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SALFORD CYCLISTS JOIN BIG RIDE FOR PALESTINE

Star date: 31st July 2016

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF GAZA BOMBING SEES AWARENESS RIDE

Next Saturday, 6th August, following a 10am rally at Whitworth Park in Manchester, cyclists from Salford will join around fifty others on a ride to Birmingham to remember the second anniversary of the bombing of Gaza in which 2,200 Palestinians, including 547 children, were killed.

Speakers at the rally include Gorton MP, Gerard Kaufman, and MEP Julie Ward, who will also be cycling to Birmingham with The Big Ride.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 31, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COMPANY JACKSON JOINERY GETS HEALTH AND SAFETY EXCELLENCE ACCREDITATION

Star date: 31st July 2016

SAFECONTRACTOR ACCREDITATION FOR SALFORD FIRM

Salford business Jackson Joinery Manufacturing Limited, founded over 35 years ago and employing over twenty people, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

"We are very proud to have our safety record recognised by such a prestigious body" says Jackson Joinery Director, Julian Walsh.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 31, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FAMILY FINDING DORY SWIM SESSIONS

Star date: 31st July 2016

FINDING DORY SWIM SESSIONS AT ALL SALFORD POOLS

This summer, until 4th September, Salford Community Leisure is holding Finding Dory interactive swimming sessions for families of children aged 3 to 9 years old. The hour long sessions cost £2.50 per family (one adult and two children) and there's competitions, prizes and characters from the new Disney Pixar film.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 31, 2016  

 
 

MOSLEY COMMON SCARECROW FESTIVAL 30TH JULY

Star date: 29th July 2016

PUBLIC TO JUDGE BEST VILLAGE SCARECROWS

For the last week, residents at Mosley Common Village have been making and displaying scarecrows and tomorrow, 30th July, the public has the chance to judge the best ones by walking or driving the scarecrow trail.

Full details here…

added Friday, July 29, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR `REGRETS' CIRCUS AT AJ BELL STADIUM

Star date: 29th July 2016

CIRCUS MONDAO `REGRET' FROM SALFORD MAYOR

Following the Salford Star article and residents' complaints about Circus Mondao and its animals performing near the AJ Bell Stadium – despite the Council officially banning such practices - Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett has now made a statement…

"We regret what has happened on this occasion" he says "and would like to assure residents that we will renew our commitment to animal welfare with all our partners…"

Full details here…

added Friday, July 29, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD STUDENT BLOCK SET TO AVOID OVER £400,000 PLANNING FEES

Star date: 28th July 2016

MORE PLANING FEES AVOIDED PLUS ECO RATING RIP UP

This morning, Salford Council's planning panel will consider applications, including proposals to avoid almost £430,000 on two new eight storey blocks of 272 student flats on Frederick Road, the ripping up of BREEAM eco conditions on Newbury Place health centre on Bury New Road and the avoidance of all planning fees on a huge, 21 storey high apartment block on Trafford Road…

…All this on top of plans to bulldoze the locally listed Victorian farmhouse at Burgess Farm…

Full details here…

added Thursday, July 28, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LISTED 1840 BURGESS FARMHOUSE SET TO BE TRASHED

Star date: 27th July 2016  

SALFORD LISTED 1840 BURGESS FARMHOUSE SET TO BE TRASHED

Peel Holdings, under the guise of Peel Investments (North) Ltd, is proposing to bulldoze the locally listed farmhouse and connected buildings at Burgess Farm, which date back to around 1840.

Peel wants to erect up to ten houses on the site and Salford Council officers are recommending approval for the demolition at tomorrow's planning meeting, despite original plans for the Farm including retention of the cottages.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, July 27, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RESIDENTS URGED TO SHUN WILD ANIMAL CIRCUS AT AJ BELL STADIUM

Star date: 26th July 2016  

ANIMAL CIRCUS ON SALFORD COUNCIL LAND – DESPITE OFFICIAL COUNCIL BAN

Circus Mondao, which includes performing wild animals, begins a five day run of shows at the Salford Council owned AJ Bell Stadium tomorrow – despite a Council ban on "circuses or other commercial undertakings which keep animals for public display or performance" dating back to 1984.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on Salford residents to shun Circus Mondao, one of only two left which still features wild animal acts, "an outdated practice which is overwhelmingly opposed by the public" states ADI.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, July 26, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD OPPOSITION GROWS TO DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC LODGE IN WORSLEY WOODS

Star date: 26th July 2016  

OVER 2,500 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO SAVE WORSLEY WOODS LODGE

A petition launched only three days ago to save The Lodge overlooking Old Warke Dam in Worsley Woods from demolition has already garnered over 2,500 signatures.

The building, which isn't listed locally or nationally, has no protection and does not need planning permission to be demolished. However, Historic England can list The Lodge and save the picturesque landmark from being trashed.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, July 26, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL HASN’T LISTENED TO ITS COMMUNITY ADMITS DEPUTY MAYOR

Star date: 25th July 2016  

`MEET THE SALFORD MAYOR' SURGERIES ANNOUNCED

Deputy Salford City Mayor, Paula Boshell, almost admitted the pathetic nature of democracy in the city at last week's Council meeting, when, announcing new `Meet The Mayor' surgeries, she said; "As politicians, it is our duty to listen to those who elect us…we haven't collectively always done that…"

The statement was almost a word-for-word repetition of the former Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, who promised on being elected in 2012, to be "more open and transparent with the public". What followed was `China on the Irwell'…

Full details here…

added Monday, July 25, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD REGENERATION THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS

Star date: 24th July 2016

FROM PETER HOOK TO MAXINE PEAKE, ROBERT POWELL AND NIGEL PIVARO

To celebrate ten years of the Salford Star here we present the second part of an article on the city through the eyes of the many local celebrities we've featured since the first print issue in 2006.

In Part 2, we venture from Peter Hook and Stephen Lord's views on Langworthy, to Robert Powell's `trickle down effect' of Media City, to the Bez, Sweeney, Pivaro and Peake takes on local politicians.

Full details here... 

added Sunday, July 24, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD STAR TEN YEARS OF CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

Star date: 24th July 2016

FROM JOHN COOPER CLARKE TO BEN KINGSLEY AND CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON

To celebrate ten years of the Salford Star here we present a two part article on the city through the eyes of the many local celebrities we've featured since the first print issue in 2006.

In Part 1 we feature everyone, from John Cooper Clarke and his makeover of Beasley Street, to Shaun Ryder's thoughts on arriving Little Hulton, to Nigel Pivaro on the links between Coronation Street and Salford, to Ben Kingsley pondering whether Lowry painted his GP dad's waiting room...

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 24, 2016  

 
 

MARWAN KOUKASH STAYING WITH SALFORD RED DEVILS AS HULL GET VICTORY

Star date: 23rd July 2016

SALFORD RED DEVILS 20 HULL FC 28

Hull got the victory at Salford last night but fans were still happy after Marwan Koukash confirmed in a meeting prior to the game that he is staying for a further two years.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils also confirmed two new signings, as Simon Williams reports…

Match report and details here…

added Saturday, July 23, 2016  

 
 

BRIT URBAN ANGST DRAMA THE VIOLATORS OUT ON DVD

Star date: 23rd July 2016  

SEXPLOITATION AND SALFORD'S STEPHEN LORD FIRE THE VIOLATORS

Helen Walsh's The Violators, a 2016 tale of sexploitation, poverty and urban angst in the Government-violated North, is out on DVD this week, following rave reviews on its cinematic release.

Starring Salford actor, Stephen Lord, and rising stars, Lauren McQueen and Brogan Ellis, The Violators is well worth viewing on the small screen.

Full details here…

added Saturday, July 23, 2016  

 
 

JEREMY CORBYN LAUNCHES LABOUR PARTY LEADERSHIP BID IN SALFORD

Star date: 22nd July 2016  

CORBYN COMES TO SALFORD TO LAUNCH LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN – BUT HE THINKS IT'S IN MANCHESTER!

Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to launch his Labour Party leadership bid at The Lowry tomorrow, 23rd July at 2pm. Unfortunately, however, his `people' seem to think Salford Quays is in Manchester…

"Join Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday in Manchester for the official public launch of the campaign…" states the publicity. Hopefully, Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey, who is speaking at the rally, can tell the popular politician where he is…

Full details here…

added Friday, July 22, 2016  

 
 

NINE YEAR WAITING LIST FOR SALFORD AFFORDABLE ONE BED FLATS

Star date: 21st July 2016

WHILE BEDROOM TAX VICTIMS SUFFER, THERE'S LOADS OF FLATS FOR THE RICH

Salford City Council has revealed that there is an 8.7 year `queue' on its social housing register for a one bedroom flat, with demand rocketing "in the light of the Bedroom Tax".

Meanwhile, the number of unaffordable one bedroom flats in the city has been mushrooming, with Salford planning councillors, Antrobus and Mashiter, partying recently at CitySuites' 17 storey Greengate tower containing 244 `luxury' apartments. CitySuites avoided almost £500,000 in planning fees and the provision of affordable properties.

Full details here…

added Thursday, July 21, 2016  

 
 

PENDLETON DEMOLITIONS SEE MORE SALFORD SOCIAL CLEANSING

Star date: 20th July 2016

ALMOST 150 HIGH STREET ESTATE HOUSES TO GET BULLDOZED – BUT ONLY 52 AFFORDABLE REPLACEMENT HOMES TO BE BUILT

"If they make a decision it should be for the people who are here, not for the people they want to bring in" Evelyn Scott, resident.

Salford City Council has approved `decant notices' for families living in 149 homes on Pendleton's High Street estate which will be bulldozed – but is only providing 52 `affordable rented homes' for people to `decant' into, in what will be seen as more social cleansing in the city.

Meanwhile, after years of anguish, the Council has confirmed that Fitzwarren Court and Rosehill Close are to be saved from demolition.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 20, 2016  

 
 

GRADE TWO LISTED SALFORD THEATRE IN NEW DEMOLITION DANGER

Star date: 19th July 2016

NEW PLANS SUBMITTED TO DEMOLISH CROWN THEATRE ECCLES AND ERECT `MONSTROSITY'

"It looks like someone's half played a game of Tetris and then abandoned it" local resident

Campaigners are up in arms again as new plans to demolish the Grade 2 listed Crown Theatre in Eccles have been submitted to Salford City Council, together with proposals to build an apartment block with no affordable housing, described as a "monstrosity" by local resident Bree Hughes.

The Save The Crown Theatre campaign is urging everyone to sign its new petitions and to make objections by August 1st.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 19, 2016  

 
 

RUGBY FOOTBALL LEAGUE WANTED TO HELP GET SALFORD RED DEVILS RELEGATED

Star date: 18th July 2016

RFL TRIED TO INCREASE SALFORD POINTS DEDUCTION AND SPREAD THEM INTO SUPER 8 QUALIFIERS

Official papers from the independent appeals hearing show that  the Rugby Football League, or RFL, wanted to help push Salford Red Devils into relegation this season by increasing the club's points deduction from six points to eight points "spread across into the Super Eights qualifiers".

The papers, released today, also reveal that the RFL wanted to bring new charges against the club. Both the appeals from Marwan Koukash and the RFL were dismissed, as the original six point deduction was upheld.

Full details here...

added Monday, July 18, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL CIVIC CENTRE INVADED BY POKEMON

Star date: 17th July 2016

SALFORD CIVIC CENTRE BATTLEGROUND FOR ZUBATS AND DROWZEES

Salford Civic Centre in Swinton has become a battleground for Pokemon Go, with the Civic Centre a Pokegym and three Pokestops nearby. Today, the Red Team took control of the Civic Centre as players sat on the steps defending their territory, making the Labour Party leadership battle look like a walk in the park.

"There's a Pokemon called Drowzee and he is very common around here" Daniel told the Salford Star "I caught 155 of just that one Pokemon, it's always around here..."

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 17, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CUTS ANGUISH FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Star date: 17th July 2016

TORY GOVERNMENT CUTS COULD DISABLE DISABLED STUDENTS

Former Merchant Navy deck boy, Alan Whittaker, defied the odds to graduate from the University of Salford as he has learning difficulties and comes from what he calls `a deprived background'.

He was awarded help from Student Finance at the University and went on to take a Masters degree. However, he now fears that students like himself are going to be at a disadvantage again, thanks to Tory Government cuts. Here's Alan's story, in his own words...

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 17, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER PUNK: THE 40TH SUMMER EXHIBITION

Star date: 17th July 2016

FROM JOHN COOPER CLARKE TO ROCK AGAINST RACISM AND THE DRONES

RE:ASSEMBLE: 40th Summer Exhibition Pre & Post Punk Music Ephemera 1975-80
Until end of July 9am-5pm free
Havas Lynx, 52 Princess Street, Manchester

For the only reminder of the 40th anniversary of punk in Manchester, Salford and beyond, there's an incredible exhibition of posters, badges, records and photos on two floors in the auditorium of the Havas Lynx building in Manchester.

Here, Glenn Jones, of Salford punk band The Drones, who helped put the exhibition together with top graphic artist Trevor Johnson and `music archaeologist' Chris Hewitt, provides a guide and inspiration.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 17, 2016  

 
 

BE REET SHOW JOINS THE SOUNDS OF SALFORD RADIO

Star date: 17th July 2016

NEW INDIE MUSIC PLATFORM FOR THE SOUNDS OF SALFORD

After eight years at Salford City Radio, Tony Thornborough has taken his Be Reet show to The Sounds of Salford station, along with fellow presenter Steve Nicholson, where they say they have the chance of more artistic and political freedom.

Be Reet broadcast its first show this week and aims to give a platform to local indie bands, as well as proffering some sick northern banter.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 17, 2016  

 
 

A KIND OF LOVING DIGITALLY RESTORED AND RELEASED ON DVD

Star date: 17th July 2016

A KIND OF LOVING SCENES SHOT IN KERSAL

The epic kitchen sink film, A Kind of Loving, staring Alan Bates and June Ritchie, includes scenes with the stars shot in Kersal, on Moor Lane, Kellbrook Crescent and Heathland Road.

The film, made in 1962, has now been digitally restored and is released on DVD and on Blu-Ray on 1st August. A Kersal classic?

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 17, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE HITS THIRD WEEK IN SALFORD

Star date: 16th July 2016

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE ROUNDUP

As the Greater Manchester Fringe hits its third week, Anthony Murphy highlights a few of the shows that audiences still need to see in Salford. From the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare, to War Stories, to National Killing Day, there's a mix of comedy, gravity, fantasy and the absurd...

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 16, 2016  

 
 

MOTHER’S BLOOMERS ARRIVES AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 16th July 2016

A CABARET OF QUEER FOR GM FRINGE

Mother's Ruin presents Mother's Bloomers
Friday 22nd July
Kings Arms £6/£4

Mother's Bloomers is a cabaret of exploratory, extraordinary queer and alternative performance coming to the Kings Arms on Friday 22nd July as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. Expect whip teasing, drag, retro glamour, offbeat video and very adult short tales of the unexpected. Tickets are selling fast, as Anthony Murphy reports...

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 16, 2016  

 
 

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SALFORD RETRO VIDEO GAMES EXHIBITION SEES RETURN OF SPACE INVADERS AND MORE

Star date: 16th July 2016

SALFORD POP UP RETRO ARCADE AT FUTURE ARTISTS STUDIOS

Ready Player One:The History of Video Games
Saturday July 30th – Sunday September 11th
Future Artists Studios, Chapel Street

Pac Man, Space Invaders, Street Fighter and many other classic and rare video games return to the Future Artists Studios on Chapel Street for Ready Player One, a pop up retro arcade with hands-on old machines and consoles. There's only 3,000 tickets available, on sale now at £12.95 for three hours of unlimited player time.

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 16, 2016  

 
 

AS KOUKASH DITHERS SALFORD RED DEVILS GET JOY AT WIDNES VIKINGS

Star date: 16th July 2016

WIDNES VIKINGS 24 SALFORD RED DEVILS 32

With doubts remaining over whether Marwan Koukash will remain at Salford Red Devils next season, fans got some joy last night as the team won at Widnes, with winger Mason Caton-Brown bagging a hat-trick of tries. Simon Williams reports...

Full match report here...

added Saturday, July 16, 2016  

 
 

FREE SALFORD GARDEN PARTY AT ORDSALL HALL

Star date: 16th July 2016 

FAIRGROUND RIDES...MUSIC...BIRDS OF PREY...AND ORDSALL HALL

Garden Party
Sunday 17th July noon-4pm free
Ordsall Hall

Tomorrow, Sunday 17th July, sees a free family Garden Party at Ordsall Hall, complete with fairground rides, birds of prey, bouncy castle, games, face painting, music, didgeridoo healer and the Angelic Reiki Master...

Full details here...

added Saturday, July 16, 2016  

 
 

CND BRIDGE PROTEST TO URGE GREATER MANCHESTER MPS TO VOTE AGAINST TRIDENT

Star date: 15th July 2016 

TRIDENT – A £205BILLION MISUSE OF PUBLIC MONEY

"I wouldn't trust Theresa May with a pair of blunt scissors, let alone a nuclear arsenal" Andrew, CND

Manchester CND unfurled banners over the bridge on Princess Parkway, Hulme, today to give a clear message for local MPs to use their vote on Monday against the Government's plan to replace Trident, the £205billion nuclear weapons system.

"Spending billions to potentially kill millions is a misuse of public money" says Andrew Gibson, CND campaigner.

Full details here...

added Friday, July 15, 2016  

 
 

SPOTLIGHT IS ON SALFORD COUNCIL TO BAN FRACKING AFTER BURY

Star date: 15th July 2016

AS BURY COUNCIL BANS FRACKING CAMPAIGNERS TURN SIGHTS TO SALFORD

On Wednesday night, Bury Council passed a motion to prohibit fracking on all its land and committed to going fossil free by 2025. Now campaigners are turning their attention to Salford City Council and new City Mayor, Paul Dennett, who has the Environment brief for Greater Manchester.

"Bolton and now Bury Council have both taken steps to protect their local communities from fracking" says Jenny Ross of Frack Free Greater Manchester "The spotlight is now on Salford Council to follow suit."

Full details here...

added Friday, July 15, 2016  

 
 

THE SALFORD STAR CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF ATTITUDE AND LOVE

Star date: 14th July 2016

11 PRINT MAGAZINES...OVER 3,000 ONLINE ARTICLES...
SALFORD STAR: The Tenth Summer

`A fearless and independent voice' NUJ.

This summer the Salford Star celebrates ten years of `attitude and love'; of giving the community a voice, bigging up all that's great about the city and digging up all that's dodgy via hard core investigative journalism.

From regeneration gone rotten, to policing gone rotten at Barton Moss; from the riots to the floods, to Hazel Blears' expenses scandal  to Salford Council excesses, the Salford Star has been there...

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 14, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD BID FOR BUILE HILL PARK MANSION TO BE HANDED TO COMMUNITY

Star date: 13th July 2016

A Salford Star Exclusive

BUILE HILL PARK MANSION TO COME BACK TO COMMUNITY?

A consortium of Salford community groups have filed an expression of interest in Buile Hill Mansion, the Grade 2 listed building that has lied empty for almost 15 years, as a series of attempts to turn it into a hotel have floundered.

Now a group, led by Sounds of Salford Radio owner, Simon Williams, and the Salford Reds Rugby League Foundation, have plans to turn the Mansion into a proper community space, with the exciting prospect of re-opening the Mining Museum, as they hope Salford Council give the building back to Salford people.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD ATOS OFFICE PROTEST BY DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS

Star date: 13th July 2016

SALFORD PIP ASSESSMENT CENTRE PROTEST AS PART OF NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

`There's two types of people – those who are disabled, and those who aren't disabled yet...'

The ATOS Assessment Centre, off Trinity Way in Salford, was targeted this afternoon as part of a National Day of Action Against PIP, the Tory Government's replacement for Disability Living Allowance.

Members of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) held an impromptu rally outside the building, after displaying placards to raise awareness on Trinity Way..."Of the disabled people who apply for PIP, 63% are refused" explained Rick from DPAC.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

 
 

£42MILLION SALFORD PLANNING SCANDAL MUSHROOMS AS MAYOR ASKS WHAT IS GOING ON

Star date: 12th July 2016

POVERTY RIFE IN SALFORD AS DEVELOPERS EVADE OVER £42MILLION

"What is happening here?" Salford City Mayor

At the Salford Poverty Truth Commission last week, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, contrasted "Global financial investors coming into our city" with the fact that "poverty and deprivation isn't shifting". He then asked "So what is happening here?"

What is happening is that, based on official Salford City Council figures, developers have evaded over £42million in planning fees and obligations over the last two years, while failing to provide over 1,000 affordable houses. As the city's schools are bursting, developers have contributed just £17,000 to funding extra places.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS FAILED BY SATS TEST SHAMBLES

Star date: 11th July 2016

SALFORD NUT STATES TESTS WERE TOO HARD AND `DESIGNED TO DELIBERATELY FAIL CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS'

This year, 47% of children won't reach the `expected' standard in at least one of their SATs papers, compared to 15% last year, and now the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is calling for the resignation of Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, over the `car crash' tests.

"Our primary school members are very angry about this testing system" says Salford NUT's Judith Elderkin "It has been designed to deliberately fail children and schools. It is part of the Government's privatisation agenda that will force schools in deprived challenging areas into academy status."

Full details here...

added Monday, July 11, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DAY OF ACTION AGAINST PIP

Star date: 10th July 2016

ACTION AGAINST `POVERTY PIMP INDUSTRY' HITS SALFORD

National Day of Action Against PIP
Wednesday 13th July noon-3pm
PIP Consultation Centre Units, Trinity Way

PIP, or the Personal Independence Payment, replaced Disability Living Allowance, which campaigners claim is an excuse to remove people's entitlements to vital support.

This Wednesday, 13th July, a National Day of Action Against PIP has been called by MHRN, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and WinVisible, with a protest outside the PIP Consultation Centre Units on Trinity Way against what they call the `poverty pimp industry'.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 10, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION HEARS HORROR STORIES FROM THE CITY

Star date: 10th July 2016

ABUSE, SELF HARM, SEX, DRUGS, BAILIFFS, BREAKDOWNS AND HOMELESSNESS IN THE MIDST OF SALFORD DEVELOPER BOOM

On Friday, at a packed Eccles Old Town Hall, the Salford Poverty Truth Commission was launched as the Salford City Mayor, the Bishop of Salford and representatives from business and housing associations heard true horror stories of hell in a city that is supposed to be economically booming.

People from Salford's community bravely told their stories of torment, terror and tragedy that went way beyond dry statistics and strategies to drive home some real life honesty to those shaping the city's present and future.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 10, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD BOXING LEGEND JAMIE MOORE RELEASES AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Star date: 9th July 2016

FROM WALKDEN JOYRIDER TO BOXING CHAMPION

"This wasn't the way my parents had brought me up..."

Salford boxing legend, Jamie Moore, releases his autobiography this month, which charts his rise from Walkden joyrider to boxing champion and top media pundit, via the Marbella shooting that almost ended his life.

Here, Gareth Lyons reviews Mooresy: The Fighters Fighter, `the ideal sparring partner for a summer read'...

Full review click here...

added Saturday, July 9, 2016  

 
 

MARWAN KOUKASH TO DITCH SALFORD RED DEVILS AFTER SERIES OF SETBACKS?

Star date: 8th July 2016

KOUKASH NOT DENYING RED DEVILS LEAVE RUMOURS

"I was told last night he will be gone by September..."

After a series of setbacks that have beset Salford Red Devils, owner Marwan Koukash is not denying rumours sweeping the AJ Bell Stadium that he is set to leave the club in September. Yesterday the club lost its appeal against a six point deduction, and last night the team was walloped 40-14 by Warrington to put them in relegation danger.

Here Simon Williams discusses the Koukash dilemma, together with a match report from Warrington.

Full details click here...

added Friday, July 8, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FAMILIES IN POVERTY LOSE OUT AS £50,000 COUNCIL FUND INVESTIGATED

Star date: 7th July 2016

£50,000 FUND TO HELP POOREST PAY COUNCIL TAX INVESTIGATED

Salford City Council is to investigate why applications from some of the city's poorest people for help to pay their Council Tax have not been processed. The Council has a £50,000 Council Tax Support Fund set aside to help "people facing extreme hardship" but a report reveals that "Applications for this funding have not been progressed...".

The investigation will be embarrassing news for Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, who is due to address the Salford Poverty Truth Commission tomorrow...

Full details here...

added Thursday, July 7, 2016  

 
 

FRACKING AND CHILCOT LINKS MADE BY GREATER MANCHESTER CAMPAIGNERS - `OUR GOVERNMENT LIES’

Star date: 6th July 2016

RED LINE DRAWN AT GREATER MANCHESTER FRACKING PLANNING CONFERENCE

"Fracking, as well as being a toxic nightmare, is a new fossil fuel and that's why we are here. That's why fracking is our red line..." Martin Porter, Greenpeace

Campaigner, Tina Rothery, who is currently being sued by shale gas company Cuadrilla, today drew the links between the Chilcot Report and the Government's attitude to fracking at a protest outside the Planning and Environment conference in Manchester, sponsored by the pro-fracking United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas...

"You look at situations like that and say that our government lies" she said, referring to Iraq "...at what point can you call this a democracy?"

Full details here...

added Wednesday, July 6, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION TO LAUNCH

Star date: 5th July 2016

SALFORD POVERTY UNPICKED

Salford Poverty Truth Commission
Friday 8th July
Eccles Old Town Hall 10am

Despite all the `regeneration' and elite developments, 70% of Salford's population live in areas classified as highly deprived, while over 25% of the city's kids live in poverty.

Now, the Salford Poverty Truth Commission launches on Friday to "bring together local people who experience poverty with key public and business life people to...work together as equals to look at the causes of poverty in Salford".

Full details here...

added Tuesday, July 5, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD TEACHERS STRIKE FOR BETTER EDUCATION

Star date: 4th July 2016

SALFORD SCHOOLS TO SHUT AS TEACHERS STRIKE TO STOP THE BIGGEST EDUCATION CUTS IN A GENERATION

Virtually all Salford schools both primary and secondary, will be shut or partially shut tomorrow as teachers take industrial action against what it calls, `the biggest education cuts in a generation'.

"In light of the huge funding cuts to schools, worsening terms and conditions, and unmanageable and exhausting workloads, teachers cannot be expected to go on without significant change" says Kevin Courtney, Acting General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union.

Full details here...

added Monday, July 4, 2016  

 
 

OVER 900 NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL PLACES FOR SALFORD

Star date: 4th July 2016

BRENTNALL, FRIARS, LARK HILL, ST PAUL'S AMONGST SEVEN EXPANDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS

959 new primary school places are to be created by Salford City Council to cope with demand, with seven schools benefiting from expansion this year and next. The schools are Brentnall, Lark Hill, St Paul's, Godfrey Ermen and Friars, with River View and Summerville getting expanded resources for pupils with special needs.

Full details here...

added Monday, July 4, 2016  

 
 

RED LINE PROTEST AS FRACKING CONFERENCE COMES TO MANCHESTER

Star date: 4th July 2016

GREATER MANCHESTER ANTI FRACKING CAMPAIGNERS TO PROTEST AT ONSHORE OIL AND GAS CONFERENCE

Draw The Line On Fracking
Wednesday 6th July 12:30pm
Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street

Campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth, Reclaim the Power, Greenpeace and the Campaign Against Climate Change will hold a 'red lines' climate change protest this Wednesday outside a Planning and Environment conference sponsored by the pro-fracking United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas.

Full details here...

added Monday, July 4, 2016  

 
 

FOUR DAYS LEFT TO FUND SALFORD SCHOOLS SOLAR PANELS

Star date: 3rd July 2016

SHARE OFFER FOR COMMUNITY RENEWABLES ENDS ON THURSDAY

Greater Manchester Community Renewables has so far raised over £137,000 from a share offer to fund the installation of solar panels at Primrose Hill Primary School in Ordsall, Irlam Primary School, and The Fuse in Partington.

It has extended the offer until Thursday 7th July to meet its target of £186,000 to work with Moss Community Energy to install solar panels at Fiddlers Lane Primary School in Irlam. For just a minimum investment of £100 anyone can be an investor in this unique community scheme.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 3, 2016  

 
 

WALKDEN DE JANEIRO FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL FOR SALFORD

Star date: 3rd July 2016

TWO DAYS OF CARNIVAL THEMED EVENTS AND LIVE MUSIC

Walkden De Janeiro
Saturday 9th July noon-9pm/
Sunday 10th July noon-6pm
Parr Fold Park free

Two huge days of carnival themed family fun and live music come to Parr Fold Park next weekend, titled Walkden de Janeiro. With a nod to this year's Olympics in Brazil, there's lots of sports themed activities, as well as live bands, an open mic acoustic garden plus stalls, bouncy castles and workshops.

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 3, 2016  

 
 

BARBARA NICE FREE COMEDY SALFORD SHOW WITH ABBOTT LODGE

Star date: 3rd July 2016

KICKIN COMEDY WITH THE ABBOTT LODGE CREW

Kickin Comedy
Thursday 7th July 7pm free
Abbott Lodge

Top comedienne and housewife superstar, Barbara Nice, is making a special free appearance this week on stage with residents of Abbott Lodge on Brindleheath Road for a one-off night of Kickin Comedy...

Full details here...

added Sunday, July 3, 2016  

 
 

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