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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.
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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)
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(ˈboʊl tn)

a borough in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 265,200.
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He opened the top one, Bolton Hall's "Three Acres and Liberty," and read to them of a man who walked six hundred and fifty miles a year in cultivating, by old-fashioned methods, twenty acres, from which he harvested three thousand bushels of poor potatoes; and of another man, a "new" farmer, who cultivated only five acres, walked two hundred miles, and produced three thousand bushels of potatoes, early and choice, which he sold at many times the price received by the first man.
Bolton became VP of the Neo-Con American Enterprise Institute and served in mid-level roles in the Reagan and George H.W.
Ukip's leader, Henry Bolton, has unanimously lost a vote of confidence from the party's national executive committee, plunging it into renewed chaos and potentially a fourth leadership election in just 16 months.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton faced calls to quit last quit amid damning new claims over his glamour model girlfriend Jo Marney.
LIFE back in the Championship has proven difficult for Bolton so far - but there may be light at the end of the tunnel as Phil Parkinson's injury woes slowly heal.
The Michael Bolton Charities' sold-out "An Evening Under the Stars" event, took place recently in Sagaponack, New York.
BOLTON v PETERBOROUGH Sky Sports 2, midday By Dan Childs BOLTON were in despair a year ago, coming to terms with a second relegation in five seasons and heavy debts, but they can put a troubled period behind them by securing an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.
Objective: To compare the Bolton ratio between Punjabi and Pathan population reporting to Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry (AFID) Rawalpindi.
West, 39, formerly of Bolton, passed away on Tuesday.
Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism, by Jonathan Bolton. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2012.
Bolton completed a double against the Bluebirds, winning 3-0 at Burnden Park, but by the end of the 1960-61 season, though, Spurs were champions, Cardiff finished 15th and Bolton 18th.