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SALFORD BAND EQUIPMENT STOLEN IN BROUGHTON

Star date: 29th February 2016

OPERATION DETONATION DONE OVER

Over £1,000 worth of instruments and equipment belonging to up and coming young Salford band, Operation Detonation – part of the Salford Musical Youth project - was stolen along with a car in Broughton over the weekend.

Amongst the robbed items was a bass guitar belonging to 15 year old Rhys Shaw, who is now desperate to borrow another one for a gig on Saturday at the Star Inn and a recording session on Sunday.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 29, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR CANDIDATES LIST GROWS TO SEVEN HOPEFULS

Star date: 29th February 2016

TUSC ANNOUNCES IT'S STANDING IN SALFORD MAYOR ELECTION

The list of candidates standing to replace Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, has grown to seven, with Salford TUSC (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) and business woman, Maxine McCarthy, joining the race.

Labour, Conservative, UKIP and Greens, plus Independent Michael Felse have already declared that they are standing.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 29, 2016  

 
 

RENT STRIKE LEADER MARY BARBOUR CELEBRATED AT SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 28th February 2016 

MARY BARBOUR REMEMBERED ON WOMEN'S DAY

Remembering Mary Barbour
Saturday 5th March 2pm free
Working Class Movement Library

Next Saturday will see social reformer, Govan rent strike leader, women's peace crusader and pioneering woman councillor, Mary Barbour remembered in a talk by historian Catriona Burness for International Women's Day.

The event will also feature prominent latter day trade unionist, Karen Bosson, discussing current women trade unionists' campaigns in the region.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 28, 2016  

 
 

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NORTH WEST GATHERING

Star date: 28th February 2016

NORTHERN GREENHOUSE OR NORTHERN POWERHOUSE?

Friends of the Earth North West Gathering
Saturday 5th March 10:30am-4:30pm
Manchester Central Methodist Church free

Next Saturday sees the Friends of the Earth North West Gathering that is open to all members and supporters of the movement. Workshops issues will range from fracking to floods, while the afternoon focuses on the so-called Northern Powerhouse and Devolution, including a Q&A with interim GM Mayor Tony Lloyd.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 28, 2016  

 
 

THE LIONHEART PHANTOM AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 28th February 2016

A CAMP FARCE THAT GOES BUMP IN THE NIGHT

The Lionheart Phantom by Grand Dame Theatre
Thursday 17th – Friday 19th March 7:30pm
Salford Arts Theatre

A new comedy surrounding a `haunted' gay bar debuts at Salford Arts Theatre next month. The Lionheart bar has got lots of rats and few customers, until the landlord's son starts ghostly rumours to drum up more drinkers. "It's a rare thing to see 'queer theatre' meshed with family friendly farce" says Director, Sam Hart.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 28, 2016  

 
 

SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE CAMPAIGN NEEDS SERIOUS INVESTORS

Star date: 27th February 2016

ECCLES SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE CAMPAIGNERS SAY THEY WILL KEEP FIGHTING

Today, members of the Save The Crown Theatre group held an open day at the Nur Malaysia Community Cafe in Eccles, with many dressed in period costume to reflect the age of the Grade 2 listed building, now threatened with demolition... "We need someone with a lot of money...a serious investor to help save the Theatre" said campaigner, Stuart Potts

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 27, 2016  

 
 

HOME OFFICE CASTS ASPERSIONS ON CHARACTER OF SALFORD ARMY VETERAN AND SCHOOL GOVERNOR

Star date: 26th February 2016

EX POLICE, EX ARMY, SCHOOL GOVERNOR – NOT ENOUGH CHARACTER FOR HOME OFFICE IN VISA CALAMITY

"It's nothing short of a defamation of character. I am a person of good character" Glenn Croston

Irlam's Glenn Croston is an ex police officer, army veteran, school governor and even sits on the city's youth offender panel. But the Home Office doesn't believe that his wife, Boo, will return to Thailand after a one month stay in Britain, to join family on a holiday in Bridlington offered by the Royal British Legion Poppy Break.

The Home office has refused a temporary visa, doubting that Boo `intends to leave the UK at the end of your visit'. Glenn believes it is "a defamation" of his character.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 26, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DEVELOPERS EVADE £4MILLION PLANNING FEES DAY AFTER COUNCIL MAKES £22MILLION CUTS

Star date: 25th February 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL DISGRACE AS £4MILLION EVADED BY DEVELOPERS

The very next day after Salford City Council passed £22million worth of cuts to public services, applications for over one thousand properties have been posted on its website – with developers shown to be evading over £4million in planning fees and Section 106 payments.

At yesterday's Council cuts meeting Salford City Mayor spoke of "hard decisions" and his "heavy heart" in pushing through the cuts which will affect the city's most vulnerable people.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 25, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL `CRIMINAL' £22MILLION CUTS

Star date: 24th February 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL CUTS SLATED BY UNION AND COMMUNITY CAMPAIGNERS

"We're going to spend £19million on a garden centre and we're still cutting people's services...I think that's criminal" UNISON steward

As Salford Council passed £22million of cuts this morning, protesting trade union and community campaigners slated Labour Party councillors who voted to cut front line services, with one steward calling their actions "criminal".

Meanwhile Salford City UNISON branch secretary, Steve North had a message to the councillors which he delivered outside the Civic Centre... "There will be no free ride for anyone from this city who sits in that council chamber as far as this union branch is concerned..."

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 24, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD AND MANCHESTER HOMELESS HORROR AS KIDS KICKED BACK ON STREETS

Star date: 23rd February 2016 

WITH THE SALFORD HOMELESS MURDER MEDIA GONE, IT'S BACK TO THE STREETS

"Now I have to go back to my tent...ready for someone to slice it open and grab my bags...it's horrible..." Luke age 20

Following the murder of homeless lad, Daniel Smith, at the arches in Salford, those sleeping rough were offered accommodation. Now, with the media spotlight dimmed, those same young people are being kicked back out onto the streets to face more horrors...knives, Spice and every bit of criminality that Dickensian Greater Manchester can offer...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 23, 2016  

 
 

PROTEST CALLED AGAINST SALFORD CITY COUNCIL £22MILLION CUTS

Star date: 22nd February 2016

UNIONS AND ANTI-CUTS CAMPAIGNERS CALL DEMO

Protest Against Salford Council Cuts
Wednesday 24th February from 8am
Civic Centre, Swinton

Salford City UNISON and Salford Against The Cuts have called a protest this Wednesday morning prior to a meeting where Salford City Council is to rubber stamp £22million cuts... "We are expecting Labour to stop simply passing on the pain to the people who elected them and the people who work for them", the union states.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 22, 2016  

 
 

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THE SADDEST FISH IN SALFORD

Star date: 21st February 2016

SALFORD GIANT GOURAMI NEEDS NEW HOME

A stunning giant gourami fish desperately needs a new home as he's currently filling his tank in an aquatics shop in Swinton. He was two inches long back in 2005 but has now grown to almost two feet and requires more swimming space.

The gourami is really well looked after but the shop owner says "We feel really sorry ourselves for him now because he needs a bigger tank"...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 21, 2016  

 
 

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SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE ECCLES OPEN DAY

Star date: 21st February 2016 

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE CROWN THEATRE STEPS UP

Save The Crown Theatre Open Day
Saturday 27th February 12noon - 2pm
Nur Malaysia Community Cafe, Liverpool Road

With a new application looming from developers who want to demolish the Grade 2 listed Crown Theatre in Eccles, the campaign to save it is stepping up with a new video and an open day next Saturday at the Nur Malaysia Community Cafe a few hundred yards up Liverpool Road from the Theatre.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 21, 2016  

 
 

NIGEL PIVARO LAUNCHES MANWEB AT THE LANGWORTHY CORNERSTONE

Star date: 21st February 2016

NEW MEN'S CLUB FOR SALFORD

Nigel Pivaro launched a new men's health club, called ManWeb, at the Langworthy Cornerstone this week, citing the `dockers' wedges' and Capstan full strength smoke that used to permeate the home of his uncles.

The project is aiming to get as many Salford men as possible to join, with a local history club, pub games, football and a man of the month award plus lots more to follow. Cornerstone manager, John Phillips, said the club will be "northern, non-clinical and a bit humorous, so we called it ManWeb..."

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 21, 2016  

 
 

REPORT ON SALFORD POLICING OF ANTI FRACKING PROTESTS AT BARTON MOSS

Star date: 20th February 2016

BARTON MOSS POLICING REPORT LAUNCH

Keep Moving!
A report on the policing of the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp
Wednesday 24th February 7pm-9pm
Friends Meeting House

Never mind the GM Police Commissioner's report into the policing of the anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss, here's the alternative, with contributions from academics, lawyers and those who were actually there. The report launches this Wednesday at Friends Meeting House in Manchester.

Full details here…

added Saturday, February 20, 2016  

 
 

TRESPASS THE LOWRY WITH MARK THOMAS

Star date: 20th February 2016

SALFORD COUNCILLORS, PLANNING OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY NEED TO SEE TRESPASS!

"That's the thing about the councils, they are now basically extensions of construction companies..." Mark Thomas

Following on from his brilliant award winning shows, Cuckooed and 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, Mark Thomas is back at The Lowry on 10th March with his latest prank-driven comedy, Trespass - a hard core politically fun look at how our public spaces are being flogged off to private developers.

Drag your local councillor and planning officer along, plus your neighbours, to see these developers having their urban pants metaphorically pulled down in public. Do not miss!

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 20, 2016  

 
 

BEZ OCCUPIES WOOLPACK PUB GROUNDS IN SALFORD

Star date: 19th February 2016

BEZ AND CO TAKE OVER PENDLETON LAND

Bez and a cohort of volunteers from the Reality Party, Coffe4Craig, Salford University and the community took over the land surrounding the old Woolpack pub in Pendleton yesterday, planting apple trees as the start of a community forest garden project.

The idea is to provide free food for residents – who are going to need it as Pendleton Together, which manages the flats at the back of the site, is increasing service charges by up to 17%, while rents have recently risen by 20% and tenants are struggling to cope with the unaffordable NIBE heating system that's been dumped on them.

Full details here...

added Friday, February 19, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FLOOD ENVIRONMENT AGENCY DROP-IN FOR COMMUNITY

Star date: 18th February 2016 

LOWER BROUGHTON FLOOD DROP-IN - AS SALFORD COUNCIL CONSULTS ARGOS CATALOGUE FOR VALUE OF COMMUNITY'S LOST GOODS

The Environment Agency and Salford Council have arranged a Flood Recovery Drop-in for victims of the Boxing Day flood in Lower Broughton. The three hour session at River View Primary School runs from 5pm to 8pm next Thursday 25th February where any questions can be asked about any aspect of the flood and its aftermath.

Meanwhile Salford Council has come in for stick for using the Argos catalogue to value people's essential goods lost in the flood.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 18, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TAX TO INCREASE BY 3.75%

Star date: 17th February 2016

BIG COUNCIL TAX RISE AND £22MILLION CUTS PLUS 138 JOBS AT RISK

The average household in Salford will see a £55 increase in its Council Tax bill, following Council proposals to impose a 3.75% rise, which includes 2% ringfenced for adult social care.

Meanwhile, less than ten people took part in Salford Council's online `Talk Budget' consultation on £22million cuts and the potential axing of 138 jobs.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 17, 2016  

 
 

EX SALFORD UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR PAID ALMOST £400,000

Star date: 16th February 2016

VICE CHANCELLOR WHO ORGANISED STAFF SACKINGS PAID ALMOST £400,000

Martin Hall, the University of Salford Vice Chancellor, who oversaw mass axing of staff and course closures during his tenure, was paid £394,000 during the year 2014-15, new University accounts reveal.

Hall left the University last June and was paid £140,000 for loss of office and relocation, plus £121,000 for the previous six months when he was on `sabbatical'.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 16, 2016  

 
 

DEVOLVED GREATER MANCHESTER COULD REFUSE TO IMPOSE CONTRACT ON JUNIOR DOCTORS

Star date: 15th February 2016

PRESSURE GROWS NOT TO IMPOSE JUNIOR DOCTORS' CONTRACT

"`Devolution' means Greater Manchester - not Westminster - will decide how every penny of its £6bn health and social care budget is spent" Salford Partnership key message 

Greater Manchester pro-democracy campaigners are calling for Interim Greater Manchester Mayor, Tony Lloyd, and NHS chiefs not to impose Jeremy Hunt's contract on junior doctors, in what they are saying is "an important test of the extent of Greater Manchester's alleged new powers". The Campaigners are calling for residents to write to Lloyd, urging him to issue such a statement.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 15, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD UNIONS NO CUTS MESSAGE TO LABOUR COUNCIL

Star date: 14th February 2016

UNISON AND UNITE OFFICIAL `NO CUTS' POSITION

Yesterday, a Salford Against The Cuts meeting in Eccles heard that both UNISON and Unite unions have, in the last few weeks, passed an official `no cuts' policy, which could have major repercussions for Salford's Labour Party Mayor and councillors, the majority of whom are sponsored by trade unions.

Steven North, Salford City UNISON branch secretary, speaking in a personal capacity, said the position of the unions should now be "If you want our money, stop cutting services and sacking our members..."

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 14, 2016  

 
 

OXFAM DIRECTOR TALKS ON INEQUALITY IN GREATER MANCHESTER AND BEYOND

Star date: 14th February 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER LAUNCHES GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Global Development Institute Launch
Wednesday 17th February 5pm-6:30pm free
University of Manchester, Oxford Road

To follow on from the University of Manchester's recent report on the horrific effects of the Bedroom Tax on children, it is launching the Global Development Institute this Wednesday, where Oxfam Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, will be delivering a keynote talk on inequality and the future of global development. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend.

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 14, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD AUTHORS THIRD DOLPHIN BLOCKBUSTER BOOK EXPOSE

Star date: 14th February 2016

THE THIRD WHISTLE BLOWING CRUELTY TO DOLPHIN BLOCKBUSTER GETS UNLEASHED

The Perfect Pair: Shards from the Mirror
By David C Holroyd and Tracy J Holroyd

The much awaited third `faction' book from Salford authors David and Tracy Holroyd is unleashed this week, yet again exposing the cruelty of aquatic circuses that see smiling dolphins jump through hoops while living a miserable captive existence.

In these books the trainer of Europe's greatest show dolphins has slated the showbiz industry that made his name – but even some of the biggest anti-captivity charities in the world won't get on board. Why?

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 14, 2016  

 
 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD NUJ FILM CLUB PUTS JOURNALISM IN SPOTLIGHT

Star date: 14th February 2015

£4 FILM CLUB OPEN TO EVERYONE SEEKING MEDIA TRUTH

NUJ Film Club - last Thursday of every month
Three Minute Theatre, Affleck's Palace 7:30pm £4

The National Union of Journalists Manchester and Salford branch has teamed up with Three Minute Theatre to create a unique selection of screenings revealing the ethical and professional challenges journalists face. The next film on show, on Thursday 25th February, is The Paper starring Michael Keaton; with the great tag line... `They search for truth...they strive for justice...then print what they can get away with...'

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 14, 2016  

 
 

PAUL DENNETT SELECTED TO BE SALFORD LABOUR PARTY MAYOR CANDIDATE

Star date: 13th February 2016

DENNETT GETS THE LABOUR VOTE ON 57% TURNOUT

Councillor Paul Dennett today won the race to be the Labour Party candidate in the May election for the post of Salford Mayor, in a 57% turnout of Party members. A close ally of current Mayor, Ian Stewart, Dennett is now the odds on favourite to be the next Mayor of Salford.

"I will always speak up for a better and fairer Salford" he said after the anointment this afternoon, while over in the Royal Oak pub in Eccles, campaigners against cuts were sharpening their claws for future fights.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 13, 2016  

 
 

EX SALFORD RED DEVILS PLAYER TURNS PRO WRESTLER

Star date: 13th February 2016

LUKE MENZIES SWAPS KOUKASH FOR KICK ASS

Former Salford Red Devils player, Luke Menzies, has swapped up-and-unders for back breakers and pile drives, making his pro-wrestling debut in Salford on 20th March at St Philip's Church at the Wrestlepro and Manchester Irish Festival event.

"The bumps and bruises that I got on the field have definitely helped ensure I can take a few knocks in the ring" he says.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 13, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD ARTS THEATRE FUNDRAISER WITH HOOKY, SWEENEY AND DEATH TO THE STRANGE

Star date: 13th February 2016

HOOKY AND CO TO APPEAR AT ARTS THEATRE FUNDRAISER

Local: An Evening of Live Music and Conversation
Friday 26th February 8pm £25
Salford Arts Theatre

Peter Hook, Mike Sweeney, Death To The Strange and other guests will be appearing at a special event to raise funds for Salford Arts Theatre. Sweeney and Hooky will be chatting about old times in the area and performing live.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 13, 2016  

 
 

TORY GOVERNMENT GIVES SALFORD JUST £70,000 TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS

Star date: 12th February 2016

AS HOMELESSNESS RISES IN SALFORD TORIES GIVE PEANUTS

With the number of rough sleepers and people at risk of losing their homes rising in Salford, the Tory Government has handed the city just £70,319 this year to reduce and prevent homelessness.

Marcus Jones, Tory Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said in answering a question on the funding from Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey "We are committed to do all we can to prevent homelessness".

Full details here…

added Friday, February 12, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL CONFIRMS NO DISABLED CHILD WILL LOSE TRANSPORT

Star date: 11th February 2016

JOHN MERRY GUARANTEES NO LOSS OF CHILD SEN TRANSPORT

Today Salford City Council's Executive Lead Member for Children's Services, John Merry, met with the parents of children with learning difficulties and guaranteed that no child would lose transport to school. Parents were furious when they saw a cut of £120,000 in the SEN transport budget, a `step-up saving' from last year.

"There are no new cuts and no changes to what is provided to you" he explained, adding that the cut had been achieved within the tendering process.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 11, 2016  

 
 

STRIKING SALFORD JUNIOR DOCTORS SAY THEY WON’T BACK DOWN

Star date: 10th February 2016

`WE WORK HARD AND WE FIGHT HARD' SAY SALFORD JUNIOR DOCTORS

Junior doctors, on 24 hour strike today against the Tory Government's proposed imposition of new contracts, say they will continue to take on Jeremy Hunt in the fight for fair conditions. Talking on the picket line outside Salford Royal Hospital, Hannah, a junior doctor, said "We work hard and we fight hard as well, so we're not going to back down".

The doctors have huge public support and, locally, were joined on the picket lines this morning by Salford City UNISON, Salford Against The Cuts and Labour Party members.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 10, 2016  

 
 

PENDLETON TOGETHER TENANT CHARGES TO RISE BY UP TO 17.3%

Star date: 9th February 2016 

HIGH RISES IN SALFORD

As feared by residents of the high rise blocks that have been refurbished under the Pendleton PFI scheme, service charges are set to increase by up to 10.5%, while those living in sheltered housing at Lombardy Court will be hit by a 17.3% hike.

Salford City Council, which will ratify the charges this week, is also proposing a rent freeze, having already increased rents in the social housing blocks by almost 20% over the last four years.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 9, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER DEVOLUTION DEMOCRACY SLATED BY COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE

Star date: 8th February 2016

GM INTERIM MAYOR MAKES HIMSELF AVAILABLE - FOR 90 MINUTES AND 140 CHARACTERS TODAY

Following massive criticism by the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee of the democratic deficit in Greater Manchester devolution, Interim GM Mayor Tony Lloyd is making himself available on Twitter today for ninety minutes, from noon, to answer any questions – in 140 characters.

"There has been a consistent very significant lack of public consultation, engagement and communication at all stages of the deal-making process" found the Select Committee.

Full details here...

added Monday, February 8, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD SCHOOL STUDENTS SCARE FOR WORLD STORYTELLING WEEK

Star date: 7th February 2016

GHOSTLY HAPPENINGS AT ELLESMERE PARK HIGH SCHOOL

Top ghost story author, Danny Weston, aka Philip Caveney, frightened the life out of teachers and students at Ellesmere Park High School when he gave a practical guide to writing horror.

He was at the Eccles school as part of World Storytelling Week, encouraging students to create their own spooky story, conjuring images of Victorian dolls, ventriloquist dummies and eerie pipers...

Full creepy details here...

added Sunday, February 7, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LAD TAKES MY WINDSCREEN NATIONAL

Star date: 7th February 2016

ECCLES WINDSCREEN REPAIR PORTAL GOES NATIONWIDE

Ali Lijee, from Eccles, started My Windscreen – a windscreen repair and replacement portal – around 18 months ago and has now seen it go nationwide, with nearly three hundred independent auto glaziers signed up and thousands of customers using the company's website every month.

"We facilitate the communication between customer and technician" says Ali "Our focus is to be a well known brand out there."

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 7, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE’S BUDGET PUBLIC MEETING

Star date: 7th February 2016  

SALFORD AGAINST THE CUTS WANTS COMMUNITY TO TELL THEIR NEEDS

People's Budget For Salford
Saturday 13th February 1pm
Royal Oak, Eccles

"We want to give a voice to people who are excluded from budget-setting"

Salford City Council will be setting a budget in a few weeks which includes £22million of cuts. On Saturday, Salford Against The Cuts will host a public meeting where the community will be asked to help draw up a budget based upon what they actually need...

Full details here...

added Sunday, February 7, 2016  

 
 

CHILDREN’S SCRAPSTORE OPENS IN SALFORD

Star date: 6th February 2016

RECLAIMED ART AND CRAFT MATERIALS FOR KIDS

On the site of the old Grumpy warehouse, off Langley Road South, Children's Scrapstore is opening this Tuesday. The charity specialises in turning waste things into play things, providing many weird and wonderful items reclaimed from businesses, and anyone working with children or adults in a creative setting can become a member.

Meanwhile, the Artrageous shop is open to the public and hosts free art and craft sessions for families on some Saturdays from March.

Full details here...

added Saturday, February 6, 2016  

 
 

EX ARMY SALFORD LABOUR PARTY COUNCILLOR RESIGNS OVER MENTAL HEALTH BULLYING BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS

Star date: 5th February 2016

LABOUR COUNCILLOR CLAIMS BULLYING BY LOCAL PARTY BIG WIGS OVER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

"If me as an elected councillor gets treated like this by the powers that be, then what chance has the public got?"

Swinton South Councillor, Neil Blower, has resigned from the Labour Party claiming "systematic harassment and bullying" by the `powers that be' in the Salford Labour Party. Neil is a former soldier diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but maintains that fellow councillors are claiming that he's faking his illness, while subjecting him to some "truly vile things". 

Last year, Salford Mayor Ian Stewart joined the drive to help armed forced veterans, saying "We want to make sure they are supported. We are very proud of them."

Full details here...

added Friday, February 5, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO DOUBLE IN SIZE IN £14.5MILLION EXPANSION

Star date: 4th February 2016

BRENTNALL, THE DEANS, ST LUKES AND LOWER KERSAL PRIMARY TO DOUBLE IN SIZE – CHARLESTOWN TO RE-OPEN

A massive expansion of Salford's primary schools is to happen, with Brentnall, The Deans and Lower Kersal doubling in size, St Luke's trebling in size and Charlestown Primary to re-open after its controversial closure a few years ago. Cassel Fox and Larkhill are to get another 210 places each, Holy Cross another 105 places, and the Clifton Centre is to be demolished and re-built on the same site.

The huge expansion programme is to cost a massive £14.5million but Salford City Council has managed to get developers to stump up just £17,000 from the Section 106 `kiddie bedroom tax'.

Full details here...

added Thursday, February 4, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LABOUR PARTY MAYOR CANDIDATE SAYS HE’LL CHANGE THE FACE OF POLITICS IN CITY

Star date: 3rd February 2016

COUNCILLOR PAUL WILSON PROMISES TRANSPARENCY AND NEW POLITICS IF SELECTED

"It's important that we have that openness, transparency and honesty" Paul Wilson

Weaste and Seedley Councillor Paul Wilson says he'll "change the face of politics in Salford" if he gets the Labour Party nomination to stand as City Mayor in the May election, promising to cull seven `Assistant Mayors', rein in prestige projects and remove the arrogance and lack of transparency that has characterised Ian Stewart's time as Mayor.

Strangely, Paul Wilson, who has never been seen as on the left, is looking like the radical in the three candidate race to get the Labour Party Mayoral nomination...

Full details here...

added Wednesday, February 3, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR CANDIDATE PAUL DENNETT IN SOCIAL HOUSING CONTROVERSY

Star date: 2nd February 2016

DID LABOUR PARTY MAYOR FAVOURITE JUMP HOUSING QUEUE?

Langworthy councillor Paul Dennett - many people's favourite to get the Labour Party nomination to stand as Salford City Mayor in May - last night denied any impropriety in obtaining a social housing flat at Albion Towers last summer.

Dennett, who picks up an allowance of £23,450 as Strategic Assistant Mayor, was a board member of the co-op that runs Albion Towers at the time he got the flat, and says that the Albion panel "decided that I was a suitable candidate for a tenancy". Salford has a growing housing waiting list with an average of 27 bids for every affordable flat that becomes available in the city.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, February 2, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD AND ECCLES MP TELLS PARENTS TO CREATE UPROAR OVER SCHOOL ACADEMIES

Star date: 1st February 2016

`CREATE UPROAR' OVER `WILD WEST' TORY SCHOOLS POLICY SAYS REBECCA LONG-BAILEY

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, told parents to create "as much uproar as possible" over Tory Government plans to convert loads of Salford schools into academies.

Speaking at a Salford UNISON Question Time on Saturday - which also included David Wootton, CEO of Salford Academy Trust, and Alasdair Smith from the Anti Academies Alliance – the Salford MP slated the Government's privatisation and commercialisation of schools agenda... "It's disgraceful and it is creating a Wild West..."

Full details here...

added Monday, February 1, 2016  

 
 

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article: SALFORD CITY COUNCIL STATES ICT CHARITY ISSUES ‘BEING ADDRESSED’
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