photo of councillors from different councils
Teaming up to find forever homes for children in care
Bolton has joined a new “super” team to boost the search for forever families for children waiting for adoption.
Photo of care worker and resident
Support at home service given Good rating
A service which helps people with intensive short term care in their own homes has been rated good for the third consecutive year.
Logistics North
Three new units built at Logistics North
Work on the first phase of a major expansion project at one of the largest distribution sites in the North West is now complete.
Town Hall Christmas 2012 opening times
24/12/2012

Christmas and New Year opening times in Bolton.
Indoor food stalls Contractor appointed for market revamp
21/12/2012

A contractor has been appointed to deliver the £4.5 million Bolton Market refurbishment scheme.
Free parking Free parking present for shoppers
18/12/2012

Free parking at certain times is still in operation at four car parks, until January 27.
Snowman Christmas film treat
10/12/2012

A classic Christmas treat is in store for shoppers visiting Bolton town centre this festive season.
Meccano Meccano style bridge underway
06/12/2012

Construction of a giant Meccano style footbridge over a canal in Little Lever, Bolton will start on Saturday.
Photo of Bolton Museum Heritage Lottery Fund win for museum
06/12/2012

Bolton Council has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop its Egyptology Gallery.
Photo of town hall Open day to boost businesses
05/12/2012

Open day for businesses interested in working on the refurbishment of Bolton Town Hall.
Bolton town hall Bolton wins award to raise literacy levels
30/11/2012

A £393,000 grant has been awarded to the council to continue to improve literacy levels in Bolton.
Snowman All star line up for switch on
28/11/2012

The Hairy Bikers and Paralympian Ola Abidogun switched on the town’s lights on Saturday, November 24.
Christmas Festive feast for shoppers
27/11/2012

An ice rink, real reindeer, a free Santa’s grotto, and a festive market and will be in Bolton town centre from December 1.
Town Hall Council backs Empty Homes Week
26/11/2012

Homeowners and landlords in Bolton can get free advice and support to bring empty properties back into use.
Fireworkss at the Christmas Lights Switch on Muamba appears at Christmas Lights
21/11/2012

Former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba will be lighting up Bolton this Christmas.
Bolton's Best 2012 logo Vote for Bolton’s Best
20/11/2012

You can vote for the winner of the Best Customer Care category at this year's Bolton's Best awards.
Photo of Santa Festivities at Christmas fair
20/11/2012

Shoppers can get into the festive spirit at the Mayor of Bolton’s Charity Christmas Fair on Saturday.
Town Hall Burial and cremation records go online
19/11/2012

Around 420,000 burial and cremation records for the borough of Bolton will soon be available online.
Cottontown Chorus Spotlight on local talent
16/11/2012

A host of home-grown talent will help light up Victoria Square, in Bolton this Christmas.
Image of Stranger than Fiction caption Worktown film marks end of exhibition
16/11/2012

Free showing of Stranger Than Fiction film to mark close of Worktown exhibition.
Metroshuttle Free town centre bus will continue
16/11/2012

Bolton’s free town centre bus service will continue for another year.
Town hall Cold calling – don’t buy it!
16/11/2012

Bolton Council is urging people to stay safe in their own homes by saying a firm “NO” to cold calling doorstep traders.
Market Place Bolton’s early Christmas gift to shoppers
15/11/2012

Shoppers are in for an early Christmas treat in Bolton thanks to a new campaign aimed at spreading some festive cheer.
Mr Toasty Not long left to save on insulation
15/11/2012

Residents have until November 30 to apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation.
Ola Abidogun Paralympian to light up town
12/11/2012

Bolton’s bronze Paralympic winner Ola Abidogun will be racing to switch on the town’s lights on November 24.
Sailing boats Opening of Outdoor Activity Centre
12/11/2012

More than 300 locals turn out for the opening of a new £150,000 outdoor adventure centre
Bolton Town Hall at night Contractor appointed for town hall
09/11/2012

Bolton Council has appointed ISG as its contractor partner for the redevelopment and refurbishment of Bolton Town Hall.
Town Hall Change to town centre bus lane
09/11/2012

A bus lane is being changed to help the flow of traffic around the town centre.
Bolton Market Bolton Market plans get go-ahead
08/11/2012

Plans for Bolton Market’s £4.5 million revamp have been approved.
school meals School meal deal will continue
07/11/2012

Primary school children can continue to enjoy school lunches for £1.25 until March 2013.
IronKids medal Bolton’s IronKids doubles in size
06/11/2012

Entries are now open for Bolton’s second IronKids run on Saturday, August 3, 2013
Back street waste Take responsibility for your waste
31/10/2012

Bolton Council is launching a campaign to discourage residents from dumping waste in their back streets.
Free parking Free parking to start
30/10/2012

Thousands of free car parking spaces will be available in Bolton from Thursday (November 1).
Town Hall Don't forget to register for PCC elections
26/10/2012

Residents intending to vote in the PCC elections must remember to register to vote.
Keep warm Get ready for winter
23/10/2012

Residents are being urged to come along to an event on Thursday (Oct 25) to get advice on how to keep safe this winter.
Town Hall Have your say on council's budget
22/10/2012

Bolton Council will be holding a series of consultation meetings on its overall budget proposals.
Fireworks Fantastic fireworks set to dazzle
19/10/2012

Leverhulme Park’s spectacular community firework display and funfair will return on Friday, November 2.
Town Hall Police and crime commissioner elections
19/10/2012

Poll cards have started to be delivered for elections to be Greater Manchester's first Police and Crime Commissioner.
Father Christmas Ice rink boost for Bolton
19/10/2012

An ice rink will transform Bolton town centre into a winter wonderland this Christmas.
Free parking offer Park for free in Bolton
16/10/2012

Thousands of free car parking spaces will be available over the festive period for shoppers in Bolton town centre.
Photo of town hall Council apologises for report findings
16/10/2012

The Chief Executive has issued a personal apology to families after a critical independent report.
Bolton Town Hall Award ceremony for local sports stars
11/10/2012

Bolton Sports and Physical Activity Awards winners
Free parking offer Free parking plan for Bolton
10/10/2012

Shoppers could soon be able to park for free in Bolton town centre in the run up to Christmas and New Year.
Town Hall Concert for remembering
08/10/2012

Bolton’s highly popular Remembrance Concert will be back again this year, on Saturday November 10 at 7pm at the Albert Halls.
School leavers Free help for school leavers
04/10/2012

Year 11 pupils are invited to an event on Monday, October 8, to look into their future studying and career options.
international market Taste of the continent
04/10/2012

Bolton will be bustling with traders next week when a successful continental market returns to town.
Jason Kenny Special award for cycling star
02/10/2012

Cycling hero Jason Kenny will be honoured at a glittering ceremony at the Reebok Stadium.
Bolton Markets Market cookery scheme wins national award
27/09/2012

An innovative cookery scheme that teaches people how to cook healthy meals has scooped a top national award.
Jobs fair Thousands attended jobs fair
26/09/2012

More than 2,000 local people descended on Bolton Jobs and Skills Fair last week, where 500 jobs were up for grabs.
town hall Further consultation on future land use
25/09/2012

Further consultation is underway on changes to Bolton’s draft Allocations Plan.
Child's toy Bolton’s ‘empty nesters’ asked to foster
25/09/2012

New campaign urges ‘empty-nesters’ to become foster carers, as their own children leave home.
Small green recycling bin Council consults on waste changes
21/09/2012

Your chance to comment on proposed changes to bin collections
Town Hall Campaign for more apprenticeships
20/09/2012

A campaign to find 100 apprenticeships in 100 days has been launched
cakes Foodie fun at the park
19/09/2012

Foodies are in for a treat this weekend at Bolton’s monthly local produce market.
photo of Bolton town hall Book of Condolence
19/09/2012

We have included a link to the GMP book of condolence for the two officers killed on duty.
Jason Kenny at Bolton Sky Ride Bolton Sky Ride a huge success
17/09/2012

Thousands take to the streets as Sky Ride Bolton sets off for the first time
jasson kenny Olympic gold medalist Join Bolton's Olympic champion at Sky Ride
13/09/2012

Jason Kenny to open the Bolton Sky Ride route to thousands of Bolton cyclists
Town Hall Belmont Road closure
13/09/2012

Belmont Road is likely to reopen on Saturday afternoon.
Photo of Bolton Museum Worktown 75 years on
12/09/2012

An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the Worktown project in Bolton will start soon.
Bolton Interchange Bolton interchange gets go-ahead
12/09/2012

Bolton Council has been given the go-ahead to secure the land required for the town's new transport interchange.
Ironman Ironman back in Bolton
11/09/2012

Event bosses have confirmed that Ironman will be back in Bolton next year.
Job and skills fair Jobs on offer
04/09/2012

More than 100 jobs are on offer at Bolton’s biggest employment and training event.
Jason Kenny Sea of gold for greatest ever Olympian
04/09/2012

The streets of Bolton were covered in gold for double gold medallist Jason Kenny.
Town Hall Bolton confirms further cutbacks of £35.6m
04/09/2012

Bolton council has outlined plans to make further savings of £35.6m over the next two years.
Jason Kenny Golden day for Jason Kenny
30/08/2012

The wheels are in motion for a bumper homecoming for Bolton’s double gold medallist Jason Kenny.
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood Festival fever hit Bolton
27/08/2012

Foodies from around the country were in heaven as Bolton celebrated its seventh food and drink festival.
Clocktower Mayor on target for fitness goal
23/08/2012

The Mayor is getting fit to raise money for charity and lose weight
Clocktower Horwich road improvements due
23/08/2012

Resurfacing will take place on Winter Hey Lane from August 26 for about six weeks.
Clocktower Have your say on council tax changes
23/08/2012

The council is now consulting about the proposals to change council tax benefits.
Exterior of Bolton One Lasting leisure legacy for Kenny
22/08/2012

Olympic hero Jason Kenny is to have Bolton's newest leisure complex named after him.
Town Hall Safety scheme for Westhoughton road
16/08/2012

Council chiefs have approved a package of plans to improve safety on a major road in Westhoughton.
Jason Kenny Bolton's cycling hero will be honoured
16/08/2012

Bolton golden boy Jason Kenny will be honoured with a huge public celebration on Saturday, September 1.
Photo of Jackie Kearney Gourmet food fans in for a treat
16/08/2012

Flavours from around the world will spice up Bolton’s biggest ever food and drink festival.
Bolton's Best 2012 logo Do you know Bolton's Best?
16/08/2012

This year's Bolton's Best staff awards are now open for nominations
Food court Market plans on show
15/08/2012

Plans for Bolton Market’s £4.5 million revamp are to go on display to the public.
Photo of Jean-Christophe Novelli Last chance for celebrity tickets
10/08/2012

Tickets are selling like hot cakes for the celebrity chef demos at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Dinosaur Fun of the air at Moss Bank
09/08/2012

A walking, roaring dinosaur will have visitors running for cover at Bolton’s annual Kite Festival.
Town Hall West Chapel will close for refurbishment
07/08/2012

Overdale Crematorium’s West Chapel will close for up to six weeks for improvement work.
Photo of Norman Musa Free demo feast at festival
06/08/2012

A feast of free demonstrations will be served up at this year’s Food and Drink Festival.
toy New home for Rainbow Playgroup
03/08/2012

Bolton council has stepped in to save a local playgroup from closure by providing a new home at a children’s centre.
Town Hall Future of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
02/08/2012

The ten Greater Manchester local authorities are calling for the government to rethink its plans
Town Hall Water warning to food businesses
27/07/2012

Bolton Council is issuing a warning to food businesses who continue to trade after their water supply has been disconnected.
Moss Bank Park Peaceful place at Moss Bank Park
27/07/2012

Moss Bank Park will be reopening its revamped Rock Garden to the public on Saturday July 28 at 12pm.
London 1220 Get active at the park
26/07/2012

Bolton Council will be holding the annual Get Active event at Queens Park on Sunday July 29 from 12pm to 4pm.
Hairy Bikers Hairy Bikers cook up festive treat
25/07/2012

Bolton’s favourite bearded bakers, the Hairy Bikers, will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights on November 24.
Town Hall Wigan Road resurfacing
25/07/2012

Work on improvements to Wigan Road, Westhoughton starts on Monday, July 30.
Kro Festival has something to Kro about
24/07/2012

A top Manchester bar is holding a beer and cider festival in Bolton.
Ironkids IronKids on Track for Success
19/07/2012

IronKids run for children and young people at Bolton
US Boxing Team Bolton welcomes USA Olympic Boxing team
19/07/2012

The US Boxing team has set up their Pre-Olympic training camp in Bolton
Town Hall Family fun at Moses Gate
18/07/2012

Moses Gate Country Park will be hosting its annual Country Fair on Sunday 22 July from 12pm to 5pm.
Ironman UK Ironman to test athletes' spirit
17/07/2012

Around 1,500 athletes from around the globe will converge on Bolton for the town's fourth Ironman UK on July 22.
Bolton Cyclists saddle up for Sky Ride
13/07/2012

Bolton Sky Ride Local cycling events
Town Hall Higher Bridge Street resurfacing
12/07/2012

Resurfacing of a section of Higher Bridge Street will take place this Friday, July 13 and Sunday, July 15.
Ironman Road closures for Ironman events
11/07/2012

Motorists and residents are being warned of road restrictions for two sporting events.
Town Hall Fun run is best ever
11/07/2012

Hundreds of people from all communities in Bolton joined in the popular One Bolton 5k run and 2012m fun run on Sunday, July 8.
Photo of Bolton town hall Halliwell Road resurfacing
10/07/2012

Work is due to start on resurfacing Halliwell Road.
Town hall Meet your councillors
09/07/2012

If you need to contact your local councillor than you can find out how to do so here.
Town Hall Eagley Bridge road closure
05/07/2012

Motorists are being warned of a road closure on Eagley Bridge for two weekends this month.
Town Hall Junction resurfacing starts Sunday
29/06/2012

The junction of Blackhorse Street and Deansgate will be resurfaced, starting on July 1.
Town Hall Have your say on crime and policing
29/06/2012

Bolton residents who want to have their say on crime and policing are being reminded to make sure that they are registered to vote.
Town Hall Topp Way resurfacing to start
27/06/2012

Work to improve a section of Topp Way starts on Sunday, July 1.
photo of older lady Keeping watch on health and care in Bolton
21/06/2012

Bolton Council is looking for people who like to keep their eye on health services.
Photo of fish Columbian catfish comes to Bolton
21/06/2012

Bolton Aquarium welcomes new arrival from South America.
Adam Love Bolton's markets
21/06/2012

The town centre will be buzzing with the sound of market traders as Bolton celebrates Love Your Local Market.
cigarette packets Pledge for plain tobacco packaging
20/06/2012

People are being urged to sign a pledge asking for plain tobacco packaging.
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry Tickets available for celebrity chefs
20/06/2012

Tickets to see celebrity chefs performing live at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival are now on sale.
Ironman Appeal for volunteers
19/06/2012

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help at the Ironman triathlon in Bolton on Sunday, July 22.
Town Hall Flying the flag
15/06/2012

Bolton will be flying the flag for the Armed Forces as part of National Armed Forces Week on Saturday 23 June.
Town Hall Town centre road resurfacing starts Monday
15/06/2012

Work to improve a section of Bridge Street starts on Monday, June 18.
One Bolton Run 2012 On your marks for day of family fun
15/06/2012

The popular One Bolton 5k run and 2012m fun run will be returning to the Bolton Arena this year on Sunday, July 8.
Photo of Paul Hollywood Hollywood glamour at gala dinner
14/06/2012

A chance to sample fine dining is being offered at the Food and Drink Festival.
Adam Corbally Apprentice Adam backs Bolton’s markets
14/06/2012

Apprentice semi-finallist and market trader Adam Corbally will come to Bolton to back Love Your Local Market fortnight.
Simon Rimmer Top chef backs Bolton markets fortnight
08/06/2012

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer will cook up a storm to celebrate Bolton’s markets.
bolton town hall Beacons and party fun for Queen’s Jubilee
01/06/2012

Bolton continues to celebrate one of the most exciting weekends in its history this Sunday and Monday, June 3 and 4.
Pic of Olympic torch Bolton bids farewell to flame
01/06/2012

Swimming sensation Antony Evitts was given a belting Bolton send off.
Amir Khan Olympic flame burns bright in Bolton
31/05/2012

Bolton glowed with pride as the Olympic torch relay made its way through the town.
Bolton 2012 logo Olympic Torch event in Victoria Square
28/05/2012

Victoria Square in Bolton will be the first showpiece stop for the Olympic Torch as it arrives in Bolton.
town hall Road closures in Bolton this Sunday
25/05/2012

A busy town centre junction is nearing completion but more work is required this Sunday, May 27.
Torch relay - road closures Olympic torch relay - road closures
24/05/2012

Residents and businesses are being warned of significant disruption when the Olympic torch relay comes to Bolton.
Twist and Pulse Twist and Pulse to perform at concert
18/05/2012

Britain’s Got Talent stars Twist and Pulse will entertain thousands of people at Bolton’s Olympic concert.
Photo of people receiving an award Bolton Museum wins prestigious award
17/05/2012

Bolton Museum has been awarded a prestigious industry award.
town hall Scoop coup for QE2 Pavilion - all week
17/05/2012

A leading luxury North West ice cream producer is opening its first outlet in Bolton town centre.
one bolton logo Bolton marks annual IDAHO event
17/05/2012

Displays promoting International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia goes on display in Bolton this week.
town hall New Mayor celebrates Civic Sunday
17/05/2012

Bolton’s new Mayor, Councillor Guy Harkin, will be at the head of the traditional Civic Sunday procession this Sunday.
Violin Bolton strikes all the right notes
15/05/2012

Bolton is leading the way when it comes to the development of musical stars.
Brownies Food festival for the next generation
14/05/2012

Another top chef has given her backing to Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Foster Care 2012 Foster Care Fortnight
14/05/2012

Boltonians are being urged to come forward and offer their services as foster carers.
Town Hall Town centre road closures this weekend
11/05/2012

A busy town centre junction will be resurfaced this weekend (May 12 and 13).
Laura White Local stars shine at Olympic concert
08/05/2012

Pop singer Laura White will head up the local stars taking centre stage for Bolton’s Olympic concert.
Polling station Local election results 2012
04/05/2012

Results of the local election held on May 3, 2012.
Wombats Chart topping rockers for Olympic concert
03/05/2012

Indie rock band The Wombats has been revealed as the headline act for Bolton’s Olympic concert.
Mary Berry Five star chefs for festival
26/04/2012

The queen of baking will star at this year’s Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival.
Respect me Respect You Celebrate diversity in Halliwell
13/04/2012

‘Respect Me – Respect You’ celebrates cultural diversity, community cohesion and the traditions of the local area.
One Bolton One Bolton celebrates the Year of Sport
12/04/2012

One Bolton continues to unite the borough as we celebrate sporting achievement during the council’s Year of Sport.
Photo of polling station sign Deadlines looming for elections
05/04/2012

Residents of Bolton are preparing to mark their X on the ballot paper.
Photo of Muppets the film Muppets and Pirates take over Bolton
02/04/2012

Manic Muppets and popular Pirates are set to take over The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Town Hall Bolton’s roads get cash boost
30/03/2012

An additional £1 million will be spent to improve Bolton’s roads.
Olympic mascot Tickets available for Olympic concert
26/03/2012

Free tickets are still up for grabs for a big Bolton concert being held to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.
Town Hall Major town centre junction improvements
22/03/2012

A scheme to improve a busy town centre junction starts on Monday, April 2.
Town Hall UCAN have a great day out in Halliwell!
22/03/2012

Important changes are taking place at the UCAN centre in Halliwell as the centre moves from the control of Bolton at Home to management by Bolton Council.
IronKids IronKids coming to Bolton
22/03/2012

Ironman UK has announced that it will be holding an IronKids event for the first time in Bolton.
Rugby League Fiji team for Bolton
22/03/2012

It has been revealed that Bolton will host the Fijian team for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Sport Relief 2012 - Sun 25 March Mile of smiles in Bolton this weekend
21/03/2012

The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in Bolton is just a few days away and it is set to be an unforgettable event for all the family.
Town Hall Lostock Lane improvements
21/03/2012

A scheme to improve Lostock Lane, in Westhoughton, starts on Monday (March 26).
international market International market back in Bolton
21/03/2012

An international food, gifts and crafts market is returning to Bolton tomorrow (Thursday, March 22).
Games logo Bolton Olympic torch route revealed
19/03/2012

Street-by-street details of the Olympic torch relay route in Bolton and names of torchbearers have been announced.
Bolton Interchange Planning approval for Bolton Interchange
15/03/2012

Full planning approval has been granted for Bolton's new transport interchange.
Photo of two books Long weekend for library and museum
14/03/2012

Sunday and Bank Holiday opening is being introduced at Bolton Central Library and Museum.
Town Hall City status
14/03/2012

Bolton put in a bid to become a city but has not been selected.
Photo of book Final neighbourhood collection to open
13/03/2012

A library neighbourhood collection point for Astley Bridge will open next month.
Town Hall Call to support growth
05/03/2012

A call has gone out to the private sector for projects to help deliver the next phase of economic growth in the region.
Photo of book Heaton neighbourhood collection
24/02/2012

Heaton’s library neighbourhood collection point will open to the public next month.
Town hall Countryside users urged to join group
21/02/2012

Lovers of the great outdoors are being invited to join a new group to improve access to the countryside.
Town hall Deepdale Road to be resurfaced
17/02/2012

A scheme to improve Deepdale Road in Breightmet starts Sunday (February 19).
Bolton 2012 Bolton 2012 Games launch
17/02/2012

Bolton Lads & Girls Club in partnership with Bolton Council are gearing up to celebrate Bolton’s Year of Sport for 2012.
Queens Park Park pavilion gets Royal title
13/02/2012

The newly completed pavilion in Queen’s Park will be known as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pavilion.
campaign logo Ray of hope for victims of abuse
10/02/2012

Agencies across Greater Manchester are coming together to combat an issue that is often hidden.
Photo of town hall at night New line-up at Albert Halls
08/02/2012

Bolton’s best live entertainment venue, The Albert Halls, is set to rock in 2012.
grit Winter services update
06/02/2012

Council gritter lorries have been working around the clock to deal with the severe weather in Bolton.
image of chipmunks Chipmunks cheer up Bolton
06/02/2012

Bolton’s second film club showing will be on Sunday, February 12 at 2pm.
Bolton One Centre makes a splash
03/02/2012

Bolton’s state-of-the-art leisure centre has opened its doors.
One Bolton logo Holocaust Memorial Day is marked
26/01/2012

Holocaust Memorial Day, this year titled ‘Speak Up and Speak Out’, was commemorated in Bolton.
Bolton 2012 - Bolton Council's Year of Sport Council launches Year of Sport
26/01/2012

Bolton is all set for an exciting year-long programme of sporting events and activities to coincide with a massive year of UK sport.
Photo of two books More neighbourhood collections to open
26/01/2012

Bolton’s second wave of library neighbourhood collections will open in the next few weeks.
Town Hall Hug in a box
20/01/2012

Bolton Council is sending out a big warm hug to vulnerable people in Bolton.
Swimmer Free swimming and exercise classes
20/01/2012

Free swimming sessions and free exercise classes are up for grabs at Bolton One to celebrate its opening.
Photo of books First neighbourhood collection launched
17/01/2012

Bolton’s first library neighbourhood collection point is now open to the public.
Young people Call for new Youth MPs
12/01/2012

Call for young people interested in becoming Youth MPs
Film club Cinema for Bolton town centre
10/01/2012

Tickets are on sale for Bolton’s first community cinema.

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