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How Labour could be ‘on message’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An open letter to Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party and the MPs for Bolton North-East, South-East and West.

Chips down for MPs...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MR Billy P is in danger of sparking another major controversy with his letter about me in Monday’s edition (Lighten up on humour).

Graffiti there on the day

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JUST to let you know that on the day of the Ironman race (Sunday, July 20), I rode the route.

Mischief in the Ukraine

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IAN Greenhalgh is spot on with his letter of July 28, regarding the trouble in the Ukraine.

Yobs ruining our park

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:59pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AS a concerned resident of The Haulgh, I am sending this letter to draw attention to the anti-social behaviour blighting Bridgeman Place Park in Bradford Street.

‘Diplomacy’ of wars and downed jets

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SO who really did shoot down the Malaysian airplane over the Ukraine?

Lighten up on humour

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AS an avid reader, I often refer to Cllr Paul Richardson (UKIP) as “Mr Chips and Fish”.

Animals are for the wild

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NO matter how well animals are cared for in a circus, it is still unacceptable in a civilised society to be using animals for entertainment. There is no educational value in seeing animals reduced to performing tricks in an unnatural environment.

Opting out was there...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

IF Mr J K Bailey and others, had bothered to read the old style registration document , they would have seen that there has always been a choice to opt out of the open register.

‘Waste’ of court cases

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

OUR police force must think that they are wasting their time bringing prosecutions to court when a judge scraps a case because they tried to clamp down on illegal sale of stolen railway cable.

I agree over state of road

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

I AM in full agreement with the letter regarding the state of Chorley Old Road near the Grafton petrol station.

People of Ukraine need help

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:41am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YESTERDAY, Monday, July 28, letters were sent to the UK Foreign Secretary and to the Secretary of State for Defence setting out the position of The Association of Ukrainians in GB (AUGB) post MH17.

Open and shut register

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:39am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IN response to the letter from Mr J K Bailey, I thought that this could not possibly be correct with ever tougher data protection laws — and I should know as a Data Protection Officer, that Bolton Council could add everyone’s details to an open register without their permission.

Communities affected by buy-to-let

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:39am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I AM writing in response to the letter on house prices dropping.

Wild dogs and owners

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WE witnessed a frightening episode in Moss Bank Park on Thursday evening.

Time to take back streets

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

10:37am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DRUGS can affect any family and has no class distinction, it has a devastating affect on families from all walks of life, from the gutter of Bolton to Peaches Geldoff who had a privileged start in life.

Cash needed in the fight against drugs

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:27pm Saturday 26th July 2014

IN June it was reported that Bolton still has the highest number of people injecting themselves with heroin or using crack cocaine in Greater Manchester.

House values dropping

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:26pm Saturday 26th July 2014

I AM beginning to think that Bolton Council is waging a campaign to deliberately reduce the value of properties, in particular, in Halliwell.

Disruption made clear

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:26pm Saturday 26th July 2014

I AM getting increasingly frustrated with reporter Dale Haslam’s negative observations on the local rail network (The Bolton News July 14).

Leaving EU not that bad

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:25pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WE are told if we leave the EU it will be bad for trade. Rubbish.

Home – and more about our band

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

IN response to the letter from W D Collier (Puzzled over band’s home), July 22).

Point scoring over UKIP

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

I am surprised you chose to headline Tuesday’s paper with a quite tongue-in-cheek, funny comment from a UKIP councillor, yet on Page 2 a more serious matter of alleged theft and fraud by a former Labour councillor is hidden away at the bottom of the page.

No choice with register

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

EVERYONE registered in Bolton who is on the Electoral Register will now be registered on the open register.

‘No Glory’ over war

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

I AM member of the Manchester branch of the No Glory Campaign, which seeks to prevent the memorial activities connected with the First World War becoming a celebration of British victory in the war.

Labour’s fudge over railways

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:44pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN around 70 per cent of the public, and even a majority of Tory voters, support full renationalisation of our railways, Ed Miliband, at the Labour Party national policy forum last weekend, came up with a fudged policy.

Slaughter is shameful

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE slaughter of men, women and children in Gaza by the Israeli military is nothing short of disgusting and shameful.

Don’t fund murderers

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AFTER the shooting down of MH-17 by Putin-backed mercenaries, the world needs to wake up.

Well done Ironmen...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHAT a fabulous day it was again for the Bolton Ironman/Woman contest.

A place for teenagers?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IS it really 2014? We seem to be treating our teenagers very badly in some areas of Bolton.

Thanks for helping us

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I WOULD like to thank the people who helped my wife who had a blackout outside the pound shop in Victoria Square.

Careline not for everyone

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MY husband and I live in sheltered accommodation, which includes having the careline service with Bolton at Home.

Planning needs a big overhaul

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE recent letters that highlighted the inconsistent goings on with Bolton Council’s planning decisions were the truth.

Bowling is under threat

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:22am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BOWLING, in various forms, has been played for more than 500 years, making crown green bowling part of our heritage.

Please save our housing

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RE recent stories about the decommissioning of Greenbank sheltered housing in March, 2015.

Registering a long call

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BOLTON Council has sent letters, re the way you register to vote is changing. There are also details of two registers: The Electoral Register and The Open Register.

Offended by remarks

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I AM deeply offended by the lack of an apology from UKIP’s Cllr Paul Richardson following the comments reported in The Bolton News yesterday.

Shame staff were so overworked

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

6:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CAN I start by praising staff on two wards at Royal Bolton Hospital during my stay, B2 and B3.

Spending Tesco cash...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

6:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WITH the anticipated opening of the new Tesco development at Little Lever (expected at the end of October), the residents of the village eagerly await getting their hands on the £30,000 Section 106 money promised in the agreement.

Puzzled over band’s home

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

6:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I WAS very interested to see your piece about the formation of the Wingates Band and the installation of a blue plaque in Wingates Square.

Our library no-cost plan

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

6:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Save Atherton Library Group has been campaigning to retain the library in its present York Street home ever since Labour councillors supported the Wigan Council proposal that it should be downgraded and relocated to the ill-fated 14-to-19-year-old’s centre.

I agree with road worries

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:46am Monday 21st July 2014

I APPLAUD Thomas Ryder for his well-written letter: “Planning concerns are genuine.”

Bedroom tax – and high rents

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:47am Monday 21st July 2014

CLLR Martyn Cox says Paul Egan is playing fast and loose with the facts.

Dealing with fussy eaters

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:46am Monday 21st July 2014

THE school that is opening children’s lunchboxes and dictating what they have to eat is “Big Brother OTT” and against individual’s rights.

Facts about our ‘land’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:45am Monday 21st July 2014

Ian Greenhalgh (“Making serfs out of us all”, Friday, July 18) wrote a extremely long letter about the government taking over all public land.

Benefits pal in America

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:44am Monday 21st July 2014

WELL done Brian Derbyshire. It’s brave of you to be so outspoken about the changes to “benefit UK”.

We’re your customers, not enemies

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:49am Saturday 19th July 2014

I WOULD like to respond to the comments made by individual market traders in The Bolton News and address their concerns.

Own goal by unions

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

I THINK the union members who picketed the Market have scored an own goal.

Labour just ignores us

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

WHILE it’s a contentious subject, it really should not have come as any surprise that permission has been given by Bolton Council to allow the building of a super-mosque.

No apology over pay...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:47am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE gap between the pay levels of bosses and workers continues to get wider. So much so that there are now calls for the government to consider capping executive pay.

Potholes priorities?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:46am Saturday 19th July 2014

CAN anyone explain why Moss Bank Way is to be repaired next week, when Chorley Old Road has been in a terrible state near to the Grafton petrol station for years?



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