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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.

End 15-minute care visits to elderly and disabled, say campaigners

This Is Lancashire:

9:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIFTEEN-minute visits to vulnerable elderly and disabled people must come to an end, campaigners say.

Bolton 20mph speed limit plan delayed by cash shortage

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TWO-year plan to make all of Bolton's residential streets 20mph zones has been delayed due to a shortage of cash.

130,000 visitors expected at Bolton Food and Drink Festival this weekend - here's your guide to everything that's happening

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FOODIES get ready — Bolton Food and Drink Festival is just around the corner.

Free parking in Bolton to continue as scheme doubles number of users

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FREE weekend parking in Bolton’s main multi-storey car parks has seen the number of users almost double.

Mayor pays tribute to grandmother who was buried in unmarked pauper's grave in Northern Ireland

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Mayor of Bolton travelled back to his home county in Northern Ireland to pay tribute to his grandmother — and hundreds of others — who were buried in unmarked graves after dying in poverty.

Anger over Cash Converters leaflet in Bolton Council's newspaper

This Is Lancashire:

9:47am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE delivery of a Cash Converters leaflet at the same time as Bolton Council’s newspaper has been branded “unacceptable”.

Yucca plant banned 'because it's a health and safety risk'

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A YUCCA plant — which has cheered up a dreary landing for eight years — has been banned by housing bosses over “health and safety” fears.

Laura Farrell's dad still devastated years after death crash

This Is Lancashire:

10:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE bereaved father of Laura Farrell says he is still devastated by her death.

Interchange work is still on track despite criticism over 'standstill', say bosses

This Is Lancashire:

10:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

TRANSPORT bosses have insisted work is steaming ahead on the new Bolton Interchange — despite criticism that building has come to a standstill.

Bid to knock down historic Deane pub rejected again

This Is Lancashire:

10:09am Thursday 14th August 2014

A DEVELOPER has failed in his second bid to knock down a historic Deane pub to make way for new houses, apartments and shops.

Daubhill death crash driver to be sued for £300,000

This Is Lancashire: Sherri Torkington

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A GRIEVING widower is suing a dangerous driver for “unlimited compensation” after a fatal car crash that killed his wife.

Devoted mum visits murdered son's grave every week

This Is Lancashire:

9:17am Saturday 9th August 2014

DEVOTED mother Joan Holland has visited the grave of her 16-year-old son every week since he was stabbed to death in Farnworth six years ago, leaving tributes, toys and angels so he wouldn’t feel alone.

Bolton Council counts cost of 'bedroom tax' bail-outs

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

STRUGGLING tenants affected by the bedroom tax have had to be bailed out by Bolton Council due to a shortfall in government funding, Labour leaders have claimed.

Anti-mosque protest 'should not have been allowed in residential area', says councillor

This Is Lancashire:

10:49am Friday 8th August 2014

THE North West Infidels' anti-mosque protest should not have been allowed in a residential area, a councillor claims.

'I'm not a racist', says man photographed at North West Infidels protest

This Is Lancashire:

10:07am Friday 8th August 2014

A BOLTON man photographed at the North West Infidels anti-mosque protesters’ march says he is appalled to have been associated with the far right.

Poppy wreath stolen from war memorial

This Is Lancashire:

9:37am Friday 8th August 2014

A COMMUNITY champion and her councillor grandson have been left devastated after a poppy wreath laid in memory of a family war hero was taken from a war memorial.

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