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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bolton Council urged to freeze council tax

This Is Lancashire: Cllr David Greenhalgh

6:04pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

OPPOSITION councillors have urged the Labour-run Bolton Council to take a government offer and freeze council tax for thousands of residents.

Pregnancy test drug inquiry 'must be transparent', says MP

This Is Lancashire: Yasmin Qureshi MP (12261143)

11:32am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

THE independent inquiry into controversial hormone pregnancy test Primodos must be transparent, campaigners have said.

Students urged not to clog up A&E with 'fresher's flu'

This Is Lancashire: STUDENTS: Don't clog up A&E if you've got "fresher's flu" from too much partying, say health bosses

12:05pm Monday 2nd February 2015

HEALTH bosses are advising students not to turn up at A&E if they have minor illnesses like 'fresher's flu.'

Conservative and UKIP 'two sides of the same coin', says Ed Balls on visit to Bolton

This Is Lancashire: Shadow chancellor Ed Balls at the Bolton Whites Hotel

2:41pm Sunday 1st February 2015

VOTING Conservative or UKIP is "too risky" for the economy and the NHS, the shadow chancellor said during a visit to Bolton.

Working Nine to Five: Bolton shop assistant transformed into Dolly Parton on Stars in Their Eyes

This Is Lancashire:

12:30pm Sunday 1st February 2015

A HARWOOD teenager was transformed into southern belle Dolly Parton for hit TV show Stars in Their Eyes.

Call to reopen axed NHS walk-in centre in Bolton town centre

This Is Lancashire: SHUT: The walk-in centre at Lever Chambers.

10:39am Sunday 1st February 2015

HEALTH bosses should re-open the NHS walk-in centre in the heart of the town to help tackle overcrowding in A&E, a Bolton MP says.

21-year-old woman burned after curtains catch fire from candle

This Is Lancashire:

9:36am Sunday 1st February 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman suffered burns on her hands after her curtains caught fire from a candle.

Royal Bolton Hospital could lose £800,000 because of A&E crisis

This Is Lancashire: (17072354)

4:08pm Thursday 29th January 2015

CANCELLING operations and missing waiting time targets in A&E has cost the troubled Royal Bolton Hospital at least £800,000, The Bolton News can reveal.

Petition against 300 homes at Lee Hall site in Westhoughton reaches 1,000 signatures

This Is Lancashire: Campaigners against proposed 300 homes at Lee Hall site with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling and Westhoughton councillor Christopher Peacock

11:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A PETITION urging Bolton Council to reject plans for 300 new homes in Westhoughton has attracted more than 1,000 signatures online.

UKIP MEP has 'no intention of defecting to Conservatives' - despite missing party fundraiser

This Is Lancashire:

5:54pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A UKIP MEP insists he has no intention of defecting, after he failed to attend a party fundraiser in Horwich on Friday.

Edwina Currie will judge Bolton dancing competition

This Is Lancashire: Edwina and Vincent in Strictly

11:55am Tuesday 27th January 2015

TORY minister turned reality TV star Edwina Currie has been announced as the celebrity judge for Bolton Hospice’s Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Finale.

Mayor of Bolton smashes target urging Bolton businesses to employ apprentices

This Is Lancashire: Mayor of Bolton Cllr Martin Donaghy chatting to Seddons apprentice Mitul Pankhania, aged 17.

12:07pm Monday 26th January 2015

THE Mayor of Bolton has smashed his target encouraging the borough’s businesses to employ 50 apprentices during his year in office.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Cllr Steve Rock (Liberal Democrat)

This Is Lancashire: Cllr. Stephen Rock hands over the chain of office to incoming Town Mayor of Horwich, Cllr Bernard McCartin. Picture: Gary Taylor. 18th May 2006.Tel: 07762 756577From: gt@garytaylor.co.uk (16898738)

9:39am Monday 26th January 2015

WITH the general election just four months away, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, political reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to Lib Dem candidate for Bolton North East Steve Rock.

Calls to open GP surgery at Royal Bolton Hospital rejected

This Is Lancashire: Royal Bolton Hospital

6:02am Sunday 25th January 2015

A TOP doctor has rejected calls by the leader of Bolton Council for a GP surgery to open in the A&E department of the Royal Bolton Hospital.

UKIP MEP defects to the Conservatives less than 24 hours after he was due to attend Farage fundraiser in Horwich

This Is Lancashire: Bradford businessman Amjad Bashir, UKIP’s first Asian MEP

10:37pm Saturday 24th January 2015

A UKIP MEP has announced he has defected to the Conservatives - less than 24 hours after he was set to attend a party fundraiser in Horwich.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage's message to Bolton: 'We're coming for Labour'

This Is Lancashire: GAINING GROUND: A leaked Labour Party document has been sent to North-East MP's whose seats are thought to be most at risk from Nigel Farage's Ukip party

1:48pm Saturday 24th January 2015

NIGEL Farage says he believes his party's 'basic patriotic message' will tear traditional Labour supporters away to UKIP ahead of this May's general election.

Protesters clash as UKIP leader Nigel Farage visits Bolton

This Is Lancashire: Nigel Farage at the DeVere White Hotel, Middlebrook. Photo by Karen Hope, Friday January 23 2014, (16856122)

7:56pm Friday 23rd January 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage met business leaders in Bolton tonight.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets... Laura Diggle (Green Party)

This Is Lancashire: The Green Party candidate for Bolton North East Laura Diggle (photo courtesy of Paul Diggle)

11:20am Thursday 22nd January 2015

WITH the general election just four months away, 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 North East Laura Diggle.

General Election 2015: The Bolton News meets.... Harry Lamb (UKIP)

This Is Lancashire: STANDING: Harry Lamb, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Bolton North East

12:59pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

WITH the general election just four months away, The Bolton News is running a series of features with candidates vying for your vote. Here, political reporter Elaine O'Flynn speaks to UKIP candidate for Bolton North East Harry Lamb.

Top Bolton Council job up for grabs with £160,000-a-year salary

This Is Lancashire: ON THE MOVE: Chief executive of Bolton Council Sean Harriss

2:50pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE top job at Bolton is up for grabs with a £160,000 salary.

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