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UKIP deny fall out between Little Lever councillor and senior branch member

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

UKIP in Bolton have denied a split in the group after another falling-out between one of its councillors and senior branch members.

School caretaker wins flag battle with Bolton at Home

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home — after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords.

Charity launches last-ditch attempt to keep its bank account

This Is Lancashire: 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.

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRUSTEES of the Bolton Islamic relief charity — which has been told its bank account will be closed by HSBC — have launched a last-ditch attempt to keep their account.

Scottish flag flies over library as country decides future

This Is Lancashire:

11:47am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCOTTISH flag has been raised over Bolton Central Library as a sign of solidarity to the United Kingdom as Scotland decides on its future.

Four car parks to close as £48 million Bolton interchange work continues

This Is Lancashire:

12:36pm Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR car parks will close today as builders step up work on the new £48 million Bolton interchange.

20 new jobs as pound shop opens in Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

12:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

A NEW pound store opened in Bolton creating more than 20 new jobs.

Breightmet UCAN helps unemployed get gardening qualifications

This Is Lancashire:

10:02am Friday 12th September 2014

A project that works to improve the job prospects of unemployed people has reached a milestone — after its first green-fingered members gained horticulture qualifications.

Council newspaper is '£250,000 ego trip'

This Is Lancashire:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Bolton Scene — Bolton Council’s free newspaper — has been slammed as a “costly ego trip” as figures show the publication cost more than £250,000 over four years.

D-Day for huge 'new town' plans at Horwich Loco Works

This Is Lancashire:

7:54am Thursday 11th September 2014

D-DAY has arrived for a proposed "new town" of 1,700 homes — amid fierce opposition from Horwich residents and its MP.

UPDATED: Man hit by train between Bolton and Blackburn

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5:13pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAN has been seriously injured after being hit by a train between Bolton and Blackburn.

Sex line councillor hits back - claiming he is victim of 'smear campaign'

This Is Lancashire:

12:27pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR found guilty of ringing premium rate sex lines and sending offensive texts from his local authority mobile has accused Wigan Council’s chief executive of a "smear campaign".

Blackrod man's plan to take selfie with a stranger every day

This Is Lancashire:

8:14am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SELFIES have taken the world by storm with celebrities and even royalty getting in on the act.

Councillor racked up £2,400 bill ringing sex lines from taxpayer-funded phone

This Is Lancashire:

3:58pm Monday 8th September 2014

A POLITICIAN who used his council-issued mobile phone to rack up a £2,400 bill calling premium rate sex chat lines and sending sexually explicit texts has escaped the sack.

Bolton's MPs blast plan to give them pay rise

This Is Lancashire:

2:22pm Monday 8th September 2014

BOLTON’S three MPs have blasted plans to raise their pay by nine per cent next year.

Workmen chop branches from 'beloved tree' and bin lanterns overhanging cancer campaigner's grave

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

WORKMEN chopped branches from a beloved tree hanging above the grave of a cancer campaigner — and binned lanterns left in her memory by her grief-stricken family.

All change: Bolton train station to get fifth platform back

This Is Lancashire:

7:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

A FIFTH platform is set to return to Bolton train station - paving the way for a revival of Scottish services.

10,000 sign Bolton MP's petition calling for Premier League to support more grass roots football

This Is Lancashire: Calls for the Premier League to donate money to grass roots football grow

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

MORE than 10,000 people have backed a campaign by Bolton MP David Crausby calling on the Premier League to do more to support grassroots football.

Bolton unites with other authorities to tackle alcohol abuse

This Is Lancashire:

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

BOLTON Council is to play its part in a unified attack on the consequences of alcohol abuse.

Boot campers to get revenge on instructor

This Is Lancashire:

10:53am Monday 1st September 2014

BOOT camp participants will get their own back on their instructor while raising money for Bolton Hospice.

Local historian dies aged 77

This Is Lancashire: Coffee time

10:03am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER president of the Bolton Historical Society and keen singer has died at the age of 77.

Hundreds take part in Bolton's first colour run

This Is Lancashire:

10:01am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of people were doused in paint as they took part in the first Colour Run in aid of Bolton Hospice.

Turkey holiday death dad could have been hit-and-run victim

This Is Lancashire:

9:29am Monday 1st September 2014

A DAD who died unexpectedly while on holiday in Turkey may have been the victim of a hit-and-run, a coroner has heard.

UPDATED: 'Absolute legend' - tributes to man who died after house party in Harwood

This Is Lancashire:

1:29pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A MAN has died this morning after a night drinking with friends.

Blackrod man accused of filming up young woman's skirt

This Is Lancashire:

12:46pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The 50-year-old will appear in court after allegedly filming up the skirt of a young TK Maxx employee

Man breaks foot jumping from first floor of Tonge Moor Road house

This Is Lancashire: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

The 22-year-old told paramedics he jumped out of the window after fearing for his safety

'Years of torment' as fate of controversial over-sized Lostock house is still undecided

This Is Lancashire:

10:32am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL five-bedroomed house in Lostock has caused residents “years of torment”, a councillor has claimed, with its future still not decided.

Final stage of new Bolton cycle route gets green light

This Is Lancashire:

10:28am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE final stage of a new cycle path through Darcy Lever and Breightmet has been given the go ahead.

Golf club housing plan rejected

This Is Lancashire: Ludlow Golf Club Richard Meredith and Russell Price will be competing at a regional final in Coventry.

10:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS are celebrating after plans to build eight houses on the old Bolton Open Golf Club were thrown out by Bolton Council’s planning committee.

Peter Kay to bring back hit comedy Phoenix Nights

This Is Lancashire: Peter Kay

10:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Bolton funnyman is understood to be reviving the sitcom next year for Comic Relief

£6.5 million revamp of Albert Halls is waste of money, say Tories

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

PROSPECTIVE Tory MPs have criticised Bolton Council’s plans to spend up to £6.5 million renovating the Albert Halls.

Renewed push to fund 20mph speed limit

This Is Lancashire: There isn’t a need for this 20mph limit

9:11am Friday 29th August 2014

LEADING councillors have agreed to push the government for more funding so a 20mph speed limit could be introduced in most residential roads across Bolton.

47 years to resurface a Bolton road, new figures show

This Is Lancashire:

9:06am Friday 29th August 2014

POTHOLE-ridden roads are being left in disrepair for longer, council bosses have admitted.

Bromley Cross supermarket plan rejected

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A COUPLE have declared victory over developers who wanted to turn the former Green Bengal restaurant into a supermarket.

Bolton Council planning meeting

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

1:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ON the agenda at today's planning meeting: a major cycle route plan for Bolton, demolition of a golf club's club house and a row between neighbours about vegetables.

Bolton pub to be turned into Victorian-style 'gin palace'

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW “gin palace” and micro-brewery is set to open in Churchgate.

Labour predicted to hold on to crucial Bolton West seat at next election

This Is Lancashire: MP Julie Hilling

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

EARLY polls in the crucial Bolton West constituency — ahead of next year’s general election — predict Labour will hold the seat.

Full meeting of Bolton Council

This Is Lancashire:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORIC warship, nuisance phone calls and 20mph speed limits are all on the agenda at tonight's full council meeting.

Business boomed during Bolton Food and Drink Festival

This Is Lancashire:

9:57am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUSINESS boomed in Bolton during this year’s food and drink festival, with key retailers saying they saw a boost in shoppers thanks to the event.

Food and drink festival attracts record 153,000 visitors

This Is Lancashire:

9:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A RECORD 153,227 people flocked to this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival — smashing targets for the number of visitors expected.

Celebrity chefs take part in the ice-bucket challenge for Bolton Food Festival finale

This Is Lancashire:

5:31pm Monday 25th August 2014

A SPLASHING finale marked the end of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival as celebrity chefs, traders and stall holders completed the ice bucket challenge.

Calls for train fare hike to be scrapped

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLITICIANS and commuters have joined forces to call for a planned 3.5 per cent hike in train fares to be scrapped.

Celebrity chef James Martin wows crowds at Bolton Food and Drink Festival

This Is Lancashire:

11:16am Monday 25th August 2014

SATURDAY Kitchen star James Martin warmed up Victoria Square today as he fired up the barbeque.

Tories chose candidate to stand in Bolton North East

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Conservative candidate who will face Bolton North East MP David Crausby at the 2015 general election has been selected.

Tougher laws needed to crack down on nuisance cold callers

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TOUGHER laws are needed to crack down on “nuisance” cold-callers phoning Bolton residents, a councillor has said.

CBeebies star Katy Ashworth wows hundreds of children at Bolton Food and Drink Festival

This Is Lancashire:

3:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CBEEBIES star Katy Ashworth entertained hundreds of children in the first celebrity session at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

This year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be 'most-family friendly yet'

This Is Lancashire:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THIS year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival will be the most family friendly festival to date — with a new children’s zone ready to thrill young foodies.

Celebrity chefs go head to head in Food Festival showdown

This Is Lancashire: Masterchef's John Torode.

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CELEBRITY chefs will go head-to-head in a Ready Steady Cook challenge as part of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Bolton could see return of Scottish train routes as companies bid for rail franchises

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TRAIN companies in the running to operate services through Bolton have been announced by the government.

£6.5 million transformation of Albert Halls - including upmarket restaurant

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BOLTON’S Albert Halls will be completely transformed as part of a £6.5 million revamp.

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

This Is Lancashire:

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.

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