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Star date: April 30th 2011 

Salford City 0 Chorley 2

SALFORD MISS OUT ON TOP TEN FINISH ON GOAL DIFFERENCE

Salford City missed the top ten spot that would have guaranteed a highest ever finish only on goal difference. But after this first defeat in eleven games the team can hold their heads high.

Full match report, photos and Player of the Season Award here…

added Saturday, April 30, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD MAY DAY RALLY BEXLEY SQUARE

Star date: 28th April 2011 

MAY DAY SEES 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF BEXLEY SQUARE

MAY DAY RALLY
Monday 2nd May 2pm
Bexley Square, Salford  

This year's May Day is also the 80th Anniversary of the famous battle of Bexley Square when the police brutally broke up a protest against government cuts outside the old Salford Town Hall.

With the ConDem government cuts repeating themselves it seems apt that this year's rally, called by Salford Against The Cuts, is happening in Bexley Square and everyone is urged to turn out and support it. Bernard Brough reports on the rally and the history.

Updated 3rd May 2011 with photos by Albert Spiby

Full story here…

added Thursday, April 28, 2011  

 
 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY

Star date: 28th April 2011

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY HITS SALFORD 

Sounds From The Other City
Sunday May 1st 3pm-late £18
A zillion venues around Chapel Street
Sights From The Other City
Sat 30th April – Sun May 1st free

Salford's new music spectacular, Sounds From The Other City, hits the pubs, clubs, churches and other strange venues around Chapel Street this Sunday. See almost fifty bands and DJs, all in walking distance and going off non-stop from afternoon until early morning. Plus on the Saturday and Sunday there's a Sights From The Other City free arts event.

Full details here…

added Thursday, April 28, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD MACMILLAN FUNDRAISER DAY

Star date: 28th April 2011

RACECOURSE FUN FOR MACMILLAN

MacMillan Fundraiser Day
Sunday May 1st 1pm-late, entry by voluntary donation
Racecourse Hotel, Littleton Rd, Salford 

A fab full-on fun day is taking place this Sunday at the Racecourse Hotel in Lower Kersal to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support with loads of kids entertainment in the day time, including a Punch and Judy show. After 7pm the sounds kick in with a Northern Soul and Motown Music Spectacular. And all day there's a raffle where you could win a rare Salford Star t-shirt, amongst other top prizes.

Full story here…

added Wednesday, April 27, 2011  

 
 

FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING

Star date: 26th April 2011 

Part 5: LOCK YOURSELF AWAY WITH MATES AND LISTEN TO SALFORD RAPPERS

CLASS ACTIONS: THE ROYALS (ROYAL WEDDING RAP)
Free download and YouTube

`Ha ha ha ha I couldn't come to your wedding
Instead I'll throw you a shotgun wedding
Give you a 12 gauge, engage it with your face'

This is enough to make even Johnny Rotten's hair stand on end, as Salford rappers Class Actions go for the royal family's jugular, slagging each and every one of them off in turn, complete with swastikas, Kate Middleton anal sex and the `gold digga Camilla'… It's, er, also got a really good dance beat going off in the background.

Warning: Explicit Lyrics ahoy! If you are easily offended by swearing or an anti royal stance do not click here. However, if the Monarchy offends you, go right ahead and click away…

added Tuesday, April 26, 2011  

 
 

FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING

Star date: 26th April 2011

Part 4: GO AND SEE SALFORD CITY FC

Salford City v Chorley
Friday 29th April 3pm kick off £7 (+one kid free with adult)
Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford 7

What better way to avoid the Will and Kate show than to go and watch Salford City's last game of the season at home to high flying Chorley. It's cheap, the bar's open all day and there's even the coronation of the Player of the Season after the match. Top atmosphere guaranteed!

Full details here…

added Tuesday, April 26, 2011  

 
 

FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING

Star date: 26th April 2011 

Part 3: GO TO A FUNERAL

`If the Government thinks that one day of street parties and a Royal Wedding will make us forget what they are doing to us, they are very much mistaken.'

FUNERAL PROCESSION AND WAKE FOR PUBLIC SERVICES
Friday 29th April 12:30pm free
Manchester Town Hall – Hulme

A funeral procession will taking place on Royal Wedding Day mourning the death of Welfare, Children's Services, the NHS, Education, the Arts and Immigration. It begins at Manchester Town Hall with some speeches, followed by a sombre parade to Hulme.

Manchester and Salford people are all invited to take part but are asked to respectfully wear black to fondly remember the UK's public services.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, April 26, 2011  

 
 

FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING

Star date: 26th April 2011 

Part 2: GO TO THE `OFF WITH THEIR HEADS' PARTY

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
Friday 29th April 3pm-3am
Islington Mill, Salford  £3

Yes a full twelve hours of fab events that includes an alternative community street party that questions the value of the royals. Plus there's live editing of the official event, a Republicans versus Royalists tug of war and an attempt to break a world record with the longest wedding train that's made from knitted plastic bags.

Later on there's DJs, wedding bands and a full on party at the Mill.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, April 26, 2011  

 
 

FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING

Star date: 26th April 2011 

Part 1: GO FOR A CAKE WALK

A Walk Around Manchester's Radical, Riotous and Rebellious History.
Friday 29th April 10:45am
Meet outside Co-op Bank, Corporation St, Manchester

Get yourself in the mood for the day by popping over the border into Manchester where aggro expert Michael Herbert, of Salford's Working Class Movement Library, will be leading a walk around the historic trouble spots of town, starring Fred Engels, Karl Marx, Peterloo and the Scottish Army…

Full details here…

added Tuesday, April 26, 2011  

 
 

WARRINGTON TOWN SALFORD CITY

Star date: 25th April 2011

Warrington Town 1 Salford City 2

SALFORD NOW UNDEFEATED IN TEN!

Salford City extended their unbeaten run to ten games with vistory over Warrington Town, to kind of avenge Salford City Reds 60-0 defeat by Warrington Wolves the other day.

As the Ammies move up into tenth place in the Evo-Stik Division One North, fans are wondering what might have been had there not been that horrid winter break.

Match report and photos here…

added Monday, April 25, 2011  

 
 

WARRINGTON TOWN SALFORD CITY

Star date: 25th April 2011

Warrington Town 1 Salford City 2

SALFORD NOW UNDEFEATED IN TEN!

Salford City extended their unbeaten run to ten games with vistory over Warrington Town, to kind of avenge Salford City Reds 60-0 defeat by Warrington Wolves the other day.

As the Ammies move up into tenth place in the Evo-Stik Division One North, fans are wondering what might have been had there not been that horrid winter break.

Match report and photos here…

added Monday, April 25, 2011  

 
 

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SALFORD LOVES WOOD STREET MISSION

Star date: 25th April 2011 

WOOD STREET MISSION 142 YEARS OF HELP

`We'll give you books, we'll give you clothes
 We'll give you hope to help you grow…'

A new four minute rap doc movie about the Wood Street Mission aims to draw attention to the brilliant work of the charity that's been helping out kids since 1869 with no government or public funding.

The film has been put together by the cream of Salford's community media.

Full details here…

added Monday, April 25, 2011  

 
 

NSPCC HELPLINE AND SALFORD LIVERPOOL BIKE RIDE

Star date: 24th April 2011 

NSPCC HELPLINE PRESENTATIONS AND FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE TO LIVERPOOL

As calls to the NSPCC Helpline reporting suspected child abuse and neglect have reached record levels, the NSPCC in Salford is offering free presentations about its Helpline work to local companies, community groups and organisations that are keen to learn more about how they can help safeguard and protect children and young people.

Meanwhile, on Sunday 29th May there's a bike ride from Salford to Liverpool to raise money for ChildLine and the Helpline.

More details here…

added Sunday, April 24, 2011  

 
 

PETER HOOK THE SALFORD STUDIO AND HAC RECORDS LAUNCH

Star date: 24th April 2011

HACIENDA RECORDS DIGITAL LAUNCH AND LIVE DATE

FAC 51 The Hacienda launches its revamped digital label Hacienda Records this week ready for the debut EP from Peter Hook's The Light on May 9th.

The Light's line up includes ace ex Happy Mondays singer Rowetta guesting and the EP, 1102/2011, features the previously unfinished Joy Division track, Pictures In My Mind, newly recorded at Salford's Blueprint Studio.

Full story here…

added Sunday, April 24, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD CITY PRESCOT CABLES

Star date: 24th April 2011 

Salford City 0 Prescot Cables 0

SALFORD GO NINE UNBEATEN

Salford City extended their unbeaten run to nine games, playing out a drab end of season scoreless draw. But, with two games left there's still a top ten finish at stake, starting at Warrington Town on Monday – when nothing less than a 60-0 victory will do to avenge Warrington's stuffing of Salford Reds rugby the other day.

Match report and double top photos by Andrew Goudie and Gareth Lyons here…

 

added Sunday, April 24, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD STAR SAVE PATHFINDER INQUIRY CALL

Star date: 20th April 2011

SALFORD STAR'S PUBLIC INQUIRY CALL INTO PATHFINDER IS JOINED BY SAVE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE

National organisation, Save Britain's Heritage, is now calling for a public inquiry into Pathfinder – the £2.2billion housing market renewal programme that trashed terraced streets all over the country.

The intro to SAVE's devastating new inquest into Pathfinder states it "Screwed up big style…Few government programmes have ended quite so literally in misery and ruins…"

Full story here…

added Wednesday, April 20, 2011  

 
 

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS SALFORD LIFE LINK

Star date: 19th April 2011 

A Salford Star Exclusive

LIFE IN SALFORD MAG TO GO MONTHLY
MEN GROUP TRIED TO LINK WITH LIFE

With conflicts of interest all over the place, and in a meeting behind closed doors, the Manchester Evening News Group made a formal bid to print Salford Council's Life In Salford magazine and distribute it through the Salford Advertiser.

Meanwhile, Life In Salford, currently appearing monthly, is set to become a quarterly magazine again from May onwards.

Full story here…

added Tuesday, April 19, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD STARS AWARD WIN FOR MADGE

Star date: 18th April 2011 

QUEEN OF SPIKE ISLAND

Madge Kelly of the Riverside Island Tenants Association has won the Salford Stars Inclusion Award for her tireless work with the community of Spike Island in Lower Broughton.

Full details here…

added Monday, April 18, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD UNI UNION SLAMS MEDIACITYUK

Star date: 18th April 2011 

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD TRADE UNION SLAMS JOB CUTS FOR MEDIACITYUK

"The MediaCityUK project was supposed to reinvigorate the area and provide thousands of jobs… so far we have seen 150 staff at Salford University go in an effort to raise funds to invest in the venture and now another 218 are set to follow them out of the door." UCU regional official, Martyn Moss

Following the Salford Star exclusive story on new job cuts at the University of Salford, staff union UCU has totally laid into the University's new campus at MediaCityUK labelling it a "giant white elephant"…

Full story here…

added Monday, April 18, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD STONES TURNED BAD

Star date: 18th April 2011 

NO TURN UNSTONED
Salford Arms 21st April
Star Inn 23rd April free

Songs, music, poetry, comedy, tall tales and an open mic make up Salford's infamous No Turn Unstoned nights.

Two more of the free nights have just been announced for this week.

More details here…

added Monday, April 18, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY FUNDING SLASHED

Star date: 18th April 2011 

CUTS THREATEN UNIQUE LIBRARY

Salford's Working Class Movement Library, the only one of its kind in the country, is facing over £18,000 worth of cuts by Salford City Council over the next three years.

The Library, backed by a host of celebs including Maxine Peake and Christopher Eccleston, has launched an appeal that everyone can sign up to. Library user Joyce Daly reports from the front line…

Full story here…

added Monday, April 18, 2011  

 
 

STORM OVER SALFORD

Star date: 18th April 2011 

ENGLAND'S OLDEST FILM SOCIETY

Manchester and Salford Film Society Exhibition
Working Class Movement Library until May 30th free

A controversial film, banned by Salford councillors in 1930 because they thought it would cause a riot, is to take centre place in an new exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library celebrating the country's oldest film society.

Full details here…

added Sunday, April 17, 2011  

 
 

LANCASTER CITY SALFORD CITY

Star date: 16th April 2011 

Lancaster City 0 Salford City 0

SUPER SALFORD MAKE IT EIGHT IN A ROW UNBEATEN

With a patched up team Salford City battled to a scoreless draw that could easily have been a victory against Lancaster City. It makes Salford unbeaten in the last eight games.

Now, with planning permission granted for a new clubhouse, and a new youth team about to be set up, Salford City look set to fly for the future…

Full story here…

added Saturday, April 16, 2011  

 
 

A SALFORD ODDITY

Star date: 16th April 2011 

A SHORT SALFORD X FACTOR OF ONE

Tom Short works at Hope Hospital but he's got greater ambitions to be a comedy writer, and wants to do a regular column for the Salford Star. Shall we give him a regular spot? We think he has potential but we want Salford people to be the judges.

So put your grinning teeth in, have a read, and give it up for Mr T-o-o-o-m Short… Just click here

added Saturday, April 16, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD TREES IN SPRING

Star date: 12th April 2011 

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 220

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it's beautiful and all the trees are, er, gone? Yep, all the homeless dicky birds are crying and loads of people have been complaining to the Salford Star about the mass slaughter of trees along Pendleton Way, across the road from Salford Precinct.

220 trees have met their doom to make way for the new Tesco site, which will leave the site with a shortfall of 415 trees.

Full story and more horror pics here…

added Tuesday, April 12, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD IN TOP TWENTY DEPRIVATION LEAGUE

Star date: 12th April 2011 

SALFORD'S SHOCKING POVERTY
LANGWORTHY 3rd WORST IN THE COUNTRY FOR CHILD POVERTY

New Government deprivation figures show Salford as a total poverty hotspot, despite all the regeneration money that's been poured into the city over the last decade.

Langworthy is shown as the 3rd worst area in the country for child poverty, and the 7th worst area in the country for employment – out of over 32,000 districts. Other hotspots of deprivation include Blackfriars, Pendleton and Broughton.

Salford remains in the top twenty of most deprived areas in the country, joint 14th with Burnley.

Full horror story here…

added Tuesday, April 12, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD MPS LATEST EXPENSES

Star date: 11th April 2011

SALFORD MP EXPENSES FUN –
KEELEY CLAIMS OVER £1000 ON INK… STRINGER CLAIMS 88P FOR PETROL… BLEARS CLAIMS £681 FOR A SIGN WITH HER NAME ON IT…

Our MPs claims for the end of last year have just been released and they make fun reading…

Click here for full details…

added Monday, April 11, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD CITY HARROGATE RAILWAY

Star date: 10th April 2011 

Salford City 1 Harrogate Railway 1

NO FUN IN THE SUN FOR SALFORD 

While the sun shone at Moor Lane there was no party for Salford City just a stalemate as the Ammies couldn't get the better of the Thomas Tankers from Harrogate.

Still, we have some great action photos from Star photographer Gareth Lyons.

Click here to see more…

added Sunday, April 10, 2011  

 
 

ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED JOB CUTS AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Star date: 8th April 2011

A Salford Star Exclusive 

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD CUTS ANOTHER 218 JOBS – UNIONS THREATEN STRIKES

The University of Salford which is about to spend over £50million on its new MediaCityUK campus, is set to axe another 218 jobs to save £7million, having already made 150 redundancies over the past few years.

The University staff union UCU has responded that any attempt to impose compulsory job cuts will be met with ballots for industrial action.

Full story here…

added Friday, April 8, 2011  

 
 

MOSSLEY SALFORD CITY

Star date: 5th April 2011 

Mossley 1 Salford City 3

SUPER SALFORD STUFF MOSSLEY

Up in the hills tonight, slick Salford City extended their unbeaten run to five games by putting three goals past Mossley to keep up the chance of a highest ever league finish.

Match report and photos here…

added Tuesday, April 5, 2011  

 
 

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD MEDIA CITY RENT REVELATION

Star date: 4th April 2011

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD UNIVERSITY MASSIVE MEDIA CITY EXPENSE

It's taken well over a year and five breeches of the Freedom of Information Act by the University of Salford. But finally the Salford Star can reveal the massive rent being paid by the University to Peel Holdings for four floors of its new campus at MediaCityUK.

Click here to find out…

added Monday, April 4, 2011  

 
 

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ANDREW LANSLEY RAP MC NXTGEN

Star date: 4th April 2011 

TOP NHS RAP SLATES CONDEMS

He's not from Salford but MC NxtGen speaks to Salford and everywhere else in his Andrew Lansley Rap track, railing against the ConDem Government's proposals for the NHS…

"Andrew Lansley greedy
Andrew Lansley tosser
The NHS is not for sale
 You grey haired mancy codger…"

More details click here…

added Monday, April 4, 2011  

 
 

LIAM SPENCER EXHIBITION SALFORD

Star date: 3rd April 2011

SALFORD IMPRESSIONS
Painting From Life: Twenty Years and Counting
Salford Museum and Art Gallery until July 3rd

Liam Spencer, rising star of the art world, has his Salford paintings on display at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery alongside others from around the world.
Gareth Lyons went to Spencer's exhibition opening and was well impressed with the man and his art…

Full review here…

added Sunday, April 3, 2011  

 
 

CAMMELL LAIRD SALFORD CITY

Star date: 3rd April 2011

Cammell Laird 3 Salford City 3

THE SPIRIT IS FIRING AT SALFORD CITY

After being two goals down within twenty minutes, Salford pulled this game round and could have won with the last kick of the game. While a draw was probably the right result, the never say die spirit is still firing at Salford City…

Match report and photos here…

added Sunday, April 3, 2011  

 
 

SALFORD GRAFFITI PALACE TO BE DESTROYED

Star date: 1st April 2011 

SALFORD COUNCIL SPENDS OVER £1MILLION TO DESTROY ORDSALL GRAFFITI PALACE – WHILE KEEPING ITS OWN COUNCIL GRAFFITI!

Salford Council is to spend over £1million on riverbank improvements in Ordsall, which includes the destruction of Salford's hidden Graffiti Palace displaying work by artists from all over Greater Manchester.

But on the same stretch of wall that Salford Council reckons has "the growing problem of graffiti", it has its very own graffiti with the names of Salford councillors, regeneration agencies and depictions of Manchester buildings. That is to stay…

Is this an April Fool's joke? Apparently not!

Full story here…

added Friday, April 1, 2011  

 
 

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