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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.
Bridge closure near Smithills farm

A bridge leading to Smithills Open Farm will be closed for three months for essential repairs from Monday, January 5.
Empty to plenty

More than 75 empty properties in Bolton have been brought back into use as homes under the Greater Manchester Empty to Plenty scheme.
Bury New Road resurfacing scheme

A scheme to improve Bury New Road starts on Saturday, December 13.
Partners asked to do more for communities

Public and private sector partners will be asked to commit to doing ‘one more thing’ to support local communities at the Vision conference.
Half a million fund for community projects

Bolton Council has launched a £500,000 fund to enable local volunteers, community groups and businesses to become more involved.
Winter wonderland set to open

Bolton’s magical winter wonderland will open on Saturday, November 29. The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Martin Donaghy, will officially open proceedings at 10.30am.
End domestic violence

Bolton Council and its partners are joining forces to mark ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’.
Do you know Bolton’s Best?

Has a member of council staff given outstanding service? You can vote for the winner of the Best Customer Care category of the Bolton's Best awards.
Resurfacing for key road

A half a million pound scheme to improve Derby Street and St Helens Road will start on Monday, November 17.
Get set for Ironkids

Entries will open at 10am this Friday (November 14) for the world’s largest Ironkids event – in Bolton.
Local talent takes centre stage

A selection box of local talent is to be unwrapped at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Remembrance Day Commemorations

Bolton’s Civic Remembrance Service and Parade takes place this Sunday, November 9.
Devo Manc - devolution powers proposed

Greater Manchester has today (November 3, 2014) agreed an historic devolution settlement with Government.
Katy kicks off Christmas in Bolton

CBeebies star Katy Ashworth will perform the big Christmas Lights Switch-On this year.
Getting ready for Winter

The annual “get ready for winter” event takes place on Thursday, October 30 in Victoria Square.
Free weekday parking

Free parking is set to be available after 3pm on weekdays in Bolton town centre from Monday, October 27.
Winter wonderland tickets to go on sale

Tickets for Bolton’s magical winter wonderland will be available from Monday, October 27.
Firework spectacular at the park

A free community firework display and funfair will take place on Friday, October 31 at Leverhulme Park.
New cafe open at Moss Bank Park

A new £500,000 café has opened its doors at Moss Bank Park. The café stocks an array of snacks, sandwiches, hot drinks and a range of ice cream.
Business advice from the best

Bolton’s ‘Father of Fitness’, Ken Heathcote, is to share his entrepreneurial wisdom at a free event.
Global market in Bolton

An international food, gifts and crafts market will be in Victoria Square from Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26.
Pick up safety tips

Residents can get top tips on how to protect themselves and keep safe at a free event, on Victoria Square this Saturday (October 11).
Work to start on skate park

Work on Bolton’s new £180,000 town centre skate park will start this week.
Ironman UK is a sellout

Race places for the largest Ironman UK to date have sold out. All 2,650 slots have been snapped up for the gruelling triathlon which will be held in Bolton, on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
New bulky waste collection service

Unwanted bulky household items can now be collected from inside residents' properties thanks to a new waste collection service.
Festival record breaker

More than 150,000 people visited Bolton Food and Drink Festival – making it the biggest festival on record.
Festival fever as thousands flock to Bolton

Tens of thousands of foodies flocked to Bolton for the town’s biggest Food and Drink Festival to date.
Exciting future for Bolton's Albert Halls

Council bosses have revealed exciting plans to create a new restaurant/bar and a separate café in The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Countdown to food festival

The countdown has begun to Bolton’s ninth annual food and drink festival.
Countdown to opening ceremony

Hundreds of athletes from across the country will gather in Bolton on Thursday, August 7 to mark the start of the British Transplant Games.
Sign up to support organ donation

People across the region are being urged to sign up to a special fun run to support organ donation.
Do you know the best of Bolton?

The nomination period has now finished
Top regional chefs to serve up a treat

Some of the region’s best chefs to host demonstrations at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Commemorating the First World War

Bolton will this week be remembering the outbreak, 100 years ago, of the First World War.
Ironman back in Bolton next year

Ironman UK has confirmed that they will be coming back to Bolton next year.
Ironman UK celebrates tenth anniversary

More than 4,250 Ironman athletes and Ironkids will converge on Bolton this weekend (July 19 and 20).
New sponsors in the mix

The University of Bolton and Market Place Shopping Centre have been confirmed as two new sponsors for the Food and Drink Festival.
Road closures for Ironman events

A number of roads will be closed when Bolton hosts the Ironkids race on Saturday, July 19 and the Ironman UK triathlon on Sunday, July 20.
What's happening with schools on 10 July

How school's will be affected on the day of industrial action (Thurs 10 July).
Bolton Council services during strike - Thurs 10 July

A national strike took place on Thursday 10 July.
Helping people to stay well for longer

Plans to help people stay well for longer in their own homes are taking a step forward.
Ironkids set to be biggest yet

Bolton’s popular Ironkids event is now fully booked. All 2,250 places have been snapped up for the race on Saturday, July 19, making it once again the largest Ironkids event in the world.
Armed forces day

A packed day of activities will commemorate Armed Forces Day in Bolton this Saturday.
Former pub converted into £400k housing

A historic former pub in Bolton has undergone a £400k refurb as part of an innovative scheme to boost the supply of affordable homes in the borough.
Road safety campaign event

The culmination of months of community work, events and campaigning to help reduce antisocial driving in Bolton will be marked with a special event on Thursday, June 19.
Get on your bike in Bolton

Residents in Bolton are being urged to get on their bike for National Bike Week 2014.
Young people are encouraged to set their sights high

Guest speakers visit Bolton primary schools to give the children an insight into their profession and career opportunities
Turn a big bill into a 'Little Bill'

Residents in Bolton can apply for up to £7,000 to help slash the cost of their energy bills.
Coming together against domestic abuse

Residents are being urged to attend a domestic abuse conference, at Quebec Hall, on Monday, June 16.
Your museum needs you!

Bolton Council is looking to enlist support for a major project to commemorate the First World War.
CBeebies star for festival spectacular

Children’s television favourite Katy Ashworth will be entertaining young food fans at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Guilty fly-tippers fined for dumping waste

Jacob Billy Smith and Bartosz Motyka plead guilty of fly-tipping in Bolton
Council recognised for investing in people

Bolton Council has recently been re-accredited with Investors in People (IiP) status.
Share your memories of Queens Park

Bolton Council is asking residents to share their memories of Queens Park, as part of a film which will celebrate the park’s history.
Join Bolton's Olympian at Sky Ride Bolton

Jason Kenny, triple Olympic gold medallist, will be joining thousands of cyclists as they take to Bolton’s streets for Sky Ride on Sunday 1 June.
Issues due to power cut last night

There was a power cut in Bolton town centre last night which is affecting some of our phone lines this morning.
Local election results 2014

Information on Bolton's local elections held on 22 May 2014
New skate park design unveiled

A design for Bolton’s new town centre skate park has been unveiled.
Call for cyclists to join Bolton's Sky Ride

Sky Ride is back in Bolton and cyclists will once again take over the town centre and enjoy the great day out.
Bolton doing its bit for First World War commemorations

Tales of Bolton folk feature in an online blog to commemorate the First World War.
Food festival plans dished up

Business leaders from across Greater Manchester have been served plans for Bolton's ninth Food and Drink Festival at a special launch event.
Outdoor Gym for Queens Park

Bolton Council has installed a new outdoor gym at Queens Park in Bolton.
Albert Halls refurbishment

Plans are in the pipeline for a major refurbishment of The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Seaside Comes to Bolton

Bolton Council will be bringing the Victorian seaside to Queens Park on Sunday, May 25, from 11am to 4pm.
Register to vote in local elections

The full list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections and the local Bolton elections has been published.
Cinderella set to be a ball

International singing star Aston Dobson is joining the cast of this year’s pantomime at The Albert Halls.
Bolton is learning to recycle the right stuff

The council aims to improve the town’s waste recycling rates with the launch of the ‘Right stuff, Right bin’ campaign on Tuesday, April 22.
Work starts on new pitches

Bolton Council has now started work on a £474,000 sports development, which includes four new football pitches, changing rooms and toilets at Hulton Lane Playing Fields.
New autism centre to open

A new facility for adults with learning and physical disabilities is set to open.
Easter Eggstravaganza in Bolton town centre

A host of free activities are on offer in Bolton town centre on Saturday, April 19.
Recycle your eggstra waste at Easter

Bolton Council is encouraging residents to recycle their waste over Easter.
Lineup announced for 2014 Food Festival

TV presenter and chef John Torode will be joining an all-star line-up for Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2014.
Anyone for tennis?

Bolton Council has now started work on resurfacing four tennis courts and installing new markings, fencing and lighting at Moss Bank Park in Bolton.
New school ready for learning

Bolton Council has completed work on the new Clarendon Primary School and has officially handed the keys to the school.
Elite opportunity for new business

A boutique selling pre-owned designer and vintage fashion is making a welcome return to Bolton thanks to a grant from Bolton Council.
Businesses boost recycling

Local Bolton businesses in Johnson Fold and Doffcocker are working to improve recycling in the area.
New playing fields for Bolton

Bolton Council can now start work on a £474,000 plan for four new football pitches, changing rooms and toilets at Hulton Lane.
Families warm up to the Sports Relief challenge

Boltonians are being urged to get active and take part in Bolton’s second Sport Relief Mile.
Artwork on display at Bolton Interchange

Artwork created by local students is brightening up Bolton's interchange site.
Apprenticeship scheme launched

Bolton Council has launched a new apprenticeship scheme as part of National Apprenticeship Week (3 to 7 March).
Council tax to rise

Bolton Council has agreed a total council tax increase of 1.87% including transport, waste, fire and police services.
Key town centre road will be resurfaced

Work to improve Bridgeman Place will start on Monday, March 3. The road will be resurfaced to combat the effect of previous severe winters.
Naughton and Moran meet in hometown gallery

A major exhibition featuring the work of Bolton artists James Naughton and Thomas Moran.
Family fun day in Deane and the Willows

On Saturday 22nd February from 11am to 2pm Bolton residents are invited to take part in a FREE fun filled family event being held at the Willows Centre, Bolton.
Volunteers needed as ‘Wheels For All’ gathers pace

Volunteers wanted to help disabled people enjoy cycling
New Nine Screen Cinema at the Market Place

New nine screen Cinema in Bolton
Free workshops for artists, writers and designers

Free events have been organised for writers, scriptwriters, fine artists, photographers, designers and craft-makers living, working or studying in Bolton.
Love for new Bolton Market

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer served up a treat on Valentine’s Day as Bolton Market’s new lifestyle hall was unveiled after a £4.5 million revamp.
Fall in love with the new market

Bolton Market’s brand new lifestyle hall will be unveiled tomorrow (Friday, February 14) after a £4.5 million revamp.
Severe Weather Warning

Bolton Council is alerting people to an 'amber' warning issued by the Met Office for severe gales and storm force winds
New cafe for Moss Bank Park

Bolton Council has started work on a new £500,000 café in Moss Bank Park.
Commemorate Commonwealth Day

500 Commonwealth flags will be raised throughout the United Kingdom at 10 am on Monday 10th March 2014, to mark Commonwealth Day.
Send in your "Bolfies" for light show

People from across Bolton are being asked to show what the town means to them as part of a ground breaking digital arts project.
Celebrity chef will be "market"ing Bolton

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer has been unveiled as the new ambassador of Bolton Market.
Sign up and slash energy bills

Bolton residents are being urged to sign up for an energy saving scheme which will give them a range of choices to slash their bills.
Town centre cinema plan approved

Plans for a nine-screen cinema at Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton town centre have been given the green light.
Partners raise awareness of hate crime

Bolton Council, Bolton at Home, GMP and voluntary groups and charities are joining forces to mark Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week between January 20 and 26.
New market hall reopens tomorrow

A celebration to mark the official reopening of Bolton Market, after a £4.5 million refurb, will take place on Feb 14 and 15. Some stalls in the new non-food indoor hall will open tomorrow (Jan 21).

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