Each year, hundreds of daily and weekly regional and local newspapers take part in Local Newspaper Week which showcases the importance of local newspapers. And, as the Leveson Inquiry rumbles on, putting the spotlight on all media, it is easy to forget what a hugely important role your local newspaper plays.
The Bolton News has journalists dedicated to covering their communities with the aim of making a difference. Without them, courts, councils, health and education issues would simply not be covered. Public officials would not be held to account.
Over the past year, The Bolton News, through hard-work, diligence and extraordinary passion, has successfully campaigned to get the law changed after a Bolton girl was seriously injured by a dangerous driver; has championed local businesses in the popular Bolton & Bury Business awards; has raised awareness of the perils of drinking too much alcohol on health and the already overburdened health services; and joined forces with Bolton Wanderers to help raise money for a statue to commemorate legendary player Nat Lofthouse.
This has all been done whilst reporting on local news and sport coverage, readers’ letters about local issues, a daily business page, a weekly education page, Thursday’s 24/7 entertainment guide, Wednesday’s Homes pull-out and Friday’s motor supplement, as well as up-to-the-minute local web coverage at http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/
Times are undoubtedly tough, which is why we are truly fortunate to have a local paper that has remained a daily fixture in the community. It turns 145 years old this year, and is as passionate as ever about Bolton and its people.
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