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SALFORD RED DEVILS GO THIRD IN LEAGUE AFTER WIDNES WIN

Star date: 30th April 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS 30 WIDNES 10

Salford Red Devils go up to third in the league, with a man of the match display from Ben Murdoch-Masila, as Simon Williams reports, with photos by Gareth Lyons.

Full report here...

added Sunday, April 30, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD UKIP GM MAYOR CANDIDATE ACCUSED OF KINKY SEX HYPOCRISY

Star date: 30th April 2017

UKIP'S MAYOR CANDIDATE ALLEGED 'RAMPANT RABBI' SEX ROLE-PLAY SCANDAL

Shneur Odze, Salford's UKIP Greater Manchester Mayor candidate, is today accused of indulging in a 'sex role-play scandal with woman he met on bondage site' by The Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper alleges that the married, ultra-orthodox Jewish politician played out "a disturbing 'sexual fantasy' with the young woman", "begged her to join him in a threesome with another woman he had met online" and "Sent sexually explicit texts on the Sabbath"...

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 30, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY RADIO GIFT FROM A1(M) RECORDS AS MUSIC FROM THE NORTH EP RELEASED

Star date: 29th April 2017

SALFORD CITY RADIO BENEFITS FROM CD DONATION

This week, A1(M) Records released Music from the North, a live EP of nine tracks from four acts who performed at a recent Band on the Wall showcase – poet JB Barrington, plus bands The Nouvelles, The Backhanders and The Moods.

The EP is a limited edition, with only three hundred copies pressed. But A1(M) has donated a third of them to help struggling Salford City Radio. And they are available for just £5, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 29, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD MAY DAY MARCH AND RALLY

Star date: 29th April 2017

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY THEME FOR SALFORD MAY DAY

Salford May Day March and Rally
Monday 1st May 1pm-3pm
March from Sacred Trinity Church to Rally at Bexley Square

This year, for Salford May Day there's a march from Sacred Trinity Church on Chapel Street to Bexley Square, where speakers at a rally will include Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey and the Bishop of Manchester.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 29, 2017  

 
 

13 BANDS LINE UP FOR HUGE SALFORD G-FESTIVAL BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY

Star date: 29th April 2017

MIKE SWEENEY, TOTAL STONE ROSES, SMALL WELLER AND MORE AT CHILDREN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL

G-Festival
Sunday 30th April noon-11pm
Ellesmere Sports Club, Walkden £10/£5 under 10s free

Tomorrow, Sunday 30th April, sees the massive G-Festival back in Salford with a huge line up of thirteen bands including The Total Stone Roses, Small Weller, Mike Sweeney, Linda Jennings and more. The proceeds go to the great Georgia's Children of the World charity which helps kids in Salford and around the globe.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 29, 2017  

 
 

£110,000 FOR GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR PLUS £130,000 FOR MAYORAL TEAM

Star date: 28th April 2017

GM MAYOR TO GET £110,000 BUT NO CANDIDATES WILL SAY WHO'S BANKROLLING THEIR CAMPAIGNS

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GMCA, is to rubber stamp an allowance of £110,000 allowance for the Greater Manchester Mayor today, after setting aside an estimated budget of £242,000 for the Mayor and his/her team back in January.

Meanwhile the Salford Star asked the main candidates who was bankrolling their campaigns and with how much. None wanted to say, although as an MP, Andy Burnham has had to declare over £30,000 in backing.

Full details here...

added Friday, April 28, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD UKIP GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE STANDS DOWN OVER ‘ODIOUS’ INTEGRATION AGENDA

Star date: 27th April 2017

CANDIDATE CITES 'IGONORANT', 'UNACCEPTABLE', 'VILE'... 'RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY' AND 'MUSLIM BASHING' OF UKIP

"I do not wish to have my good name sullied by association with this odious agenda..." Seamus Martin

Seamus Martin, who was expected to be announced as the prospective UKIP candidate for Salford and Eccles, has withdrawn from standing, 'appalled' at the party's 'so-called Integration Agenda', which he describes as 'Muslim-bashing'.

Speaking exclusively to the Salford Star, Seamus says it's an "odious agenda"...an "alienation agenda aimed at deliberately demonising one specific community..."

He adds that UKIP's call for a moratorium on Muslim state schools is "ignorant and unacceptable", and that "This vile agenda was sneaked through without the knowledge or consent of UKIP party members..."

Full interview here...

added Thursday, April 27, 2017  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS APPLIES FOR PLANNING IN PROPOSED SALFORD GREEN BELT

Star date: 27th April 2017

PEEL APPLIES FOR PERMISSION TO BUILD IN BROADOAK SOUTH PROPOSED GREEN BELT

Peel Holdings has applied for planning permission to build 165 'aspirational family homes' at Broadoak South in Worsley, which both Salford City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority are proposing to designate as Green Belt in their new 'frameworks'.

Meanwhile, in October, following a High Court ruling, there's going to be a re-run of the Public Inquiry into the refusal for Peel to build in the wider Broadoak area.

Full details here...

added Thursday, April 27, 2017  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ENVIRONMENT HUSTINGS ON GREEN BELT, FRACKING AND FLOODING

Star date: 26th April 2017

'WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT?'

Greater Manchester Mayor Hustings
Friday 28th April 6:15pm-8.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Manchester

Four candidates standing for Greater Manchester Mayor - Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, LibDem; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Patterson, Green - are to attend hustings this Friday in Manchester, where they will be debating everything environment, including the Green Belt, flooding, fracking and pollution.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, April 26, 2017  

 
 

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MANCHESTER LOOSE SPACE HOMELESS EVICTION ATTEMPT ON FILM

Star date: 26th April 2017

NINE MINUTE FILM GIVES STORIES BEHIND LOOSE SPACE

"There's a lot of thought, a lot of time and a lot of passion gets put into these spaces ...we're trying to make democracy fair..."

Yesterday, passers-by gawped at a rooftop protest and an attempted eviction of Loose Space homeless campaigners on the roof of the old Cornerhouse art building on Oxford Road in Manchester.

Now a nine minute video has been released with footage of the eviction attempt together with people giving the reasons behind the occupation and why Loose Space and similar squats are everyone's issue.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, April 26, 2017  

 
 

TORY GOVERNMENT MOVE FROM DLA TO PIP LEAVING SALFORD DISABLED STRUGGLING TO MEET BASIC LIVING COSTS

Star date: 25th April 2017

CHARITY WARNS OF HARDSHIP FOR DLA CLAIMANTS FAILING PIP ASSESSMENTS

Poverty charity Turn2us is warning about how the move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is leaving many people with a disability struggling to pay for basic living costs.

The impact of the Tory Government policy has been that many people who had been receiving DLA have not passed the PIP assessment, with consequent loss of benefits... "Not receiving PIP after previously receiving DLA can have sudden and devastating consequences at a time when people are least resilient" says Alison Taylor, Director of Turn2us.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, April 25, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD LEADS THE WAY TO GET HOMELESS PEOPLE A VOTE

Star date: 25th April 2017

UNIQUE SALFORD REGISTRATION SCHEME WILL GIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE A VOTE

With the General Election looming, Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre has created a unique way to help hundreds of homeless people exercise their democratic right and become registered to vote.

After discussions with both Parliament and Salford City Council, anyone who is homeless will be able to use the Resource Centre's address to register to vote, and it is hoped that similar initiatives will spread throughout the country giving hundreds of thousands of people a vote, which could even swing the election.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, April 25, 2017  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR CANDIDATES SUPPORT FIGHT TO SAVE SALFORD DISABLED CHILDREN’S HOME

Star date: 24th April 2017

SAVE THE GRANGE CAMPAIGN GETS SUPPORT FROM MAYOR HOPEFULS

Greater Manchester Mayor candidates who spoke to Save The Grange campaigners at a hustings event organised by the National Autistic Society have lent their support to the fight to keep open Salford's only residential home for disabled children.

Salford's Labour Council wants to shut The Grange but Lynda Barton, who spoke with the Labour Party Mayor hopeful Andy Burnham, told the Salford Star; "Andy said that to move children out of the borough is unacceptable...". Meanwhile, Salford City UNISON also continues to campaign to keep The Grange open.

Full details here...

added Monday, April 24, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS IN WEIGHTIST NOT RACIST STORM AS TEAM PROGRESS IN CHALLENGE CUP

Star date: 23rd April 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS 29 TORONTO WOLFPACK 22

Salford Red Devils progressed in the Challenge Cup with a hard fought 29-22 victory over League 1 side Toronto Wolfpack. But the game was overshadowed by Justin Carney being sent off for alleged racism.

After the game, Salford coach Ian Watson didn't want to comment on the incident but Salford Star reporter, Simon Williams, was told by Carney that he was misheard...His remark could be construed as weightist but not racist...

Full details and match report here...

added Sunday, April 23, 2017  

 
 

HUGE MANCHESTER MAY DAY FESTIVAL HAS ‘SAVE THE NHS’ THEME

Star date: 23rd April 2017

MARCH AND FESTIVAL FOR MANCHESTER MAY DAY

Saturday 29th April
11am May Day March from All Saints Park
12noon-4pm May Day Festival
Mechanics Institute and Sackville Gardens

This Saturday, 29th April, Manchester is promising its biggest ever May Day Festival, which begins with a march from All Saints Park to Sackville Gardens, and then continues all afternoon with a festival featuring workshops, stalls, theatre, music, film and speakers at the Mechanics Institute.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 23, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY RALLY

Star date: 23rd April 2017

OVER 51,000 DEATHS, HALF A MILLION INJURIES AND MILLIONS MADE ILL BY WORK EACH YEAR

International Workers' Memorial Day Rally
Friday 28th April 12noon-1pm
Lincoln Square, Manchester

On Friday 28th April, millions of workers across the world will remember those killed at and by work as part of International Workers' Memorial Day. In Manchester there's a rally in Lincoln Square, where speakers will include various trade union reps, Andy Burnham and Tracey Seward of Families Against Corporate Killers, which is organising the event alongside GM Hazards and the North West Trade Unions.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 23, 2017  

 
 

LAUNCH FOR UNIQUE HISTORICAL WEBSITE OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD WOMEN’S TUC

Star date: 23rd April 2017

IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY...

Manchester and Salford Women's Trades Union Council 1895-1919
Saturday 29th April 2:15pm
Mechanics Institute, Manchester

A unique, nationally significant, web archive on the birth of women and trade unions is to be launched next Saturday with an event hosted by the Mary Quaile Club. The website features minutes and info on the Manchester and Salford Women's Trades Union Council (1895-1919), which was formed specifically to organise low paid women workers into trade unions. So relevant to the now...

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 23, 2017  

 
 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY HITS SALFORD

Star date: 22nd April 2017

SALFORD VENUES COME ALIVE WITH THE SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY

Sounds From The Other City
Sunday April 30th 3pm-4am
Various Venues

Hitting loads of venues along Chapel Street and beyond next weekend is Sounds From The Other City, a celebration of new music and performance with a wild variety of top bands and tunes. Here, Ian Leslie previews the fest and meets Horsebeach.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 22, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD MINERS PLAQUE UNVEILED FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Star date: 22nd April 2017

MADGE KELLY AND HARRY DAVIES HONOURED AT AGECROFT

Madge Kelly and Harry Davies, Salford community activists and co-founders of the Irwell Valley Mining Project, were honoured this afternoon as a plaque was unveiled in their memory at the miners monument on Agecroft Road.

It was part of the annual Salford International Workers Memorial Day ceremony to remember those who perished in the pits.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 22, 2017  

 
 

ED SHEERAN ON FILM IS THE LAST WISH OF SALFORD TERMINAL CANCER WOMAN

Star date: 22nd April 2017

CAN SOMEONE BRING A VIRTUAL ED SHEERAN TO SALFORD?

Stacey Mottram's auntie, Louise, age 43, has terminal cancer and little time left. Stacey bought her tickets to see Ed Sheeran, who is playing the Manchester Arena tonight and tomorrow but Louise is just too ill to go...

...So all Stacey wants is to get hold of a film of the concert so her auntie can see Ed in all his glory as one of her last wishes. Can this be so difficult to sort?

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 22, 2017  

 
 

GREENPEACE TARGETS COCA-COLA OVER PLASTIC OCEAN POLLUTION

Star date: 22nd April 2017

CALL COKE CAMPAIGN AIMS FOR CHANGE

'When enough of us get together, we're an unstoppable force for good...'

Today is Earth Day, which this year sits right in the middle of a campaign by Greenpeace to pressure Coca-Cola to stop polluting the planet with its plastic bottles.

After 80,000 emails were sent to Coke's CEO, the environment group now wants people to phone the company direct to get the message across... "Coca-Cola has a unique responsibility to drastically reduce its plastic footprint and stop its products from choking our oceans" states Greenpeace.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 22, 2017  

 
 

SWINTON SET TO BE TRANSFORMED IN SECRET MASTERPLAN

Star date: 21st April 2017

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL PAYS URBAN VISION £200,000 FOR SWINTON TRANSFORMATION MASTERPLAN

Swinton is set to be 'transformed', with Salford Council ordering a 'masterplan' of proposals, although the details are being kept completely secret at this stage from the public.

The cash-strapped Council agreed this week to hand over £200,000 to its joint venture company, Urban Vision, for four months work, to come up with the masterplan, which will include a new leisure centre on the re-tarted Civic Centre 'campus', at a cost of £11.9million.

Full details here...

added Friday, April 21, 2017  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR SURVEY FINDS ALMOST 70% OF SALFORD PEOPLE CAN’T NAME A SINGLE CANDIDATE

Star date: 20th April 2017

86% OF PEOPLE KNOW THERE'S A GM MAYOR ELECTION BUT FEW CAN NAME ANY CANDIDATES

Today the Salford Star took to Salford Precinct to gauge people's knowledge of the Greater Manchester Mayor Election on May 4th – and found that, while the vast majority knew about the ballot and intended to vote, 69% couldn't name a single candidate, while the other 31% could only name one candidate, Andy Burnham.

Full details here...

added Thursday, April 20, 2017  

 
 

JUDGE DAMNS SALFORD COUNCIL IN “SERIOUSLY FLAWED” DISABILITY HOUSING REVIEW

Star date: 19th April 2017

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL'S "SERIALLY FLAWED" DISABILITY HOUSING REVIEW "DID NOT COME CLOSE...IN APPLYING EQUALITY DUTY" STATES JUDGE

Today at Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Salford City Council was absolutely damned in the findings of Judge Main, who ruled that its review of accommodation for a physically and mentally disabled man was "seriously flawed", "serially failed" and "does not come close to satisfying the requisite legal test in applying the 'equality duty'".

Costs were awarded against cash-strapped Salford Council, which are believed to be greater than the cost of actually moving the man to a suitable property in the first place.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, April 19, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD UNIVERSITY ‘EXPERTS’ DON’T GIVE LABOUR PARTY A SNIFF IN GENERAL ELECTION

Star date: 18th April 2017

AS 'SELFISH'...'RUTHLESS'...THERESA MAY CALLS ELECTION, SALFORD UNI PROFESSORS PREDICT LOW TURNOUT, LABOUR LOSSES, LIB DEM GAINS

As Greater Manchester voters are still coming to terms with the GM Mayor Election on May 4th, today Theresa May has called a General Election on June 8th.

Four 'politics and business experts' at the University of Salford have given their reactions, which include a prediction that the Labour Party will get "fewer than 200 seats", that "only the Lib Dem vote could upset the apple cart", and that turnout could possibly fall "below the 59.4 per cent of 2001"...and a slating of "ruthless", "opportunistic" "selfish" Tories

See full reactions here...

added Tuesday, April 18, 2017  

 
 

CATALANS DRAGONS 38 SALFORD RED DEVILS 6

Star date: 17th April 2017

SALFORD'S WINNING RUN ENDS IN FRANCE

Salford Red Devils were hoping to make it a table topping six wins on the trot but fell short in France, as Catalans Dragons took the points after having a longer break between games than Salford. The only positive was a brilliant try by Justin Carney, as Simon Williams reports.

Match report here...

added Monday, April 17, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD MINERS PLAQUE UNVEILING FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Star date: 17th April 2017

AGECROFT TO HONOUR MADGE KELLY AND HARRY DAVIES

Next Saturday 22nd April, as part of the Salford International Workers Memorial Day, a special plaque will be unveiled at the Agecroft miners' monument in memory of Madge Kelly and Harry Davies, both founder members of the Irwell Valley Miners Project.

Full details here...

added Monday, April 17, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CHILDREN GOING HUNGRY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Star date: 17th April 2017

INCREASE IN HOLIDAY HUNGER STATES NUT SURVEY

Over half of primary school workers who filled in a survey for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) said that pupils were going hungry during school holidays, with 80% of those reporting that the numbers were increasing. More than a third also stated that pupils were returning to school with signs of malnourishment.

"These are heart-breaking findings which lay bare the terrible impact of poverty on the lives and educational experiences of many children" says Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT, responding to the findings.

Full details here...

added Monday, April 17, 2017  

 
 

VEGAN EDUCATION DAY COMES TO GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 16th April 2017

HARD HITTING VEGAN CAMPAIGN HITS THE STREETS

22nd April is Vegan Education Day and to promote it, Go Vegan World, the world's largest and long running vegan campaign, is hitting the area with billboard and bus adverts, digital screen messages, virtual reality exhibitions and talks... "Animal rights is also a human rights issue" says campaign director Sandra Higgins.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 16, 2017  

 
 

GANDEY’S BRINGS WORLD CIRCUS DAY TO SALFORD

Star date: 16th April 2017

GANDEY'S CIRCUS TREATS SALFORD FAMILIES ON WORLD CIRCUS DAY

One Salford family was the special guests of Gandey's Circus yesterday as part of World Circus Day, treated to a pre-show brunch, a backstage tour and VIP ringside seats for the big top spectacular which is currently thrilling audiences in Buile Hill Park.

This morning, the cast also joined in a litter pick with Friends of Buile Hill Park. The Circus has two shows today and two tomorrow before it moves onto Knutsford.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 16, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD ACTOR IN INTERRACIAL EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIR DRAMA

Star date: 16th April 2017

CAN LOVE AND SEX REALLY BE SEPARATED?

Stolen Moments
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April
Z-Arts, Manchester

Broughton actor, Vincent Stable, stars in a new community production, Stolen Moments, at Z-Arts in Hulme this week. The drama focuses on an interracial extra marital affair, or 'quick fumble', between a young woman and a middle-aged dad. But there's loads more behind the production and the theatre company that's performing it, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here…

added Sunday, April 16, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS 12 LEIGH CENTURIONS 6

Star date: 15th April 2017

SALFORD MAKE IT FIVE WINS IN A ROW...

Salford Red Devils won their fifth consecutive game to sit in second place in the League ladder after ten games. A tight and, at times dour, Good Friday derby win over Leigh Centurions saw Salford triumph 12-6, with fullback Gareth O'Brien going over to score the match winning try.

Match report and photos by Gareth Lyons here...

added Saturday, April 15, 2017  

 
 

GREEN SHIELD STAMPS AND RATIONS FOR SALFORD’S ELDERLY

Star date: 15th April 2017

MEMORIES MATTER IN SALFORD

Elderly people are viewing photos, diaries, news clippings and items like Green Shield stamps in reminiscence sessions run as part of the Salford Museum and Art Gallery's Memories Matter project.

Roy and Rose Healey, from Worsley, who recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, have certainly enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane together.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 15, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD FAMILIES AND NURSERIES URGED TO TAKE PART IN PEPPA PIG’S MUDDY PUDDLE WALK FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN

Star date: 14th April 2017

ASHLEY JENSEN AND PEPPA PIG JOIN FORCES FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN

"I'm encouraging everyone to get outside...and help raise much needed funds for Save the Children" Ashley Jensen

Salford nurseries, early years groups, families and children are being urged by actress Ashley Jensen to take part in Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddle Walk to raise funds for Save the Children – and have fun by jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig, between May 8th and 14th.

Full details here of special fundraising ideas and kits...

added Friday, April 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD WOMAN UP FOR GOOD EGG AWARD

Star date: 14th April 2017

WORSLEY WOMAN NEEDS SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY FOR GOOD EGG TITLE

Worsley resident, Stacey Cunliffe, who has had a few bad years, is looking for support from the community to win a national 'Good Egg' award of £500 and a family meal. Stacey is one of five national finalists in a competition run by a pub restaurant chain.

Full details here...

added Friday, April 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD PRECINCT GOLDEN EASTER EGG HUNT AND FOODBANK DONATION CENTRE

Star date: 14th April 2017

EASTER BUNNY GOLDEN EGG HUNT AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Over Easter, each day there's going to be a Golden Easter Egg Hunt at Salford Shopping Centre with £20 vouchers for those who find the Easter Bunny's Golden Egg. Meanwhile, the Precinct is also going to be collecting donations of Easter Eggs, canned food and other essentials for the Salford Foodbank.

Full details here...

added Friday, April 14, 2017  

 
 

FRACKING IMPLICATIONS FOR SALFORD AS LANCS GROUP LOSES LEGAL CHALLENGE

Star date: 13th April 2017

LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN PLANNING PROCESS TRASHED

Yesterday's decision in the Manchester Civil Justice Centre against a community challenge to Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, that will allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire has huge implications for other areas, including Salford, states Preston New Road Action Group, which is currently fighting Cuadrilla's attempts to frack in Fylde.

The Group adds that the Court decision and Government attitude make a mockery of allowing local people more say, the so-called foundation of Greater Manchester devolution...

Full details here...

added Thursday, April 13, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD DISABLED PERSON LIVING HELL IN SALIX HOMES FLAT

Star date: 12th April 2017 

CANON GREEN COURT MOULD AND DAMP HELL OF DISABLED PERSON

"It's horrendous...you just want to give up sometimes it's that bad" Sharon

Sharon Hooley is a permanent wheelchair user, who also has sleep apnea, asthma and now, depression, as she's left living in a Salix Homes Canon Green Court flat covered in black mould and condensation.

Lots of flats in the block have the same problems but, despite Salix having £2.9million set aside for refurbishment, the company states it's not enough and is leaving residents stewing in atrocious conditions.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, April 12, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD SNAPSHOT OF BENEFIT HORRORS SEES ONLY ONE PERSON PAYING FULL HOUSING RENT

Star date: 11th April 2017

SALFORD UNIVERSAL CREDIT AND BENEFIT CAP TIMEBOMB

A Salford City Council report on Pendleton gives a snapshot of the benefit horrors being rained on the poorest sections of the community by the Tory Government's so-called 'welfare reforms'.

Of 34 Pendleton people in social housing and now on Universal Credit or subject to the benefit cap, only one is managing to make full rent payments. Meanwhile, overall current tenant arrears in Pendleton stand at £267,714, the main reasons being low income, Bedroom Tax and debt...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, April 11, 2017  

 
 

NEW SIGHTSEEING BUS WILL TAKE IN SALFORD ‘TOURIST HOTSPOTS’

Star date: 10th April 2017

HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOURIST BUS COMES TO SALFORD

This Friday will see the launch of a new hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus which will take in the 'tourist hotspots' of Salford as well as Manchester, complete with running commentary by Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan.

There are 15 stops on the initial route which begins at Manchester Town Hall and includes Salford Cathedral, Salford University, The Lowry and The Quays. But will the tourists know they are in Salford?

Full details here...

added Monday, April 10, 2017  

 
 

MATT AND MARIA CARROLL AT SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Star date: 9th April 2017

SALFORD ARTISTS STORM GALLERY

Ups and Downs - Matt and Maria Carroll
Until 4th June
Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Matt Carroll, more known his brilliant Happy Mondays album covers, has collaborated with sister, Maria, on an absolutely eye-popping exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. It's on until 4th June. Don't miss!

Full review here...

added Sunday, April 9, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD TRAVEL HISTORY BOOK RECOUNTS WORLD THAT CENTRED ON ECCLES, BARTON AND PATRICROFT

Star date: 9th April 2017

FROM CANALS TO RAILWAYS AND AIRPORTS – SALFORD WAS THERE FIRST

When it comes to canals, planes and railways, Salford was usually at the world forefront. And at the forefront of Salford were three townships – Eccles, Barton and Patricroft – that can boast so many firsts.

Now Mark Child has brought all the pioneering transport developments together in one fascinating book, A Brief History of Travel in Eccles, Barton and Patricroft since 1628, which has everything in there, with photos, maps and manuscripts.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 9, 2017  

 
 

GOOD DEEDS OF SALFORD PROJECT SEEKS ACE PEOPLE

Star date: 9th April 2017

SALFORD PEOPLE DOING STUFF THAT BENEFITS OTHERS...

The Lower Kersal Young People Group is currently co-ordinating a project to gather stories of people of all ages who do anything to benefit others in Salford. The sort of thing ranges from walking an old person's dog, to organising charity events or doing anything selfless in the city. The stories will be published later in the year.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 9, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD STAR WINS WOW! AWARD

Star date: 9th April 2017

SALFORD STAR WINS CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Salford Star has won a WOW! Award... "The WOW! Awards are a way of recognising customer service excellence and are based purely on genuine customer nominations" states the citation from the Awards. Wow! Awards have also been won by employees of NHS trusts, police forces and universities...

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 9, 2017  

 
 

OPEN DAY FOR SALFORD QUAYS WATERSPORTS CENTRE

Star date: 9th April 2017

SAILING, POWER BOATING, KAYAKING, WAKEBOARDING AND MORE...

Next Sunday, 16th April, sees an Open Day at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre with free entry and watersports taster sessions at £4. Gareth Lyons implores the community to try the joys of sailing, power boating, canoeing, kayaking, kayak polo, wakeboarding.

Full details here...

added Sunday, April 9, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD STREET SUPPORT SERVES EASTER DINNER FOR HOMELESS

Star date: 8th April 2017

OVER 100 EASTER EGGS DONATED BY SALFORD PEOPLE

Salford and Manchester Street Support delivered a special Easter Dinner for the city's homeless at the Beacon Centre today, with all food and over one hundred Easter Eggs donated, while eight volunteers were on hand to help out... "Salford people are the best people" said Angela Barratt of Street Support.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 8, 2017  

 
 

ENTRIES OPEN FOR SALFORD LOCAL HISTORY FORUM FRANK MULLINEUX AWARD 2017

Star date: 8th April 2017

ENTRIES OPEN FOR FRANK MULLINEUX AWARD FOR LOCAL HISTORY

The 2017 Frank Mullineux Award, which honours those making a significant contribution to local history, is now open for entries, via the Salford Local History Forum. Anyone can enter and the Award is given for publications, research or 'anything at all which promotes the study of local history'.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 8, 2017  

 
 

MADLAB DIGITAL WORKSHOPS BACK IN SALFORD MAY AND JUNE

Star date: 8th April 2017

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR SALFORD

MadLab is back in Salford running digital workshops for the community during May and June, with courses on Setting Up Your First Website, Programming and Making the Most of WordPress, amongst other subjects. Courses cost £10 or £5 for concessions.

Full details here...

added Saturday, April 8, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS HUMBLE HULL TO GO SECOND IN LEAGUE

Star date: 8th April 2017

HULL 18 SALFORD RED DEVILS 54

It's twenty years since Salford last won four games on the trot, and last night much fancied Hull were the latest Super League favourites put to the sword in what is turning out to be a dream season. After the Hull hammering, Salford are now second in the League.

Simon Williams climbs down off Cloud 9 for the report, with photos by Steve McCormick.

Match report and more photos here...

added Saturday, April 8, 2017  

 
 

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