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SALFORD CITY REDS SUPPORTERS RESCUE BID

Star date: 31st December 2012

SAVE OUR SALFORD SUPPORT GROWS

"Whether you love Rugby League or not, we cannot afford to lose another piece of Salford heritage…"

Save Our Salford Fundraiser
Friday 4th January 7pm
St Boniface Social Club £5

Supporters of Salford City Reds have organised an almost sold out fundraiser to try and help rescue the rugby club which is in danger of going into administration if it fails to sort out a £60,000 winding up petition due to be heard on January 7th. Proceeds from the night will be going, not to the club's directors, but to the independent supporters group, Forever Reds.

Full details here…

added Monday, December 31, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CITY DRAW GOOLE BLANK

Star date: 30th December 2012

Goole A.F.C 0 Salford City 0

DISAPPOINTING AMMIES MAKE GOOLE'S CHRISTMAS

Goole provided the stage for Salford City's second draw of the Christmas period, after keeper Ritchie Branagan pulled off a penalty save in the first half and a 90th minute block in the second half to preserve the Ammies unbeaten run.  Match report and photos by Gareth Lyons.

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 30, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD QUAYS CRANES ENGLISH HERITAGE DECISION EXPECTED

Star date: 29th December 2012

GOVERNMENT TO MAKE DECISION ON CARGO CRANES WITHIN THE WEEK

A report by English Heritage on whether to nationally list the blue Salford Quays Cargo Cranes and save them from demolition is now with the Government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport and a decision is expected within the next week.

Here Alice Darlington gives a bit of a history on the Docks and explains why the one legged Cranes are so unique.

Full details here…

added Saturday, December 29, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CEMETERIES TRUST REMEMBERS BLITZ VICTIMS

Star date: 29th December 2012

OVER 100 VICTIMS OF NAZI SALFORD BLITZ REMEMBERED AT AGECROFT AND PEEL GREEN

Members of the Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust remembered the victims of German bombing during the Second World War at two events at Agecroft and Peel Green cemeteries on Sunday 23rd December.

During 2013 the Friends will be undertaking a twelve month research project to prepare for the centenary of the start of the First World War and are looking for people to get involved.

Full details here…

added Saturday, December 29, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD REDS FANS CONFUSION AFTER MEETING

Star date: 28th December 2012

SALFORD FANS LEFT WITH MORE QUESTIONS AFTER FOREVER REDS MEETING

Salford City Reds fans met in Pendlebury last night to try and help save the ailing club but came away with more questions than answers about the way that Chairman John Wilkinson has handled the financial crisis.

Meanwhile, the Salford Star can reveal that the Mayor and his Deputy, plus the Chief Executive and Strategic Director resigned from the City of Salford Community Stadium Ltd days before the decision to give the Reds a further £750,000 loan was to be made.

Full story here…

added Friday, December 28, 2012  

 
 

EVOLVE SALFORD THAI BOXING CHAMP

Star date: 28th December 2012

DYLAN TAKES ON THE WORLD FOR SALFORD 

Twelve year old Thai Boxing champion Dylan Bowen-Booth, who has been training at the Evolve Gym in Ordsall, is already well on his way to becoming a world champion. Steven Speed meets the potential combat king…

Full story here…

added Friday, December 28, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC BACK IN BUSINESS

Star date: 27th December 2012

Radcliffe Borough 1 Salford City 1

SALFORD GRAB DERBY POINT

For the first time in six matches, Salford City's game wasn't weather postponed and a pulsating derby against Radcliffe ended with the points being shared. The ring rusty Ammies are now back in business and hopefully will start moving up the league, with a zillion games in hand.

Match report and photos here…

added Thursday, December 27, 2012  

 
 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL SALFORD STAR READERS

Star date: 25th December 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE SALFORD STAR

The Salford Star would like to wish all its readers a very happy holidays...

...may your 2013 burst with attitude and love xxx

* Christmas payback graphic by Jamie Reid - click here to see full image

added Tuesday, December 25, 2012  

 
 

ACE HOOKY BOOK SEES SALFORD ROOTS OF JOY DIVISION

Star date: 24th December 2012

THE SALFORD LOT ARE BACK AS HOOKY DOES JOY DIVISION

Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
By Peter Hook £20 (Hardback)

`No. We're not fucking Nazis. We're from Salford'

If Peter Hook's first book, The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club, was a total page turning clubbing and financial car crash, the follow up book, Unknown Pleasures, is the story of the emotional car crash that was Joy Division.

It comes complete with Salford roots, the un-deified Ian Curtis and real car crashes. Plus, the return of the Salford lot. Not be missed!

Full review here…

added Monday, December 24, 2012  

 
 

THE END OF SALFORD WORLD AS BEXLEY SQUARE AND AIRPORT FLOGGED

Star date: 21st December 2012

BEXLEY SQUARE TOWN HALL AND MANCHESTER AIRPORT FLOGGED OFF

The end of Salford's world is nigh as more and more of the city gets sold off or demolished. This week, in secret, Salford Council has agreed to `dispose' of the listed former Town Hall building at Bexley Square, while joining nine other Greater Manchester councils in flogging off some of its stake in Manchester Airport - to Australian finance speculators, we believe…

Full details here…

added Friday, December 21, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD STAR MUGGED

Star date: 20th December 2012

SALFORD STAR MAGNIFICENT MUGS ONLY SIX QUID

The Salford Star has just received a small batch of shiny new mugs, in stunning Salford City tangerine. Now anyone can have a morning brew `with attitude and love xxx'…

Full details here…

added Thursday, December 20, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD GETS LOWEST GOVERNMENT CUT IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 20th December 2012

1% CUT IN SALFORD COUNCIL SPENDING FROM ERIC PICKLES

Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, announced that Salford City Council is to get a 1% cut in its funding for 2013/14 – the lowest in Greater Manchester, which averaged around 2%.

The ConDem Government cut still represents around £2.5million wiped off next year's budget, on top of £38million that will be slashed over the next two financial years 2013-2015, and at a time when, with recession and the forthcoming universal credits, public services are needed more than ever…

Full details here…

added Thursday, December 20, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD MEDIACITYUK IN CRIME MYSTERY

Star date: 19th December 2012

FOR THE BBC MEDIA CITY WORKER WHO HAS EVERYTHING…

Multi-Media
By Mike Scantlebury

Salford's MediaCityUK features in its first crime mystery novel, as real locations, real attitudes and real people (names changed, like BBC head honcho `David Fish') interweave in a plot that creeps from Media City and the Quays, to Salford Lads Club to The Crescent, and sees its denouement at The Lowry.

A perfect gift for the BBC worker who has everything – and a perfect prezzy for loads of Salfordians and culture pseuds who might just recognise themselves breezing, screaming, stabbing and shooting their way through its pages…

Full review here…

added Wednesday, December 19, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2012

Star date: 19th December 2012

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS

Salford Mayor Ian Stewart, outgoing Salford Council Leader John Merry, Peel Holdings, Urban Splash, Salford City Reds…the nominations are now open for the Salford Star Mary Burns Awards 2012.

These prized annual awards, now in their sixth year, are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past 12 months. With the online ceremony set for January get your nominations in now!

Full details here…

added Wednesday, December 19, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS SUPPORTERS MEETING DISCLOSES DEALS

Star date: 18th December 2012

REDS NEED £600K BEFORE SEASON KICKS OFF – AND PRIMARY SCHOOL AND HEALTH CENTRE TO BE BUILT ON THE WILLOWS

`I came out of that meeting like I had just been to a funeral and gone to a wake' Reds supporter

Salford City Reds supporters attended a meeting with the club's directors last night to try and find out what is happening to their club. Directors said they need £600,000 before the season starts, and revealed that a new primary school and health centre are to be built on The Willows by Reds director Iain Watson…
 
Full details here…

added Tuesday, December 18, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD HERITAGE HOPE THROUGH NEW GOVERNMENT ACT

Star date: 17th December 2012

SALFORD PEOPLE CAN NOW NOMINATE `ASSETS OF COMMUNITY VALUE'

Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, will today rubber stamp a new government Act that will mean groups in Salford will be able to nominate virtually any land or building in the city as `assets of community value'.

While the Act is absolutely toothless, except for groups with access to loads of money, it might at least stop deals to sell off heritage happening behind closed doors. Buile Hill Park Mansion, anyone?

Full details here…

 

added Monday, December 17, 2012  

 
 

UNIQUE SALFORD ART MAKES TOP CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Star date: 16th December 2012

NIGEL WALKER SALFORD ART – ORIGINALS AND PRINTS

Available from Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Prices £10 - £6000

Looking for something totally unique for a Christmas present? Get down to the Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the Crescent, where, as part of Nigel Walker's brilliant exhibition of Salford art, virtually every painting is on sale as either an original, limited edition print or poster, to suit everyone's pocket…

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 16, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD STAR T SHIRTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Star date: 16th December 2012

FIVE SALFORD STAR T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

Despite being completely sold out of Salford Star t-shirts, our supplier has found five specimens in his bottom draw, which we're putting up for Christmas sale on a first come first serve basis. They're only £6 plus £1 postage or free delivery in Central Salford.

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 16, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD BUSES AND TRAMS FREE FOR UNEMPLOYED

Star date: 16th December 2012

LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED GET FREE TRAVEL IN JANUARY

Long term unemployed people in Greater Manchester are to get free travel on certain bus routes and trams throughout January `in a bid to help them find work or access training'.  All they have to do is produce a Job Centre Plus Travel Discount Card. But Salford Council Assistant Mayor for Transport, Roger Jones, believes that scheme should be made permanent.

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 16, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD BREEZE WINTER BIKE RIDES FOR WOMEN

Star date: 15th December 2012

CYCLING AROUND SALFORD  

Bikeability
January and February 2013 free

Breeze is a national programme to get more women cycling for fun and it's about to start up in Salford in the New Year with free courses in Winton Park, and rides happening all over the city. If Santa brings you a bike this could well change your life for the better…

Full details here…

added Saturday, December 15, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD ITECHNICIAN SORTS IPADS AND IPHONE REPAIRS

Star date: 15th December 2012

SALFORD iPHONE, iPAD and iPOD NET REPAIR BUSINESS GOES NATIONAL

A web business begun in Salford for people looking for a local repair service to sort broken iPads, iPhones, iPods and Macs has gone national. The iTechnician site specialises in Apple devices and puts users in instant touch with someone who can fix anything from broken screens to knackered batteries and headphone jacks.

Full details here…

added Saturday, December 15, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL BLACK CAB NEGLECT

Star date: 15th December 2012

30% BLACK CAB INCREASE WITH NO NEW RANKS SAY DRIVERS

Since deregulation of Salford's hackney carriages three years ago, there's been a thirty per cent increase in cabs but no proper new ranks. Now, with the old Salford Precinct rank closed and an unsuitable replacement `horseshoe' rank in place, drivers are going public with their concerns…

Full story here…

added Saturday, December 15, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD MOCHA PARADE TO BE BULLDOZED

Star date: 13th December 2012

MOCHA BULLDOZED AND NO SOCIAL HOUSING IN LATEST LOWER BROUGHTON PHASE

Countryside Properties' latest plans for Lower Broughton will see Mocha Parade and the Wrestling Academy bulldozed, and no social housing built.

In this latest phase of its partnership with Salford City Council, Countryside states in its planning application "It was a key aspiration of the Development Agreement to significantly reduce the proportion of affordable housing and this scheme will help achieve that aspiration".

Full details here…

added Thursday, December 13, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SHOCK REJECTION OF SALFORD CITY REDS RESCUE

Star date: 11th December 2012

SALFORD COUNCIL RUGBY RESCUE SHOCK!

Today, despite a rescue bid put together by Salford Council officers for Salford City Reds rugby club, Mayor Ian Stewart's Mayoral Team rejected the plan on the basis of its financial viability.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, December 11, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD QUAYS CRANES HOPE AS ENGLISH HERITAGE GETS INVOLVED

Star date: 11th December 2012

A Salford Star Exclusive

ENGLISH HERITAGE ASSESSES QUAYS CARGO CRANES

Despite Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, passing a decision to demolish the blue Salford Quays Cargo Cranes recently, English Heritage is currently assessing the historic dock remnants as new evidence emerges on their unique value.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, December 11, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS COMEDY JUMBLE SALE

Star date: 10th December 2012

PICO THE COMEDY CAR WASH SPONGE PLUS DARK ANARCHY FROM DAVIES AND JOWETT AT THE BLACK LION

Davies and Jowett's Christmas Jumble Sale
18-21st December 7:45pm
Black Lion £8/£6 or 4 tickets for £25

Dark humour and puppets with mouths like sewers will please an audience who like their Christmas fun, dark, anarchic and alternative. With a new revue from Adam Davies and James Jowett, of Slaughterhouse infamy, plus female comedy duo Saints of Humour, and topped off with Pico the carwash sponge and friends, it's going to be a wicked three nights…

Full details here…

added Monday, December 10, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CHORAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Star date: 9th December 2012

HALLELUJAH FOR SALFORD CHORAL

Salford Choral Society Christmas Concert
Saturday 22 December 7.30pm
Royal Northern College of Music £15/£10

Salford Choral Choir performs its annual Christmas Concert this year with music by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Bach and Handel. For this special festive concert, the audience is invited to singalong with carols. Plus there's a once in a lifetime chance to join in the Hallelujah Chorus without messing up the Messiah…

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 9, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER MARCH TO SAVE NHS

Star date: 9th December 2012

SAVE OUR NHS MARCH HITS MANC CITY CENTRE

Hundreds of anti-austerity marchers took to the Manchester streets yesterday in protest against the ConDem Government's sell off of the NHS, and cuts to the health service and beyond.

Speakers included representatives of USUC – the Salford campaigners against cuts to mental health services.

Full story and loads of photos here…

added Sunday, December 9, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS SALFORD COUNCIL LOANS REVEALED

Star date: 8th December 2012

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO TAKE RUGBY CLUB LOANS AND PAYMENTS TO OVER £3MILLION

Having finally forced Salford City Reds to reveal its accounts, the Salford Star now believes that if Tuesday's £750,000 loan to the rugby club goes ahead, it will take Salford Council's support to the club in loans and payments to well over £3million – at a time when the Council is being forced to make cuts to public services and jobs.

Full story here…

added Saturday, December 8, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS COMPANY TO BE STRUCK OFF

Star date: 6th December 2012 

A Salford Star Exclusive

NOW COMPANIES HOUSE GIVES NOTICE THAT SALFORD REDS COMPANY WHICH OWES £1MILLION TO SALFORD COUNCIL WILL BE DISSOLVED

In the latest horror show to emanate from Barton, Companies House, the Government body which regulates all companies in the UK, has issued a `Proposal to Strike Off', ie dissolve, the parent company of Salford City Reds, Salford Football Club Company (1914) Ltd. This is the company to which Salford Council has given a £1million loan.

Full details here…

added Thursday, December 6, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO BAIL OUT SALFORD REDS

Star date: 5th December 2012

COUNCIL PREPARING SALFORD REDS RESCUE DEAL IN TANGLED WEB OF LOANS AND DEALS

"There appears to be some creative financial manoeuvres here" Salford City Council legal adviser

It looks like Salford Council is preparing to bail out Salford City Reds rugby club again, following notice of a confidential decision to be made on December 11th, details of which have been leaked.

Here, the Salford Star reveals the financial web spinning around Salford Council, the rugby club and its directors. And how public money has been central to it all.

Full story here…

added Tuesday, December 4, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £300,000 PEA GROWING PROJECT

Star date: 3rd December 2012

QUESTIONS OVER SALFORD COUNCIL'S £300,000 FOR `GROWING PEAS IN FORMER PRINT WORKS'

Salford Council, currently struggling with a £4million budget deficit, is giving £300,000 to the Biospheric Foundation's Manchester International Festival project, which it describes as `Growing Peas In Former Print Works'.

Lots of questions surround the funding, like that the Council's `sponsorship' has been announced before a formal decision has been made. There's also a suspicion that some of the £300,000 budget has come from money ringfenced to restore the Salford Quays Cargo Cranes which are about to be demolished.

Full story here…

added Monday, December 3, 2012  

 
 

ONLY PEEL HOLDINGS IN FAVOUR OF BARTON INCINERATOR AT PUBLIC INQUIRY

Star date: 2nd December 2012

PEEL HOLDINGS ON ITS OWN FOR SHIP CANAL INCINERATOR

Not one single organisation or member of the public stood up to support Peel Holdings proposals for the Barton Renewable Energy Plant at the Public Inquiry which ended last week.

Only people from Peel Holdings' own subsidiary, Peel Energy - which wants to build the biomass waste incinerator - were in favour, while Trafford and Salford Council plus sixty members of the public spoke out against the controversial plans.  

Full story here…

added Sunday, December 2, 2012  

 
 

SALFORD PRECINCT PRESSY SPECTACULAR

Star date: 2nd December 2012

SNOW QUEEN MEETS POSTMAN PAT AND SANTA AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Saturday 8th and 15th December free
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December  free

A giant snow globe, a visit from the Snow Queen, Postman Pat and Santa himself make up three weekends of free family entertainment at Salford Shopping Centre in the run up to Christmas.

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 2, 2012  

 
 

LIVE SALFORD PUNK ROCKS AT CRESCENT 20

Star date 2nd December 2012

THE SANDELLS, KILL PRETTY AND BELTER AT CRESCENT 20

Crescent 20
Friday 7th December 7:30pm £3

Three bands doing different textures of punk play Crescent 20 this Friday. Salford's The Sandells describe their sounds as `krautpunk', Manchester's Kill Pretty go for raw punk rock with a brain and London's Belter insist their music is `punk for grown ups who like to dance'. The gig has food too. Pre-Christmas pogo and a hotpot anyone?

Full details here…

added Sunday, December 2, 2012  

 
 

START IN SALFORD BRUNSWICK HOUSE STORIES

Star date: 1st December 2012

A CHURCH, A SCHOOL, A START IN SALFORD CENTRE

Start in Salford has just won a Lottery Heritage Fund award to tell the story of its base at Brunswick House on Broad Street. Now the community art charity is looking for people with memories of the building – from when it was a church, a school or in its current format. Gareth Lyons reports…

Full details here…

added Saturday, December 1, 2012  

 
 

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