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ECCLES COMIC TONY KINSELLA DOES THE UNDERTONES

Star date: 9th December 2018

THE UNDERTONES GET OVERKILL

Tony Kinsella - More Jokes about Girls and Chocolate
Sunday 9th December
Bolton Socialist Club

Eccles comic Tony Kinsella debuts a show dedicated to The Undertones at the Bolton Socialist Club tonight. Ian Leslie checks out the laughs...

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO

Star date: 8th December 2018

PICK UP BARGAINS, RELICS AND MORE IN SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION FINAL DAY AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Salford Star Exhibition, Auction and Event
With Nigel Pivaro, Simon Williams, Chris Flynn and Sandra Bouguerch
Sunday 9th December 10am - 4pm (events from 1:30pm/auction around 3pm)
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

Tomorrow sees the final day of the Salford Star pop-up shop and exhibition, with an auction hosted by Nigel Pivaro of weird and wonderful Salford relics and bargain Christmas presents; plus street poetry from the spirit of Salford himself, Simon Williams, songs by the ace Chris Flynn and a Party On performance piece for all the family by artist Sandra Bouguerch.

Full details here...

 
 
BID FOR A WEEKEND IN A DANGEROUSLY CLADDED TOWERBLOCK IN THE SALFORD STAR AUCTION

Star date: 8th December 2018

A HOLIDAY WITH THE SALFORD STAR, THE MILLION POUND STAR AND MORE...

Salford Star Auction and Events
Sunday 9th December from 1pm
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

The great Salford Star Auction takes place tomorrow, Sunday 9th December at the Star pop-up shop and exhibition at Salford Precinct. It's being conducted by Nigel Pivaro, with events from 1pm and the auction around 2:30pm.

Lots include a Holiday With The Salford Star (plus a night in a dangerously cladded tower block), the original Salford Star (£1,000,000 ono), artworks and photos, prints, amazing children's items from the Savannah-Rose Collection and loads more...

Full details here...

 
 
A BRICK FROM RINGO STARR HOUSE TO BE AUCTIONED TO SAVE THE SALFORD STAR

Star date: 8th December 2018

CAN RINGO STARR SAVE THE SALFORD STAR?

A brick from Ringo Starr's birthplace home in Liverpool is to be auctioned by Nigel Pivaro at Salford Precinct tomorrow in a bid to save the independent community news outlet, Salford Star.

The brick, taken from the former Beatle's house in the Welsh Streets of Liverpool, is hugely symbolic for Salford in loads of different ways..

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD RELICS UP FOR SALE TO SAVE THE STAR

Star date: 7th December 2018

QUAYS CRANES, GAS HOLDERS AND LAST BRICK IN BROUGHTON UP FOR AUCTION

Save The Salford Star Auction
Conducted by Nigel Pivaro
Sunday 9th December from 1pm – 5pm
Salford Star Pop-Up Shop, Salford Precinct (next to Lloyds Bank)

On Sunday 9th December, the Salford Star is selling by auction relics from the last decade of the city's history in a bid to save the independent community news group.

Within the auction, conducted by Nigel Pivaro, will be a chance to bid for incredibly rare fragments from the Salford Quays Cargo Cranes, the Dirty Old Town gas holders and The Last Brick in Broughton, complete with a teapot that's been compulsorily purchased three times!

Full details here...

 
 
‘DON’T LET THE SALFORD STAR DIE – YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MAY NEED US’

Star date: 6th December 2018

13 YEARS, 5,000 ARTICLES, INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY NEWS FOR SALFORD

After 13 years and over five thousand articles the Salford Star is set to close early next year unless urgent funding can be found. Here, Gareth Lyons, who came to the Star as a volunteer nine years ago and is now chairman of the community group, explains how the Star has helped him personally and why it must survive... "Just don't let it die" he says "You never know when you may need us."   

A selection of Gareth's brilliant photographs are available at the Salford Star pop-up shop on Salford Precinct until Sunday night.

Full details here...

 
 
FIVE DAYS TO SAVE THE SALFORD STAR

Star date: 5th December 2018

FOR 5 DAYS ONLY - SAVE THE SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, POP-UP SHOP AND AUCTION AT SALFORD PRECINCT

RIOT, PROTEST, SOCIAL CLEANSING AND MORE...

Open 10am-5pm 5th-9th December, Salford Shopping City
Unit 23, next to Lloyds Bank on Hankinson Way

A decade of riot, protest, social cleansing, dangerous cladding and more is documented in a new pop-up exhibition, auction and shop on Salford Precinct, launched by the fiercely independent community media group, Salford Star as it tries to save itself from closure.

Full details here...

 
 
LAST CHANCE TO BID FOR SALFORD STAR AUCTION ITEMS AT CHARLES TAYLOR AUCTIONEERS

Star date: 5th December 2018

FINE ART, PHOTOS, MEMORABILIA AT CHARLES TAYLOR TO BENEFIT SALFORD STAR

Tomorrow, 6th December an auction takes place at Charles Taylor Auctioneer (Salford) featuring around £2,000 worth of fine art, photos and memorabilia, the proceeds of which go help Save The Salford Star which is in danger of closure.

Here we talk to a few of the artists who have donated items, plus details of how to bid...

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CITY MAYOR’S £1MILLION ‘DISCRETIONARY FUND’ TO SPEND AS HE LIKES

Star date: 3rd November 2018

SALFORD MAYOR HAS £1MILLION FUND

Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has a £1million 'discretionary fund' to spend on whatever takes his fancy. The Salford Star understands that this has been the case every year since the new mayoral system came into force in 2012, which would make it a cool £6million being spent without virtually any public knowledge of its existence.

Commendably, Dennett has spent the £1million this year on ethical projects but the scope for abuse is always lurking in the background.

Full details here...

 
 
ECCLES ARTIST ROB LEVER WOWS SALFORD PRECINCT WITH DIRTY OLD TOWN

Star date: 2nd December 2016

EVEN SANTA LOVES DIRTY OLD TOWN!

One of the pictures on display and up for auction at the Salford Star pop-up exhibition/shop at Salford Precinct is Eccles artist Rob Lever's art nouveau-style print of Dirty Old Town, complete with the girl by the gasworks croft holding a mobile phone and a spliff.

Rob is a brilliant artist who prefers to let his work do the talking but here he explains a bit about his background, that Dirty Old Town print and his other paintings.

Full details here...

 
 
CHARLES TAYLOR AUCTIONEER OPENS BIDDING FOR SALFORD STAR LOTS

Star Date: 1st December 2018

11 SALFORD STAR LOTS UP FOR BIDDING

Charles Taylor Auctioneer (Salford) has now opened the bidding for eleven special Salford Star lots for an auction taking place at its Salford base next Thursday 6th December at noon.

The auction will also be livestreamed to the Salford Star pop-up shop in Salford Precinct, where the lots can be viewed today, Saturday, and Sunday, before being taken to Charles Taylor for its public viewing day on 5th December. The Star shop is open 10am until 5pm and also has a wide range of Salford Star merchandise on sale, from key rings to t-shirts.

Full details here...

 
 
SANTA AND REINDEER VISIT SALFORD SHOPPING CENTRE

Star date: 1st December 2018

SANTA AT SALFORD SHOPPING CENTRE TODAY!

Today, Saturday 1st December, Santa, his elves and reindeer will be visiting Salford Shopping Centre between 11am and 3pm to herald the start of Christmas month and lots of free activities.

Santa will be checking whether children have been naughty or nice this year, while they can have their photo taken with the bearded one and his helpers.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD STAR SHOP AND AUCTION EXHIBITION OPENS ON SALFORD PRECINCT

Star date: 30th November 2018

BID TO SAVE THE SALFORD STAR

The Save The Salford Star shop and auction exhibition is now open on Salford Precinct in the unit next to Lloyds Bank on Hankinson Way. On display until Sunday 2nd December are amazing artworks, photos and artefacts which will be auctioned by Charles Taylor Auctioneers (Salford) at noon next Thursday 6th December.

From Monday 3rd December there will be a further display of incredible Salford Star artefacts to be auctioned at the Precinct on December 9th. And within the shop there's a top range of Salford Star merchandise. Come on down!

Full details here...

 
 
BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING IS ONLY WAY TO SAVE SALFORD MANSION STATES DEVELOPER

Star date: 29th November 2018

OVER SIXTY HOUSES FOR DEPOT AND BANQUET AREA IN RETURN FOR SAVING MANSION – 'A STARK CHOICE'

Capital and Centric developer, Tim Heatley, finally laid out his plans for saving the Buile Hill Park Mansion last night at a community meeting. The proposal included over sixty houses, built on the depot area of the park and what is currently the banqueting suite, which would be privately rented, affordable rented and available to the elderly.

The scheme was met with mixed reactions and Heatley said that he would hoist the white flag and walk away if he got 'mullered' by the community over the plans.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CHAOS AS MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN BUSINESS RATES LOST AND STAFF IN REBELLION

Star date: 28th November 2018

COUNCIL STAFF AT BREAKING POINT AS UP TO 1,000 PHONE CALLS A DAY BEING ABANDONED AND BUSINESS RATES AND COUNCIL TAX NOT COLLECTED

'Backlog of over 9,000 Council Tax and 3,500 Housing Benefit documents; millions lost in uncollected business rates...service on its knees'...

Yesterday, Salford Council workers lobbied senior councillors and the City Mayor over re-grading, outsourcing and job losses in Customer Services, pointing out that millions of pounds in Business Rates and Council Tax collection are being lost due to staff shortages, while up to 1,000 phone calls a day to the Council are being abandoned as the 'digital transformation' goes pear shaped.

Salford Council is about to make a further £16million cuts but revenue from businesses, new developments and residents is not being maximised.

Full details here...

 
 
14 COMPANIES WITH VESTED INTERESTS IN SALFORD DEVELOPMENT FUNDED CITY MAYOR SOUTH OF FRANCE TRIP

Star date: 26th November 2018

RENAKER, SALBOY, ASK AND SCARBOROUGH GROUP AMONG MAYOR MIPIM TRIP FUNDERS

After six months and the involvement of the Information Commissioner, Salford City Council has finally responded to a Salford Star Freedom of Information request on who paid for the Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett, and two staff to travel to the South of France MIPIM event.

14 companies, all with a vested interest in developing Salford, paid for the trip, including Fred Done's Salboy, Renaker and the Scarborough Group, which leaves questions over what they are getting, or have got, in return.

Full details here...

 
 
THE FALL 58 GOLDEN GREATS 3 CD BOX SET RELEASED

Star date: 26th November 2018

THE FALL COMPILATION TO END ALL COMPILATIONS

This week, Cherry Red Records release a three CD box set of The Fall's 58 Golden Greats. The set, a sequel to the compilation 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong, brings the collection up to date, and features all the iconic tracks by the late, great Mark E Smith and co, from Totally Wired, to Victoria to Hit The North.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD BAND THE REVIVAL TO PLAY MONTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Star date: 25th November 2018

SALFORD BATTLE OF THE BAND WINNERS PLAY MONTON FESTIVAL

The Revival
Sunday 2nd December
Monton Christmas Festival

New Salford band, The Revival, whose youngest member is 12 and oldest member is 15, have already played The Cavern in Liverpool and won the MAPAS Salford Battle of the Bands. Next Sunday 2nd December they play the Monton Christmas Festival.

Full details here...

 
 
EXTINCTION REBELLION HITS MANCHESTER WITH CLIMATE CHANGE ROAD BLOCKS, DIE-IN, MARCH AND ARRESTS

Star date: 25th November 2018

EIGHT ARRESTS AS EXTINCTION REBELLION DECLARES IT IS READY TO REBEL AGAINST GOVERNMENT

Manchester Christmas shoppers had never seen anything like it yesterday as new anti-climate change protest group, Extinction Rebellion, held sit down protests on Deansgate, a die-in at St Peter's Square and a further roadblock on Oxford Street, where the TAU riot police made eight arrests.

"The only solution is to rebel against a government that has failed its people" said one speaker "This is the start of the rebellion up north in Manchester. We're all sitting in this road because we want to, because we need to."

Full details here...

 
 
FOREVER MANCHESTER HACIENDA ARTWORK SHOP LAUNCH

Star date: 24th November 2018

SALFORD GRAPHICS LEGEND TREVOR JOHNSON HACIENDA CLUB NIGHT CARDS

Salford legend Trevor Johnson, who did the graphic branding for Factory Records and some of the most iconic nights at the Hacienda, has produced a series of Fac 51 The Hacienda greetings cards for the ace charity Forever Manchester.

The collection was launched at a Pop-Up Artwork Shop at the Refuge this week, while sets of cards and print posters are now available online.

Full details here...

 
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SALFORD STAR - A BIT OF HISTORY

When we began producing the Salford Star nearly ten years ago, in 2006, the aim was always for it to be a magazine - a big, proud, free glossy magazine that would go to as many people in Salford as possible. The reason for this was that, even according to Salford Council figures, only one person in five in the city had access to the internet. Now that figure has possibly risen to around a third. This is why Salford still needs its own accessible magazine.

We also set the Salford Star up to tell the truth, to be the voice of the community, untouched by vested interests. Unfortunately we didn't realise that the reaction to those truths would be so brutal... Salford Council even re-wrote its own constitution for devolved money and ripped up our application for finance. Neither does it respond to Salford Star's requests for quotes or comments. Advertisers have told us that they can't be seen to support the Salford Star for fear of losing contracts…it goes on and on and on.

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So we now rely purely on donations and sales of t-shirts to get the magazine back into print, which we managed in May 2015. If you want to see the Salford Star survive please make a small donation, buy a t-shirt or a back copy of the mag. Every penny helps.

Salford is a huge city - it deserves its own independent magazine. It's about democracy, accountability and all those other things that were born in the city...

 



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