
Photo of Bolton town hall People first at Bolton Council

The council has achieved its Investors in People (IiP) award in challenging circumstances.
A baby in a cot Give babies chance of a lifetime

Parents are being urged to put their babies to sleep in the safest place in a new campaign.
Cakes Local produce market this Sunday

Bolton’s local produce market will take place in the town centre this Sunday (June 26).
Kite Kites take to Moss Bank sky

The sky will be ablaze with colour for Moss Bank Park’s annual kite festival.
Town Hall Moss Bank way resurfacing

The final round of improvements to Moss Bank Way start this Sunday (June 26).
Town Hall Academy bidders down to two

Two developers are in the running to build Kearsley Academy.
Road works Junction improvements start next week

Work to improve the junction of Lostock Lane and Cranfield Road starts next week.
Gino D'Acampo Come and see celebrity chefs

Tickets to see celebrity chefs in action at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival are going on sale today.
Photo of Bolton town hall Armed forces day celebrations

A packed day of activities will be held in Bolton for Armed Forces Day.
Photo of Bolton Town Hall Survey on bereavement service

Bolton Council is seeking views to help shape its bereavement service.
Bolton Town Hall Mobile centre offers advice

Bolton Council’s Mobile Advice Centre will be providing information across Bolton this month.
A child at a tidy up event Pupils take pride in litter pick

Sixty children from a Bolton school have collected 30 bags of rubbish from their local area.
I Love Bolton logo Crompton cleans up

Residents in Crompton are being urged to help tidy up the area where they live.
Bolton Town Hall Council tax discounts reviewed

Bolton Council’s annual review of Council Tax discounts is to be carried out in July.
Town hall Road improvements underway

Work is starting on the first two major schemes to benefit from a £2 million boost to improve Bolton’s roads.
Town Hall Bolton’s city bid submitted

Bolton Council has submitted its bid to become a city to the government.
Photo of people doing armchair exercises Small grants fund launched

Bolton Council and Bolton CVS have launched a small grants fund.
bananas Bolton Market wins top award

Bolton Market has scooped a prestigious award for promoting healthy eating.
Photo of Bolton Museum Bolton Museum's quest to Taiwan

Objects from Bolton’s Egyptology collection will feature in a prestigious exhibition in Taiwan.
Queens Park Celebrate spring in Queens Park

Bolton Council is holding a Springwatch event in Queens Park this Saturday 28 May from 12pm to 4pm.
Cakes Celebrate summer in Bromley Cross

A community festival is taking place in Bromley Cross for the first time.
Tidy up Cameroon group tidy up Bolton

The Cameroon Community of Bolton Group has taken part in the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’.
Olympics Bolton to host Olympic Torch relay

The Olympic Flame will be coming to Bolton as part of its journey around the UK.
Young people Young people set for summer

This half term Bolton Council will launch a new summer activity programme.
Chef John Benson-Smith City chef's a festival fan

Bolton's Food and Drink Festival has been backed by another top chef.
Photo of Bolton town hall New Mayor in Bolton parade

Bolton’s newly appointed Mayor will be officially welcomed in a traditional civic parade.
Photo of Bolton town hall Warning on computing scam

Trading Standards warns residents about a new telephone scam.
Fashion show Fashion show comes to town

Victoria Square will play host to a huge fashion show this Saturday, May 21.
Photo of a book Have say on libraries

Consultation on the future of the library network is coming to a close.
One Bolton Bolton marks IDAHO

Exhibitions will go on display in Bolton to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17.
Photo of Bolton Museum and Library Learn at Bolton Museum and Library

A range of events are on offer as part of Adult Learners’ Week.
One Bolton Fun run is great success

More than 300 people joined in the first ever One Bolton 5k race on Sunday, May 8.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Cllrs John and Lynda Byrne Mayor on the run

The Mayor of Bolton will be finishing his term of office with a flourish.
Woman playing steel drums Diversity in Halliwell

A community festival is returning to Halliwell for the second time this weekend.
Town Hall Local Elections 2011 results

The count for the local elections in Bolton has taken place.
Bolton Town Hall Fire on Halliwell Road

A fire on Halliwell Road is causing severe traffic congestion.
Queens Park play area New play area in Queens Park

Work has finished on a new play area for Queens Park.
Roadside memorial Roadside memorials

Bolton Council has officially unveiled a memorial to people who have been killed on or near the roads.
Leverhulme Park Get active in Leverhulme Park

A free family activity day is taking place at Leverhulme Park on Saturday, May 7.
Library and museum The Dav returns to Bolton

Football fans will get the chance to meet former professional player Carl Davenport on Saturday, May 21.
One Bolton On your marks for fun

Footballer Kevin Davies and the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor John Byrne will officially start the first ever One Bolton 5k run on Sunday, May 8.
Food Countdown to food festival starts

More than 40 business leaders gathered today for the regional launch of Bolton's Food and Drink Festival.
Composting Go green for Compost Awareness Week

Bolton Council is urging residents to get involved and ‘go green’ as part of Compost Awareness Week, from May 1 to May 7.
Photo of carer Event for deaf awareness week

An event for people who have a hearing impairment will be held next week.
Town hall Council backs Workers Day

Bolton Council will be supporting national commemorations for Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday 28 April.
Michael Caines Chef line-up unveiled

The UK’s number one restaurateur is heading the line-up for Bolton’s sixth Food and Drink Festival.
Green Green loans to save energy

Residents can get a green loan for energy efficiency improvements and appliances for their homes.
Big wagon Bin collections as normal

Bin collections will continue as normal across the bank holidays in April and May.
Sara Jones One Bolton run to raise money for son

A local woman will be taking part in the One Bolton 5k run on Sunday May 8 to raise money for her son.
The Black Eagles Black Eagles soaring into town

A trio of Tanzanian acrobats will perform for shoppers in Bolton town centre this Saturday.
LBTH New life for historic hall

The first step to repair and restore one of Bolton’s architectural gems has begun.
One Bolton Match Event One Bolton celebrates year of success

Bolton's whole community joined together to celebrate all that is great about the borough in the first ever One Bolton Match Day.
Town Hall Last chance for postal voting

The deadline for applying for a postal vote for this year's elections and the referendum is 5pm on 14th April.
Town Hall Overnight M61 closure for utility work

The Highways Agency is advising drivers that parts of the M61 near Bolton will close this weekend for resurfacing.
One Bolton Match Day Kids Fun for all at match day

Bolton Council, Bolton Wanderers and community leaders will be celebrating the anniversary of One Bolton this weekend.
Neil Mercer Ironman UK to close entries

Athletes only have a few days left to secure the remaining places in the 2011 Ironman UK event.
Photo of Bolton Museum New fakes added to Bolton exhibition

Fake works in the style of famous artists feature in an exhibition at Bolton Museum.
The LGC Award Team gains national recognition

The council’s Environmental Services management team has triumphed at a national award ceremony.
Student tidy up Students and businesses tidy up Bolton

Bolton College and local businesses on Deane Road have joined forces to tackle litter around the area.
flowers Comedy gardeners at market

Green-fingered enthusiasts in the town centre on Saturday (April 2) can pick up a few tips from street entertainers.
Stock transfer Transfer means new beginning for housing

Bolton at Home officially took over ownership of 18,000 of council homes on March 29.
Photo of cast member of We'll Meet Again Nostalgic show at Albert Halls

Tickets are now on sale for We’ll Meet Again at The Albert Halls.
Photo of a crane and development Council adopts new economic strategy

Bolton Council has adopted a new economic strategy for continued economic development.
Queens Park New building for Queens Park

Work will start soon on a new community facility in Queens Park.
Town hall Taxing scam comes to Bolton

Bolton Council's Trading Standards team is warning residents about a new tax rebate scam which is being carried out.
Bin wagon Green bin collections restarting

Bolton council is reminding residents that green bin collections will be restarting from April 4.
Moss Bank Park New plans for Moss Bank Park

Bolton Council has confirmed a number of changes at Animal World and the model railway.
Picture of logo for World Autism Day Autism events at library

An event to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day will take place on Saturday.
Photo of man in a balloon Balloon man back in Bolton

An explosive show will entertain shoppers in Bolton town centre this weekend.
Town hall Heaton and Lostock host a Gok Swap

Residents in Heaton and Lostock are invited to swap their unwanted clothes and accessories on Tuesday, March 29.
Photo of Greek deli stall International market in Bolton

Bolton has been selected to host an international food, gifts and crafts market.
Town hall Benefits advice for residents

Bolton Council’s Mobile Advice Centre (MAC) is back in various locations around Bolton in March.
Community walk Crackdown on deliberate fires

An initiative aimed at reducing the number of deliberate small fires in Great Lever is about to begin.
Victorian busker Victorian show this weekend

A taste of 19th Century Britain will come to Bolton this weekend.
One Bolton Match Day Match day to unite communities

Bolton Council has teamed up with Bolton Wanderers Football Club to organise a One Bolton Match Day on Saturday April 9.
Community walk Join walk and have your say

Residents in Kearsley can have their say on crime and local issues.
Photo of young girl and carer Let us know of private fosterers

Bolton Council is taking part in a national campaign to protect foster children.
Girl learning to ride a bike Young people get on their bikes

Sessions to help parents teach children how to ride a bike have helped 57 young people.
Bolton town centre Vouchers for views

Visitors to Bolton who share their views on staying safe can win a £150 shopping spree.
Photo of Bolton town hall Census forms issued

Bolton residents should look out for the census form posted out this week.
Photo of Bolton town hall Go green on your bills

Residents are encouraged to go green by having their council tax bills delivered by email.
Stickleback Plasticus Fun with First Aiders

Shoppers can look forward to First Aid fun and frolics this weekend.
Photo of Bolton Museum Sale of museum assets

Sale of museum assets aims to fund new storage facility.
Rubbish Residents clean up in Halliwell

Residents have collected over 74 bags of rubbish as part of a 'Big Clean Up' in Brownlow Fold, Halliwell.
Town hall Council tax scam returns again

Residents should be on their guard as a council tax scam returns to the borough for the fourth time.
St Catherine's Work starts at super school

Building work has begun at the first academy in the country to cater for students aged three to 19 years old.
Coronation St stars Corrie stars take the pledge

Coronation Street stars Simon Gregson and Beverley Callard have signed up to the One Bolton pledge.
Town Hall Free parking at Topp Way

Motorists can park for free for a whole week in Topp Way multi storey car park.
Photo of Bolton Library Consultation on future of libraries

A 12-week consultation period on the future of library services in Bolton has begun.
Bronze statue of Fred Dibnah's head Fred Dibnah films at Bolton Museum

Unseen footage of Fred Dibnah will be shown at Bolton Museum throughout March.
Photo of a hat Hats off to young people

A hat-themed fashion show will take place at The Market Place this weekend.
photo of woman and child Health and wellbeing plans

Bolton Council is set to establish a new health and wellbeing board.
Photo of a book Day and night celebrations for books

Book lovers in Bolton are encouraged to get involved in World Book Day.
Members of the Bolton Urban Music Project at the council’s staff awards, Bolton’s Best. Open evening for budding musicians

Bolton Music Service is hosting an open evening for interested young people and their parents.
New council homes First new council homes completed

The first council homes built in Bolton for more than 20 years are ready for tenants.
Local produce market New stall for local produce market

A sprinkle of fairy dust will be added to this weekend’s monthly town centre market this Sunday (February 27).
Photo of two drummers Bang on for entertainment

Shoppers can look forward to double the fun in Bolton this weekend.
Bolton Town Hall St George’s Road and Topp Way work

Work to resurface St George’s Road and create a new exit lane on Topp Way starts on Monday.
A crane Consultation on loco works blueprint

Bolton Council is asking for views on the plan for the former Horwich Loco Works.
Town hall Slip road closure

The north-bound slip road from A666 St Peter’s Way to Bradford Street will be closed from Saturday February 26.
One Bolton - BWCT BWCT sign One Bolton pledge

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust has signed up to the One Bolton pledge.
Town Hall Make the census count

Bolton residents are being urged to fill in the 2011 Census.
One Bolton Run Run brings communities together

A new community event is being held at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday, May 8.
Town hall Clean up in Brownlow Fold

Bolton Council is organising a 'Big Clean Up' in Brownlow Fold on Wednesday 23 February.
Photo of two men shaking hands Breightmet in pictures

Bolton Museum is hosting a special photographic exhibition about Breightmet.
Town Hall Work to improve Kearsley roundabout

A scheme to make an accident-prone roundabout safer in Bolton will take place this weekend.
Housing survey Days left to complete housing survey

Residents have just days to complete a survey which will help shape the future housing need of the borough.
Titan Giant talking robot back in town

TV superstar Titan the robot is making a welcome return to Bolton this Saturday, February 19.
Love hurts Campaign against domestic abuse

A giant Valentine’s Card will go on display this Friday to raise awareness of a campaign against domestic abuse.
A recycling wagon Temporary closure of recycling centre

The recycling centre in Blackhorse Street, Blackrod, is temporarily closing.
Photo of The Albert Halls Albert Halls wedding event

The Albert Halls is hosting a wedding event on Sunday, February 20.
A young girl and a carer 150 days to find 150 carers

Bolton Council is supporting a campaign to find 150 foster carers in the next 150 days.
Free energy advice Drop in for free energy advice

Shoppers can now get free advice about saving money on their heating bills at their local supermarket.
Town hall Go green for Valentines

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is urging Bolton residents to go green for Valentines Day.
Town hall People power to fight fraudsters

Bolton council is urging residents to fight back against fraudsters who send out scam mailings.
Town hall Residents and students come together

Bolton Council has brought together residents and students to foster good community relations.
Town hall Council seeks new suppliers

Bolton council is currently looking for contractors to carry out construction work for various contracts.
Photo of a book Read all about it

Six exciting titles have been shortlisted for the Bolton Children’s Book Awards 2011.
Photo of Bolton Museum Around the world in half term

Half term events at Bolton Museum for young people.
Daniel Carney undergoing his apprenticeship Course leaves skills razor-sharp

Bolton’s apprentices and their employers are celebrating Apprenticeship Week.
Town Hall Further improvements to A6 Bypass

Work to improve another stretch of the A6 Blackrod Bypass is starting on Monday, February 14.
Ostrich Ostrich fun this weekend

Street entertainers who have performed as far afield as Australia and Japan are coming to Bolton on Saturday.
Photo of The Albert Halls Get ready to rumble

Fans of American Wrestling are getting ready to rumble.
Photo of snow-capped mountain Clubs get in the picture

Amateur photographers will get to see their work on display in a new exhibition.
Young strings players from Bolton Music Service String concert for youngsters

Young musicians in Bolton will have the chance to perform alongside a world-famous orchestra.
Bolton Council Twitter logo Twitter feed reaches milestone

Bolton Council’s Twitter feed is now being followed by more than 1,000 people.
Photo of musician Experience ELO

A musical experience is set to light up The Albert Halls.
Litter campaign Litter campaign gets national praise

Bolton Council has won national recognition for its anti-littering campaign, ‘Love Bolton, hate Litter’.
Metroshuttle Free town centre bus service continues

Bolton’s free town centre shuttle bus service has been extended for another year.
Photograph of Bolton Museum Fakes and Forgeries talk

Bolton Museum is to provide a fascinating insight into the world of art forgery.
Photo of comedians Mike Gunn and Sean Collins Laugh lines at the ready

Two of the finest stand-up comedians will make Bolton laugh out loud.
Sister Ruth Mad musical nun coming to town

A madcap nun will entertain shoppers in Bolton town centre this Saturday (January 29).
Town Hall Turton Road closed under bridge

A section of Turton Road, in Bolton, will be closed on Friday night (Jan 28) for emergency bridge repairs.
John Simm John Simm pledges support for Bolton

John Simm and the cast of the upcoming BBC drama Exile have signed up to the One Bolton pledge.
Bolton College students Mayor keeps Bolton tidy

The Mayor of Bolton has taken part in the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’.
coins Get wise and save

Get safer savings and low cost loans with the Hoot credit union.
Town hall Events in your local area

Bolton Council has introduced a new online service to provide information about local events and activities.
Salt lorry Keeping the roads clear

A team of council gritter drivers is working continuously during the winter to keep Bolton moving.
Photo of woman and child swimming Nurse to swim for Uganda

A nurse is raising funds so she can help out at a Ugandan orphanage.
Photo of musicians Big band in Bolton

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra is making a welcome return to Bolton.
town hall Retailers and underage sales

Retailers have been caught supplying underage young people with over 18s DVDs and games.
Photo of police officer Operation Sherry halves crime

Crime in Bolton town centre was more than halved in December.
FSA Launch New food hygiene scheme begins

Bolton Council has become one of the first in the country to introduce a new system for grading food premises.
Churchgate Making our streets safer

Visitors to Bolton town centre have shared their views to improve safety.
Photo of the cast of Broadway and Beyond Broadway and Beyond

The Albert Halls, Bolton, has just the tonic for a dull January.
Cirque bijou X Factor circus in town

Circus artists with the X-factor will be in Victoria Square this Saturday (January 22).
Photo of Bolton Museum Lunch while you learn

At Bolton Museum you can be educated while you eat.
Bin wagon Recycle your white goods

GMWDA has launched a scheme for Bolton residents to donate their unwanted white goods.
Victoria Square war memorial Pupils play part in ceremony

Young people have created a display of art and poetry to commemorate the Holocaust.
travelodge Work starts on £3 million hotel

Work has started on a £3 million hotel in Bolton town centre.
Jumping Jeff, Bouncing Bunny and Low-Impact Lydia Free Saturday entertainment returns

Three fitness instructors will be putting shoppers through their paces in Bolton on Saturday.
A school Meeting to see school plans

A public meeting is to be held to show redevelopment plans for Clarendon Primary School.
Town Hall Free training on preparing tenders

A free workshop is being held to help Bolton businesses understand how to tender for council contracts.
Town hall Council must save £40m

The council faces having to make record savings of £40m in next year’s budget.
College tidy up Students help to keep Bolton tidy

Bolton College has taken part in the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’.
Cast of How Sweet it is show Taste of Motown

A night of Motown music is on the cards at The Albert Halls.
School meals Top marks for school meals

The school meals service in Bolton has been voted one of the best in the country.
Bolton Market Market needs your votes

There are only days left to go for you to make Bolton Market the nation's favourite.
Toasty campaign Toasty warm in Bolton

Residents in Bolton are being encouraged to install cost-cutting cavity wall and loft insulation in their homes.
Town Hall Council planning document approved

A plan which will shape Bolton for years to come has been approved by the government.

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