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SALFORD STAR CLOSES FOR A WEEK

Star date: 25th February 2017

THE SALFORD STAR WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEEK
...sorry for any inconvenience

added Saturday, February 25, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD POET GORDON ZOLA HOSTS WRITE OUT LOUD

Star date: 24th February 2017

FROM LOWER BROUGHTON TO BOLTON AND BEYOND

Write Out Loud
With Gordon Zola and Jeffarama!
19th March 7:30pm and the third Sunday of every month.
Bolton Socialist Club, £1

Lower Broughton's Allan Gray, aka Gordon Zola, has gone from North Grecian Street Primary School's goalie to become one of Salford's finest poets. Ian Leslie ventures over the border to Bolton Socialist Club to see him in action.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 24, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL PUTS STREET CLEANING BEFORE DISABLED CHILDREN

Star date: 23rd February 2017

£300,000 EXTRA FOR STREET CLEANING - £300,000 CUT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Yesterday, Salford City Council rubber stamped £15.8million of cuts, including the closure of Salford's only residential home for disabled children, The Grange, to save £300,000. At the same time, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett also announced an extra £300,000 "to keep the streets clean".

The Mayor added: "It's times like these that a local authority really reveals its priorities...."

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 23, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL FORCED INTO CUTS RE-THINK AFTER PROTESTS

Star date: 22nd February 2017

CUTS FOR THE GRANGE AND REGULATORY SERVICES POSSIBLY ON HOLD

During a lobby of Salford Council this morning, before its meeting to rubber stamp almost £16million of cuts, trade unionists and parents of disabled children who use The Grange spoke to the Salford Mayor and a few members of his Cabinet who seemed to back down on their reasoning for some of the 'savings' proposed.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 22, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL TO BE LOBBIED BY UNIONS AND DISABLED CHILDREN’S PARENTS

Star date: 21st February 2017

SALFORD COUNCIL IGNORES UNIONS AND INSISTS THAT THE GRANGE WILL CLOSE

Lobby of Salford City Council
Wednesday 22nd February 8:15am-9am
Civic Centre, Swinton

Salford City Council has ignored trade unions and parents of disabled children who urged it to Save The Grange. Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett, a so-called Corbynite, in a response to the unions states the Council 'disagrees' with all the arguments to keep open Salford's only disabled children's home.

Tomorrow morning, parents of children who are at The Grange and trade union will lobby councillors before a full meeting of the Council to rubber stamp almost £16million of cuts.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 21, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD STANDS UP FOR IMMIGRANTS

Star date: 21st February 2017

ONE DAY WITHOUT US RALLY

Yesterday, as a sign of solidarity with EU migrant workers, refuges and asylum seekers, campaigners covered a huge wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, with signs demanding that the UK Government protects their rights.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 21, 2017  

 
 

CONSULTATIONS ON FUTURE OF SALFORD ‘DIDN’T MAKE SENSE’ ADMITS GMCA

Star date: 20th February 2017

MASSIVE GREEN BELT AND HOUSING PLANS 'DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO ORDINARY PEOPLE'

Consultations on the future of Salford and every other area of Greater Manchester were "bewildering" and didn't "make sense to ordinary people" the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has admitted in a report to be discussed this week.

These consultations on devolution and the GM Spatial Framework were to decide on things like Green Belt destruction, how many houses were to be built and lots more. They were absolutely crucial to the future of the area, and for the GMCA to admit they didn't make sense is staggering, if true.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 20, 2017  

 
 

CHRIS FLYNN LAUNCHES NEW DOUBLE EP AT THE CASTLE HOTEL

Star date: 19th February 2017

PANDORA COMES OUT TO PLAY AT CASTLE HOTEL

Chris Flynn Live
Saturday 25th February 7:45pm
Castle Hotel, Manchester

Ace Salford songwriter, Chris Flynn, launches his new double EP, which includes top tracks Pandora and Dumped, at a live gig, compete with full band, at the Castle Hotel, on Oldam Street in Manchester next Saturday.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 19, 2017  

 
 

DON'T FRACK LANCS NATIONAL RALLY 25TH FEBRUARY 2017

Star date: 19th February 2017

NATIONAL RALLY AGAINST CUADRILLA FRACKING LANCASHIRE

When anti-fracking campaigners at Barton Moss were calling for people from all over to support them, the Lancashire contingent was one of the most responsive. Now it's payback time for Salford with Lancashire now on the front line of fracking and a National Rally being called for next Saturday 25th February 11am-2pm at Maple Farm in Preston.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 19, 2017  

 
 

RYAN JARVIS PLAYS LIVE FOR ST MARYS HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER

Star date: 19th February 2017

GIG TO RAISE FUNDS FOR INTENSIVE BABY CARE UNIT

Ryan Jarvis Live
Friday 24th February £5
Gullivers, Manchester

Ryan Jarvis was one of the stand-out solo performers at last year's Salford Music Festival. This Friday he's playing with a live band for the first time at Gullivers to raise money for the Snowdrop Suite Intensive Care Baby Unit in St Mary's Hospital, as Ian Leslie discovers

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 19, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD BOXING DENTIST WINS LATEST PRO BOUT

Star date: 19th February 2017

DR HITMAN GETS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE VICTORY

Salford's boxing dentist, Arthif 'Dr Hitman' Daniel, registered another impressive win at Victoria Warehouse last night. He beat seasoned professional Liam Griffiths to record a comfortable points victory, as Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 19, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD TO PROTEST STATE VISIT FOR TRUMP

Star date: 19th February 2017

RALLY AND PROTEST AS MIGRANTS SHOW 'ONE DAY WITHOUT US'

One Day Without Us Rally
Monday 20th February 12:30pm Piccadilly Gardens, Mcr
No State Visit For Trump! Protest
Albert Square 6pm

"I love this job because I love making a difference to people's lives on a daily basis and especially the elderly who need our care and support" migrant NHS physio

There is a massive day of action tomorrow, both against the state visit by Donald Trump and to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK, called by One Day Without Us.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 19, 2017  

 
 

BOYCOTT DOGS4US PROTESTS IN SALFORD AND MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th February 2017

FLOWERS, SPEECHES AND WREATHS FOR PUPPY FARM VICTIMS

Today, there were two protests against puppy farming, the first in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, and later outside the Dogs4Us store on Agecroft Road in Salford. Both saw a peaceful candlelit vigil with flowers, speeches, a minute's silence and a wreath laying ceremony in honour of all victims of the puppy farm trade.

Student, Scarlett Meredith, attended the protest outside the Dogs4Us store, saying "I think it's absolutely ridiculous that it's still up and running. It should definitely be shut down."

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 18, 2017  

 
 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2017 RETURNS TO SALFORD

Star date: 18th February 2017

HMLT, AMBER ARCADES, THE LOVELY EGGS, GOAT GIRL AND MORE...

Sounds from the Other City 2017
Sunday April 30th 3pm-4am
Various venues Chapel Street £25.55 (inc booking fee)

Sounds From The Other City returns to a zillion venues around Chapel Street at the end of April, complete with a zillion well interesting bands. With first part of the line-up announced, and the early bird tickets already sold out, here we give a random taste of what to expect...

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 18, 2017  

 
 

WONDER WOMEN FESTIVAL ANGELS AT HOPE MILL THEATRE

Star date: 18th February 2017

A CARE WORKER, A SPY AND A SUFFRAGETTE...

Angel of the House by Alex Keelan
Monday 27th February - Thursday 2nd March
Hope Mill Theatre, Ancoats

What have a care worker, a spy and a suffragette got in common? Angel of the House tells the story of three generations of women, all incarcerated and reflecting on their lives.

The play is written by Salford University graduate, Alex Keelan, who developed her talent for writing whilst working full-time and raising children. It's running at Hope Mill Theatre as part of the Wonder Women Festival, as Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 18, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS REPORTER EJECTED AT HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS MATCH

Star date: 17th February 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS 30 HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS 20

Salford Red Devils got the first win of the season last night, beating Huddersfield Giants 30-20, with Gareth O'Brien scoring 22 of the points. Unfortunately, the Salford Star doesn't have a 'live' match report as our reporter, Simon Williams, was ejected from the ground after blagging an interview with Reds' coach Ian Watson – in the dugout?

Full details and virtual match report here...

added Friday, February 17, 2017  

 
 

COUNCIL CALLS OFF BAILIFFS AFTER SALFORD STAR STORY

Star date: 17th February 2017 

COUNCIL TAX ENFORCEMENT CHARGES CRIPPLING CITY'S POOR

Following a Salford Star article in which a resident was charged over £1,000 by bailiffs collecting a Council Tax debt of just £365, Salford Council has now acted to wipe out the charges. But what about everyone else entangled in bailiff debt?

Yesterday Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, launched his 'anti-poverty strategy' promising to 'robustly review' the Council's debt collection practices. Salford City UNISON responded: "The emphasis needs to move away from further indebting those that cannot pay to ensuring those that can pay, pay promptly..." The Mayor never even acknowledged the union's response.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 17, 2017  

 
 

5% INCREASE IN SALFORD COUNCIL TAX AS TRADE UNIONS OPPOSE CUTS

Star date: 16th February 2017

TRADE UNIONS OPPOSE OVER 25% OF COUNCIL £15.8MILLION CUTS

As Salford Council is proposing a Council Tax hike of 4.99%, trade unions are to oppose over a quarter of the proposed cuts of £15.8million, including closure of The Grange, cuts to health improvement services, children's and youth services.

Today, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, launches his anti-poverty strategy at Media City, and Salford UNISON's, Steven North says that opposition to poverty and austerity "cannot just mean words – it has to mean action."

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 16, 2017  

 
 

UK GETS AIR POLLUTION 'FINAL WARNING' AS GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR CANDIDATES URGED TO BACK NEW CLEAN AIR ACT

Star date: 15th February 2017

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CALLS ON GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR CANDIDATES TO BACK NEW CLEAN AIR ACT

"We need urgent action to tackle this public health crisis and clean up Greater Manchester's illegal filthy air..." FOE

The European Commission has today issued a "final warning" demanding that the UK complies with EU air pollution rules. Meanwhile, Manchester Friends of the Earth has also today called on all the Greater Manchester Mayoral candidates to pledge their support for a new Clean Air Act. Leaders of five of the country's major cities have backed a bid for the Act – but not Salford.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 15, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CHURCH FIRE FUND LAUNCHED AS DEMOLITION CREW STANDS BY

Star date: 14th February 2017

ASCENSION CHURCH CROSS SAVED BUT GABLES UNSAFE

Demolition crews stood by today at The Church of the Ascension in Lower Broughton, as it was feared that the three main gable ends were unsafe after the fire which swept through the listed building on Sunday night. An investigation team still hasn't managed to get access to determine the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, a JustGiving crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help with any restoration which has already raised almost £1,000.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL BLANKS COMMUNITY BID FOR BUILE HILL MANSION

Star date: 14th February 2017

MANSION BID IGNORED BY COUNCIL FOR FIVE MONTHS!

A community bid to take over the derelict Buile Hill Mansion has been blanked by Salford City Council and its joint venture company, Urban Vision, for five months.

Three groups, led by Salford Red Devils Foundation, submitted an expression of interest after the Mansion was advertised for sale last September but, so far, they have not even had an acknowledgement of the bid... "It's very frustrating" says John Blackburn of the Foundation "The potential is there to do something for the people of Salford."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC VICTORY FOR INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR CANDIDATE

Star date: 14th February 2017

KERSAL BY-ELECTION CANDIDATE SCORES BEFORE ELECTION

Jonny Wineberg, the Independent candidate for the Kersal by-election, has scored for local residents to secure temporary parking restrictions around Salford City FC's Moor Lane stadium to alleviate match day traffic problems, with the club paying for the implementation of the scheme...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

 
 

FAMILIES FIGHT TO SAVE SALFORD’S ONLY DISABLED CHILDREN’S HOME

Star date: 13th February 2017

FIGHT TO SAVE THE GRANGE FROM SALFORD COUNCIL CLOSURE

As Salford City Council pays the megabucks Legal and General Pension Fund £660,000 in rent, it is proposing to close The Grange, the city's only disabled children's home, to save 'a potential' £300,000.

Now the families of children using The Grange have launched a campaign and petition to fight the proposed closure... "How can you put a price on vulnerable children and their wellbeing" says Rebecca Howarth, whose 15 year old severely disabled daughter stays at The Grange.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 13, 2017  

 
 

BATTLE TO SAVE SALFORD CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION AFTER HUGE FIRE

Star date: 13th February 2017

GRADE II LISTED CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN LOWER BROUGHTON GUTTED

After last night's huge fire that ripped through The Church of the Ascension in Lower Broughton, fire crews and building officers are this morning battling to save the Grade II listed building, which was built in 1869.

 Watch Manager, Andy Simister of Manchester Central Fire Station, told the Salford Star that he was hopeful what's left of the building could be saved... "With it being a listed building it is very valuable to the community and we want to cause as least damage to the building as possible while making it safe."

Full details here...

added Monday, February 13, 2017  

 
 

SEVEN WEEKS TO SAVE SALFORD CITY RADIO

Star date: 13th February 2017

STATION STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AS SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS FUNDING

Salford City Radio has until the end of March to raise £10,000, otherwise it may close as Salford City Council is proposing a total cut in its funding from April. The station, which will be ten years old in September, needs to show Ofcom that it is viable before it can get its broadcasting licence renewed.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 13, 2017  

 
 

BOYCOTT DOGS4US LAUNCH MORE PROTESTS IN SALFORD AND MANCHESTER

Star date: 12th February 2017

BOYCOTT DOGS4US CALLS ON SALFORD COUNCIL TO END SALE OF PUPPIES IN PET SHOPS

Vigil 2 for Puppy Farm Victims
Saturday 18th February
2.30pm-4pm Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
4.30pm-5.30pm Dogs4Us, Salford

Boycott Dogs4Us has called two protests for next Saturday, one in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, and, later, outside the Dogs4Us store on Agecroft Road... "The vigil is calling on Salford Council to stop the sale of puppies in pet shops, and by other third-party dealers, as they act as middle men for the puppy farmers" states the campaign.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 12, 2017  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER LAW CENTRE OPENS IN STYLE

Star date: 12th February 2017

STARS OF STAGE AND THE BAR ATTEND GM LAW CENTRE OPENING

"We will have legal aid and we will have access to justice" Erinma Bell

Maxine Peake and Michael Mansfield attended the party, Robert Lizar unveiled the plaque and Dr Erinma Bell cut the ribbon to open the Greater Manchester Law Centre yesterday...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 12, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD SAVE OUR NHS FUNDRAISER AT THE STAR INN

Star date: 12th February 2017

MUSICIANS AND POETS LINE UP FOR NHS DEMO FUNDRAISER

Save Our NHS National Demo Fundraiser
Friday 17th February 7:30pm
Star Inn, Broughton / suggested donation £5

Musicians and poets, including Irma Vep, We Signal Fire, Tom Long and Steph Pike, are lining up for a mega fundraiser at the Star Inn next Friday. It's for the #OurNHS national demo, which is on March 4th in London, and is expected to be huge.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 12, 2017  

 
 

THE BOXING DENTIST OF SALFORD PREPARES FOR NEXT PRO BOUT

Star date: 12th February 2017

DR HITMAN WILL TAKE OUT YOUR TEETH!

Salford's boxing dentist, Arthif Daniel, aka Dr Hitman, is currently preparing for his next professional bout at Victoria Warehouse on 18th February. The super welterweight has trained with Floyd Mayweather and studied dentistry at Kings's College in London.

How does Dr Hitman combine the two jobs? Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 12, 2017  

 
 

NUCLEAR WARHEADS THREAT TO SALFORD AND GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 12th February 2017

SALFORD COUNCILLORS SIGN NUCLEAR CONCERN LETTER

"The general public are ignorant of this death convoy"

Two Salford councillors are amongst more than two dozen prominent Greater Manchester politicians who have signed a letter to Theresa May expressing concern about convoys carrying nuclear bombs that travel on roads that go near or through Greater Manchester.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 12, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FIGHTBACK NOT ENOUGH TO OVERCOME WIGAN WARRIORS

Star date: 11th February 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS 16 WIGAN WARRIORS 26

Salford Red Devils kicked off the Super League season looking down and out at the interval against Wigan Warriors but rallied in the second half to create some optimism for the new campaign, as Simon Williams reports. With photos by Gareth Lyons.

Match report and reactions here...

added Saturday, February 11, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FANS TREAT AS SHINNY LAUNCHES SINGLE AT WIGAN WARRIORS MATCH

Star date: 11th February 2017

VALENTINE'S SINGLE LAUNCH AT AJ BELL STADIUM

Shinny, once on the books of Salford Reds, will be performing his new Valentine's single, Took You For Granted, at the AJ Bell Stadium today before the Red Devils clash with Wigan Warriors.

The pre-match performance will be the first live version of the top smooching track, after Shinny's 'People's Label' got lift-off in style with a flight over Salford on Thursday, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 11, 2017  

 
 

CONTROVERSIAL SALFORD CHARITY TO BRING IN INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR

Star date: 10th February 2017

'NO EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION' AT INSPIRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Controversial Salford charity, Inspiring Communities Together (ICT), which employed bouncers on the door of its AGM, faced protests over gagging of members claims, and had a local councillor labelling some staff 'control freaks', is to bring in an independent mediator to try and smooth things out.

A statement by new ICT Chair, Mike Duddy, issued today, acknowledges 'a difficult period of development', appreciates that 'we will not always get things right', argues that there's 'no evidence' of corruption and explains that members should 'try to work together to find positive solutions'...

Full details here...

added Friday, February 10, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD AND ECCLES MP APPOINTED SHADOW BUSINESS SECRETARY

Star date: 10th February 2017

REBECCA LONG-BAILEY PROMOTED AGAIN BY JEREMY CORBYN

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, who only became the area's MP less than two years ago, has been promoted by Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, to become shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This latest job will see the Salford MP as the Party's chief spokesperson on fracking amongst other things.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 10, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD’S FORGOTTEN ESTATE COMES BACK TO LIFE WITH NEW COMMUNITY INSPIRED CAFE

Star date: 9th February 2017

WHIT LANE GETS NEW CAFE FOR COMMUNITY

"Let's see if we can get this community going again..."

Whit Lane in East Salford has been branded by local kids for years as Salford's 'Forgotten Estate'; the epitome of a £53million regeneration gone horribly wrong. Even the local youth club shut down last year.

Now, Wesley Piper is about to open The Lounge Cafe, a community inspired space which will be an eaterie during the day, and then, after 3pm will transform into a milkshake bar for local young people. There's also plans to provide cheap hot meals for the elderly and loads of other ideas... "Let's see if we can get this community going again" says Wesley. 

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 9, 2017  

 
 

ORDSALL AND CLARENDON LEISURE CENTRES MAY CLOSE AS SALFORD COUNCIL CASHES IN ON LAND

Star date: 8th February 2017

ORDSALL LEISURE CENTRE MAY BE BULLDOZED AND CLARENDON RELOCATED IN HOUSING DEAL

Ordsall Leisure Centre has been detailed for closure, with Salford City Council estimating its land value between £375,000 and £1.5million; while Clarendon Leisure Centre is also to be bulldozed for housing, to be 'relocated' opposite Salford Precinct.

Salford residents might well be asking whether these decisions are being based on community need or developers' needs. Meanwhile, Swinton and Pendlebury Leisure Centre is to be moved to a new building "as part of a remodelled Civic Campus", while Broughton is saved and other centres refurbished.
 
Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 8, 2017  

 
 

PENDLETON RENTS TO GO UP 2% AS EXTORTIONATE PFI COSTS CRITICISED

Star date: 7th February 2017

SALFORD COUNCIL TO APPROVE 2% RISE IN PENDLETON TOGETHER RENTS

Yesterday, a report by the European Services Strategy Unit criticised 'fundamental flaws' in Private Finance Initiative, or PFI, projects including their 'affordability' and impact on 'public debt'.

Amongst the projects listed by the Unit was the Pendleton Together PFI, in which its £78.7million original capital cost will end up costing over £430million by the time it's finished. In April, rents within the Pendleton are set to rise by 2%, as Salford City Council states, "to meet the costs of the PFI scheme". 

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 7, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SECRECY OVER PRESTIGE DEVELOPMENTS

Star date: 6th February 2017

100 GREENGATE AND TWO NEW BAILEY 'COUNCIL SUPPORT' SECRECY

The secrecy at Salford City Council continues over the use of public money to shore up private developments. On 13th February, the Council is due to approve "support to the development of 100 Greengate and 2 New Bailey Square" but no residents are allowed to know what the 'support' entails.

Meanwhile, almost £700,000 of rent has been paid by the Council to the wadded Legal and General, while it's shutting its own buildings down to save money. Why?

Full details here...

added Monday, February 6, 2017  

 
 

SIX CANDIDATES TO STAND IN SALFORD BY ELECTION

Star date: 5th February 2017

INDEPENDENT AND LIB DEMS JOIN FIGHT FOR KERSAL WARD

With nominations now closed, six candidates have put themselves forward for the Kersal local ward by-election which takes place on Thursday 2nd March.

As well as Labour, UKIP, Greens and Conservatives, the LibDems are standing for the first time in a while, and the Kersal Moor Residents Association is standing an Independent candidate as a protest against Salford City Council's perceived dissing of the community during the recent planning process for the stadium redevelopment of Salford City FC. The seat is currently held by the Labour Party with a 277 majority.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 5, 2017  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER LAW CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPENS WITH A PARTY

Star date: 5th February 2017

MAXINE PEAKE AND MICHAEL MANSFIELD GUESTS AT NEW LAW CENTRE OPENING

The Greater Manchester Law Centre has its official opening next Saturday, 11th February, by patrons Robert Lizar and Dr Erinma Bell, followed by a party at the West Indian Sports and Social Club in Moss Side with guests Maxine Peake and Michael Mansfield.

The Law Centre aims to provide access to free and independent legal advice and representation for the people of Greater Manchester, including Salford, as well as being a campaign for justice and a properly funded legal aid.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 5, 2017  

 
 

THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST DONALD TRUMP AGAIN IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 4th February 2017

"We're here today to say that we're not going to let ourselves be divided, we're going to stand together and fight back..." Alex, Manchester Trades Council

For the second time in a week, thousands of people came out on the streets of Manchester to stand together against Donald Trump and the appeasement of Theresa May.

After a big rally in Albert Square, over three thousand people marched through the city centre chanting anti-Trump slogans, with Salford well represented.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 4, 2017  

 
 

NEW SINGLES NIGHT IN SALFORD AT ISIS

Star date: 4th February 2017

OVER THIRTIES SINGLES NIGHT OPENS FOR SALFORD

Peppermint Lounge at Ice Bar, ISIS
Every Wednesday 8pm £4
Bolton Road

"Everyone's here wanting to meet people or trying to make a relationship"

Peppermint Lounge, a new over 30s singles night for Salford, opened this week at Ice Bar, part of the ISIS Restaurant on Bolton Road. It's going to be running every Wednesday night and, as far as we know, it's the only regular singles night in the city...

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 4, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CAMP VALENTINES FUNDRAISER

Star date: 4th February 2017

JAM BUTTY CAMP PRESTATYN FUNDRAISER

Valentines Special
Saturday 11th February from 7pm
Ffrith Bowling Centre, Prestatyn £10

Salford Children's Holiday Camp, aka the Jam Butty Camp, was saved from closure by residents a few years ago but still needs help to stay open. On 11th February it's holding a Valentines event in Prestatyn with some top acts and an amazing auction, and every penny will go directly to the camp. Well worth a night in Wales!

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 4, 2017  

 
 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BACKS ANTI-TRUMP RALLY IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 3rd February 2017 

Manchester Amnesty International is supporting the anti-Donald Trump Rally in Manchester tomorrow, Saturday 4th February, which has been called by a host of campaign groups and begins at 2pm in Albert Square, Manchester.

Amnesty states that the Trump presidency is "a grave threat to human rights for individuals all over the world".

Full details here...

added Friday, February 3, 2017  

 
 

ICT SALFORD CHARITY EMPLOYS THREE BOUNCERS TO STOP ONE WHISTLEBLOWER AT AGM

Star date: 3rd February 2017

INSPIRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TRIES TO STOP GAG PROTESTER FROM SPEAKING

Salford charity Inspiring Communities Together, which receives £90,000 of public money annually, employed three bouncers for the door of its AGM on Wednesday night to try to stop Lower Kersal and Charlestown community activist Graham Cooper from entering its Annual General Meeting.

Graham Cooper and local councillors have made a string of allegations about the charity which they aimed to repeat at the meeting, while Graham protested outside the organisation's offices last week arguing he'd been gagged.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 3, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD DEVELOPER TO AVOID £445,000 OF PLANNING FEES AT CLIFTON

Star date: 1st February 2017

YET ANOTHER DEVELOPER SET TO AVOID FEES AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

In common with almost every developer in Salford these days, Hampstead Investments Ltd is set to avoid planning fees due to 'viability' issues at tomorrow's Salford City Council planning panel.

The scheme for up to 92 unaffordable properties at Clifton Business Park will avoid almost £445,000 in fees plus the required 10% affordable houses which Council policy states should be provided.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 1, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS MOST AFFORDABLE RUBGY SUPER LEAGUE TEAM

Star date: 1st February 2017

SUPPORTING SALFORD IS THE CHEAPEST IN THE LEAGUE

Salford Red Devils are top of the RFL Super League affordability table, with their cheapest standard adult season ticket costing £199, over £100 less than Huddersfield Giants who charge £305.

Meanwhile, Swinton Lions are the third most expensive team in the Championship to watch, with their cheapest adult season ticket costing £202, as Simon Williams reports...

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 1, 2017  

 
 

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