With local council elections taking place next week, The Bolton News is providing readers with high quality, exclusive content to help you stay informed about the forthcoming vote.

For the past few weeks, we have delivered in-depth analysis of the candidates and their policies, as well as exclusive interviews and stories.

Our reporters have been out in the community, talking to voters and getting a sense of what they want from the candidates, and what they hope will be addressed in the coming election.

The Bolton News has been issuing regular updates on the most important issues concerning voters, so you can stay informed and make the best decision when it comes to casting your vote.

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