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NHS staff walk out for four hours following pay row

This Is Lancashire: UNISON members at the Royal Bolton Hospital walk out over pay

4:39pm Monday 24th November 2014

NHS staff staged a strike as part of their fight for better pay.

After Dark nightclub must use plastic glasses and employ more bouncers after mass brawl and stabbing

This Is Lancashire: After Dark in Nelson Square

6:03am Friday 21st November 2014

A NIGHTCLUB has been ordered to employ more bouncers and only serve drinks in plastic containers after a man was stabbed with a broken bottle on a night out.

Bolton Christmas lights switch-on

This Is Lancashire: Snowmen at the Christmas lights switch on in Victoria square, Bolton. Photo by Paul Sterritt, Newsquest,(Bolton) Ltd., Thursday December 3, 2009. (12977092)

5:33pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Live updates as children's TV star Katie Ashworth switches on the Christmas lights in Bolton town centre.

Bolton Council planning meeting

This Is Lancashire:

1:40pm Thursday 20th November 2014

THAT controversial Lostock house is back before planning today - for the 13th time - along with plans for a new Egypt exhibition at Bolton Museum, conversion of a Farnworth nursery into a martial arts centre and plans for 22 houses in Halliwell.

Christmas lights switch-on tonight - everything you need to know

This Is Lancashire: Snowmen at the Christmas lights switch on in Victoria square, Bolton. Photo by Paul Sterritt, Newsquest,(Bolton) Ltd., Thursday December 3, 2009. (12977092)

11:29am Thursday 20th November 2014

BOLTON'S Christmas lights will be switched on tonight - here's all the information you need if you're planning to go along.

Prime minister accused of breaking extra seats promise to Bolton commuters

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron at the O2 Contact Centre in Preston Brook MBA301014

4:32pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A BOLTON MP has accused the Prime Minister of breaking his promise to put 200 more seats on Bolton’s overcrowded trains.

Christmas cancelled as 200 jobs lost at Bolton kitchen firm

This Is Lancashire: Employees of Mark Two/Ultra Finishing on Raikes Lane Industrial Estate, Bolton.Staff have been made redundant.
Images by Steve Holt, Bolton News, Tuesday November 18 2014. (13060952)

7:34am Wednesday 19th November 2014

ABOUT 200 people have lost their jobs at a Bolton kitchen and bathroom firm – and have been told they will not get paid before Christmas.

Giant snowmen to parade through Bolton town centre ahead of Christmas lights switch-on

This Is Lancashire: Snowmen at the Christmas lights switch on in Victoria square, Bolton. Photo by Paul Sterritt, Newsquest,(Bolton) Ltd., Thursday December 3, 2009. (12977092)

7:33am Tuesday 18th November 2014

GIANT snowmen will help kick-start the festive season in Bolton as they join in the Big Christmas Switch-On.

Traffic chaos warning as £550,000 roadworks start in Daubhill

This Is Lancashire: Derby Street, Bolton.

11:47am Monday 17th November 2014

TRAFFIC chaos is on the way for motorists in the centre of Bolton.

Unemployed Farnworth man starts his own political party to help jobless

This Is Lancashire: Phil Tickle of Farnworth who is looking to set up his own political party, called 'The Peoples Party'. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Saturday November 15, 2014. (12908271)

10:19am Monday 17th November 2014

MEET Phil Tickle — leader of the newly-formed People's Party.

Children's centres, library service and sheltered housing to be hit by more cuts

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Central Library and Museum

6:04am Friday 14th November 2014

LIBRARIES in Bolton could be run by a not-for-profit trust — while children’s centres and housing for the elderly also face massive cuts as Bolton Council looks to save £43 million.

'Bolton must work together to stop terrorism', says former foreign secretary William Hague

This Is Lancashire: Foreign secretary William Hague at the first session at the Foreign Ministers G8 meeting at Lancaster House in London.

3:43pm Thursday 13th November 2014

FAMILIES and religious leaders in Bolton must work together to stop people joining terrorist organisations abroad, former foreign secretary William Hague has urged.

Council plans to cut £43 million to be put to the public

This Is Lancashire: General view of Bolton Town Hall. Photo by Matt Simmonds, Newsquest Bolton, Wednesday May 2, 2012. (12370404)

6:04am Tuesday 11th November 2014

PROPOSALS to cut a “mind boggling” £43 million from Bolton Council's budget — resulting in hundreds of jobs being lost — will now be put to the public.

Opposition councillors respond to plans to slash £43 million from Bolton Council budget

This Is Lancashire: Cllr Roger Hayes, left, and Cllr David Greenhalgh

8:51am Monday 10th November 2014

OPPOSITION councillors have described proposals to cut £43 million from Bolton Council’s budget before 2017 as “horrendous” and “extremely challenging”.

Bolton MPs join call for equal pay for women

This Is Lancashire: David Crausby MP (12261137)

8:49am Monday 10th November 2014

CALLS for equal pay after new figures reveal women earn £2.11 less per hour than men have been backed by Bolton MPs.

"For your tomorrow we gave our today": Bolton remembers its war heroes

This Is Lancashire:

4:18pm Sunday 9th November 2014

BOLTON fell silent on Sunday to remember those who had paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Is new street art in Bolton backstreet a Banksy masterpiece?

This Is Lancashire:

3:58pm Saturday 8th November 2014

A MYSTERIOUS stencil has appeared on a back street in Bolton – leading to claims it could be the work of famous graffiti artist Banksy.

Disgruntled Wigan Athletic fans "set off smoke grenades" in Macron Stadium

This Is Lancashire:

2:27pm Saturday 8th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended the Macron Stadium during Wanderers match on Friday night after rival fans set off smoke grenades under the away stands.

Man arrested after fight in Nelson Square pub

This Is Lancashire: The Dragonfly in Nelson Square, Bolton

11:26am Saturday 8th November 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a fight broke out in a town centre pub.

We will remember them: Rivington Pike lit up with large poppy as part of WWI commemorations

This Is Lancashire:

10:50am Saturday 8th November 2014

RIVINGTON Pike is being illuminated to pay tribute to those who lost their lives serving their country.

Hundreds of jobs to go as Bolton Council announce more cuts

This Is Lancashire:

6:01am Saturday 8th November 2014

BOLTON Council could axe up to 500 jobs as it looks to slash £43 million from its budget.

In full: Prime Minister David Cameron writes to The Bolton News

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the room during the Conservative Party annual conference 2014 at the ICC in Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 30, 2014. See PA story TORY Main. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens

10:16am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron penned a letter for Bolton News readers - urging residents to trust in the government's long term economic plan. Read the letter in full here.

Prime Minister David Cameron tells Bolton News readers: "Our economic plan is working"

This Is Lancashire: David Cameron, Conservative Leader makes a visit to Bolton Town Centre, meeting possible conservative voters in the run up to the local elections. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd., Tuesday April 29, 2008.  (12309394)

6:05am Wednesday 5th November 2014

THE Prime Minister has called on Boltonians to trust in the government’s long term economic plan — and vote Conservative in May, 2015.

UKIP accuses Labour of "blatant lie" in latest leaflet row

This Is Lancashire: File photo dated 01/05/13 of Ukip leader Nigel Farage who has admitted he made "a mistake" by setting up a trust fund in an off-shore tax haven. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 21, 2013. Mr Farage, who has previously spoken out

6:05am Wednesday 5th November 2014

ANOTHER row between UKIP and Labour has erupted over leaflets used in election campaigns.

Bolton smokers among worst in country for abandoning 'Stop Smoking' plans

This Is Lancashire: File photo dated 19/06/07 of a man smoking a cigarette. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 1, 2010. Health Secretary Andy Burnham today pledged to halve the number of smokers in England by 2020. Mr Burnham announced measures which aim to

6:04am Tuesday 4th November 2014

BOLTON smokers are among the worst quitters in the country, new figures have revealed.

Politicians, business and transport leaders welcome more devolution for Greater Manchester

This Is Lancashire: Submit picture of George Osbourne in Manchester (12261132)

9:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

NEWS that Greater Manchester will receive more devolved powers from central government has been welcomed by Bolton politicians, business leaders and transport chiefs.

Residents will vote for Greater Manchester Mayor as part of new 'Northern Powerhouse'

This Is Lancashire: Cliff Morris (stood left) with George Osbourne at Manchester Town Hall (12261097)

5:44pm Monday 3rd November 2014

BOLTON residents will vote for a directly elected mayor of Greater Manchester — under groundbreaking devolution plans announced by Chancellor George Osborne.

Two car smash on M61 means delays for motorists

This Is Lancashire: The Highways Agency will be undertaking work on the A49 Ross from Monday for a period of seven weeks.

7:46pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

A collision involving two cars on the motorway has resulted in delays for motorists. 

Nightclub's opening hours reduced after man, 22, stabbed with bottle

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6:03am Saturday 1st November 2014

A NIGHTCLUB has been rapped after a man was stabbed with a broken bottle and a fight described by a police officer as “one of the most violent incidents” in his career.

Zombie invasion in Bolton town centre

This Is Lancashire: Krystal Skull, St Andrews Court offered zombie makeovers in exchange for donations to the Wipe Your Tears Away children's charity

12:13pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ZOMBIES raged through Bolton town centre on Saturday — to raise money for charity.

Wanderers legend Tony Kelly walks 50 miles for charity

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Wanders Tony Kelly with John McGinlay and supporters joined together at Burnden Park Pie Shop on Manchester Road for the last leg of the 50 mile walk towards the Macron Stadium ahead of Wanderers class with Brentford.
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12:10pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FORMER Bolton Wanderers and England footballer Tony Kelly completed the final leg of his marathon walk for charity with Whites legend John McGinlay on Saturday �— before spurring on their old team to victory.

Updated: Firefighters tackle blaze at Bury landfill site

This Is Lancashire: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:41am Saturday 25th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze in a Bury recycling and waste plant.

Live: Bolton Council planning committee

This Is Lancashire:

1:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Follow all the news and results from the Bolton Council planning committee from 2pm

Takeaway comes up with innovative 'plane food' plan

This Is Lancashire:

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESTAURANT owners are hoping to land a diner with a difference — by putting the fuselage of an aeroplane in the heart of Bolton’s student land.

Public-sector workers urged to snub latest pay-rise offer

This Is Lancashire:

6:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRADE unionists in Bolton are urging public-sector workers to reject a Government offer of a pay increase.

UPDATED: Driver suffers 'significant' injuries after lorry blown over on M61 as Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

2:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A lorry has been blown off the carriageway and down a motorway embankment on the M61

Bolton Council set to lose £5 million in unpaid council tax

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TOWN hall bosses expect to lose out on £5 million in unpaid council tax this year — enough to run its five closed libraries and the now defunct Animal World for another 10 years.

Vandalism at Westhoughton train station condemned

This Is Lancashire:

12:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BOLTON MP has condemned vandalism at Westhoughton train.

UKIP targeting Bolton in next year's elections

This Is Lancashire: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

UKIP is planning to field a candidate in each of the three Bolton constituencies next May bolstered by its second place in the recent Heywood by-election.

Bolton town centre free street parking bid rejected

This Is Lancashire: Traffic needs to slow down

11:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

CALLS to set up a task force to review street parking regulations have been rejected by councillors.

'Bolton is in Greater Manchester - get over it', says council leader

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR campaigning for Bolton to be recognised as part of Lancashire has been told to “get over it” — and accept the town is in Greater Manchester.

Updated: Labour win Harper Green by-election

This Is Lancashire:

12:21am Friday 17th October 2014

LABOUR took more than half the votes cast to win the Harper Green by-election.

Voters to go to polls in Harper Green by-election

This Is Lancashire:

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

VOTERS will go to the polls today to decide who will be the newest Harper Green councillor.

Community centre trashed by vandals

This Is Lancashire:

11:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

VANDALS smashed up a Deane community centre — and helped themselves to hot dogs while they were inside.

Full meeting of Bolton Council

This Is Lancashire:

6:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Unemployment, tax-dodging companies and Lancashire Day are on the agenda at tonight's full council meeting.

Call to close 'apparent drugs den' nightclub rejected

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

CALLS to close an “apparent drugs den” nightclub - where a reveller nearly died - have been rejected by councillors.

More must be done to stop big companies dodging tax, says councillor

This Is Lancashire:

9:39am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TAX dodging multi-national companies should be tackled to help towns like Bolton, a Labour councillor has said.

Bolton's 'Father of Fitness' Ken Heathcote to give business talk

This Is Lancashire: Ken Heathcote

8:58am Wednesday 15th October 2014

BOLTON’S ‘Father of Fitness’ will give his top tips for succeeding in business at a free event tomorrow.

Anti-fracking campaigners take to streets of Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

8:45am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners took to the streets of Bolton as part of a national environmental day of action.

Motorists trapped as fly-tippers dump huge pile of rubbish in street

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

MOTORISTS were left trapped in their streets after fly-tippers dumped a mountain of rubbish on a back road.

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