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Salford Star's Exclusive Salford Reds Stadium Story Hits The National Press

Our exclusive story on the future of Salford Reds Stadium in Barton has now hit the national press, after the Reds put an official statement up on their website confirming our information.

So remember when you turn to the back pages that you read it here first!!!

see the original story here

see the Reds statement here

added Wednesday, April 29, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - SALFORD COUNCIL ABSENTEES

OUT TO LUNCH!

Following news this week that Salford Council has the highest average overall sickness rate amongst Greater Manchester Councils, council tax payers will be pleased to know that this morning the Council will really be addressing this problem – or maybe not…

added Wednesday, April 29, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - SALFORD COUNCIL ABSENTEES

OUT TO LUNCH!

Following news this week that Salford Council has the highest average overall sickness rate amongst Greater Manchester Councils, council tax payers will be pleased to know that this morning the Council will really be addressing this problem – or maybe not…

added Wednesday, April 29, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS TREBLE CHANCE

BRING ON THE CLOWNS

This Saturday, Salford goes to Edinburgh as the Reds play Harlequins at Murrayfield.  Here, Reds fan, Gaz Shaw, sums up the mood at The Willows...

added Tuesday, April 28, 2009  

 
 

CENTRAL SALFORD LOSES £167MILLION

WIPEOUT!

Today Salford City Council’s Cabinet will discuss the future of Central Salford, amidst a £167million wipeout of private sector housing schemes around the Media City site in Central Salford. 

added Tuesday, April 28, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS STADIUM SETBACK

COLLEGE DROP OUT?

The chances of Salford Reds rugby club being in the new £35million, 20,000 seater stadium by the start of the 2010 season now look virtually impossible, as the club admits that at the very earliest it's going to be the `back end' of 2010 – if they're lucky…

added Monday, April 27, 2009  

 
 

MEDIA CITY UNDER FIRE IN SALFORD

Media City Accused of Showing Its Backside To Salford

As Media City begins to take shape in Salford, residents are pointing out that, while all the big fancy towers face Manchester and the Quays, all the car parks and site entrances are backing onto Salford’s community…

added Monday, April 27, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL LEADER HITS OUT AT SALFORD STAR

YOU WON'T BE CENSORED SO WE WON'T FUND THE SALFORD STAR!

Salford Council Leader, John Merry, today told Regeneration and Renewal magazine the reason why the Council blocked Salford Star's application for devolved funding from the city's Community Committees…

added Monday, April 27, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD CITY STAYING UP

THE GREATEST ESCAPE

Garforth Town 2 Salford City 5

Incredible…unbelievable…fantastic…fabulous Salford City have brought to life the impossible dream. Sir Alex Ferguson…Mark Hughes…doff your caps today to Salford City for the surely the greatest escape in footy history. Salford City…15 points adrift just a few months ago…without a home win 'til March…have done it.  SALFORD'S STAYING UP!!!

added Sunday, April 26, 2009  

 
 

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SALFORD CITY ON FIRE

Salford's Staying Up!

 

They made a film about Salford City!

added Sunday, April 26, 2009  

 
 

WE THINK THEY TRIED TO SWING THE BALLOT

From Swinton to Eccles, to Little Hulton to Irlam, council house tenants have been voting on the transfer of their homes to City West Housing Trust.  But was it a fair vote ? 

Here, council tenant Neil Hill gives his view on Salford City Council's conduct in the run up to the privatisation poll…
 

added Saturday, April 25, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD STAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO NEIL HILL

YOU BASTARDS!

"By the time you receive this I will be dead, having committed suicide.  I hope you feel very proud of yourselves…I will haunt you for the rest of your miserable stinking rotten life…"

The system finally got to Neil Hill, lifelong community fighter, and Salford Star contributor and distributor. 

"No dust settles on me matey!!!"

added Saturday, April 25, 2009  

 
 

BUILE HILL MANSION

THE LAST BATTLE

The final fight over the future of Buile Hill Mansion could be settled over the next few weeks as the Lottery considers Salford Council's bid for the future of the park...

 

added Thursday, April 23, 2009  

 
 

HOW SALFORD DOES ITS COMMUNITY BUSINESS

BUILE HILL JEWEL SELL OUT

When Salford City Reds owner, John Wilkinson, put in for planning permission to turn the previously public owned Buile Hill Park Mansion into a 4-star luxury hotel, local residents Tony and Ann Bannister, along with many others, turned up to object.  Here they recount their shocking experiences…

added Thursday, April 23, 2009  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS AND SALFORD COUNCIL CONTEST RACECOURSE

They're Under Starters Orders…

And they're off…The battle for Salford's green belt has begun, as the public inquiry into Peel Holdings' proposed £100m racecourse development gets underway. Would you trust Peel Holdings' eco credentials?  Would you trust Salford Council's eco credentials?
 
Click here for the latest on the inquiry
And then read our expose first published in Salford Star in spring 2007

added Thursday, April 23, 2009  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS AND THE PLIGHT OF THE SALFORD BUTTERFLY

BOG OFF !

THE PLIGHT OF THE SALFORD BUTTERFLY

A sad story of greed, profit, big business, environmental disaster, useless authorities and the exodus of threatened birds and butterflies…

`Salford’s mosslands are about to be commercialised, awesome style...with Peel Holdings’ plans for a racecourse, Forest Park, the Port Salford rail and freight terminal, Salford City Reds stadium, more roads and more railways.  Even Salford Council is getting the jitters….'

 

added Thursday, April 23, 2009  

 
 

UFO SPOTTED OVER SALFORD PRECINCT

On Tuesday night a UFO was seen blazing over Salford Precinct at around 10pm.  Eye witness, Rachel, has described it as "a bright orange light, like a fire ball moving at a steady space. It was really weird".

It wasn't the sun by any chance? There's been similar spottings in Irlam a few nights before and all over Geater Manchester recently. There was even an `encounter' in Eccles last year.

Rachel has logged the alien visitors on the UK UFO Sightings website and asked for any other witnesses.  If anyone else saw the `bright orange light' please register it at

http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/2009/04/salford-precinct-21st-april-2009/

added Thursday, April 23, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - MORE STRANGE BALLS AT SALFORD CITY REDS

Remember last year when Redcity Developments Ltd, the company building Salford Reds new £35 stadium in Barton, went financially up and under?  Like, a couple of days after the rugby club had been granted the Super League franchise licence?  Well there's more strange stuff afoot at the Willows…

added Wednesday, April 22, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - MORE STRANGE BALLS AT SALFORD CITY REDS

Remember last year when Redcity Developments Ltd, the company building Salford Reds new £35 stadium in Barton, went financially up and under?  Like, a couple of days after the rugby club had been granted the Super League franchise licence?  Well there’s more strange stuff afoot at the Willows…

added Wednesday, April 22, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - SALFORD THINKS EFFICIENCY

Nearly One And A Half Million Quid In Bonuses!

And now Salford employs a Think Efficiency Manager…

added Wednesday, April 22, 2009  

 
 

MARY BURNS - SALFORD THINKS EFFICIENCY

Nearly One And A Half Million Quid In Bonuses!

And now Salford employs a Think Efficiency Manager…

added Wednesday, April 22, 2009  

 
 

Salford City Still Roaring

It's All Down To The Last Game!

Star Date: 21st April 10pm

Salford City lost 4-1 away to top of the table Skelmersdale United tonight but live to fight one more massive end of season day this Saturday, as closest rivals, Rossendale United got stuffed 4-1 at home to Newcastle Blue Star. There's now one point in it down at the bottom and the simple fact is that Salford City have to win at Garforth on Saturday, whilst Rossendale must draw or get stuffed again at home to Mossley. 

The excitement mounts and Salford Star will be there at Garforth (wherever the hell that is) on Saturday to bring you news of the final thrilling act of The Great Escape... 

Turn on, tune in and, hopefully, Rossendale United will drop out of the Unibond Division One North!

added Tuesday, April 21, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD STAR APPEARS IN INDEPENDENT

GIZ SOME FUNDING

A full page article in The Independent newspaper yesterday urged Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, to help out the Salford Star.

The feature, written by Ian Herbert, called the Star "a journalistic tour de force – a publication which has cut through the uncritical gloss which is so often put on the regeneration industry that has made a fortune out of deprived, post-industrial cities like Salford".

It concluded…"The Star seems like a classic example of those publications which, as the Culture Secretary Andy Burnham suggested two weeks ago, would benefit from becoming part of a different business model funded by media trusts or mutuals…"

So, Andy, we're waiting to hear from you.  We wrote to our own MP and Communities Minister, Hazel Blears almost six months ago and got no response, so we're not holding our breath…

Read the full article here…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/stop-press-the-tale-of-a-fallen-star-1671288.html

See our letter to Hazel here…
http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=46

 

added Tuesday, April 21, 2009  

 
 

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SALFORD 2009 - ONE SHOCKING CITY

JAM TOMORROW – BUT NEVER TODAY…

A tragic picture of Salford is about to emerge when a new `Community Strategy' is launched in May. Salford Star got a sneak glimpse of the draft document.  And the facts about the city are well shocking…

• Almost a third of our kids live in poverty
• Life expectancy for our men is over 3 years less than the average English bloke.
• Life expectancy for our ladies is almost 3 years less than the average English woman
• 40% of our community don't have the equivalent of 5 GCSEs
• In the most deprived neighbourhoods of our city the unemployment rate is 50%

Despite millions and millions of pounds of public money being poured into the city to help sort out these problems (and loads more) over the last decade, Salford remains in the top 5% most deprived areas in the country. And all this before the recession.

Meanwhile, Salford's authorities admit for the first time that projects like The Lowry and Media City have excluded Salford's community…

So what are they going to do about it? Er, they don't know…but come back in 2024 and they'll have it sorted!

"The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today."
                         Alice Through The Looking Glass

Click here to read the full story…

added Monday, April 20, 2009  

 
 

THE GREAT ESCAPE contd…

Star date 18th April 2009 5:30pm

THE SALFORD CITY LION ROARS…

Salford City FC 2 Harrogate RA 0

One point! Just one point stands between Salford City and safety as The Great Escape…The Impossible Dream…LIVES ON!!!

added Saturday, April 18, 2009  

 
 

REAL SALFORD HERITAGE

THE GREAT DOMES OF SALFORD

People might associate our city with sprawling tower blocks but East Salford has more than a touch of Turkey and the exotic East. The great domes of Salford have been highlighted in some brilliant new work by artist Constance Fearn currently on show at Swinton Library…

added Saturday, April 18, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD STAR MEETS THE POGUES

RUM, SODOMY AND THE DIRTY OLD TOWN

Salford Star features in a strange new book about The Pogues' second album, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, which interweaves a fictional account of the band being shipwrecked on a voyage to Africa in 1816 with true life stories behind each of the tracks.

added Friday, April 17, 2009  

 
 

THE GREAT ESCAPE – THE DENOUEMENT

Last home game of the season this Saturday 18th April against Harrogate RA but…

CAN THE SALFORD CITY LION ROAR THREE MORE TIMES?

There's a few more squeaks left in the bums of Salford City FC as the season draws to its nerve shredding, scarf sucking, programme twisting, eye wrenching, psyche screaming, angst splintering conclusion…

added Thursday, April 16, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Part 3

Open Weekend at the Working Class Movement Library

At Salford’s incredible Working Class Movement Library there’s a treasure trove of books, pamphlets, badges and banners relating to the constant struggle of the working class to better itself against all the odds.

Now, thanks to a Heritage Lottery grant the Library is opening up its top collection to more people than ever before, starting with a free open weekend on 18th and 19th April 1pm-5pm, with formal tours of the Library at 2pm and 4pm both days…

added Thursday, April 16, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS Part 2

SPRINGTIME FOR KERSAL AND CHARLESTOWN

Get healthy for spring by joining a Health Walk around Kersal Dale and the local area, starting Tues 21st April 11am from the Willow Tree Centre on Littleton Rd. 
For further details on this and other healthy activities click here…

added Thursday, April 16, 2009  

 
 

Salford Events Highlights Part 1

SPRINGTIME FOR BROUGHTON

Broughton Rec on Camp Street has loads of new classes starting and a contemporary buzz around the place so check it out.  For full details click here.

 

added Thursday, April 16, 2009  

 
 

Happening in Salford

Salford's listings for April...everything from magic at the Kings Arms to Midsummer Night's Dreams at Salford Arts Theatre...

added Friday, April 10, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD STAR GOES SHAMELESS Part 6

BEHIND THE SCENES OF CHATSWORTH ESTATE

We take you behind the scenes and onto the Wythenshawe set of Shameless for an exclusive peak…

added Wednesday, April 8, 2009  

 
 

SALFORD STAR GOES SHAMELESS Part 5

`A mam's gotta do what a mam's gotta do'

MEET MIMI MAGUIRE

She might live in Salford Quays but Tina Malone, who plays big bad Mimi, comes originally from a council estate not too far in spirit from Shameless.  And she remembers women who were well worse than the Maguire matriarch…

added Wednesday, April 8, 2009  

 
 

STUFF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - SALFORD TRIUMPH IN THE GAME OF DEATH!

`…And now you're gonna believe us…Salford's staying up'

Star Date: 7th April 2009

SALFORD CITY 3 ROSSENDALE UNITED 1

Manchester United…Porto…Arsenal…Villareal…Who cares? They can all go kiss their wallets. The squeaky bum drama, the eat-yer-scarf tension tonight was at Moor Lane, where Salford City stomped Rossendale United in the big six pointer to bring the impossible dream one step closer…

added Wednesday, April 8, 2009  

 
 

Urban Splash: The True Cost of Gentrification

HOLY-ROLL-ME-OVER-IN-THE-CLOVER-DEAD-FISH-TOBACCO-FACTORY-SOUTH-BRISTOL-IS-RUBBISH-SHOCKER.

Sorry, we couldn't resist passing this on from Bristol's Class War Youth Death Brigade...

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

One Year Of The Salford Star Why The Salford Star Exists.

While the fight for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party was in full flow earlier this year, one of the candidates, John Cruddas, got it spot on when he said that the Government is stoking an `hourglass economy' where 20% of the workforce are in high skilled, high-tech careers, while the majority work in low paid, insecure, service sector jobs…"We've become pre-occupied with the top of this glass and forgotten those at the bottom" he said.  He could have been talking about everything that's going on in Salford.

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Picking Pendleton's Pockets But who's directing the makeover!

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Super Model On Salford Precinct

Monton's Sinead Moynihan stars in the ace drama comedy series, Drop Dead Gorgeous as a glam model travelling the world.  But who needs the world when you can shop 'til you drop on the Precinct ?

Sinead Moynihan was a normal Salford girl who got spotted by a talent scout in a local café and became a top model.  Then she was spotted by a tv exec and won the starring part in Drop Dead Gorgeous…playing a normal girl who gets spotted by a talent scout and becomes a top model… 

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Watch The Birdie Starring PC Plum and Tweety Pie.

From Salford Star Issue 5 summer 2007

As the BBC prepares to move to Salford Quays, its new mediacity:uk home is being built.  But the site, where children's faves like the Blue Peter Garden and CBeebies are going to be based, is also the nesting place for lots of birdies, including a rare and protected species.  So, on behalf of owners Peel Holdings, hawks and falcons were brought in to boot the little birdies out. 

 

When the BBC brought its fab Springwatch event to town, we went out with petitions urging folk to `Do One Thing For Nature' and save the BBC birdies …CBeebies mega star, PC Plum was only too keen to sign up…

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Never Mind The Dysfunktional Uncle... Here's the Happy Mondays.

Salford’s most iconic band is back, keeping it nifty and nasty. Here, the Mondays’ Shaun Ryder and Gaz Whelan reveal all about LH, nicking Hooky’s post and the birth of the hoody…

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Brother In Arms...

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Thrills, Pills and Little Hulton Happy Mondays: the full story.

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

It’s the Super Sizzling Democracy 2007 Special!!!

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

School For Sandals.

The God Squad will be running the new 'non-faith' Academy at Salford Quays with no control from Salford City Council… Who are they? What are they? Why are they here? Stephen Kingston checks out the missionary position.

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

When Nigel Met Hooky...

…On the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Hacienda and the 10th anniversary of its closure, Nigel Pivaro chats to fellow Salfordian legend, Peter Hook, about New Order, the hac, the new Ian Curtis film and life in Langworthy and Ordsall…

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Salford City Council Damned.

The Audit Commission is hardly a radical body. It’s an independent watchdog that aims to ensure that public money is properly spent, and chose Higher Broughton for a `Performance Review’ because it received over £13million, the highest level of Housing Market Renewal (HMR) funding in Salford between 2003 and 2006.

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

Kersal Frights.

On the site of the former Kersal High School the much awaited flagship Miller Regeneration housing development is producing only 5 homes for social rent with `affordable housing’ costing £175,000….

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

FC United.

They might have done major battle with Salford City but there’s still plenty of FC United fans in the city, especially those who put together the Rebels’ fanzine, Under The Boardwalk…

added Tuesday, April 7, 2009  

 
 

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