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Editorial Contacts


Tel: 01204 537257
Editor: Ian Savage

Deputy Editor

Tel: 01204 537277
Deputy Editor: Lynn Ashwell

Tel: 01204 537271
News Editor: Steve Thompson

Online (editorial)

Tel: 01204 537258
Web Editor: Julian Thorpe

Tel: 01204 537267
Head of Sport: Neil Bonnar
Wanderers reporter: Marc Iles


Tel: 01204 537272
Assistant Editor: Michael Crutchley

Tel: 01204 537265
Chief photographer: Gus Sivyer


Tel: 01204 537243
Business Reporter: Liam Thorp

Advertising Contacts

Display advertising

Tel: 01204 537200
Advertising Manager: Mark Fry

Property Advertising

Tel: 01204 537212
Senior Sales Team Leder: Tina Hoyle
Classified Sales

Tel: 01925 426999
Classified sales

Motors Advertising

Tel: 01204 537244
Field Sales Executive: Adele Booth

Click here to book and pay for your advertisement online in The Bolton News, Bury Times, Bolton or Bury Journal, or the Prestwich & Whitefield Guide.

Alternatively you can contact us direct on 01204 537200 or 01204 537210, or using the telephone contacts above.

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Sales & Distribution

Newspaper Sales: 01325 505151

Home Delivery: Freephone 0800 954 2360

Promotions: Marylyn Owen: Tel: 01204 537290 or 01744 762747

Photo Sales: To view or find a picture, get help, or order a picture. You can also speak to our front counter office on 01204 537282.

Complaints – Who To Contact

The Bolton News adheres to the Editors’ Code of Practice (which you can find at  We are regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.  Complaints about stories should be referred firstly to the editor by email at: or by post at The Bolton News, The Wellsprings, Civic Centre, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1AR.

It is essential that your email or letter is headed “Complaint” in the subject line and contains the following information:

  • Your name, email address, postal address and daytime telephone number.
  • The newspaper title or website, preferably a copy of the story or at least the date, page number or website address of the article and any headline.  
  • A full explanation of your complaint by reference to the Editors’ Code.

If you do not provide any of the information above this may delay or prevent us dealing with your complaint. Your personal details will only be used for administration purposes.

If we cannot reach a resolution between us then you can contact IPSO by email at or by post at IPSO, c/o Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London EC1N 2JD.

If complaining about third party comments on our website articles, you should use the 'report this post' function online next to the comment.

Published by Newsquest (North West) Ltd, at The Wellsprings, Civic Centre, Victoria Square, Bolton. The Bolton News is registered as a newspaper at the Post Office. Newsquest - a Gannett company.


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