MEMBERS of the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) were welcomed to the town hall by the Mayor.

Cllr Elaine Sherrington was acknowledging the 50 years of service Bolton MRT has given the town and surrounding areas.

The team told Cllr Sherrington about the work they did over summer during the Winter Hill fire as well as some more recent call outs.

The team formed in 1968 and attended more than 2,000 calls to assist members of the public in its 50 year history.

A spokesman for the rescue team said: "This reception at the Town Hall was a great recognition for the current members."