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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…

 
 
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…

 
 
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…

 
 
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…

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 

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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
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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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