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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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The 25-year-old victim, from Bolton, Lancashire, suffered a fractured eye socket and bleeding to his eye.
Preston, from Bolton, Lancashire, had claimed the higher rate of disability living allowance, for both his mobility and care needs, getting around Au100 per week to pay for his care and fraudulently pocketing Au15,128 in total between September 2007 and March 2010.
Ali, of Hackford Close, Bolton, Lancashire, claimed he had been set up and pleaded not guilty.
Fiona Larkin, defending, did not apply for bail on behalf of Brooks, who comes from Garstang Avenue in Bolton, Lancashire.
When he tried to start it near his home in Bolton, Lancashire, the engine cut out.