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Full meeting of Bolton Council

The Bolton News:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORIC warship, nuisance phone calls and 20mph speed limits are all on the agenda at tonight's full council meeting.

Business boomed during Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

9:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUSINESS boomed in Bolton during this year’s food and drink festival, with key retailers saying they saw a boost in shoppers thanks to the event.

Food and drink festival attracts record 153,000 visitors

The Bolton News:

9:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RECORD 153,227 people flocked to this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival — smashing targets for the number of visitors expected.

Celebrity chefs take part in the ice-bucket challenge for Bolton Food Festival finale

The Bolton News:

5:31pm Monday 25th August 2014

A SPLASHING finale marked the end of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival as celebrity chefs, traders and stall holders completed the ice bucket challenge.

Calls for train fare hike to be scrapped

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLITICIANS and commuters have joined forces to call for a planned 3.5 per cent hike in train fares to be scrapped.

Celebrity chef James Martin wows crowds at Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

11:16am Monday 25th August 2014

SATURDAY Kitchen star James Martin warmed up Victoria Square today as he fired up the barbeque.

Tories chose candidate to stand in Bolton North East

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Conservative candidate who will face Bolton North East MP David Crausby at the 2015 general election has been selected.

Tougher laws needed to crack down on nuisance cold callers

The Bolton News:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TOUGHER laws are needed to crack down on “nuisance” cold-callers phoning Bolton residents, a councillor has said.

CBeebies star Katy Ashworth wows hundreds of children at Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News:

3:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CBEEBIES star Katy Ashworth entertained hundreds of children in the first celebrity session at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

This year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be 'most-family friendly yet'

The Bolton News:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THIS year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be the most family friendly festival to date — with a new children’s zone ready to thrill young foodies.

Celebrity chefs go head to head in Food Festival showdown

The Bolton News: Masterchef's John Torode.

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CELEBRITY chefs will go head-to-head in a Ready Steady Cook challenge as part of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Bolton could see return of Scottish train routes as companies bid for rail franchises

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TRAIN companies in the running to operate services through Bolton have been announced by the government.

£6.5 million transformation of Albert Halls - including upmarket restaurant

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BOLTON’S Albert Halls will be completely transformed as part of a £6.5 million revamp.

20mph speed limits are a waste of time, say Smithills residents

The Bolton News:

11:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RESIDENTS of streets in Smithills where 20 mile per hour speed limits were put in place say the scheme is ineffective and a waste of money.

End 15-minute care visits to elderly and disabled, say campaigners

The Bolton News:

9:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIFTEEN-minute visits to vulnerable elderly and disabled people must come to an end, campaigners say.

Bolton 20mph speed limit plan delayed by cash shortage

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TWO-year plan to make all of Bolton's residential streets 20mph zones has been delayed due to a shortage of cash.

130,000 visitors expected at Bolton Food and Drink Festival this weekend - here's your guide to everything that's happening

The Bolton News:

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FOODIES get ready — Bolton Food and Drink Festival is just around the corner.

Free parking in Bolton to continue as scheme doubles number of users

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FREE weekend parking in Bolton’s main multi-storey car parks has seen the number of users almost double.

Mayor pays tribute to grandmother who was buried in unmarked pauper's grave in Northern Ireland

The Bolton News:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Mayor of Bolton travelled back to his home county in Northern Ireland to pay tribute to his grandmother — and hundreds of others — who were buried in unmarked graves after dying in poverty.

Anger over Cash Converters leaflet in Bolton Council's newspaper

The Bolton News:

9:47am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE delivery of a Cash Converters leaflet at the same time as Bolton Council’s newspaper has been branded “unacceptable”.

Yucca plant banned 'because it's a health and safety risk'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A YUCCA plant — which has cheered up a dreary landing for eight years — has been banned by housing bosses over “health and safety” fears.

Laura Farrell's dad still devastated years after death crash

The Bolton News:

10:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE bereaved father of Laura Farrell says he is still devastated by her death.

Interchange work is still on track despite criticism over 'standstill', say bosses

The Bolton News:

10:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

TRANSPORT bosses have insisted work is steaming ahead on the new Bolton Interchange — despite criticism that building has come to a standstill.

Bid to knock down historic Deane pub rejected again

The Bolton News:

10:09am Thursday 14th August 2014

A DEVELOPER has failed in his second bid to knock down a historic Deane pub to make way for new houses, apartments and shops.

Daubhill death crash driver to be sued for £300,000

The Bolton News: Sherri Torkington

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A GRIEVING widower is suing a dangerous driver for “unlimited compensation” after a fatal car crash that killed his wife.

Devoted mum visits murdered son's grave every week

The Bolton News:

9:17am Saturday 9th August 2014

DEVOTED mother Joan Holland has visited the grave of her 16-year-old son every week since he was stabbed to death in Farnworth six years ago, leaving tributes, toys and angels so he wouldn’t feel alone.

Bolton Council counts cost of 'bedroom tax' bail-outs

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

STRUGGLING tenants affected by the bedroom tax have had to be bailed out by Bolton Council due to a shortfall in government funding, Labour leaders have claimed.

Anti-mosque protest 'should not have been allowed in residential area', says councillor

The Bolton News:

10:49am Friday 8th August 2014

THE North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest should not have been allowed in a residential area, a councillor claims.

'I'm not a racist', says man photographed at North West Infidels protest

The Bolton News:

10:07am Friday 8th August 2014

A BOLTON man photographed at the North West Infidels anti-mosque protesters’ march says he is appalled to have been associated with the far right.

Poppy wreath stolen from war memorial

The Bolton News:

9:37am Friday 8th August 2014

A COMMUNITY champion and her councillor grandson have been left devastated after a poppy wreath laid in memory of a family war hero was taken from a war memorial.

Johnson Fold dad refuses to take down flag pole despite order from Bolton at Home

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A SCHOOL caretaker is refusing to take down a Lancashire rose flag from outside his house after landlords Bolton at Home told him remove a flag pole.

'Councillors weren't properly informed about North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest'

The Bolton News:

1:13pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SENIOR Labour councillor has accused Bolton Council of failing to inform her properly about an anti-mosque protest in her ward.

Bolton 'will not be left behind' by £15 billion rail plan

The Bolton News:

12:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

BOLTON will not be “left on the platform” by an ambitious £15 billion scheme put forward by the leaders of key northern cities, the town’s transport bosses have said.

Developers launch appeal over affordable housing row in Horwich

The Bolton News:

11:36am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DEVELOPERS of an abandoned building site in Horwich have launched an appeal against a planning committee decision in a row over affordable housing.

North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest 'was huge challenge', say police

The Bolton News:

12:04pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE North West Infidels’ anti-mosque protest was a “huge challenge”, say police, which forced them to close Blackburn Road for the public’s safety.

Bolton does not need 'Tesco tax' to help small shops, says council leader

The Bolton News: Tesco logo

4:48pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE leader of Bolton Council has said he does not support calls for a so-called “Tesco tax”, which would give local authorities powers to charge a levy on large supermarkets.

Three suspended as council investigates 'intimidating' actions at Bolton Market during strike

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TOWN hall bosses have launched an investigation into the “intimidating” actions of trade union members after they distributed leaflets in Bolton Market during a public sector strike.

Blackburn Road closed as hundreds gather for protest

The Bolton News:

5:22pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of protestors closed off Blackburn Road for more than an hour over protests about the extension of a mosque in Astley Bridge.

REVIEW: Breakout Manchester

The Bolton News:

4:44pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A HARDY team of hacks from The Bolton News, locked in a room in the heart of Manchester, had just 60 minutes to crack the code and stop a deadly zombie virus threatening to destroy the human race. Elaine O'Flynn reports on how they got on.

North West Infidels stage anti-mosque protest in Blackburn Road

The Bolton News:

1:13pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Live updates as right wing group North West Infidels protest against plans for a large new mosque in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.

Call to boycott HSBC after it closes down Bolton charity's account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

BOSSES at an Islamic aid charity which has had its account closed by HSBC are calling on its supporters to boycott the bank.

HSBC closes relief charity trust account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

8:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BOLTON Islamic relief charity is among a group of Muslim organisations to be told by banking giants HSBC that it will close its account in September.

Joy for elderly veterans as plans for disabled ramp at Farnworth war memorial are approved

The Bolton News:

8:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ELDERLY veterans will soon be able to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict after plans for a new disabled ramp at Farnworth war memorial were approved.

Romantic Farnworth pensioners get married - aged 75 and 81

The Bolton News:

8:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

ROMANTIC pensioners John Walkden and Joan Williams promised to be true to each other “in every way” as they tied the knot.

Little Lever UKIP councillor 'regrets' sexist joke on Facebook

The Bolton News:

8:51am Monday 28th July 2014

A councillor has said he “regrets” making sexist remarks on his Facebook page.

Five-year-old airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Deane

The Bolton News: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

2:35pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FIVE year old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after she was knocked down in Deane.

UPDATED: Strongman returns to Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

6:43pm Saturday 26th July 2014

STRONGMAN Bolton returned to Victoria Square this weekend, with hundreds of people gathering to watch the athletes lift eye-watering weights.

Car mounts another car in freak Deane crash

The Bolton News:

2:12pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CAR ended up with one of its front wheels on top of another car after a freak crash in Deane.

UPDATED: Dog walker in coma after he is punched 'two or three times in the face' and left unconscious in street

The Bolton News:

11:57am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DOG walker who was found collapsed in the street was violently attacked in the early hours of Friday morning, police say.

Breightmet trees 'are making our lives a misery', claim residents

The Bolton News:

9:54am Saturday 26th July 2014

HUGE overhanging trees are making Breightmet residents' lives a misery, they say.

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