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SALFORD RED DEVILS PROVIDE TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER BOMB VICTIMS WHILE CATALANS CRUSHED

Star date: 27th May 2017

ALMOST 5,000 PEOPLE ATTEND SALFORD RUGBY TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER

Almost 5,000 people, including fans from other rugby teams, watched Salford Red Devils crush Catalans Dragons 50-12 last night, in what was an emotional night of tributes to the Manchester bomb victims.

Before the game there was a minute's silence, after 22 minutes there was applause and, throughout, fans held 'I Love MCR' cards and waved a giant 'Salford and Manchester Together' flag, as Gareth Lyons reports...

Full report here...

added Saturday, May 27, 2017  

 
 

ARIANA GRANDE TO DO BENEFIT CONCERT IN MANCHESTER FOR BOMB VICTIMS

Star date: 26th May 2017

"WE WON'T LET HATE WIN" SAYS ARIANA

Ariana Grande has just issued a statement on Twitter saying that she will "be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families".

The singer, whose fans were caught in Monday night's bomb blast at Manchester Arena, adds that "We will not quit or operate in fear...We won't let this divide us...We won't let hate win..."

Full details here...

added Friday, May 26, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER BOMB ATTACK SALFORD WITNESSES URGED TO SEEK SUPPORT

Star date: 26th May 2017

PHONE LINE SUPPORT FOR ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT GOERS AND WITNESSES

Loads of Salford people were at Monday night's Ariana Grande concert which was hit by a terrorist bomb, and now they are being urged to seek help from Victim Support on a special free hotline...

"If you were...there on the night or you witnessed the horror that unfolded, practical help and emotional support is also available to you" says Greater Manchester Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Beverley Hughes.

Full details here...

added Friday, May 26, 2017  

 
 

WORLD OBSERVES MINUTES SILENCE FOR MANCHESTER BOMB VICTIMS

Star date: 25th May 2017

ST ANN'S SQUARE FALLS SILENT THEN UNITED AND CITY ANNOUNCE £1MILLION DONATION

A jam-packed St Ann's Square fell quiet at 11am this morning, as a one minute silence was observed throughout Manchester, Salford and the world for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, led Manchester Council workers from Albert Square to St Ann's Square, to join many hundreds of people paying respect. Afterwards, it was announced that Manchester United and Manchester City had made a joint donation of £1million to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 25, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS GIVE FREE MATCH ENTRY FOR BOMB RELIEF DONATIONS

Star date: 25th May 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS DONATE ALL GATE MONEY TO MANCHESTER BOMB VICTIMS

Salford Red Devils are making their Friday night match against Catalans Dragons free entry, with fans asked to donate to the Manchester Bomb Relief Fund instead. Owner Marwan Koukash tweeted "For the @SalfordDevils game on Friday, just turn up, collect free ticket and make a donation for the victims of the Manchester attack".

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 25, 2017  

 
 

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY WERE HELD BACK FROM ATTENDING MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB SCENE

Star date: 24th May 2017

A Salford Star Exclusive

'NEVER BEEN SO ASHAMED TO BE A FIREFIGHTER...'

"This is kids dying and us doing nothing"... "Never been so ashamed to be a firefighter"... "The public must think what the hell do we actually do apart from free smoke alarms if we don't even respond to this"... "Sat one mile from the incident watching it on telly..."

As the public, police and paramedics rushed to help victims, firefighters say they were held back by senior managers from attending the scene of the Manchester Arena bomb on Monday night.

An official investigation is underway which it is hoped will provide answers "whether it was operational decision or an error was made", the Fire Brigades Union told the Salford Star. Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham added: "I am aware of concerns from firefighters about the speed of the response to the terror attack…I am taking these concerns seriously."

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 24, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBER WAS SALFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Star date: 24th May 2017

THOUSANDS ATTEND MANCHESTER VIGIL AS SALFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT SUSPECTED SUICIDE BOMBER

Last night, as thousands of people, including the Salford Mayor and the city's MPs, attended a vigil in Albert Square, it emerged that the suspected Manchester Arena bomber was 22 year old Salman Abedi, a student at the University of Salford.

"This is a further shock to all of us" stated a memo to the University's staff "and we understand how this will affect all members of our University community..."

Full details and vigil photos here...

added Wednesday, May 24, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL FLAG AT HALF MAST AFTER ‘EVIL ACT’ AT MANCHESTER ARENA

Star date: 23rd May 2017

"EVERYONE WAS CRYING...WE WERE JUST BEING PUSHED OUT...WE GOT INTO THE FOYER AND THERE WAS ALL SMOKE" Anya 13.

As the Salford Council flag flew at half mast this morning, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham condemned the "evil act" that saw 22 people die and 59 injured by a suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last night.

The Salford Star editor's daughter, Anya, age 13, was at the gig... "There was this big bang, like an explosion sound, and everyone started screaming and running to the exits... everyone was crying and we were just being pushed out" she says "We got into the foyer bit and there was all smoke and this guy was bleeding..."

There is a vigil at Albert Square, Manchester tonight at 6pm.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 23, 2017  

 
 

SHIRLEY BAKER PHOTO EXHIBITION SEES THREE SALFORD BROTHERS REMEMBER ORDSALL

Star date: 22nd May 2017

TEN IN A TERRACE, JUMPING OFF ROOFS AND SALFORD COUNCIL BULLYING

As the ace Shirley Baker photography exhibition opened at Manchester Art Gallery last week, the three cute brothers who featured in one of her classic shots visited the gallery to recall the days captured in black and white, and very early colour.

The Williamson brothers, now in their fifties, told the Salford Star how their family of ten lived in a two-up-two down on Robert Hall Street – and how Salford Council literally stole their parents' house and then tried to charge them for its demolition.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 22, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS GO SECOND AFTER MAGIC WEEKEND LEIGH VICTORY

Star date: 21st May 2017

SALFORD RED DEVILS 36 LEIGH CENTURIONS 22

Salford Red Devils put aside their 'Manchester' worries to beat Leigh Centurions 36-22 in the Magic Weekend game at St James Park, Newcastle, and are now second in the Super League, as Gareth Lyons reports...

Full report here...

added Sunday, May 21, 2017  

 
 

PUBLIC MEETING TO SAVE SALFORD’S ONLY CARE HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Star date: 21st May 2017

BATTLE TO SAVE THE GRANGE STEPS UP

Save The Grange Again
Public Meeting
Saturday 27th May 10:30am
Swinton Moorside Cricket Club

The battle to Save The Grange, Salford's only residential care home for disabled children, is to step up a gear, with a public meeting next Saturday, 27th May, so that people can hear, first hand, the affect that shutting the centre will have on families...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 21, 2017  

 
 

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SHOULD SALFORD PEOPLE VOTE OR NOT?

Star date: 21st May 2017

JUST ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER TO VOTE

On June 4th the Revolutionary Communist Group is holding the only General Election public meeting in the city – with the title 'Don't Vote, Fight For Socialism'. Meanwhile, Salford has some of the worst voter turnouts in the region.

With the deadline for registering to vote a minute before midnight tomorrow night, here the Salford Star looks at the options...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 21, 2017  

 
 

KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS EXHIBITION AT SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 20th May 2017

ENGELS AND MARX LINKS TO SALFORD AND MANCHESTER UNCOVERED

The Life and Works of Marx and Engels
Until 29th September
Working Class Movement Library free

In the run up to the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a new exhibition of books, photos, maps and words has opened at the Working Class Movement Library.

It not only covers the works and legacy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels but also their links to Manchester and Salford – particularly Engels who found love and inspiration during decades living in the area.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 20, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD LISTED DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS TO BE DEMOLISHED AS PEGGY SEEGER SLATES ‘LAND GRABBERS’

Star date: 19th May 2017

WORLD FAMOUS ORDSALL GASWORKS TO BE DEMOLISHED

The Salford listed gasworks made world famous by the Ewan MacColl song Dirty Old Town are to be demolished if proposals by the National Grid are passed by Salford City Council, as more of the city's heritage is set to disappear.

Today, Ewan MacColl's wife and songwriting partner, Peggy Seeger, slated the 'land grabbing' move and proposed an alternative use that could be "somewhere unlike anywhere in the world"...

Full details here...

added Friday, May 19, 2017  

 
 

IS THIS THE QUIETEST SALFORD GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN EVER?

Star date: 18th May 2017

NO GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS IN ANY OF SALFORD'S THREE SEATS YET

Is this the quietest General Election campaign ever in Salford? During the 2015 there were a multitude of candidates, and hustings all over the city giving voters a chance to grill candidates. This time, there are fewer parties, while the Salford Star has not heard of one such public meeting in any of Salford's three seats.

The nearest the city will get to a hustings, it seems, is tonight's ITV Leaders' Debate being broadcast live from Salford's MediaCity at 8pm – minus the leaders of the two main parties!

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 18, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL FACES NO OPPOSITION AT ALL AS DEMOCRACY FAILS

Star date: 17th May 2017

DEMOCRACY INACTION AS TORIES FAIL TO UTTER A WORD OF OPPOSITION

This morning, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, welcomed pupils from Oasis Academy to the full meeting of Salford City Council, so they could "observe democracy in action".

What the pupils saw was nothing of the sort, as the Tory opposition failed to utter a word of challenge to endless grandstanding speeches by Labour Party councillors, stage managed 'questions' by those same Labour councillors...and what happened to a report on the controversial AJ Bell Stadium that was due to be discussed?

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 17, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL KICKS 50% OFF HOUSING WAITING LIST

Star date: 16th May 2017

£500 PER DAY CONSULTANT TO BE BROUGHT IN TO GAUGE FAIRNESS OF HOUSING ALLOCATIONS

Since Salford City Council's new Allocations Scheme was approved in 2015, half of all people on the city's housing waiting list have been kicked off it – a reduction from 14,194 households previously on its register, to 7,600 now.

The Council is to pay a consultant £500 per day to gauge the fairness of its Housing Allocations Scheme and review the policy, including introducing what it calls a possible 'housing options approach to customers with greater income opportunities'...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 16, 2017  

 
 

ANTHONY GRAINGER FAMILY CONDEMN ‘STAGGERING INEPTITUDE’ OF GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE

Star date: 16th May 2017

GMP CONDEMNED BY GRAINGER FAMILY FOR 'INCOMPENENCE' 'INEPTITUDE' AND 'SHOCKING ATTEMPTS AT A COVER UP'...

As the Inquiry into the fatal police shooting of unarmed Salford man, Anthony Grainger, draws to a close, the Grainger family has issued a statement that couldn't be any stronger in its condemnation of Greater Manchester Police.

The family accuse GMP of 'a catalogue of failings', 'incompetence', 'staggering ineptitude' and 'shocking attempts at a cover up'. The statement concludes that "The family have absolutely no confidence in GMP..."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 16, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS MANCHESTER NAME CHANGE WOULD BE A ‘SMEAR ON THE CITY’ SAYS REBECCA LONG-BAILEY

Star date: 16th May 2017

'SALFORD FOREVER, MANCHESTER NEVER' OPPOSITION GROWS WITH PUBLIC MEETING

Last night, supporters of Salford Red Devils met at the Dog and Partridge pub in Eccles to discuss opposition to a possible 'Manchester' name change by owner Marwan Koukash. They had backing from Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey who said "To not have the name 'Salford' is a smear on this city".

After the meeting a Save Our Club petition was launched which already has over 250 signatures, as Gareth Lyons reports.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 16, 2017  

 
 

SHIRLEY BAKER EXHIBITION OF STUNNING SALFORD COMMUNITY PHOTOS AT MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Star date: 15th May 2017

WOMEN AND CHILDREN; AND LOITERING MEN EXHIBITION

Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men
From Friday 19th May – 28th August
Manchester Art Gallery

A major new exhibition by top Salford photographer, Shirley Baker, opens this Friday at Manchester Art Gallery. The stunning photos, taken between 1960 and 1980, capture the spirit of communities living in inner city Manchester and Salford during what was known as 'urban clearance'.
 
While the photos show kids playing and mums chatting, exhibition curator Anna Douglas argues that Shirley Baker didn't want them to be seen as nostalgia... "She was morally outraged by the way people were being treated..."

Full exhibition preview here...

added Monday, May 15, 2017  

 
 

TRIBUTE TO EDDIE FROW CO-FOUNDER OF SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 14th May 2017

TRIBUTE ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF EDDIE FROW'S DEATH

Today is twenty years since the death of Eddie Frow, co-founder with wife, Ruth, of Salford's Working Class Movement Library, stalwart of the Battle of Bexley Square and lifelong trade unionist. Blogger, the Lipstick Socialist, has written a personal tribute to the man who touched the heart of every activist in Salford and beyond.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 14, 2017  

 
 

THE SALFORD JETS LEAD THE DUKES RE-UNION GIGS

Star date: 14th May 2017

SALFORD JETS, MAD JACKS, FAST CARS AND THE TREND RE-UNION

The Dukes Re-union
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May
The Grand Palais, Swinton 7:45pm £15

Mike Sweeney and The Salford Jets are to play a unique two nights re-union of bands that stormed the Duke of Wellington in Swinton back in 1977. Also on the bill are Mad Jacks Travelling Circus, The Trend, Fast Cars and DJ Mike Prince...

"It was Salford through and through, and we need to mark that geographically" Mike Sweeney tells Ian Leslie.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD PUNK NIGHT IN AID OF SINGING WITH DEMENTIA

Star date: 14th May 2017

PUNKS GO POGO FOR DEMENTIA HELP

Punk Weekend Eight
Saturday 20th May from 6pm
Broughton Cricket Club entry by donation

Next Saturday, 20th May, a huge array of punk bands, including Eye Licker, Benefit State, Landslide and Cosmic Slop, are lining up for Punk Weekend Eight at Broughton Cricket Club, in aid of the Swinton-based Singing With Dementia.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 14, 2017  

 
 

ALUN PARRY AT SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 14th May 2017

RADICAL SONGS TO CELEBRATE MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

Alun Parry
Friday 19th May 7pm £8
Working Class Movement Library

Songwriter Alun Parry, who describes his music as 'indie folk meets Americana on the way to a picket line', will be playing his new album, Freedom Rider, live at the Working Class Movement Library this Friday evening as part of Museums at Night.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 14, 2017  

 
 

808 STATE LIVE AT HACIENDA CLASSICAL AFTERSHOW MANCHESTER

Star date: 14th May 2017

808 STATE LIVE PLUS PICKERING, PARK, JEFFERSON AND SACCANI

Hacienda Classical Aftershow
Saturday 1st July 10pm-4am
Albert Hall, Manchester £15/£20

808 State headline the Hacienda Classical Aftershow at Manchester's Albert Hall on 1st July, joined by DJs Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Herbie Saccani. Meanwhile, on June 10th, there's a Lapsed Clubber event at the old Cornerhouse celebrating Manchester's Rave Heritage 1985-1995.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 14, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD QUAYS SEES SPECTACULAR ARRIVAL OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

Star date: 13th May 2017

3D ANIMAL LIGHTSHOW ON QUAYS

Unnatural Borders
Saturday 20th- Monday 29th May
Salford Quays free

Four giant 3-D sculptures of endangered species are set to light up Salford Quays in an Unnatural Borders exhibition at the MediaCityUK piazza, running for ten days from 20th May. The artworks, featuring a Polar Bear, Whale, Red Squirrel and a Bee, can be viewed by day but will be illuminated from 9pm-11pm every night for what Quays Culture calls "a magical show of light and illusion".

Full details here…

added Saturday, May 13, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS ‘MANCHESTER’ PROTESTS CONTINUE AS HULL KR OVERCOME IN CHALLENGE CUP

Star date: 13th May 2017

SALFORD TWO GAMES FROM WEMBLEY BUT PROTESTS RAMPED UP

Salford Red Devils came back from 0-14 down to overcome Hull KR 24-14 in the Challenge Cup and reach the quarter finals. But the game was again littered with 'Salford Forever, Manchester Never' protests against a possible name change for the club, as Simon Williams reports, with photos by Gareth Lyons...

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 13, 2017  

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHER DOCUMENTING ANTI-FRACKING PROTEST BELIEVES ARREST WAS POLITICALLY TARGETED

Star date: 12th May 2017

PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED AND CHARGED AFTER TAKING PICS FOR NINE MINUTES

'Those who document and provide evidence are being targeted...'

Photographer Peter Yankowski-Walker, who was arrested by police after covering an anti-fracking protest in Bolton for nine minutes, believes he was unfairly targeted as part of a crackdown on those documenting "imagery of social change".

Yankowski-Walker, who was originally held in a prison cell for ten hours and charged with obstructing a public highway, is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Monday 15th May.

Full details here...

added Friday, May 12, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD CANDIDATES NAMED FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Star date: 11th May 2017

LABOUR, LIBDEMS, GREENS AND CONSERVATIVES STAND IN ALL THREE SALFORD SEATS

The candidates have been announced for all three Salford seats in the forthcoming General Election on 8th June. The Labour Party, Greens, LIbDems and Tories are to stand in all three seats, with UKIP standing in two, and the Christian People's Alliance standing in Blackley and Broughton.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 11, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR WILL LEAD ‘RADICAL RE-WRITE’ OF GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK

Star date: 11th May 2017

ANDY BURNHAM SAYS THERE WILL BE "A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN LOSS OF GREEN SPACE"

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, this morning announced that Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett, will lead a 'radical re-write' of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, that "will result in a substantial reduction in loss of green spaces" – although he added that "It's not going to be possible to protect every bit of green space..."

Dennett will also lead Greater Manchester policy on housing and homelessness, as he promised a shift towards social, council and affordable housing for the controversial £300million GM Housing Fund. Meanwhile, Burnham also said he would be "happy" to talk to the squatters currently occupying the Cornerhouse in Manchester.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 11, 2017  

 
 

DISABLED CHILDREN ‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ OF SALFORD LABOUR COUNCIL CUTS

Star date: 10th May 2017

SALFORD UNISON ACCUSES UNCARING COUNCIL AS IT MOVES TO SHUT THE GRANGE

Salford City UNISON, which represents public sector workers in the city, has accused Salford's Labour Council of failing in its promise to discuss alternative proposals as it moves to a consultation to shut The Grange, Salford's only residential home for disabled children.

The day after Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, stood on Salford Precinct slating uncaring Tories and promising help for the disabled, the union accuses the Council of treating disabled children as "collateral damage". UNISON is backing the families' Save The Grange campaign, and is calling on Salford City Council to withdraw its plans.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 10, 2017  

 
 

JEREMY CORBYN STORMS SALFORD PRECINCT WITH PROMISE OF A BETTER COMMUNITY

Star date: 9th May 2017

'TORY MINISTERS NEED TO READ LOVE ON THE DOLE' SAYS JEREMY CORBYN

"I am fed up with the levels of inequality in Britain. I'm fed up with the levels of poverty in Britain...The I, Daniel Blake Generation will be a thing of the past with a Labour Government..."

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party battle bus made its first stop on Salford Precinct this afternoon, after he launched his General Election campaign in Manchester this morning. To an ecstatic welcome by hundreds of supporters, Corbyn railed against the obscene growing wealth of the rich contrasted with the poverty of millions of people under Tory rule...

"If I was asked to give a present to any Tory Minister I think I would give them a copy of Love On The Dole by Walter Greenwood" he said, adding that a Labour Government would "properly" fund the NHS, social care, local government and education...

Full report and transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's speech here...

added Tuesday, May 9, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS LAUNCH LARGEST RESEARCH IN CLUB’S 144 YEAR HISTORY

Star date: 9th May 2017

SALFORD REDS LAUNCH SURVEY OF FANS' ATTITUDES

'Do you think the Club's heritage should play an important role in the Club's future?'

With fans' protests and speculation swirling around the city that Salford Red Devils are about to take 'Salford' out of the equation, the Club has launched, what it calls, "the largest research project in our 144 year history". The survey features questions like 'Do you think the Club's heritage should play an important role in the Club's future?' and 'What aspects of the Club's image do you think the Club should retain in the future'...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 9, 2017  

 
 

ANDY BURNHAM MAYOR’S HOMELESSNESS FUND WILL SOLVE NOTHING SAY SQUATTERS

Star date: 8th May 2017

BURNHAM AVOIDS CORNERHOUSE HOMELESS SQUAT ON STREET WALKABOUT

This morning, new Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, met Manchester's street homeless as he launched his Mayor's Homelessness Fund, aimed at ending rough sleeping by 2020.

Burnham avoided the Cornerhouse squat, which has been taking in street homeless for 19 weeks and is the most visible campaign against rough sleeping in the city... "I'd love him to come and talk to us because I've got loads of ideas that involve more than going out at 8:30am getting photo opportunities" says Chris Blaine from the squat "His Mayoral Fund isn't going to make any difference at all..."

Full details here...

added Monday, May 8, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD ‘BETFRED’ DONE SEES WEALTH GROW TO £1.33BILLION

Star date: 8th May 2017

FRED AND PETER DONE WEALTH GROWS BY £30MILLION

Salford bookies/developers/finger in every pie brothers, Fred and Peter Done, have seen their wealth grow by £30million over the last year, up to £1.33billion, according to the Sunday Times Rich List published this week.

The brothers controversially bagged £22.5million in cheap public money loans from the Greater Manchester Housing Fund to build unaffordable apartments on Blackfriars Road, arguing that they didn't have enough money! Meanwhile, the Rich List documents 'Boom Time For Billionaires' as the wealth of the super rich rose 14% in the last year under this Tory Government.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 8, 2017  

 
 

SLADS SALFORD DRAMA GROUP LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

Star date: 7th May 2017

ST LUKE'S ARTS AND DRAMA GROUP SEEKS NEW ACTORS, MUSICIANS AND SINGERS

St. Luke's Arts and Drama Society, or SLADS, have put on some great productions in the past, and have Let's Dance, 'a journey through the evolution of dance' running from 29th May to 3rd June.

The Langworthy-based group is always looking for new members – actors, singers, and musicians – to be part of upcoming productions. It's friendly, it's fun and no experience is needed...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 7, 2017  

 
 

DIRTY OLD TOWN FESTIVAL AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Star date: 7th May 2017

SALFORD CELEBRATED IN FILM, MUSIC, THEATRE AND COMEDY

Dirty Old Town Festival
Friday 12th May 3pm-11pm
Salford University £5

This Friday, Salford University hosts a Dirty Old Town Festival, celebrating the city's cultural influence while raising money for Kidscan and OXFAM. There's music from The Vangalis, Troy Faid, Goldtones and Salford City Singers, comedy from Lewis Costello, drama from Barton Theatre Company and a showing of the film A Taste of Honey, amongst other delights.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 7, 2017  

 
 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD NUJ HOLDS BENEFIT FOR EXILED JOURNALISTS

Star date: 7th May 2017

FUNDRAISER FOR EXILED JOURNALISTS - WITH MUSIC AND COMEDY

Fundraiser For Exiled Journalists
Saturday 13th May 7:30pm £5/£3
The Waldorf, Manchester

"Wipe out journalists and we go back to medieval times...our strength is public support..." Amitt Bhatt

Manchester and Salford NUJ is holding a fundraiser next Saturday for exiled journalists, with music from Kirsty McGee, The Quiet Loner and Weimar, plus comedians Trev Meaney and Genevieve Walsh. All over the world journalists are beaten, tortured and murdered for telling the truth. Here we feature Amitt Bhatt, who escaped torture and fled to Manchester...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 7, 2017  

 
 

ANDY BURNHAM DISAPPOINTS WITH RICHARD LEESE AS DEPUTY GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR

Star date: 6th May 2017

BURNHAM APPOINTS MANC COUNCIL LEADER LEESE AS DEPUTY MAYOR

Andy Burnham, who swept to power as Greater Manchester Mayor yesterday, has appointed Manchester City Council Leader, Richard Leese, as his Deputy in a move that will disappoint many of his supporters. Manchester Shield has already called the appointment "sad".

Former Stretford and Urmston MP, Beverley Hughes, has been appointed to the paid role of Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, and Bury Council Leader, Rishi Shori, has been handed the portfolio for young people and social cohesion.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 6, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD STAGES THE GREAT AMERICAN EIGHTIES SOAP OPERA

Star date: 6th May 2017

SHOULDER PADS AND HISSY FITS AT THE KINGS ARMS

The Great American 80's Soap Opera
Until Saturday 13th May
Kings Arms £12

Set in the shoulder-padded decade of Dallas and Dynasty, The Great American 80's Soap Opera features divas, big hair and over-the-top farcical drama as multi award winning Vertigo Theatre brings its latest original comedy to the Kings Arms until 13th May. It's cat fighting pastiche, as Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 6, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS STARS SUPPORT SAVE THE GRANGE CAMPAIGN

Star date: 6th May 2017

RUGBY STARS BACK CAMPAIGN TO SAVE SALFORD'S ONLY DISABLED CHILDREN'S HOME

Salford Red Devils stars are continuing to support the campaign to keep open The Grange, the city's only residential home for disabled children, with Salford City Council determined to close it.

The Save The Grange campaign has now called a Public Meeting for Saturday 27th May at 10:30am at Swinton Moorside Cricket Club, and is looking for as much support as possible from Salford people.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 6, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FANS SEND ‘MANCHESTER NEVER’ MESSAGE TO KOUKASH AS TEAM CRUSHES WIGAN

Star date: 6th May 2017

SALFORD HAMMER WIGAN TO GO SECOND IN TABLE

Salford Red Devils beat Wigan Warriors on their own ground for the first time in twenty years, 31-16, to go second in the table.

Meanwhile, Salford fans unfurled a 'Salford Forever...Manchester Never' flag as a message to Marwan Koukash in reference to rumours of a name change, as Simon Williams reports, with photos by Gareth Lyons.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 6, 2017  

 
 

HOW SALFORD VOTED IN GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ELECTION

Star date: 5th May 2017

SALFORD VOTES 64.2% FOR ANDY BURNHAM

Salford people overwhelming voted for Andy Burnham in today's Greater Manchester Mayor election, with 64.2% backing his bid – slightly more than his 63.41% vote from the whole of Greater Manchester.

The biggest vote for Burnham in Salford came in Claremont with 71%, and in Walkden and Barton with 69.3%.

To see how Salford voted click here...

added Friday, May 5, 2017  

 
 

ANDY BURNHAM ELECTED GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR WITH OVER 60% OF VOTE

Star date: 5th May 2017

NO SURPRISE AS ANDY BURNHAM WALKS THE GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ELECTION

As expected, the Labour Party's Andy Burnham coasted home to become the first elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, with 63.41% of the vote. The Conservative Party's Sean Anstee came second, way behind with 22.7% of the vote.

Jane Brophy, the LibDem candidate came third, followed by the Green Party's Will Patterson. UKIP was obliterated with just 1.87% of the vote.

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added Friday, May 5, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD HAS LOWEST TURNOUT IN GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ELECTION

Star date: 5th May 2017

SALFORD TURNOUT 25.11% LOWEST IN GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ELECTION

The Salford turnout of 25.11% was the lowest of the ten areas in Greater Manchester which voted for its first elected Mayor yesterday. The highest turnout was in Trafford with 38.35%, Average turnout in the election was 28.93%. The result will be declared this afternoon.

Full details here...

added Friday, May 5, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE ASKED TO DONATE £1MILLION IF BABIES ARE TO BE BORN IN SALFORD

Star date: 4th May 2017

CYNICAL SALFORD MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEW BABY UNIT DAY BEFORE ELECTION - AND FOUR DAYS BEFORE SALFORD COUNCIL DUE TO MAKE A DECISION

Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, cynically announced the 'birth' of a midwife led baby unit yesterday – the day before the GM Mayor Election, right in the middle of 'purdah'. And four days before Salford City Council is due to make a decision on funding the unit.

The birthing centre, at Ingleside, is set to replace the unit currently at Salford Royal Hospital – and, according to reports, the Mayor wants Salford people to donate up to £1million towards the building. This despite the Council spending £2million on posh, empty offices, and agreeing to spend £19million on the RHS Garden in Worsley.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 4, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE VOTE FOR GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR

Star date: 3rd May 2017

FINAL RACE IS ON FOR THE £110,000 GM MAYOR

Tomorrow, Thursday 4th May, every adult in Greater Manchester will get the chance to vote for the first elected Mayor of Greater Manchester. There are eight candidates and there is a supplementary voting system, so everyone gets to put an X in the column of their first choice, and an X in the column of their second choice.

The usual Salford polling stations will be used for those living in the city and they will be open between 7am and 10pm.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 3, 2017  

 
 

SALFORD MAY DAY SEES PROTESTS AGAINST DISABLED CHILDREN’S HOME CLOSURE BY LABOUR COUNCIL

Star date: 2nd May 2017

SALFORD MP AND MAYOR SEE SAVE THE GRANGE PROTESTS ON MAY DAY

Yesterday, Salford Labour Party turned the annual May Day march and rally into the launch for its General Election campaign, with speeches by both Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey and Salford Mayor Paul Dennett urging backing for Jeremy Corbyn.

Long-Bailey urged "a society where we actually care for each other because that is the benchmark of a civilised society". Throughout her speech, and the Mayor's, Save The Grange placards were raised, objecting to Salford Labour Council closing the only residential disabled children's home in the city.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 2, 2017  

 
 

GREEN PARTY EXCLUDED FROM GM MAYOR HUSTINGS IN SALFORD AS MEMBER GETS FORCIBLY EJECTED

Star date: 2nd May 2017

GREATER MANCHESTER CITIZENS FORCIBLY EJECT GREEN PARTY MEMBER FROM THE LOWRY

"I screamed, which led to me being pushed out more quickly..."

Greater Manchester Citizens, which prides itself on being the "home of community organising", firstly excluded Will Patterson, the Green Party candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor, from its hustings at The Lowry yesterday. The organisation then forcibly ejected a peaceful Green Party member from the meeting, despite her having a ticket to attend.

Full details and video here...

added Tuesday, May 2, 2017  

 
 

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