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.
Weather warning for Friday 29 Dec

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for the North West of England for early tomorrow morning until the afternoon.
Look after your mental health at Christmas

Support, opening times and tips to help you take care and avoid feeling overwhelmed at Christmas.
1,300 Christmas hampers from Logistics North

A new unit at Logistics North, in Bolton, will serve as the distribution headquarters for Urban Outreach’s huge Christmas hamper appeal.
Changes to bin collections

Residents are being reminded there will be some changes to refuse and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.
Taxi marshals' festive trial

A taxi marshal scheme to help town centre revellers get home safely over the busy festive period is being trialled in Bolton.
Market open longer for Christmas

Bolton Market will open on Christmas Eve to help shoppers buy their last minute festive food.
Stay safe with money this Christmas

Partners across the borough are urging people to stay safe this Christmas and not get ‘ripped off’.
Glimpse of new Little Lever library

Detailed designs for a new library in Little Lever are expected to be discussed in the New Year.
Day of action for better Bolton

A day of action to make Bolton town centre a cleaner, safer and more inviting place to visit and work was held yesterday.
Christmas market opens tomorrow

Shoppers will have the chance to tuck into a selection of tasty festive treats when Bolton’s Christmas market opens tomorrow.
Laugh out loud at Bolton Albert Halls

Star of Phoenix Nights , Archie Kelly, will launch The Albert Halls’ new comedy club on Friday, December 15.
Bolton's Best 2017 winners

The winners of this year’s Bolton’s Best staff awards have been announced.
Extra places for Ironkids

Five hundred extra places will be released on Wednesday, December 13 for the world’s largest Ironkids event, to be held in Bolton next summer.
Golden award for Market Place

Bolton Council has struck gold and won a major national award for its regeneration vision.
Bolton's Best winners announced today

Bolton's Best 2017 award winners to be announced today
Queen's Park to star in Ironman

A beautiful town centre park will welcome thousands of Ironman athletes next year.
Multi-storey plans move forward

Plans to build a multi-storey car park near the new Bolton transport interchange have taken another step forward.
Pantomime time at Bolton Albert Halls

Tickets are selling fast for Bolton’s first pantomime in the newly refurbished Albert Halls.
Christmas attractions set to open

Bolton’s spectacular Christmas attractions will open on Saturday, December 2.
Paralympian's approval for leisure centre

Horwich’s new state-of-the-art £10m leisure centre has received the seal of approval from a local paralympian.
Mayor’s Christmas Fair

A traditional day of festive fun awaits visitors to the annual Mayor’s Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 9.
New leisure centre to open

Horwich’s new state-of-the-art £10mleisure centre is set to open next month.
Joining forces to end domestic violence

Organisations across Bolton have joined forces in a campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Work progressing on new Horwich school

These are the latest designs which show how a new primary school in Horwich will look.
Flytippers fined for dumping sofas and waste

Bolton Council has carried out three more successful prosecutions as part of its campaign to crack down on envirocrime.
Town Hall to shine for Red Wednesday

Bolton Town Hall will be illuminated red to mark national Red Wednesday.
Community takeover new building in Blackrod

The Blackrod Sports and Community Centre has been taken over by the community, as a meeting place for local groups and a place to play sport.
Teaming up to find forever homes for children in care

Bolton has joined a new “super” team to boost the search for forever families for children waiting for adoption.
Support at home service given Good rating

A service which helps people with intensive short term care in their own homes has been rated good for the third consecutive year.
Three new units built at Logistics North

Work on the first phase of a major expansion project at one of the largest distribution sites in the North West is now complete.
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.
Christmas tree forest at market

A magical festive forest awaits visitors to the Artisan Market at Heaton Fold Garden Centre this Sunday.
Egerton St overnight closure warning

Motorists are being warned of potential disruption from Monday, November 20 due to resurfacing on Manchester Road in Farnworth.
Musical talent to take centre stage at Xmas Lights

An amazing selection of musical talent will be unwrapped at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On on Thursday November 16.
First Skills Summit success

More than 80 delegates joined in Bolton’s first ever Skills Summit.
Events commemorating Bolton 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.
Bolton leading way with hospital bags

Bolton will be the first in GM to launch a scheme which helps care home residents when they are admitted to hospital.
Garden centre's Christmas hours

Heaton Fold Garden Centre will be getting into the Christmas spirit as it opens for late night shopping from November 16.
Parking gift for Christmas shoppers

Thousands of car parking spaces in Bolton town centre will be free after 3pm each weekday from Thursday, November 16.
Lanterns to shine at Xmas lights parade

Lanterns of all shapes and sizes will play a starring role at this year’s Christmas lights parade on Thursday November 16.
Vote for Bolton’s Best

Residents can vote for the council team or individual that has given excellent service.
Plans for a new-age Jubilee Centre

Day service users are to help design a brand new multi-million pound Jubilee Centre.
Winter Festival tickets on sale

Tickets for Bolton’s popular Winter Festival are now on sale online.
Latest designs for Bolton Egyptology gallery

Fresh designs for Bolton Museum's new Egyptology gallery, opening 2018, have been revealed.
Events to remember Bolton 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.
Slide into winter with town centre fun

A giant snow slide will once again be the star attraction in Bolton town centre this Christmas.
Ironkids record sellout

The world’s largest Ironkids event, to be held in Bolton next summer, has sold out in record time.
Entries to open for largest Ironkids in world

Entries for Ironkids 2018 in Bolton open on Wednesday, October 25.
Manchester Arena Attack Review

The Kerslake Review Arena Review is now accepting information from those affected by the Manchester Arena attack
Get ready for winter

Free expert advice on keeping safe and preparing for the colder weather will be available at Bolton Council’s annual ‘get ready for winter’ event.
Council cracks down on back street waste

Bolton Council has successfully secured two more prosecutions as part of its continued crackdown against flytippers.
Local Lad Paddy to turn on Xmas lights

Bolton’s home grown comedian and presenter Paddy McGuinness will be giving the residents of Bolton a festive treat when he switches on the town's Christmas lights on November 16.
Hundreds of empty homes back in use

Hundreds of long-term empty homes are now back in use thanks to help from Bolton Council’s Empty Homes team.
Fantastic fireworks at Leverhulme Park

Leverhulme Park’s spectacular community firework display and funfair will return on Friday November 3.
Egerton Street partially reopened

A road in Farnworth has partially reopened after weeks of closure because of emergency bridge repairs.
Council appoints new Chief Executive

Bolton Council has appointed Tony Oakman as its new Chief Executive.
New signs to warn drivers

New flashing speed road warning signs urging drivers to slow down are a step closer.
Bolton to launch suicide prevention strategy

A multi-agency partnership has produced a plan which sets out a clear ambition for ‘no more suicides’ in Bolton.
Resurfacing work on Folds Road

Motorists are being warned of overnight closures when work to improve a town centre road starts on Monday (October 9).
School lunches amongst cheapest in country

Bolton families are being reminded they can still sign up for school meals, which are amongst the most affordable in the country.
£1bn council blueprint approved

A £1 billion blueprint to shape and transform the future of Bolton town centre has been formally approved.
GM Mayor launches "congestion conversation"

The Mayor of Greater Manchester wants to hear how our congested roads are impacting people’s lives.
Teenage Market returns

Bolton’s successful Teenage Market will be back in town tomorrow (September 23).
Going for gold

The cream of Bolton’s sporting crop was celebrated at the Bolton Active Sports Awards.
£1bn council blueprint unveiled

A £1 billion blueprint that will shape and transform the future of Bolton town centre up to 2030 and beyond has been published.
David's magnificent market honour

A Bolton Council officer who has worked for more than 37 years in the markets industry has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
Council cracks down on flytippers

Bolton Council has taken four residents to court as part of its continued crack down on flytipping.
Artisan Market gets autumnal

All the ingredients for a cosy Autumnal night in are on offer at this weekend’s Artisan Market at Heaton Fold Garden Centre.
Darwen Road improvement work

A scheme to repair the surface of a major road in Bromley Cross will take place over two Sundays.
Council wins national award for slim bins

Bolton council is celebrating winning a national award for innovation for the introduction of slim bins across the borough.
Consultation on Harvey Nursery

Members of The Cabinet have agreed to consult on proposals to close a day nursery for pre-school children.
Bolton Interchange open for business

Bolton's new £48 million interchange has opened its doors to commuters.
Food fest biggest yet

This year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival has broken visitor number records.
Bolton youngsters enjoy fun-packed summer

Young people across the borough have been enjoying a summer packed with fun and free activities.
Countdown is on to festival

The countdown to the biggest event in Bolton's culinary calendar has begun.
Top traders lined up for Festival

Bavarian caramelised nuts, Hungarian chimney cakes and African sweets are just some of the treats on offer from stallholders at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Ainsley's corking Aldi wine masterclass

A masterclass in Aldi wines is being uncorked for Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Bolton Road closure

Bolton Road will remain closed at its junction with Egerton St, near Moses Gate Railway Station.
Student SOS for Bolton house

Students will help to transform one of Bolton’s empty properties into a new home.
Finest regional chefs for food fest

A host of talented regional chefs will show off their culinary skills at this year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Musical feast on the menu

An amazing menu of music will cater for all tastes at this year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
Festival fun for all the family

Bolton Library and Museum Services are giving visitors the chance to try out five different activities at this year’s Food and Drink Festival.
Trio of special events top bill

TV chef Simon Rimmer will swap Sunday Brunch for Saturday brunch as part of three special events topping the bill at this year’s food festival.
E-cig business owner prosecuted for dumping waste

A man who dumped 744 containers of clear liquid has been sentenced and fined £11,000.
Talk like an Egyptian

A full programme of talks, activities and film screenings will take place at Bolton Library and Museum from August 2017 to June 2018.
Building a future for library and museum services

A call to help shape services and activities at a new library in Little Lever has gone out to residents.
Green flag award for Queens Park

Bolton Council has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for Queens Park for the second year in a row.
Residents fined £770 for dumping bags

A resident has been fined £770 after flytipping 15 bin bags in a back street.
High-rise Fire Safety - FAQs

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have answered a number of frequently asked questions.
New town centre bus lane

A new bus lane will come into effect on Monday (July 31) on Great Moor Street.
Service to remember 100th anniversary of Passchendaele

A service will be held in the Parish Church to commemorate the centenary of the battle
Believe in yourself Bolton

Bolton is on a mission to get fit and active, and everyone is invited to get involved.
Cinderella announced for Albert Halls panto

Bolton Council has announced Cinderella as its Christmas panto for The Albert Halls.
Bolton's Best 2017 awards

Do you know Bolton's Best?
Restored Albert Halls wins award

The refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Bolton Albert Halls was declared one of the best projects in the UK at the construction industry’s annual ‘Oscars’.
Artisan Market this Sunday

Mouth-watering treats will be available at Bolton Artisan Market this Sunday (July 23).
Site confimed for 3G pitch in Horwich

Bolton Council has confirmed the location of the new 3G pitch in Horwich as Old Station Park, adjacent to Horwich Leisure Centre.
Interchange road work nears end

The final resurfacing work on Great Moor Street will take place next week – and will require overnight closures.
Farnworth junctions to be improved

A £1.9 million scheme to improve two major Farnworth junctions will start on Monday, July 24.
Whistl opens Bolton super depot

Whistl has officially opened its new Bolton super depot located on the Logistics North development by Junction 4 of the M61.
Council warns against rogue traders

Bolton Council once again warning residents to be wary of traders who cold call offering to do gardening, roofing, driveways, guttering or other outdoor jobs, no matter how professional their leaflets or vehicles appear.
Bolton Rd and Lea Gate improvement work

A £485,000 scheme to improve roads in Bradshaw and Harwood will start on Saturday (July 22).
Ironman UK to stay in Bolton

Bolton will continue to host the Ironman UK triathlon until 2022.
Resident fined for passing waste to unlicensed man and van

A Bolton man who paid for his rubbish to be disposed has been fined – after the person he paid to take it away dumped it on a quiet country lane.
Billion pound plan for town centre

A £1 billion masterplan to regenerate Bolton town centre has been unveiled.
Bradford St improvements to start

A £340,000 scheme to improve safety on a busy town centre road will start on July 24.
Council secures fines for taxi drivers plying for hire

Bolton Council has secured fines for a number of taxi drivers found to be illegally picking up passengers in the town centre.
Council secures fine for food business

Bolton Council has secured a substantial fine against a food business operator for two food safety offences.
Bolton Cares celebrates first anniversary

Bolton Cares, the adult social care company established by Bolton Council is celebrating its first anniversary.
Manchester House pops up in Bolton

Celebrity chef Aiden Byrne will be bringing a flavour of one of the region’s finest restaurants to Bolton for “the best food festival around”.
Road closures for Ironman 2017

A number of roads will be closed when Bolton hosts its annual Ironman weekend of sport.
Party time at High Street Library

It’s party time this Sunday (July 9) as High Street Library celebrates the 10th anniversary of its new building.
New tea room for Smithills Hall

Sandwiches, cake, tea and …a spoonful of sugar are on the menu at Smithills Hall's new tea room.
Manchester tributes on display

Tributes to victims of the Manchester terror attack are now available to view by the public at Central Library.
Fire safety in high rise buildings

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a housing taskforce, which is being led by Salford City Mayor Councillor Paul Dennett and supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Kids with hattitude competition

Come along to Bolton Food and Drink Festival’s launch event tomorrow (July 1) to find out about an Alice in Wonderland inspired hat making competition.
Food festival flavour

A flavour of Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be coming to the town centre this Saturday (July 1).
Free parking extended

Free parking in Bolton town centre has been extended until September 2018.
Council warning on street traders

Bolton Council is warning parents and families to be careful when buying toys from street traders and ensure that the toys have the correct safety warnings.
Work starts on refurb of Bolton One

Bolton Council and Bolton Community Leisure Trust have started work on a £1m refurbishment of the Jason Kenny Centre at Bolton One.
Quality programme for care homes

Bolton’s care homes have signed up to a new quality scheme that should see standards improve even further across the borough.
National Minute's Silence - Finsbury Park

We will be observing the national minute’s silence today to remember the victims of the Finsbury Park attack.
Show your support 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 a ‘tactical advance to battle’ from Rivington Pike to Victoria Square.
National Minutes' Silence

National Minute of Silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
New strategy for carers launched

Help, support and recognition for people who look after their family members are at the heart of a new three-year plan for carers.
Museum display for Manchester tributes

Moving tributes laid in Bolton town centre to remember the victims of the Manchester Arena attack are to be part of a new display in the Museum and Central Library.
Artisan Market this Sunday

Visitors to Heaton Fold Garden Centre can enjoy delights from Bolton Artisan Market this Sunday (June 18).
Turton Street resurfacing to start

A scheme to improve a key town centre road will start this Saturday, June 17.
Road closures for Horwich Festival

A number of roads will be closed in Horwich to facilitate this weekend's Festival of Racing.
General Election 2017

The results of the General Election count for Bolton's constituencies have been announced.
Bolton to observe minute's silence

Bolton will fall silent on Tuesday, June 6 to remember those that lost their lives and all those affected by the attacks in London.
New supermarket at Logistics North

Leading grocery retailer Aldi has officially opened its new supermarket at the Logistics North development in Bolton.
A new vision for the Octagon Theatre

The public are being asked for their views on the Octagon Theatre’s £10 million redevelopment following the release of new images showing how the theatre could look.
Market Place scoops award

Bolton’s Market Place Shopping Centre has won another top award.
Utilities provider fined over road safety

A utilities company has been fined £1,500 after Bolton Council took it to court for closing part of a street during road works without permission.
Council gets tough on flytipping and trade waste

Bolton Council is warning residents that anyone caught flytipping or dumping rubbish will face a £400 on-the-spot fine.
Carers helpline goes 24 hours

A helpline for carers in Bolton will be extending its opening hours to 24 hours a day 7 days a week, thanks to funding from Bolton Council and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Town centre overnight road closures

Motorists are being warned of overnight road closures while resurfacing is carried out on Great Moor Street.
National minute silence

Bolton will be observing the national minute’s silence in Victoria Square.
Attack at Manchester Arena

Advice and support available after the Manchester Arena attack
Books of Condolence

Bolton has held a vigil in support of all those affected by the attack in Manchester, and opened Books of Condolence.
Incident at Manchester Arena

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, said: "I am horrified by what has happened and my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this attack.
University takes flagship building

The University of Bolton will be moving into Bolton Central; the new flagship building on the corner of Great Moor Street and Newport Street.
Library award is top class

Bolton Schools’ Library Service, Blackrod Library and Blackrod Church School have won a prestigious award.
New Mayor to lead Civic Sunday parade

Bolton’s new Mayor will process through the town centre as part of the Civic Sunday celebrations this Sunday, May 21.
Weekend market bonanza in Bolton

Bolton Markets will be sharing the love this Saturday (May 20), with a feast of cookery demos, prizes and fun for all the family.
Tickets on sale for food fest

Tickets for Bolton’s hugely popular Food and Drink Festival will go on sale this Monday, at noon (May 22).
Road closures for road resurfacing

Motorists are being warned of road closures due to resurfacing work on Higher Bridge Street.
College transfers to community

Westhoughton community college building will be handed over to the community, as a meeting place for local groups and a place to attend a new range of courses.
Residents fined for piling up bin bags

Two residents have been fined after repeatedly ignoring warnings to remove piles of bin bags and rubbish from their back yards.
Flytipper fined £800 for dumping in garden

​Bolton Council has secured an £800 fine for a flytipper to court who dumped fifteen bags of waste in someone else’s garden.
Plan ahead for Festival of Racing

Hundreds of cyclists, swimmers and runners are set to take part in the Horwich Festival of Racing next month (June 17 and 18).
Feast of fun for markets

Bolton is setting its stall out to celebrate market culture as part of a national campaign.
Skylink bridge spans installed

Bolton’s new, state-of-the-art transport interchange took another step towards completion late last week with the installation of the final two steel spans of the ‘skylink’ bridge.
Work completes on new 3G pitch

Bolton Council has completed work on a new 3G pitch in Westhoughton, to support participation in sports, and promote health and wellbeing amongst young people and adults.
Greater Manchester Mayor election results

The result of the election of the first Greater Manchester Mayor has been announced.
New units for Logistics North

Plans to develop the next phase of a flagship employment and distribution hub in Bolton have been revealed.
School speed signs light up Bolton

Around 40 flashing speed warning signs outside schools are now operational across Bolton.
Polling day arrangements for GM Mayor Elections

Voting for the first ever Mayor of Greater Manchester takes place this Thursday 4 May, with polling stations open from 7am until 10pm.
Heroes Welcome for Wanderers

Proud Boltonians are invited to celebrate their team’s return to the Championship at a special ceremony for Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 2 May at 6.30pm.
New Skoda dealership approved

A major car retailer’s plans for a new town centre Skoda dealership have been given the green light.
Manchester Road works now complete

A £532,000 scheme to improve a key road junction in Bolton town centre is now complete.
Bolton Interchange project given a lift

Substantial progress has been made on a crucial element of Bolton’s new, state-of-the-art transport interchange.
Classic cars at market

A collection of vintage Citroen 2CV cars and birds of prey will be on display at Bolton Artisan Market this Sunday (April 23).
Flytipper tracked down after a year

Bolton Council has taken a flytipper to court, who evaded justice for more than a year.
Community walks show history of Crompton

Bolton Council is launching a series of walking tours and maps to outline the history and geography of the Crompton ward.
Secret illegal tobacco haul seized

Thousands of cigarettes, believed to be fake or illegal, were discovered in a Bolton shop basement – in a hidden storage area operated by an electronic bolt.
Taxi and private hire drivers could be fined

Taxi and private hire drivers could face a fine of up to £1,000 and lose their taxi licences if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or charge them extra.
Spring into parks this Easter

With spring finally here it’s time to get out and about with the best that our local parks have to offer.
Last chance to register to vote for the first elected GM Mayor

Anyone who is not already on the electoral register has just days left to add themselves in time to be able to vote in the first ever elections for a Greater Manchester Mayor.
Good inspection result for short break service

Caring, with friendly staff and people fully involved in decisions about their support and care are just some of the findings from an inspection of a service for people with mental health needs.
New apprenticeship scheme forged for adult social care

Bolton Cares will create opportunities for 12 apprentices as part of a new partnership with Bolton College.
Flytipping incidents drop by a third

New figures show flytipping incidents in Bolton have reduced by a third.
Radcliffe Road improvements

A £485,000 scheme to resurface Radcliffe Road will begin on Monday, April 10.
‘Egg-cellent’ treats this Easter

There’s plenty of ‘egg-citing’ activities this Easter at Bolton’s museums and libraries.
One month to go until election for first GM Mayor

The deadline for you to be on the electoral register is Thursday 13 April.
Council secures fines against flytippers

Bolton Council has secured fines against three residents for dumping waste illegally in the back streets of the borough.
New library for Little Lever moves a step closer

Exciting plans to create a new, modern library and community health facility for the community of Little Lever are a step closer to fruition.
£6.5 million development close to completion

Work on a flagship £6.5 million development in Bolton town centre is set to finish by the end of this month.
GM Mayoral Elections

The official countdown to the election to choose the first ever Greater Manchester Mayor has begun.
Council secures fine for flytipper caught on camera

A brazen flytipper who was caught on CCTV dumping a sofa in broad daylight has been fined.
Feast of fun at market

An array of birds of prey will be swooping into Bolton Artisan Market to entertain young visitors this Sunday (March 19).
Join in Shakespeare Week

Fans of the world’s greatest playwright certainly won’t be ‘Bard’ as Bolton Library and Museum Services celebrate Shakespeare Week.
Horwich Leisure Centre opens to public

Willmott Dixon is opening its Horwich Leisure centre project in Bolton to the public as part of a week-long event aimed at attracting young people into a career in construction.
Residents asked to create vision for Bolton 2030

Residents will be asked to give their vision for how Bolton could look in 2030 as part of an exhibition which will tour the borough’s libraries.
Bolton food fest chefs revealed

Take a dash of Ainsley Harriott, a pinch of Simon Rimmer, a sprinkling of James Martin, then stir together with Michael Caines - and what do you have?
Council cracks down on rogue trader

Bolton Council has taken a paver to court for aggressive and misleading sales practices.
Council nominated for top award

Bolton Council was nominated for a top national award for its work in saving more than £2 million so far by introducing slim bins.
New designs for Bolton Egyptology gallery

Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration by Leach Studio.
New figures show fall in flytipping

New figures released by the Government show a 40 per cent decrease in flytipping incidents recorded by Bolton council.
Teenage market back in town

Bolton’s successful Teenage Market will be back in town tomorrow (Saturday, March 4).
Flytipper made to clean up borough

Bolton Council has successfully secured a community service order in court against a prolific flytipper.
Free teenage market back again

Bolton’s successful Teenage Market has proved to be such a success that it will be coming back – on three dates in 2017.
Fine for piling up 60 bin bags

A resident has been handed a £440 fine after she repeatedly ignored warnings to remove around 60 bin bags from her back yard.
Major acquisition for Mass Observation collection

A key piece of artwork from the ground-breaking 1930s social experiment, Mass Observation, has been acquired by Bolton Museum.
Tourism £420.4m boost

Bolton’s tourism industry generated £420.4m for the local economy in 2015, according to new figures.
Twenty's plenty for Bolton

Almost 2,500 residential streets in Bolton now have a 20mph speed limit in a bid to make them safer.
Manchester Road resurfacing to start

Motorists are being warned of potential disruption from Monday, February 20 due to improvement work on Manchester Road.
Council to live stream meetings

People will soon be able to tune into Bolton Council meetings from the comfort of their own homes thanks to new web-streaming equipment.
Buzz at market

There will be a buzz in the air at Bolton Artisan Market this Sunday (February 19).
Restoration plan for Smithills Hall

The West wing of Smithills Hall is to benefit from a £500,000 restoration.
Council takes action on flytip hotspot

Bolton Council is working in partnership with local businesses, to take action on a private road, which has been blighted by flytipping.
Whistl to open super depot in Bolton

Whistl, the second largest postal operator in the UK, has announced that it is to move into a new super depot into Bolton.
Residents fined for dumping rubbish

Two residents who refused to clear up piles of rubbish in their own yards have been handed hefty fines.
Slim bin rollout saves £1.4m

Bolton council has thanked residents for their support with the rollout of slim grey bins across Bolton, which has already helped the council to avoid £1.4m of waste disposal costs.
Council continues flytipping crackdown

​Bolton Council has taken seven residents to court as part of its continued crack down on flytipping.
Ainsworth Lane resurfacing scheme

A £257,000 scheme to improve Ainsworth Lane will begin on Monday, February 6.
Tribute to Bolton’s brilliant women

A lasting tribute to some of the borough’s most influential women – past and present – has been created in Bolton Town Hall.
Partners create vision of Bolton in 2030

Public, private, voluntary and community sector partners came together to create a vision for how Bolton could look in 2030 at today’s Vision conference.
Winter wonderland wowed visitors

Bolton’s Christmas attractions have been hailed a huge success after bringing thousands of visitors into the town centre.
Britain's best award for food fest

Bolton Food and Drink Festival has scooped a coveted national award for having the best food market in the country.
Trinity Gateway vision revealed

A new hotel, office block and a multi-storey car park could be built on Trinity Street following the completion of the £48 million transport interchange.
LED lights milestone

More than three quarters of Bolton’s street lights are now using new LED lighting.
Changes to council tax support scheme

Bolton council is informing residents of changes to the council tax support scheme which will take effect from April 2017.
New Brazley Centre launched

Improved day care facilities for adults have been officially re-opened in Horwich thanks to a £1 million building refurbishment.
Flashing signs to make roads safer

Work is underway to install approximately 140 flashing speed signs outside schools.
Council fines flytippers

Bolton Council has taken four residents to court as part of its continued crack down on flytipping.
Architects announced for Octagon project

The Octagon Theatre has announced the architects which will be delivering its major capital redevelopment project.
Grant to create a warm welcome at Bolton Museum

First impressions of Bolton Library and Museum Service are to be improved thanks to a grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
£1.7 million new Interchange road scheme

A £1.7 million road improvement programme to help traffic flow when Bolton’s new transport interchange opens will start on Monday, January 23.
Funding boost for extra childcare in Bolton

Free childcare for three and four year olds in Bolton is to receive a boost thanks to government funding.
New History Centre events

Two free events to be held at the History Centre in its new home in Central Library
Mayor to hold charity afternoon tea

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Lynda Byrne will be holding a charity afternoon tea on Thursday January 26th from 2pm.

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