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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.

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.

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.”

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?

Making serfs out of all of us

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:24pm Friday 18th July 2014

I WONDER if readers would want to have their parks or their children's playgrounds built on by industry?

A credit to the town

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:23pm Friday 18th July 2014

I WOULD like in my capacity as Town Mayor of Horwich to congratulate Mr Stuart Whittle, Chairman of Horwich Heritage Society for being presented with his Paul Harris Fellow award by the Rotary Club of Horwich.

Never be a referendum

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

ONCE again I put pen to paper to remind the public that Prime Minister David Cameron has no intention of allowing a referendum on the EU to succeed.

Not an NHS problem

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:18pm Friday 18th July 2014

THERE must be many senior citizens in Bolton affronted by the implications of your comments column “.....more people to care for”, (agreed), then “... more elderly patients taking up beds” ? At least this is an improvement on the insulting term of “bed blocking” and even so, a similiar reference to certain other groups would have engendered an outcry.

Remember what we’re fighting for

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:08pm Friday 18th July 2014

FOLLOWING the public sector strike, we’re all going to get bombarded with anti-union propaganda.

Future after graduation

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

LAST week we enjoyed the graduation ceremonies for hundreds of University of Bolton students.

Doubts over new nurses

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

RECRUITING more nurses is a step in the right direction – but from abroad?

Brambles and bushes

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

I AM writing in total frustration. I contacted Bolton Council on June 4 about the overhanging bushes and trees in Moss Bank Way on both sides to Moss Bank Park on the left side, and to Captain’s Clough Road on the right side up to Temple Road.

Event for Christians

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

4:04pm Friday 18th July 2014

I SAW the article in Monday’s edition: “Flower power, event successful at bringing different faiths together.”

Inequality highlighted by strike

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

July 10 was a strike and demonstration day for a 10 trade unions to draw attention to really worsening pay and conditions in the public sector.

Escalating the problem

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IN reply to Paul Egan, of Halliwell, (July 11): “Will mosque cause chaos?”

System must be fixed...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PAUL Egan, in his letter of July 10, plays fast and loose with the facts on the “bedroom tax”.

Thanks for rats action

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FURTHER to my letter of last week regarding rats in Cheadle Square. I would like to give credit where credit is due.

Courts need real teeth

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:49pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I ENTIRELY agree with Brian Derbyshire’s letter: “Why crime seems to pay” (July 11).

Planning concerns are genuine

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ONCE again, we have a planning issue that is being objected to by many people.

Thanks for ‘saving’ bus

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THANK you for printing my letter of June 20 regarding the proposed axing of the 480 Bolton to Bury bus service through Affetside.

What about the rubbish?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

I WAS unaware that industrial action was taking place and that the bins would not be collected.

You’re lucky to have jobs

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:58am Tuesday 15th July 2014

I WOULD like to remind all the people who were on strike what it is really like to have no job at all.

Size seems to matter...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:57am Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT was interesting to read the article about the man who requested information on erecting poster on the roundabout and was refused the information.

We do have the right to criticise...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

It is clear from Cllr Nick Peel’s response (June 25) to my letter about the proposal to offer to exchange large grey bins for smaller ones that I have rattled his cage.

Causes of fly tipping

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:14pm Monday 14th July 2014

AFTER reading about Bolton Council’s efforts to crack down on fly tipping, littering and the like, perhaps they should realise that fly tipping is frequently a result of over-occupancy of houses after extensions are built.

We will trust you over EU

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:14pm Monday 14th July 2014

IN May, UKIP posed a good question: What good is an immigration policy if you don’t control your borders?

No sense of solidarity

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:12pm Monday 14th July 2014

WITHDRAWAL of labour is an important right in a modern democracy, but it does not mean that a strike should go ahead without consideration for those it affects.

Three-week collections?

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:09pm Monday 14th July 2014

FOLLOWING Bury Council’s proposal to move grey bin collections from once every two weeks to once every three weeks, I would like to invite Bolton Council to assure your readers via the Letters Page that there are no plans to follow suit in Bolton?



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