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NHS DEVOLUTION SILENCE FROM SALFORD CIVIC LEADERS

Star date: 26th February 2015

THE END OF THE `NATIONAL' HEALTH SERVICE?

"This deal smells beyond dodgy and beyond folly..." GM Referendum Campaign

Following reports of a deal to devolve £6billion of health and social care funding to Greater Manchester, in Salford there's been almost a deafening silence from the city's civic leaders.

Elsewhere, the deal, which could take the `National' out of the NHS, has been discussed in detail. Here, the Salford Star looks at the reactions.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 27, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SPENDS ALMOST £10,000 FILMING CUTS MEETINGS

Star date: 26th February 2015

SALFORD COUNCIL BEN HUR FILM BUDGET TO SCREEN CUTS

Salford Council spent £2,202.50 filming yesterday's cuts meeting, which included £202.50 for `travel and accommodation' for company Public-i to get to Salford (home of MediaCityUK) to stream the meeting.

Freedom of Information responses show that the Council has commissioned three webcasts from Public-i since December at a cost of £6,607.50, plus £3,000 from Digital Tree Media for screening two previous meetings – which all centred around cuts to services for vulnerable people in Salford.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 26, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ROUGH SLEEPER NUMBERS OFFICIALLY DOUBLE

Star date: 26th February 2015

THE NUMBER OF ROUGH SLEEPERS IN SALFORD OFFICIALLY DOUBLES – BUT FIGURES ARE STILL WELL OUT

Figures released today by the Department of Communities and Local Government show that the number of people sleeping rough in Salford has doubled over the last year.

The official count puts the number of Salford rough sleepers at 14 but Coffee4Craig co-founder, Fie Lancaster, says the real figure could be more than triple this.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 26, 2015  

 
 

DESPITE PROTESTS SALFORD COUNCIL VOTES FOR MASSIVE CUTS

Star date: 25th February 2015

AFTER THE SALFORD MAYOR TICKET FIASCO COMES THE CUTS CIRCUS

The UNISON protest placards outside today's Salford Council cuts meeting told one story... `Save Our Communities'... `Help The Homeless and Hungry'... `Stop The Cuts'...

Inside the Council chamber it was the same old story – a Political (with a capital `P') Punch and Judy Show, with no concerns being addressed, as Salford Council voted through £45million of cuts... "They were like a load of children" said one mother who witnessed the debacle.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 25, 2015  

 
 

`NO PLAN’ SALFORD COUNCIL TOLD TO DELAY £45MILLION CUTS VOTE

Star date: 24th February 2015

SALFORD UNISON DEMANDS DELAY IN SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS CHAOS DECISION

As over fifty Salford Council staff and service users lobbied Labour Party Group councillors last night, staff trade union, Salford City UNISON, demanded that Salford Council delays Wednesday's cuts decision – as the Council doesn't seem to know how it's going to make many of the £45million cuts it will be voting on.

The Salford Star has seen a petition signed by UNISON members particularly relating to £5.1million of cuts to Children's Services and Public Health, concerned that "there is no plan as yet about how to make these savings".

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 24, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR DIRTY TRICKS IN ATTEMPT TO STOP PROTEST AT COUNCIL CUTS MEETING

Star date: 23rd February 2015 

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD MAYOR ATTEMPTS TO STOP PROTEST AT COUNCIL CUTS MEETING BY PACKING IT OUT WITH LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS

Salford Mayor Ian Stewart is attempting to stop protests at Wednesday's controversial meeting of the full Council to pass cuts of over £30million by packing the public gallery out with Labour Party members.

In an email to members of the Labour Party, leaked to the Salford Star, Stewart states "We would like to reduce the protest by getting Labour supporters in the gallery" and urges them to contact him to "arrange a ticket". There is no facility for members of the public to get pre-booked tickets on the Council website.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 23, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD PIRATE PARTY LAUNCHES GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Star date: 22nd February 2015

PIRATE PARTY UNCONFERENCE BEGINS SALFORD VOTE PLUNDER

"We always like to think we're pirates because we think different...we're pushing at the knife edge of politics" Sam Clark Salford and Eccles candidate

The Pirate Party began its voyage for Salford votes this weekend with an `unconference' at its national HQ in Islington Mill. Together with the Party's core policy against internet surveillance, top topics included education, social mobility and net access, as well as protecting the Welfare State and standing against austerity and against fracking.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 22, 2015  

 
 

SWINTON LIONS KICK OFF SEASON WITH NEW KIT LAUNCH

Star date: 22nd February 2015

SWINTON LIONS LOOK TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

"We might not play in Swinton, but that doesn't mean we can't have a club which represents Swinton"

Swinton Lions Kit Launch
Thursday 26th February 7:30 pm
Swinton British Legion Free admission

Swinton Lions are entering a bright new era, determined to show that there's more than one rugby team in the City of Salford. This Thursday the Lions launch their new kit and everyone is invited to go down, chat to the players and board, and learn of the club's plans for this season and the future.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 22, 2015  

 
 

WOOD STREET MISSION SALFORD CHILD POVERTY BOOK APPEAL

Star date: 22nd February 2015

AS SALFORD CHILD POVERTY HITS 50% IN SOME AREAS, WOOD STREET LAUNCHES BOOK APPEAL

The ace Wood Street Mission has launched an appeal for donations of books and money to help encourage Salford children living in poverty to engage in education to improve their life chances.

Last week, the Mission's 6ft green furry dinosaur mascot was on walkabout in Salford Quays and MediaCityUK making families aware that fifty per cent of Salford children live in poverty in some areas of the city.

Further details here...

added Sunday, February 22, 2015  

 
 

PROTEST AGAINST SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS

Star date: 21st February 2015

TWO DEMOS CALLED AGAINST SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS

Lobby of Salford Labour Group Monday 23rd February 5pm 

Lobby of Council Budget Meeting Wednesday 25th February 8:30am

Two demonstrations against Salford Council cuts of £31million for next year alone have been called for this week. The first, on Monday at 5pm, is a lobby of Labour councillors urging them to think again, and the second is from 8:30am on Wednesday when the full meeting of Salford Council meets to vote on the cuts. Both protests will happen outside Salford Civic Centre.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 21, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COULD BECOME TOXIC FRACKING CENTRE AS PEEL HOLDINGS OPENS NEW GAS DIVISION

Star date: 20th February 2015

PEEL HOLDINGS JOINS FRACKING MARKET WITH NEW OIL AND GAS DIVISION

Salford could become the North West centre of the fracking industry as Peel Holdings has announced the creation of a new Gas and Oil business "looking to maximise the economic and supply chain benefits to the North of England from the emerging shale gas industry".

The Peel Group is already heavily involved with IGas Energy, subject of huge anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss last year, and the company's Port Salford could become central to its plans.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 20, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £1.6M PUBLIC HEALTH CUTS SLAMMED BY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Star date: 19th February 2015

NINE GROUPS SLAM £1.6MILLION CUTS TO HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

"The loss of this service would have a devastating effect" Just Youth

Nine community groups have slammed proposed £1.6million cuts to Salford's Health Improvement Service in a letter to the city's councillors, MPs and Mayor. The letter includes statements from many of those directly affected by the cuts, plus testimonies from a reverend and a chaplain, explaining the effect the cuts will have on communities ranging from the elderly battling dementia to first time mums with babies.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 19, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ADELPHI WHARF FLATS BEING SOLD WITH NO PLANNING PERMISSION

Star date: 18th February 2015 

MORE SALFORD FLATS BEING SOLD BEFORE PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED

Developer Knight Knox and associated agents are selling flats at the proposed Adelphi Wharf blocks before any planning permission or Section 106 agreements have been put in place.

The flats on Adelphi Street, on the site of the previously ill-fated Foundry Wharf development, are being touted as "high-end riverside apartments in Manchester", while the Knight Knox International website is claiming that one third of the flats in Phase One are already sold.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 18, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL FIGURES SHOW HALF OF SALFORD PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD A LOW COST HOUSE

Star date: 17th February 2015
STAGGERING STATISTICS SHOW 50% OF SALFORD FAMILIES CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY A LOW COST HOUSE – AND 30% CAN'T AFFORD PRIVATE RENT

Staggering new figures from a Salford City Council affordability report show that half the city's families can't afford to buy even a low cost house, while a third can't afford to rent privately.

Meanwhile, social rents are increasing and only 77 affordable houses will be built via Section 106 agreements with developers who are currently splattering the city with huge unaffordable apartment blocks and houses. The city's planning scandal is growing.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 17, 2015  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS SEEKS £1BILLION FOR MEDIACITYUK SALFORD

Star date: 16th February 2015

ANYONE WITH A SPARE £1BILLION TO HELP OUT PEEL HOLDINGS?

Peel Holdings, already subsidised with £millions from public funds, is currently enlisting the Government to hold out the cap and play the sad violin, as it looks for £1billion of investment for its next phase of MediaCity UK. The Government's Regeneration Investment Organisation website is currently pushing the `opportunity for investors' with `local government incentives'.

Meanwhile the lack of jobs for Salford people at the BBC is continuing, according to Freedom of Information figures obtained by the Salford Star.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 16, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD STAR JOINS CAMPAIGN FOR REAL MEDIA

Star date: 15th February 2015

UK INDEPENDENT MEDIA GROUPS TO CHALLENGE MEDIA DISTORTION

Around thirty independent publications and organisations from around the country are to gather in Manchester on 28th February to challenge mass media distortion and campaign for public interest journalism.

The Salford Star will join groups including the Campaign for Press and Broadcast Freedom, Red Pepper and Manchester Mule in a day of workshops, discussions, film and theatre that's open to everyone.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 15, 2015  

 
 

TEARING STUFF APART IN EAST SALFORD

Star date: 15th February 2015

A COMMUNITY EXPLORATION INTO LOCAL ECO

Between April and July this year a community art project called Tearing Stuff Apart will be taking place in East Salford exploring the local environment, the impact of the things we buy and looking at green jobs.

It's free, it's suitable for all ages and the team is looking for East Salford people to take part.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 15, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD STUDY INTO MALE EATING DISORDERS

Star date: 15th February 2015

ONE QUARTER OF ALL EATING DISORDERS RELATE TO MEN

In the last dozen years it's reported that the prevalence of eating disorders in men has increased by 66%. And that around one quarter of all sufferers are now males. While there have been clinical studies of the phenomenon, there's been very little research on men's experiences of living with the illness.

Now a study by the University of Salford is aiming to change this and male sufferers are being asked to share their experiences.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 15, 2015  

 
 

ONE ROGUE REPORTER SCREENING BY MANCHESTER AND SALFORD NUJ

Star date: 15th February 2015

THE TABLOID PRESS EATEN AND SPAT OUT BY ROGUE REPORTER

One Rogue Reporter
Tuesday 17th February 6:30pm-9:30pm £6/£3
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

One Rogue Reporter is a feature length comedy documentary film made by ex Daily Star hack turned comedian, Rich Peppiatt, featuring everyone from Steve Coogan to Hugh Grant and John Prescott, with a host of cringing Fleet Street editors having the tables turned.

It's being screened on Tuesday by Manchester and Salford NUJ, followed by a discussion with Rich Peppiatt. Non-NUJ members are welcome.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 15, 2015  

 
 

SEAN LENNON APPROVES BEZ BED IN PROTEST AGAINST `EVIL’ FRACKERS

Star date: 14th February 2015

HAPPY MONDAYS FAN SEAN LENNON TELLS BEZ HOW HE GOT FRACKED

Sean Lennon last night gave his approval to Bez's Bed In anti-fracking protest which is re-creating John and Yoko's famous bed in for peace in 1969. Appearing via Skype, Sean - who declared himself a big Happy Mondays fan - tore into US frackers, calling them `liars', `evil wizards' and `psychopaths', adding that he wants to get involved in the UK anti-fracking movement.

Meanwhile, on the live YouTube show, Green Party candidate, Bob Dennett, revealed the scary nuclear implications of fracking.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 14, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO WAIVE £1.5M FOR COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLANNING FEES

Star date: 13th February 2015

PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES AS COUNTRYSIDE SET TO AVOID £1.5M FEES

Having called it a `public scandal' less than a month ago, Salford Council is set to waive another £1.5million in planning fees for 147 new unaffordable houses in Lower Broughton being proposed by Countryside Properties on Meadow Road and off Tenerife Street.

Countryside is avoiding the fees by using the loophole that the scheme won't be `viable' if it is has to pay the Council, in line with virtually every single major planning application that has come before the planning panel recently.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 13, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ADVERTISER TO CLOSE AS SALFORD STAR COMES BACK INTO PRINT

Star date: 12th February 2015

SALFORD ADVERTISER TO SHUT AND BE REPLACED WITH MANCHESTER WEEKLY NEWS

The Salford Advertiser - established in 1982 after incorporating the Salford Reporter - is to close in April, to be replaced by the Manchester Weekly News, a Greater Manchester-wide publication which will only go to 265,000 homes - despite the county having a population of almost three million people.

The news comes as Salford Star is preparing to re-launch its print edition in spring, with a 20,000 print run...

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 12, 2015  

 
 

MID DEVON COUNCIL REJECTS HOUSING APPLICATION AS IT `LOOKS LIKE SALFORD’

Star date: 12th February 2015

`IT LOOKS LIKE SALFORD ON A BAD DAY' SAYS DEVON COUNCILLOR

A planning application by Devonshire Homes for 112 houses in Cullompton has been rejected by Mid Devon Council because it would have looked like `Salford on a bad day'.

Councillor Martin Binks complained that the new estate was `regimented'; and told his fellow planning panel councillors "It looks a bit like Salford on a bad day and I feel it's an opportunity lost." The councillors agreed and the application was rejected. Salford City Council has spent £millions trying to change the image of the Lowryesque `Dirty Old Town' over the last decade.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 12, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO AXE £1.6MILLION FROM HEALTH IMPROVEMENT BUDGET

Star date: 11th February 2015

COMMUNITY HEALTH BUDGET TO BE SLASHED

Salford Council is to slash £1.616million from its Health Improvement Service, just weeks after councillors congratulated themselves on the launch of their Public Health annual report which opened with the statement "Salford has a proud heritage of action to improve the health of its local population..."

The cut will affect health work with some of the city's most vulnerable people including elderly dementia patients, and will lead to the loss of fifty posts, with a possible 13 compulsory redundancies.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 11, 2015  

 
 

ELECTORAL COMMISSION CLEARS BEZ TO STAND FOR REALITY PARTY IN SALFORD

Star date: 10th February 2015

WE ARE THE REALITY PARTY

Tonight Bez announced during his Bed In protest broadcast that the Electoral Commission has cleared a new name under which he can stand for MP in Salford and Eccles, after almost two months of wrangling.

The new name on the General Election ballot paper is to be `We Are The Reality Party', and there will be two candidates in Salford – Mark `Bez' Berry standing in Salford and Eccles, and Jackie Anderson standing in Worsley and Eccles South.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 10, 2015  

 
 

BEZ SLATES CUTS TO SALFORD HOMELESS SHELTERS ON BED IN PROTEST

Star date: 10th February 2015

ABBOTT LODGE HIGHLIGHTED ON BEZ'S BED IN PROTEST

The plight of Abbott Lodge homeless hostel in Pendleton was highlighted on the first night of Bez's Bed In protest which is being beamed lived over the internet all this week.

Abbott Lodge, run by the Salvation Army, is one of the centres for homeless people being earmarked for massive cuts by Salford City Council, together with others including The Foyer and Project 34... "There'll be no more places for the homeless to go" said Bez.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 10, 2015  

 
 

CORE CITIES UK DEVOLUTION SUMMIT BACKLASH

Star date: 9th February 2015

SALFORD PEOPLE IGNORED OVER GREATER MANCHESTER DEVOLUTION

As leaders from the ten so-called `core cities' of the UK launched their Charter For Local Freedom today in Glasgow, the call for a referendum over devolution in Salford and Greater Manchester is growing.

Manchester speakers at the Core Cities UK Devolution Summit set out their `road map' to devolution. But the Greater Manchester Referendum Campaign has condemned the move in its current incarnation : "The time has come for real democracy and a real deal that puts people first..."

Full details here...

added Monday, February 9, 2015  

 
 

BEZ BED-IN WEEK LONG ANTI FRACKING PROTEST

Star date: 8th February 2015

BEZ AND FIROUZEH GO JOHN AND YOKO FOR CAMPAIGN BED-IN – AS BLACK GRAPE RE-UNITE FOR ALL STARS MANCHESTER REALITY PARTY GIG

All this week, Salford Reality Party candidate Mark `Bez' Berry and partner Firouzeh Razavi are re-enacting the John and Yoko bed-in for peace – except this time it's against fracking, Bedroom Tax, TTIP and more; while having special guests along to show how a better world is possible.

Meanwhile, on 11th April, the incredible Black Grape, featuring Shaun Ryder, Kermit et al, are re-uniting for a special Reality Party fundraising gig at the old Granada Studios.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 8, 2015  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER PEOPLES QUESTION TIME AND GIG

Star date: 8th February 2015

BILLY BRAGG, THE FARM AND GRACE PETRIE JOIN ANTI-AUSTERITY DAY

People's Question Time/Music Beats Austerity
Saturday 28th February
Central Hall, Manchester/Academy 2

On 28th February the Greater Manchester anti-austerity campaign comes alive. During the day there's a People's Question Time with a panel ranging from comedienne Shappi Khorsandi, to Billy Bragg and Mark Serwotka of PCS Union. In the evening there's a Music Beats Austerity gig at Academy 2 with Billy Bragg, The Farm, Grace Petrie and others.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 8, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD POET MARVIN CHEESEMAN HITS MAD MANC CABARET

Star date: 8th February 2015

CHEESEMAN JOINS BADLY DRAWN BOY AND RACHEL MACFARLANE AT TERRY CHRISTIAN CABARET

Mad Manc Cabaret
Friday 20th February
The Dancehouse Theatre £15

Marvin Cheeseman, the Salford poet with a wicked sense of comedy, joins Badly Drawn Boy, rave diva Rachel MacFarlane, ex Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim and lots of other local acts in the return of Terry Christian's Mad Manc Cabaret at the Dancehouse.

Here Marvin tells of his Salford links and his fetish, shared with Paul Heaton...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 8, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD SONIC FUSION FESTIVAL

Star date: 7th February 2015

INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND

Salford Sonic Fusion Festival
Thursday 19th February - Sunday 22nd February
University of Salford, MediaCityUK and Peel Park

A four day fandango of cutting edge electronic sounds from around the world make up this year's Fusion Festival, which will be `blurring the boundaries between avant-garde classical, experimental electronic popular and improvised music'. Groups taking part range from Salford-based indie electronic band Patchwork Rattlebag to pianist Xenia Pestova, to Manchester Camerata.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 7, 2015  

 
 

SELFIES AND SELF PORTRAITS EXPLORED AT ISLINGTON MILL SALFORD

Star date: 7th February 2015

UTR EXHIBITION SELFLESS ACTS

Selfless Acts
Tuesday 10th-Friday 13th February
Islington Mill Gallery Space

Selfies and self-portraits are explored in a new exhibition by UTR visual artists, Willow Rowlands and Lizzie King, in the Gallery Space at Islington Mill this week.

Far from rows of pouting women and gurning men, the exhibition of images and artefacts, called Selfless Acts: a body of work made in response to the means and trappings of self portraiture, removes `the self' from selfies to see what's left behind. Interesting?

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 7, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD STAR INN FUNDRAISING PARTY

Star date: 7th February 2015

JOHN COOPER CLARKE AND BEAUTY TREATMENT UP FOR GRABS AT THE STAR

Today, Saturday 7th February, the community-owned Star Inn on The Cliff in Broughton is having a Fundraising Party, with pub games all day and live free-fall jazz and a buffet tonight.

There's also an incredible raffle with prizes ranging from tickets to see John Cooper Clarke live, to a brewery tour and beauty treatments.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 7, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ROAD RAGE OVER PEEL HOLDINGS PORT SALFORD

Star date: 6th February 2015

ANGER AT PEEL HOLDINGS PORT SALFORD WAREHOUSE

"It's all about money, about profit; as a person you're not even in the equation" resident

Residents' anger was this afternoon directed at Peel Holdings during its `consultation' event at the AJ Bell Stadium in Barton. Peel wants to change its planning permission to build a warehouse – before road and rail infrastructure is in place as promised.

"If the Council pass this, after everything they've said from day one...then they're not the council they should be..." said one local resident.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 6, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO CUT SAFETY NET FOR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES

Star date: 6th February 2015

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SAVE VITAL SAFETY NET FOR MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN SALFORD

"We will forced to move clients into empty properties with no furniture" Project 34

Save Salford Discretionary Support Scheme (SDSS)
Thursday 12th February 7pm
Swinton Royal British Legion

Following cuts in ConDem Government funding, to be followed through by Saford Council, a campaign is being launched to save the Salford Discretionary Support Scheme (SDSS), which provides crisis support for some of the city's most vulnerable people – including women fleeing domestic violence, children who are victims of food poverty and homeless people with support needs.

The campaign - backed by Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service (SIDASS), Salford Central Foodbank, Project 34 and Salford City UNISON – is calling on Salford City Council to continue supporting these groups.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 6, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL LESSONS FROM ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

Star date: 5th February 2015

SHOCKING REPORT INTO CHILD EXPLOITATION HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR SALFORD

"What struck me was the absolute lack of scrutiny and the culture of fear and intimidation..." Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner

Yesterday a shocking report into shocking events in Rotherham was made public, largely blaming the culture of Rotherham Council for the complete lack of action surrounding the systematic exploitation of young girls in the town.

The report highlighted bullying, intimidation, lack of scrutiny, weak useless councillors and a serious lack of opposition, or anyone who was looking to find anything wrong with the Council's actions. The findings have huge implications for all councils, including Salford...

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 5, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD LABOUR PARTY GROUP AGREE HOUSING POLICY BEFORE THE END OF CONSULTATION

Star date: 4th February 2015 

HOUSING ALLOCATION CONSULTATION TURNS OUT TO BE A SHAM

When Salford Council, led by ruling Labour Party councillors, wanted to change its Housing Allocations policy it ran a consultation which originally ended on 25th January. However, an informed source tells the Salford Star that almost the next day the Labour Party group met and passed the original policy `without changing a comma', despite protests from some councillors.

The controversial Housing Allocation policy proposal includes putting families back in towerblocks and kicking people off the housing waiting list via penalties.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 4, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £58MILLION CUTS QUESTIONS

Star date: 3rd February 2015

THE CUTS QUESTIONS SALFORD COUNCIL NEEDS TO ANSWER

Last month, Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart talked at a Salford Council meeting of his `heartache' at having to make £58.6million cuts over the next two years, thanks to horrendous ConDem Government austerity.

...But what about the £92million new money coming to the Council this year? What about the Council's reserves increasing? What about planning cuts for 2016 that might not happen? Surely those who are bearing the brunt of the horrific cuts deserve answers?

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 3, 2015  

 
 

MARK THOMAS BRINGS SPIES AND LIES COMEDY TO SALFORD

Star date: 2nd February 2015

A MIX OF STAND UP, THEATRE AND JOURNALISM BRINGS TRUE SPYING STORY TO LIFE

Cuckooed
Wednesday 25th February 8pm
The Lowry £19

The brilliant Mark Thomas, who caused all sorts of mischief last year with 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, brings his new show, Cuckooed, to The Lowry this month. At the centre is the true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, consistently spied on activists from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, including the comedian himself. Like all Mark Thomas shows, the award-winning Cuckooed is bound to be unmissable...

Full details here...

added Monday, February 2, 2015  

 
 

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SALFORD KINGS ARMS PUB FEATURES IN ANOTHER ACE CHRIS FLYNN VIDEO

Star date: 1st February 2015

CHRIS FLYNN GETS DUMPED AT THE KINGS ARMS

Chris Flynn, who last year released a brilliant tack and video, Pandora, starring Maxine Peake, today issues his second single with a video shot at the King's Arms.

Falling To Pieces (Dumped) is another great track with emotion spewing from every vocal sinew...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 1, 2015  

 
 

LOWER KERSAL MORRIS TROUPE SUPPORTS COFFEE 4 CRAIG

Star date: 1st February 2015

SALFORD CHAMPION TROUPE TAKES FIVE TIN CHALLENGE

As the trophy winning Lower Kersal Morris Troupe was celebrating huge success at its annual Presentation Day last week, the event was combined with championing Salford's vulnerable and homeless people, with over two hundred tins of food and other items donated to Coffee4Craig as part of its Five Tin Challenge.

"We're going to keep this challenge and support Coffee4Craig as much as we can" says Joanne Gibson, the Troupe's trainer who has guided the girls to become Junior and Senior champions this year.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 1, 2015  

 
 

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The nurse who assessed me wrote in her report that the wheelchair I use was lent to me after my accident and that I never returned... [more]
article: PEEL HOLDINGS APPLIES FOR PLANNING IN PROPOSED SALFORD GREEN BELT
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article: SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA
Well said , Seamus, it is good to discover a true “Politician of Conviction”, having “honesty and vision” alive in the C21st. N... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
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