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.
Bridge closure near Smithills farm
31/12/2014

A bridge leading to Smithills Open Farm will be closed for three months for essential repairs from Monday, January 5.
Empty to plenty
16/12/2014

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
11/12/2014

A scheme to improve Bury New Road starts on Saturday, December 13.
Partners asked to do more for communities
28/11/2014

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
28/11/2014

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
27/11/2014

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
25/11/2014

Bolton Council and its partners are joining forces to mark ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’.
Do you know Bolton’s Best?
14/11/2014

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
13/11/2014

A half a million pound scheme to improve Derby Street and St Helens Road will start on Monday, November 17.
Get set for Ironkids
13/11/2014

Entries will open at 10am this Friday (November 14) for the world’s largest Ironkids event – in Bolton.
Local talent takes centre stage
12/11/2014

A selection box of local talent is to be unwrapped at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Remembrance Day Commemorations
05/11/2014

Bolton’s Civic Remembrance Service and Parade takes place this Sunday, November 9.
Devo Manc - devolution powers proposed
03/11/2014

Greater Manchester has today (November 3, 2014) agreed an historic devolution settlement with Government.
Katy kicks off Christmas in Bolton
29/10/2014

CBeebies star Katy Ashworth will perform the big Christmas Lights Switch-On this year.
Getting ready for Winter
24/10/2014

The annual “get ready for winter” event takes place on Thursday, October 30 in Victoria Square.
Free weekday parking
23/10/2014

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
22/10/2014

Tickets for Bolton’s magical winter wonderland will be available from Monday, October 27.
Firework spectacular at the park
16/10/2014

A free community firework display and funfair will take place on Friday, October 31 at Leverhulme Park.
New cafe open at Moss Bank Park
13/10/2014

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
13/10/2014

Bolton’s ‘Father of Fitness’, Ken Heathcote, is to share his entrepreneurial wisdom at a free event.
Global market in Bolton
09/10/2014

An international food, gifts and crafts market will be in Victoria Square from Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26.
Pick up safety tips
09/10/2014

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
15/09/2014

Work on Bolton’s new £180,000 town centre skate park will start this week.
Ironman UK is a sellout
11/09/2014

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
05/09/2014

Unwanted bulky household items can now be collected from inside residents' properties thanks to a new waste collection service.
Festival record breaker
27/08/2014

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
25/08/2014

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
21/08/2014

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
19/08/2014

The countdown has begun to Bolton’s ninth annual food and drink festival.
Countdown to opening ceremony
05/08/2014

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
04/08/2014

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?
31/07/2014

The nomination period has now finished
Top regional chefs to serve up a treat
30/07/2014

Some of the region’s best chefs to host demonstrations at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Commemorating the First World War
29/07/2014

Bolton will this week be remembering the outbreak, 100 years ago, of the First World War.
Ironman back in Bolton next year
17/07/2014

Ironman UK has confirmed that they will be coming back to Bolton next year.
Ironman UK celebrates tenth anniversary
16/07/2014

More than 4,250 Ironman athletes and Ironkids will converge on Bolton this weekend (July 19 and 20).
New sponsors in the mix
09/07/2014

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
09/07/2014

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
08/07/2014

How school's will be affected on the day of industrial action (Thurs 10 July).
Bolton Council services during strike - Thurs 10 July
07/07/2014

A national strike took place on Thursday 10 July.
Helping people to stay well for longer
04/07/2014

Plans to help people stay well for longer in their own homes are taking a step forward.
Ironkids set to be biggest yet
27/06/2014

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
27/06/2014

A packed day of activities will commemorate Armed Forces Day in Bolton this Saturday.
Former pub converted into £400k housing
20/06/2014

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
16/06/2014

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
16/06/2014

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
12/06/2014

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'
12/06/2014

Residents in Bolton can apply for up to £7,000 to help slash the cost of their energy bills.
Coming together against domestic abuse
12/06/2014

Residents are being urged to attend a domestic abuse conference, at Quebec Hall, on Monday, June 16.
Your museum needs you!
09/06/2014

Bolton Council is looking to enlist support for a major project to commemorate the First World War.
CBeebies star for festival spectacular
05/06/2014

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
04/06/2014

Jacob Billy Smith and Bartosz Motyka plead guilty of fly-tipping in Bolton
Council recognised for investing in people
30/05/2014

Bolton Council has recently been re-accredited with Investors in People (IiP) status.
Share your memories of Queens Park
30/05/2014

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
28/05/2014

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
28/05/2014

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
22/05/2014

Information on Bolton's local elections held on 22 May 2014
New skate park design unveiled
15/05/2014

A design for Bolton’s new town centre skate park has been unveiled.
Call for cyclists to join Bolton's Sky Ride
13/05/2014

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
12/05/2014

Tales of Bolton folk feature in an online blog to commemorate the First World War.
Food festival plans dished up
09/05/2014

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
08/05/2014

Bolton Council has installed a new outdoor gym at Queens Park in Bolton.
Albert Halls refurbishment
08/05/2014

Plans are in the pipeline for a major refurbishment of The Albert Halls, Bolton.
Seaside Comes to Bolton
02/05/2014

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
28/04/2014

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
24/04/2014

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
17/04/2014

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
11/04/2014

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
10/04/2014

A new facility for adults with learning and physical disabilities is set to open.
Easter Eggstravaganza in Bolton town centre
10/04/2014

A host of free activities are on offer in Bolton town centre on Saturday, April 19.
Recycle your eggstra waste at Easter
10/04/2014

Bolton Council is encouraging residents to recycle their waste over Easter.
Lineup announced for 2014 Food Festival
10/04/2014

TV presenter and chef John Torode will be joining an all-star line-up for Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2014.
Anyone for tennis?
10/04/2014

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
09/04/2014

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
08/04/2014

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
07/04/2014

Local Bolton businesses in Johnson Fold and Doffcocker are working to improve recycling in the area.
New playing fields for Bolton
19/03/2014

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
12/03/2014

Boltonians are being urged to get active and take part in Bolton’s second Sport Relief Mile.
Artwork on display at Bolton Interchange
10/03/2014

Artwork created by local students is brightening up Bolton's interchange site.
Apprenticeship scheme launched
03/03/2014

Bolton Council has launched a new apprenticeship scheme as part of National Apprenticeship Week (3 to 7 March).
Council tax to rise
27/02/2014

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
27/02/2014

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
25/02/2014

A major exhibition featuring the work of Bolton artists James Naughton and Thomas Moran.
Family fun day in Deane and the Willows
21/02/2014

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
20/02/2014

Volunteers wanted to help disabled people enjoy cycling
New Nine Screen Cinema at the Market Place
20/02/2014

New nine screen Cinema in Bolton
Free workshops for artists, writers and designers
18/02/2014

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
18/02/2014

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
13/02/2014

Bolton Market’s brand new lifestyle hall will be unveiled tomorrow (Friday, February 14) after a £4.5 million revamp.
Severe Weather Warning
12/02/2014

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
10/02/2014

Bolton Council has started work on a new £500,000 café in Moss Bank Park.
Commemorate Commonwealth Day
10/02/2014

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
10/02/2014

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
05/02/2014

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer has been unveiled as the new ambassador of Bolton Market.
Sign up and slash energy bills
22/01/2014

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
20/01/2014

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
20/01/2014

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
20/01/2014

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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