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SALFORD SANTA RUN TO THE CHRISTIE WITH SCOOTERS, BIKES AND CLASSIC CARS

Star date: 30th November 2014

HUNDREDS OF BIKES, TRIKES, SCOOTERS AND CLASSIC CARS TAKE PRESENTS TO THE CHRISTIE KIDS

Today, Salford was lit up by hundreds and hundreds of scooters, bikes, trikes and classic cars, led by the Vesperados Santa in a sleigh full of presents for children at The Christie.

The massive two and four wheeled parade with riders in Sanat suits and fancy dress began at the Henry Boddington pub in Pendlebury before heading through Langworthy towards The Christie in South Manchester.

For full details, loads of photos and a video click here...

added Sunday, November 30, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE SET UP GROUP TO FIGHT CUTS FOR ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE

Star date: 30th November 2014

NEW PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE TO BE FORMED AS SALFORD COUNCIL COURT DATE SET FOR EARLY DECEMBER

Community Public Meeting
Tuesday 9th December 7pm
Top Club, Little Hulton

On the same day that Salford Council will find itself at the Royal Courts of Justice in London fighting an appeal against its cuts to transport for adult disabled people, a new committee is going to be formed to fight cuts to services for all elderly and vulnerable people in Salford. A Labour councillor is already on board as the idea begins to gather momentum.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 30, 2014  

 
 

BROUGHTON CHRISTMAS MARKET SALFORD

Star date: 30th November 2014

ART, CRAFT, SANTA AND OVER 30 STALLS FOR THREE DAY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Broughton Christmas Market
Thursday 4th- Saturday 6th December 3pm-8pm
St James Church, Higher Broughton

Over thirty stalls, selling everything from original art to well made crafts and recycled furniture, make up the three day Broughton Christmas Market aimed at providing reasonably priced festive presents. There's Caribbean food and mulled wine on sale too, plus Santa's Grotto, a beer tent, music and a hog roast.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 30, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD POET JB BARRINGTON BOOK OF REAL VERSE

Star date: 29th November 2014

POEMS FOR PROPER SALFORD

JB Barrington
Woodchip, Anaglypta and Nicotined Artex Ceilings
£7inc p&p

Looking for the perfect Christmas stocking filler? Look no further than JB Barrington's ace collection of almost two dozen top poems, written in easy Salfordian, and harking back to old Salford on one hand and the very now on the other. There's dockers, there's bingo, there's Spanish holidays, there's debt and dole, there's fun, love and fury...coming straight from the streets of Little Hulton.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 29, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD THEATRICAL CHRISTMAS AT ABBOTT LODGE SAHA

Star date: 29th November 2014

FREE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AT ABBOTT LODGE

A Theatrical Christmas
Sunday 14th December from 1pm
Abbott Lodge M6 free

Punch and Judy, dancing, singing and drama, plus a visit from Santa happens on 14th December at the free Christmas community event at Abbott Lodge on Brindleheath Road.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 29, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD CHORAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Star date: 29th November 2014

TOP SALFORD CHOIR DO TRAD CAROLS AND THE MESSIAH

Christmas Concert
Thursday 18th December 7.30pm
St Philip's Church

Messiah
Saturday 20th December 7.30pm
Royal Northern College of Music

Salford Choral Society is about to embark on its annual festive concerts with two dates in the run up to Christmas – Carols and more at St Philip's Church in Salford on the 18th and the Messiah at the RNCM on the 20th.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 29, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR IAN STEWART TO STAND DOWN

Star date: 28th November 2014

THE FIRST AND THE WORST ELECTED MAYOR OF SALFORD PACKS IT IN

"We as a Council must be more open and transparent with the public..." Ian Stewart 2012

Having earned over a quarter of a million pounds during his four year reign, Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, is apparently to stand down at the next mayoral election in 2016.

In typical fashion, the Salford Star understands that Stewart told Labour leaders of other Greater Manchester city councils the news, before he told Salford councillors or the people of Salford.

Full details here...

added Friday, November 28, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TRUTH PROBLEMS

Star date: 27th November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL ECONOMICAL WITH TRUTH OVER SPIRIT OF SALFORD COSTS

Salford Council has been found to have been economical with the truth over a Freedom of Information (FOI) request regarding the Mayor's flopped Spirit of Salford event this summer.

When a resident asked under FOI how many Council staff were paid for working on the event the answer was "None". After an internal review it turns out that they were given time off in lieu: ie they were paid. This is just part of an ongoing battle residents are having with the Council's FOI attitude, with twenty FOI requests `long overdue', dating back almost twelve months.

Full details here...

added Thursday, November 27, 2014  

 
 

A PROPER SALFORD TRIBUTE TO SHELAGH DELANEY

Star date: 26th November 2014

SHELAGH DELANEY DAY AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

`A voice for the poor that is sadly no more
gone with the ships that sailed on the docks' JB Barrington

A lot of attitude, a bit of an edge and bucket loads of proper Salford summed up the top entertainment at Salford Arts Theatre last night to celebrate the city's first Shelagh Delaney Day.

From the Salford Arts Theatre Young Performers Company giving A Slice of Life that inspired the Duchy girl to theatrical heights, to JB Barrington's performance of his spiky, specially written Gone With The Ships, to Salford Theatre Company's mimed anti-materialism in Now and Then, Shelagh Delaney would have been proud.

Full review here...

added Wednesday, November 26, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD JOB CENTRE BENEFITS SANCTIONS PROTEST

Star date: 25th November 2014

SALFORD JOB CENTRE PUSHING PEOPLE TO FOOD BANKS

"It should be re-named Salford Sanction Centre because they don't seem to be helping people with jobs, just sanctioning people..."

Members of the newly formed Salford Unite Community Union protested outside Salford Job Centre, off Churchill Way, this morning to highlight the increasing use of sanctions to kick people off benefits. They also handed out leaflets to claimants giving information on how to challenge sanctions decisions.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, November 25, 2014  

 
 

HUGE PUBLIC SUPPORT IN SALFORD FOR NHS WORKERS STRIKE

Star date: 24th November 2014

NHS STAFF STRIKE AT SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL

"The public see us as angels but we're not, we need to live like everyone else"

There was huge public support for NHS staff at Salford Royal Hospital this morning as they went on strike for four hours against the ConDem Government's refusal to implement a 1% pay rise recommended by the independent Pay Review Body. The MPs' pay review body has recommended a 10% pay rise for them, which they are sure to take.

Full details here...

added Monday, November 24, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £56MILLION CUTS OVER NEXT TWO YEARS

Star date: 24th November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL TO WASH ITS HANDS OF YOUNG, ELDERLY, SICK AND VULNERABLE

Salford Council is to hammer the old, the young, the ill and the vulnerable in its new round of £56million cuts over the next two years, outlined today.

Over £5million is to be axed from adult health and social care budgets by farming the service out to the NHS and other organisations, while over £4million is to be slashed from Children's Services, including transport and looked after kids.

Meanwhile, over £4million is to be taken from budgets to support vulnerable and sick people, while Council staff face redundancies to `save' up to £500,000. And there's a special Council `turkeys vote for Christmas' consultation...

Full details here...

added Monday, November 24, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD SHELAGH DELANEY DAY 25TH NOVEMBER

Star date: 23rd November 2014

SHELAGH DELANEY DAY EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

"She had far more on her mind than 'how to be famous'" Charlotte Delaney

Shelagh Delaney Day finally arrives on Tuesday 25th November with a whole evening at Salford Arts Theatre of sold out plays, performances, art exhibitions and a poem specially written by top Salford wordsmith JB Barrington.

There's also a free screening of Delaney's A Taste of Honey at Eccles Town Hall on Friday 28th, a lantern display by pupils of Summerville Road Primary School in Duchy on the 28th and a photo exhibition at Salford Lads Club on the 29th and 30th.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 23, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD SANTA SCOOTER RUN FOR THE CHRISTIE

Star date: 23rd November 2014

VESPERADOS SCOOTERS, BIKES AND TRIKES GO SANTA FOR THE CHRISTIE

Santa Scooter Run
Sunday 30th November 9:30am-12
Henry Boddington Pub, Bolton Road, followed by ride to The Christie
 
Next Sunday, hundreds of scooters, bikes and trikes will set off from the Henry Boddington pub on Manchester Road on their annual Santa Run to take presents to patients at The Christie. And in the morning people can bring presents to the Henry Bod pub for them to take.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 23, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE WANTED TO BE POLICE MONITORS

Star date: 23rd November 2014

COMMUNITY MONITORS FOR GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE

The Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) is looking for people to train as Community Monitors to observe and deal with police acting unlawfully within their areas.

Next Saturday, 29thNovember, between 10.30am and 4pm, the NPMP is running training workshops at Z-Arts Centre in Hulme for anyone who wants to volunteer.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 23, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAN HAS DATE OF DESTINY WITH ATAXIA

Star date: 23rd November 2014

ECCLES MAN STRIPS OFF FOR `MR MARCH' IN NUDE CALENDAR

Eccles resident, Jonathan Kay, has stripped off to feature as Mr March in a new nude calendar for 2015 to help raise funds and make people aware of the neurological disorder ataxia.

Few people are aware of the condition which affects ten thousand adults and 2,500 children in the UK, and the Ataxia Laid Bare calendar is available at £9.99 to help find a cure and aid people with ataxia.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 23, 2014  

 
 

PAUL HEATON SLATES LOW PAY AS GMB WAGES WAR ON NEXT

Star date: 23rd November 2014

SALFORD KINGS ARMS OWNER SLATES LOW PAY

"We're proud to support the GMB campaign to give people a Living Wage" Paul Heaton.

Paul Heaton, who owns the Kings Arms pub in Salford, is being sponsored on his current tour with former Beautiful South singer Jacqui Abbott by the GMB trade union, which is fighting a low wage battle against NEXT.

The GMB is pressuring NEXT to pay its staff the Living Wage of £7.85 per hour (£9.20 in London) as a step towards the £10 per hour set by GMB Congress, and everyone going to see Paul and Jacqui will get details of the rubbish wages NEXT pays its staff. The tour hits the O2 Apollo in Manchester on 5th December.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 23, 2014  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER CAMPAIGNS BAZAAR

Star date: 22nd November 2014

CAMPAIGNING GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE AREA ON SHOW

Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar
Thursday 27th November from 7pm
Manchester Academy 2 free

This Thursday, the Salford Star will join up to fifty community and campaign groups at a showcase organised by Manchester MULE at Manchester Academy 2. There'll be stalls, videos and talks by organisations ranging from Red Pepper to the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign to Save Our NHS and Art Emergency, with a debate on the state of local activism.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 22, 2014  

 
 

LOWER BROUGHTON CHILDREN’S CENTRE SALFORD SURVIVAL STORY

Star date: 21st November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL WANTED IT CLOSED – IT'S STILL OPEN!

Last spring, Salford Council announced plans to shut Lower Broughton Children's Centre at River View School as part of cuts to Sure Start buildings all over the city. The parents ran a huge campaign to save their centre and today it's still open five mornings a week.

As the next round of Salford Council cuts begin to leak out, the parents are adamant that the community should fight to save services... "Without the campaign we wouldn't have what we have now" says Elaine Connolly.

Full details here...

added Friday, November 21, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL DANCING WITH DANGER TO ELDERLY

Star date: 20th November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL IMPOSES ROOM CHARGES IN GATEWAYS

"For some of our most vulnerable and older people this club is a lifeline..." Councillor John Warmisham

Salford Council is being accused of letting down the old and the vulnerable after it introduced charges for community rooms in the Gateway Centre spaces it leases from the MaST LIFT Company, to which it pays extortionate rents.

At Pendleton Gateway, Salford Council's new huge room hire charges for groups like the Golden Girls line dancing class is threatening to isolate elderly people who use the activity to socialise and keep fit. Now the class may have to close or move.

Full details here...

added Thursday, November 20, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL MEETING LIVE-STREAM BY SALFORD STAR

Star date: 18th November 2014

ROLL UP ROLL UP FOR THE SALFORD COUNCIL SHOW...

Tomorrow, Wednesday 19th November there's a full meeting of Salford Council which will be live-streamed by Salford Star from 9:30am to 12:30pm on its Bambuser Channel.

Roll up, roll up, for the amazing Housing Strategy for Salford, which pulled a massive four responses from the public after a long Council consultation. Thrill to a motion on the air quality that's killing us all. And take the Salford Star challenge to stay awake during the Salford City Mayor's verbal meanderings. Too good to miss?

7pm 19th November:: Full report and update and link to live-stream

Full details here...

added Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

 
 

IGAS SHARE PRICE TANKS AS TRAFFORD COUNCIL REJECTS FRACKING

Star date: 17th November 2014

FRACKING INDUSTRY FRACKED AS IGAS SHARES COLLAPSE

Fracking company IGas, which is determined to plough on with shale gas exploration in Salford, has seen its share price collapse from a high of 160 points in January to just 56 this morning.

Meanwhile, last week, Trafford Council voted to ban fracking `until proven safe', and all court cases regarding the Barton Moss protests have been postponed until the New Year pending investigations of the IGas site, the Salford Star understands.

Full details here...

added Monday, November 17, 2014  

 
 

THE SALFORD POLITICS OF SHELAGH DELANEY DAY

Star date: 16th November 2014

THE `CRUEL PERSECUTION' OF DELANEY BY SALFORD COUNCIL AND SALFORD CITY REPORTER REDEEMED?

November 25th is Salford's Shelagh Delaney Day, after efforts by Louise Woodward Styles were officially backed by Salford Council and the City Mayor Ian Stewart.

When the Day was announced, the Salford Star accused the Mayor and Council of hypocrisy and called for an apology, given the total destruction of Delaney's creativity by civic leaders in the Sixties. Now Louise has written her thoughts for the Star on "how the wrongs of the past will now be put right".

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 16, 2014  

 
 

CRISIS IN GREATER MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH

Star date: 16th November 2014

STOP THE CUTS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Public Meeting - Crisis In Mental Health
Saturday 22nd November 12:30-2pm
Cross St Chapel, Manchester

In Salford and all over Greater Manchester mental health is becoming a huge issue as people become more stressed with financial, work and unemployment related problems. But just as the need is growing, so are cuts to the services. Now a public meeting has been called for next Saturday to unite all the anti-cuts movements in the area and to campaign for better care.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 16, 2014  

 
 

TOP SALFORD PAINTER NIGEL WALKER DEPICTS EAST EUROPE

Star date: 16th November 2014

FROM EAST SALFORD TO EAST EUROPE

Following on from his brilliant solo exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salfordian artist Nigel Walker has created some stunning new work based on his six-month cycle journey around Eastern Europe.

From Krakow to Zagan, it's the real people, places and faces that come alive under the brush of Nigel Walker.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 16, 2014  

 
 

SIMON WILLIAMS REVEALS SALFORD HIDDEN DEPTHS

Star date: 15th November 2014

SALFORD TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED

Williams in a bedroom at the Adelphi hotel in Liverpool with his son's teacher:
 `Have you got any protection?'
"I've never paid for protection in my life. I'm from Salford, love."

Simon Williams' easy read, compelling novels take a likely Salford lad from obscurity to local infamy via a robbed off Lowry painting, Buile Hill Mansion, Robin Van Persie, the GMP and the City Mayor.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 15, 2014  

 
 

SHELAGH DELANEY THE LION IN LOVE AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 15th November 2014

DELANEY'S THE LION IN LOVE GETS FIRST STAGING SINCE 1963

The Lion In Love by Eat Theatre
Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd November 7:30pm
Salford Arts Theatre £10/£6

Apart from A Taste Of Honey, The Lion In Love is the only other stage play written by Shelagh Delaney, and it hasn't been staged professionally since 1963.

To kickstart Salford's Shelagh Delaney Day, Eat Theatre is reviving The Lion In Love at Salford Arts Theatre. It's a play that nods to Aesop's fable warning of needless sacrifice for foolish love.

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 15, 2014  

 
 

NORTH WEST KIN KIDS SET UP IN SALFORD TO FILL COUNCIL FAILINGS

Star date: 14th November 2014

400 SALFORD CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ABSENT PARENTS BUT CARERS GET LITTLE SUPPORT

"You can get a knock at the door at 2am and be given your grandchildren, and you've nothing..." Kerry

150 families and around 400 children are affected by absent parents, and the kids are mainly being looked after by grandparents, with little or no support from Salford City Council.

They are called kinship carers and now an independent group has been set up by nanas and aunties called North West Kin Kids that will be campaigning and providing their own support in the region.

Full details here…

added Friday, November 14, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TRANSPORT CUTS GOES TO APPEAL COURT

Star date: 13th November 2014

COUNCIL CUTS TO TRANSPORT FOR DISABLED ADULTS SET FOR APPEAL COURT – AS PARENTS HIT BACK AT SALFORD MAYOR `LIES' EMAIL

Parents fighting for transport for severely disabled adults have been given leave to appeal at London's Royal Courts of Justice against a High Court decision last month to dismiss their challenge to Salford City Council cuts.

Meanwhile, parents have hit back against Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart's `disgusting' letter to staff gloating about the original High Court decision and slurring supporters of the parents for `Lies, Allegations and Innuendo'.

Full details here...

added Thursday, November 13, 2014  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER DEVOLUTION DEMOCRACY DEFICIT

Star date: 12th November 2014

WHO GAVE SALFORD MAYOR A MANDATE TO SIGN DEVOLUTION DEAL?

Last week a smirking Ian Stewart, Salford City Mayor, joined nine other Greater Manchester Council leaders and Tory Chancellor George Osborne in signing up to a devolution deal that will also see a Greater Manchester Mayor in place by 2017.

There has been no consultation with Salford people on this, no accessible Council reports and not even a statement from the Salford Mayor himself on this before it was sprung on citizens as a fait accompli. Now the Green Party is calling for a referendum on the deal.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, November 12, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS RECORD LOSSES OF OVER £5MILLION

Star date: 11th November 2014

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S `SIGNIFICANT DOUBT' ABOUT REDS `ABILITY TO CONTINUE'

The latest set of accounts from Salford Red Devils (Salford City Reds 2013 Ltd) show losses of £5,142,778 with liabilities of £5,141,778. The company's independent auditors state in the accounts that "These conditions... indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern".

Of even more concern to Salford people is whether the company, led by Marwan Koukash, can pay back the £1.5million loan to Salford City Council.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, November 11, 2014  

 
 

X1 MEDIA CITY SALFORD APARTMENTS BEING SOLD WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION

Star date: 10th November 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

1036 APARTMENTS AT X1 MEDIA CITY ON THE MARKET WITH NO PLANNING PERMISSION

1,036 apartments in four 26 storey towers at Media City, currently marketed as `the largest residential development in the North West' are being touted to investors and hyped in the media, despite having no planning permission from Salford City Council.

The blocks are also being named `X1 Media City Manchester', despite being in Salford.

Full details here...

added Monday, November 10, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD INVOLVED TOY APPEAL

Star date: 9th November 2014

NEW AND NEARLY NEW TOYS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Salford Involved has launched its first ever Christmas Toy Appeal, and is looking for new and nearly new toys to ensure that as many Salford children as possible have a present to open on this Christmas.

Toys can be dropped off at The Broughton Trust in Lower Broughton.

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 9, 2014  

 
 

VOTE JOHN COOPER CLARKE FOR WORLD TOILET DAY

Star date: 8th November 2014

SALFORD STAR JOHN COOPER CLARKE TAKES ON THE TOILET WORLD

John Cooper Clarke is pitting himself against over a dozen comedians in a bid to become the nation's master of the toilet joke. And it's all for a great cause.

19th November is World Toilet Day and WaterAid is using the joke competition to draw attention to the fact that 2.5billion people around the world still can't access a safe toilet. So big up the cause and vote Cooper Clarke for Salford. Everyone else's jokes stink!

Full details here...

added Saturday, November 8, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SPENDS JUST £7,000 OUT OF £200,000 KEEPING SALFORD PEOPLE WARM

Star date: 7th November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL ALMOST £200,000 UNSPENT FOR WINTER WARMTH

Salford Council has a budget of over £200,000 to keep people warm this winter. But as the cold nights draw in, the Council has spent just £7,000 of its `Winter Warmth' and `Affordable Warmth' budget, aimed at helping elderly and vulnerable people from freezing during the winter months.

Salford has an estimated 9,000 pensioner households, 4,000 families with children and more than 5,000 disabled households living in fuel poverty in Salford.

Full details here...

added Friday, November 7, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO LOSE ANOTHER £2MILLION ON DEVELOPMENT

Star date: 5th November 2014

491 POSH APARTMENTS AT WILBURN STREET – AND SALFORD PEOPLE LOSE OUT AGAIN

Hard up Salford Council is set to lose almost £2million in planning fees and obligations, as another developer cashes in on building posh apartment blocks on the edge of Manchester City Centre.

WB Developments (Salford) Ltd intends to put up four massive blocks of 491 flats by the River Irwell on Wilburn Street, one of which is 21 storeys high, but, yet again, `viability' issues, and the creation of a walkway, means there's no affordable housing and `reduced' fees payable, according to documents being submitted to the Council's Planning Panel this Thursday.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, November 5, 2014  

 
 

ALMOST 40% OF SALFORD TENANTS REJECT COUNCIL HOUSING STOCK TRANSFER

Star date: 4th November 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL HOUSE PRIVATISATION GOES AHEAD

Despite a massive propaganda campaign by Salford Council and Salix Homes to persuade social housing tenants to vote for the privatisation of the city's housing stock, almost 40% of those who voted rejected the move.

In the results of the ballot announced today, 38.6% of tenants voted `No' to the transfer of Council housing stock to Salix Homes, while 61.4% voted `Yes'.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, November 4, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL `INDEPENDENT TENANT ADVISOR’ AND OTHERS TO GAIN £95,000 FROM SALIX TRANSFER `YES’ VOTE

Star date: 4th November 2014

DID SALFORD COUNCIL STOCK TRANSFER ITA HAVE FINANCIAL INTEREST IN YES VOTE?

A Salford Council document released as the stock transfer ballot was closing yesterday reveals that PS Consultants, the `Independent Tenant Advisor' employed by Salford Council to advise Salix tenants on the transfer, lead advisor, PwC, and Anthony Collins Solicitors will gain £95,000 if a `Yes' vote is declared.

A report to Salford Council's Cabinet discloses that City Mayor, Ian Stewart, intends to extend the three companies' contracts in the event of tenants agreeing to the transfer of Salford's social housing to Salix Homes.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, November 4, 2014  

 
 

SWINTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY STRIKE SUSPENDED

Star date: 3rd November 2014

TALKS AT SWINTON HIGH SCHOOL SUSPEND STRIKE

Teachers, who are members of the NASUWT trade union at Swinton High School, tonight agreed to suspend their three day strike which was due to take place from tomorrow.

The strike, related to excessive workloads, over monitoring and bureaucracy, has been suspended `pending further discussions'.

Full details here...

added Monday, November 3, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD LANDLORD BARRED FROM HIS OWN PUB AS A VICTIM OF GUN CRIME

Star date: 3rd November 2015

LANGWORTHY COMMUNITY FIGHTS FOR RETURN OF ASHLEY BROOK LANDLORD

"Mark...is a very special person, a person that Salford NEEDS! Now more than ever..." Peter Hook

Friends, family and regulars at the Ashley Brook in Langworthy are furious that landlord Mark McElroy and his wife Janet have been barred from their own pub and home, after being the intended victims of gun crime last May.

Following the shooting in the pub, Mark and Janet were removed for five months before being allowed to return in October. However, less than two weeks later they were barred again for a supposed threat on Mark's life, which no-one believes is viable... "I want to get my mum and dad home" says their daughter Kelly "We as a community have got to make a stand on this..."

Full details here...

added Monday, November 3, 2014  

 
 

ONE MILLION CLIMATE JOBS PLAN LAUNCHED

Star date: 2nd November 2014

THOUSANDS OF JOBS FOR SALFORD AT STAKE

One Million Climate Jobs Launch
Friends Meeting House
Tuesday 18th November 7:15pm

As Salford panics over potential fracking at Barton Moss, and the loss of thousands of jobs in the city, the Campaign Against Climate Change is launching its new updated pamphlet of how to kill both doom birds with one stone. It's easy, it's do-able and it makes sense. One million climate jobs now? 4,500 of them in Salford?

Full details here...

added Sunday, November 2, 2014  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL AT KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 1st November 2014

HUGE COMEDY LINE UP AT THE KINGS ARMS

For the next ten days, a massive line up of top comedy acts take to the stage at The Kings Arms for the Greater Manchester Comedy Festival 2014.

With acts ranging from dodgy magicians to iffy characters and strange psyched lads and girls, there should be something to tickle even the dourest Salfordian with comedians arriving from Wales, Birmingham, the North East and the, er, Urmston Institute for the Comically Disturbed...

Full line up here...

added Saturday, November 1, 2014  

 
 

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article: CONTROVERSIAL SALFORD COUNCILLOR APPOINTED TO £50,000 CHESHIRE POLICE JOB
How can she not stand down from the Cllr role!!! The Labour party are quite rightly calling for George Obsbourne to do the same, ... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY COUNCIL STATES ICT CHARITY ISSUES ‘BEING ADDRESSED’
What a surprise that the only Councillor that showed support for Inspiring Communities Together and it's governance is Councillor ... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
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