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Who are you going to call? Scambusters – volunteers supporting GMP in the fight against fraud

Meet the Scambusters: a team of volunteers who give up their time to offer help and support to victims of fraud on behalf of...

Join leading LGBT+ writer: In Conversation with Matt Cain

Bury born and Bolton bred author Matt Cain is hosting a virtual chat on Tuesday, 25 May, with Bolton Library And Museum Services all...

Covid-19: What can I do from today?

The easing of lockdown restrictions come into play today, so we're breaking down the new rules for you here. Gathering limits  You can now gather outdoors...

More people in Greater Manchester will walk and cycle post-pandemic

Have you been walking and cycling more as a result of the lockdown? You might not be the only one, as a recent Greater...
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This is where each Greater Manchester region gets its name from

Every word has an origin, so where does each region of Greater Manchester get its name from? Bolton Derived from the Old English word bothl-tun, meaning...

From Fifteen to One and The Chase: Come on down top quizzer Carole

Whether you love them or hate them, quizzes and game shows are a part of British culture, from a Friday night pub quiz in...

Review: A Christmas Carol from the Octagon, Bolton

Christmas isn’t Christmas without at least one consumption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, whether it’s a modern retelling, something to do with the...

Bolton community Covid-19 vaccination programme to start this week

A total of 975 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected to be administered over three and a half days in Bolton from Tuesday,...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Helping others has given me a source of strength

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Steve Sherry, chair of his local LGBT group in Bolton, shares his experience of the coronavirus...

The rise of the cybercriminal: Older people scammed out of more than £2.4m during lockdown

The pandemic has seen a spike in cybercriminals targeting older people who have been scammed out of more than £2.4m during lockdown due to...
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