Climate in the Greater Manchester area is generally similar to the climate of England, although owing to protection from the mountains in North Wales it experiences slightly lower than average rainfall except during the summer months, when rainfall is higher than average.[44] Bolton has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[45][46]

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There is evidence from Saxon times of Christian churches and at the time of the Civil War a Puritan and nonconformist presence in the town. The Unitarians were among the early dissenting congregations which eventually included Methodists, Baptists, Seventh Day Adventist and other denominations. More than forty churches were built during the Victorian era, but some have now been closed, demolished or converted to other uses.[93][94]

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council is divided into twenty wards, each of which elects three councillors for a term of up to four years. As of 2014 there are forty Labour councillors, sixteen Conservatives and three Liberal Democrats, with one seat remaining vacant.[39]

Hall i' th' Wood, now a museum, is a late mediaeval yeoman farmer's house built by Laurence Brownlow. Around 1637 it was owned by the Norris family, who added the stone west wing. In the 18th century it was divided up into tenements. Samuel Crompton lived and worked there. In the 19th century it deteriorated further until in 1895 it was bought by industrialist William Hesketh Lever, who restored it and presented it to Bolton Council in 1900.[72]

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From fun family activities at local attractions and some of the best theatrical entertainment around, to fabulous ways to enjoy our stunning countryside or finding out things you didn’t know about our Industrial heritage; Bolton offers something for everyone!

Football club Bolton Wanderers play home games at the Macron Stadium and the WBA World light-welterweight champion Amir Khan was born in the town. Cultural interests include the Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as one of the earliest public libraries established after the Public Libraries Act 1850.

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Make the most of Bolton’s events this summer; from the British Transplant Games to the Food and Drink Festival, there’s something for everyone!

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M.E.N. Media is one of the north west’s largest media providers and reaches 7 out of 10 people in Greater Manchester every week.

A network of local buses coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester serves the Bolton district and beyond;[79] bus operators include Arriva North West, First Greater Manchester, Diamond Bus North West and Maytree Travel. Bolton is also served by the National Express coach network. The bus station on Moor Lane is scheduled to be replaced by a new interchange in the town centre next to the railway station by the end of 2014, at a cost of £48 million.[80]

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There are several regeneration projects planned for Bolton over the next ten years, including Church Wharf by Ask Developments and Bluemantle[67] and Merchant's Quarter by local developer Charles Topham group, which together will contribute 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of business space.[68] The Bolton Innovation Zone is a large £300 million development with the University of Bolton at its core.

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Bolton's first Mayor, Charles James Darbishire was sympathetic to Chartism and a supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League. In August 1839 Bolton was besieged by Chartist rioters and the Riot Act was read and special constables sworn in. The mayor accompanied soldiers called to rescue special constables at Little Bolton Town Hall, which was besieged by a mob, and the incident ended without bloodshed.[23]

Back to Bolton for the 6th year! Athletes from all over the world will compete to win the prestigious Ironman UK title. Ironkids is also back and bigger than ever! Children aged 3 to 15 years will be running through the town centre in this fun event.

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Adam Hawes, 28, was rescued after he crashed his car and rolled down an embankment on the M61 near Bolton

Our newspapers include the flagship Manchester Evening News - Britain's largest circulating regional daily with up to 130,485 copies - as well as 20 local weekly titles across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

A CRIME victim who turned private detective with the help of a smartphone app tracked down his stolen £40,000 Mercedes-Benz and led police to premises.

Rob Irvine was appointed editor-in-chief of MEN Media and Trinity Mirror Huddersfield in April 2012.

Most views northwards are dominated by Rivington Pike and the Winter Hill TV Mast on the West Pennine Moors above the town.[78]

Easter egg hunts, family fun days out, The B Music festival, craft afternoons, cinema treats and more.

The fictional village of Newbank in Benjamin Disraeli's novel Coningsby was based in part on the industrial village of Barrow Bridge.[119] Spring and Port Wine by playwright, Bill Naughton was filmed and set in Bolton and The Family Way based on Naughton's play All in Good Time was also filmed and set in the town.[120] Peter Kay filmed comedy TV series That Peter Kay Thing in the town.

Little Muhammad Bilal Ahmed tragically died in his mum’s arms after being hit by a black Renault Clio on Ellesmere Road on Thursday afternoon

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With all of these great events plus lots more local and community sporting activities besides there’s no excuse not to join in the fun and games!

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Ironkids is a ‘run only’ event for children aged 3 to 14 years which takes place on the weekend of Ironman UK.