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PAUL MASSEY FUNERAL SEES CROWDS APPLAUD SALFORD LEGEND

Star date: 28th August 2015

CROWDS LINE STREETS OF SALFORD TO PAY RESPECT TO PAUL MASSEY

Crowds lining the streets near Salford Precinct applauded the funeral cortege of Paul Massey this afternoon. Hundreds of mourners in white t-shirts and jeans walked behind a pipe band, and four white horses, decked in Manchester United colours, pulling a white hearse with the words `Salford Legend' spelled out in flowers.

Full details here...

 
 
CANNABIS GROWING FACTORY DUMPED ON WHIT LANE ESTATE SALFORD

Star date: 28th August 2015

FIRST PETER KAY, NOW WEED FACTORY AS WHIT LANE RESIDENTS LIVE IN FLY TIPPING FORGOTTEN ESTATE

Back in May, it was Peter Kay's production crew who left kids playing in rubble on the Whit Lane estate after filming scenes for the new Cradle To Grave series. Now a whole pile of cannabis growing accessories have been dumped on Condor Place, as the `Forgotten Estate' becomes fly tipping central, with neither Salix Homes nor Salford Council seemingly interested in sorting it out.

"People are living in the middle of all this mess" fumes Graham Cooper of Oliver's Youth Club.

Full details here...

 
 
NEW REVIEW GAUGES HOW MUCH SALFORD COUNCIL CAN CUT WITHOUT BUTCHERING COMMUNITIES

Star date: 27th August 2015

SALFORD COUNCILLORS TO CHECK WORSLEY AND WINTON FOR `COMMUNITY RESILIENCE'

Salford councillors are to review the state of neighbouring areas Worsley and Winton to see how, in light of huge cuts, they can make `communities more resilient' ie with the use of volunteers to replace Council services and D.I.Y. health and wellbeing.

Worsley residents have an average household income almost double that of Winton, which should tell the councillors everything they need to know about `community resilience'.

More details here...

 
 
X1 MEDIA CITY SALFORD APARTMENTS PLANNING SCANDAL

Star date: 26th August 2015

FOUR TOWERS, 1,000 FLATS, OVER £30M PROFIT – BUT DEVELOPER PAYS LESS THAN 50% OF PLANNING FEES

Next week, Salford Council will finally consider a planning application from developer X1 for 1,100 apartments in four huge ugly towers at MediaCityUK. According to the Council's own figures, X1 is expected to make up to £38million profit on the scheme – yet, due to `viability' issues, the developer will pay only around half of the planning fees it should be paying.

Meanwhile other planning applications for Salford Quays submitted by Peel Holdings - for a six storey office block – and Tokenhouse Investments – for 300 student flats – will also bring meagre returns to the city.

Full details here...

 
 
ADVERTISING HOARDING DEEMED `A NEW LANDMARK FOR SALFORD’ BY MAYOR

Star date: 24th August 2015

GIANT SALFORD ADVERTISING HOARDING ORIGINALLY SNUBBED BY COUNCILLORS AS BEING UNSAFE

A huge new giant advertising hoarding at the end of the M602 has been deemed "a new landmark for Salford" by Mayor Ian Stewart, who appears to have swallowed huge chunks of hype created by ad floggers JCDecaux... "That JCDecaux have chosen to install it in Salford speaks volumes for the growth and success of our city" the Mayor added.

Originally the hoarding was rejected by councillors on the grounds that it "would distract users of the local and strategic road", while plans to put the Salford Quays Cranes on the site never materialised.

Full details and more hype here...

 
 
SALFORD LABEL A1(M) RECORDS LAUNCHES THE WINACHI TRIBE

Star date: 24th August 2015

EP LAUNCH NIGHT AT THE RUBY LOUNGE

The Winachi Tribe EP Launch
Thursday 27th August from 7:30pm
The Ruby Lounge, Manchester £5

Record label A1(M), founded in Salford, has moved back to the city after 16 years down south and launches The Winachi Tribe's new Time For Love urban soul EP this Thursday at The Ruby Lounge, with a live appearance from the band, plus Tigerside, Ruby Tuesday, The Happy Fallen and DJ sets.

Full details here...

 
 
KEIR HARDIE CENTENARY CONFERENCE IN SALFORD

Star date: 23rd August 2015

LABOUR PARTY FOUNDER CENTENARY CONFERENCE AT WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

`This extraordinary man rose from the pits of Ayrshire to change the world' Kenneth O Morgan

Keir Hardie Centenary Conference
Saturday 26th September
Working Class Movement Library £20/£7.50

As the Labour Party eats itself during its leadership war, this year sees the centenary of its first socialist MP and leader, James Keir Hardie. Salford's Working Class Movement Library is hosting a centenary conference on 26th September discussing his legacy.

Full details here...

 
 
RADICAL WOMEN AT SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 22nd August 2015

RADICAL WOMEN COURSE AT WCML

Radical Women 1914-1979
Begins Wednesday 30th September
Working Class Movement Library

Local history specialist, Michael Herbert, will be teaching a ten week course on Radical Women 1914-1979 at the Working Class Movement Library, covering everything from peace campaigners during the First World War to unemployed marches in the 1930s, to women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CONQUERS INDONESIAN MOUNTAIN FOR STROKE ASSOCIATION

Star date: 22nd August 2015

3,726 METRE HIGH MOUNT RINJANI SCALED AT A STROKE

Ordsall man, James McLaughlin, has returned to Salford having conquered Indonesia's 3,726 metre high Mount Rinjani in his quest to raise funds for the Stroke Association after his grandmas were struck down with the illness.

James has raised almost £600 and the Just Giving page is still open.

Full details here...

 
 
WORSLEY RADIO LAUNCHES IN SALFORD

Star date: 22nd August 2015

WORSLEY RADIO ADDS TO THE GROWING AIRWAVES OF THE CITY

Hot on the heels of last month's online Sounds of Salford launch comes Worsley Radio, another station focusing on the community as the city broadcasts to the neighbourhood and the world.

Worsley Radio has an open door policy and is looking for people to get involved, either as DJs, admin help or by informing of events and happenings.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD MAN SPRAYED WITH ACID ON PENDLETON TOGETHER SITE

Star date: 20th August 2015

ACID-SPRAYED TENANT OF WHITEBEAM COURT LEFT TO SUFFER BY PENDLETON TOGETHER

A tenant of Whitebeam Court was left to suffer by Pendleton Together after having a hydrochloric acid solution accidentally sprayed in his face by a Keepmoat worker cleaning brickwork on the block.

Pendleton Together, which manages the PFI refurbishment contract on Whitebeam, overseen by Salford Council, didn't call an ambulance or offer any first aid to the man who arrived at its office seeking help. Instead, he took himself to Salford Royal and ended up in Wythenshawe Hospital's special burns unit. Pendleton Together hasn't contacted him since, although the company says that "An urgent and detailed investigation" is taking place.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD ANTI FRACKING GROUP JOINS NORTHERN UNITED FRONT AGAINST TORY PLANS

Star date: 19th August 2015

SALFORD GROUP JOINS NORTHERN UNITED FRONT AGAINST FRACKING

Frack Free Irlam and Cadishead has joined around three dozen community organisations in a northern united front against fracking. This week, the Tory Government announced more licenses for `on shore petroleum exploration and development', with the vast majority in the north.

"This shows the Government's contempt for our communities" says Bob Dennett from Frack Free Lancashire "They will get a shock if they think we will be so easily pushed around."

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CARER'S DIARY SHOWS AROUND THREE HOURS SLEEP PER NIGHT ON THE COUCH

Star date: 18th August 2015

SALFORD COUNCIL DISABLED TRANSPORT CUTS INCREASES STRESS ON CARERS – AS NEW PETITION LAUNCHED

Following cuts by Salford Council to transport for disabled adults, two court cases recently have seen transport restored for two families with other cases waiting in the wings. Now Salford Against the Cuts has launched a new petition for the Council to restore transport for all adults with disabilities.

Meanwhile, campaigner and carer, Noreen Bailey, who has three disabled foster sons, has drawn up a day-in-the-life-of diary showing the stress of such cuts. She gets around three hours sleep per night on the couch if she's lucky and then has to transport her sons to day centres.

Full details here...

 
 
PETERLOO MASSACRE REMEMBERED BY HUNDREDS INCLUDING SALFORD STARS CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON, JOHN THOMSON AND MAXINE PEAKE

Star date: 17th August 2015

`RISE LIKE LIONS'... PETERLOO MASSACRE REMEMBERED AS HUNDREDS MARCH AND MEET

After marches from all over Greater Manchester, re-enacting the great St Peter's Field rights gathering in 1819 that led to the bloody Peterloo Massacre, a solemn commemoration was held outside Manchester Convention Centre (GMex) yesterday.

The names of the 15 dead were remembered as Christopher Eccleston read a fragment of Henry Hunt's attempted speech, John Henshaw read Samuel Bamford's eye witness account of the slaughter and Maxine Peake recited verses from Percy Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy... "Rise like lions...Ye are many - they are few..."

Full details of the day – click here...

 
 
SALFORD TAILOR TO THE STARS PASSES AWAY

Star date: 17th August 2015

JAMES `THE TAILOR' PENDLEBURY PASES AWAY

James Pendlebury, tailor to a host of stars and Manchester United players, passed away suddenly last week. James made George Best's final bespoke suits, tailored everyone from Eric Cantona to Peter Kay, and hit the headlines rescuing Lionel Ritchie's split trousers.

He was also a proper Salford character, a regular around the pubs and clubs of Salford and Manchester. James leaves five children, nine grandchildren and wife Elaine.

Full details here...

 
 
SAVE POMONA FESTIVAL SEES FLORA AND WILDLIFE FLOURISH

Star date: 16th August 2015

PEEL HOLDINGS HAS FIGHT ON ITS HANDS AS SAVE POMONA CAMPAIGN STRENGTHENS

Yesterday, the Save Pomona campaign held a Pomona Festival to show the community the wildlife and flora that is thriving in the abandoned dockland, just across the border of Salford into Trafford.

Peel Holdings wants to build two incredibly ugly blocks of flats on the site but campaigners are fighting the plans and running urban safaris around the land. During yesterday's Festival, bees, butterflies, rare species of plants and birds were spotted as the fight to Save Pomona intensifies.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD LADS CLUB PLAY CRACK YANKS SAN DIEGO ALBION SOCCER CLUB

Star date: 16th August 2015

BILLY GARTON BRINGS SAN DIEGO ALBION TO SALFORD

Former Manchester United player and Salford City manager, Billy Garton, who now coaches at the elite Albion Soccer Club in San Diego, brought an Under 10 and Under 12s team to Salford last week to play Salford Lads Club. How did they get on at the home of football?

Full details here...

 
 
IRLAM FRINGE FESTIVAL BRINGS TOP THEATRE TO SALFORD

Star date: 15th August 2015

SIX SHORT PLAYS, TWO NIGHTS AND AFFORDABLE

Irlam Fringe Festival
Thursday August 27th and Friday 28th 7pm
Irlam Men's Catholic Club £5

After last year's sell out event, the Arts Council funded Irlam Fringe Festival is back, with top writers, directors and actors performing six short plays ranging, from comedy to tragedy, over two nights at the Irlam Men's Catholic Club. And all for a fiver...

Full details here...

 
 
MANCHESTER HOMELESS CAMP MOVES TO KING STREET AFTER EVICTION

Star date: 14th August 2015

MANCHESTER COUNCIL DEMOLISHES ST ANN'S SQUARE HOMELESS CAMP – THEN DISINFECTS PAVEMENTS

The Manchester Homeless Camp was evicted from St Ann's Square this morning, with Manchester Council workers piling tents and groundsheets into refuse wagons before symbolically disinfecting the Square once the homeless people had gone.

Using a loophole in the eviction court order, two tents have now set up in King Street, near to the shop once occupied by rights protester Emmeline Pankhurst.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CUTS SERVICES FOR DISABLED KIDS

Star date: 13th August 2015

£131,000 CUTS TO SERVICES FOR DISABLED YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MORE TO FOLLOW

This year, Salford Council has already made £131,758 cuts to group based activities for children and young people with disabilities, with more to follow in 2016; while short breaks costs are also `likely to reduce' – partly due, a Council report states, to "A planned review and re-assessment by the social work team of high cost support packages, with the option to put lower cost provision in place..."

All this comes before a consultation on changes to eligibility criteria is even complete...

Full details here...

 
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