BOLTON is a town bristling with capable and caring women.

OK, there are plenty of impressive, community-minded men, too, but it’s females who are honoured when the fourth Inspire Awards are held next May.

The awards highlight many women whose work and dedication in several fields would not otherwise come to prominence. Last year’s awards covered areas including business, community and older women and there was a Bolton Woman of the Year Award won by Elizabeth Newman, the Octagon’s artistic director.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised in this way, go to to find out more.