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New disabled access proposed as Bolton Council hopes to finally sign off town hall plans

TAX: Bolton Council to review discounts

Review of single person council tax discounts in Bolton

TOUGH TIMES: Project to reduce social isolation

£10 million project aims to help over 50s in Bolton

LOANS: Bolton Town Hall

Bolton Council has nine controversial 'LOBO' bank loans worth £79 million

REACTION: MP David Crausby

MP calls wage rise "smoke and mirrors" but business leader welcomes changes

BUDGET: George Osborne

Child tax credits, benefits and student grants targeted by chancellor

Bolton West MP Chris Green next to the River Thames

Navigating the corridors of power with new Bolton West MP Chris Green

TEAM: Wigan council's Environmental services boss, Terry Dunn, and staff

Bolton councillor 'shocked and disturbed' by Wigan Council television programme ahead of move to share services

POSITION: Cllr Paul Richardson

Former cafe boss continues 'staggering rise' up UKIP ranks and named Bolton branch chairman

DAMAGE: One of the potholes in Blackburn Road

14,000 complaints in a year about state of Bolton's roads

ACTION: Harper Green Councillor Susan Haworth

Call for probe into drugs on 'dark web'

TIRED: Yasmin Qureshi

'I'm tired of being asked to apologise on behalf of Islamic extremists'

AFFORDABLE: Jayden House in Breightmet

Bolton has twice as many 'affordable homes' as Bury

Grilling: Tim Farron and Norman Lamb being quizzed by party members

Lib Dem leadership hopefuls quizzed at Bolton hustings

ANNOUNCEMENT: Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, NCP business manager, Adie Adams and Marks and Spencer Bolton store manager, Grant Bramwell in the Octagon multi-storey car park.

Two more years of weekend free parking in Bolton town centre

CANDIDATE: Norman Lamb

Lib Dem leadership candidates to square off in Bolton

New chief executive of Bolton Council, Paul Najsarek

New Bolton Council boss is ready to embrace civic pride but warns of difficult times to come

How the new disabled access ramp at Bolton Town Hall could look

Controversial town hall plans shelved in favour of new cafe and wedding venue idea

CHANGE: Bolton Town Hall

Campaigners' relief at town hall u-turn

George Osborne talking about the "northern powerhouse"

MP challenges chancellor to offer referendum on Greater Manchester mayor

Bolton Council has nine controversial 'LOBO' bank loans worth £79 million

Bolton Council has nine controversial 'LOBO' bank loans worth £79 million

New Bolton West MP Chris Green says he won't be afraid to speak his mind on Europe

'I'm not afraid to speak out about EU membership,' says new Bolton West Tory MP

END: The canopy being "dismantled" last year

No plan to bring back charity canopy - as picture emerges of it being demolished in the night

SUPPORT: Cllr Hanif Darvesh

Councillor defends cocaine dealer who used £100-a-day drug earnings to help ill father

Bolton Town Hall

Planning committee reaches decision on 'difficult' moral dilemma that pitted neighbours against each other

The Travelodge in River Street, Bolton

Bolton Council owns 46 farms, 2 hotels and 3 golf courses

CONTROVERSIAL: The vision for a restaurant area in the town hall

Plan to cut into front of Bolton Town Hall could be scrapped

PLAN: One of the slim bins that the council is planning to introduce

Leader of Bolton Green Party speaks out against slim bin plan - even though it is aimed at increasing recycling

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Dr Brian Iddon with his book Science and Politics: An Unlikely Mixture

From failing his 11-plus to taking gunpowder into the Houses of Parliament — Dr Brian Iddon publishes volume one of his autobiography

Bolton Council leader Cllr Cliff Morris

Bolton Council leader speaks out against plans for Greater Manchester

One of the controversial slimline bins in Trafford

Families who cannot manage with new slimline grey bin will be allowed larger bin — but only if they prove they are recycling as much as possible

NEW MAYOR: Tony Lloyd

Crime commissioner Tony Lloyd announced as interim mayor for Greater Manchester

Bolton Conservatives shock at knighthood for former local government chief who delivered millions of pounds of cuts to budgets

Bolton Conservatives' shock at knighthood for former local government chief who presided over millions of pounds of cuts

The new smaller wheelie bin, right, alongside the existing larger bin

Petition to reinstate weekly collections as council defends controversial slimline bin move

SCRAPPED: The paper tax disc

Car clamping up 20 per cent in Bolton after tax disc changes introduced last year

COUNCIL: Sean Hornby

Former planning chairman to re-join committee with new party UKIP

How the England/Scotland border could look if the petitioners get their way.

Thousands sign petition for north of England to break free and join an independent Scotland

Bolton Council planning committee

Bolton Council planning committee

LEADER: Cllr Cliff Morris

Cliff Morris reshuffles cabinet as Bolton Council prepares for 'difficult' future

Chris Green, who took the Bolton West seat for the Conservatives at the general elections on Thursday

From Bolton to being with Boris - new MP talks about first few days in the job

Christopher Peacock

Westhoughton 'has lost a fantastic councillor'

Zoe Kirk-Robinson celebrates

Westhoughton victory like 'winning five world cups' for Tory as Christopher Peacock bows out

Labour's Shafaqat Shaikh celebrates winning his seat from the Tories' Phil Ashcroft

Plenty of shocks in Bolton Council elections - but not a lot of change

RESHUFFLE: Conservative leader Cllr David Greenhalgh

Bolton Tories to reshuffle council shadow cabinet after election

Bolton Council local elections live

Bolton Council local elections live

Bolton MP David Crausby says Ed Miliband 'right to stand down' as Labour leader

Ed Miliband 'right to stand down' as Labour leader, says Bolton MP David Crausby

Labour hold Bolton North East

David Crausby holds Bolton North East for Labour

Sean Hornby celebrates winning his Little Lever seat back — but this time for UKIP

Former Labour councillor promises to 'stir things up' after winning back Little Lever seat with UKIP

Labour retain stranglehold of Westhoughton Town Council but Lib Dems taste success

Labour retain stranglehold of Westhoughton Town Council but Lib Dems taste success

Horwich First win first seats but Labour retain control of town council

Horwich First independents win first seats but Labour retain control of town council

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