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SALFORD PUBLIC MEETING ON FIGHTING UNEMPLOYMENT POVERTY AND AUSTERITY

Star date: 24th September 2017

TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL SEES ANTI-AUSTERITY MEETING

Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity
Saturday 30th September 1pm-3pm free
Working Class Movement Library

On the eve of the Tory Party Conference, the Mary Quaile Club is running a public meeting at Salford's Working Class Movement Library on Fighting Unemployment, Poverty and Austerity, with speakers Sean Mitchell, author of the book Struggle or Starve about Belfast riots, and Tameside Against The Cuts activist Charlotte Hughes.

Full details here...

 
 
KEN LOACH STARS IN FUNDRAISER FOR SALFORD RESOURCE CENTRE

Star date: 24th September 2017

KEN LOACH, JB BARRINGTON, RICKY TOMLINSON AND MORE

Films and Conversation with Ken Loach and Friends
Thursday 23rd November 4pm-midnight
Moston Miners' Centre £20/£10

Ken Loach, director of top films like I, Daniel Blake, Cathy Come Home and Looking For Eric, is to star in a fundraiser for Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre on Thursday 23rd November. Joining him are JB Barrington, Ricky Tomlinson and more, with tickets on sale now.

Full details here...

 
 
LANGWORTHY CORNERSTONE OPEN DAY AND SALFORD HISTORIES FESTIVAL

Star date: 23rd September 2017

LOCAL HISTORY GROUPS AND CORNERSTONE GO BACK TO THE FUTURE

Cornerstone Open Day and Salford Histories Festival
Saturday 30th September 10am-4pm
Langworthy Cornerstone free

Well over a dozen local history groups and community organisations have joined together for a Salford Histories Festival and Langworthy Cornerstone Open Day next Saturday, with competitions, activities, food and more.

Full details here...

 
 
MOORS MURDER PLAY COMES TO KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 23rd September 2017

DRAMA OF EVIL KILLERS MYRA HINDLEY AND IAN BRADY

Old Ground
Thursday 28th September to Sunday 8th October
Kings Arms £10/£12

Organised Chaos bring Old Ground to the Kings Arms this week. It's a dramatic account of a specific moment in the horrific story of the Moors Murderers: Myra Hindley's disturbing attempt to deny involvement in the gruesome crimes in a bid for freedom, and Ian Brady's effort to exact revenge on his ex-lover, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION TO REPORT FINDINGS

Star date: 23rd September 2017

HAS POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION ACHIEVED ANYTHING?

In July 2016 the Salford Poverty Truth Commission was launched to drive home some real life honesty to those shaping the city's present and future, and hopefully change something. Has it achieved anything? On October 6th, Commission members will be sharing some results in a free open event that anyone can attend.

Full details here...

 
 
SONNETS FROM SALFORD POETRY BOOK HELPS ST ANN’S HOSPICE

Star date: 23rd September 2017

SALFORD POETRY FOR SALFORD PEOPLE

Sounds of Salford Radio's Simon Williams has penned a new collection of poems about Salford people and for Salford people, with subjects ranging from Salford Reds at The Willows, to social cleansing in Langworthy, to a rhyming trip around the city's music history. There's only one hundred copies of the pamphlet, it's £2.50 and all proceed go to St Ann's Hospice.

Full details here...

 
 
REVIEW OF ANGELS WITH DIRTY ACCENTS AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 22nd September 2017

STREET ANGELS, DRUGS AND RIPPED WINGS FEELS LIKE HEAVEN

Swearing, drug taking, warring, robbing, homeless angels? It certainly feels like heaven - not - in a slick, new production by R.Kid, where the halos have unravelled big time, and the dark side rears its horns. Angels With Dirty Accents runs at Salford Arts Theatre until 23rd and then from 27th to 30th September.

Full review here...

 
 
SALFORD RED DEVILS SEASON ENDS WITH VIOLENCE, DEFEAT TO ST HELENS AND CLUB NAME REMAIN

Star date: 22nd September 2017

SALFORD TO REMAIN 'SALFORD' BUT SAINTS ENSURE END OF SEASON DEFEAT

A topsy-turvy season that could have seen 'Salford' become 'Manchester', or a Challenge Cup final place, ended last night with defeat to St Helens, a man sent off and fan violence, although Marwan Koukash confirmed that the 'Salford' name will remain. Analysis, photos and match report from our three Red Devils correspondents.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD COUNCIL PROUD OF EDUCATING GREATER MANCHESTER HARROP FOLD SCHOOL PUPILS

Star date: 21st September 2017

COUNCILLORS PROUD OF HOW HARROP FOLD TV PUPILS REPRESENTING CITY – AS £1.7MILLION FUNDRAISING DRIVE LAUNCHED TO WIPE OUT HUGE SCHOOL DEFICIT

At yesterday's full meeting of Salford Council, councillors praised staff and pupils at Harrop Fold school for how they have represented the city..."I really think they've done the community proud and this city proud" said Walkden South Councillor, Richard Critchley, and the sentiments were underlined by Children's Lead Member Lisa Stone.

Meanwhile the school has launched a £1.7million fundraising drive to wipe out its deficit, which at one point was the highest in the country at a forecast £6.7million.

Full details here...

 
 
IT WOULD BE ‘LUDICROUS’ TO BAN FRACKING SAYS SALFORD PLANNING LEAD MEMBER

Star date: 21st September 2017

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL PASSES MOTION THAT 'EXPRESSES CONCERN' ON FRACKING

At yesterday's full meeting of Salford City Council, Councillor Derek Antrobus, proposing a motion on fracking and local democracy, said that it would be "absolutely ludicrous" for the city to ban fracking as unsafe. Bury Council and Preston Council have already banned the process.

Instead, a motion was passed that "expresses concern" about "exploiting new sources of fossil fuel"...

Full details here...

 
 
WARM TRIBUTES PAID TO SALFORD COUNCILLOR WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY

Star date: 20th September 2017

SALFORD COUNCIL REFLECTS ON DEPRESSION OF COUNCILLOR WHO PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY

At today's full meeting of Salford Council, councillors paid glowing tributes to Paul Longshaw, Lead Member for Housing, who was found dead at his home two weeks ago.

Amongst the many eulogies, Councillor Jane Hamilton pleaded for depression to be talked about more. And Councillor Kate Lewis summed up the feelings..."as we all know there isn't a better off place without Paul Longshaw..."

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD COUNCIL TO AXE 25% OF JOBS IN MOVE TO UNSTAFFED LIBRARIES

Star date: 19th September 2017

SELF SERVICE LIBRARIES AND VOLUNTEERS IN £550,000 'SAVINGS' PROPOSALS 

Salford City Council has announced plans to cut one quarter of all jobs in a move towards unstaffed self-service libraries, to save almost £550,000. Clifton Library, for instance, will be open for longer hours but only three hours a week, out of 18, will be staffed. Volunteers will 'provide support'.

The Council is to bring in new Open+ technology in the move towards self service, with upgrades to existing IT equipment. A 'click and collect' service and self access computers will be available at seven new locations. Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett, describes the move as "amazing and such a bonus for the people of Salford"...

Full details here...

 
 
GREATER MANCHESTER PENSION FUND NO COMMENT ON SALFORD AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN £60MILLION SOAPWORKS DEAL

Star date: 18th September 2017

240 HOUSES AND HOTEL AT SOAPWORKS BUT GMPF COY ON AFFORDABILITY

Last week, Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), which invests pension monies from public sector workers in the area, announced a £60million deal to acquire the Soapworks in Ordsall, and there are reported plans for 240 homes and a hotel to be built as part of the office site.

With Ordsall desperately in need of affordable housing, chances are that there will be none in this latest GMPF property investment. The Fund, which has an advisory body stuffed with local councillors, including from Salford, refused to comment on the issue.

Full details here...

 
 
TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL FOR TORY PARTY CONFERENCE

Star date: 17th September 2017

ONE GIANT DEMONSTRATION PLUS JOHN MCDONNELL, MAXINE PEAKE, LOWKEY AND MORE

A six day Take Back Manchester Festival, running from 29th September to 4th October, has been organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity to 'welcome' the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

The centrepiece is the massive national demonstration on Sunday 1st October and around it are cultural events, film screenings, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings, with participants including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Maxine Peake, Lowkey, Captain Ska, Barbara Nice and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD STAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2017 OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

Star date: 17th September 2017

THE BEST SALFORD ACTS, BANDS AND EVENTS UP FOR NEW AWARDS

This year, the Salford Star is running the brand new Entertainment Awards to find Salford's top acts, bands and events. And we'd like the community to help us find them.

Nominations are now open for Salford's best performer, musicians, regular night out and live show. Salford Star Live Events Editor, Ian Leslie, suggests some ideas but anyone and anything that moves or grooves in the city can be suggested for the shortlist.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD DOGS4US SEES PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY PROTEST

Star date: 16th September 2017

BOYCOTT DOGS4US HOLDS TWO PROTESTS FOR PUPPY FARM AWARENESS

For Puppy Farm Awareness Day, Boycott Dogs4Us held two protests, the first in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, and later outside the Dogs4Us store on Agecroft Road... "We've had an amazing response from members of the public wanting to take leaflets and learn more" says Boycott Dogs4Us founder, Aran Mathai.

Full details here...

 
 
ACE SALFORD CREATIVES PROUD AND LOUD LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

Star date: 16th September 2017

'LIBERATING THE VOICES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH PERFORMANCE'

Proud and Loud Arts is way more than a performance group, blending passionate issue-related themes with totally brilliant shows. The group is now expanding and looking for new members with physical or learning disabilities. It's a great chance to join one of the absolute elite creative forces in Salford, and make new friends too.

Full details here...

 
 
SHINNY STARS IN SALFORD BENEFIT FOR ONCE UPON A SMILE

Star date: 16th September 2017

TOP SALFORD MUSIC NIGHT FOR ONCE UPON A SMILE

SHINNy, Cinnamon Dinner, Stalagmites
Saturday 23rd September 7:30pm
Swinton Legion
£15 (inc free drink on arrival and food)

Next Saturday sees the Once upon a Smile benefit at Swinton Legion, where Shinny pre-launches his Christmas No.1 single, and Stalagmites and Cinnamon Dinner co-star. Ian Leslie previews what should be a great night.

Full details here...

 
 
ANGELS WITH DIRTY ACCENTS AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 16th September 2017

STAIRWELL TO HEAVEN FOR HOMELESS

Angels With Dirty Accents
Wednesday 20th-Saturday 23rd September
Wednesday 27th September-Saturday 30th September
Salford Arts Theatre £10/£8

Shop doorways and desperate conditions serve as an unorthodox waiting room for heaven in what's looks like a stunning piece of new socially conscious drama at Salford Arts Theatre. Angels With Dirty Accents, a black comedy featuring live music, an immersive set and one gritty limbo, runs for eight days and takes a look at the state of homelessness with an angry and honest voice, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

 
 
LEEDS RHINOS END SALFORD RED DEVILS PLAY OFF HOPES

Star date: 16th September 2017

LEEDS RHINOS 44 SALFORD RED DEVILS 2

Salford Red Devils' play-off hopes were crushed last night as Leeds Rhinos ran out 44-2 winners in the penultimate game of the Super 8s. Paul Whiteside reports on more Headingley misery.

Match report here...

 
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SALFORD STAR - A BIT OF HISTORY

When we began producing the Salford Star nearly ten years ago, in 2006, the aim was always for it to be a magazine - a big, proud, free glossy magazine that would go to as many people in Salford as possible. The reason for this was that, even according to Salford Council figures, only one person in five in the city had access to the internet. Now that figure has possibly risen to around a third. This is why Salford still needs its own accessible magazine.

We also set the Salford Star up to tell the truth, to be the voice of the community, untouched by vested interests. Unfortunately we didn't realise that the reaction to those truths would be so brutal... Salford Council even re-wrote its own constitution for devolved money and ripped up our application for finance. Neither does it respond to Salford Star's requests for quotes or comments. Advertisers have told us that they can't be seen to support the Salford Star for fear of losing contracts…it goes on and on and on.

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So we now rely purely on donations and sales of t-shirts to get the magazine back into print, which we managed in May 2015. If you want to see the Salford Star survive please make a small donation, buy a t-shirt or a back copy of the mag. Every penny helps.

Salford is a huge city - it deserves its own independent magazine. It's about democracy, accountability and all those other things that were born in the city...

 



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