Domestic abuse law plan backed by Bolton women's refuge Fortalice

The Bolton News:

8:28am Thursday 21st August 2014

BOLTON charity Fortalice has welcomed the government’s proposals to criminalise emotional torment suffered by women in abusive relationships.

Bolton 20mph speed limit plan delayed by cash shortage

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TWO-year plan to make all of Bolton's residential streets 20mph zones has been delayed due to a shortage of cash.

20mph speed limits are a waste of time, say Smithills residents

The Bolton News:

11:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RESIDENTS of streets in Smithills where 20 mile per hour speed limits were put in place say the scheme is ineffective and a waste of money.

End 15-minute care visits to elderly and disabled, say campaigners

The Bolton News:

9:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIFTEEN-minute visits to vulnerable elderly and disabled people must come to an end, campaigners say.

Free parking in Bolton to continue as scheme doubles number of users

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FREE weekend parking in Bolton’s main multi-storey car parks has seen the number of users almost double.

Man arrested after clash with Gaza protesters in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

HUNDREDS of protesters calling for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza gathered Bolton’s Victoria Square.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Off-peak train tickets set for rush-hour ‘sham’

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

12:03pm Monday 18th August 2014

LAST week, a change in train fares throughout the Bolton network and Greater Manchester was announced.

Bolton's poorest have shorter life expectancy than people in Guatemala, Lithuania, Samoa, Paraguay and Iran

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

BOLTON’S poorest people have a lower life expectancy than those living in impoverished countries such as Guatemala, Lithuania, Samoa, Paraguay and Iran.

'Councillor who failed to pay tax on time should reveal themself,' says Labour source

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Labour councillor at the centre of the late-payment of council tax scandal should come forward for the good of their colleagues, a long-serving public servant has said.

Mayor pays tribute to grandmother who was buried in unmarked pauper's grave in Northern Ireland

The Bolton News:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Mayor of Bolton travelled back to his home county in Northern Ireland to pay tribute to his grandmother — and hundreds of others — who were buried in unmarked graves after dying in poverty.

Anger over Cash Converters leaflet in Bolton Council's newspaper

The Bolton News:

9:47am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE delivery of a Cash Converters leaflet at the same time as Bolton Council’s newspaper has been branded “unacceptable”.

Bolton MPs to attend Gaza campaign event

The Bolton News: Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed house in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled,

9:26am Saturday 16th August 2014

BOLTON MPs will attend a public meeting to discuss the devastating Gaza conflict, which has claimed the lives of 1,900 Palestinians — more than 400 of them children — plus 67 Israelis.

SUSPENDED: Tory councillor at centre of late council tax payment row

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Tory politician at the centre of the late payment of council tax row has been suspended by his party.

Interchange work is still on track despite criticism over 'standstill', say bosses

The Bolton News:

10:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

TRANSPORT bosses have insisted work is steaming ahead on the new Bolton Interchange — despite criticism that building has come to a standstill.

Bid to knock down historic Deane pub rejected again

The Bolton News:

10:09am Thursday 14th August 2014

A DEVELOPER has failed in his second bid to knock down a historic Deane pub to make way for new houses, apartments and shops.

NAMED: One of two Bolton councillors comes clean over failure to pay council tax on time

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ONE of two Bolton councillors who failed to pay their council tax on time has come clean — after a two-year legal fight by The Bolton News to name the pair.

Bolton's poorest train users 'will suffer' due to fare changes

The Bolton News:

12:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

BOLTON’S poorest train users will suffer as a result of “appalling” train fare changes, passenger groups have warned.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Train travel not much fun

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

11:57am Monday 11th August 2014

TRAIN travel around my neck of the woods is not much fun at the moment.

Bolton Council counts cost of 'bedroom tax' bail-outs

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

STRUGGLING tenants affected by the bedroom tax have had to be bailed out by Bolton Council due to a shortfall in government funding, Labour leaders have claimed.

Call to gate off Halliwell 'crime' alleyway rejected

The Bolton News:

9:11am Saturday 9th August 2014

RESIDENTS of a cul-de-sac are furious — after their calls for a “crime hotspot” alleyway to be closed off were rejected.

Fire service strikes to continue for next eight days

The Bolton News: Fire Brigades Union announces new wave of strikes

8:54am Saturday 9th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS will go on strike for three hours today over pensions — and will continue their industrial action for eight days.

Bolton and Chorley council leaders' row after resident's call for Horwich to defect

The Bolton News:

1:37pm Friday 8th August 2014

A ROW has broken out after claims that Horwich would be better off out of Bolton — and becoming part of Chorley.

Anti-mosque protest 'should not have been allowed in residential area', says councillor

The Bolton News:

10:49am Friday 8th August 2014

THE North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest should not have been allowed in a residential area, a councillor claims.

'I'm not a racist', says man photographed at North West Infidels protest

The Bolton News:

10:07am Friday 8th August 2014

A BOLTON man photographed at the North West Infidels anti-mosque protesters’ march says he is appalled to have been associated with the far right.

'Councillors weren't properly informed about North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest'

The Bolton News:

1:13pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SENIOR Labour councillor has accused Bolton Council of failing to inform her properly about an anti-mosque protest in her ward.

Bolton 'will not be left behind' by £15 billion rail plan

The Bolton News:

12:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

BOLTON will not be “left on the platform” by an ambitious £15 billion scheme put forward by the leaders of key northern cities, the town’s transport bosses have said.

Gran wins battle to have tenants removed from 'disgusting' Tonge Moor house

The Bolton News:

12:15pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A GRANDMOTHER has won a battle to have the “disgusting house” next door to her cleared up and its tenants removed.

Howe Bridge Sports Centre in Atherton to get £2.9 million makeover

The Bolton News:

6:33pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SPORTS centre is set for a complete revamp as part of a new "deal" for leisure.

North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest 'was huge challenge', say police

The Bolton News:

12:04pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE North West Infidels’ anti-mosque protest was a “huge challenge”, say police, which forced them to close Blackburn Road for the public’s safety.

MP backs call to boycott HSBC over charity account closure row

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

9:47am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A BOLTON MP has backed calls to boycott a bank which closed the account of an Islamic aid charity.

Three suspended as council investigates 'intimidating' actions at Bolton Market during strike

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

TOWN hall bosses have launched an investigation into the “intimidating” actions of trade union members after they distributed leaflets in Bolton Market during a public sector strike.

Bolton does not need 'Tesco tax' to help small shops, says council leader

The Bolton News: Tesco logo

4:48pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE leader of Bolton Council has said he does not support calls for a so-called “Tesco tax”, which would give local authorities powers to charge a levy on large supermarkets.

Dale Haslam's train blog: Speak out about your hopes for trains service in the region

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

9:08am Monday 4th August 2014

AN important decision will soon be taken that will impact on Bolton train users for a decade.

Call to boycott HSBC after it closes down Bolton charity's account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

BOSSES at an Islamic aid charity which has had its account closed by HSBC are calling on its supporters to boycott the bank.

'Rape' alleyway 'should be gated off', say businesses

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

AN alleyway where a teenager was allegedly raped is not safe and should be “gated off”, according to nearby businesses.

North West Infidels stage anti-mosque protest in Blackburn Road

The Bolton News:

1:13pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Live updates as right wing group North West Infidels protest against plans for a large new mosque in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.

Two Bolton councillors who failed to pay their council tax cannot be named because it will 'cause them distress' and 'infringe their human rights'

The Bolton News: Two mystery people in silhouette

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A TOP judge has ruled The Bolton News cannot name two councillors summonsed to court after they failed to pay their council tax for two years in a row.

Hundreds of new homes and jobs to be created as new development is approved

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

2:17pm Friday 1st August 2014

HUNDREDS of homes and jobs are to be created after councillors approved plans for a major new employment and housing development — provided a link road is built by developers.

Firefighters to strike again next month

The Bolton News:

11:47am Friday 1st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales, including those in Bolton, are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days next month in their long-running dispute over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union said.

War hero awarded Arctic Star medal posthumously for braving 'horrendous' conditions in World War Two

The Bolton News:

7:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WAR hero who braved “horrendous” conditions in the Arctic Ocean for 18 months has been honoured posthumously.

Bolton Council planning meeting

The Bolton News: Bolton town hall

1:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Children "peeping" into gardens from a climbing frame, a new nursery hit by "noise" fears and plans to turn a former boxing gym into a respite care home will be discussed at today's planning meeting.

'A modern day miracle' - 25,000 free picnic lunches for Bolton's poorest children

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN AMBITIOUS project has been launched to feed Bolton’s poorest children with 25,000 meals over the summer holidays.

HSBC closes relief charity trust account

The Bolton News: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

8:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BOLTON Islamic relief charity is among a group of Muslim organisations to be told by banking giants HSBC that it will close its account in September.

'Only developers can solve Bolton's housing crisis', says councillor

The Bolton News: CONCERN Cllr David Chadwick

3:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON has thousands of empty properties — but only big developers can solve the town’s housing crisis, according to a leading councillor.

Drivers warned to avoid Little Lever as roadworks cause traffic chaos

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DRIVERS are being urged not to use Little Lever as a cut through during major roadworks.

Council 'not doing enough' after dead fish found in Eatock Lodge

The Bolton News:

2:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BOLTON Council is working with the Environment Agency to protect fish at a beauty spot — despite criticisms from local people.

First look at guided busway linking Bolton to Manchester and Leigh

The Bolton News:

9:54am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of the state-of-the-art guided busway that will link Bolton commuters to Manchester and Leigh.

Tributes after death of young Farnworth councillor

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Farnworth councillor Asha Ali Ismail, who has lost her battle against cancer aged just 34.

Council investigates security breach after 'corrupt' banner draped on town hall

The Bolton News:

8:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

COUNCIL bosses are investigating a security breach after a protester climbed on to the roof of Bolton Town Hall.

Little Lever UKIP councillor 'regrets' sexist joke on Facebook

The Bolton News:

8:51am Monday 28th July 2014

A councillor has said he “regrets” making sexist remarks on his Facebook page.

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