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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.
Christmas opening times 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolton Council Chilrren's Services performance report
Return of the Mayors Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting for the winner of the Best Customer Care category has started.
Be prepared for winter

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

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

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

Free early years education and childcare for 2 year olds
One Show at Christmas Lights

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

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

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

Entries now open for Bolton Ironkids 2014
Bin reminders for Bolton residents

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

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

Free firework display at Leverhulme Park, Bolton
Power cut in Smithills

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

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

Roadworks on Tonge Moor Road to start
Find out facts about shisha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bolton Apprenticeship Scheme invests in the skills of tomorrow.
Careers and skills website launched

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nominations are welcomed for Bolton's Bospaa sports awards
Cookery demonstrations at the festival

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

Road works planned for busy Farnworth road
Fines introduced for civil parking contraventions

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blackhorse street to close at junction with Trinity Street for roadworks
Beehive roundabout roadworks

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

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

Jason Kenny opens Bolton Skyride cycling event
Ringley Bridge closure

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Skyride cycling event returns to Bolton this summer..
Offer a loving home to Bolton children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

Essential repairs are to be made to traffic calming measures in Westhoughton.
Road Closure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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