photo of Paddy McGuinness at Christmas lights
Paddy pulls in the crowds for Christmas Lights Switch On
Around 6,500 people turned out last night to watch popular Bolton comedian Paddy McGuinness switch on the town’s Christmas Lights.
Wreaths
Christmas tree forest at market
A magical festive forest awaits visitors to the Artisan Market at Heaton Fold Garden Centre this Sunday.
Town Hall
Egerton St overnight closure warning
Motorists are being warned of potential disruption from Monday, November 20 due to resurfacing on Manchester Road in Farnworth.
Christmas opening times 2013
20/12/2013

Christmas and New Year are coming and council staff in our one-stop shops, contact centre and libraries will be available around the key days.
Winter warmer for families
20/12/2013

An early Christmas present is on its way to some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents.
Festive treats for shoppers
17/12/2013

Real reindeer, a free Santa’s grotto and street entertainment will provide a magical experience in Bolton town centre this Christmas.
Council to tackle poverty
17/12/2013

Bolton Council has approved a series of measures as part of a £1m fund to tackle poverty.
Work starts on Bolton Interchange
13/12/2013

Demolition work has started on the site of Bolton’s new transport interchange.
Recycle at Christmas
12/12/2013

Bolton Council is reminding residents to recycle their food waste, paper and glass bottles over the fesive season.
Funding for Sports Reunited
12/12/2013

Sports England grant to help more people get involved in physical activities in Bolton
Kings and camels come bearing gifts
11/12/2013

Three kings bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and...a 100 foot giant wheel...will travel into Bolton tomorrow (Dec 12) to help launch the second phase of the town’s Winter Wonderland.
Conference to promote growth
29/11/2013

Leaders from Bolton’s public and community sector organisations will meet at Bolton College on Monday December 2, to lay out their plans for the future.
Winter wonderland starts tomorrow
29/11/2013

Victoria Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland tomorrow.
Major industrial scheme in Bolton approved
29/11/2013

Bolton Council's planning committee has given the green light to the £200 million Logistics North development on the former Cutacre site.
Lofthouse memorabilia unveiled to public
28/11/2013

A collection of sporting memorabilia once owned by Nat Lofthouse is to go on display to the public.
Festive Market coming to Bolton
21/11/2013

Bolton Festive Markets best for Christmas shopping
Report shows Children’s Services is making good progress
21/11/2013

Bolton Council Chilrren's Services performance report
Return of the Mayors Fair
19/11/2013

Residents are invited to come along and bag a bargain at the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Fair.
Partners join forces to end domestic violence
19/11/2013

Bolton Council and partners are joining forces to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25.
Alcohol awareness week
15/11/2013

People in Bolton are invited to chat to health experts about their drinking habits at a series of events.
Get online to cut fuel bills
13/11/2013

Bolton residents who are worried about their energy bills rising this winter are being urged to use a new comparison website.
Remembrance Day services
08/11/2013

Remembrance Day events on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November.
Lofthouse memorabilia secured for town
07/11/2013

A collection of Nat Lofthouse memorabilia is to become a permanent fixture at Bolton Museum.
Be Clear on Cancer
05/11/2013

People in Bolton are being urged to ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ as part of a national campaign.
Motorists advised of evening roadworks
04/11/2013

Motorists are being advised that a scheme to resurface Tonge Moor Road will require some evening work this week.
Scheme to curb takeaway litter
31/10/2013

Bolton Council is encouraging businesses to take more responsibility for the packaging of the food they sell.
Find out more about adoption in Bolton
29/10/2013

Looking ot adopting a child, National Adoption Week 2013 starts on Monday November 4
Do you know Bolton’s Best?
28/10/2013

Voting for the winner of the Best Customer Care category has started.
Be prepared for winter
24/10/2013

A winter advice day is being held on Thursday, October 31, from 9.30am until 3.30pm in Victoria Square.
Mr Toast to pop up in Bolton
22/10/2013

People can find out how to slash their energy bills when Mr Toast comes to Bolton.
Free parking for longer
21/10/2013

Free parking will be available on weekdays in Bolton town centre from Monday, October 28.
Free Early Years Education and Childcare for Two Year Olds
17/10/2013

Free early years education and childcare for 2 year olds
One Show at Christmas Lights
16/10/2013

Amir Khan will be appearing on The One Show and switching on the town’s Christmas lights on November 11.
£1.5 million pot for businesses
14/10/2013

Bolton Council has made £1.5m available to attract new businesses to Bolton town centre.
Stay safe with Streets Ahead
14/10/2013

National Personal Safety Day is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical measures that people can take to stay safe, whether at home or out in public.
Entries now open for world’s biggest Ironkids
11/10/2013

Entries now open for Bolton Ironkids 2014
Bin reminders for Bolton residents
11/10/2013

Bolton Council has introduced an email reminder service for which bins need to be presented on collection days.
Giant wheel rolling into Bolton
09/10/2013

A huge travelling fairground wheel will be in Bolton town centre from Thursday, December 12.
Fun at the Fireworks
07/10/2013

Free firework display at Leverhulme Park, Bolton
Power cut in Smithills
01/10/2013

Electricity North West are advising of a high voltage fault affecting parts of Smithill's Bolton.
Household waste centre to close
27/09/2013

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority will be closing Blackrod Household Waste Recycling Centre in October and a opening a new Super Site.
Roadworks on Tonge Moor Road due to start
25/09/2013

Roadworks on Tonge Moor Road to start
Find out facts about shisha
24/09/2013

Bolton Council has launched a campaign to warn young people of the health dangers associated with shisha pipe smoking.
One Stop Shop move
24/09/2013

Access Bolton is moving some of its services from the One Stop Shop in the Town Hall to the library.
Partnership working rewarded
24/09/2013

Bolton Council has won a national award for working with voluntary sector partners.
Experts on hand for jobs fair
23/09/2013

Apprentice star Adam Corbally is coming to the Bolton Jobs and Skills Fair 2013 this Thursday to help unemployed people find work.
Chemicals found in house
20/09/2013

A controlled explosion has now taken place after a jar containing a chemical was found.
Minerva Road junction closure
19/09/2013

The junction of Minerva Road and Bradford Road will be closed on subsequent Sundays September 22 and 29.
In the frame for Open Art exhibition
19/09/2013

Bolton Museum is throwing open its doors once again to the town’s budding artists.
Climate change commitment
12/09/2013

Bolton Council has signed up to the Climate Local commitment, an inititaive reinforcing the council's commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Bolton Apprenticeship Scheme
06/09/2013

Bolton Apprenticeship Scheme invests in the skills of tomorrow.
Careers and skills website launched
05/09/2013

A new website which helps people in Bolton find jobs, training and apprenticeships has been launched.
Mayoral fundraising events
29/08/2013

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, are holding two public events over the coming months to raise money for key charities.
Road closures for parade
28/08/2013

A number of road closures and diversions will be in place in Bolton on Saturday, September 7.
Bolton Food Fest success
28/08/2013

Bolton celebrated its eighth Food and Drink Festival, with almost 130,000 visitors over the four days.
Summer Entertainment
15/08/2013

An extravaganza of summer entertainment in the town centre to entertain families.
Asian cuisine at festival
08/08/2013

Savour the flavours of Asia and the Far East at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Funding for new homes
06/08/2013

Bolton will see 89 new affordable homes built thanks to a £1.9 million funding boost.
Ironman UK confirms 2014 date and venue
06/08/2013

IRONMAN UK is delighted to confirm that the 2014 event will be held on Sunday 20th July and hosted once again by Bolton and Lancashire.
Free family fun for food fest
05/08/2013

A brand new family zone will add extra spice to this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Food businesses improve hygiene
05/08/2013

Bolton council has announced that the number of food businesses achieving the top two ratings for food hygiene has risen by almost 10% between 2012 and 2013.
Queens Park activities
31/07/2013

Queens Park in Bolton will be staging two exciting events simultaneously this Sunday August 4.
Council cracks down on litter
31/07/2013

Bolton Council is cracking down on litter in the town centre through a combination of education and enforcement.
Funding for improved dementia care
30/07/2013

Dementia care in Bolton is set to benefit from £1 million of funding from the Government.
Musical treats in store at festival
26/07/2013

The Beer Keller and Manchester’s own KRO bar are back in Bolton for the Food and Drink Festival.
‘HomeSwapper Local’ scheme launched
25/07/2013

‘HomeSwapper Local’ is a new development that will assist people looking to exchange homes within Greater Manchester.
Nominations welcomed for Bospaa sports awards
25/07/2013

Nominations are welcomed for Bolton's Bospaa sports awards
Cookery demonstrations at the festival
24/07/2013

A feast of top class cookery demonstrations by inspirational chefs will be dished up at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Road works on Bradford Road
23/07/2013

Road works planned for busy Farnworth road
Fines introduced for civil parking contraventions
22/07/2013

Bolton Council is to start enforcing additional civil parking contraventions following complaints from members of the public and road safety concerns.
Recycling on the rise
16/07/2013

Bolton Council has confirmed that recycling tonnage has risen and the amount of residual waste collected has fallen significantly.
Do you know the best in Bolton?
15/07/2013

You can nominate any member of staff, team, or project you feel has gone the extra mile to give an excellent service, for the Best Customer Care 2013 award, sponsored by the Bolton News.
Bolton's service of remembrance for Fusilier Lee Rigby
11/07/2013

The people of Bolton are invited to attend a service of remembrance at Bolton Parish Church for Fusilier Lee Rigby this Friday, 12 July 2013 at 11am.
Road improvements on Longsight
09/07/2013

Work will start soon on a £300,000 road maintenance scheme in Longsight.
Road closures for Ironman events
08/07/2013

There will be a number of road closures for the Ironman and Ironkids events on August 3 & 4.
Appeal for volunteers for Ironman UK
05/07/2013

The 9th annual iconic IRONMAN UK, which takes place on Sunday 4th August in and around Bolton, needs hundreds of volunteers.
Plans for the future
02/07/2013

Bolton’s Allocations Plan - Opportunity to have a say on the way an area is developing during the next few years.
Greater Manchester Broadband Public Consultation
01/07/2013

A project is underway to plan for the future broadband provision in Greater Manchester. We would like to hear your views.
Greater Manchester funding for Bolton firm
25/06/2013

A Bolton based contract manufacturing company has been awarded a £250,000 grant to help it grow and create jobs.
Recycling orders on the rise
25/06/2013

Bolton Council has confirmed that recycling bin orders are on the rise, following the introduction of the new managed weekly collection service.
Blackhorse Street closed at junction with Trinity Street
21/06/2013

Blackhorse street to close at junction with Trinity Street for roadworks
Beehive roundabout roadworks
21/06/2013

The Beehive roundabout in Horwich is to close for roadworks
Mr Bloom and friends' big day out
04/06/2013

Mr Bloom and friends are coming to Moss Bank Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.
Jason Kenny to join Sky Ride Bolton
30/05/2013

Jason Kenny opens Bolton Skyride cycling event
Ringley Bridge closure
28/05/2013

Ringley Bridge will be closing for major refurbishment work between July and December.
Stop the clock!
21/05/2013

Bolton Council will be stopping the Town Hall clock on Tuesday May 21 for the first time in over 20 years.
Be a sport and give reading a try
17/05/2013

Bolton Council is encouraging people to give reading a try this summer.
Tickets on sale for celebrity chef demos
15/05/2013

Tickets for the celebrity chef demos at Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2013 are set to go on sale.
Share the love for local markets
15/05/2013

Budding entrepreneurs are becoming market traders for the day as part of a national campaign.
Free parking in town centre
14/05/2013

Bolton council is implementing free weekend parking at three multistorey car parks from the end of May
Call for cyclists to join Bolton’s Skyride
10/05/2013

The Skyride cycling event returns to Bolton this summer..
Offer a loving home to Bolton children
09/05/2013

Bolton Council’s helping raise awareness of the need to recruit more foster carers.
New waste collections start
07/05/2013

New ‘managed weekly’ collections will start on May 13, which will save £2.6m a year and increase recycling levels across the borough.
Anniversary for local produce market
01/05/2013

Westhoughton Market will be celebrating the second anniversary of its local produce market this Saturday, May 4.
New jobs for town centre
26/04/2013

Bolton Council, and its partners have provided jobs for local residents at a new town centre store.
£240,000 for road safety schemes
26/04/2013

Bolton Council has been awarded £240,000 to implement road safety schemes in Horwich and Blackrod.
Development moves forward at Bolton Market
25/04/2013

Work has begun on transforming the indoor market hall at Bolton Market as part of a £4.5 million redevelopment.
Royal visit to flagship facility
24/04/2013

The Princess Royal has officially opened the £30m flagship health, leisure and research centre, Bolton One.
Make your mark as market traders
17/04/2013

Budding entrepreneurs are encouraged to become market trader for the day in May.
Have your say on changes to services
17/04/2013

Bolton Council is proposing changes to street cleaning, grass cutting and parks, as part of plans to save £1.3m over the next two years.
Bolton residents help shape Commissioner’s first police and crime plan
28/03/2013

Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, has published his first police and crime plan today (Thursday 28 March).
Residents get a taste of food recycling
26/03/2013

Bolton Council has moved a step closer to weekly food waste collection services, with the delivery of 30,000 new food waste containers across the borough.
Last dash for places in IronKids
22/03/2013

Competition is hotting up for places in Bolton’s IronKids run, with around half of the places filled.
town hall Update about services during bad weather
22/03/2013

Bolton Council service updates and school closures for today (22 March).
Championsheeps flock to Bolton this Easter
22/03/2013

TV favourite Shaun the Sheep comes to Bolton for a family themed sports day.
Services affected during bad weather
22/03/2013

Bolton Council service updates and school closures for today (25 March).
Global market comes to town
18/03/2013

A global market is set to bring international flavour to Bolton town centre this week.
Roadworks on St Peters Way
14/03/2013

Essential roadworks to the safety barriers are to be undertaken along St Peters Way, Bolton
Food festival line-up revealed
14/03/2013

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are to headline the Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2013.
Door reopens for huge energy savings
12/03/2013

Residents who missed out on the chance to take their share of a £3m energy saving scheme are being given another opporutnity to get a better deal
Bolton Museum's quest continues
11/03/2013

A touring exhibition, featuring Bolton Museum’s famous Egyptology collection, is set to open in China this week.
Great Moor Street closed due to road works
08/03/2013

Great Moor Street will be closed for four weeks from Monday March 11 due to road works.
Shaun the Sheep flocks to Bolton for Easter
06/03/2013

Come along and enjoy the fun this Easter as children’s TV character Shaun the Sheep comes to town.
Car parking charges frozen
26/02/2013

Bolton Council has frozen car parking charges for on-street parking for the second time in a row.
Council tax to rise by 1.2%
25/02/2013

Bolton Council has agreed a council tax rise for its own services of 1.2%; a total increase of 3.5% including precepts
Repairs to speed humps
25/02/2013

Essential repairs are to be made to traffic calming measures in Westhoughton.
Road Closure
13/02/2013

Blackhorse Street is to close temporarily for road improvements.
Multi million pound market project begins
12/02/2013

The first stage of the £4.5 million redevelopment of Bolton Market is about to begin.
New food waste and managed weekly collections
12/02/2013

Bolton Council has approved changes to its waste collection and disposal service.
Health Mela at Bolton One
04/02/2013

For the first time, the University of Bolton will host the town’s annual Health Mela in the new health, leisure and research centre, Bolton One.
Star cast for Bolton's next panto
01/02/2013

A celebrity line-up has been secured for this year’s pantomime at The Albert Halls.
Charity ball at Town Hall
01/02/2013

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Guy Harkin is urging Bolton residents to come along...
Five million boost for Bolton's roads
31/01/2013

An additional £5 million will be spent on improving Bolton's roads and footpaths.
Chequerbent chef cooks up a storm
31/01/2013

A top chef will be serving up a feast at Westhoughton Market this Saturday (Feb 2)
Town Hall Car boot sale cancelled
24/01/2013

The car boot sale at Bolton Market on Sunday, January 27 has been cancelled.
Ironman Ironman UK multi-million pound boost
22/01/2013

The 2012 Ironman UK triathlon was worth an estimated £2.7m to the Bolton economy.
Child's toy Foster a Bolton child campaign
16/01/2013

Appeal for new foster carers to provide loving homes for local children
Bolton Market Health fair at the market
10/01/2013

A health fair will take place at Bolton Market on Saturday, January 12.
Reduce money on your bills Bolton residents could slash fuel bills
08/01/2013

Residents in Bolton are being urged to start the New Year by slashing their fuel bills by up to £250.
Trinity Street work
07/01/2013

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on Trinity Street due to gas work.
Town Hall Work will start to improve bridges
03/01/2013

Schemes to improve two bridges in Bolton will start on January 7.

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