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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...

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...
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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...

A Midsummer Night’s Zoom

It’s Friday night and at last, we’re off the Octagon again. It’s time to get going. Except we’re not actually going to the theatre. The...

It’s National Fish and Chip Day… What’s your order?

Fish 'n' Chips, Chip Supper or Chippy tea is a staple brit takeaway treat, whether you're at the seaside or needing some late-night nosh...

Hearth and home: Mantelpiece exhibition gets pride of place

Bolton Museum’s new exhibition is set to make visitors feel right at home - by showcasing household objects of 1930s Britain. ‘Mantelpiece Observations’, opening September...
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