BOLTON will be taking part in what could be the largest climate protests in  history.

A rally will take place in Bolton's Victoria Square tomorrow at noon as part of the climate strikes.

Students, anti-fracking groups, Trade Union representatives and environmental groups will be among those calling for action.

A spokesman for the local 'climate strike" said: "Hot on the heels of the Bolton Council's declaration of a climate emergency, local campaigners have called a protest as part of an international day of action on climate justice."

As well as speeches, there will mu music, poetry, crafts, face painting and stalls selling food.

The local protest is supported by Extinction Rebellion, Climate Action Bolton and many more groups.

The UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) says more than 200 events are taking place across the UK, with ­— for the first time ­— adults being encouraged to join the youngsters as they strike.

UKSCN is calling on politicians to bring in a "Green New Deal" to cut the UK's emissions to zero and improve lives, changes to education to equip youngsters to deal with the climate crisis and votes at 16 to give them a voice.

It is part of a global movement, inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg's school strikes

The latest strikes come ahead of a climate action summit in New York convened by UN secretary general Antonio Guterres to urge countries to up their climate efforts.