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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.
25th October 2014 (11931378)

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.

Horwich school's 'save the planet' day

This Is Lancashire:

8:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN at a Horwich primary school went green for the day to highlight how they can help the planet.

Landlords fined after tenants 'poisoned' by carbon monoxide

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A FOUR-month-old baby and his parents were rushed to hospital after they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in their Little Lever house, a court heard.

Row as Bolton UKIP claims single-sex faith schools are 'socially divisive'

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has hit out at Bolton UKIP after it claimed single-sex faith schools were “socially divisive”.

Bolton politicians in bizarre Twitter row about underpants

This Is Lancashire:

12:34pm Thursday 9th October 2014

RIVAL Bolton politicians were engaged in a bizarre argument about underpants on Twitter.

Head cameras reduce complaints over parking tickets in Bolton

This Is Lancashire:

9:15am Thursday 9th October 2014

PARKING wardens wearing head-cams filming their every move has led to a fall in the number of complaints over tickets, it has been revealed.

New £500,000 cafe opens in Moss Bank Park

This Is Lancashire:

8:51am Thursday 9th October 2014

A NEW £500,000 cafe has opened for business in Moss Bank Park.

Bolton could get £10 million hi-tech LED streetlight system

This Is Lancashire: LED LIGHT: Llandough residents have warned that the LED lights could pose health risks (3877642)

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

BOLTON could get a new multi-million pound lighting system with the ability to control every street light in the town.

Bradshaw residents' fears over plans to axe Bolton to Rawtenstall bus

This Is Lancashire: One of the new 'rosso' buses

10:06am Wednesday 8th October 2014

TRANSPORT bosses are planning to to axe a bus service between Bolton and Rawtenstall.

‘I was touched by music tutor’

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN organ tutor has appeared in court accused of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl 30 years ago — who he has no recollection of even teaching.

Call to scrap hospital car park charges

This Is Lancashire: Hospital parking system deemed a failure

8:50am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PARKING charges at the Royal Bolton Hospital are "taxing the ill" and should be scrapped, a Bolton MP has said.

Hospital bosses defend decision to close 50 mental health beds

This Is Lancashire: The Royal Bolton Hospital

11:30am Monday 6th October 2014

MEDICAL chiefs have defended the decision to close 50 mental health beds at the Royal Bolton Hospital after criticism from councillors.

Bolton businesses urged to sign up to HS2 conference

This Is Lancashire:

10:06am Monday 6th October 2014

BUSINESSES are being urged to get on board with a conference where more than £10 billion of contracts for building HS2 will be discussed.

Bolton is worst in Greater Manchester for vandalism of bus shelters

This Is Lancashire:

9:27am Monday 6th October 2014

VANDALS damaging bus shelters in Bolton have cost taxpayers almost £3,000 in five months.

VIDEO: Whites fans call for chairman Phil Gartside to resign before Bournemouth match

This Is Lancashire:

3:17pm Sunday 5th October 2014

MORE than 100 Bolton Wanderers fans took part in a march demanding the resignation of club chairman Phil Gartside.

Live: Fans protest against Whites management ahead of Wanderers clash with Bournemouth

This Is Lancashire:

12:43pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Dozens of fans are expected to march from the Barnstormer's pub in Lostock ahead of this afternoon's game

Almost half of patients using Arriva hospital service are late, new figures show

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Almost half of Bolton patients being taken to hospital appointments by transport company Arriva are not getitng there on time according to new figures.

Farnworth mum's campaign after tragic baby dies from rare heart condition

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LITTLE Olly James lived for just four weeks — but he left his devastated mum with a lifetime of memories.

Power Rangers, planes and wedding crashing: Blackrod man completes his 'selfie with a stranger' challenge

This Is Lancashire:

9:41am Friday 3rd October 2014

HE’S taken selfies with Power Rangers outside Buckingham Palace, thousands of feet in the air above Paris and even gatecrashed a wedding in Benidorm for a snap.

Bolton MP against air strikes on ISIS

This Is Lancashire:

1:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BOLTON MP has said she would have voted against airstrikes to combat terrorist organisation ISIS.

Asylum seekers move out of hotel

This Is Lancashire:

11:43am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ASYLUM seekers staying in a Bolton hotel have moved out.

Appeal to find family of man found dead at home in Horwich

This Is Lancashire:

11:32am Thursday 2nd October 2014

POLICE are trying to trace the relatives of a man who died at home in Horwich.

Up to 30 asylum seekers staying at Bolton hotel

This Is Lancashire:

8:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ASYLUM seekers are being housed in a Bolton hotel — in what contractors have described as “exceptional circumstances”.

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.

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