More than 500 jobs are on offer at an employment fair at Bolton College. Around 60 employers will be offering jobs and training. The scheme aims to get some of the almost 9,000 people in the town who claim Job Seeker's allowance into work.
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Wintry flurries overnight for West Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales. Icy stretches developing by morning. Windy and feeling bitterly cold