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Contacts for the Editorial Department

Editor: Ian Savage

Deputy Editor: Lynn Ashwell

Assistant Editor: Michael Crutchley

Tel: 01204 537257
Fax: 01204 537240


Tel: 01204 537271
Fax: 01204 537240
News Editor: Jane Lavender

Online (editorial)

Tel: 01204 537258
Fax: 01204 537240
Multimedia Editor: Julian Thorpe

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


Tel: 01204 537272
Fax: 01204 537240
Assistant Editor: Michael Crutchley

Tel: 01204 537265
Fax: 01204 537240
Chief photographer: Gus Sivyer


Tel: 01204 537244
Fax: 01204 537240
Business Editor: Nick Jackson


To place an advertisement in The Bolton News, Bury Times, Bolton or Bury Journal, and the Prestwich Guide;

Click Here to book and pay for your advertisement online.

Alternatively you can contact us direct using the telephone number or form below.

Display Advertising

Tel 01204 537210

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Property Advertising

Tel 01254 298292

Group Property Manager: Stephanie Matthews

Classified Sales

Tel 01204 522333

Email us

Motors Advertising

Tel 01254 298292

Group Motors Manager: Stephanie Matthews

Sales & Distribution

Newspaper Sales & Promotions: Carol King Tel: 01204 537288 Fax: 01204 537240

Regional home delivery manager: Kath Gee Tel: 0800 781 4754

Newspaper Sales: 0844 847 5822

Direct Delivery: Freephone 0800 954 2360

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.

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.

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.


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