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The Bolton Lead is in print for the first time

Packed with in-depth reporting on Bolton issues and the best of our national newsletter stories there’s a brand new voice for the town and borough

April 29 2024, 11.32am

More than 10,000 homes across Bolton have received a new local newspaper for the first time.

The Bolton Lead went into print last week with our first edition.

From asking what happened with all the Levelling Up money, to spending time seeing what life is like in the Johnson Fold estate and also the resilience of Bolton's brewing industry the edition is packed full of features and news about the town and borough. There's also a look ahead to this week's local elections.

the bolton lead cover

The newspaper contains two sections - the majority of the newspaper is given over to local news, features and opinion - with the back half of the newspaper containing the best of The Lead’s national content including long-form features and opinion. You can see the print edition here.

Lead Editor (North), Ed Walker, said: “We’ve had a great response to the launch of The Bolton Lead and this paper, packing in the best of our email newsletter, dives headlong into what’s being faced across both Bolton town centre and the wider borough too.

"It's fantastic to showcase the writing of the likes of Kevin Gopal who has been writing extensively for The Bolton Lead."

In total, The Lead plans to print 200,000 newspapers during 2024 across 10 towns and cities in the North of England, with two print editions of each newspaper aimed for 2024. The aim of the printed edition is to build a direct connection with readers in each town and to drive subscriptions to the weekly newsletter in each town, and in turn, the national newsletter which has broken through 50,000 subscriptions. 

Sign up to The Bolton Lead for free for more of our news, features, recommendations and investigations

You can see the previous newsletter we sent to our subscribers here


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