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SOLIDARITY DEMO IN SUPPORT OF THE HOMELESS CAMP TOMORROW AT 1PM ON ST ANNE’S SQUARE

Star date: 31st July 2015

Campaigners are calling for anyone in the whole world to bring their tents, sleeping bags and gazebos to St Anne's Square in Manchester at 1pm tomorrow to show solidarity with the many street homeless people who have been living at the camp.

Full details here…

added Friday, July 31, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOMELESS CAMP LOSES EVICTION CASE AS THE LEGAL AID AGENCY CONTINUES TO REFUSE PUBLIC FUNDING

Star date: 30th July 2015

 

Manchester City Council gets an injunction against the whole world setting up a camp in the city centre.

 

Today at the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester the Homeless Camp lost its fight against eviction and an injunction preventing them from setting up camp anywhere else in the city after the Legal Aid Agency denied funding for homeless people from the camp late yesterday afternoon.


Full details here...

added Thursday, July 30, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCILLORS SECRET INTERESTS

Star date: 29th July 2015


A MARY BURNS SPECIAL!!!


In an attempt at accountability and openness Salford City Council has a Register of Interest on the council website where councilors can tell the people of Salford of any benefits they may have had from one of their many executive 'meetings' and power lunches. But for some reason most councilors haven't declared anything on the website for up to two years.


Mary Burns Investigates…

added Wednesday, July 29, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD AUTHORITIES DECLARE WAR ON COMMUNITY IN CHAPEL STREET

Star date: 28th July 2015

SALIX, POLICE, TRADING STANDARDS, IMMIGRATION PILE INTO ISLINGTON ESTATE

It looks like Salford authorities have decalred war on the community in Chapel Street. Mo, who runs the Shalimar convenience store and is currently battling English Cities Fund for a new unit at Vimto Gardens, has been raided four times in the last few months by Greater Manchester Police, Salford Council Trading Standards and even the Immigration Office in what the community is calling harrassment.  

Meanwhile, in an incredibly draconian move, families on the Estate have been told by Salix Homes that they face eviction if their kids associate with another kid.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 28, 2015  

 
 

PAUL MASSEY DEATH SHOCK FOR SALFORD MP REBECCA LONG-BAILEY

Star date: 27th July 2015

SALFORD MP `SHOCKED' BY DEATH OF PAUL MASSEY

In the aftermath of last night's fatal shooting of Salford's Paul Massey, Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has spoken of her `shock'... "My thoughts are with his family and the residents of Clifton who are no doubt shaken and frightened by this terrible incident which took place in this quiet and otherwise safe area."

Full details click here...

added Monday, July 27, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR CANDIDATE PAUL MASSEY SHOT

Star date: 26th July 2015

SALFORD'S PAUL MASSEY SHOT IN CLIFTON

The Salford Star understands that well known Salford man Paul Massey, who was due to stand for City Mayor at the next election in May, has been shot dead at his home in Clifton. Mr Massey had been taking an active role in community politics in the city recently, saying he wanted to get involved in helping young people.

Tonight's shooting follows a gun-related incident in Swinton this week when shots were fired at an address on Blantyre Street.

More details here...

added Sunday, July 26, 2015  

 
 

SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE ECCLES CAMPAIGN DOES GUERILLA ART STATEMENT

Star date: 26th July 2015

SALFORD GRADE 2 LISTED THEATRE IN DANGER OF DEMOLITION

Campaigners trying to save the Grade 2 listed Crown Theatre in Eccles did a bit of direct art action yesterday, producing a mural at the front of the building depicting how the old theatre could be used in the future – rather than being bulldozed to make way for more expensive apartments.

"It opened as a working class theatre for the working man" said Save The Crown Theatre campaign's Jon Grieves "It was the first theatre in Eccles, so let's not make it the last and demolish it which I believe is on the cards."

Full details and lots of interior photos here...

added Sunday, July 26, 2015  

 
 

NEW SALFORD MARKET AIMS TO ADD SAUCE TO BROUGHTON

Star date: 25th July 2015

NEW BROUGHTON MARKET AIMS TO UNITE REGENERATION COMMUNITIES

New Broughton Market
Saturday 1st August 10am-3pm
The Vibe     

A market, selling everything from Sauced In Salford sauces to plus-sized clothes, is happening around The Vibe on Broughton Lane next Saturday, which aims to give something to the old and new communities of so-called `New Broughton' that regeneration hasn't provided – and that's not over-priced unaffordable houses!

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 25, 2015  

 
 

NEW SOUNDS OF SALFORD RADIO STATION LAUNCHES

Star date: 24th July 2015

DJS, POETS, BANDS AND BANTER ON THE SOUNDS OF SALFORD

The Sounds of Salford Radio station has been launched this week by local author and DJ Simon Williams. The station aims to give people a voice, play local music and cover all things Salford.

Simon is looking for DJs who want to get involved, bands who want some airplay and anyone who wishes to get down and make it happen. The latest show also features an interview with the editor of the Salford Star.

Full details here...

added Friday, July 24, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD FUND RAISES OVER £15,000 FOR ALAN HENNING FAMILY

Star date: 24th July 2015

WORLDWIDE DONATIONS HIT OVER £15K FOR ALAN HENNING FAMILY

A GoFundMe campaign set up by Walkden's Janet O'Shaughnessy to raise money for Alan Henning's family has now closed, with the incredible total of £15,791.06 reached from donations by Salford people and from others all over the world.

"When I set it up I think I put a target of £500, so to get this much was fantastic" says Janet "I was just overwhelmed by people's generosity." The money has now been transferred to the trust created for Alan Henning's two children.

Full details here...

added Friday, July 24, 2015  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR IN POPE CLIMATE CHANGE SHOCK

Star date: 23rd July 2015

TONY LLOYD SIGNS THE POPE'S CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT – AFTER DOING NOTHING AT BARTON MOSS

Tony Lloyd, now interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, joined other mayors from around the world at the Vatican this week to sign a declaration against climate change and other issues affecting the globe.

This will come as a shock to those who protested at the Salford anti-fracking camp at Barton Moss, as Lloyd, then Greater Manchester Police Commissioner, did nothing to protect anti-climate change protesters who were being brutalised and arrested by Greater Manchester Police on almost a daily basis.

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 23, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL CAVES IN AGAIN ON TRANSPORT CUT FOR DISABLED PERSON

Star date: 22nd July 2015

LAWYERS HELP SECOND DISABLED ADULT OVERTURN SALFORD COUNCIL TRANSPORT DECISION

"How many times must there be a legal challenge before they finally realise the negative impact this policy has had?" Solicitor

Last week Salford Council caved in during a legal case to restore transport to a severely disabled person, following closure of its Passenger Transport Unit (PTU). Now, the Council has caved in for a second time, hours before a legal challenge was due to be made.

This case related to Jennifer Barrett, who was one of the two disabled people to originally take the Council to court over the cuts... "I hope that any other families affected by the closure of the PTU consider seeking legal advice to get their transport reinstated" says mum, Elaine.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 22, 2015  

 
 

OVER TEN PER CENT OF SALFORD HOUSEHOLDS IN FUEL POVERTY

Star date: 22nd July 2015 

OVER 7,000 EXCESSIVELY COLD HOMES AND OVER 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS LIVING IN FUEL POVERTY

As developers continue to build unaffordable houses in Salford, a new report shows that a significant number of Salford people are literally being left out in the cold. Newly released Government figures show that over 10% of Salford households are living in fuel poverty, while over 7,000 homes are classed as a `Health and Housing Safety Rating Systems Category 1 hazard on grounds of Excessive Cold'.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 22, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOMELESS CAMP EVICTION CASE ADJOURNED UNTIL 30TH JULY

Star date: 21st July 2015

CAMP DEFENDANTS DENIED LEGAL AID TO FIGHT MANCHESTER COUNCIL

"The situation is extremely grave for access to justice..." RAPAR

This morning, an application for legal aid by representatives of the Manchester Homeless Camp fighting eviction at the Civil Justice Centre was denied minutes before the case was due to be heard.

The judge adjourned the case until 30th July while a review of the legal aid denial is requested but it is unlikely that that it will have concluded by then. "The defendants are probably going to have to represent themselves at court" explained Ben Taylor the solicitor acting for the Camp "It is extremely unsatisfactory and disappointing."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 21, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MP BARBARA KEELEY REFUSES TO VOTE AGAINST CRUEL TORY WELFARE BILL

Star date: 21st July 2015

TWO SALFORD MPS VOTE AGAINST WELFARE BILL BUT KEELEY ABSTAINS

"We weren't sent to Parliament to abstain" Dianne Abbott

Barbara Keeley, MP for Worsley and Eccles South, and representing a third of Salford's residents, followed the Labour Party whip and abstained in the vote on the Tory Government's cruel Welfare Bill last night.

The other two Salford MPs, Rebecca Long Bailey (Salford and Eccles) and Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) voted against the Bill which slashes £12billion from welfare.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 21, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MALNUTRITION RATES DOUBLE TO HIGHEST IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 20th July 2015

SALFORD MALNUTRITION RATES ALMOST THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN RATES FOR ENGLAND

Rates of malnutrition in Salford have almost doubled over the last four years, and are now the highest rates in Greater Manchester and almost three times those of England, based on hospital admissions for the horrific condition.

Malnutrition affects mainly older people and the reasons given in a Salford health report are "reduced mobility, a long-term health condition or a low income".

Full details here...

added Monday, July 20, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE ASKED TO TAKE PART IN ENORMOUS ELEPHANT RUN

Star date: 19th July 2015

RUN LIKE AN ELEPHANT TO PROTECT WILDLIFE

Enormous Elephant Run
Saturday 25th July
Heaton Park 10:30am

Salford people are being asked to take part in Greater Manchester's first ever Enormous Elephant Run at Heaton Park next Saturday – a charity fun run with a difference, where all participants are dressed as elephants and run, jog or walk either 5k or 10k to raise vital funds and awareness for Africa's elephants.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 19, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD WOMEN SPEND A WEEK IN A CASINO FOR CARERS TRUST

Star date: 19th July 2015

LIVING 24/7 IN A CASINO TO BREAK BANK FOR CARERS

Lower Broughton's Veronica Tyson and Ordsall's Tess McDonald are spending all this week living in the Grosvenor Casino in a Big Brother style challenge to raise funds and awareness for the Carers Trust.

During the week they will be cared for 24/7 by staff, while undertaking world record attempts and some other onerous tasks like learning to play the guitar and being tested on Fifty Shades of Grey.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 19, 2015  

 
 

MORE VIMTO GARDENS PROTESTS AGAINST ENGLISH CITIES FUND IN SALFORD

19th July 2015

CHAPEL STREET COMMUNITY PROTESTS CONTINUE

Community protests on Chapel Street to `Save Mo's!' shop continued yesterday with organisers vowing to call a public meeting and make next weekend's demonstration the biggest yet.

Mo, whose convenience store of thirty years standing is up for demolition, has been priced out of a new unit at the Vimto Gardens development next to his shop, despite the scheme being supported by £11million of public money.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 19, 2015  

 
 

CLIFTON HALL COLLIERY MONUMENT UNVEILED IN SALFORD

Star date: 18th July 2015

CLIFTON HALL PIT AND DISASTER REMEMBERED

This afternoon, a memorial garden, two plaques and a pit wheel monument were unveiled on Lumns Lane in Pendlebury to remember Clifton Hall Colliery and the disaster which happened there 130 years ago, claiming the lives of 178 workers, some as young as 13.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 18, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER HOMELESS PEOPLE FACE PRISON THREAT

Star date: 18th July 2015

CITY CENTRE BAN COULD CRIMINALISE THE HOMELESS

Next Tuesday, Manchester City Council is going to court seeking injunctions which would ban Homeless Camp residents from anywhere in the city centre for a period of two years... "My concern is that this draconian order would result in a homeless person facing the threat of prison simply for being homeless" says solicitor Ben Taylor who is acting for the Camps.

Today a protest rally was held in Piccadilly Gardens, urging Camp supporters to demonstrate outside the Manchester Civil Justice Centre next Tuesday.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 18, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL AND SALIX HOMES HOUND BENEFIT SANCTION MAN OUT OF HOME

Star date: 17th July 2015

UNEMPLOYED SANCTIONED SALFORD MAN FORCED TO LIVE ON SUPER NOODLES - WHILE COUNCIL AND SALIX WENT TO COURT FOR ARREARS AND EVICTION

"Because of austerity and budget problems...they're having a go at local people"

First he was sanctioned by the DWP. Then Salix Homes evicted him from his home in Higher Broughton. Then Salford Council went for Council Tax and Housing Benefit arrears. All because the Council stated Mark Preston hadn't filled out a form. Which he had done. Salford Council even acknowledged its receipt. Meanwhile, unemployed Mark was living on super noodles. 

Full details here...

added Friday, July 17, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER UNITED EMPLOYEE SPIED ON IN TOILET AT OLD TRAFFORD

Star date: 16th July 2015

OLD TRAFFORD SPY VENTS IN DISABLED TOILETS AND BABY CHANGING ROOMS

"The girls could see everything while I was sat on the toilet; it's a shock because you don't know what to say to people..."

Salford man, Marcus King, is currently in the process of taking Manchester United to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, with added allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and possibly sex discrimination.

One part of his claim is that while he was in the disabled toilet/baby changing room near the function rooms at Old Trafford, female employees of the club spied on him through a vent fitted the wrong way around... "I believe that several disabled toilets and baby changing rooms around the stadium have the grills like that" says Marcus.

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 16, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL CAVES IN ON DISABLED TRANSPORT CUT AFTER LEGAL CASE

Star date: 15th July 2015

SALFORD COUNCIL LEFT WITH £THOUSANDS OF COSTS AFTER TRANSPORT CAVE IN

Salford Council has agreed to pay thousands of pounds in legal costs, the Salford Star understands, after caving in during a legal case over cuts to transport for disabled adults.

On behalf of one client left without transport, solicitors Irwin Mitchell launched legal proceedings following closure of the Council's Passenger Transport Unit. Before the case could get to a full hearing, however, the Council agreed to provide transport and an escort for the disabled person involved. Now there are other families waiting in the wings with similar legal cases, which could prove even more costly for the cash-strapped Council.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 15, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SHOCKER IN WALKDEN

Star date: 14th July 2015

"SALFORD COUNCIL – YOUR APPALLING, SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOUR IS UNACCEPTABLE. PLEASE COMPLY WITH THE LAW..."

Another disgraceful episode under Salford Council's current regime was exposed yesterday, when, following the Information Commissioner's Office intervention, the Council was forced to apologise and release documents it had previously withheld in the face of a Freedom of Information request.

At stake is Hill Top Moss, part of Blackleach Country Park, which Salford Council wants to flog off for housing.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 14, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD PLANNING SECRECY SURROUNDS APARTMENT BLOCK IN NEW BAILEY

Star date: 13th July 2015

NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND NO TRANSPARENCY ON ENGLISH CITIES FUND 11 STOREY APARTMENT BLOCK

This week, Salford City Council Planning Panel will meet to approve an application for the English Cities Fund eleven storey apartment block on prime land by the River Irwell next to Manchester City Centre.

The Homes and Communities Agency and Salford Council are both partners in the scheme, along with Muse and the Legal and General. But there is nothing in the application on affordable housing in the block, nor any `Section 106' payments to public funds. Only secrecy...

Full details here...

added Monday, July 13, 2015  

 
 

CHATSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL BRINGS GLASTONBURY SPIRIT TO SALFORD

Star date: 12th July 2015

CHATSFEST – SALFORD SCHOOL GOES ROCK AND RAVE 

Chatsworth High School got the festival spirit this week with five days of Glasto-related activities, from didgeridoo workshops to a full blown rave in the school hall complete with an LED dancefloor. `ChatsFest' was initiated and organised by the pupils themselves, with the help of staff, community groups and other school students in the area.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 12, 2015  

 
 

MARCH FOR HOMELESS SHUTS MANCHESTER BANKS AND MCDONALDS

Star date: 11th July 2015

SALFORD LED HOMELESS MARCH TARGETS CITY CENTRE CORPORATIONS

"They get bailouts, we get bailiffs...'

March For The Homeless took over Manchester city centre roads this afternoon, stopping to shut banks and McDonald's en route to make points, as campaigners chanted `Homes Not Banks'... `Feed The Poor' and `They get bailouts we get bailiffs...'

"This is on behalf of homeless people and we're here for a good cause" explained Salford's Kyle Wells who led the march.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 11, 2015  

 
 

AUSTERITY KNOCKS IN SALFORD WITH NEW PLAY FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 11th July 2015

KNOCK KNOCK THE BAILIFF'S HERE – AND SOME TORY PUPPETS!

Knock Knock
Sat July 11th 3pm, Mon/Tues 13th/14th 7:30pm, Sat 18th 3pm, Sat 25th 3pm
Kings Arms

Salford's Clay Whitter stars in a new play written by former X Factor coach, Kate Marlow, that takes viewers right into the soul of Tory Britain, complete with benefit sanctions, debt, kids and the dreaded bailiff's knock. It's an anti-austerity dark comedy with Tory puppets making a guest appearance too - and Kate doesn't want anyone to be excluded from seeing it. If you can't afford a ticket pay what you feel on the way out.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 11, 2015  

 
 

CAROL ROBSON PLAYS KINGS ARMS SALFORD FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 10th July 2015

CAROL IS JUST SAYING HOW IT IS

Carol Robson
Just Saying How It Is
Saturday 11th July 9pm
Kings Arms £5

The GM Fringe is awash with comedy poets this year and tomorrow night it's Carol Robson's turn to wax lyrical on stuff like exercise and spending the kids' inheritance. Simon Williams grabbed a word...

Full details here...

added Friday, July 10, 2015  

 
 

PROTEST AT CHILDREN’S SERVICES DIRECTORS CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 10th July 2015 

CHILD ABUSE SURVIVORS PICKET SOCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE

The Association of Directors of Children's Services held their three day annual conference at the Midland Hotel in Manchester this week, and delegates were met by a lively demonstration outside from people demanding answers and transparency on issues ranging from child abuse to removal of kids from families.

Amongst those present was Mickey Summers who told the Salford Star that police and social services had massively failed him, as a child abuse survivor in Nottingham. The police have subsequently launched a new investigation into abuse at care homes in the area.

Full details here...

added Friday, July 10, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD NIBE FUEL POVERTY SCANDAL HOTS UP IN PENDLETON

Star date: 9th July 2015

PENDLETON TOGETHER AND SALFORD COUNCIL IGNORE FUEL POVERTY RESIDENTS

As part of the £650million thirty year PFI scheme to redevelop Pendleton, residents in high rise blocks were promised `massive reductions' in heating bills by the introduction of the NIBE Exhaust Air Heat Pump in their flats. For most of those who have experienced the system, particularly in Spruce Court and Whitebeam Court, it's had the opposite effect, with many pushed into fuel poverty.

Meanwhile, Salford Council, local councillors, the MP and Pendleton Together are all ignoring formal complaints and pleas from the community for help.

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 9, 2015  

 
 

PETER FAHY QUITS AS GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE CHIEF CONSTABLE

Star date: 9th July 2015 

CONTROVERSIAL GMP CHIEF CONSTABLE TO STAND DOWN

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable, Peter Fahy, is set to quit in October as "It is now time for someone else to bring fresh ideas for what will be more challenging years ahead".

Fahy has cut a controversial figure in Salford following the Anthony Grainger shooting and the subsequent investigations into GMP, and also the policing of the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests. Indeed, last year, the Sherriff of Northwich rode into Salford trying to force Fahy to resign.

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 9, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER SAY NO TO AUSTERITY BUDGET

Star date: 8th July 2015

PROTESTS AGAINST AUSTERITY IN SALFORD AND MANCHESTER

"You only have to look at Greece to realise that austerity isn't working, that it's wrecking Greece as it will wreck the UK..." Salford Against The Cuts

On the day that Tory Government Chancellor, George Osborne, announced yet more welfare cuts and austerity, protests in Salford and Manchester gave the thumbs down to his budget and sent solidarity to Greece.

Here we have reactions from Salford Against The Cuts, the Green Party, the North West TUC and more, plus loads of photos.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 8, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH GREECE AND FINGER TO GEORGE OSBORNE

Star date: 7th July 2015

BEWARE TORY GEEKS BEARING AUSTERITY

Budget Day Protest
Wednesday 8th July 12noon
Salford Civic Centre

Tomorrow, as George Osborne announces his first Tory Government budget, Salford Against The Cuts has announced an `OXI' rally outside Salford Civic Centre at noon, to protest at more austerity in the UK and to show solidarity with Greece which has said `No.'

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 7, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL BACKS DOWN IN UNISON TRADE UNION ATTACK

Star date: 6th July 2015

VICTORY FOR UNISON AGAINST SALFORD LABOUR COUNCIL

"Attacks on trade unionists are part of a growing trend towards shutting down dissent" Maxine Peake

Salford Council has backed down in its attack on staff trade union, Salford City UNISON, after trying to stop democratically elected officer, Ameen Hadi, from representing his members.

Back in May, the city's Labour Council was universally condemned for its actions but has since quietly retracted and has now issued a joint turgid statement with UNISON, basically caving in before the dispute escalated.

Full details here...

added Monday, July 6, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD LADS TO LEAD MARCH FOR THE HOMELESS

Star date: 5th July 2015

SECOND HOMELESS MARCH THROUGH MANCHESTER

March For The Homeless
Saturday 11th July 12noon
Piccadilly Gardens

"I want to show my support for all the people struggling out there" Kyle Wells

Salford lads Kyle Wells and Tommie Rose are to lead the second big March For The Homeless through Manchester next weekend. The first march, back in April, led to the founding of the various Homeless Camps that have sprung up around Manchester city centre.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 5, 2015  

 
 

VOLUNTARY SECTOR AND WORKFARE EVENT MANCHESTER

Star date: 5th July 2015

SALFORD VOLUNTARY SECTOR NEEDS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

The Perils of Participation
Voluntary Groups, 'Workfare' and Benefits Sanctions
Tuesday 14th July 1pm-4pm free
Manchester Metropolitan University

An event to discuss the Government's `Help To Work' programme is to take place on 14th July at Manchester Met University, after widespread concern about the voluntary sector's involvement in the scheme. Perils of Participation has been organised by groups including Keep Volunteering Voluntary and the Unemployed Workers Centre.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 5, 2015  

 
 

BUDGET DAY PROTEST FOR SALFORD AND MANCHESTER

Star date: 5th July 2015

PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY TO ANNOUNCE BUDGET FOR THE PEOPLE

Budget Day Protest
Wednesday 8th July
Market Street 5pm

The People's Assembly has called a protest on Wednesday in the wake of George Osborne's budget announcement that is expected to see another cruel £12billion worth of cuts. Outside Boots on Market Street in Manchester, the People's Assembly will be announcing its own alternative `budget for the people'.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 5, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY PROTESTS AT VIMTO GARDENS CONTINUE

Star date: 4th July 2015

ENGLISH CITIES FUND COMPROMISE OFFER TO MO'S SHOP

Community protests continued on Chapel Street today over the English Cities Fund (ECf) pricing out local shop, Shalimar, from the new Vimto Gardens development, which was financially supported by over £11million of public money.

However the Salford Star understands that the ECf is negotiating a compromise that might see Mo, who has run the convenience store for over thirty years, installed in one of the retail units underneath the 97 unaffordable new houses and apartments.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 4, 2015  

 
 

NEVER MIND THE POLLOCKS COMES TO SALFORD KINGS ARMS

Star date: 4th July 2015

COMEDY AND POETRY WITH A PUNK TWIST AT GM FRINGE

Never Mind The Pollocks
Thursday 9th July 9:30pm
Kings Arms £5/£3

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins bring their `genre busting' comedy show to the Kings Arms on Thursday as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe festival where they will be deconstructing arts, culture and Mrs Brown's Boys. Here, Simon Williams has a word with Jim Higo on every day inspiration, Salford poets and getting punched.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 4, 2015  

 
 

NEW NOVEL EXPLORES FRIEDRICH ENGELS AND THE BURNS SISTERS

Star date: 4th July 2015

MARY AND LIZZIE BURNS AT CENTRE OF NEW MRS ENGELS BOOK

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
Scribe Publications £14.99

Revolutionary Victorian Salford superstars, Fred Engels and the Burns sisters, come in for the historical novel treatment in Gavin McCrea's new book that explores some wild relationships that cut across class and family. It stars Fred's lifelong partner, Mary Burns, and her sister Lizzie, who the Communist Manifesto co-author shacked up with after Mary's death.

Here Bernadette Hyland reviews the story of the Marxist ménage et trois...

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 4, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD CHORAL SOCIETY OPERA GALA NIGHT

Star date: 4th July 2015

CLASSIC OPERA WITH A SALFORD TINGE

Opera Gala Night
Saturday 11th July 7:30pm £15/£10
Peel Hall

Salford Choral Society is presenting a night of classic opera choruses and arias as part of its Gala Night at Salford University's Peel Hall, starring soprano Jennifer Rust.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 4, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY POWER FORCES COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES TO CAVE IN

Star date: 3rd July 2015

BOOTHSTOWN KIDS SAFE AFTER PROTESTS

After months of protest that saw kids block the streets and a nervy police presence, Countryside Properties has caved in to community demands and kept its delivery vehicles off the roads of the Moorings Estate in Boothstown during school times.

"It is unfortunate that it has taken a huge effort by residents to get Countryside to recognise their responsibilities" says Bob Clarke from the Moorings Estate Residents Society.

Full details here...

added Friday, July 3, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD HOUSING REPORT SHOWS WORKING CLASS COMMUNITY BEING PRICED OUT OF REGENERATION AREA

Star date: 2nd July 2015 

BROUGHTON JOINS HALE BARNS AND BOWDON AS LEAST AFFORDABLE AREA IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Latest housing figures show regeneration area, Broughton, joining the likes of Hale Barns and Bowdon as one of the top five most unaffordable wards in Greater Manchester - and local people being priced out of buying one of the new houses that have been built in formerly affordable streets.

Meanwhile, the average price of a home in Salford generally is now £136,875, up 4.4%, while a new build terrace has an average price of £161,000. Renting a flat in Salford Quays averages out at well over £800 per month.

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 2, 2015  

 
 

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