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MANCHESTER MARCH AGAINST TORIES

Star date: 30th September 2013

PART TWO: TORIES BADGERED FROM EVERY ANGLE

Over 50,000 people marched around Manchester covering every possible campaign and every possible idiotic policy the ConDem Government dreams up, from the Bedroom Tax, to the privatisation of the NHS, to wage cuts, job losses, social service cuts and shooting badgers.

The Conservative Party Conference welcome in Manchester? In their dreams!

Full demo report and zillions of photos click here…

added Monday, September 30, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CONDEMNS TORIES WITH MARCH AND RALLY

Star date: 30th September 2013

MARCH ON THE TORY CONFERENCE – PART 1: SALFORD 

Hundreds of people met at Bexley Square yesterday for a rally followed by a march from Salford to join the huge demonstration against the ConDem Government in Manchester city centre.

Everyone was there, from anti-fracking to anti-badger cull groups, to trade unionists, to Save Our NHS campaigners and Salford Against The Bedroom Tax.

Report and loads of photos here…

added Monday, September 30, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY LOSE CLASH OF FRUIT SALAD BATTLE

Star date: 29th September 2013

TANGERINES CRUSHED BY PINK GRAPEFRUITS

Salford City 0 Darlington 1883 2

In one of the worst colour clashes you'll see this side of a Liverpool away kit the bright pink-shirted Darlington 1883 pipped the tangerine-shirted Ammies to basket all the points at Moor Lane yesterday. The game was so bright you had to wear shades…

Full eye sizzling match report and photos here…

added Sunday, September 29, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY THREE

Star date: 28th September 2013 

SINGER SONGWRITERS, ROCK, POP AND HIP HOP

Day three of the Salford Music Festival sees a free Hip-Hoperative gig at The Crescent, a city rocking with tunes at every turn and a mini-Cumbrian invasion at the White Horse and Black Lion, starring Sean Moore and Rita Baugh.

Loads of details here…

added Saturday, September 28, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD GRAFFITI WALL CELEBRATED FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Star date: 28th September 2013

GRAFFITI PICNIC TODAY FOR SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Graffiti Picnic
Saturday 28th September 2pm free
Fairbrother Street, Ordsall

Salford's world famous ever changing Graffiti Wall in Ordsall – the one that Salford Council has tried its best to destroy – is being celebrated by the, er, Salford Council-backed Salford Music Festival today, with a special Graffiti Picnic as part of the Salford Hip-Hoperative's free day of hip hop and urban culture.

Full details here…

added Saturday, September 28, 2013  

 
 

AGECROFT COLLIERY PHOTO STARS DISCOVERED AT SALFORD EXHIBITION

Star date: 27th September 2013

FORMER MYSTERY MINERS DISCOVERED AT AGECROFT EXHIBITION

The Last Pit In The Valley
Last day Saturday 28th September
12noon-4pm
St Augustine's Church, Pendlebury

Two mystery miners who featured in old photos of the last days of Agecroft Colliery have been `discovered', after visiting The Last Pit In The Valley exhibition at St Augustine's Church. The two Accrington based men were chuffed to see their huge portraits on the walls of the exhibition.

Full details here…

added Friday, September 27, 2013  

 
 

GMP BRINGS CHARGES OVER SALFORD ACTIVIST HIT AND RUN HORROR

Star date: 27th September 2013

POLICE CHARGE MANCHESTER MAN OVER GEORGE TAPP HIT AND RUN

Greater Manchester Police has finally charged Manchester man Michael Collins with `dangerous driving' following a hit and run horror back in May, when Ordsall campaigner George Tapp was left with two broken legs and a fractured skull during a protest outside the BAM Construction site in Eastlands.

The protest at BAM was over the company's blacklisting policies and sacking workers at the huge Crossrail project in London. The dispute has now been won.

Full details here…

added Friday, September 27, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL ROCKS ON FOR DAY TWO

Star date: 27th September 2013 

POETS, PUNK, ROCK AND SINGER SONGWRITERS

Day two of the Salford Music Festival sees ace Salford bands Death To The Strange and Suzuki Method, plus top Little Hulton poet Words Escape Me at Islington Mill. There's another Punkiside night at the Lower Kersal Social Club and The Complete Works of the Salford Music Festival at The Eagle. And loads and loads and loads of other stuff.

See Day Two preview here…

added Friday, September 27, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL CLOSES CHILDREN’S SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS IN IRLAM

Star date: 26th September 2013

`IT'S DISCRIMINATION' STATES POSITIVE MOVES AS £51M PROFIT COMPANY TAKES OVER

Tonight will see the closure of groups supporting children with special needs in Irlam and Cadishead, as Salford Council removes the contract to provide the service, from the locally based Positive Moves group, in favour of five other organisations, one of which, Core Assets, is a huge global company that made £51.6million gross profit last year.

Now eighty `devastated' children with special needs and their families will lose a much valued local activity group. The campaign against the closure is already under way.

Full details here…

added Thursday, September 26, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL BEGINS AT DELI LAMA

Star date: 26th September 2013

DELI-LAMA ACOUSTIC NIGHT

Thursday 26th September
Deli-Lama Café Bar
6-10pm free

The Salford Music Festival begins today at venues all over the city, and here we focus on the Deli-Lama café bar, on the corner of Bexley Square and Chapel Street, where there's an ace acoustic night featuring Adazae JonDemetrius, Laura and Claire, Harry Wilkinson and Lei Jennings.

Full details here…

added Thursday, September 26, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD FIREFIGHTERS STRIKE SOLID

Star date: 25th September 2013

HUGE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR SALFORD FIREFIGHTERS

Salford firefighters went on strike for four hours today against Government proposals to make them shin up ladders until they're sixty and pay more for their pensions in the process. There was huge public support for picket lines at fire stations across Salford as passing cars and lorry drivers blasted their horns.

Firefighters say that the strike isn't just about their jobs but also about public safety.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, September 25, 2013  

 
 

TORY CONFERENCE DELEGATES GET FREE TAX PAYER FUNDED TRAVEL

Star date: 24th September 2013

SALFORD AND GREATER MANCHESTER TAX PAYERS FUND FREE £130,000 CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE TRAVEL

Delegates to this week's Conservative Party Conference will be getting free travel passes for bus, trains and trams worth an estimated £130,000, courtesy of council tax payers in Salford and Greater Manchester.

The free `System One' travel cards are being handed out to around 4,000 Conservative Party members attending the Conference. `System One' is co-owned by Transport for Greater Manchester, which is funded by Salford Council and the nine other local councils.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, September 24, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MARCH TO CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE

Star date: 23rd September 2013

TORIES NOT WELCOME HERE

Salford March and Rally
Sunday 29th September
Meet Bexley Square 10am

The Salford march, as part of the huge TUC demo telling the Tories they are not welcome here, goes from Bexley Square on Chapel Street this Sunday. Before it sets off to join the main TUC march there'll be a short rally with the theme of the day… `Save Our NHS'…`Defend Jobs and Services'…`No To Austerity'.

Full details here…

added Monday, September 23, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FOR FOURTH YEAR

Star date: 23rd September 2013

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 240 ARTISTS, 25 VENUES, 4 DAYS!

Salford Music Festival
Thursday 26th- Sunday 29th September
Various venues, mostly free

The fourth Salford Music Festival happens this week with a massive array of bands and singers performing in 25 venues all over the city.

From Broughton's Ren Harvieu kicking off the Fest on Thursday night at St Philips Church, to acoustic nights at the Deli-Lama on Chapel Street, to metal, rock, punk and ska nights at Wangies in Eccles, to a dub night at the White Horse in Irlam, there really is something groovy for everyone in virtually every part of Salford. And most of the gigs are free entry.

More details here…

added Monday, September 23, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD FIREFIGHTERS SET TO STRIKE THIS WEEK

Star date: 22nd September 2013

SALFORD FIREFIGHTERS TO STRIKE ON WEDNESDAY

Salford firefighters are to go on strike on Wednesday 25th September for four hours, between noon and 4pm, to try and ram home to the ConDem Government that no-one wants people fighting fires into their late fifties, and to pay more for their pensions to follow.

"Expecting large numbers of firefighters in their late 50s to fight fires and rescue families is not just ludicrous: it's dangerous to the public and to firefighters" states the Fire Brigade Union.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 22, 2013  

 
 

STOP FRACKING ON BARTON MOSS SALFORD MEETING

Star date: 22nd September 2013

SAY NO TO FRACKING IN SALFORD 

Public Meeting
Thursday, September 26th
Friends Meeting House, Eccles 7-9pm

As IGas prepare to do `explore' for gas under Barton Moss, the Salford's Say No To Fracking group has called a public meeting at the Friends Meeting House in Eccles this Thursday evening, with speakers from a range of anti-fracking groups.

More details here…

added Sunday, September 22, 2013  

 
 

AGECROFT COLLIERY EXHIBITION BEGINS IN SALFORD

Star date: 22nd September 2013

MINERS' CATHEDRAL EXHIBITION OPENS

The Last Pit In The Valley
Until Saturday 28th September
St Augustine's Church

The Last Pit In The Valley exhibition has opened at the spectacular St Augustine's Church on Bolton Road, known as the `Miners' Cathedral'. The exhibition was attended by many ex Agecroft Colliery workers and their families, who saw two specially commissioned films, the launch of a book about the pit and a short play devised by pupils from St Augustine's Primary School.

The exhibition, which runs until 28th September, includes a huge collection of Agecroft artefacts and `Death of a Pit' photos by Lorraine Mchugh, who flew over from Ireland for the opening.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 22, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY UNBEATEN RUN ENDS AT BURSCOUGH

Star date: 21st September 2013

NO FUN IN THE SUN FOR AMMIES

Burscough 2 Salford City 0

Salford City's unbeaten run came to an end this afternoon in the Burscough sun, in a bad tempered game that also saw the Ammies miss a penalty. Guest reporter Andrew Goudie sucks the lemons of skulduggery.

Match report and photos here…

added Saturday, September 21, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR EMBARRASSED AS HE BACKTRACKS ON DISABLED KIDS DECISION AT THE GRANGE

Star date: 20th September 2013

PARENTS AND UNISON VINDICATED AFTER MAYOR ACCUSES THEM OF LIES ABOUT THE GRANGE

"We have been vindicated and the Mayor should be asking who has given him inaccurate information" Save The Grange campaign group

A couple of weeks ago, outside Eccles Town Hall, Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart accused "rent-a-crowd" parents and trade union UNISON of lying over the issue of safeguarding once he had closed The Grange as a short term respite centre for children with disabilities.

Now, after a meeting with parents and professionals this week, Stewart heard for himself that there was a definite safeguarding issue and has postponed his decision to go ahead with the cut.

Full details here…

added Friday, September 20, 2013  

 
 

41% OF SALFORD TENANTS AFFECTED BY BEDROOM TAX IN ARREARS

Star date: 19th September 2013

SALFORD SOCIAL HOUSING TENANTS BEDROOM TAX MISERY

41% of Salford's council house tenants affected by the Bedroom Tax have been pushed into rent arrears, according to new figures released by False Economy. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information, show that 565 people from a total 1,371 `council house tenants' are behind with payments, the highest rate recorded in Greater Manchester.

And the numbers could be even higher, as over five thousand Salford residents in total have been affected by the Bedroom Tax.

Full details here…

added Thursday, September 19, 2013  

 
 

AGECROFT COLLIERY SALFORD EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

Star date: 15th September 2013

THE LAST PIT IN THE VALLEY – THE PHOTOS, THE MEMORIES, THE ARTEFACTS, THE FILM AND THE BOOK

The Last Pit In The Valley Exhibition
Saturday 21st - 28th September
St Augustine's Church, Bolton Road

Agecroft Colliery, on Agecroft Road, was the last pit in Salford and closed in 1990, largely forgotten until the Irwell Valley Mining Project unveiled a memorial in July near its former entrance.

Next Saturday an exhibition – The Last Pit In The Valley – opens for a week, and includes photos, memorabilia and oral memories of Agecroft, as well as the launch of a new book by former miner Paul Kelly and the premiere of a new film about mining in Salford.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD FLY HORROR TIP PUBLIC MEETING

Star date: 15th September 2013

THE CRESCENT HORROR TIP PUBLIC MEETING

Tuesday 17th September 6pm
Council Chamber in the Old Fire Station

Following continued residents' concern about the fly infested rubbish mountain at the back of The Crescent, there is to be a public meeting this Tuesday with representatives from the Environment Agency, Salford Council, the land owners, GMP and local businesses present.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

ANTI CAPITALIST ROADSHOW HITS TOWN FOR THE 29TH SEPT DEMO

Star date: 15th September 2013

PEGGY SEEGER JOINS ANTI-CAPITALIST ROADSHOW

The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow
Sunday 29th September 7:30pm
Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester £10/£8

Singer Peggy Seeger, wife of Salford legend Ewan MacColl, plays a rare local gig when she joins the Anti-Capitalist Roadshow for their concert on 29th September to coincide with the huge TUC demonstration outside the Tory Party conference. Peggy is joined by political folk legends Roy Bailey, Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson and Jim Woodland.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD TELLS IGAS TO FRACK OFF

Star date: 15th September 2013

SAY NO TO FRACKING ON BARTON MOSS

IGas Open Day
Tuesday 17th September 11am-8pm
Salford City Stadium (AJ Bell Stadium etc)

Salford's anti-fracking group, Say No To Fracking On Barton Moss, is to protest against energy company IGas which is holding an open day next Tuesday to `explain' to the community what it's up to at its site off Barton Moss Road. Exploratory drilling is to begin next month.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

HOW SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS CAN BE BEATEN

Star date: 15th September 2013

SALFORD AGAINST THE CUTS VICTORY PAMPHLET

Cuts Can Be Beaten!
Salford Against The Cuts £1/£2

This little 18 page pamphlet, produced by Salford Against The Cuts, begins with the intro "Victories in the battle against cuts are rare enough, and we felt this story needed to be told". The story being told is about how Mental Health Service users in Salford took on Salford Council, and won using every campaigning device in the protester's manual. Well worth a read!

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD NHS SUPPORT GROUP NHS SOS TALK

Star date: 15th September 2013

HOW THE NHS WAS BETRAYED – IN ECCLES

NHS SOS Talk by Ray Tallis
Monday 16th September 7:30pm
Eccles Town Hall £2.50

Ray Tallis, top writer and former Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Hope Hospital (now Salford Royal), is coming back to Eccles on Monday to give a talk centred around NHS SOS: How The NHS Was Betrayed, the recently published book he has co-edited and contributed to, along with other health experts. As the NHS gets butchered don't miss this crucial expose…

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL TWANGS LOAN SHARKS

Star date: 15th September 2013

LOAN SHARKS SONG WRITING COMPETITION

The Salford Music Festival, which runs 26th - 29th September, is running an anti-loan shark song writing competition, inviting anyone in Salford to create a tune trashing the dodgy money lenders who charge extortionate interest rates. The prize is the making of a music video to go with the fun song.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 15, 2013  

 
 

LABOUR MPS SAY MILIBAND FINISHED IF BEDROOM TAX NOT ABOLISHED

Star date: 14th September 2013

LABOUR PARTY FACES MUTINY IF IT KEEPS THE BEDROOM TAX BOLTON MP TELLS RALLY

"There will be numerous MPs like me…who will vote against the leadership of the Labour Party and the Whips office" David Crausby, Bolton MP

As hundreds of people from all over Greater Manchester gathered in Bolton Town Centre this afternoon for a march and rally against the Bedroom Tax, Bolton North East MP, David Crausby, pledged, along with two more of the area's MPs, to "vote against the Labour Party leadership" if it keeps the Bedroom Tax.

Full details here…

added Saturday, September 14, 2013  

 
 

RORY URGES SALFORD TO STOP

Star date: 14th September 2013

SALFORD CAN STOP THIS KILLER

Ex-smoker and alcoholic Rory Coleman is urging Salford people to stop smoking as part of Stopober, where everyone is asked to stop smoking for 28 days. Rory, now an extreme marathon runner, is aiming to complete 28 miles for 28 consecutive days as part of the campaign, and kicked off the challenge by rolling a giant `Stopober' wheel from Old Trafford to Salford Shopping Centre.

Full details of the campaign here…

added Saturday, September 14, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY STADIUM LOSES SALFORD FROM ITS TITLE

Star date: 14th September 2013

SALFORD CITY STADIUM TO BE RENAMED AJ BELL STADIUM...And what is going on at The Willows?

Salford City Stadium, formerly the Salford Community Stadium, has now lost the word `Salford' from its title completely after Sale Sharks flogged off the naming rights to `investment platforms and stockbroker services' company AJ Bell, which is based in Trafford.

Meanwhile The Willows, former home of Salford City Reds - re-named Salford Red Devils last week - is at the centre of more possible Salford Council controversy.

Full details here…

added Saturday, September 14, 2013  

 
 

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UNITED NATIONS COMES TO SALFORD TO SEE BEDROOM TAX AFFECT

Star date: 13th September 2013

BEDROOM TAX AFFECT IN PENDLETON HORRIFIES UNITED NATIONS

"My immediate recommendation is that the Bedroom Tax is abolished" UN special investigator.

Raquel Rolnik, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, came to Pendleton to seek evidence during her visit to the UK looking at the affects on human rights of the Bedroom Tax.

The visit to see Dave, a former council worker who says he'll end up on the street, was captured by Al Jazeera UK TV and is now on YouTube. Meanwhile, for those wanting to protest against the Tax, there's a demo outside Bolton Town Hall tomorrow, Saturday at 1pm.

Full details here…

added Friday, September 13, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £75 MILLION CUTS TO COME BUT £20 MILLION ON PRESTIGE SPENDING THIS YEAR

Star date: 12th September 2013

MEDIACITYUK, CHAPEL STREET, IRWELL RIVER PARK £20MILLION SPENDING THIS YEAR

Salford Council, while having to make at least another £75million of cuts over the next three years, is busy spending over £20million this year alone on prestige projects like MediaCityUK, the Irwell River Park and Chapel Street. There's also another £15million going towards Peel Holdings' Port Salford project.

The Council says it `has no money'. Are they having a laugh?

Full details here…

added Thursday, September 12, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD ASSISTANT MAYOR PUSHES THROUGH DISABLED CHILDREN RESPITE CUT

Star date: 11th September 2013

SAVE THE GRANGE PARENTS `FLABBERGASTED' AS JOHN MERRY RECOMMENDS CUT

Parents of children with disabilities declared themselves `flabbergasted' today when they learned that John Merry, Salford Council's Assistant Mayor for Children and Young People, has recommended cuts to short respite breaks at The Grange.

Parents met with John Merry last Friday and are due to meet City Mayor Ian Stewart next Tuesday to discuss changes to the service… "They're just going through the motions" says parent Margaret Tunnacliffe.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, September 11, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD NDC COMMUNITY LEGACY GROUP SHOCK

Star date: 9th September 2013

SALFORD NDC GROUP 80% SPENDING ON RUNNING COSTS WHILE JUST 4% OF INCOME REACHES COMMUNITY

The community group that gets almost £80,000 `legacy' funding from Salford Council via the assets of the failed £53million Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities scheme, spent 80% of its expenditure for last year on running costs and marketing, while only 4% of its total income reached the community for `grants and events'.

Running costs for the re-branded Inspiring Communities Together group included over £34,000 for a part time worker.

Full details here…

added Monday, September 9, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL EMBROILED IN MANCHESTER AIRPORT HUMAN RIGHTS SHOCKER

Star date: 8th September 2013 

GREATER MANCHESTER COUNCILS PETITIONED AS MAN DIES IN MANCHESTER AIRPORT DETENTION CENTRE

Last night, as Manchester Airport celebrated its 75th anniversary at Bridgewater Hall, around five hundred guests were met by reps of human rights organisation RAPAR, informing them of conditions at the Airport's Pennine House detention centre, where a man died this summer.

Ten Greater Manchester councils, including Salford, own the largest stake in Manchester Airport, and RAPAR is calling on them to ensure transparency on how the man died and the rules governing the privately run detention facility.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 8, 2013  

 
 

SUPER SALFORD CITY FC SOAR TO FIFTH PLACE IN NPL

Star date: 8th September 2013

SUBLIME UNBEATEN SALFORD CITY IN PLAY OFF SPOT

Salford City 2 Padiham 1

Stunning Salford City kept up the unbeaten league run and climbed to fifth place in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division North after all but trouncing Padiham at Moor Lane.

The scoreline was hardly a reflection of the game as the Ammies, with the superb Nelson Mota scoring on his long awaited debut, and Lee Hodgkinson curling in the second, dominated all but the final ten minutes.

Match report and photos here…

added Sunday, September 8, 2013  

 
 

STELLA GRUNDY TRIUMPHS AS NORTHERN STAR AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 7th September 2013

SUPER STELLA SPRINKLES THE WARPED STAR DUST IN SALFORD  

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star
Until Friday 13th September
Kings Arms 7:30pm £7.50

Back in the daze of the Hac et al, the infamous Tracy Star strode the streets of North Manchester and Salford, with an almost hit record, an almost successful band and one mighty drug and alcohol habit. Can't quite remember her?

Let former pop star Stella Grundy take you through Tracy's life in this must see, staggering performance at the Kings Arms that is bound to go on to much, much bigger things.

Full review here…

added Saturday, September 7, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SCANDAL AS VICKERS TAKES JOB WITH SALFORD RED DEVILS

Star date: 6th September 2013

FOUR WEEKS AFTER TAKING £78,000 PAY OFF MARTIN VICKERS TAKES JOB WITH SALFORD RED DEVILS

Exactly four weeks after leaving Salford Council with, what the Salford Star understands, was a £78,000 pay-off, Martin Vickers, the Council's former Strategic Director, has taken a job at Salford Red Devils.

Vickers was part of the Salford Council team that negotiated very favourable terms for the rugby club to pay back £1.6million loans to the Council.

Full story here…

added Friday, September 6, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CHILD POVERTY SCANDAL

Star date: 6th September 2013

11,000 SALFORD CHILDREN LIVING IN WORKLESS HOUSEHOLDS

Figures released this week by the Government Office of National Statistics show that 11,000 Salford children are living in households where no-one has work. That's 23.2% of all children in the city, the second highest in Greater Manchester and over 8% higher than the national average.

Well over half of the city's children are now living in households where either no-one works or only one person works.

Full details here…

added Friday, September 6, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD HOMELESS FAMILIES SHOCKER

Star date: 5th September 2013 

SALFORD COUNCIL HOUSING'S BIG ISSUE

Homeless figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that Salford has a housing problem, with 203 households eligible homeless under the 1996 Housing Act in the last three months alone.

Meanwhile, Government records for the last financial year reveal that Salford had the highest figure in Greater Manchester where the Council had a duty to provide homeless households with accommodation but had left them stewing, with `no secured accommodation'.

Full details here…

added Thursday, September 5, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR INSULTS DISABLED CHILDREN PARENTS ON YOUTH DAY

Star date: 4th September 2013

PARENTS FURY AFTER IAN STEWART BRANDS THEM `RENT-A-CROWD'

"We're not rent-a-crowd, we're concerned parents"

"Disgusting"… "Insulting"…were just some of the words used by parents of children with disabilities, as Salford Mayor Ian Stewart put out an official press statement condemning "the usual rent-a-crowd placards and megaphones" he was expecting at a lobby they had organised to try to save The Grange respite centre.

The parents confronted Stewart last night as he attended a Youth Day event at Eccles Town Hall, where a war of words in the street ensued.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, September 4, 2013  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS DRIVES CONCRETE MIXER THROUGH SALFORD GREEN SITES

Star date: 3rd September 2013

WORSLEY AND BOOTHSTOWN GREENFIELD SITES SET FOR 124 PEEL HOUSES

Peel Holdings is set to drive a horse and cart, and concrete mixer, through Salford Council's almost non-existent planning policies this week as it attempts to build up to 124 houses on Greenfield sites in Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, despite objections from councillors, an MP and the community.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, September 3, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD ORDSALL HALL PARK TO BE CONCRETED

Star date: 2nd September 2013

ORDSALL RIVERSIDE MASTERPLAN IN TATTERS AS `GREEN BOULEVARD' TO BE INDUSTRIAL UNITS

Salford Council's plans to turn the space directly in front of Ordsall Hall into `Ordsall Green' are set to be torn up, with its planning department recommending the building of twelve industrial units on the site.

The Council purchased the former Vanguard Textiles site with a grant of £4.5million to create "a new quality neighbourhood green space in front of Ordsall Hall that enhances the setting of this Grade 1 listed building". In yer dreams!

Full details here…

added Monday, September 2, 2013  

 
 

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TRACY STAR AT THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 1st September 2013

STELLA DOES TRACY STAR AS MADCHESTER COMES BACK TO SALFORD

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star
Friday 6th September – Friday 13th September
Kings Arms
7:30pm £7.50

It's the late 80s and everyone is grabbing a guitar and some baggy keks as Madchester hits the world. Some make it huge and some almost make it huge. Anyone remember Tracy Star?

Stella Grundy, of Intastella fame back in the day, and more recently acclaimed for her portrayal of Nico in the Nico Icon play, brings Tracy Star back to life on stage at the Kings Arms for one week only. Don't miss!

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 1, 2013  

 
 

MISS NOBODY COMES TO SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 1st September 2013

ETHEL CARNIE MISS NOBODY CENTENARY EVENT

Saturday 7th September
Working Class Movement Library
2 – 5pm Free

Ethel Carnie's book, Miss Nobody, published in September 1913, is believed to be the first novel in Britain by a working class woman, and the former Lancashire mill worker is being remembered with a special event at the Working Class Movement Library next Saturday.

While she was brought up in Great Harwood near Blackburn, Ethel spent the last thirty years of her life in Cheetham Hill. Her books are about the tension between love, work and poverty…well suited to the current times.

Full details here…

added Sunday, September 1, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY CRASH OUT OF THE FA CUP

Star date: 1st September 2013

AMMIES CUP RUN ENDS AT CAMMELL LAIRD

Cammell Laird 2 Salford City 0

Salford City, missing four first team players, crashed out of the FA Cup at Cammell Laird yesterday.

Match report and photos here…

added Sunday, September 1, 2013  

 
 

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