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2010 (6 May) At the General Election, Julie Hilling was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bolton West with 18,327 votes (38.5%)

2010 (6 May) Yasmin Qureshi elected MP for Bolton South East, the first woman to be elected to the seat.

Qureshi, Rushanara Ali and Shabana Mahmood, elected at the same time, are the UK’s first female Muslim MPs

2010 (23 Nov) Shanta Gaury Pathak (neé Pandit) (1927 – 2010), British businesswoman and the co-founder (with her husband Laxmishanker Pathak) of the Patak's brand of Indian-style curry pastes, sauces and spices, died of heart failure at the Royal Bolton Hospital, Farnworth, Bolton. She was survived by her six children.


2010 (21 Dec) Hubert "Bertie" Lewis (1920 – 2010), peace campaigner, died following a hip replacement operation in the Royal Bolton Hospital. (>1 Aug 2015)

2010 (Dec) The government's new crime map has identified Great Moor Street in Bolton as Greater Manchester's most crime-ridden road. There were a total of 124 crimes reported on the road during December 2010, which put the street into the top ten worst streets for crime in England and Wales.

2010 Property developer Mubarak Sardar bought the former Church Hotel at 174 Crook Street.


2010-2011 Johan Elmander finally found his goalscoring form in the 2010–11 season, scoring six goals in the opening 13 games, all away from the Reebok Stadium.                                         His first home goals of the season came against Newcastle United, giving him a joint lead as top scorer in the Premier League. However, his goalscoring form dipped and he scored just three goals between December and a goal on 12 March against Birmingham City in an FA Cup Sixth round tie. This brought his goal tally for all competitions to eleven for the season.


2010–2016 Tom Eaves (Bolton Wanderers) made 4 appearances.


2011 (15 Jan) Nathaniel “Nat” Lofthouse, OBE (1925-2011), English footballer, died in a nursing home in Bolton.


2011 (12 Mar) Johan Elmander scored a goal against Birmingham City in an FA Cup Sixth round tie. This brought his goal tally for all competitions to eleven for the season.


2011 (17 Apr) Stoke City demolish Bolton Wanderers and reach the FA Cup final for the first time in their history.


2011 (17 Apr) Sunday, 17 April 2011 The FA Cup Semi final

Bolton 0-5 Stoke FT (HT 0-3)

 Etherington 11 Huth 17 Jones 30 Walters 68 Walters 81

Bolton 22 Jaaskelainen 02 Steinsson 04 Robinson yellow card

05 Cahill yellow card 12 Knight 06 Muamba (Moreno 73)

10 Petrov (M Davies 46) 27 Lee 09 Elmander 14 Davies

17 Klasnic (Taylor 46)


01 Bogdan,  25 Alonso,  31 Wheater,  07 Taylor,  16 M Davies,

 21 Cohen,  19 Moreno

Stoke 29 Sorensen 04 Huth 17 Shawcross 28 Wilkinson

06 Whelan12 Wilson 16 Pennant (Whitehead 78) 24 Delap

26 Etherington (Pugh 87) 09 Jones (Fuller 84) 19 Walters


27 Nash,  25 Faye,  14 Pugh,  15 Diao,  18 Whitehead,

 10 Fuller,  22 Carew

Ref: H Webb Att: 75,064


2011 (27 Apr) Ricardo Gardner made his 400th appearance for Bolton in a 3–0 defeat to Fulham.

2011 (Apr) Ian Workman, who built up the IGW Group in Bolton and Blackburn over nearly 30 years, stabbed his wife Sue through the heart at their luxury home in Edgworth.                               He is currently serving a life sentence.


2011 (20 May) Bolton manager Owen Coyle said in an interview  that he expected Elmander to join Galatasaray, and Johan Elmander confirmed later in the month that he would be leaving the club.


2011 (Jul) Stuart Maconie (born 1960) was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Bolton.


2011 (31 Aug) For £4 million transfer fee, Liverpool announced that David N'Gog had completed a move to Bolton Wanderers in a three-year deal.


2011 (10 Sep) David N'Gog made his first appearance for Bolton as a substitute for Kevin Davies in Bolton's 5–0 defeat to Manchester United at the Reebok Stadium.


2011 (15 Oct) David N'Gog: His first goal for Bolton Wanderers came in Bolton's 3–1 win against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium .


2011 Bath Street car park became a huge multi-storey car park. 


2011–2014 David N’Gog (Bolton Wanderers) scored 14 goals in 81 appearances.


2012 (14 Feb)  Lee returned to Bolton for a third time, being appointed as the Head of Academy Coaching. His new role saw him take a senior role working alongside fellow ex-Wanderers players and Academy coaches Jimmy Phillips, Tony Kelly, David Lee, Nicky Spooner and Gavin McCann

2012 (18 May) It was announced that Ricardo Gardner had left the Bolton in line with the expiration of his contract. At the time, Gardner was the second longest serving foreign player in Premier League history after serving fourteen years at Bolton, only beaten by his former Bolton teammate Jussi Jääskeläinen.


2012 (20 May) The Howcroft on Pool Street, just off Vernon Street, closed its doors for the final time  after over 150 years as licensed premises.


2012 (May) Ricardo Gardner (born 1978) last played for Bolton Wanderers, completing a 14-year spell at the club, of which 11 were spent in the Premier League.

2012 (4 Jun) The body of 31 year old Kelly Davies (c.1981-2012) was found at her home in Queen Street, Farnworth. She had died from stab wounds.


2012 (5 Jun) Chris Thompson (1960-2012) was found dead at his flat in Anderson Gardens, Tipton.                                             An inquest into his death six months later failed to identify a specific cause of death, but the pathologist had discovered cirrhosis of the liver and due to the decomposed state of his body he may have died several weeks before his body was discovered. His sister, Maureen Bradshaw, told the coroner that he had struggled with depression in later life and was a heavy drinker.


2012 (9 Oct) After Owen Coyle's sacking, Sammy Lee and Jimmy Phillips were named joint-caretaker managers. However, Phillips took charge of first team affairs, with Lee joining up with Julian Darby to assist him.


2012 (Oct) Owen Coyle sacked.


2012 In 2012, Danny Boyle was the artistic director for Isles of Wonder, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Jason Kenny (born 1988) 1st Team Sprint and !st Individual Sprint, competing for Great Britain in the Summer Olympics in London.


2012 Sammy Lee returned to Bolton Wanderers as head of academy coaching and development.


2012 In 2012, Julian Darby returned to Bolton as U16 coach at the club's youth academy he assisted Jimmy Phillips during his brief stint as Caretaker Manager following Owen Coyle's sacking in October 2012.


2013 (Oct) The specialist Bury engineering firm Riley & Son Ltd was appointed to complete the high-profile restoration project to bring the locomotive The Flying Scotsman, which was built in Doncaster in 1923, back to Britain's tracks.

2013 In 2013, two of Bolton’s accountancy practices, Bentleys Chartered Accountants and Donnellys Chartered Accountants, merged.


2014 (11 Jan) Lisa Ashton won her first BDO world championship title. In the final she trailed Deta Hedman 0–2 before turning the match.


2014 (Jun) The Arkwrights Ale House situated on Valletts Lane closed.


2014 (29 Oct) A Land Rover ploughed into the side of the Dog and Partridge pub. Craig Durham who owned and ran Clyde’s Gents Stylists in Higher Market Street, Farnworth who had problems tried to commit suicide by causing this crash. He caused substantial structural damage and a number of people were lucky not to be killed. His parents said that he had not intended any harm to anyone else.                                                                          The pub has never reopened and is likely to be demolished. It sadly put the Licensee out of work and deprived a number of local bands of their place to play.                                                  Mr Durham was found hanged in January 2015 possibly because his previous problems were exacerbated by a fear of going to prison.

2014 The Cattle Market on Orlando Street was demolished.

2014 Cllr Martin Donaghy, a close friend and former colleague, made Mrs Gay Wharton one of his mayoresses during his time as Mayor of Bolton in 2014.

2015 (3 Jan) Zac Clough made his debut for the Bolton first team aged 19 when he started and scored the winning goal in a 1–0 home win against local rivals Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup 3rd round. After the match Bolton manager Neil Lennon described Clough as a special player.                                                 Two days later he was rewarded with a contract extension until 2017.


2015 (10 Jan) In a repeat of last year's BDO world championship final Lisa Ashton beat Deta Hedman in the first round. She defended her title by winning the final 3-1 over Fallon Sherrock and became the tournament's oldest winner with 44 years of age. Also, in the final, Fallon Sherrock set a competition record by throwing six 180s in a match and 13 180s in the tournament.

2015 (26 Jan) Adam Le Fondre (born 1986) joined Bolton Wanderers on loan from Cardiff City for the remainder of the 2014–15 Championship season.                                              He finished the season as Bolton's highest scorer with eight goals.


2015 (31 Jan) Zac Clough scored two goals on his senior league debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 2–2 draw.


2015 (Jan) Craig Durham, who owned and ran Clyde’s Gents Stylists in Higher Market Street, Farnworth, was found hanged.


2015 (28 Feb)  Zac Clough scored a 6th goal in 9 games in a match against Brighton to make him Bolton's leading scorer for the 2014–15 season.                                                       However, in a league match, at home to Reading, he was one of three Bolton players to go off injured in the first half. His injury, a dislocated shoulder, prevented him playing for the remainder of the season.


2015 (May) Major structural decay caused by severe storm damage resulted in the closure of Radcliffe Swimming Pool in May 2015.


2015 (8 Jun) Gary Madine signed a two-year deal with Bolton Wanderers.


2015 (1 Aug) A flagstone laid as a lasting tribute to peace campaigner Hubert "Bertie" Lewis (1920 – 2010), was unveiled by the mayor of Bolton on 1 August 2015. At the ceremony Lewis was described as "a true internationalist who made his home in our town". The plaque reads "Bertie Lewis - Fighter for Peace and Social Justice".


2015 (26 Sep) On 26 September, Gary Madine scored his first goal for Bolton in a 2–2 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.


2015 (Sep) The first week in September 2015 could have been one of the blackest in the history of Bolton’s pubs. The week began with the announcement that the Dog and Partridge would not be re-opening, it ended with the closure of the Daisy Hill Hotel, it was announced that the Rocket would be closing for conversion into a convenience store, and somewhere in the midst of all that the closure of the Founders Arms on St George’s Street had been sold and would be closing.


2015 Zac Clough won the penalty that gave Icelandic striker Eiður Guðjohnsen the opportunity to score the opening goal in a 1–2 loss at home to Liverpool in an FA Cup fourth round replay, after the match Fabrice Muamba described him as the best player on the pitch.

2015 Bolton skatepark was designed and built by Freestyle, opening in 2015. It is an all concrete course that is set up in one long continuous flowing loop with both street and transition elements.


2016 (Mar) In March 2016, Dean Holdsworth led a consortium to purchase Bolton Wanderers, who were lying bottom of the Championship table and heading for administration, and upon completion of the takeover appointed himself as chief executive.


2016 (Mar) Bolton chairman Ken Anderson was part of a consortium which took control of the club in March 2016


2016 (Mar) As of March 2016, a total of 235 players have played between 25 and 99 competitive matches for Bolton Wanderers.


2016 (10 Jun) On 10 June 2016, both Phil Parkinson and assistant manager Steve Parkin signed two-year deals to join Bradford's fellow League One side Bolton, thus ending Wanderers' three-month search for a replacement for Neil Lennon.


2016 (5 Jul) The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Richard Stephen Gioserano to the Northern Circuit, based at Bolton Crown Court with effect from 5 July 2016.


2016 (13 Jul) On 13 July 2016 Mark Howard signed a two-year contract with Bolton Wanderers after leaving Sheffield United at the end of the previous season


2016 (31 Aug) On 31 August 2016, Samuel Oluwaseyi Ameobi (born 1992) joined Football League One side Bolton Wanderers on a six-month loan deal following in the footsteps of his sibling Shola, who had a short spell at Bolton in the previous season.


2016 (Aug) Phil Parkinson led Bolton to an unbeaten first month of the season, topping the table and winning League One's August Manager of the Month award. This was Bolton's best start to a season in 82 years.


2016 (Aug) Ben Alnwick joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer on deadline day in August 2016.


2016 (3 Sep) Samuel Oluwaseyi Ameobi (born 1992) made his Bolton debut in a 1–1 draw with Southend United at the Macron Stadium, coming on as a substitute for fellow debutant James Henry.


2016 (Sep) Bolton failed to win any games in September.


2016 (4 Oct) Samuel Oluwaseyi Ameobi (born 1992) scored his first goal for Bolton in an EFL Trophy tie against Blackpool on 4 October 2016


2016 (Oct) Phil Parkinson was named manager of the month again for October - his second in the first three months of the season.

2016 (Oct) After scoring five goals in October 2016, Zach Clough was named League One player of the month.


2016 (Nov) In November 2016, a special blue plaque was unveiled on the side of Lostock Electricals Projects Company on Bankfield Street.


2016 On the same day he left Peterborough, it was confirmed that Ben Alnwick had moved to fellow Football League One side Bolton Wanderers on a Free Transfer to offer competition for Mark Howard.


2016 Ken Anderson, who took over Bolton in 2016.

Ken Anderson bought Bolton for £1 and paid himself £525,000 in consultancy fees in his first year.


2016 Gordons became Bristol Street Motors in 2016.

2016 Jason Kenny (born 1988) 1st Team Sprint , 1st Individual Sprint, and 1st Keirin competing for Great Britain in the Summer Olympics in Rio.


2016-2017 Bolton ended the season with a 3–0 win against Peterborough United which was enough to seal promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt as runners up. Bolton finished on 86 points, four points ahead of Scunthorpe United in third. Promotion was achieved in spite of the club being under a transfer embargo imposed by the EFL, with Bolton limited to free transfers and short-term loan deals, whilst remaining under a pre-determined wage cap.


2016-2017 Dean Holdsworth moved to the position of Director of football before the start of the 2016–17 season, but left the role less than a month later.


2016–2018 Mark Howard (Bolton Wanderers) made  35 appearances


2017(14 Jan) Lisa Ashton beat Corrine Hammond 3-0 in the 2017 BDO world championship final


2017 (30 Jan) On 30 January 2017, Zach Clough transferred to Nottingham Forest on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported by the Nottingham Post to be over £3,000,000.


2017 (Jan) Dean Holdsworth had a public falling out with chairman Ken Anderson over the sale of Zach Clough in January 2017.


2017 (Mar) Phil Parkinson won the manager of the month award for the third time that season in March 2017, with Bolton seven points clear of third place.


2017 (Mar) Dean Holdsworth sold out his share of Bolton to Ken Anderson.


2017 (31 May) On 31 May 2017 Bolton confirmed that Gary Madine had signed a new two-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2019.


2017 (14 Jul) On 14 July 2017, Samuel Oluwaseyi Ameobi (born 1992)  signed a permanent deal to return to Bolton, who had been promoted to the Championship, on a one-year contract.


2017 (Aug) Dean Holdsworth resigned his directorship of Bolton in August 2017.


2017 (Aug) In August 2017, it was confirmed that Julian Darby (born 1967) had taken on a full-time role at the Bolton Wanderers academy, having spent the previous season coaching the U-16 team

2017 Prestons of Bolton  officially closed its doors for the last time in early 2017. 


2017-2018 Phil Parkinson's newly promoted Bolton side struggled at the beginning of the 2017–18 season, only earning their first win of the season against Sheffield Wednesday in mid-October, as the club languished at the foot of the Championship table with just five points from 12 games, six points adrift of safety. Parkinson's side would subsequently embark on a six-game unbeaten run following the win, however the club remained inside the relegation zone at its conclusion, having drawn five of the six games. Such was the poor start to the season, it took Parkinson's reinvigorated Bolton side until early December to emerge from the relegation zone, after beating Barnsley 3–1 at home. Bolton earned their first away victory of the season on 30 December 2017, producing a shock 1–0 win at high-flying Sheffield United. Parkinson's Bolton side won back-to-back league matches for the first time since winning promotion on 1 January 2018, by defeating struggling Hull City 1–0. The result saw Bolton emerge from the relegation zone on New Year's Day. Bolton's improved results coincided with Gary Madine hitting form, with the striker scoring the only goals in both victories to bring his tally for the season up to nine goals.


2018 (13 Jan) Lisa Ashton beat Anastasia Dobromyslova 3-1 in the 2018 BDO world championship final


2018 (31 Jan) On transfer deadline day on 31 January 2018, Zac Clough returned to Bolton on loan until the end of the season, joined by Forest teammate Tyler Walker; Clough replaced Walker after 58 minutes in their 1–0 victory over Bristol City to make his second Bolton début.


2018 (31 Jan) On 31 January 2018, Tyler Walker joined fellow Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the 2017–18 season. He made his Wanderers début in their 1–0 victory over Bristol City, starting the match and lasting 58 minutes before being substituted; he was replaced by fellow Forest loanee

 Zach Clough. However, he featured just five times for the "Trotters" as manager Phil Parkinson instead demoted both Walker and Clough to playing for the youth team


2018 (3 Mar) On 3 March 2018, Chinedu Obasi moved to English club Bolton Wanderers following a successful trial spell.                                                                                              On 24 May 2018, Bolton confirmed that Obasi would leave the club on 30 June when his contract came to an end.


2018 (24 May) On 24 May 2018, Bolton confirmed that Mark Howard would leave the club on 30 June when his contract came to an end.


2018 (14 Jul) Little Mix at Macron Stadium, Bolton, England.

2019 Masterchef contestant Geoff Warburton.

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