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A typically flawless production

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IT is interesting to note that both correspondents writing recently about the Octagon (Sheila Parker and David Jones) are agreed about the outstanding quality of the current production, ‘Journey’s End’.

Hostages will be killed

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WE in Bolton CND/Stop the War wish to express our deep disappointment at the fact that Julie Hilling and David Crausby voted for bombing IS in Iraq, thus making sure that any British hostages in the hands of IS will certainly be killed and that we will be very lucky indeed to escape retaliation (Remember 7/7 which was in retaliation for our attack on Iraq?).

Staggered by hypocrisy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

5:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HAVING just received the Liberal Democrat’s latest leaflet in Smithills, I am absolutely staggered by the breathtaking hypocrisy of Cllr Roger Hayes.

UK needs genuine politicians

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:45pm Monday 29th September 2014

I AM tired of being governed by the current and increasing breed of professional politicians whose primary objective seems to be striving for, or maintaining, a supposedly high important position for themselves.

Thank you to Octagon

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

I WRITE in response to Sheila Parker (September 25).

Do your homework

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:42pm Monday 29th September 2014

SHEILA Parker (Letters, September 15) is well out of order in her criticism of the people of Bolton for her perception that they do not support The Octagon Theatre.

A supporter of facts

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

12:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

REGARDING the letter by Cllr Martyn Cox ‘Counting true cost of Labour’ (September 26). Cllr Cox must think that the people of Bolton are thick in relation to political parties borrowing money.

Return democracy to villages

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

IS it not time to wake up? The coalition policy of austerity is beginning to pass us by without our involvement.

Theatre is shining star of our town

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:19am Saturday 27th September 2014

IN response to Sheila Parker’s letter (So few in the audience – Letters, September 25), I am very pleased that she enjoyed her first visit to the Octagon. ‘Journey’s End’ is a brilliantly performed and directed play. Unfortunately, I can’t agree with her so-called lack of support for the theatre.

Bring back ‘Nitty Nora’

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:19am Saturday 27th September 2014

WHEN I was at school we had regular health inspections such as height, weight, eyesight and hair health. ‘Nitty Nora’ was a concept we accepted and did not fear in any way.

A sporting chance

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE idea of a sports village in Bromley Cross is a very good if you happen to be 35 or under.

Dog owners should pay for mess

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

Re The Bolton News’ Comment, September 23. It seems nothing escapes dog mess: shoes, bare feet on beaches, kids hands from falling on football pitches, running shoes, mountain bikes, prams and car tyres; even wheel chairs and mobility scooters. It must even end up in hospitals.

Counting true cost of Labour

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

ACCORDING to the Labour Party all they ever did was prudently invest in schools and hospitals and then came along came the banks and wrecked everything.

Village will be a boost

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:32pm Friday 26th September 2014

I WELCOME wholeheartedly the proposal to create a sport and leisure village along with an Aldi and a restaurant etc on the site currently occupied by the Holland garden centre.

Not normal 999 practice

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:32pm Friday 26th September 2014

IN response to the story about Christine Gayther and her husband Terry who found themselves embroiled in a situation, which seems to be the normal practice.

Halt attacks on people’s pockets

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:29pm Thursday 25th September 2014

SO Labour plans to cap child benefits, if elected in 2015, and keep them capped until 2017.

So few in audience

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:29pm Thursday 25th September 2014

I’M ashamed to say that I’d never been to the Octagon Theatre until last week when a friend took me to see Journey’s End.

Grateful for mum’s care

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:29pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MY mother recently spent more than four weeks as a patient on E3 surgical ward at Royal Bolton Hospital.

Thanks for the coffee

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:28pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COULD I say a big thank you to all the very kind people who have supported Macmillan’s World’s Largest Coffee Morning In The World.

Take dog poo home

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:28pm Thursday 25th September 2014

IN reply to the article about dog poo on Ladybridge estate. If you have a dog, take the poo home. If you live on the estate, you can’t be far from home. How far do you walk your poor dogs? Not far enough for the dog’s good health, it seems.

Litter fines by the barrel full

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:43am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DAVID Sharples is not the only reader to question the tactics of Bolton Council's enforcement team when it comes to litter.

Keep the canopy

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:43am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I AGREE wholeheartedly with the letter from Dorothy Maden, of Pets in Need, about the closure of the charity canopy, pictured Bolton Friends of the Earth relies, for funding, on our sales at the canopy. If £30 is all we can expect to make at the new market stall venue, then it would be a waste of time and effort.

A parade of headstones

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:43am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DURING a recent trip to the Somme area, we visited the grave of Private Thomas Halliwell, No. 18014 (brother of Joel Halliwell VC) in the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension.

Bad attitude at airport

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:42am Wednesday 24th September 2014

HOW I sympathise with Dale Haslam’s experience with an over officious conductor.

No trust in this deceit

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:41am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DID my ears deceive me this week when Ed Balls speaking at the Labour Party Conference said “You can trust Labour with your money”?

Tory roads of unfilled promises

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:49am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AS we approach a General Election, it is worth recalling a promise made at the 2009 Conservative Party conference.

A fairer opportunity

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:49am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WHILE most politicians and the media have been concentrating on what Scotland thinks, we in England have again been ignored.

Reunion not devolution

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LIKE a pathetic, irresponsible parent, promising a naughty child expensive toys if they behave, Cameron promised the Scots things this country can ill-afford, to get them to stay in the Union.

Don’t blow those horns

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:48am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

EACH year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21.

Council need to sort out our rubbish blackspots

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:34pm Monday 22nd September 2014

I HAVE just been reading about the three people who were fined for dropping cigarette ends.

Give us an explanation

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WE would appreciate it if Cllr Morris and his Labour councillors would let us have an explanation what he is trying to do to all the charities in and around Bolton.

Federal UK the answer

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Scottish have cast their vote and have been offered almost total control of their affairs. The Prime Minister says that the West Midlothian Question must be resolved, but does not say how it has to be done.

Thanks good Samaritans

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

I WOULD like to thank all the people who helped me when I fell outside a doctor’s surgery in Chorley Old Road at about 11am on September 17.

Save elastic bands...

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

3:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WITH reference to the article regarding discarding litter.

Our MP works for everyone

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:56am Saturday 13th September 2014

WE feel that we must write in reply to the letter published last week from Mr Chris Green and his attack on Yasmin Qureshi, MP.

New buses on the road

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:55am Saturday 13th September 2014

RE “Where are the new buses” in The Bolton News (September 3), from Mr Amos. I’d like to provide the following update.

Socialism is not working

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:54am Saturday 13th September 2014

IN 2012, France elected a socialist president with an alternative to “austerity”, promising to raise taxes and increase public spending.

Don’t forget the parking

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

11:54am Saturday 13th September 2014

IN response to the story about the developments at Trinity rail station; I find it very welcome and futuristic.

Car park essential at station

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

I WRITE with reference to the story about Boton’s Bus/Rail interchange, Thursday, September 4.

Spectacular flowers on bus route

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

NAME and address supplied, September 6, complains about there being no floral displays in Breightmet.

Hell of a problem

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:46pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS a regular user of the train service between Bolton and Manchester, I applaud any initiatives that are likely to improve on the status quo.

Scotland must stay

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:46pm Friday 12th September 2014

VOTING on the Scottish referendum approaches. Our nation is in danger of being ripped apart. This is a national issue on which the rest of us have no say.

Ward staff so caring

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

2:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

SADLY, my husband passed away in the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Question time was cut short

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

I REFER to the report (The Bolton News, September 4,) on the ‘Healthier Together’ debate held in Bolton on September 2.

Flowers are team effort

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:16pm Thursday 11th September 2014

I AM writing in reply to a recent letter sent in by a resident from Breightmet headed “No funding for flowers”.

Bill deserves MP’s support

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TOMORROW MPs will have the chance to help millions of people around the world simply by turning up to work.

Compactor an eyesore

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BLOTT on The Landscape was a satirical, amusing novel by Tom Sharpe published in 1975.

Dismayed by housing costs

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

1:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

I WOULD like to answer the letter from Maureen Jones regarding the hidden costs of housing.

‘Experts’ are not climate scientists

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

WITH mention to Susan Howarth’s letter (August 26) “Put energy into climate change.”

Parents must take blame

The Bolton News: Bolton letters

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

I RECENTLY watched an epidsode of “Heartbeat” where some boys stole a nurse’s car and took the drugs that they found in her bag.






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