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Put bigotry in dustbin of history

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:55am Thursday 24th April 2014

I attended the event at Bolton Town Hall which attracted two letters from Alan Johnson of the Bolton Green Party.

Political posturing

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

TORY councillor Mudasir Dean’s idea about flying the union flag and singing the national anthem is just rubbish political posturing from a party which can offer nothing else other than vicious cuts and supporting the super rich above the poorest in our society.

MP wrong on cigarettes

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

ISN’T everybody now agreed that smoking is not a healthy option? So it is a mystery why an MP advocates caution on measures to stem the flow of youngsters taking up the habit. Some 270,000 children start smoking every year.

No place for chuggers

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

With reference to chuggers, I understand and support the council in its action to restrict this street menace, most of these chuggers do not belong to the charity they represent but are working for companies on a commission basis employed by the charity.

NHS can not afford to lose money

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:38pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE have been a number of letters in The Bolton News recently regarding the NHS and the massive cuts which are having to be made.

Hard won heritage

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:38pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I DISAGREE with Richard Lewis, flying the flag and singing the anthem is the very basis of what he says, it instils the values that the rest of the world envies.

Bickering is bad for town

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IN response to the story “Town Councils are unnecessary.” April 16. I beg to differ from Cllr Morgan’s views.

Rid stores of chuggers

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAVING welcomed Bolton Council's crackdown on “Chuggers” I wondered if their attention could be extended to the charity collectors in Morrisons supermarket.

Distorting Christian values

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron now wishes to communicate to the nation that he is a Christian and hethinks Christian values would serve Britain well. He has a very strange way of living the Christian belief.

Rooms but no views

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I HAVE received an outline planning proposal for land at Roscoe’s Farm, off Bolton Road in Westhoughton.

MEP should serve public

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IN reply to the recent article in The Bolton News by the UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall on roaming charges within the EU costing British pensioners more to ‘Pay as you Go’.

Fast track to danger

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I HAVE been complaining to Bolton Council for over five months about the speed at which vehicles are travelling on Smithills Hall and Park estate. There used to be a 10mph speed limit sign but this has been knocked down and not replaced. Every time I have spoken to a Council representative, he/she has promised that it will be replaced but this has not happened.

Bus service nightmare

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT is my worst nightmare that the bus service 537 is being scrapped.

We are a union of communities

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

7:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Cllr Dean for suggesting that schools in Bolton should fly the Union flag to encourage patriotism within our young members of the community.

Cllr Dean was spot on

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

7:48pm Friday 18th April 2014

I USUALLY agree with most things Cllr Peacock says, but on this occasion I think he is wrong and well off the mark.

Concentrate on values

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

7:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

I AM writing in response to Cllr Dean and the Conservative Group’s Council motion pressing for the Union flag and national anthem to be a daily part of school life in our town.

Losing our nationality

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

7:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

I TOTALLY agree with Cllr Dean in Wednesday’s Bolton News headline (Fly the flag).

Show of respect

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

7:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

I WOULD like to commend the people.

Where are the playing fields?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:52pm Thursday 17th April 2014

“What we do have in area’ Letters, April 9.

Out of work generate jobs

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS farce of a Government never tires of kicking those who are down.

Sex is not the be-all

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE has been lots of talk on the subject of “love”. I was brought up to believe that love was not just a singularity, that it has many facets, some say one love covers all. I suggest they are in error.

Traders need support

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IN 2001, the Market Hall and Pembroke Halls in Walkden town centre were sold off by the Labour Council, an act of civic vandalism from which the town centre in Walkden has never really recovered.

Why close bowling greens?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BOLTON Evening News Thursday, April 10: “Council improve courts as part of a £2 million revamp”.

‘Not natural behaviour’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I FEEL constrained to respond to two of your recent correspondents. “Religious bigots make me fed up” (Name and address supplied, Tuesday April 8) and, “Marriage for all who love” (Brian Derbyshire, April 9) The implied rhetoric is that it is only a minority of religious zealots who are opposed to homosexual marriage.

Tribute to news man

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:23am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I WANT to express real sadness at the news of the death of Mel Horrocks (former news editor of The Bolton Evening News).

Diplomacy called for

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:23am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I READ in Angela Kelly’s column (April 9), her views and attempts to be humorous on “Ageing not a magical comment for over 30s”.

Redefining reality of marriage

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

READING the “humanistic perspective” in the letter of April 8 “Religious bigots make me fed up” from Anon, made me wonder how it might sound if it had been directed against gays or humanists instead of religious people.

A revamp is overdue

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN reference to Councillor Burrows’ reply to the letter “How the town has been dismantled”.

No heart in our town

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE recent Bolton News’ headline: “Vintage clothing boutique to open in Bolton” was possibly a little over the top considering it’s basically a second-hand clothes shop selling people’s unwanted clothes.

Bed tax is an injustice

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WOULD like to assure Chris Chilton of Bolton Against the Bedroom Tax that the British National Party’s opposition to the “bedroom tax”, is based not upon ‘political opportunism’ as he suggests, but from a long held opposition to much of the so-called austerity cuts imposed by the Con-Dem Government (Letters, April 10).

Sack NHS bosses, not the staff

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:37am Monday 14th April 2014

RE the story of March 26, about the huge savings Bolton Foundation Trust has to make over the next few years.

LibDems and ‘fat cats’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:37am Monday 14th April 2014

Yet again, I have received what I consider to be another inaccurate and highly misleading leaflet from the increasingly deluded Liberal Democrats.

Don’t dump your rubbish

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:36am Monday 14th April 2014

THIS is an open message to the culprits who are dumping domestic waste and rubbish in the area from Morris Green Lane to back Higher Swan Lane including Sunnyside Park.

Let’s get on right track

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:36am Monday 14th April 2014

CHRISTOPHER Amos commented in a rather negative letter (April 10) about the recent announcement that extra trains were being promised for Bolton.

Expenses are still a sham

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:35am Monday 14th April 2014

HERE we go again as yet another Cabinet Minister thinks it is acceptable to defraud the taxpayer by overclaiming on expenses?

Let’s start shouting for the NHS

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

I WAS at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton to see “This May Hurt a Bit”.

Problems on the buses

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE people of Chew Moor and Lostock Junction have now had no bus service for nine days (it should have been six) due to roadworks on Junction Road West.

Show was wonderful

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:22pm Sunday 13th April 2014

I read the letter from Joanne Barrow with regard to the review about Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

As long as love is there

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:22pm Sunday 13th April 2014

RE “Disaster of same-sex marriages” (Letters, March 29), by name and address supplied.

Shame of Royal Mail sell-off

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:36pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Coalition’s privatisation of Royal Mail came at a huge price.

Remember Voltaire...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:35pm Friday 11th April 2014

IT seems that Ed Miliband has “demanded” Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, “be barred” from debates at next year’s general election, with support from some Tories.

Thanks over my purse

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:35pm Friday 11th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank the kind, honest person who handed my purse in at Bolton Central Library on Monday.

Health care free lunch

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:34pm Friday 11th April 2014

IN The Bolton News, Thursday, April 3,NHS views wanted, it stated that NHS bosses wanted members of the public to take part in a consultation about which hospital and GP services they would they prioritise, and for this they would be paid £30 and given a free lunch.

Mystery of cameras

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:33pm Friday 11th April 2014

MY friend Rees Gibbon is right to draw attention to the CCTV situation in Little Lever. However, I must correct the facts as he states them.

Extra trains seats pledge is a sham

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

RE David Cameron’s pledge about an extra 200 seats for the Bolton line.

Thanks for your help

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank the lady who voluntarily guided me in her car when I got lost in mine on my way to Overdale Drive on Wednesday, March 19, at about 11am.

Life stories are needed!

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE candidates and their agents for the local elections will no doubt be busy preparing their election leaflets.

Pride in our VC soldier

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:39am Thursday 10th April 2014

I SUSPECT many readers who watched BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow on Sunday felt very proud to learn how Joel Halliwell gained his VC in the First World War, whilst serving in the Lancashire Fusiliers (11th Bn) as a lance-corporal.

BNP nothing to do with us

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:38am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Bolton Against the Bedroom Tax Campaign notes that the BNP voiced its opposition to the “bedroom tax” in a recent letter.

Happy with this debate about plays

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:22am Wednesday 9th April 2014

IT has been fascinating to read the letters about “This May Hurt a Bit” from your four correspondents, all of whom clearly love the Octagon and want it to have a healthy future.




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