Bolton calling! Jeff Dawson recites poem on radio in support of town down on its luck

Bolton poet Jeff Dawson was featured this week on a BBC Radio Manchester programme about his home town, which has missed out on the government’s ‘levelling up’ grants, despite making a bid for millions to help revive its shopping centre. The programme was broadcast live from Bolton, and looked the town’s problems, including the closure of its Marks and Spencer store. On the programme, fronted by Anna Jameson, Jeff recited his ...

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