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SWINTON GATEWAY TO OPEN 19 MONTHS LATE AND MORE THAN £1MILLION OVER BUDGET

Star date: 30th June 2015

SALFORD COUNCIL LIABLE FOR HUGE DELAY COSTS ON SWINTON GATEWAY

The Swinton Gateway is finally set to open its doors on July 20th, 19 months late and way over budget. The `community hub' was originally set to cost £5million, paid for by the Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, but huge delays meant the budget soaring to over £6million with the tab picked up by Salford City Council.

Unfortunately, even under the Freedom of Information Act, the Council won't reveal the true costs of the Swinton Gateway...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 30, 2015  

 
 

VIMTO GARDENS PROTEST AS SALFORD COMMUNITY REBELS AGAINST REGENERATION

Star date: 29th June 2015

FIGHT TO SAVE CHAPEL STREET COMMUNITY SHOP IS THE FRONT LINE TO DEFEND COMMUNITY

"Vimto Gardens? That's for the rich...they'll get rid of the community if they get their way" Islington Estate resident

Residents from the Islington Estate protested in Chapel Street this morning to defend Mo's shop, the convenience store that has been serving the community for thirty years. Mo is being priced out of getting a new retail unit in the flashy Vimto Gardens development next door, despite over £11million of public money supporting the scheme.

Residents reckon that Mo's shop is the front line in the fight to save their community.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 29, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MUSICAL YOUTH AND GUESTS AT BROUGHTON RUGBY CLUB

Star date: 28th June 2015

KIDS FROM SALFORD MUSICAL YOUTH PLUS CLARICE HERRING, JAMES HERRING AND REVOLVER

Salford Musical Youth and Guests
Saturday 4th July from 7pm £1
Broughton Cricket and Rugby Club

Next Saturday there's a great night of music lined up at Broughton Rugby Club when the ever popular young people from the Salford Musical Youth project put on a showcase, joined by guest singers James Herring and Clarice Herring, plus the band Revolver. It's only a quid to get in too.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 28, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY THEATRE PROJECT DOES LOVE ON THE DOLE

Star date: 28th June 2015

SALFORD PEOPLE WANTED TO STAR IN LOVE ON THE DOLE STAGE PLAY

Salford Community Theatre Project is looking for anyone from the community to take part in a stage play of the Walter Greenwood classic Love On The Dole. Workshops are taking place through July at the Working Class Movement Library and everyone's invited to take part, either in acting or backstage. 

"Just come along and see what it's about" says Cat from the Project "No-one will be turned away..."

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 28, 2015  

 
 

JB BARRINGTON AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 28th June 2015

JB Barrington
Saturday 25th July 7:30pm
Salford Arts Theatre £10

Little Hulton poet, JB Barrington, returns to the Salford Arts Theatre for the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, following a tour and growing critical acclaim, with a show called POETRY? What's that all about?. It will feature verse and mirth with subjects ranging from Salford dockers, to Saturday night turns and, of course, JB's mam...

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 28, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD SLEEPS OUT WITH COFFEE4CRAIG TO HIGHLIGHT HOMELESSNESS

Star date: 28th June 2015

HOMELESS SLEEP OUT RAISES CRISIS AWARENESS

Last night, over thirty people slept rough outside the AJ Bell Stadium to raise awareness of homelessness and give Coffe4Craig's supporters and volunteers a safe taste of what it's like having no place to sleep...

"There just isn't a routine, there's nothing, so I wanted to slightly allow people to experience that without the risk" said Coffee4Craig's Fie, who also announced a Lotto partnership with the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 28, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD STAR POEM CREATES BROOKLYN FOUNDATION TUNE

Star date: 27th June 2015

SIMON WILLIAMS HOMELESS POEM INSPIRES BROOKLYN FOUNDATION

A poem written for the Salford Star by Salford author and radio presenter, Simon Williams, has been turned into a download single by electronic band The Brooklyn Foundation. The song, Homeless, is now on Spotify, Reverbnation and Soundcloud, while getting radio plays.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 27, 2015  

 
 

NOWT PART OF FESTIVAL HITS EAGLE INN SALFORD

Star date: 27th June 2015

NEW SMALL SCALE QUALITY DRAMA FOR UNDER A TENNER ON SUNDAY

Nowt Part Of Festival
Sunday 28th June from 3pm
Eagle Inn

The independent Nowt Part of Festival 2015 brings four new small cast quality theatre productions to the Eagle Inn on Collier Street this Sunday. Plays covers a weird range of subjects, from Pink Floyd founder, Syd Barrett, to a salesman trading in memories, to the inside of Broadmoor, to a comedy about a funeral. The shows start at 3pm and run until late.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 27, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY ANGER AT VIMTO GARDENS `SOCIAL CLEANSING’

Star date: 26th June 2015

CHAPEL STREET COMMUNITY RALLIES TO DEFEND LOCAL SHOP

"If we can save a school we can save our shop..." Sarah

Save Mo's Rally
Monday 29th June 9:30am
Vimto Gardens, Chapel Street

Over £11million of public money has been sunk into the Vimto Gardens development on Chapel Street by the Islington Estate for a return of no affordable housing and no joy for Mo's `Shalimar' convenience shop that has served the community for over thirty years.

Mo keeps getting priced out in his attempts to open a new shop in the Vimto development. Now the local community are rallying to his support and have organised a demonstration next Monday morning.

Full details here...

added Friday, June 26, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOUSING CONFERENCE TORY MINISTER PROTEST

Star date: 25th June 2015

HOUSING AND BEDROOM TAX PROTEST GREETS BRANDON LEWIS

"I'm here because the voice of the people has to be heard with regard to housing issues..." Roger

Campaigners from all over Greater Manchester and beyond protesting against the Bedroom Tax, benefit sanctions, homelessness and Tory social housing sell-off policies converged on the Housing 2015 Conference at Manchester Central today as Tory Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, was due to arrive...

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 25, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS AND SALFORD COUNCIL HEN FIGHT OVER £2MILLION PUBLIC MONEY

Star date: 24th June 2015

PUBLIC FIGURES SQUABBLE AS SALFORD RESIDENTS LEFT GUESSING – ONLY A PUBLIC INQUIRY CAN SORT THIS MESS

Undignified and unseemly squabbling broke out yesterday about who paid what to whom in the ongoing saga of Salford City Council's dealings with Salford Red Devils. And sat in the middle, as ever in the dark, are Salford residents and over £2million of public money.

Last night, Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash told the Salford Star that the Council owes him £750,000. He also told a press conference yesterday that he's intending to default on the £1.5million debt he agreed to pay back to the Council. Here we try to separate fact from fiction amidst the claims and counter claims. Yet again, the Salford Star calls for a full Public Inquiry.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 24, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MPS CALL FOR HALT TO FRACKING AS LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL DECISION LOOMS

Star date: 23rd June 2015 

BARBARA KEELEY AND REBECCA LONG BAILEY CALL FOR HALT TO FRACKING

As hundreds of people gather in Preston today to urge Lancashire County Council to vote against Cuadrilla's plans to frack two sites near the Fylde coast, two Salford MPs, Barbara Keeley and Rebecca Long-Bailey, have joined six other Greater Manchester MPs calling for "any fracking applications to be withdrawn or refused planning permission".

Many people from Salford who were at the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests will be joining the Lancashire demo.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 23, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO EMPLOY PWC CUTS CONSULTANTS ON £165,000 FOR NINE WEEKS WORK

Star date: 22nd June 2015

PWC CONSULTANTS GET OVER £600,000 WORTH OF COUNCIL CONTRACTS IN 15 MONTHS

Consultants PricewaterhouseCooper, or PWC, now appears to be running Salford City Council, as the Salford Star can reveal the company is about to take the total value of its contracts to over £600,000 within 15 months.

PWC's latest Council consultancy job will be paying £165,000 for just nine weeks work on a `customer transformation project' with `financial savings clearly identified'. In other words, this about paying Fat Cats to make cuts.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 22, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD SLEEPS ROUGH WITH COFFEE4CRAIG

Star date: 21st June 2015

COFFEE4CRAIG HOMELESS FUNDRAISER

Salford Sleeps Rough
Saturday 27th June from 7pm
AJ Bell Stadium

Volunteers from Coffee4Craig, which works with homeless people in Salford and Manchester, are going to be sleeping rough at the AJ Bell Stadium next Saturday to raise awareness and much needed funds for its services.

Salford people are being asked to pop down and show support or to donate to the cause.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 21, 2015  

 
 

EAST OF HEYSHAM AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 21st June 2015

THE CULT OF JAMES DEAN...

East of Heysham
Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June
Salford Arts Theatre 7:30pm

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of James Dean brings intrigue for members of the James Dean Memorial Society at their gathering in Morecambe in this mystery drama, scripted by Philip Martin of Gangsters and Dr Who fame, and co-starring Salford actress Roisin McCusker.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 21, 2015  

 
 

DAVID BOWIE CONVENTION AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 21st June 2015

CELEBRATING BOWIE IN SALFORD

David Bowie Convention 2015
29th August
King's Arms

An all day David Bowie Convention is taking place at the King's Arms on 29th August, complete with Bowie tribute performances, themed beers and a specially written play. As Bowie himself might say... `Let the children lose it...Let the children use it...Let all the children boogie...La la, la, la...la la, la la...'

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 21, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANC MUSIC HISTORY HAPPENING WITH EDWARD II AT THE ANGEL PUB

Star date: 21st June 2015

EDWARD II PLAY POP UP SOCIAL HISTORY HAPPENING

Manchester's Improving Daily
Sunday 5th July 2pm-9pm free
The Angel Pub

Kersal Moor 1838, Dirty Old Town and Victoria Bridge On A Saturday Night are tracks that feature on a new CD EP by top roots band Edward II, and will be featured as part of a unique pop up social history happening at the Angel Pub in Manchester featuring exhibitions, talks, real ales and an array of musicians performing new versions of old songs known as the Manchester Broadsides.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 21, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD INDONESIA MOUNTAIN CLIMB FOR STROKE ASSOCIATION

Star date: 20th June 2015

ORDSALL MAN CLIMBS ABOVE CLOUDS FOR STROKE ASSOCIATION

Ordsall's James McLaughlin is climbing the 3,726 metre high Mount Rinjani in Indonesia this summer to raise money for the Stroke Association after his grandmas' lives were shattered by the illness.

James, who says he is the least able person he knows to set off on such a climb, is doing it because "I want to show the strength my grandmas did". He's urging Salford people to support him via his Just Giving page.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 20, 2015  

 
 

DEFEND OUR UNIONS FORUM AT THE KINGS ARMS

Star date: 20th June 2015

UNITE THE RESISTANCE TO DEFEND TRADE UNIONS

Defend Our Unions Forum
Tuesday 23rd June 7pm
King's Arms

Following the March Against Austerity in London today, it's back to fight-the-Tories business on Tuesday night at the King's Arms when Unite The Resistance will be holding a Defend Our Unions Forum with speakers from a host of trade unions, including Samantha Bowker, victimised Salford University UCU rep. The Tories want to bring in even harsher anti-union laws...

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 20, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SEN KIDS SCHOOL TAXI SAFEGUARDING AND TENDER SCANDAL

Star date: 19th June 2015

TAXI DRIVERS NOT GIVEN SAFEGUARDING TRAINING FOR SEN PUPILS

A Salford Council internal audit on taxis that take pupils with SEN and medical needs to school has found that drivers are not given safeguarding training; that DBS clearance details are not recorded for all drivers and that there are problems with charges being made and the way tenders are handled.

The Council auditors, in a report marked `Confidential', state that only a `limited level of assurance' could be given "with regard to the adequacy and operating effectiveness".

Full details here...

added Friday, June 19, 2015  

 
 

CHANNEL 4 NO OFFENCE CAUSES OFFENCE IN SALFORD

Star date: 18th June 2015

EX STAFF AT ST GEORGE'S HIGH SCHOOL FURY OVER `TACTLESS' NO OFFENCE SUICIDE SCENE

Ex staff at the former St George's RC High School in Little Hulton were horrified while watching this week's episode of Channel 4's cop comedy drama No Offence, filmed on location in the school which was controversially closed by Salford Council last year.

A scene depicted a pupil about to commit suicide by jumping off the school roof into a courtyard below, which was, in reality, a memorial garden created by St George's pupils in memory of a respected teacher who died when he fell from a cliff. The No Offence production team has apologised for `any upset caused'.

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 18, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL FAT CAT PAYMENTS INCREASE

Star date: 17th June 2015

FAT CAT PAYMENTS INCREASE WHILE LOW PAID EMPLOYEES AXED

The amounts paid to Salford Council's senior officers increased by almost £200,000 last year, while two hundred non-school Council staff earning under £20,000 were axed, according to drafts accounts for 2014-15 published today.

Chief Fat Cat was City Director, Jim Taylor, who trousered a package just short of £145,000, closely followed by Sue Lightup, Strategic Director for Community, Health and Social Care, whose package was worth over £138,000.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 17, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FIVE COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENTS IN TWO MONTHS

Star date: 16th June 2015

SHIRT SUPPLIER AND SOLICITOR AMONGST CCJS HANDED TO KOUKASH COMPANY

Salford Red Devils have been served with five County Court Judgements for bills totalling over £50,000 during April and May, the Salford Star can reveal. Amongst the companies serving the CCJs for non-payment of bills were the Freeths firm of solicitors and official kit suppliers Under Armour.

It was only last year that the previous shirt supplier, Kooga, served a CCJ on the club which still has an outstanding debt to Salford City Council of around £1.5million.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 16, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £30,000 SPONSORSHIP OF MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Star date: 15th June 2015

CASH STRAPPED SALFORD COUNCIL SPONSORS MANC FESTIVAL

Salford Council is providing £30,000 sponsorship to the Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year. It's the only local authority, outside Manchester itself, to provide funding, as the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, or AGMA, has already sponsored the Festival.

In return MIF's managing director, Christine Cort, told the Salford Star that young people will benefit from workshops and primary school pupils will get tickets to see Mr Tumble.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 15, 2015  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL SALFORD PREVIEW

Star date: 14th June 2015

KINGS ARMS, EAGLE INN, SALFORD ARTS THEATRE AND LOWER KERSAL SOCIAL CLUB HOST FRINGE EVENTS

The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival is back for the whole month of July at various venues around the region. Here, Rory Mitchell picks his highlights and previews the Salford end of the Fest – from the Eccles great gran and her Heavy Breathing, to Norris and Parker's All Our Friends Are Dead.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 14, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY HOSTS MINERS PHOTOS AND SONGS

Star date: 14th June 2015

1984-5 MINERS' STRIKE IN FILM AND MUSIC

No Redemption Songs
Thursday 18th June 7pm
Working Class Movement Library £10

In the week that the IPCC disgracefully refused an inquiry into Orgreave, the Miners' Strike of 1984-5 is being remembered thirty years on with No Redemption Songs at the Working Class Movement Library this Thursday. The event features photos by Keith Pattison and songs by Brenda Heslop and her band Ribbon Road.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 14, 2015  

 
 

ORGANISED CHAOS BRINGS LIGHTSPEED TO THE LOWRY

Star date: 14th June 2015

LOVE IN REVERSE FOR SALFORD THEATRE COMPANY

Lightspeed
Organised Chaos Productions
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June 8pm
The Lowry Studio

A relationship that starts at the end and works towards its beginning is the subject for Lightspeed, a new play from Salford theatre company, Organised Chaos Productions that has its debut at The Lowry Studio this week.

The company has a string of awards to its name and this reverse love story is already causing impending excitement.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 14, 2015  

 
 

TOTAL CHAOS AT ISLINGTON MILL SALFORD

Star date: 14th June 2015

THE MILL SEES MUSIC, ART AND CREATION COLLIDE

Ordering Chaos
Monday 15th-Friday 19th June
Islington Mill

Alongside the opening of Fat Out's Burrow performance space at Islington Mill this week, artists Tasha Whittle, of The Colouring Box, and Jermyn, of Moderate Realism, are creating a mural for the entrance and club space by reacting to the sounds made by local musicians and the chaos around them... "We don't know what will happen but it's gonna be good", they say.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 14, 2015  

 
 

KARL MARX IN SOHO COMES TO SALFORD

Star date: 13th June 2015

KARL MARX: SO OUT HE'S IN...SOHO

Marx In Soho
Thursday 18th June 7:30pm
Kings Arms £9

With Karl Marx getting slated on earth, God decides to send him back to his former intellectual stomping ground in Soho, London. But, by mistake, the founder of Communism gets landed in Soho, New York, with all the poignant points and comedy that follows. What would he make of Stalin et al? Would Karl Marx still be a Marxist?

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 13, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD GIRL EMILY WITH EHLERS DANLOS SYNDROME NEEDS HELP

Star date: 13th June 2015

EMILY'S LIFE FUND TO HELP EDS SUFFERING

"Can you remember what you were doing when you were 17? I've missed out on the best years of my life..."

Former Wentworth High School pupil, Emily James from Eccles, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, when she was 11. EDS is a rare genetic condition that seen Emily, now 17, go through horrific health experiences to the point where UK specialists have given up. But her family haven't and are raising funds for Emily to see a specialist in America...

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 13, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CREATES POP UP PRIDE RAINBOW FLOWER BEDS

Star date: 13th June 2015

POP UP RAINBOW GARDENS TO BRIGHTEN UP THE CITY

This week, at the front of Victoria Park in Swinton, members of the community were busy planting a pop-up Rainbow Flower Bed to raise awareness and visibility of Salford's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The idea is for more pop-up beds to be planted around the city and Hassan from UNISON's LGBT group explained: "When I pass by on the bus each day the Rainbow Garden will remind me how fortunate I am to be free and not living in fear for who I am and what I believe in."

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 13, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL NEGLECT OF MOCHA PARADE LEADS TO CHILD DANGER

Star date: 12th June 2015

FRIDGE MOUNTAIN AT MOCHA AS LOWER BROUGHTON SHOPS LEFT IN LURCH

"Creating a place that people are proud to call home" Countryside Properties

Behind the now-closed post office at Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton there's a mountain of dumped fridges that Salford Council has left for over two weeks, despite being notified and despite the obvious dangers to children.

Shop keepers on the Parade say this is indicative of the way the shopping area has been neglected by Salford Council, with tinned up flats, closed units, dirty pavements and trade plummeting. All this right next to `New Broughton' houses that Countryside Properties is selling for over £160,000.

Full details here...

added Friday, June 12, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH £1MILLION AVOIDANCE FOR COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES

Star date: 11th June 2015

£1MILLION FEES AVOIDANCE SET FOR ECCLES GREEN LANE HOUSES

Next week, on the very day that Salford Council brings in its new planning obligation policies, Countryside Properties is set to drive a horse and cart through them by avoiding £1million in fees for things like extra school places and affordable housing.

Countryside states that its proposal for 142 apartments and houses on the Green Lane canal side would be `unviable' if it had to pay the fees and planning councillors are set to waive the payments – bringing the total of planning fee avoidance over the last year to over £20million, plus the loss of over 850 affordable houses.

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 11, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS IN FINANCIAL MELT DOWN

Star date: 10th June 2015 

A Salford Star Exclusive

BAILIFFS, UNPAID PLAYERS AND STAFF STRIKES AS KOUKASH CLUB IN TURMOIL

Salford Red Devils, taken over by Marwan Koukash in 2013, is in financial turmoil, the Salford Star understands, with visits by bailiffs, top players having difficulties getting paid and an `active proposal to strike off' the company at Companies House.

There are also reports of player Tony Puletua suing the club for around £50,000 he claims he is owed, and a strike at the club earlier this year by unpaid physios. Koukash has an outstanding £1.5million loan to pay back to Salford Council.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 10, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD WAGES GAP WIDENS BETWEEN RESIDENT AND WORKPLACE EARNINGS

Star date: 9th June 2015

SALFORD RESIDENTS EARNING 10% LESS THAN THOSE WHO WORK IN THE CITY

Latest Skills and Work figures from Salford City Council appear to show that regeneration and all the new work opportunities at Salford Quays are not benefitting Salford people but those who come into Salford to work.

People who work in Salford full time earn 10.7% more than residents who work full time, and over the last five years there's been a growing gap in average wages. Meanwhile, poverty figures in the regenerated areas are still horrifying.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 9, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL AIMS TO USE CROWD FUNDING AND VOLUNTEERS TO REPLACE PUBLIC SERVICES

Star date: 8th June 2015

CROWD FUNDING, VOLUNTEERS AND D.I.Y SERVICES FOR SALFORD

Salford City Council is looking to use crowd funding to finance community projects, volunteers to run sport and leisure centres and to encourage people to be "self-reliant and less dependent on some public services".

It's all part of the Council's `Transformation' agenda, or a `radical re-engineering of public service delivery' which is going on nationally.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 8, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD GIRL SHAVES HAIR FOR CANCER UK

Star date: 7th June 2015

CHARITY HEAD SHAVE IN LOWER BROUGHTON

Charity Head Shave
Friday 3rd July 7:30pm
St Boniface's Social Club £2.50

16 year old Leah Dean, from Lower Broughton, is soon to shave all her hair off to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK, after her English teacher at Albion Academy, Miss Holding, was diagnosed with cancer.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 7, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL AND PFIZER IN ANTI-SMOKING ALLIANCE

Star date: 7th June 2015

SALFORD SMOKERS URGED TO QUIT IN CONTROVERSIAL CAMPAIGN

On World No Tobacco Day, May 31st, a campaign aimed at Salford's 48,000 smokers was launched, encouraging them to quit smoking and donate their last empty cigarette pack to an art project that will raise funds for the charity QUIT.

The My Last Pack campaign is a partnership between Salford Royal Hospital and pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which makes the controversial anti-smoking drug called Chantix, or Champix.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 7, 2015  

 
 

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PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT RELEASE CDS OF ACCLAIMED IAN CURTIS TRIBUTE

Star date: 6th June 2015

SEMINAL JOY DIVISION TRACKS BY HOOKY RELEASED ON CD FOR CHARITIES

In May, Peter Hook and the Light played a seminal gig of Joy Division material at Christ Church, Macclesfield, in memory of Ian Curtis titled So This Is Permanence. Now Hooky has released a triple CD package of the night, plus a digital download, of the concert with proceeds to benefit the Epilepsy Society and The Churches Conservation Trust.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 6, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CELEBRITY FOOTBALL MATCH SEES CHILDREN’S CHARITIES BENEFIT

Star date: 6th June 2015

IRLAM CELEB MATCH RAISES FUNDS FOR JDRF AND ONCE UPON A SMILE

A charity football match at Irlam Steel FC last weekend saw over £1,000 raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Once Upon A Smile. The match featured the Broadway Vets taking on a OUAS celebrity team, including Luke Roskell, Danny Miller and Shane Richie Jnr, with the celebs winning on penalties.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 6, 2015  

 
 

LOWER BROUGHTON PIGEON POO PROBLEM FOR SALFORD

Star date: 5th June 2015

NEW BROUGHTON, NEW POO PROBLEM

"An egg hit my head and dead babies drop down and things like that..." Anne

Residents in houses and flats built by Countryside Properties in Lower Broughton - or `New Broughton' - have been plagued by a pigeon problem as the birds have been nesting in a huge gap near the roofs, dropping their guano and other stuff all over the place.

"An egg hit my head and dead babies drop down and things like that" says Anne, one of the residents affected, who says that housing managers at Contour Homes are aware of the problem but have done nothing.

Full details here...

added Friday, June 5, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO ENSHRINE HUGE DEVELOPER PROFITS INTO PLANNING PROCESS

Star date: 4th June 2015

DEVELOPER VIABILITY AND MASSIVE PROFITS TO BE OFFICIAL SALFORD COUNCIL POLICY

"We note the Council has supported residential developments based upon viability to support a reduced contribution, and this can be met with local political and community unease" Barratt Homes

Salford Council is set to enshrine huge profits for developers and to waive planning fees officially in line with `viability' reports, despite the controversy these issues have aroused. After a consultation, only with those on its planning data base, the new `approach to planning obligations' is set to be endorsed next week by Derek Antrobus, Assistant Mayor for Planning, and Gena Merrett, Assistant Housing Mayor.

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 4, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL BULLIES RESIDENT FOR COUNCIL TAX HE DOESN’T OWE

Star date: 3rd June 2015

COUNCIL SENDS IN BAILIFFS TO GET DEBT THAT DOESN'T EXIST

"It seems that because I have no money I am an easy target..." Carl

Salford Council has been hounding former Langworthy resident, Carl Whitely, for over three years for Council Tax he doesn't owe. Carl moved out of his rented property following an injury caused by the landlord's negligence but the Council is determined to claim the Tax for the period he wasn't living there. 

Now the Council has set the bailiffs on Carl, and the £700 bill could end up costing him double that – plus everything he owns.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 3, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO CUT SERVICES FOR HOMELESS ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Star date: 2nd June 2015

ABBOTT LODGE, PROJECT 34, LIBERTY HOUSE AND SALFORD FOYER UNDER THREAT

Just as the numbers of homeless people is rising and forecast to get worse, Salford City Council is proposing huge cuts in services for single homeless adults and homeless young people at Abbott Lodge, Project 34, Liberty House and Salford Foyer.

It's part of a package of over £1million worth of `Supporting People' cuts, and the impacts would be drastic. Salford Foyer states that over half of the young people it accommodated last year "would no longer be able to access services", while its Teenage Parents Unit might have to close completely.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 2, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SELLS OFF GREEN LAND AS IT URGES RESIDENTS NOT TO CONCRETE GARDENS

Star date: 1st June 2015

CONTROVERSIAL HILTON LANE FIELD TO BE SOLD FOR HOUSING

Salford City Council, via its Urban Vision venture, has put the controversial Hilton Lane `sheep field' in Little Hulton up for sale for housing – just as Assistant Planning Mayor Councillor Antrobus went public urging residents to refrain from concreting over all of their gardens to reduce the risk of flooding.

"The property enjoys an attractive rural aspect" states the sales brochure, adding that it "will be limited to residential use only..."

Full details here...

added Monday, June 1, 2015  

 
 

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