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Updated Thursday 12 July - 8.50am
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 Christmas 2012 opening times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your chance to comment on proposed changes to bin collections
Town Hall Campaign for more apprenticeships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolton Sky Ride Local cycling events
Town Hall Higher Bridge Street resurfacing

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

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

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

Work is due to start on resurfacing Halliwell Road.
Town hall Meet your councillors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolton Aquarium welcomes new arrival from South America.
Adam Love Bolton's markets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call for young people interested in becoming Youth MPs
Film club Cinema for Bolton town centre

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

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