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Bolton Council leader to step down after decade in charge

The leader of Bolton Council, Cliff Morris, is stepping down after over a decade in charge.

Cliff Morris is to step down as leader of Bolton Council after 11 years Credit: ITV News

The Labour councillor came under fire earlier this year after he gave £300,000 of public money to Asons Solicitors, a private company in the town. At a scrutiny meeting, Morris told councillors he believed he had done nothing wrong.

On Wednesday, the 75-year-old said he will retire at the end of the year. His deputy, Councillor Linda Thomas, will take over the running of the council in January 2018.



Family pay tribute to grandfather hit by car in Bolton

Anthony Locke Credit: GMP family handout

The family of a man who died in a collision in Bolton has paid tribute to him.

Anthony Locke died after being hit by a car on Topp Way on Friday evening.

The 72-year-old was crossing at a pedestrian crossing when he was hit by a green VW Passat at around 7:15pm.

Anthony was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be sorely missed by all who met and loved him.

We ask at this time for our privacy whilst we grieve as a family.

– Family statement
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