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LANGWORTHY CORNERSTONE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH PAST AND FUTURE PARTY

Star date: 30th September 2016

CORNERSTONE CELEBRATES WITH FREE PARTY, PREMIERE, STALLS AND FOOD

Salford's Langworthy Cornerstone is celebrating being open for 15 years and community managed for ten years with a free 10/15 Party tomorrow Saturday 1st October, 10am-4pm.

The Party has a `Past and Future' theme, with the highlight being a screening of clips from 1599, a docu-drama film centred around a true Elizabethan story from Ordsall Hall, narrated by Christopher Eccleston, featuring Peter Hook and presented by Clare McGlinn. The day, which includes stalls, food, competitions and historical exhibitions, will also see the opening of an exhibition of portraits by artist Alexandra Campbell.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD FLOOD MONEY SPENDING TO BE DECIDED BY THE COMMUNITY

Star date: 29th September 2016

FLOOD VICTIMS THEMSELVES TO DECIDE HOW £9,707 DONATIONS WILL BE SPENT

Flood victims in Lower Broughton are being given the chance to decide how funds totalling £9,707 generously donated though benefits and collections in the wake of the Boxing Day flood are to be spent.

Ideas so far have included a siren and an electronic flood warning board but anything that benefits the whole flood-hit community will be considered, with suggestions being taken until Friday 21st October.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD RED DEVILS FANS TO TAKE OVER HULL KR MILLION POUND GAME

Star date: 29th September 2016

SALFORD REDS FANS READY FOR THE `BIGGEST GAME IN HISTORY'

This Saturday, Salford Red Devils travel to Hull KR for the crunch Million Pound Game that will decide their Super League status. The Club has put on free travel for fans and, so far, 14 coaches and around 2,000 fans are heading to Humberside. And there's still more room.

"Everyone in Salford who cares about Rugby League should be in Hull on Saturday" writes Simon Williams "Our team needs us...it's the biggest game in our history..."

Full details here...

 
 
THE FREE SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TONIGHT

Star date: 29th September 2016

THREE NIGHTS, TEN VENUES, OVER 70 ARTISTS, NO TICKETS, ALL FREE

"You've got to know how the Salford-ness works..." Ed Blaney

Tonight, the seventh Salford Music Festival kicks off with three nights of totally free music, featuring over seventy artists in ten venues all over the city.

Here we chat to founder, Ed Blaney, who says this year he's got the balance totally right, with everything from a Queer Party at The Crescent, to Salford Musical Youth at The Salford Arms on Saturday... "They are what the Festival is all about" he says "You've got to know how the Salford-ness works..."

Full details here...

 
 
AFTER DOGS4US PROTESTS, SALFORD COUNCIL CONSULTS ON PET SHOP CLAMPDOWN

Star date: 28th September 2016

`CAUTIOUS WELCOME' FROM BOYCOTT DOGS4US AS COUNCIL LOOKS TO NEW PET SHOP LICENCE REGIME

After recent protests outside the Agecroft Road Dogs4Us store, Salford City Council is looking to clamp down on conditions in pet shops, and is consulting on new regulations for animal welfare.

This morning the Boycott Dogs4Us campaign gave the proposals a `cautious welcome' but added "We hope the Council...will take real action to prevent the sale of puppy farm dogs in Salford."

Full details here...

 
 
GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE BOSSES SACK PLAN TO SACK ALL FIREFIGHTERS

Star date: 27th September 2016

FIRE BOSSES WITHDRAW THREAT TO SACK FIREFIGHTERS

Last week the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority planned to sack 1,250 frontline firefighters in the area unless they agreed new unreasonable contracts. After a huge backlash, today fire bosses announced a u-turn and are withdrawing the notices.

"This is clearly a step forward" says Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union "It does not end the matters of disagreement between the FBU and the employer..."

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD COMMUNITY LEGACY MONEY GOES TO ICT CHAIR AND MANAGERS

Star date: 27th September 2016

£66,000 SALFORD NDC LEGACY MONEY SWALLOWED BY `GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT' – WHILE VOLUNTEERS GET £13.80

Last year, over three quarter of the Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities (NDC) legacy money was swallowed by `governance and management' for the self-created Inspiring Communities Together organisation.

Of the £81,000 NDC community legacy, £66,000 was used to pay a part-time Chair and managers – while the total amount paid to local community groups was nil, and volunteers got £13.80 between them.

Full details here...

 
 
OLIVERS YOUTH CLUB SALFORD TO SHUT AFTER 11 YEARS

Star date: 26th September 2016

YOUTH LEGACY FROM £53MILLION NDC PROJECT FORCED TO CLOSE

Oliver's Youth Club on Whit Lane, which is one of the few positive legacies from the hopelessly failed £53million Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities scheme, is to close.

At last week's East Salford Community Committee, youth worker Graham Cooper announced the closure of the eleven year old project saying "Oliver's Youth Club is being forced out...there is another loss of another facility in this area".

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD LADS CLUB PLAYS HOST TO AN EVENING WITH PETER HOOK

Star date: 25th September 2016

HOOKY COMES BACK TO ORDSALL

Substance: An Evening with Peter Hook
Saturday 15th October 8pm
Salford Lads' Club £10

Salford Lads' Club is to play host to Hooky who will be in-conversation talking about his early life with Joy Division and New Order, the recent Hacienda Classical nights and his much awaited third book, Substance: Inside New Order.

Full details here...

 
 
JOURNALISTS HIT THE BIG SCREEN VIA SALFORD AND MANCHESTER NUJ

Star date: 25th September 2016

HACKS AND FACTS AND FILMS

Four Pound Film Club
Three Minute Theatre, Affleck's Palace
Dates vary £4

The Manchester and Salford NUJ is trying to demystify the media industry via its Four Pound Film Club, which screens popular films followed by an open discussion. The next movie in its series is the classic comedy The Front Page, with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, showing this Thursday 29th September, 7:30pm at the Three Minute Theatre in Affleck's Palace. Non-NUJ members are welcome.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 SEES THREE FREE NIGHTS OF SHOWS

Star date: 25th September 2016

FROM THE SALFORD ARMS TO WANGIES BANDS PLAY FREE

7th Salford Music Festival
Thursday 29th September - Saturday 1st October
Various venues free

The 7th Salford Music Festival returns this week with over six dozen bands and DJs playing free in ten venues all over the city. Here, Ian Leslie picks out some highlights, from Shinny filming his Christmas single at the Salford Arms, to Death To The Strange at The Crescent, and Blaney plus guests at the Sacred Trinity Church.

Full details here...

 
 
STUDIO SALFORD DEVELOPMENT WEEK SEES FREE PLAYS AND CREATIVE HELP

Star date: 25th September 2016

Studio Salford Development Week
26th September - 2nd October

Salford's burgeoning arts scene celebrates with 'a buzzy week of new writing and workshops', starting tomorrow, 26th September. Over the course of a week, 25 pieces of new writing will be given a world premiere, plus an insight into script writing will be available for aspiring writers. Most events are free, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

 
 
MANCHESTER MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS GIVES OUT THE LAST CHANCE MESSAGE

Star date: 24th September 2016

96 ELEPHANTS AND FOUR RHINOS A DAY BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR CRUEL TRADE

This afternoon, campaigners marched through Manchester city centre as part of a Global March to put pressure on delegates at this week's United Nations conference to finally stop the trade in ivory and horns which is seeing the mass slaughter of elephants and rhinos.

"If it doesn't happen now...it will be too late and the populations will have decreased so much that we won't be able to make a difference any more" said organiser Tiffani Lewsley, who works at Salford Media City.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD ICONS APPEAR AT DISSENTING ACADEMY STREET ART EXHIBITION

Star date: 24th September 2016

STREET ARTIST STEWY AT FUTURE ARTISTS STUDIOS CHAPEL STREET

Dissenting Academy
27th September-October 9th
Future Artists Studios free

Life sized stencil portraits of Salford icons Tony Wilson, John Cooper Clarke and Hooky will be appearing amongst other `eccentrics, misfits and forward thinkers' at a new exhibition by street artist, Stewy, starting on Tuesday 27th September at Future Artists Studios in Chapel Street. It's a chance to see the works, which normally pop up on public urban walls, all under one roof.

Full details here...

 
 
ENGELS BEARD `CYNICAL HIPSTER JOKE’ SCULPTURE UNVEILED AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Star date: 23rd September 2016

FRIEDRICH ENGELS DESERVES BETTER THAN `KITSCH JOKE'

Yesterday, Salford University unveiled its Engels' Beard sculpture outside the £55million New Adelphi arts campus. The five metre high sculpture is also a climbing wall, in what its creators explain is a `homage to Engels' legacy'

But Engels' Beard has been slammed as a `kitsch, ironic hipster beard joke that's gone too far', and an insult to the memory of the communist revolutionary who was the first to really document absolute poverty in Salford and Manchester.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD FLOOD MEETING FAILS TO IMPRESS RESIDENTS

Star date: 23rd September 2016

SIRENS AND ACTION PLANS BUT LITTLE PROGRESS

At another stormy community meeting of Lower Broughton residents last night, flood victims heard of action plans, evacuation packs and river modelling that are all going to be put in place. But, nine months on from the Boxing Day flood, they were unimpressed by the complete lack of progress so far.

Meanwhile, Salford Council appears to be on collision course with the Environment Agency over a basic siren for the area which the Agency stated it won't pay for, maintain or manage.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD SHOPPING CITY TOWERBLOCK AN `EYESORE’ SAYS MAYOR

Star date: 22nd September 2016

BRIAR HILL COURT AN `EYESORE' AND A `BLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE'

Briar Hill Court, the towerblock that looms out of Salford Precinct with the words `Salford Shopping City' and a big red arrow down its side, has been branded an `eyesore' and `a blot on Salford's landscape' by Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett.

Is it an `eyesore' - or the only thing in the city with the word `Salford' actually left on it?

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD COUNCIL TO OPPOSE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS `AT ANY COST’

Star date: 22nd September 2016

PUTTING GRAMMAR SCHOOLS BACK IN SALFORD `DISGRACE'

As Theresa May tries to restore the grammar school education system to the UK, councillors were yesterday re-assured that Salford City Council would fight the Prime Minister.

Speaking at the full meeting of Salford City Council, City Mayor, Paul Dennett said that the grammar system "provides opportunities...for the well off in society...we oppose them at any cost within this city".

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CENTRAL FOODBANK IN CRISIS AS DEMAND OUTSTRIPS SUPPLY

Star date: 21st September 2016

CONCERNS THAT SALFORD FOODBANK RUNNING LOW ON SUPPLIES

Salford Central Foodbank, which has centres at Mocha Parade and at the Sanctuary near Dallas Court, is running out of supplies as demand for food parcels for the city's poor outstrips supply.

The Salford Foodbank is not getting as much food in as it's giving out due to massive demand over the past few weeks and manager, Mark Whittington, is urging Salford people to help out, adding "Our shelves have never looked emptier"...

Full details here...

 
 
AS 10,000 SIGN PETITION SALFORD COUNCIL TO MULL THREE WEEK BIN COLLECTIONS

Star date: 20th September 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL CABINET TO `CONSIDER' BIN PETITION

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to `Stop the black bins from being collected every 3 weeks!', and now the Salford City Council Cabinet is set to `consider' it just three months into the pilot scheme, which began in six areas of the city in July.

The petition's creator is to be invited to next week's Cabinet meeting to `make representations'.

Full details here...

 
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