Nadiya Hussain
North West’s biggest food festival almost here
Nadiya Hussain, James Martin, Ainsley Harriott and Michael Caines to headline Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2018
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Choose your Bolton’s Best
You can nominate the council person, team, or project which you think has given you excellent customer care for the Best Customer Care Award, supported by the Bolton News.
Egyptian gallery
New look museum to open its doors
The new look galleries at Bolton Museum open in September.
Flooding update

Update Monday 4 January 2016
Growing up in Bolton

A snapshot of what it’s like to grow up in Bolton features in this year’s Public Health annual report.
Free parking on offer

Shoppers are being reminded in the run up to Christmas that free car parking is available in Bolton town centre.
Funding for hard to reach domestic abuse victims

Bolton Council and local partners have been awarded Government funding of £82,000 to provide bespoke support for victims of domestic abuse plus improved access to housing
Artisan market on Sunday

Last minute gifts and goods for Christmas will be available from the artisan market at Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (December 20).
Lighting landmark

More than 1,300 streets in Bolton have been switched over to new LED lighting.
Who are Bolton’s Best?

The winners of this year’s staff awards, at Bolton Council, have been announced.
Switched on to recycling

Bolton Council has won a prestigious award in a flagship lighting industry competition.
Festivities at Mayors Xmas Fair

Shoppers can get into the festive spirit at the Mayor of Bolton’s Charity Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 5.
Council website down for maintenance

Bolton Council’s website and online transactions will be unavailable for the last weekend in November and first weekend in December, due to essential work.
New provider of community health services for young people

Bolton will have a new provider of Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing services from 1 December.
Winter festival set to open

Bolton’s magical winter festival will open on Saturday, November 28.
Peppa and George come to Bolton

Peppa Pig and her brother George are to attend the Christmas Lights Switch-On on Thursday, November 19.
Artisan market this weekend

An artisan market will take over Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (November 15).
Celebrity pop-up restaurants for festival

Pop-up restaurant nights with celebrity chefs have been added to the menu for Bolton’s Winter Festival.
Camels to lead Xmas parade

Three kings riding on camels will be playing a starring role in the Christmas parade as part of the Christmas lights switch-on event on November 19.
Youth MPs in parliament

Bolton’s youth MPs will join a parliamentary debate (Friday, Nov 13) on the next hot topic for young people.
Vote for Bolton’s Best

You can now vote for the winner of the Best Customer Care award
Remembering Bolton’s heroes

A series of events will take place in Bolton to mark Remembrance Day, in honour of the sacrifice the town’s war heroes made.
Get ready for winter

Free advice on keeping safe and preparing for the cold weather will be available this Thursday, October 29 at a ‘get ready for winter’ event on Victoria Square,
Emmerdale star set to dazzle Bolton residents

Bolton actress, Sammy Winward will switch on the town's Christmas lights on November 19.
Entries to open for Ironkids 2016

Entries will open at noon on Monday, October 26 for the world’s largest Ironkids event – in Bolton.
A Christmas spectacular

A fantastic Winter Festival is coming to Bolton town centre this Christmas with a special seasonal programme featuring celebrity chefs, a festive market and two ice rinks.
Free weekday parking

Thousands of car parking spaces in Bolton town centre will be free of charge after 3pm each weekday from Monday, October 26.
'We are Bolton' website launched

The Mayor is encouraging all Boltonians to share their pride and love for their town, by sharing their memories and special places.
Fantastic fireworks set to dazzle

Leverhulme Park’s spectacular community firework display and funfair will return on Friday November 6.
Council wins top UK recycling award

Bolton Council has won a national award for its pioneering recycling processes at Bolton Market.
Free workshops on offer

A programme of free workshops is on offer for creative businesses.
Grimeford Lane to be resurfaced

A £100,000 scheme to resurface Grimeford Lane in Blackrod will start next week.
Festival flavour for artisan market

A festival flavour will take over Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (September 20).
Overnight closures on St Peter's Way

The first stage of a £7.3 million project to improve St Peter’s Way will start in October – and will require overnight closures.
Report changes to prevent benefit fraud

Bolton Council is taking part in a new initiative seeking to ensure that the right amount of housing benefit is being paid to each claimant.
Plans to expand special schools

Three of our schools for pupils with special educational needs are to benefit from major expansion plans.
Free workshops for landlords

A free forum will take place next week to help answer Bolton landlords’ queries.
Food festival record breaker

More than 200,000 people visited Bolton Food and Drink Festival – making it the biggest festival on record.
Best Bolton food fest yet

Hundreds of thousands of foodies have flocked to Bolton for the town’s biggest and best food and drink festival yet.
Jumbo surprise for birthday celebrations

A 5ft 7ins elephant crafted entirely out of cake will take pride of place at this weekend's Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Children's favourite returns to festival

Children’s television favourite Katy Ashworth will be returning to entertain young fans at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Masterchef champion takes to the stage

Masterchef champion, Simon Wood, will compete in a cookery challenge at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
New look One Stop Shop

Bolton's new One Stop Shop, has officially opened.
Tea time treat at food fest

A special celebrity afternoon tea served up by award winning pattisier Slattery is on the menu for Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Service to celebrate VJ Day

The Mayor of Bolton will be leading Bolton’s VJ Day commemorations on Saturday 15 August, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Japan.
Star chefs to serve up a treat

Some of the country’s best chefs will share their culinary expertise in a series of free cooking demonstrations at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Work starts on roof repairs

Work is due to start to repair a section of the town hall roof on Monday August 17.
Get ready to rock at Queens Park

The annual Rock It! festival of music and family activities will be held at Queens Park in Bolton on Saturday 8 August from 12pm.
Council review single person discount

A review of council tax single person discounts is being carried out during August 2015.
Bolton's shining brighter

More than 2,600 Bolton streetlights have been switched over to new low energy LED lighting.
Vote for Best Customer Care

You can nominate any member of staff, team, or project you feel has gone the extra mile to give you excellent service.
Boil water advice lifted in Bolton

United Utilities is advising customers that there is no longer any need to boil their water for drinking and eating purposes.
Warning - Boil water before use

United Utilities are warning all customers in parts of BL1, BL2, BL6 and BL7 to boil water for drinking and food preparation.
See whats on offer at the Square

A fun day will be held on Victoria Square on Thursday 23 July from 11am, to promote the goods and services on offer at The Square
Road closures for Ironman 2015 events

A number of roads will be closed when Bolton hosts its annual Ironman weekend of sport.
Pop-up tea room at Smithills Hall

Visitors to Smithills Hall will soon be able to enjoy a cuppa with their culture - at a new tea room.
Ironman to stay in Bolton

Ironman bosses have confirmed that Ironman UK - one of the world’s toughest endurance races – will stay in Bolton until 2017.
Unique affordable goods store opens in Bolton

A unique household, white goods and financial services store has opened in the centre of Bolton.
School plans for Loco Works

Proposals to rebuild a Horwich primary school to create places for a large residential development are in the pipeline.
Council offers help and advice on slim bins

Bolton Council will be visiting every household in the borough to offer help and advice ahead of implementing slim grey bins.
Council invests 150,000 in community projects

Bolton Council has agreed funding of over £150,000 to an initial five projects as part of its Community Empowerment Fund.
Packed programme for Armed Forces Day

The Mayor of Bolton will be leading Bolton’s celebrations for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June.
Free car parking extended

Free parking in Bolton town centre has been extended until May 2017.
Artisan Market at garden centre

A new Artisan Market launches this Sunday (June 21) at Heaton Fold Garden Centre on Overdale Drive.
Launch for food fest

A launch event on Saturday with Dragons’ Den stars and celebrity chefs will mark the countdown to Bolton’s 10th Food and Drink Festival.
On your saddle for Sky Ride

Thousands of cyclists are gearing up for Bolton Sky Ride with Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny this Sunday (June 7).
Ironkids is a sellout

Places for the world’s largest Ironkids – held in Bolton - have sold out in record time.
Chorley Old Road to be resurfaced

A £500,000 scheme to improve Chorley Old Road will start on June 2, 2015.
Last chance for Ironkids

Bolton’s popular Ironkids event only has 100 places left to fill.
The Smithills Hall story

A new exhibition will tell the story of Smithills Hall through the ages and the people who lived and worked there.
Mobile skate park rolls into town

A new mobile skate park is set to benefit young people throughout the borough.
Tickets to go on sale

Tickets for the celebrity chef demos and special events at Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2015 will go on sale this Saturday (May 23).
Jason Kenny joins Sky Ride

Jason Kenny will be at Sky Ride Bolton for a fantastic traffic-free bike ride on Sunday 7 June.
Big birthday bash for food fest

An all-star chef line-up and a packed menu of birthday treats to celebrate Bolton’s 10th Food and Drink Festival have been revealed.
Aldi to sponsor Bolton food fest

Retail giant Aldi has been named as the headline sponsor of Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2015.
Mayor to lead VE Day tributes

The Mayor of Bolton will be leading Bolton’s VE Day commemorations on Friday 8 May to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe.
Key road will be resurfaced

A £409,000 scheme to improve Plodder Lane, in Farnworth will start on May 5, 2015.
Lasting memorial to Gallipoli

A memorial to those who lost their lives at Gallipoli will be created in Queens Park.
Progress of new Bolton Interchange

Major building work is about to start for the new Bolton Interchange.
LED lights rollout to start

A major roll-out of LED street lighting in Bolton is scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 7.
Moved house? Don't forget to register to vote

Bolton residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.
Mayor holds charity music evening

The Mayor and Mayoresses of Bolton will be holding a charity concert evening on Saturday April 18 at Stepping Stones Nursery.
Sky Ride returns to Bolton

People are being urged to get on their bike and join the Sky Ride cycling event when it returns to Bolton on Sunday, June 7.
Newport Street plans a step closer

Further details about a £3 million scheme to regenerate Newport Street have been unveiled.
Bolton highly commended in national awards

A project aimed at helping people to remain happy, healthy and independent has won national acclaim in the LGC Awards 2015.
New skate park open

Bolton’s new £180,000 town centre skate park is now open.
Council freezes council tax to support residents

Bolton Council has frozen council tax for the next year to support hard-pressed local residents.
Closures on St Peter's Way

Motorists are being warned that a section of A666 St Peter’s Way will shut for two weekends later this month for resurfacing work.
Bolton Council appoints new Chief Executive

Bolton Council has appointed Paul Najsarek as its new Chief Executive.
Greater Manchester to control £6bn health budget

Greater Manchester and NHS England have today (Friday 27 February) announced ground breaking plans around the future of health and social care
New menus a hit with toddlers

Nurseries in Bolton are going for gold when it comes to encouraging healthy lifestyles.
St Peters Way lane closures

Motorists are being warned of lane closures on St Peters Way from Tuesday, February 17 due to bridge work.
New student village for town centre

A new £40 million student village accommodating up to 850 students in the heart of Bolton town centre has moved a step closer.
Global market for all the family

A continental market will be coming to Victoria Square from Thursday, March 12 to Sunday, March 2015.
Bolton benefitting from high speed broadband

More than 2,200 Bolton businesses and homes can now benefit from high-speed fibre broadband rolled out by the £15 million Get Digital Faster programme across Greater Manchester.
Heaton Fold Cafe extends its operation

A popular café is continuing to operate at Heaton Fold Garden Centre.
Legal high shop closes

A shop selling legal highs has closed under threat of court action from the council and police.
Tourism on the up in Bolton

The value of the tourism industry in Bolton has continued to rise from £371 million in 2012 to £394 million in 2013.
Remember to register to vote

A Greater Manchester-wide campaign to encourage people to make sure they are registered gets underway today, Thursday 5 February, to mark National Voter Registration Day.
Amir Khan unveils portrait at museum

A painting of Bolton boxer Amir Khan, which helped artist Christian Hook win the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2014, has come home to Bolton Museum.
Partners join forces to end hate crime

Bolton Council, GMP and voluntary groups and charities are joining forces to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Road improvements in Horwich

A scheme to improve a main link road to Horwich will start on Monday, January 26.
Recipe for success

Food and drink businesses in Bolton could soon see their products on the shelves of a major supermarket following the launch of a series of seminars by Business Growth Hub and Bolton Council.
Services affected by weather

Gritting continues throughout today.
Come one and all to the Mayors Ball

Tickets are now on sale for The Mayor of Bolton’s glittering charity ball on Friday January 30.
Travel training celebration

Pupils celebrated their success at completing an Independent Travel Training course with a special event.
Albert Halls - Public Consultation

You are invited to help shape the future of Bolton Albert Halls by getting involved in the public consultation on the proposals for refurbishment.

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