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GREATER MANCHESTER PROTEST AGAINST BEDROOM TAX

Star date: 31st March 2013

HUNDREDS JOIN MARCH AND PROTEST AGAINST BEDROOM TAX

Yesterday, around five hundred people, including a healthy Salford contingent, attended a march around Manchester city centre ending with a rally at Piccadilly Gardens against the dreaded Bedroom Tax.

Speakers at the rally underlined the link between the Bedroom Tax and other welfare abominations coming in this week which will make people even worse off.

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 31, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY HORROR INJURY OVERSHADOWS SKEM GAME

Star date: 31st March 2013

AMMIES KEEPER IN AMBULANCE DRAMA AS SALFORD SUFFER

Salford City 0 Skelmersdale United 3

Salford's City's game stopped for half an hour yesterday while ambulances arrived to tend star keeper Ritchie Branagan who lay prone after a clash with a Skelmersdale forward.

Eventually Salford's number one was taken to hospital and the match continued – although Salford City fans wished that the ambulance had taken the ref too, and dropped him off back at the circus en route.

Match report and photos here…

added Sunday, March 31, 2013  

 
 

START IN SALFORD MOVIE INSPIRES STARS

Star date: 29th March 2013

FIVE STEPS TO START

A new twelve minute film highlights the work of the Pendleton based Start in Salford, which uses fantastic creative pursuits to help people with mental health issues.

The mini-film's premiere was attended by Coronation Street actress Jenny Mcalpine and Nigel Pivaro, who here applauds Start's "quiet and invaluable work"…

Full details here…

added Friday, March 29, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY GO SO CLOSE IN MANCHESTER PREMIER CUP FINAL

Star date: 28th March 2013

UNLUCKY SALFORD LOSE OUT ON PENALTIES

Salford City 2 Mossley 2
(Mossley win on penalties)

Salford City, 2-0 down with 15 minutes to go, again fought back magnificently to force a 2-2 draw in the Manchester Premier Cup Final last night. With no extra time the Final went straight to penalties and unlucky Salford lost out. But the Ammies can hold their heads high as they did the city proud.

Match report and photos here…

added Thursday, March 28, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL SCRAPS HUMPHREY BOOTH DAY CARE CENTRE

Star date: 27th March 2013

ORDSALL'S HUMPHREY BOOTH DAY CARE CENTRE NOW `SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS'

"If we withdraw these services we haven't kept the promise that we've made" Councillor Jim King

Despite the huge community campaign last year to save Ordsall's Humphrey Booth Day Care Centre, Salford Council has now declared it "surplus to requirements".

The decision was taken in secret, with comments sought only from Council related organisations. The results of last year's consultation on the future of day care services have never, apparently, been made public.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, March 27, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL £30000 PRESTIGE BRIDGE COMPETITION

Star date: 26th March 2013

NOW SALFORD MAYOR TO APPROVE UP TO £30,000 ON A BRIDGE COMPETITION

This week, Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart is set to approve spending of between £25,000 - £30,000 on a prestige competition to build a bridge linking The Crescent to The Meadows.

The money is to be paid to RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Competitions to manage the `international design competition' for the `landmark' bridge, and follows the spending of £3.1million of public money on  Water Taxi landing stages, walkways from Manchester to Media City, cycle routes from the University to Media City, and refurbishing a footbridge on The Meadows.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, March 26, 2013  

 
 

MANCHESTER BED TAX PROTEST MARCH 30 AS EVICTIONS CONFIRMED

Star date: 25th March 2013 

SALIX AND CITY WEST STATE THAT THEY WILL EVICT IF PEOPLE DON'T PAY BED TAX

Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest
Saturday 30th March
Piccadilly Gardens 1pm

Another Bedroom Tax protest is happening this Saturday, as housing companies in Salford confirm that they will evict people from their homes for non-payment of the Tax. Meanwhile, Brighton Council has stated it that it won't evict, and other groups are finding ways around paying the Tax.

Full details here…

added Monday, March 25, 2013  

 
 

FIGHT TO KEEP NHS PUBLIC GOES TO SALFORD MEDIACITYUK

Star date: 24th March 2013

NHS PROTEST TO HIT MEDIACITYUK

Keep Our NHS Public
Tuesday 2nd April
March from Cornbrook Metrolink 7:30am
Protest at MediaCity UK 8am

The campaign to Keep Our NHS Public hits Salford next week, when a march beginning at Cornbrook Metrolink at 7:30am hits BBC HQ in MediaCityUK at 8am.

The protest is against the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act which will mean privatisation, marketization and cuts in the NHS, as Chloe Glover reports…

Full story here…

added Sunday, March 24, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD TESCO CHARITY EASTER BUNNY BOWLING

Star date: 24th March 2013

TEN-PIN BUNNIES FOR DIABETES UK

The huge new Tesco near Salford Precinct is holding a special Ten-Pin Bunnies event on Good Friday at the front of the store. It's bowling bunnies over for Easter and it's to help raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 24, 2013  

 
 

SECRET TUNNELS OF SALFORD

Star date: 24th March 2013

ADELPHI HOUSE CAVES, SECRET WAR TUNNELS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE OLD PINT POT

Underneath Salford exist loads of tunnels – some real and some mythical. Kersal Cell, Salford Cathedral, Ordsall Hall and Whit Lane are all said to be crawling with secret bolt holes and underground escape tunnels.

Here, Alice Darlington lists the legends and investigates the caves of Adelphi House, and possible war prisoner tunnels running from the Crescent to the Bolton and Bury Canal.

Full story here…

added Sunday, March 24, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD PRECINCT EASTER BUNNY VISIT

Star date: 24th March 2013

CHOC MAKING, FACE PAINTING AND THE EASTER BUNNY AT SALFORD PRECINCT

During the Easter hols, Salford Shopping Centre is going to get well eggciting with a free chocolate making workshop on Thursday (28th March) a visit from the Easter Bunny on Good Friday, and free face painting the following Wednesday (3rd April).

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 24, 2013  

 
 

ACCLAIMED SALFORD AUTHOR URGES FRONTLINE TROOPS TO KEEP DIARY

Star date: 23rd March 2013

SALFORD'S NEIL BLOWER IN FIGHT AGAINST POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER 

Iraq War veteran, Neil Blower, who wrote the best selling first novel, Shell Shock: The Diary of Tommy Atkins, is urging frontline troops to keep a diary in a bid to avoid Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Blower, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2005 following two tours of the Gulf and Kosovo, says a diary is a form of "escapism" and could help frontline staff to cope better with stressful experiences on their return home.

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 23, 2013  

 
 

ANTHONY GRAINGER MOTHER PLEA NOT TO PREJUDICE INQUEST

Star date: 23rd March 2013

PRE-INQUEST HEARING INTO DEATH OF ANTHONY GRAINGER

Anthony Grainger's mother, Marina Schofield, and his step father, John  Schofield, have issued a `hands off' statement to campaigners following the Pre-Inquest hearing into his death.

Via their solicitors, Marina and John have urged that `nothing should be done to prejudice either the ongoing Inquest or the potential criminal proceedings arising from this matter'. Anthony Grainger was shot dead by Greater Manchester Police just over a year ago. 

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 23, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC CUP FINAL FEVER

Star date: 22nd March 2013

SALFORD CITY TO BE KINGS OF MANC LAND

Salford City v Mossley
Wednesday 27th March 7:45pm
Edgeley Park, Stockport £7/£3/free for under 16s

`We're on the march with Andy Heald's army, we're all going to Edgeley..'

This is the BIG ONE! Salford City could be kings of Manchester next Wednesday, if they can stuff Mossley in the Final of the Manchester Premier Cup. Match tickets and coach tickets will be on sale at Salford's home game at Moor Lane tomorrow when the Ammies take on Lancaster City…UPDATE*** The FA have now stated that fans can pay on the night of the match - so get down there!!!

Full details here…

added Friday, March 22, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD SPRINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF AXE

Star date: 22nd March 2013

`VULNERABLE CHILDREN WILL LOSE OUT' AS SEVEN SCHOOL STAFF FACE AXE

Springwood Primary School in Swinton, which educates some of the most vulnerable children in Salford, is to axe over seven members of staff in a proposed `re-structure'.

The school has, we understand, four Assistant Heads, a Finance Manager and a Business Manager – but, under the proposal, the school will slash staff working closely with the children.

Full details here…

added Friday, March 22, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR IAN STEWART LOSES THE PLOT WITH EXTREMISTS AND LIES JIBES

Star date: 21st March 2013 

`LIES'…`EXTREMISTS'…`MISINFORMATION'…IS THE SALFORD MAYOR LOSING IT?

Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, has twice this week made reference to "extremists" pushing out "downright lies" to further "the politics of chaos".

First a press release was issued about the Council's Pay and Grading Agreement, with Stewart slating the "handful of extremists who tried to derail this agreement and misrepresent what we were trying to do for their own extreme political ends".

And at yesterday's full Salford Council meeting he raged that the Agreement process was "fraught with misinformation and downright lies"…Is Mr Stewart correct. Or is he losing the plot? 

Full details here…

added Thursday, March 21, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS INTEREST FREE £1.26 MILLION LOAN FROM SALFORD COUNCIL

Star date: 20th March 2013

SALFORD COUNCIL INTEREST FREE LOAN TO SALFORD REDS

"This is unacceptable for the people of Salford" Councillor Karen Garrido

Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, revealed at the full Council meeting today that there will be no interest on Salford Council's £1.5million loan to Salford City Reds after the conclusion of the Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) that was put in place last week.

New owner, Marwan Koukash, has agreed to pay 16% of the £1.5million loan over the next five years, leaving the remaining £1.26 loan interest free until 2038.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, March 20, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CIVIL SERVICE STRIKE ON BUDGET DAY

Star date: 20th March 2013

CIVIL SERVANTS STRIKE OVER PAY AND CONDITIONS

"What people don't understand is that vast numbers of civil servants are lowly paid and hard working" Richard Bailey, PCS.

As George Osborne was announcing yet more cuts in his Budget today, civil servants from the trade union PCS (Public and Commercial Services) manned picket lines in Salford, on a one day strike in protest at pay, pensions and conditions.

The union says that its members stand to lose around 20% of their income, while basic working conditions, like holidays, flexible working and sick pay are all under attack.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, March 20, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL 25 YEAR WAIT FOR £1.5M SALFORD REDS LOAN PAYBACK

Star date: 19th March 2013

SALFORD REDS DEBT WON'T BE REPAID UNTIL 2038!

Salford Council's £1.5million loan to Salford City Reds won't be paid off in full by new owner Marwan Koukash until 2038, according to a report today.

Over the next five years, the Koukash company Salford City Reds (2013) will pay back £240,000, but the remaining £1.26million will be spread over the following 20 years.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, March 19, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD BUILE HILL MANSION AND GARDEN CENTRE SERVICE FOR SALE

Star date: 19th March 2013

A Salford Star Exclusive

BUILE HILL MANSION UP FOR SALE AFTER JOHN WILKINSON GIVEN PUSH

The Grade 2 listed Mansion House in Buile Hill Park is being put back on the market, following the failure of former Salford City Reds director John Wilkinson and his partners to turn the Mansion into a `country hotel'.
 
Also up for sale is the contract to operate services for vulnerable people in the Park's Garden Centre, which are currently jointly run between Salford Council and Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, March 19, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY REDS £1.5M DEBT TO SALFORD COUNCIL ON THE NEVER NEVER

Star date: 18th March 2013

HUGE SALFORD REDS LOAN REPAYMENT DELAYED FOR YEARS

Salford Council's huge loan to Salford City Reds now won't be paid back for years, as the original schedule for debt repayments has been torn up in a complicated deal involving the old Salford Football Club Company 1914 and the new Marwan Koukash company Salford City Reds (2013).

Just when Salford Council needs the cash to stave off cuts, it won't be available in the immediate future.

Full details here…

added Monday, March 18, 2013  

 
 

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD NOW AIMS TO SLASH STAFF REDUNDANCY TERMS

Star date: 18th March 2013

FOLLOWING EXPENSIVE COURT CASES AND MEDIA CITY RENT, SALFORD UNIVERSITY PICKS ON STAFF AGAIN TO CUT FINANCES

After slashing around 400 jobs in the last four years, the University of Salford has announced it's cutting terms for redundancy in a bid to save money. This comes after the ridiculously expensive, and ultimately futile, court hounding of former lecturer Gary Duke, and annual payments in excess of £2million for its MediaCityUK campus.

Public sector trade union UNISON calls the decision to raid redundancy terms "a low in industrial relations"…

Full details here…

added Monday, March 18, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD WILL BE FIRST HIT BY PEEL HOLDINGS INCINERATOR

Star date: 18th March 2013

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CHALLENGED OVER INCINERATOR PERMIT

The fight to stop Peel Holdings building the Barton Renewable Energy Plant took a new twist this week, when anti-incinerator campaigners accused the Environment Agency of getting its facts wrong when issuing an Environmental Permit.

The wrangle concerns which residents will be first in the firing line of gasses from the plant and might be unduly affected by emissions of nitrogen dioxide…if you live in Wilfred Road, Salford, be afraid…

Full details here…

added Monday, March 18, 2013  

 
 

THE CONDITION OF THE WORKING CLASS IN SALFORD 2013

Star date: 17th March 2013

NEW FILM EXPOSES SIMILARITIES OF SALFORD NOW AND IN 1844

The Condition of the Working Class
Friday 5th April 7:30pm
Salford Arts Theatre £3

What would happen if you got together a group of working class people in 2012 and showed them a description of local conditions from 1844, as exposed by Friedrich Engels in his groundbreaking book The Condition on the Working Class? OMG! Nothing's changed! Seemed to be the reaction.

Last year the stunning play of Engels updated came to Salford. Now comes the documentary drama film. Get ready for Freddy…

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 17, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC CLOSE AT WARRINGTON

Star date: 16th March 2013

AMMIES NEARLY STUN WIRES

Warrington Town 2 Salford City 1

Yet again Salford City almost staged a grandstand finish after gifting their opponents a two-goal lead, but once more they couldn't quite find the finishing touch to complete a memorable comeback.

Special match report by guest summariser and 1980s stanchion expert Andrew Goudie.

Photos and report here…

added Saturday, March 16, 2013  

 
 

MANCHESTER BEDROOM TAX PROTEST DRAWS THE CROWDS

Star date: March 16th 2013

FIRST BIG BEDROOM TAX PROTEST AS FIGURES REVEAL LANGWORTHY, BROUGHTON AND LITTLE HULTON HARDEST HIT IN SALFORD

Hundreds of people turned out in Piccadilly Gardens today, to protest against the Bedroom Tax, adding to a national day of demos across the country.

Latest figures reveal that the hardest hit households in Salford will be in Langworthy, Broughton and Little Hulton. Altogether, 5,500 residents will be affected by the Bedroom Tax in the city, the second highest in the country.

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 16, 2013  

 
 

BLACKLIST BENEFIT FOR STEVE ACHESON SUPPORTED BY SALFORD

Star date: 16th March 2013

DIRTY DEALING BUILDING TRADE BLACKLIST SHAME

Steve Acheson Benefit - special guest speaker Ken Loach
Friday 22nd March 7pm
Saffron Restaurant £20/£12

Dating back to the 1950s, two organisations ran a secret blacklist of employees in the construction trade who dared to be involved in trade union pay and safety campaigns.

Steve Acheson has been blacklisted, can't get work and doesn't get benefits, so a fundraising night has been organised by friends, including Salford Pensioners Association, to get him some financial help…

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 16, 2013  

 
 

MANCHESTER SALFORD BOLTON BEDROOM TAX PROTEST

Star date: 15th March 2013 

FIRST BIG BEDROOM TAX PROTEST

Bedroom Tax Protest
Saturday 16th March 1-3pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester or Bolton Town Hall

The first big local Bedroom Tax Protests take place tomorrow, Saturday, in Manchester and Bolton. While Salford hasn't got its own protest people have the choice of the two. These are part of over forty demonstrations against the Tax happening all over the country…

Full details here…

added Friday, March 15, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD WELFARE ADVICE CUT JUST WHEN NEEDED MOST

Star date: 14th March 2013

WELFARE CUTS?  IF YOU NEED ADVICE – YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM

Sleepless nights from the Bedroom Tax? Disability Living Allowance cut? Been kicked off Incapacity Benefit? Salford Council has one of the best Welfare Rights Advice teams in the country. But just when you might need that advice most, the team is getting decimated.

Now Salford Council is going to direct people more towards website and online `self help' – even though 68% of people living in social housing do not have access to computers. The Council states that this will "improve the customer journey"…

Full details here…

added Thursday, March 14, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD WELFARE CUTS SET TO CRIPPLE ECONOMY

Star date: 14th March 2013

WELFARE CUTS SET TO LOSE SALFORD £31MILLION AND 1000 JOBS

Benefit cuts and changes to welfare, including the Bedroom Tax, Disabled Living Allowance and Incapacity Benefit, are set to take £31million out of Salford's economy and the knock-on affect could be the loss of around 1000 jobs in the city.

This comes on top of Government statistics showing that over four people are chasing every job in Salford, a figure much higher than the average for Great Britain.

Full details here…

added Thursday, March 14, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD BEDROOM TAX NIGHTMARE LOOMS

Star date: 12th March 2013

ONLY 17 SALIX TENANTS DOWNSIZED SO FAR, WHILE CITY WEST HAS SIX YEAR WAITING LIST

"Get a lodger in" Karen Garrido, Leader Salford Conservative Party

Salford is the second worst place in the country to be affected by the Bedroom Tax, which comes in at the end of the month. Over 5000 households in the city will be subject to the new tax.

This Saturday, Greater Manchester is taking to the streets to protest against the unfair Bedroom Tax. But it isn't just the Bedroom Tax that's the problem…

Full details here…

added Tuesday, March 12, 2013  

 
 

HOMELESS PRESENTATIONS TO SALFORD COUNCIL ROCKET

Star date: 11th March 2013

BEFORE THE BEDROOM TAX ARRIVES HOMELESS PRESENTATIONS ROCKET

"I don't know what I'd have to do to become a priority…die?" Craig, homeless.

The numbers of those who present themselves as homeless to Salford City Council shot up in just twelve months. And this is before the bedroom tax and social housing rent increases even begin.

With over 16,000 people on Salford Council's housing waiting list, Salford Star reporter Chloe Glover went to one of the city's drop-in shelters, where residents criticised the Council's failure to provide adequate housing. Meanwhile, City Mayor Ian Stewart doesn't appear to know what's going on…

Full details here…

added Monday, March 11, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD NO SMOKING DAY FIRE AND WATER SHOW

Star date: 10th March 2013 

DEMONS, DOG ENDS AND FIREWORKS FOR NO SMOKING DAY

Dare To Face The Demon
Wednesday 13th March 6:45-7:15pm free
Blackleach Country Park

Fireworks, floating lanterns and a demon will feature in a spectacular outdoor fire and water event at Blackleach Country Park to mark National No Smoking Day this Wednesday.

See here for full details…

added Sunday, March 10, 2013  

 
 

KINO SHORTS WOMEN IN FILM AT SALFORD BLACK LION

Star date: 10th March 2013

WOMEN STAR AT SHORT FILM NIGHT

Kino Shorts: Women In Film
Wednesday 13th March 7:30pm
The Black Lion £5/£4

Short films in which women have played a central part take centre stage at the Kino Women In Film event at The Black Lion pub this Wednesday.

The event features an array of films from all over Europe and Greater Manchester produced, directed, written or acted by women, with Q and A sessions and appearances by many of the films' creators.

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 10, 2013  

 
 

IPCC SET TO RELEASE REPORT INTO ANTHONY GRAINGER DEATH

Star date: 9th March 2013

ONE YEAR ON SINCE SALFORD MAN'S DEATH AND NO ANSWERS

This week the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is set to release its report into the fatal shooting of Salford man Anthony Grainger by Greater Manchester Police.

Last Saturday, the Justice4Grainger campaign held a vigil in Piccadilly Gardens where a whole series of questions still to be answered about the killing were aired – from the police treatment of Grainger's family, to the theft and attempted retrieval of a memory stick…

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 9, 2013  

 
 

SAVE SALFORD HERITAGE DEMANDS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CUTS

Star date: 7th March 2013

CAMPAIGN DEMANDS SALFORD COUNCIL COME CLEAN OVER CULTURE AND HERITAGE CUTS…

Workers, campaigners and volunteers joined forces at a well attended public meeting in Ordsall last night to demand that Salford Council has a public consultation on proposals to cut jobs and services at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford Local History Library and Ordsall Hall.

Furious volunteers who help out at the venues swore not to go along with possible Council plans for them to cover paid posts that would be axed. The cuts come as the Salford Star can reveal that virtually no young people in Broughton attended shows at the £727,000 Salford Council funded Lowry.

Full details here…

added Thursday, March 7, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR DOESN’T KNOW IF PENDLETON PFI WILL BENEFIT PENDLETON PEOPLE

Star date: 7th March 2013

STEWART ADMITS NOT KNOWING WHETHER £40MILLION PENDLETON HOUSING SCHEME WILL BENEFIT LOCAL PEOPLE

Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, made an astonishing confession this week that he `doesn't know' whether people having their homes taken off them as part of the £40million first phase Pendleton PFI project, will actually get one of the 300 new homes being built in the area.

The Pendleton PFI has already run into trouble over £79million Government funding for the £430million total costs of the regeneration, while only one third of new houses being built are classed as `affordable'.

Full details here…

added Thursday, March 7, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR OPENS £13MILLION FOUNTAIN A DAY AFTER PASSING £23M CUTS

Star date: 6th March 2013

INSENSITIVE MAYOR OPENS £13M GREENGATE SQUARE A DAY AFTER CUTTING £23M FROM PUBLIC SERVICES

Last Thursday, 24hours after passing £23.4million of cuts that City Mayor Ian Stewart said would bring "great suffering, real hardship for the people of Salford and their families…", he was at the opening of the £13million Greengate Square and fountain scheme – complete with food served by Harvey Nichols.

At the opening, Stewart confirmed that work would start later this year on Ask Developments' so called `Ugly Sisters' buildings – with rents underwritten by Salford Council to the tune of up to £2million a year according to some estimates.

Full details click here…

added Wednesday, March 6, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL ASSISTANT MAYOR IN TRADE UNION SNUB OVER SALIX HOMES OPTIONS

Star date: 5th March 2013

NOW SALFORD COUNCIL'S GENA MERRETT ISOLATES UNISON IN `KNOW YOUR PLACE' ROW

As Salix Homes tenants are being surveyed on the future of Salford Council homes, Gena Merrett, Assistant Mayor for Housing, has issued a `know your place' snub to Salix staff trade union, UNISON.

Salford City UNISON members, who work for Salix, asked to be involved in initial discussions on the future of the arms length company as their jobs are on the line. But Merrett - who untruthfully attempted to slur the Salford Star this week – wrote that it would be "inappropriate", while refusing to answer questions on the Council house transfer.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, March 5, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL ASSISTANT MAYOR IN SALFORD STAR SLUR DISGRACE

Star date: 3rd March 2013

SALFORD HOUSING ASSISTANT MAYOR GENA MERRETT TRIES TO DISCREDIT THE SALFORD STAR

Gena Merrett, Salford City Council's Assistant Mayor for Housing, has launched an astonishing attack on the Salford Star via her website.

In the article she accuses the Salford Star, an independent community media group, of being a "key supporter of an extreme left-wing political party that aims to 'smash The Labour Council and the Labour Party'" and further accuses the Star of producing a housing story that was "far from accurate".

Click here to read the Salford Star's reply…

added Sunday, March 3, 2013  

 
 

SAVE SALFORD HERITAGE PUBLIC MEETING

Star date: 3rd March 2013

ORDSALL HALL AND SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY CUTS

Save Salford's Heritage!
Public Meeting
Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm
Ordsall Royal Legion

As Salford Council attacks the city's heritage with cuts to outreach services and partial closure of Ordsall Hall and Salford Museum and Art Gallery, campaigners have called a Public Meeting this Wednesday at Ordsall Royal Legion and are urging people to sign online petitions.

Full details here…

added Sunday, March 3, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD CITY ALMOST MAKE MASSIVE RAMSBOTTOM COMEBACK

Star date: 2nd March 2013

THREE GIFT GOALS AND THEN COMEBACK BEGINS

Salford City 2 Ramsbottom United 3

After gifting high flying Ramsbottom United three goals, Salford City almost pulled off an historic comeback, only for the Rams defenders to clear off the line twice in the final minutes. Another sensational Jamie Rother strike and a Rob Kinsella header set up a nail biting finale…

Match report and photos here…

added Saturday, March 2, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD ASDA ROW REBURIAL BRINGS DIGNIFIED END

Star date: 2nd March 2013

FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIER RE-BURIED AT SWINTON CEMETERY

A World War 1 soldier at the centre of a modern day planning controversy was been re-buried at Swinton Cemetery this week.

Private Wilbraham Lomax Blears, along with over 300 other Salford people, had his grave dug up at the Swinton Unitarian Burial Ground to make way for a new ASDA superstore at the rear of Swinton Precinct, after planning permission was granted by Salford Council.

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 2, 2013  

 
 

SALFORD HOSTS LONESOME AND PENNILESS COWBOYS

Star date: 2nd March 2013

MANC STYLE NASHVILLE COMES TO KINGS ARMS

The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys
Sunday 3rd March 7:30pm £6
The Kings Arms

Cult Manc country band, The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys, return to the local stage with their A Month of Sundays tour, which will only play six gigs this year. The first of these is at The Kings Arms this Sunday night. Be there or hoe down…

Full details here…

added Saturday, March 2, 2013  

 
 

JUSTICE4GRAINGER RALLY FOR SALFORD MAN SHOT BY POLICE

Star date: 1st March 2013

JUSTICE FOR GRAINGER CAMPAIGN A YEAR ON AND NO ANSWERS

Rally For Justice
Sunday 3rd March 1-3pm
Piccadilly Gardens

One year on from the shooting of Anthony Grainger, and his family are still searching for answers surrounding the Broughton man's death. On Sunday there's a Justice4Grainger Rally in Piccadilly Gardens, and, last Tuesday campaigners attended the Greater Manchester Police Commissioner `Talk To Tony' event at Swinton Civic Centre. Nigel Pivaro reports on the stormy events that afternoon…

Full details here…

added Friday, March 1, 2013  

 
 

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