Plan to build giant wind turbine at Bradshaw farm is rejected by government

The Bolton News: A wind turbine

9:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

A LAST-ditch attempt to build a wind turbine at a Bradshaw farm has been rejected by government inspectors.

Wheelie bins in Halliwell to be 'tagged' to let people know if they're being used properly

The Bolton News: Microchips in your bins are not sinister

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BINS will be “tagged” with labels telling residents whether they are recycling correctly or not.

Bolton taxpayers' £150,000 bill for school injury compensation claims

The Bolton News: Council pays out £543 in compensation

11:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COMPENSATION totalling more than £150,000 was paid out after children were injured in school — with one pay-out more than £24,000.

Call to cut speed limit on 'frightening' road

The Bolton News: Resident Roy Adams hands the petition to Cllr Mudasir Dean

9:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition calling for speeds to be slashed on a country road.

Prime minister's pledge on more train seats in Bolton welcomed

The Bolton News: A scene from a crowded commuter train

7:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have welcomed prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to put 200 extra seats on Bolton’s overcrowded rush-hour trains.

Council demands urgent action against £300-a-minute gambling machine 'scourge'

The Bolton News: The number of gaming machines is on the increase

7:24pm Friday 18th April 2014

BETTING shops should be better regulated to protect gamblers from fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to town hall bosses.

New restrictions on lap dancing and sex shops in Bolton

The Bolton News: pole-dancing-fp.jpg

7:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

LAP dancing clubs and sex shops will not be allowed to open in residential areas in Bolton, under strict new rules.

Westhoughton town councillors ask for change to 'ridiculous' law that prevents them monitoring CCTV

The Bolton News: Controversial camera to be permanently removed

1:14pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Town Council will appeal to parliament to change the law so members are freed from “ridiculous bureaucracy”.

Project to grow food in Moss Bank Park is 'excellent'

The Bolton News: Julie Hilling enjoys a dig in a raised bed with Grace Tong, left, aged two, and Poppy Quinn aged 20 months Pictures by NIGEL TAGGART

9:42am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PROJECT to help people fight food poverty has been hailed a huge success.

Full meeting of Bolton Council

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

4:01pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Live updates from tonight's full council meeting - with sex shops, lapdancing, singing the national anthem and gambling on the agenda.

Town councils are 'unnecessary', says councillor

The Bolton News: Cllr Andy Morgan

10:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TOWN councils are an “unnecessary layer of democracy” a Tory councillor has claimed — as Horwich prepares to go to the polls for the fourth time in just 12 months.

All Bolton schools should fly union flag and sing national anthem, says patriotic councillor

The Bolton News: The Union flag

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PATRIOTIC campaign calling for Bolton schools to permanently fly the union flag and for pupils to sing the national anthem at assemblies has been launched by a councillor.

Smithills Open Farm bridge row 'is putting lives at risk'

The Bolton News: From left, residents Pat O’Donnell, Joyce Brierley, Barbara Holden and Marianne Young with Councillor John Walsh, centre, on the unadopted road at Moss Lea

9:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS of a quiet Bolton backwater claim the drawn-out negotiations over the sale of a partially closed bridge to Smithills Open Farm are putting lives at risk.

Bolton bars get rid of boxing machines to cut night time fighting in town centre

The Bolton News: A boxing machine

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOXING machines are being removed from bars and takeaways in Bolton — in a bid to reduce violence in the town centre.

'Charity muggers' could be banned from Bolton town centre at weekends

The Bolton News: Column: ‘Chuggers’ – only the charities, it seems, will miss them

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

CHARITY fundraisers could be banned from the town centre at weekends — to prevent them intimidating town centre shoppers.

Controversial plans to scrap night time care at Westhoughton care home approved

The Bolton News: The role of Winifred Kettle care centre in Westhoughton will be changing

4:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to axe a Westhoughton care home’s night time services have been approved by councillors.

Work starts on new Hulton Lane football pitches

The Bolton News: Duncan Ross, left, from Duncan Ross Land Drainage in Bolton with Cllr Nick Peel at Hulton Lane playing fields

9:57am Monday 14th April 2014

THE diggers have arrived at Hulton Lane playing fields ready to kick-start work building four new football pitches.

Better planning needed to avoid national shortage of train carriages, warns MP

The Bolton News: Commuters trying to get on a packed train at Bolton station last month

9:54am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE forward planning is needed by the government to avoid a national shortage of carriages, a Bolton MP has warned.

Dale Haslam's train blog: ‘Keep to the left for sake of my sanity’

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:52am Monday 14th April 2014

I WILL start by apologising. This column will consist almost entirely of me whinging, so look away now if you want to avoid my take on Mr Angry.

Horwich to have fourth by-election in a year

The Bolton News: Cllr Christine Flanagan

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

HORWICH voters are preparing for a busy day at the polls — after the resignation of a town councillor last week was followed by news that borough councillor Lindsey Kell has left her seat.

Angry Smithills residents get rude awakening as council repairs potholes - at 4.40am

The Bolton News: The potholes in Church Road, Smithills, that the council decided to repair at 4.40am

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

RESIDENTS on a Smithills street had a rude awakening — when workmen started filling in potholes at 4.40am.

Jobless to ‘lose out’ in benefit changes

The Bolton News: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

9:38am Friday 11th April 2014

NEW “ridiculous rules” which mean jobseekers could lose out on benefits have been slammed by a Bolton MP.

Anti-bedroom tax campaigners claim victory after eviction reprieve

The Bolton News: Protestors make their point outside Vicky Wreschak’s home

6:24pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ANTI-BEDROOM tax campaigners are hailing victory after a Walkden tenant was given a last-minute reprieve from eviction.

Tenant gets reprieve over 'bedroom tax eviction'

The Bolton News: Protestors at Grosvenor Drive, Walkden, where a tenant is due to be evicted "because of the bedroom tax".

11:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

Protestors are gathering in Grosvenor Drive, Walkden, where a tenant was due to be evicted "because of the bedroom tax".

Bolton Council to decide whether to limit sex shops and lapdancing clubs in Bolton

The Bolton News: pole-dancing-fp.jpg

11:27am Thursday 10th April 2014

COUNCILLORS will have the final say on whether to limit the number of sex shops and pole dancing clubs in Bolton next week.

Moss Bank Park tennis courts to be upgraded as Bolton Council spends £2 million on sports

The Bolton News: The courts at Moss Bank Park as they look now

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

GRAB your racquets — the tennis courts at Moss Bank Park are getting an ace facelift.

Bolton taxpayers shell out £1 million 'to fill pension black hole'

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

9:58am Wednesday 9th April 2014

TAXPAYERS in Bolton are paying an extra £1 million — equivalent to two-thirds of the council tax rise — to cover the local government pension black hole, according to a local councillor.

Councils sign agreement to improve Bolton - Leigh bus route

The Bolton News: First bus drivers plan 24-hour strike

8:43am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BOLTON and Wigan councils have signed an agreement to improve a busy bus service linking the town centre with Leigh.

University renews bid to knock down former mill

The Bolton News: Holts Mill is the site earmarked for a new technical college

9:28am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE University of Bolton has renewed its bid to knock down a former mill to pave the way for a multi-million pound college.

1 in 5 'earn less than living wage' in poorest areas of Bolton

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:21am Monday 7th April 2014

ONE in five people living in the poorest areas of Bolton earn less than the living wage.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Not always ‘appy’ about latest technology

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:03am Monday 7th April 2014

A FEW weeks ago I praised the way train companies made good use of technology to make our journeys easier.

Campaign to prevent mountain rescue volunteers paying VAT

The Bolton News: Bolton Mountain Rescue team leader Garry Rhodes talks to MEP Chris Davies

7:59am Monday 7th April 2014

LIBERAL Democrat MEP Chris Davies visited Bolton Mountain Rescue on Saturday as he campaigns to change European Law to offer the organisation the same tax relief as sea rescue services.

Little Lever pensioners' anger as security gate is left broken for six months

The Bolton News: The broken gates at Lever Gardens, Little Lever

7:52am Monday 7th April 2014

RESIDENTS at a retirement home have handed in a petition calling for greater security because their main gate has been broken for six months.

Hundreds of poppies to be planted across Bolton to commemorate World War One

The Bolton News: Poppies grow in Flanders Fields

9:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

HUNDREDS of poppies will bloom across Bolton to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

8,000 people in Bolton are victims of domestic abuse every year - and now the town is to get its own help service

The Bolton News: We support campaign to end domestic abuse

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A NEW service to help victims of domestic abuse is to be set up in Bolton.

Asons' £7 million office approved - creating up to 300 jobs

The Bolton News: An artist’s impression of the main part of the planned Asons’ headquarters

9:48am Friday 4th April 2014

A LAW firm’s plans to create a new “gateway into Bolton” have been given resounding approval from councillors.

Missile firm MBDA will move to Cutacre

The Bolton News: What the new MBDA building will look like

9:46am Friday 4th April 2014

MISSILE manufacturers MBDA is set to move to the new Logistics North site, after councillors gave it the go-ahead to build a multi-million pound new facility on the estate.

'Premier League should give more money to grass roots football'

The Bolton News: Football - Atherton Town v Atherton Town Youth

9:29am Friday 4th April 2014

MORE should be done to help local footaball teams, says MP David Crausby.

Campaigners stage week of action to mark one year of 'bedroom tax'

The Bolton News: Campaigners against the ‘bedroom tax’ on the steps of the town hall

9:23am Friday 4th April 2014

THE Bolton Against Bedroom Tax campaign group has been staging a week of action to mark the first anniversary of the controversial charge which will culminate in a mass rally tomorrow.

Live blog: Bolton Council planning meeting

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

1:12pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Live updates from this afternoon's Bolton Council planning meeting - including plans to move a missile factory, Asons new £7 million office, a controversial physio clinic in Westhoughton and tourism in Blackrod.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Well done prime minister for taking action at last

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:27am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHEN my trailblazing colleagues Elaine O’Flynn and Liam Thorp revealed earlier this week that rush-hour trains through Bolton would get bigger, I was absolutely delighted.

Rail passengers: 'Trains need to be bigger'

The Bolton News: Coral Cameron

11:15am Thursday 3rd April 2014

COMMUTERS at Bolton railway station have welcomed the news that more carriages are on the way to ease overcrowding.

Physio slams Bolton Council for not backing his Westhoughton 'green centre' plan

The Bolton News: What the "green centre" would look like

9:53am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST who wants to create a new “green centre” and nature garden has hit out at Bolton Council for failing to back the plan.

Rail chiefs and politicians delighted with investment in Bolton's overcrowded trains

The Bolton News: Bolton News reporter Elaine O’Flynn hands in our Let’s Get Back on Track Petition to Number 10 Downing Street, with local MPs, from left, Yasmin Qureshi, Julie Hilling and David Crausby

9:07am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

RAIL companies and politicians across Bolton have welcomed the news that Number 10 will ensure more carriages on Bolton’s crammed railway lines.

Let's get back on track - the history of our campaign

The Bolton News: Our campaign to improve Bolton's overcrowded trains goes to Downing Street

9:05am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE campaign to drastically improve Bolton’s rail service launched with news that carriages were being slashed.

David Cameron's open letter to the people of Bolton

The Bolton News: David Cameron earlier today on his tour of the north of England

8:55am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

“A GROWING economy means more good jobs — but to make the most of them, people need great transport too.

Back on track: prime minister David Cameron promises more train carriages after our campaign

The Bolton News: Back on track: prime minister David Cameron promises more train carriages after our campaign

8:52am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE prime minister David Cameron has promised commuters an extra 200 seats on rush hour trains through Bolton.

VIDEO: Probation Service staff protest over privatisation plans

The Bolton News: Probation officers in Bolton protesting against privatisation plans

8:42am Tuesday 1st April 2014

PROBATION officers in Bolton took to the picket line to protest against government plans to privatise 70 per cent of the service.

Councillor's computer ban for looking at porn on council laptop

The Bolton News: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

4:38pm Monday 31st March 2014

A TYLDESLEY councillor has been barred from using all council computers after he was found to have accessed pornography from a Wigan Council laptop.

Pubs to open until 1am for England's World Cup games

The Bolton News: Prime Minister: pubs can stay open longer for World Cup match

2:46pm Monday 31st March 2014

Pubs will be able to stay open after normal hours to show England's World Cup matches with late kick off times this summer, home secretary Theresa May has confirmed.

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