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WHAT DO SALFORD COUNCILLORS DO ALL DAY?

Star date: 30th April 2018

OVERWORKED OR PICKING UP EXPENSES FOR DOING NOWT?

With the local election just a few days away, Salford City Council has published councillors' responses to a survey of what they actually do. The survey, it should be noted, is not really for residents to be informed but more about saving the actual number of councillors per ward (3) which the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently reviewing.

So what do the poor loves do all day? Here's the workload, as recorded by themselves.

Full details here...

added 30 April 2018  

 
 

EUROPEAN WOMEN IN GREATER MANCHESTER TO BE CELEBRATED BY EUROPIA CHARITY

Star date: 29th April 2018

EURO WOMEN CELEBRATED WITH ANIMATION, STALLS AND SPEAKERS

Europia 5th Annual International Women's Day Celebration
Wednesday 2nd May 6pm-9:30 pm £30
Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Manchester

The Europia charity that supports European expats living in Greater Manchester is holding its International Women's Day event this Wednesday, with business stalls, a special networking session, Polish animation and guest speakers, including Jen Gillies Pemberton, founder of Antz, which has a base in Salford.

Full details here...

added 29 April 2018  

 
 

MAY DAY WEEK SEES SALFORD MARCH AND MCSTRIKE

Star date: 29th April 2018

SALFORD MAY DAY PARADE BEGINS AT BEXLEY SQUARE

This year's Salford May Day Parade is happening on bank holiday Monday, 7th May beginning from Bexley Square at noon, while Tuesday May 1st sees a strike at McDonald's for first time in Greater Manchester.

Full details here...

added 29 April 2018  

 
 

MASS 70TH BIRTHDAY WISHES SENT TO NHS BY HEALTH CAMPAIGNERS

Star date: 29th April 2018

MANCHESTER MAY DAY FEST KICKS OFF NHS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

There was a mass writing of 70th birthday cards for the NHS at the Manchester May Day Festival this afternoon. The recyclable cards will be passed on for people to write messages and upload to social media.

Organised by Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public and Stockport NHS Watch, the cards, real and virtual, are to show support for what they say is "a much loved, but recently much abused, institution...fighting for its life..."

Full details here...

added 29 April 2018  

 
 

EVERYTHING FROM MCDONALDS STRIKE TO JOHN MCDONNELL AT MANCHESTER MAY DAY FESTIVAL

Star date: 28th April 2018

TALKS, STALLS, UNIONS, FREEDOM AND MORE ON 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF TUC

Manchester May Day Festival
Sunday 29th April 11:30am-7pm free
Mechanics Institute, Manchester

Leading up to May Day, and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ever Trades Unions Congress in Manchester, the annual workers' festival will kick off with a speech by the Labour Party's John McDonnell, before a whole afternoon of stalls and talks, covering everything from workers' rights and the McDonald's strike to the gig economy and more.

Full details and programme here...

added 28 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COLLEGE PRINCIPAL IN TOP TEN HIGHEST EARNERS

Star date: 27th April 2018

£223,000 PER YEAR FOR SALFORD COLLEGE HEAD

Statistics published by the Government yesterday show that the Principal of Salford City College was amongst the top ten highest college earners in the country last year, with a stated salary of £223,00.

The actual College accounts for 2016-17 show the former Principal actually trousered £269,000 altogether...

Full details here...

added 27 April 2018  

 
 

SAVE SALFORD NURSERIES CAMPAIGN HITS PARLIAMENT

Star date: 26th April 2018

SALFORD NURSERIES CAMPAIGN GOES NATIONAL

Yesterday, Save Salford Nurseries campaigners took their message to Parliament,  meeting MPs and protesting outside the Department of Education, although the Government will not meet with the campaign until May.

Here, nursery campaigner, Lee Shannon, who joined the London lobbying, gives an account of the day...

Full details here...

added 26 April 2018  

 
 

OVER 4,000 SALFORD RESIDENTS OPPOSE HOUSES ON DUNCAN MATHESON PLAYING FIELDS

Star date: 25th April 2018

PUBLIC MEETING GEARS UP FOR OPPOSITION TO SALFORD COUNCIL

Tomorrow night, Thursday 26th April at 7pm, there's going to be a further public meeting at De La Salle Sports Club to reignite opposition to a proposed huge housing development on the Duncan Matheson Playing Fields, off Lancaster Road.

Over four thousand people have already signed a petition, as Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, seems to have done a u-turn, from originally opposing the development to supporting building on the playing fields.

Full details here...

added 25 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS DIRECTOR OPENS UP ON PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS AT THE CLUB

Star date: 24th April 2018

"WE ARE PROBABLY THE MOST POORLY SUPPORTED CLUB..."

What is the future for Salford Red Devils? A wealthy benefactor has gone, players have been sold, crowds are small and income is low. On the pitch things aren't too bad but, off the pitch, the new owners are trying to pick up the pieces, including a new Salford Red She-Devils team...

"I think the reality is that we are probably the most poorly supported club" Executive Director Andrew Rosler tells Gareth Lyons "I think you kind of get the team you deserve..."

Full details here...

added 24 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT

Star date: 23rd April 2018

TENSION, 'BULLYING' AND POLITICAL DOG FIGHTING IN LOCAL ELECTION CONTEST

While the local election campaigns around Salford are pretty mild at the moment, in the Claremont ward it's all kicking off, with the LibDem candidate, Stef Lorenz, accusing Labour Party supporters of 'bullying', and the authorities of complicity.

Stef has been blocked from putting up posters in the local Height Library for a jumble sale and art auction in aid of restoring the old Height Youth Club, been forced to stand down as chair of that campaign and has been met with a volley of political abuse on social media. What's going on?

Full details here...

added 23 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD MINERS REMEMBERED AT AGECROFT MEMORIAL

Star date: 22nd April 2018

RESPECT PAID TO IRWELL VALLEY MINERS

Yesterday, former miners, families and trade unionists gathered at the Agecroft Colliery monument to pay respects to those who lost their lives down the pits...

"Today means everything, it's the only way we can pay back what they did for you" said Jackie Rimmer, whose father died down Agecroft Colliery in 1963.

Full details here...

added 22 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC WIN PROMOTION TO VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Star date: 22nd April 2018

SALFORD CITY ONE STEP AWAY FROM FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Salford City FC became champions of the National League North yesterday, despite losing 2-1 to Boston United. Harrogate Town's defeat at Bradford Park Avenue means that no-one can now catch the Class of '92 club.

Full details here...

added 22 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY WOOD CARVING CLUB OPENS AT ECCLES CENTRE

Star date: 22nd April 2018

EXHIBITION OF SALFORD WOOD CARVINGS OPENS NEW UNEMPLOYED ARTS CLUB

An exhibition of ninety wood carvings, featuring everything from birds to animals, to wood spirits and politicians, has opened at the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre.

The exhibition will kickstart a new Salford Unemployed Arts Club based at the Centre, where anyone who is unemployed or disabled can meet and try wood carving or any other creative activity.

Full details here...

added 22 April 2018  

 
 

NEW SALFORD ‘CLEAN’ COMEDY NIGHT HUGE SUCCESS IN IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT

Star date: 22nd April 2018

CAN 'CLEAN' COMEDY WORK IN SALFORD? ABSOLUTELY!

This week saw a trial 'clean comedy' night at The Vine Cafe in Irlams O' Th' Height, with five comics wowing the sold out venue, and not a swear word or lewd reference in earshot...

"It had to be right kind of acts" explained organiser Sally Griffiths, as the mix of new performers and professionals pulled off the clean comedy night with aplomb (ooh, er, missus...).

Full details here...

added 22 April 2018  

 
 

COSMIC SHAMBLES RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE IN SALFORD

Star date: 21st April 2018

GRUNGY PSYCHEDELIA FROM COSMIC SHAMBLES

The name of the band kind of describes the sound of Cosmic Shambles, a band that released its debut single, All Over Now, via Salford City Radio. The Shambles range from grungy to psychedelia, as Ian Leslie discovers...

Full details here...

added 21 April 2018  

 
 

MAXINE PEAKE TO STAR IN BECKETT’S HAPPY DAYS AT ROYAL EXCHANGE

Star date: 21st April 2018

EXISISTENTIAL MASTERPIECE COMES TO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE

Happy Days
Friday 25th May – Saturday 23rd June
Royal Exchange, Manchester. £17

In his plays, Samuel Beckett wrestles with the idea that all human life is meaningless and purposeless, and the possibly ironic title, Happy Days, gets explored in this new production at the Royal Exchange starring Maxine Peake. It's described as an 'existential masterpiece'.

Full details here...

added 21 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCILLORS COULD BE CUT IN BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW

Star date: 20th April 2018

NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS COULD BE CULLED IN REVIEW OF WARDS

The number of Salford councillors could be cut in a sweeping review of the city by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England..."The review will re-draw ward boundaries across the city as well as deciding how many councillors should be elected to the council in total" said a spokesperson for the Commission.

Salford currently has three councillors per ward but, with new wards possibly emerging as the city grows, this might be cut to two per ward.

Full details here…

added 20 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH

Star date: 19th April 2018

AS £5.5MILLION AVOIDED BY DEVELOPERS SALFORD MAYOR SAYS IT'S A 'MYTH'!

In the latest issue of Salford Council's propaganda mag, Life in Salford, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has denounced the "myth" that "developers don't contribute money to the city. It's simply not true" he says.

Yes, they do contribute some money but they also avoid millions of pounds in payments and provision of affordable housing. Indeed, Salford Star analysis shows that developers avoided almost £5.5million in payments last year, as the Mayor only tells half the truth.

Full details here...

added 19 April 2018  

 
 

DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th April 2018

STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT WITH NO EVICTIONS STATE GROUPS

Today, in St Peter's Square Manchester, around half a dozen campaign groups took part in a Disabled People Against the Cuts national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be stopped and scrapped.

Chalk slogans covered the square, speeches were made condemning the affect of the discredited benefit and a giant letter was handed into Manchester City Council calling for 'No evictions' as a result of Universal Credit payment delays.

Full details here...

added 18 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS TAKE FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Star date: 18th April 2018

FIGHT FOR THE FIVE CAMPAIGNERS HEAD TO WESTMINSTER

A coach load of Save Our Nursery campaigners will be heading to Parliament next Wednesday 25th April for a meeting with MPs in the Palace of Westminster and to urge the Government to be flexible over its new funding formula.

It is also hoped that Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will pressure Theresa May to respond at Prime Minister's Question Time on the same day.

Full details here...

added 18 April 2018  

 
 

HUGE PAY RISES FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS

Star date: 17th April 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO GET HUGE PAY RISES

Cash-strapped Salford City Council is to give huge pay rises to senior officers after a 'job evaluation exercise' moved them well up the pay scale. It follows the resignation of the Director of Finance and Corporate Business, and spreading the majority of his salary amongst other re-titled roles.

The Salford Star believes the officers are in line to share around £54,000 between them.

Full details here...

added 17 April 2018  

 
 

HOMELESS KITCHEN AND PROTEST IN MANCHESTER WHILE SALFORD AIMS TO GIVE HOMELESS A VOTE

Star date: 16th April 2018

HOMELESS IN SALFORD CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE AS PROTEST HITS MANCHESTER

Today the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre is urging homeless people to get in touch in order to register to vote as it's the last day to do so tomorrow.

Meanwhile, yesterday a food kitchen and sound system happened in Piccadilly Gardens as a party protest against homelessness... "I have spoken to Andy Burnham and I don't think he is going to accomplish his mission to stop homelessness by 2020" said organiser Emma Mohareb.

Full details here...

added 16 April 2018  

 
 

NEW PLAY AIMING FOR SALFORD URGES WORKING CLASS PEOPLE TO ‘SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD’

Star date: 15th April 2018

WHO WILL FUND WORKING CLASS THEATRE?

A new play aiming to be staged in Salford, at the Kings Arms in June, is set to open up issues affecting the working class, "to encourage those that may have once felt lost, silenced or isolated, to speak up and be heard knowing that someone is listening".

The play, Oct.O.Pus, has a diverse cast that includes Coronation Street's Melissa Johns, but is crowdfunding for £1,000 to pay for props, costumes, set etc, as no-one funds proper working class theatre these days.

Full details here...

added 15 April 2018  

 
 

ENOCH POWELL SUBJECT OF FROW LECTURE IN SALFORD

Star date: 15th April 2018

REFLECTING ON POWELL

In The Shadow of Enoch Powell: Race, Class and Resistance
Saturday 12th May 2pm
Old Fire Station, The Crescent. Free

Fifty years on from Enoch Powell's infamous 'rivers of blood' speech, Shirin Hirsch, Research Fellow in History at the University of Wolverhampton will deliver this year's Frow Lecture, reflecting on its impact and how to tackle racism in the present day.

Full details here.... 

added 15 April 2018  

 
 

DENNIS SKINNER APPEARS FOR SALFORD RESOURCE CENTRE

Star date: 15th April 2018

ECCLES CENTRE TO BENEFIT FROM SKINNER FUNDRAISER

Dennis Skinner and Friends
Friday 20th April from 6:30pm
Moston Miners Community Arts Centre £20

Dennis Skinner, MP and 'Beast of Bolsover', appears for a live Q and A this week at a fundraiser for the Eccles based Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre. There's also a showing of his film and live acts. Interestingly, Skinner began his political career as editor of a paper questioning the local council.

Full details here...

added 15 April 2018  

 
 

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY HITS SALFORD

Star date: 14th April 2018 

130 ACTS IN BANK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Sounds From The Other City
Sunday 6th May 3pm onwards £25
Various venues in and around Chapel St
 
Back for its 14th year, Sounds From The Other City this year promises over 130 performers purveying the very best in new music, art and exciting happenings in venues all around Chapel Street. Ian Leslie mulls the stunning array of talent that will explode on May 6th as part of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Full details here...

added 14 April 2018  

 
 

LIVE SURREAL COMEDIAN RORY MULLEN AT CAUSTIC COASTAL SALFORD

Star date: 14th April 2018

'EXPECT THE SURREAL...EXPECT THE THEATRICAL...MAYBE EVEN EXPECT THE COMEDIC...'

A Field of Hand Painted Grass
Friday 27th April
Caustic Coastal £2.73

It's billed as 'a live comedy show' by Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer but expect much more; and much less. The reviews have been astounding... "He's not that funny tbh" says some punter in the Salford Arms..."I wish he'd stop saying he's an artist" adds an angered local curator. Expect the ridiculous.

Full details here...

added 14 April 2018  

 
 

THE SECRET CIRCUS RETURNS TO THE OLD PINT POT SALFORD

Star date: 14th April 2018

BURLESQUE, LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, SIDESHOWS AND MORE

The Secret Circus
Friday 20th April 7:30pm
Old Pint Pot £10/£15

Expect comedy pirates, sideshows, live music, a bit of the unknown and lots of burlesque, as The Secret Circus hits the Old Pint Pot this week with an Under The Sea theme, complete with 'whipping, mermaids, fish and fun'..."Just so long as we respect each other and come from a space of love, anything goes" says the Circus' Chanel Samson.

Full details here...

added 14 April 2018  

 
 

FAKE NEWS AT THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 14th April 2018

Fake News
Wednesday 18th April – Saturday 28th
Kings Arms

JOURNALISM GOES FERAL AT THE KINGS ARMS

Pre-Trump and set in the late Eighties, Fake News is a funny play about the lengths a journalist goes to for that sensationalist story which will celebrate his name. It's a killer, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 14 April 2018  

 
 

WEEKEND OF GREATER MANCHESTER PROTESTS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS, WAR AND GAZA

Star date: 13th April 2018

THREE INJUSTICE PROTESTS THIS WEEKEND

There's three protests this weekend, beginning tonight with a rally in Piccadilly Gardens at 5:30pm organised by the Stop The War Coalition against any military strike in Syria. It's followed tomorrow, Saturday, by a protest against 'Israel's massacres in Gaza!' which runs noon until 3pm, also in Piccadilly Gardens...

...And on Sunday, from 4pm, starting in Piccadilly Gardens, there's Manchester's March for the Homeless with DJs and sound systems.

Full details here...

added 13 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD DEVELOPER ADMITS THAT ‘KEY ASPIRATION’ OF REGENERATION WAS TO ‘SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE PROPORTION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING’

Star date: 12th April 2018

COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES SUBMITS PLANNING FOR ALMOST 300 APARTMENTS IN LOWER BROUGHTON BUT NONE AFFORDABLE

As Countryside Properties applies for planning permission for 299 'market rent' apartments in Lower Broughton, the company has again admitted that it was "the key aspiration of the Development Agreement [with Salford City Council] to significantly reduce the proportion of affordable housing".

Figures for the massive regeneration of Lower Broughton show that only 17% of houses and only 20% of flats in the scheme have been 'affordable'. It's a shocking indictment of Salford Council housing policy, as the affordable housing crisis grows.

Full details here...

added 12 April 2018  

 
 

OVER 1500 SALFORD PEOPLE SIGN PETITION AGAINST BUILDING IN BUILE HILL PARK

Star date: 11th April 2018

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING TO DISCUSS CONTROVERSIAL DEVELOPMENT

Over 1,500 people have now signed a petition urging Salford City Council not to allow houses to be built in Buile Hill Park, which, it states, would be a "travesty".

Now Weaste and Claremont Community Committee is set to discuss the issue at its next meeting on May 22nd, as the issue rages on.

Full details here...

added 11 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SCHOOLS TEN PER CENT BELOW NATIONAL GCSE AVERAGE

Star date: 10th April 2018

SALFORD EDUCATION OUTCOMES SLIDE AS TEACHING UNION SLAMS GOVERNMENT

In a report not made public, Salford councillors have been made aware of sliding outcomes of education in the city, with 53% of pupils achieving Grade C/Level 4 in GCSEs, compared to a national average of 63.3%. A new school improvement officer is due to start work to try and rectify the problem.

However, before anyone blames teachers, read the speech made today by Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, who said that "the job of teaching has become undoable..."

Full details here...

added 10 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD LOCAL ELECTION 2018 CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED

Star date: 9th April 2018

NO HUGE SURPRISES IN LOCAL ELECTION FIGHTS

The candidates have now been announced for the local election to Salford City Council which takes place on Thursday May 3rd. There are no great surprises.

The LibDems are still trying to make a comeback, standing alongside the Tories and Labour in all twenty seats. Meanwhile, the Greens are standing 18 candidates, UKIP rises from the dead with 12 candidates, TUSC have two and there are three Independents plus a Social Democrat and an English Democrat.

Full details here...

added 09 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD DOGS4US SEES PROTEST FOR LUCY’S LAW

Star date: 8th April 2018

BOYCOTT DOGS4US HOLDS PROTEST FOR LUCY'S LAW

Boycott Dogs4Us protesters held a demonstration outside the Salford branch of Dogs4Us today to support the campaign for Lucy's Law, which would ban the sale of puppies in pet shops and through third party dealers.

The Dogs4Us branch, on Agecroft Road, is half demolished as it has planning permission to change its use to a builder's yard but is still currently trading.

Full details here...

added 08 April 2018  

 
 

BEACONS SIGNS EXHIBITION AT CAUSTIC COASTAL SALFORD

Star date: 8th April 2018 

MYTICISM, MAGIC AND PSYCHO TECHNO ART ON OLDFIELD ROAD

Beacons: Signs
Until 21st April Thursdays and Saturdays 1pm-5pm
Caustic Coastal, Oldfield Road

The third instalment of the ace Beacons art shows happens at Caustic Coastal on Oldfield Road until 21st April, and features other-worldly structures, transmissions and artefacts by five top artists. Well recommended...if you open your third eye.

Full details here...

added 08 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CHORAL SOCIETY PERFORM VERDI AT ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Star date: 8th April 2018

SALFORD CHORAL PERFORM REQUIEM WITH PICCADILLY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Salford Choral Society
Saturday 14th April 7.30pm
The Royal Northern College of Music £18/£14

Salford Choral Society's seventieth season is being celebrated with a performance of Verdi's Requiem at The Royal Northern College of Music. The Society will be joined for the first time by the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra plus guests.

Full details here...

added 08 April 2018  

 
 

SPECIAL IMMERSIVE MANCHESTER CHARITY SCREENING OF 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

Star date: 7th April 2018

HACIENDA NIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE FILM

Spectacular Cinema Presents 24 Hour Party People
Thursday April 12th 7pm - 10:30pm
Night People, Manchester £15 (discounts for groups)

On Thursday night there's going to be a spectacular Hacienda style immersive screening of the ace 24 Hour Party People film 'documenting' Madchester, with Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson et al. There's an after screen party, you're encouraged to dress Manc and all proceeds are going to Child.org.

Full details here...

added 07 April 2018  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER ARTISTS EXHIBIT AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY MEDIACITYUK

Star date: 7th April 2018

TEN ARTISTS FROM TEN BOROUGHS

Technology: Past & Future
Monday 9th April – Friday 4th May free
University of Salford MediaCityUK Campus

Starting on Monday and running for a month is an exhibition of digital-led creativity, with one artist from each of Greater Manchester's ten boroughs showcasing their work, including Salford's Ben Ark.

Full details here...

added 07 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD AUTHOR DOES DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF CRIMEAN WAR VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS

Star date: 7th April 2018 

111 VICTORIA CROSSES ONE HUGE ACCOUNT OF BACK STORIES

Eccles author, James W Bancroft, has written the definitive account of all the Victoria Cross winners from the Crimean War, including two men born in Eccles and one buried in Weaste. The Victoria Crosses of The Crimean War:The Men Behind The Medals is meticulously researched and rather gruesome in places, as Tony Flynn discovers.

Full details here...

added 07 April 2018  

 
 

NEW COMEDY WORKSHOPS AT THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 7th April 2018

PLACES AVAILABLE AT STAND UP AND SKETCH WRITING CLASSES

Mirth masters ComedySportz are starting a new eight week course in stand-up, improv and sketch writing at the Kings Arms on Saturday afternoons. Ian Leslie discovers how anyone can develop their comedic voice and hone a first stand up set.

Full details here...

added 07 April 2018  

 
 

HUGE GENDER PAY GAPS IN SALFORD AT COUNCIL, HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY

Star date: 6th April 2018

SALFORD COUNCIL WORST AUTHORITY FOR GENDER PAY GAP IN GREATER MANCHESTER
 
Salford City Council has the worst gender pay gap amongst local authorities in Greater Manchester, with women's median hourly rate 19.3% lower than men's, and women's mean hourly rate 14.5% lower.

There are also huge gender pay gaps at Salford Royal Hospital, Salford University and Salford College.

Full details here...

added 06 April 2018  

 
 

OVER THREE QUARTERS OF SALFORD RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS FAIL TO COMPLY TO FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS

Star date: 5th April 2018

84 SALFORD RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS GET ACTION PLAN OR DEFICIENCY NOTICE FROM FIRE SERVICE POST GRENFELL

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has issued either Action Plans or Deficiency Notices to 84 blocks of Salford residential property, after post-Grenfell inspections to 110 blocks. Only 26 blocks were 'Broadly Compliant'.

The information is revealed in response to a Salford Star Freedom of Information request, and blocks that failed include Spectrum, Adelphi Court, City View and even Albion Towers, home of Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, who heads Andy Burnham's Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force.

Full details here...

added 05 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL REVEALS STAGGERING LEVELS OF HOMELESSNESS

Star date: 4th April 2018

ROUGH SLEEPING UP 600%...HOMELESS ACCEPTANCE UP 95%... HOUSEHOLDS PLACED IN B&B UP 201%

As the Homelessness Reduction Act kicks in this month, Salford City Council is about to publish its new 44-page Homeless Strategy which reveals shocking and staggering levels of homelessness in the city.

Included in the report is the fact that Salford has a higher level of rough sleeping than Manchester; that the main cause of loss of settled accommodation is violence (up 66%), and that most people presenting as homeless are under 35. What's the Council going to do about it all?

Full details here...

added 04 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO U-TURN ON DISABLED CHILDREN TRANSPORT CHARGES

Star date: 3rd April 2018

CHARGES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN TRANSPORT TO NURSERY DROPPED BUT CHARGES TO BE IMPOSED FOR DISABLED 16-19 YEAR OLDS

"...families with a child with complex needs are already in financial hardship..."

Salford City Council is set to drop a proposal to charge parents of disabled children for transport to nurseries – but is set to impose transport charges on disabled 16-19 year olds attending college.

The results of a consultation on the charges showed 86% of those who responded disagreeing with the nursery transport proposals, and 76% disagreeing with the college transport proposals.

Full details here...

added 03 April 2018  

 
 

THREE MONTHS OF FRACKING RESISTANCE IN FYLDE BEGINS

Star date: 2nd April 2018

WOMEN TO LEAD THREE MONTHS OF UNITED RESISTANCE

Three months of anti-fracking activity has been announced for Fylde, beginning on Tuesday 3rd April with a 100 Women March and continuing throughout the first week with events highlighting the negative connotations of fracking for women.

This is to be followed by music and art weeks, trade union weeks and more, as sustained action against fracking company Cuadrilla moves up yet another gear. Meanwhile, campaigner Tina Rothery has written a long open letter to the police, which we publish in full and urge everyone to read.

Full details here...

added 02 April 2018  

 
 

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY CENTRE CAMPAIGN TO REVIVE DISUSED SALFORD COUNCIL BUILDING

Star date: 1st April 2018

ONLINE ART AUCTION AND JUMBLE SALE KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN FOR CLAREMONT COMMUNITY CENTRE

Three years ago, Salford City Council pulled its youth workers out of the 'Height Youth Club at the back of the 'Height Library in Claremont, which has since been left abandoned.

Now the Claremont Community Centre Campaign is aiming to bring the building back into use, kickstarting the fundraising campaign with an online art auction, featuring works by Harold Riley and other artists, plus a Jumble Sale next Saturday.

Full details here...

added 01 April 2018  

 
 

SALFORD STREET SUPPORT HANDS OUT EASTER EGGS TO HOMELESS

Star date: 1st April 2018 

WITH EASTER LOVE FROM SALFORD...

Over the holidays, Salford Manchester Street Support has been giving out Easter eggs, donated by kind residents, to struggling families and the homeless... "When we hand them out people are so grateful and it brings smiles across our cities" says Angela from Street Support.

Full details here...

added 01 April 2018  

 
 

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