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Bolton Council to spend £200,000 on new health visitor team

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

6:37pm Friday 20th March 2015

BOLTON Council is set to fund a five-strong health visiting team costing more than £200,000.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Jeff Armstrong (UKIP)

This Is Lancashire:

9:11am Friday 20th March 2015

WITH the general election around the corner, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, politics reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to the UKIP candidate for Bolton South East, Jeff Armstrong

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets.... Darren Reynolds (Liberal Democrat)

This Is Lancashire: ELECTION: Darren Reynolds

10:52am Wednesday 18th March 2015

WITH the general election around the corner, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, politics reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to the Liberal Democrat

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Alan Johnson (Green Party)

This Is Lancashire: Green Party prospective parliamentary candidates Alan Johnson and Laura Diggle

9:02am Wednesday 18th March 2015

WITH the general election around the corner, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, political reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to the Green candidate for Bolton South East Alan Johnson.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Cllr Mudasir Dean (Conservative)

This Is Lancashire: General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Cllr Mudasir Dean (Conservative)

9:02am Tuesday 17th March 2015

WITH the general election around the corner, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, politics reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to the Conservative candidate for Bolton South East, Cllr Mudasir Dean.

Chippy gets zero hygiene rating after inspectors find mice droppings on coffee lids and batter mix gnawed by rodents

This Is Lancashire: Mr Fry's in Newport Street. Picture: Google Maps

6:02am Tuesday 17th March 2015

INSPECTORS slapped a town centre takeaway with the worst possible food hygiene rating after they found mice had gnawed through a sack of batter mix and discovered droppings on food lids.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Yasmin Qureshi MP (Labour)

This Is Lancashire: STANDING: Labour MP for Bolton South East Yasmin Qureshi

6:02am Monday 16th March 2015

WITH the General Election around the corner, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, politics reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, who is standing again in Bolton South East.

Live: Bolton Council planning committee

This Is Lancashire:

1:40pm Thursday 12th March 2015

Councillors will meet in Bolton Town Hall council chamber to discuss a range of planning applications from 2pm

Government should spend money on foreign aid to keep Britain safe, MEP tells Bolton residents

This Is Lancashire: DEBATE: Linda McAvan MEP and Julie Hilling MP during a listening event on international development

10:03am Wednesday 11th March 2015

BRITAIN needs to stay in the Europe Union and keep spending on foreign aid to keep the country safe, a top Euro MP told a meeting in Bolton.

More doctors and more appointments as health bosses spend £3.8 million on improving Bolton's GP surgeries

This Is Lancashire: Wendy Hough-Dickinson at work in Deane Medical Centre. Centres across the borough could soon be improved.

6:32am Wednesday 11th March 2015

BOLTON could soon have more doctors, more nurses and more receptionists as health bosses invest £3.8 million in improving the town's GP practices.

Protesters to march from Farnworth on Wednesday over 'chronic housing crisis'

This Is Lancashire: Jon Lord

11:10am Monday 9th March 2015

EMPLOYEES at Bolton at Home will march shoulder-to-shoulder with tenants from Farnworth to Manchester demanding the government take action on a "chronic housing crisis".

Conservative politician drops out of his 200-mile Bolton to London bike ride

This Is Lancashire: James Daly is hoping to be the new MP, and is cycling from Bolton Town Hall to Downing Street in March.

Photo by Richard Holton, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, January 6th 2015
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6:02am Saturday 7th March 2015

A POLITICIAN has had to abandon his charity challenge to cycle between Bolton Town Hall and 10 Downing Street.

Scottish train services will run through Bolton again - but not necessarily at peak hours

This Is Lancashire: INCENTIVE: A First TransPennine Express train

6:01am Saturday 7th March 2015

BOLTON rail campaigners have welcomed news that Scottish train services will run through Bolton again from 2017.

Bolton chief executive Sean Harriss takes to the airwaves to bid farewell to the town

This Is Lancashire: INTERVIEW: Sean Harriss at Bolton FM with Phil Ashcroft and Andrew Dickson

2:30pm Friday 6th March 2015

THE outgoing chief executive took to the airwaves to bid a fond farewell to Bolton on his last day on the job.

Number of tattoo parlours in Bolton skyrockets by 825% in 10 years

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THE number of tattoo parlours opening in Bolton has shot up over the last decade.

'The Elephant in the Town Hall': The controversial UKIP document which has caused a 'civil war' in the Bolton party

This Is Lancashire:

8:42am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE controversial document which has provoked another storm within Bolton UKIP was written by Cllr Paul Richardson after the approval of the new 700-place Muslim boys school at Wolfenden Street school in November.

Labour hit back at UKIP claims they 'block vote Muslim-friendly applications' through planning

This Is Lancashire: Bolton's first UKIP councillors, Paul Richardson and Maureen Connell.
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Photo by Richard Holton Newsquest Bolton Ltd, 23rd  May 2014 (14058054)

8:42am Thursday 5th March 2015

SENIOR Labour politicians have hit back at claims by a UKIP councillor that the ruling group have block voted Muslim-friendly applications through the planning committee.

UKIP candidate claims she was de-selected after saying 'racist' party document is 'worthy of the BNP'

This Is Lancashire: Kathleen Kavanagh who stood for UKIP last year but has been told shes no longer welcome to stand as a candidate, pictured with the letter from the UKIP chairman

6:18am Thursday 5th March 2015

A UKIP council candidate says she has been told she can no longer stand for the group — after branding a private party discussion paper as worthy of the BNP.

Fighter Joe was told he wouldn't live to 25 - but now he's recovering after a life-saving heart transplant

This Is Lancashire: TRANSPLANT: Joe Jackson

6:02am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A FOOTBALL coach who was told he had a year to live after being struck down with a heart condition is recovering after a life-saving transplant.

Green Party accused of 'socialist stitch-up' as they decline to stand candidate in marginal Bolton West

This Is Lancashire: STANDING: Green Party election candidates Alan Johnson for Bolton South East and Laura Diggle in Bolton North East

11:10am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE Green Party is "crowdfunding" to pay for its election campaign — but says it still won’t stand a candidate in Bolton West.

Crunch meeting on axed walk-in centre cancelled because top doc was 'too busy', claims MP

This Is Lancashire: CAMPAIGN: David Crausby MP pictured signing the petition outside the Lever Chambers walk in centre

10:39am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A MEETING to break the stalemate between a campaigning MP and health bosses has been called off at the last minute.

'Overcrowding on Bolton trains will improve', says transport secretary

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9:01am Saturday 28th February 2015

OVERCROWDING on Bolton train services will improve, according to the government minister for transport.

Hospital bosses apologise after elderly dementia patient's wedding ring is stolen from her finger

This Is Lancashire: TRAGIC: Susan Lomas, who had her wedding ring stolen when she was a patient at The Royal Bolton Hospital hospital.

6:02am Saturday 28th February 2015

HOSPITAL bosses have apologised to the family of an elderly patient with dementia who had her wedding ring stolen from her finger in the Royal Bolton.

'Historic' deal signed that will give Bolton Council control of slice of £6 billion NHS budget

This Is Lancashire: VISION: George Osborne

11:42am Friday 27th February 2015

THE chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and health secretary Jeremy Hunt have signed off the "historic" devolution deal that will see Greater Manchester control its entire £6 billion NHS budget.

£6 billion NHS budget to be devolved to Bolton and Greater Manchester

This Is Lancashire: Royal Bolton Hospital

7:23am Thursday 26th February 2015

TOWN hall leaders and health bosses have welcomed plans to give Greater Manchester control of its entire NHS budget — worth £6 billion.

Halliwell couple get just 1p in benefits for February

This Is Lancashire: PAYMENT: Christian Boyce and Emma Young only got 1p in benefits from the DWP

6:04am Thursday 26th February 2015

A COUPLE say they are on the breadline after they received just a penny in benefits for the month of February.

Bolton Council approve £43 million cuts and council tax freeze

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

11:03pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

SWINGEING cuts of £43 million from the Bolton Council budget over the next two years were approved tonight — but thousands of residents will benefit from a council tax freeze.

Live: Bolton full council budget meeting

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

6:12pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Councillors will vote on planned £43 million cuts to Bolton Council over the next two years, and whether to freeze council tax for thousands of residents

Bonanza of improvements worth £305,000 across Bolton announced

This Is Lancashire: IMPROVEMENTS: Recent works in Little Lever

7:15am Wednesday 25th February 2015

PLANS to spruce up town centres across Bolton — worth £305,000 — have been revealed

New chief executive of Bolton Council revealed

This Is Lancashire: NAMED: The new chief executive of Bolton Council Paul Najsarek

6:03am Wednesday 25th February 2015

THE man set to take charge of Bolton Council says he is coming back to his North West roots.

No MRSA superbug infections at Royal Bolton Hospital for a year, health chiefs announce

This Is Lancashire: Exterior of Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton.
Photo by Steve Holt Newsquest Bolton Ltd, Tuesday September 22, 2009. (15125176)

9:41am Tuesday 24th February 2015

HOSPITAL bosses at the Royal Bolton are celebrating after the trust went a year without any of its patients contracting superbug MRSA in their blood.

Paupers buried in unmarked graves at Bolton workhouse to finally get memorial

This Is Lancashire: SKETCH: The Bolton Union Workhouse, built in 1861

8:14am Tuesday 24th February 2015

PAUPERS buried in unmarked graves at a former workhouse in Bolton will finally get their own memorial following a campaign by the Mayor of Bolton.

Love-sick admirer's appeal after spotting 'beautiful blonde' on bus

This Is Lancashire: A BUS service is set to change — because of a lack of passengers. From October 27, the Arriva 537, which currently runs hourly between Bolton and Moorside Road, Edgworth, will run every half hour between Bolton and terminate at Bromley Cross.  The chang

12:23pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A MAN has launched an appeal to find a "beautiful blonde" who commutes into Farnworth every day.

'Horrible' 50 Shades of Bolton Facebook page sparks internet outrage

This Is Lancashire: OUTRAGE: The original 50 Shades of Bolton Facebook, site which has since been taken down

6:02am Friday 20th February 2015

TWO Facebook pages that invited people to mock pictures of Bolton residents have been taken down after they sparked outrage from internet users.

'We got it wrong in government on immigration - but UKIP aren't the answer'

This Is Lancashire: DISCUSSION: Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, speaks to Atherton residents about immigration

5:52pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

RESIDENTS put their views and fears over the level of immigration in Bolton West to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.

Nearly 800 people apply as Bolton Council is 'inundated' with voluntary redundancy requests

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

2:41pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

BOLTON Council has been inundated with requests for voluntary redundancy, as nearly 800 people asked to leave the authority in the wake of the latest spending cuts.

Trees in Newport Street chopped down as £3 million regeneration plans continue

This Is Lancashire: GONE: Trees being chopped down on Newport Street.

1:14pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

TREES lining one of the main shopping streets in Bolton have disappeared as plans for a £3million regeneration scheme steam ahead.

Labour MP accused of 'weaponising' NHS over bid to re-open Lever Chambers walk-in centre

This Is Lancashire: CAMPAIGN: David Crausby MP pictured signing the petition outside the Lever Chambers walk in centre

9:02am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A LABOUR MP has been accused of "weaponising" the NHS in his campaign to get the axed walk-in centre at Lever Chambers re-opened.

Protesters carry coffin into Bolton Town Hall as £43 million is slashed from budget

This Is Lancashire: DAMNING: Protesters carry a coffin into the Town Hall before the council decides its budget for the next two years

6:02am Tuesday 17th February 2015

ANTI-AUSTERITY campaigners carried a coffin into Bolton Town Hall as they heard how the council is looking to slash £43 million from its budget over the next two years.

Thousands to benefit from council tax freeze - but Bolton Council braces itself for £43 million cuts

This Is Lancashire:

6:01am Tuesday 17th February 2015

COUNCIL tax is set to be frozen for thousands of Bolton residents next year, town hall leaders have announced.

Healthy cafe WILL open - despite NHS boss' worries of 'undesireables' and 'drug users' being enticed to granola-selling eatery

This Is Lancashire:

5:59pm Sunday 15th February 2015

A HEALTH food cafe will open in Bolton after councillors dismissed claims by an NHS boss that it would lead to more ‘drug users’ and ‘undesirables’ in the town centre.

Red Lion pub in Westhoughton to be demolished

This Is Lancashire: Workers at the Red Lion last year

12:50pm Sunday 15th February 2015

A HISTORIC pub in Westhoughton will be razed to the ground to make way for new assistant living complex.

£6.5 million office block to be built in Bolton town centre

This Is Lancashire: £6.5 million office block in town centre given go-ahead

12:26pm Friday 13th February 2015

A £6.5 MILLION office development will be built in the town centre after plans were approved by Bolton Council.

Mosque to be demolished and rebuilt 3 metres taller

This Is Lancashire: Mosque to be demolished and rebuilt 3 metres taller

7:02am Friday 13th February 2015

A MOSQUE will be demolished and re-built three metres taller after plans were approved by Bolton Council.

£10 million Farnworth town centre regeneration plans given go-ahead

This Is Lancashire: Farnworth town centre regeneration plans given go-ahead

4:52pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A MULTI-MILLION pound scheme to regenerate Farnworth town centre has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Bolton Council planning meeting

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

1:31pm Thursday 12th February 2015

THE planned £10 million regeneration of Farnworth town centre, a health cafe that one NHS boss thinks will attract "drug users and undesirables", an office development and the rebuilding of a mosque are all on today's agenda.

UKIP and Labour at war over 'blatant lies' in leaflet

This Is Lancashire: Yet another leaflet row: UKIP and Labour at  war over 'blatant lies' in most recent pamphlet

11:34am Thursday 12th February 2015

LABOUR councillors have refused to apologise after UKIP accused them of repeatedly spreading lies about their policies on thousands of leaflets distributed across Bolton.

Government minister to open water company's new £1.5 million apprenticeship centre

This Is Lancashire: INFURIATING: Esther McVey

9:27am Thursday 12th February 2015

EMPLOYMENT minister Esther McVey will open a new technical training centre in Bolton today, as United Utilities seeks to plug a growing gap in engineering skills.

UKIP has 'unleashed racism in the country,' says Labour MP

This Is Lancashire: Julie Hilling, MP for Bolton West, being interviewed on the BBC Sunday Politics show

6:04am Wednesday 11th February 2015

JULIE Hilling has sparked a political row after saying the rise of UKIP "has unleashed racism in the country".

Developer baffled over claim health food cafe 'will attract drug users and undesirables' to Bolton town centre

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A DEVELOPER is baffled after an NHS boss claimed his plans for a health food cafe selling granola and protein pancakes would entice drug users and "undesirables" to the town centre.

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