Live: Bolton Council planning committee

The Bolton News:

1:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Follow all the news and results from the Bolton Council planning committee from 2pm

Updated: Labour win Harper Green by-election

The Bolton News:

12:21am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR took more than half the votes cast to win the Harper Green by-election.

'Bolton is in Greater Manchester - get over it', says council leader

The Bolton News:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR campaigning for Bolton to be recognised as part of Lancashire has been told to “get over it” — and accept the town is in Greater Manchester.

Charities 'losing hundreds of pounds' over Victoria Square canopy closure

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

GOOD causes are losing out on hundreds of pounds a month following the closure of Bolton’s charity canopy, it has been claimed.

Bolton town centre free street parking bid rejected

The Bolton News: Traffic needs to slow down

11:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

CALLS to set up a task force to review street parking regulations have been rejected by councillors.

Daubhill residents 'driven insane' by pavement parking

The Bolton News:

10:02am Friday 17th October 2014

RESIDENTS on a street in Daubhill are being “driven insane” by motorists parking on pavements outside their homes.

VIDEO: Enough is enough: Talks held as traffic chaos reaches ‘unacceptable’ levels

The Bolton News:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEEKS of traffic misery as a result of work on the guided busway finally forced transport bosses to hold an emergency meeting this week.

Voters to go to polls in Harper Green by-election

The Bolton News:

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

VOTERS will go to the polls today to decide who will be the newest Harper Green councillor.

European-style recycling surcharge should be imposed on cans and bottles, says councillor

The Bolton News: City to introduce kerbside glass collection

9:26am Thursday 16th October 2014

SHOPS in Bolton should impose surcharges on cans and bottles that consumers get back when they take empties to be recycled, a town councillor has claimed.

Full meeting of Bolton Council

The Bolton News:

6:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Unemployment, tax-dodging companies and Lancashire Day are on the agenda at tonight's full council meeting.

Motorists trapped as fly-tippers dump huge pile of rubbish in street

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MOTORISTS were left trapped in their streets after fly-tippers dumped a mountain of rubbish on a back road.

Transport bosses 'doing all they can' to reduce traffic chaos caused by guided busway work

The Bolton News:

8:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TRANSPORT bosses say they are "doing all they can" to cut congestion caused by construction work on the Leigh guided busway.

Anti-fracking campaigners take to streets of Bolton

The Bolton News:

8:45am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners took to the streets of Bolton as part of a national environmental day of action.

More must be done to stop big companies dodging tax, says councillor

The Bolton News:

9:39am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TAX dodging multi-national companies should be tackled to help towns like Bolton, a Labour councillor has said.

More than 90 per cent want guided busway scrapped after traffic chaos

The Bolton News: An artist's impression of the Tyldesley interchange at Astley Street.

8:43am Tuesday 14th October 2014

MORE than 90 per cent of residents surveyed by a Walkden councillor want the Leigh Guided Busway project scrapped.

Bolton gets £50,000 to tackle housing developments stuck in 'red tape'

The Bolton News:

10:54am Monday 13th October 2014

TENS of thousands of pounds have been handed over to Bolton Council to get diggers moving and house-building projects back on track.

Supply teachers are being privatised, say unions at Bolton meeting

The Bolton News:

9:01am Monday 13th October 2014

TEACHING union officials gathered in Bolton on Saturday to address the issues facing supply teachers.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Knowing rights on the rails

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

8:48am Monday 13th October 2014

A DISTRESSED friend rang me last week to say she had been bullied by a member of staff near the exit of Preston station.

Row as Bolton UKIP claims single-sex faith schools are 'socially divisive'

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has hit out at Bolton UKIP after it claimed single-sex faith schools were “socially divisive”.

Shadow health secretary slams 'sell-off' of NHS in visit to Westhoughton

The Bolton News:

7:20am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE “fight for the NHS” was the shadow health secretary’s rallying call to Labour councillors in Bolton ahead of next year’s election.

Bolton MP wins award for raising awareness of sleep apnoea

The Bolton News: MP Julie Hilling

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A BOLTON MP has won a national road safety award for raising awareness of sleep apnoea.

Bolton politicians in bizarre Twitter row about underpants

The Bolton News:

12:34pm Thursday 9th October 2014

RIVAL Bolton politicians were engaged in a bizarre argument about underpants on Twitter.

Bolton could get £10 million hi-tech LED streetlight system

The Bolton News: LED LIGHT: Llandough residents have warned that the LED lights could pose health risks (3877642)

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

BOLTON could get a new multi-million pound lighting system with the ability to control every street light in the town.

Head cameras reduce complaints over parking tickets in Bolton

The Bolton News:

9:15am Thursday 9th October 2014

PARKING wardens wearing head-cams filming their every move has led to a fall in the number of complaints over tickets, it has been revealed.

15,000 people sign Bolton MP's petition calling for Premier League to pump more cash into grass roots football

The Bolton News:

11:45am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN MP’s petition calling for more Premier League cash to be pumped into children’s football has attracted 15,000 signatures in just four months.

Call to scrap hospital car park charges

The Bolton News: Hospital parking system deemed a failure

8:50am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PARKING charges at the Royal Bolton Hospital are "taxing the ill" and should be scrapped, a Bolton MP has said.

Protesters march against 'bedroom tax'

The Bolton News:

10:12am Monday 6th October 2014

PROTESTERS called for the so-called "bedroom tax" to be axed in a march through Bolton town centre.

New car tax system could lead to more drivers failing to pay, warns Bolton motoring expert

The Bolton News:

10:02am Monday 6th October 2014

THE new car tax system could lead to more drivers failing to pay insurance.

Dale Haslam's train blog: New rail boss has offered few words of comfort to passengers

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

10:13am Monday 6th October 2014

REPORTER Dale Haslam continues his regular column about his daily train commute in and out of Bolton.

Asylum seekers move out of hotel

The Bolton News:

11:43am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ASYLUM seekers staying in a Bolton hotel have moved out.

Bolton MP against air strikes on ISIS

The Bolton News:

1:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BOLTON MP has said she would have voted against airstrikes to combat terrorist organisation ISIS.

UKIP stands by controversial sex abuse leaflet

The Bolton News:

9:44am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BOLTON’S UKIP group is standing by leaflets which claim “Labour-controlled Bolton” is being investigated in relation to child-sex abuse.

Bolton doctors blast 7-day-a-week plan

The Bolton News: Half of GP surgeries open longer

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

DOCTORS have criticised David Cameron’s promise to give people access to a GP seven days a week.

Bolton to host NUT conference as supply teacher pay row erupts

The Bolton News:

11:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BOLTON will stage the first North West National Union of Teachers conference to highlight and address the issues facing supply teachers.

Up to 30 asylum seekers staying at Bolton hotel

The Bolton News:

8:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ASYLUM seekers are being housed in a Bolton hotel — in what contractors have described as “exceptional circumstances”.

Police called after UKIP leaflet claims 'Labour-run Bolton' is being investigated over child sex abuse

The Bolton News:

8:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE have been called in after UKIP supporters delivered letters claiming that “Labour controlled Bolton” was being investigated in relation to child sex abuse.

£1.4 million Bolton town centre revamp extends to Mealhouse Lane

The Bolton News:

9:11am Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK to revamp Bolton town centre has extended on to Mealhouse Lane.

Bolton feeling the strain as record numbers of children are referred to social services

The Bolton News: The waiting time children spend in care before being adopted has dropped in the last year

8:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A RECORD number of children in Bolton are being referred to social services — placing “significant demands” on the town’s social care system.

Bulldozers move in to demolish controversial oversized house

The Bolton News:

9:28am Monday 29th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL five-bedroom house in Lostock has been pulled down — but the developer wants to replace it with another similar property.

Town council wants to ban residents from asking certain questions

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Town Hall

9:09am Monday 29th September 2014

A TOWN council wants to ban residents from asking certain questions at public meetings.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Northern Rail’s audacity hits national headlines

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:55am Monday 29th September 2014

LAST week I wrote about an unpleasant experience I had with a TransPennine Express member of staff.

Parliament votes to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq

The Bolton News: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) logo

9:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

PARLIAMENT last night voted to join air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq.

‘Nigel Farage speaks for the silent majority’, say Bolton UKIP candidates

The Bolton News:

9:06am Saturday 27th September 2014

MEMBERS of Bolton’s United Kingdom Independence Party heard leader Nigel Farage claim the current political establishment has let voters down.

Plans for £10 million new boys' school approved

The Bolton News:

8:24am Friday 26th September 2014

A £10 million all boys school has been approved.

Last ditch efforts to save Theatre Church fail as demolition plans are approved

The Bolton News:

8:19am Friday 26th September 2014

THE former Theatre Church in Astley Bridge will be demolished to make way for nine houses.

Civic reception for Irish visitors in memory of World War Two hero

The Bolton News:

5:26pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Mayor of Bolton will be hosting visitors to Bolton from his hometown at an event this weekend.

Bolton Council planning meeting

The Bolton News:

1:20pm Thursday 25th September 2014

On the agenda at this afternoon's planning meeting: demolition of the Theatre Church and the building of a 700-place faith school on the former Wolfenden School site.

Bromley Cross sports village developers face 'a big challenge'

The Bolton News:

10:04am Thursday 25th September 2014

DEVELOPERS hoping to build a huge sports and leisure village in Bromley Cross have been warned that they face a “big challenge” to make their plans become a reality.

Health chiefs welcome Andy Burnham's plan to 'rebuild NHS'

The Bolton News:

9:25am Thursday 25th September 2014

BOLTON health chiefs have welcomed Andy Burnham’s vision to rebuild the NHS “around patients”.

Bolton apprentice is conference star after Ed Miliband praises her in speech

The Bolton News:

9:17am Thursday 25th September 2014

BOLTON apprentice Elizabeth Shepherd became the star of the Labour Party conference after leader Ed Miliband’s hailed her in his conference speech.

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