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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New look museum to open its doors
The new look galleries at Bolton Museum open in September.
First glimpse at new Bolton Egyptology gallery

Bolton Museum has revealed for the first time how its new Egyptology gallery could look.
Residents reminded to travel safely

Bolton Council is reminding residents to make sure that they use hackney cabs and private hire vehicles safely this Christmas and New Year.
Key junction to be improved

A £532,000 scheme to improve a major junction will start on Monday, January 9.
Manchester Road resurfacing

A scheme to resurface a section of Manchester Road will start on January 9.
Preparing for winter

This page includes information and advice about severe weather and how services may be affected.
Team Bolton helps recruit cinema stars

Bolton’s newly-opened cinema has recruited almost two thirds of its staff through a pioneering scheme to get local people back into work.
Council and police crackdown on underage alcohol sales

Bolton Council and GMP have cracked down on pubs and clubs selling alcohol to underage young people this Christmas.
Major transport investment in Bolton continues

Work is underway to deliver major upgrades in and around Bolton railway station.
Spatial Framework consultation extended

Public consultation on the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has been extended until January 16, 2017.
Residents offered low cost goods option for Xmas

Bolton Council and its partners are reminding residents on the hunt for a new fridge or sofa before Christmas to visit The Square, for goods at an affordable price and with low credit.
Festive treats at artisan market

Last minute gifts for Christmas will be available from Bolton Artisan Market this Sunday (December 18).
Work starts on 3G pitch in Westhoughton

Bolton Council has announced the start of work on a new 3G pitch in Westhoughton, to support participation in sports, and promote health and wellbeing amongst young people and adults.
Council consults on budget plans

Bolton Council is consulting residents on its plans for the 2017 – 2019 budget.
Junction work complete

An £850,000 scheme to improve the junction of Manchester Road and Raikes Lane is now complete.
Bolton residents

Bolton residents are being encouraged to get comfortable talking about domestic abuse, as part of a Greater Manchester wide campaign.
Market Place is a golden winner

Bolton’s Market Place Shopping Centre has struck gold and won a top national award.
New Start Well service approved

Schools across the borough have come forward to take over the running of eight Children’s Centre buildings.
Bolton's Best 2016

The winners of this year’s Bolton’s Best awards have been announced.
Christmas spectacular set to open

Bolton’s Christmas attractions will open on December 10.
Temporary closure of Bolton Museum

The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal Egypt gallery project.
New Skoda dealership set for Bolton

A new state of the art car showroom could open at the gateway to Bolton town centre - on the site of the former Clarence Street school.
All aboard the market bus bar

Shoppers can hop on board a vintage red double decker bus to try some festive tipple next week.
Drop-in events for Spatial Framework

A series of drop-in events about the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will be held in Bolton.
Council bringing empty homes into use

Hundreds of long-term empty homes have been brought back into use thanks to help from Bolton Council’s Empty Homes team.
Residents thanked for bin rollout support

Bolton Council has thanked residents for their support with the rollout of slim grey bins, which has already helped the council to avoid £770,000 of waste disposal costs.
Fine for landlord of unsafe property

A landlord has been fined after his rental property in Bolton was found with chronic damp, mould and no heating system.
Miniature mascot star of new exhibition

A new interactive, family exhibition is set to open at Bolton Museum on Saturday, December 3 – with a tiny mouse as star of the show.
Artistic delight at artisan market

Budding painters are in for a treat at Bolton’s Artisan Market this Sunday (November 20).
Thousands watch Bolton’s golden couple turn on lights

Thousands of people turned out to watch Bolton’s golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny switch on the town's Christmas lights.
Helping communities to help themselves

Bolton Council has relaunched its Community Empowerment Fund, to help communities help themselves.
Flame Oz turn Bolton golden at Xmas lights

An internationally renowned fire dance show, Flame Oz will be ‘going for gold’ for Jason and Laura Kenny at the Christmas lights switch-on event on November 17.
New breakfast clubs on the menu at schools

Hundreds of school children in the borough are set to benefit from a free breakfast thanks to Bolton Council funding.
Parking present for Christmas shoppers

Thousands of car parking spaces in Bolton town centre will be free of charge after 3pm each weekday starting on Thursday, November 17.
Local acts take centre stage

A selection box of local talent will be unwrapped at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On on Thursday November 17.
Entries sold out for Ironkids 2017

Entries have sold out in record time for the world’s biggest global Ironkids race which is held in Bolton.
Landlord fined for unsafe property

A landlord has been fined after his rental property in Bolton was found with dangerous electrics, chronic damp and limited heating.
New centre for health and care in Westhoughton

Health and social care services have been brought together under one roof in an innovative new centre in Westhoughton.
Do you know Bolton's Best?

Voting has now closed.
Primary schools soaring with success

Bolton’s primary schools have a lot to celebrate as 96 per cent are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.
Key junction resurfacing work

The junction of Manchester Road and Raikes Lane will be resurfaced as part of an £850,000 project to ease congestion. Work takes place on Oct 29 & 30 and Nov 5 & 6.
Remembrance for 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.
Entries to open for Ironkids 2017

Entries open at noon on Wednesday, October 26 for the world’s largest Ironkids event – in Bolton.
Golden couple set to dazzle Bolton residents

Bolton’s golden hero Jason Kenny will be giving the residents a festive treat when he switches on the town's Christmas lights on November 17.
Get ready for winter

Free advice on keeping safe and preparing for the colder weather will be available at Bolton Council’s annual ‘get ready for winter’ event.
Cash boost to expand Shared Lives scheme

More Bolton adults with health needs will be able to live fulfilling lives in our community thanks to a national funding boost of £1/4 million.
Winter Festival tickets to go on sale

Tickets for Bolton’s Winter Festival will be available from tomorrow (Friday, October 21).
Hollywood glitz as Bolton cinema launches

The Market Place Shopping Centre has unveiled exciting plans to celebrate the opening of The Light Cinema and the town’s newest dining destination, The Vaults.
New delights for artisan market

Four new traders will be joining returning regulars at Heaton Fold’s Artisan Market this Sunday (October 16).
Schools win cash for right recycling

Bolton Council has announced the winners of a competition for local schools to win money by encouraging pupils to recycle the correct items in the burgundy bins.
Take over the Mayor’s duties for the day

Young people are being offered the chance to become Mayor for the Day.
Snow slide returns for Winter Festival

A huge snow slide, a covered ice rink and a festive market will be the star attractions in Bolton town centre this Christmas.
Jobs Fair back on Thursday

Bolton’s award-winning Jobs and Skills Fair will return this Thursday, October 13.
Top award for Bolton Market

Bolton Market has scooped an energy efficiency award in a national competition.
Fantastic fireworks to light up Bolton

Leverhulme Park’s spectacular community firework display and funfair will return on Friday November 4.
Museum prepares for new Egyptology gallery

Work on Bolton Museum’s new tribute to ancient Egypt is set to start in December.
Council confirms planning peer review

Bolton Council has confirmed that an independent Planning Peer Review of the council’s planning committee will be taking place between 11 and 13 October.
Council cracks down on flytipping

Bolton council has taken six residents to court as part of a crackdown on flytipping
Learn new skills during weekend of fun

Residents are invited to channel their creativity during a weekend dedicated to having fun and learning new skills.
Classes to enhance creativity

Bolton’s creative community is invited to take part in a series of workshops aimed at writers, curators and animators.
Town Hall to light up with Pride

On Saturday 24 and Sunday September 25, Bolton Town Hall will be glowing with pride.
Charity fashion event

A charity Fashion Event is being held next week in aid of the Mayor of Bolton charities.
Artisan Market gets seasonal

All the ingredients for a cosy Autumnal night in will be on offer at this month’s Artisan Market at Heaton Fold Garden Centre
St Peters Way work zooms to completion

A £7.3 million project to resurface St Peter’s Way has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule.
Campaign for foster parents

A region-wide recruitment campaign will highlight the need for more fostering households, and invite local people to do something incredible.
Your chance to honour cycling hero Jason Kenny

Enter our children's picture competition or suggest a fitting tribute to local sporting hero Jason Kenny
Free teenage market sets up stall again in Bolton

Young entrepreneurs and performers will be back in Bolton for the town’s second Teenage Market on Saturday September 10.
Food fans flock to biggest fest yet

Around a quarter of a million foodies flocked to Bolton for the town’s biggest and best food and drink festival yet.
St Peter's Way open this weekend

St Peter’s Way will be fully open all through the August Bank Holiday weekend, as Bolton prepares to host its biggest annual event.
King Kenny's bicycle on display

The childhood bike of Bolton’s Olympic hero, Jason Kenny, has gone on display in Bolton Central Library, in Le Mans Crescent.
All set for fantastic festival

It’s the final countdown to Bolton’s 11th Food and Drink Festival, the largest foodie event in the north west.
Half marathon road closures

Businesses and residents are advised to prepare for a number of road closures at the first Bolton Community Half Marathon on Sunday, September 4.
Festival fun at Library and Museum Service

Check out the family-friendly events taking place at Bolton Library and Museum Services as part of the Food and Drink Festival.
Eat to the beat at festival

There won’t just be amazing cuisine; a feast of music is also on the menu at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Top traders set for festival

Great Britain's sausages, award winning cheese, the finest malt whisky in the world are just some of the highlights in store at Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Nominate for Best Customer Care 2016

Nominations have opened for this year’s Best Customer Care award for council staff.
'Wonder-ful' addition to festival

A lean mean wonder machine from one of the UK’s best-loved burger joints will be delighting visitors to Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Better recycling avoids £350K costs

Residents have so far helped Bolton Council to avoid more than £350,000 in waste disposal costs thanks to increasing recycling.
‘Fizz’-ing free cookery demos at festival

Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine will appear at this year’s festival – and she hopes the people of Bolton will be able to send her to heaven!
Junction work complete

An £800,000 programme of work to improve a key Farnworth and Kearsley junction is complete.
Local contractor to install solar panels

Bolton Council has appointed Forrest to install solar panels across four community buildings in a move to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
Transport boost for Logistic North workers

A vital transport link to Bolton’s Logistics North industrial estate has been extended to help shift workers.
Committed to dementia friendly pharmacies

A new scheme to encourage pharmacies across Greater Manchester to become more dementia-friendly was launched in Bolton this week.
Pleasure Beach comes to Bolton

The Pleasure Beach is coming to town for Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
LED lights rollout on schedule

More than half of Bolton’s street lamps have now switched over to new LED lighting - and work is on target to finish in 2018.
Cake lovers get delicious demo

Chocaholics are in for a delicious treat this weekend at Bolton Artisan Market.
Teenage market sets up stall again

Bolton’s first ever Teenage Market was such a hit that it is to make a return in the autumn.
Green flag for Queens Park

Bolton Council has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for Queens Park in Bolton, following its restoration and redevelopment.
Free family open days

Families looking for something different to do in the summer can join Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) for a tour of the Thermal Recovery facility on Raikes Lane, Bolton.
Egyptology plans forge ahead

Plans revealed for Bolton Museum's new Egyptology gallery.
Children at the heart of care plans

An inspection of special educational needs and disability provision has found that children are ‘at the heart’ of their education, health and care plans.
Bradford St bridge improvement

A project to improve Bradford Street bridge will start on Monday, July 25.
Ironman UK this weekend

Bolton is getting ready for the thrill of the Ironman UK this weekend (16-17 July) as some of the finest Ironman athletes put on a show.
Have you received good customer care?

Nominations have opened for this year’s Best Customer Care award for council staff.
New Start Well service proposed

Review into the future of the borough’s Early Years services and Children’s Centres.
Road closures for Ironman 2016

A number of roads will be closed when Bolton hosts its annual Ironman weekend of sport.
Orlando Street bridge has reopened

Orlando Street bridge reopened on Friday after work to improve it was completed.
St Peter's Way resurfacing to start

A £7.3 million project to resurface St Peter’s Way will start on Monday, July 4, and will require overnight closures in both directions.
EU Referendum result in Bolton

EU Referendum result for Bolton
Packed programme for Armed Forces Week

Bolton Council is leading a packed programme of events to celebrate Armed Forces Week, including the raising of the flag, cadet challenges and commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
Voters urged to plan trip to polling stations

People who intend to vote in the EU referendum on Thursday 23 June are being advised to plan where and when they will cast their vote.
Sporting stars set to dazzle at awards

Nominate now for this year's sporting stars.
Market coffee shop full of beans

A business based in Bolton Market is so full of beans it is set to open a second coffee shop in the town centre next week.
Happy first birthday to artisan market

It will be party time for Heaton Fold artisan market this weekend as it celebrates its first birthday with a feast of food and crafts for sale.
Perfect formula for a family festival

Budding scientists are set to have a blast at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
New images show Interchange taking shape

New images show the exciting progress being made on the construction of Bolton’s new transport interchange.
St Peter's Way resurfacing to start

A £7.3 million improvement project to improve St Peter’s Way will start in July – and will require overnight closures for three months.
Raikes Lane junction improvement scheme

A scheme to improve the junction of Manchester Road and Raikes Lane will start on Monday, June 20th.
Flavour of a festival of food

Mad scientists, giant animals, and a world class racing car are just a taster of what’s on the menu for visitors to Bolton town centre this Saturday (June 11).
We are Bolton snaps into action

Creative artists, councillors and Bolton citizens have gathered for the launch of a new exhibition celebrating the town’s ‘greatest asset’ – its people.
Tickets going on sale for food fest

Tickets for Bolton’s hugely popular Food and Drink Festival will go on sale this Saturday (May 27).
A feast of fun at market

Bolton Market will be sharing the love this Saturday (May 28), with a feast of cookery demos, prizes and fun for all the family.
New mayor to lead Sunday parade

Bolton’s new Mayor will process through the town centre as part of the Civic Sunday celebrations this Sunday, May 22.
Spectacular launch for food fest

Bolton’s fantastic Food and Drink Festival was launched in spectacular style at the town’s newest leisure attraction.
New elephant play area open

The Leader of Bolton Council has officially opened a new town centre play area this week, which reflects the town’s historic links with elephants.
Resurfacing work at Longcauseway junction

Resurfacing work will start this Sunday (May 22) at a key Farnworth and Kearsley junction.
In the market for fun

Bolton is setting its stall out and celebrating market culture as part of a national campaign.
New roof at interchange

A brand new, state-of-the-art lightweight roof has been fitted to the bus station concourse at Bolton Interchange
Join us in being dementia aware

Join in the commitment to improving life for those with dementia as part of Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21).
Food festival headline chefs revealed

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain will headline Bolton Food and Drink Festival when it returns in August.
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Artisan market this Sunday

Alain Job, owner of Cameroonian food stall Nkono in Bolton Market, will be entertaining visitors at Heaton Fold’s artisan market this Sunday (May 15).
Plan ahead for Horwich festival

Key roads will be closed when hundreds of cyclists, swimmers and runners take part in the Horwich Festival of Racing in June (18 and 19).
Sponsors revealed for Bolton food fest

Retail giant Aldi is returning for the second year running as the headline sponsor of Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Rollout of 20mph continues

The rollout of 20mph speed limits on residential roads in Bolton is continuing, with work now completed in five large areas across the borough.
Residents reminded of voting registration deadline

Bolton Council is reminding residents that the deadline for applying for a postal vote in this year’s local elections is Tuesday April 19 at 5pm.
Artisan market this Sunday

Food, drinks and craft will be available from the artisan market at Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (April 17).
Three new 3G pitches for borough

The council has announced plans to provide three new 3G pitches across the borough.
Ironkids race is a sellout

Places for the world’s largest Ironkids – held in Bolton - have sold out in record time.
Elephants return to town centre

Bolton Council has returned the cast iron elephants to the town centre, as part of the work on Octagon Court play area.
Lighting milestone

Almost 10,000 street lights in Bolton have been switched over to new LED lighting.
New library for Little Lever

Exciting plans to create a new, modern library for the community of Little Lever have been announced by Bolton Council.
Free parking on offer over Easter

Shoppers are being reminded in the run up to Easter that free car parking is available in Bolton town centre.
Work completes on first phase of Hulton Lane

Bolton Council has completed work on the first phase of a £820,000 development at Hulton Lane playing fields.
Major junction improvement work

An £800,000 scheme to improve a major junction in Kearsley will start on Monday, April 4.
Spa Road set to be resurfaced

A £266,000 scheme to improve Spa Road, in Bolton town centre will start on Saturday, April 2.
Sign up for free teenage market

Young entrepreneurs and performers are being urged to sign up for Bolton’s first ever Teenage Market.
Malaysian flavour for market

A taste of Malaysia from a Manchester street food favourite will be coming to Bolton’s artisan market this Sunday (March 20).
Safe sleep for babies

Local authorities have teamed up to remind new parents of the best ways to keep babies safe during Safer Sleep week.
New Loco Works school plans

Initial proposals of how a Horwich primary school could look if it was to be rebuilt have been revealed.
Gear up for bigger Horwich festival

The annual Horwich Festival of Racing will double in size this year thanks to support from Bolton Council.
Slim your bin for a chance to win

Residents who swap their bin before the end of March will be entered into a prize draw.
Leaders see progress at Interchange

Council and transport leaders have taken a tour of the new transport interchange currently being constructed in Bolton.
Weather Update

Our gritting teams have been working since 10.30pm on Thursday, March 3 to deal with the snow and ice and keep the main roads clear.
Bolton successfully renews Fairtrade status

Bolton has successfully renewed its Fairtrade status.
Wilfred Geere House receives good rating

Short term respite care home, Wilfred Geere House, receives good rating.
Council urges local groups to Clean for the Queen

Bolton Council is urging local community groups to support a national campaign to clean up their communities.
Businesses signed up to become dementia friendly

Businesses in Horwich embraced the opportunity to help create the first dementia friendly community in the borough.
Council invests in community projects

Bolton Council has agreed funding of £114,787 to a further four projects as part of its Community Empowerment Fund.
Good service at Laburnum Lodge

Laburnum Lodge has received a 'good' rating from the Care Quality Commission.
Outstanding inspection for Bridges Family Support

Praise for Bridges Family Support service after 'outstanding' rating by official inspectors.
Artisan market this Sunday

Food, drinks and craft will be available from the artisan market at Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (February 21).
Improved day care facilities in Horwich

£1 million building refurbishment for adult day care services in Horwich.
Businesses to become dementia friendly

Businesses in Horwich are invited to help create the first dementia friendly community in the borough.
Partnership launches hate crime strategy

Bolton Be Safe Strategic Partnership has launched a new hate crime strategy as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Last dash for Ironman

Places are running out for Ironman UK, one of the world’s toughest endurance races held in Bolton.
Bolton libraries become greater with access to millions more books

Bolton library users can borrow books from other libraries across the region from Saturday, Feb 6.
New images show interchange construction

Work is progressing well on the brand new Bolton Interchange, with new pictures showing the on-site developments over the festive and new year period.
Flood Resilience Grant

Flood-proof funding now available for Bolton residents and businesses
Aquarium to celebrate milestone birthday

Bolton Aquarium celebrates its 75th birthday this week with a Super Saturday fun day.
Helping people to keep warm in their homes

Residents worried about keeping their home warm can access a range of help and support.
Cure debt hangover

People suffering from a New Year debt hangover can get free advice from Bolton Council next week.
Work starts on elephant play area

Bolton Council has started work on a new town centre play area, which will reflect the town’s historic links with elephants
Work starts on interchange development

Construction is underway on a 30,000 sq ft five-storey office building adjoining Bolton town centre’s new rail and bus interchange.
Limited entries available for Ironkids

Places are running out for the world’s largest Ironkids event held in Bolton.
Local boy reopens play area

Bolton Council has reopened a play area damaged by fire, with a local boy as guest of honour.
Future for Susan Isaacs

A formal statutory notice to close Susan Isaacs Nursery has been issued by Bolton Council.

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