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A borough of northwest England northwest of Manchester. It was a center of the woolen trade from the 14th to the 18th century.


1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in Bolton unitary authority, Greater Manchester: centre of the woollen trade since the 14th century; later important for cotton. Pop: 139 403 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 263 800 (2003 est). Area: 140 sq km (54 sq miles)


(ˈboʊl tn)

a borough in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 265,200.
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He had been going on a night out in Bolton, Greater Manchester, when the men surrounded his car.
Simon Davies, 44, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, will have the term added to the six-year stretch he was handed in January 2016 for burglary.
Beatrice, 87, was taken to the Royal Bolton, Greater Manchester with terminal bone cancer and Bert, 90, was brought in shortly afterwards when he deteriorated.
Little Lever School and Turton School are two secondary schools located within Bolton, Greater Manchester, who are collaboratively tendering for the provision of building cleaning services via a full OJEU compliant restricted tender process.
The boys' mother, teacher Sarah Lakeman, was in mourning following the deaths of both of her sons, who were found in a room above the Grapes Inn in Bolton, Greater Manchester, at 2.
A MAN ran up car hire bills of more than PS95,000 after his PS8,000 Mercedes was written off in an accident, a court has heard Sameer Umerji, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, entered into a credit hire agreement with a car rental firm which ran for around 18 months, judges were told.
Early Life: Born on July 14, 1974, in Bolton, Greater Manchester, to Brian, a lorry driver father and Glynis, a careworker mother.
Police have launched an investigation after anti-Islamic graffiti was sprayed on a mosque and a vehicle in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Reports on Friday suggested that Hanif alias Mohammed Hanif Umerji Patel, 51, was traced to a grocery store in Bolton, Greater Manchester, in March 2010.
Holley caused about pounds 14,000-worth of damage to Hollywood Bowl at Middlebrook in Horwich, near Bolton, Greater Manchester, on January 25 this year.
He had previously been banned from pubs in the centre of his home town of Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Roger Cox travelled from Newcastle to Bolton, Greater Manchester, to oppose an English Defence League demonstration in the town.