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.

Planners to decide on Theatre Church today

The Bolton News:

9:41am Thursday 25th September 2014

PLANS to demolish Bolton’s former Theatre Church will go before the council today.

'Ed Miliband will be next prime minister', say Bolton MPs after £2.5 billion NHS pledge

The Bolton News:

9:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BOLTON’s Labour MPs have backed Ed Miliband to become the country’s new Prime Minister after his keynote speech at the party conference in Manchester.

Six-way battle for vacant council seat

The Bolton News:

8:29am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SIX candidates will contest the by-election for the vacant Harper Green seat next month.

Bolton MPs back Ed Balls' plan to balance books

The Bolton News:

9:37am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BOLTON’S Labour MPs have backed shadow chancellor Ed Balls after he announced that a Labour government would have to make tough and potentially unpopular decisions on the economy.

Dog walkers told to take poo home

The Bolton News:

8:56am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DOG walkers complaining about a lack of waste bins have been told to take their pet’s mess home with them.

Children debate whether homework should be banned

The Bolton News:

11:38am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IT’S an issue which ignites fierce debate, divides public opinion and this week the contentious topic of whether homework should be banned was argued by young people who gathered for a special sitting of “parliament”.

Town hall chiefs draw up 'action plan' after inspectors say child protection needs improvement

The Bolton News: Soaring number of child in protection

12:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AN action plan has been drawn up to improve the care given to Bolton’s most vulnerable youngsters — after a critical report found they may “slip through the net” and be put at risk.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Conductor ruined my return trip

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:27am Monday 22nd September 2014

A WEEK ago, I returned from a two-week break and had an odd experience at Manchester Airport.

Standing ovation at planning meeting after 100 homes plan is rejected

The Bolton News:

9:47am Monday 22nd September 2014

MEMBERS of a planning committee received a standing ovation for rejecting an application to build up to 100 houses in Atherton.

Euro MP visits Fred Dibnah centre

The Bolton News:

3:42pm Monday 22nd September 2014

EURO MP Julie Ward paid a visit to the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre.

UKIP deny fall out between Little Lever councillor and senior branch member

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

UKIP in Bolton have denied a split in the group after another falling-out between one of its councillors and senior branch members.

Scottish flag flies over library as country decides future

The Bolton News:

11:47am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCOTTISH flag has been raised over Bolton Central Library as a sign of solidarity to the United Kingdom as Scotland decides on its future.

Dad's offer to clean up yob-hit car park thwarted by council red tape

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A DAD who offered to transform a car park — which has become a magnet for youths playing loud music and taking drugs — says he has had his efforts thwarted by Bolton Council.

Council newspaper is '£250,000 ego trip'

The Bolton News:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Bolton Scene — Bolton Council’s free newspaper — has been slammed as a “costly ego trip” as figures show the publication cost more than £250,000 over four years.

D-Day for huge 'new town' plans at Horwich Loco Works

The Bolton News:

7:54am Thursday 11th September 2014

D-DAY has arrived for a proposed "new town" of 1,700 homes — amid fierce opposition from Horwich residents and its MP.

Call to ban sale of kittens and puppies

The Bolton News:

7:33am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PET shops and garden centres should be banned from selling kittens and puppies, according to a Bolton MP.

Bolton among top 10 in country for asylum seekers

The Bolton News: Switching care of asylum seekers from the public sector to a private company has not worked well, says a report

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BOLTON is among the top 10 towns and cities in the country with the most asylum seekers, according to new Home Office figures.

Sex line councillor hits back - claiming he is victim of 'smear campaign'

The Bolton News:

12:27pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR found guilty of ringing premium rate sex lines and sending offensive texts from his local authority mobile has accused Wigan Council’s chief executive of a "smear campaign".

Campaign to label airbrushed photos of glamorous women

The Bolton News:

8:05am Tuesday 9th September 2014

AIRBRUSHED photographs of glamorous women should be labelled to let readers know the pictures have been “touched up”, a new campaign in Bolton will say.

Parking campaigners' delight as number of tickets fall

The Bolton News:

8:01am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A PARKING campaigner has spoken of his delight about the drop in the number of fines issued to drivers in Bolton.

Councillor racked up £2,400 bill ringing sex lines from taxpayer-funded phone

The Bolton News:

3:58pm Monday 8th September 2014

A POLITICIAN who used his council-issued mobile phone to rack up a £2,400 bill calling premium rate sex chat lines and sending sexually explicit texts has escaped the sack.

Bolton's MPs blast plan to give them pay rise

The Bolton News:

2:22pm Monday 8th September 2014

BOLTON’S three MPs have blasted plans to raise their pay by nine per cent next year.

Bolton MPs vote for new laws to help 'bedroom tax victims'

The Bolton News: MP for Bolton West Julie Hilling was a member of the panel facing questions from the audience

9:48am Monday 8th September 2014

BOLTON MPs helped force through new legislation to help victims of the so-called “bedroom tax”.

More money needed to improve disabled access at Bolton train stations, warn transport bosses

The Bolton News:

9:37am Monday 8th September 2014

MORE funding is needed to improve disabled access to train stations in and around Bolton, transport leaders have said.

50 apprenticeships in 50 weeks campaign gets off to flying start

The Bolton News:

9:11am Monday 8th September 2014

THE Mayor of Bolton says his campaign to get 50 young people into apprenticeships during his 50 weeks in office is off to a flying start.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Poorest lose out in fare changes

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:38am Monday 8th September 2014

SO today is the day that the poorest train-users in Bolton begin to suffer.

Darcy Lever residents' anger over large trees that 'block their light'

The Bolton News:

7:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

RESIDENTS in a Darcy Lever street claim they are “living in darkness and fear” — as trees tower over their homes blocking out the light.

1,400 parking tickets in just one Bolton town centre street

The Bolton News:

9:22am Saturday 6th September 2014

DRIVERS were hit with more than 1,400 parking tickets in just one street in Bolton town centre last year, new figures show.

5 parties to contest Harper Green by-election after death of councillor

The Bolton News:

9:37am Saturday 6th September 2014

FIVE political parties will contest a by-election that has been called after the death of Labour councillor Asha Ali Ismail.

'We must take a stand against female genital mutilation'

The Bolton News:

11:31am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LEADING figures across Greater Manchester are making a stand against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Council helps turn around Bolton's worst families

The Bolton News: HOTSPOT Sgt Jon Seeds, left, and PCSO Stuart Gaskell talk to young people as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour around Farnworth town centre

11:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than half of Bolton’s worst families have been helped to turn their lives around with help from a council scheme.

Police investigate councillor at centre of late tax payment row

The Bolton News: Cllr Mudasir Dean

9:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A POLICE investigation into the Tory councillor at the centre of the late payment of council tax row has found he has no case to answer.

10,000 sign Bolton MP's petition calling for Premier League to support more grass roots football

The Bolton News: Calls for the Premier League to donate money to grass roots football grow

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

MORE than 10,000 people have backed a campaign by Bolton MP David Crausby calling on the Premier League to do more to support grassroots football.

Boycott Russian goods, say Bolton's Ukrainian community

The Bolton News:

11:04am Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON'S Ukrainian community is urging people to boycott Russian goods amid ongoing tensions between the two nations.

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