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Star date: 31st May 2015

SALFORD STAR HAS HIT THE STREETS

In just ten days, almost all of the 20,000 Salford Stars have been distributed to homes, shops, libraries, pubs, chippies and cafes all over the city by our army of helpers. The response has been incredible, with everything from supportive emails to donations to people wanting to be involved in producing the next issue.

The first Salford Star magazine in print for seven years has been an overwhelming success. The Salford Star is back!

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 31, 2015  

 
 

THE THINGS, BELTER AND JOHANN KLOOS AT THE CRESCENT SALFORD

Star date: 31st May 2015

RED REC GIG AT THE CRESCENT

Red Rec presents: The Things, Belter and Johann Kroos
Saturday 6th June
The Crescent 8pm £5

`Semi-legendary' 80s Manc band The Things have reformed and lead a quirky line-up at The Crescent next Saturday, which also includes Salford maverick, Johann Kloos, and London's punky pop band, Belter. As the blurb says, `expect the unexpected'...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 31, 2015  

 
 

EVIDENTLY POETRY AT THE EAGLE INN SALFORD

Star date: 31st May 2015

EVIDENTLY STAND UP SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

Evidently
Monday June 8th
Eagle Inn 7:30pm £3

Performance poetry that's funny, thought provoking and entertaining has come to Salford in the form of Evidently, at the Eagle Inn, that happens on the second Monday of every month. The next show sees guests Gerry Potter and Colin Davies, and ten open mic spots.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 31, 2015  

 
 

GREAT RAILWAYS JOURNEYS COMES TO KERSAL MOOR IN SALFORD

Star date: 30th May 2015

MICHAEL PORTILLO ON KERSAL MOOR

Michael Portillo brought his Great Railway Journeys TV series to Kersal Moor this week not, unfortunately, to pay homage to The Chartists but to honour Edwin Waugh, the famous Lancastrian dialect poet who is buried in St Paul's Church next to the Moor. Alice Searle, who quotes Waugh in her book on the Moor, went along to check out Portillo's snazzy jacket.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 30, 2015  

 
 

SEPP BLATTER MOMENT FOR SALFORD AS INTERIM GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR ANNOUNCED

Star date: 29th May 2015

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TEMP GM MAYOR ANNOUNCED AS TONY LLOYD

"Can it ever be acceptable...in a 21st Century democracy that a handful of people behind closed doors can change the basic rules of who decides, what and how - impacting on the lives of millions of us?" GM Referendum Campaign

As Sepp Blatter goes through the motions of a vote to decide who runs FIFA, this afternoon, ten council leaders, behind closed doors, decided that the Interim Mayor for Greater Manchester would be ex-MP and soon to be ex Police Commissioner Tony Lloyd. On social media, people were scathing, led by DJ Dave Haslam who used the hashtag #Jobs4theBoys.

Full details here...

added Friday, May 29, 2015  

 
 

CALLS FOR MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL TO ADDRESS HOMELESS CAMP DEMANDS

Star date: 28th May 2015

MANC COUNCIL SPENDS ALMOST £25MILLION ON PRESTIGE PROJECTS WHILE HOUNDING HOMELESS

As Manchester City Council spends almost £25million on prestige projects, including a new hotel for Manchester Business School, citizens are calling on it to lay off the Homeless Camp protesters on St Ann's Square, some of whom are from Salford.

An open letter being signed by journalists, celebrities and the community calls on Manc councillors to speak to the protesters and consider their demands.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 28, 2015  

 
 

£19MILLION SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL AS PRESSURE GROWS TO MAKE PROCESS TRANSPARENT

Star date: 27th May 2015 

£19MILLION AND 830 AFFORDABLE HOMES LOST TO SALFORD IN JUST 12 MONTHS

After years of the Salford Star documenting how developers in the city are avoiding paying planning fees and building affordable homes, the pressure is growing on Salford Council to make the process more transparent.

Salford has lost £19million in planning fees and 830 affordable homes in the last twelve months alone, as developers have submitted confidential reports showing that their schemes would not be `viable' if they had to pay the fees – even though in some cases they are forecast to make up to £24million profit. Now the Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing to make the confidential viability reports public.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 27, 2015  

 
 

THE SALFORD STAR IS BACK IN PRINT

Star date: 25th May 2015

20,000 COPIES OF THE SALFORD STAR TO HIT THE STREETS

After seven years of being online, the Salford Star is now out in print again, with 20,000 free copies set to hit homes, pubs, shops, cafes and community centres.

The Star features an interview with Christopher Eccleston, huge articles on regeneration gone wrong, a £19million planning scandal and the climate of fear sweeping the city as dissent is almost outlawed. There's also features on Roman Treasure in Salford, the Swinton Lions roaring back and Murder Most Foul...plus a free gift for every reader!

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

EARLY DOORS COMES TO ROYAL OAK PUB IN ECCLES

Star date: 25th May 2015

ECCLES PUB STAGES UNIQUE BOOZER DRAMA

Not Too Tame presents
Early Doors
Thursday 4th June - Sunday 7th June
Royal Oak pub, Barton Lane, Eccles £12/£10

Not Too Tame's boozy drama, Early Doors, got rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and now it's coming to Salford, to the Royal Oak in Eccles for six performances with no stage and no interval, just an immersive experience as the raucous action takes place all around in the pub.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD PETITION CALLS ON PEEL HOLDINGS AND SALFORD COUNCIL TO GET GREEN

Star date: 25th May 2015

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION CALLS FOR SALFORD COUNCIL AND PEEL TO GET CLEAN AND GREEN

As part of the Global Day of Action on Climate Change, on Saturday May 30th, a petition has been launched urging Salford City Council and Peel Holdings to transfer from `dirty industry to clean, green energy', including ditching any notions of fracking in the area.

"Extreme energy is just not the solution to our energy problems" says James Walsh of the Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Group, the author of the petition.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD SOCIAL WORK NETWORK TALK ON CHILD PROTECTION

Star date: 25th May 2015

CHILD PROTECTION RISK AND BLAME CULTURE DISCUSSED

The Dividing Practices of Child Protection
Friday 5th June 10am-12:30pm
University of Salford £7.50/£5

The excellent Salford Social Work Network is holding a talk exploring the risk and blame culture involved in safeguarding children, with Sharon Shoesmith, who was Head of Children Services at Haringey Council during the Baby P outrage, and Professor Sue White, from Birmingham University's School of Social Policy. The public is welcome to attend.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD DOCKLANDS PROJECT LAUNCHES WITH BIRDWATCHING CRUISE

Star date: 25th May 2015

BIRDWATCHING CRUISE AROUND SALFORD QUAYS

Birdwatching Cruise and Salford Docklands Launch
Saturday 30th May 8am £11

The Salford Docklands Project aims to encourage people to take an interest in the heritage and wildlife of the old dock area on the Quays, and it's formally launching on Saturday May 30th with a Birwatching Cruise, spotting rare birds while learning about the heritage and ecology of the docklands.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

IRLAM CHARITY CELEB FOOTY MATCH AND FUN DAY

Star date: 25th May 2015

IRLAM STEEL WORKS CLUB HOSTS CHARITY FUN

O.U.A.S. Celebrity X1 v Broadway Vets
Sunday 31st May 1pm-5pm
Irlam Steelworks Club £5/£1

A huge fun day is taking place next Sunday at Irlam Steel Works Club, with a football match between Broadway Vets and Once Upon A Smile's team, featuring soap stars, actors and ex-pros. There's also fairground rides, children's entertainment and songs from Jess Kemp. And it's all for two great causes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and children's bereavement charity, Once Upon A Smile.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 25, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ARTIST BROADY AND MORE AT ECCLES COMMUNITY ART GALLERY

Star date: 24th May 2015

ECCLES CAKES AND CARING ECCLES AT COMMUNITY GALLERY

Eccles Art
Until 13th June
Eccles Community Art Gallery

Salford artist, Stephen `Broady' Broadhurst, is showing twelve pictures of Eccles as part of an exhibition focusing on the town. Also taking part is local artist, Robert Lever, who specialises in charcoal portraits, Peter Grove, who does motor and aviation art, and a series of photographs taken by Salford Young Carers.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 24, 2015  

 
 

SAVE OUR GREATER MANCHESTER NHS EVENT OUTSIDE MRI

Star date: 24th May 2015

LOCKING OUT PRIVATISATION

Say No To NHS Privatisation
Saturday 30th May 12-4pm
MRI/Whitworth Park, Manchester

Next Saturday, there's going to be a Say No To NHS Privatisation event outside the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Between 12noon and 1pm people are invited to symbolically lock the NHS into public hands by bringing padlocks to attach to the Hospital railings; and it's being followed by a rally, music, performance, food and community art in Whitworth Park.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 24, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOMELESS CAMP GETS HUGE SUPPORT IN ST ANN’S SQUARE

Star date: 24th May 2015

HOMELESS CAMP SUPPORT GROWS

Having been evicted from Albert Square and St Peter's Square, the Manchester Homeless Camp is now set up in St Ann's Square, right in the heart of the city centre. The Camp is a protest against the doubling in the number of homeless people in both Manchester and Salford over the last year.

"We've had a lot of public support... people coming over and giving food and donations" said Salford activist, Saffron, who is staying at the Camp in between work and college.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 24, 2015  

 
 

MANCHESTER ANTI AUSTERITY PROTEST DRAWS THOUSANDS

Star date: 23rd May 2015

A LOUD AND CLEAR MESSAGE TO DAVID CAMERON FROM GREATER MANCHESTER

`I wish I was a dog and Cameron was a tree, I would cock my leg and let him know what I think of thee...'

Around two thousand people attended today's anti-austerity protest in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens, complete with speakers, songs, stalls and sunshine. With campaign groups ranging from the Manchester Homeless Camp to anti-Bedroom Tax, anti-TTIP, and anti-DevoManc there was one message that came across very clear – Tories and their cuts and their austerity policies are not welcome here...

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 23, 2015  

 
 

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD STAFF TO STRIKE AGAIN OVER VIOLATION OF EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS

Star date: 23rd May 2015

HUGE STRIKES SET FOR SALFORD UNIVERSITY

"No institution should be allowed...violate its employees' rights in this way"

Staff at the University of Salford are set for more strikes over the sacking of two employees which the trade union, UCU, believes was related to their union activities. Following a recent one-day walkout, union members will take part in a four day strike next week, Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May, and a week-long strike from 1st to 5th June.

"No institution should be allowed to ride roughshod over agreed procedures and violate its employees' rights in this way" says UCU regional official, Martyn Moss.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 23, 2015  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER PROTEST AGAINST AUSTERITY

Star date: 22nd May 2015

END AUSTERITY NOW!

Protest Against Austerity
Saturday 23rd May 12noon
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

A massive protest against austerity is set to take place, tomorrow, Saturday 23rd May in Piccadilly Gardens and those who would not normally go to a demo are being urged to attend. There's going to be live music, speakers and fun.

The demonstration and rally is being called by two blokes, Mike Atkinson and Liam Callacher, with the full backing of The People's Assembly... "No longer can we get on our hands and knees and beg the establishment for pittance" state the organisers "We as communities, we as people, must act together to combat these measures..."

Full details here...

added Friday, May 22, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD RESIDENTS EXCLUDED FROM PUBLIC PARK ATMOSFIELD STUDENT FESTIVAL

Star date: 21st May 2015

SALFORD UNIVERSITY PEEL PARK FESTIVAL EXCLUDES SALFORD PEOPLE

The Atmosfield music festival, to be held in Peel Park on May 30th by Salford University Students Union, is excluding Salford residents from attending. The student-only event, in the world's first public park, has been slated by Salford Music Festival organiser, Ed Blaney, who says: "It is typical to exclude the residents of Salford; music is for all, not just students visiting the city..."

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 21, 2015  

 
 

STRESSED OUT SALFORD COUNCIL STAFF COULD FACE SACK UNDER NEW DRACONIAN RULES

Star date: 20th May 2015

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL STAFF CRACKING UP UNDER STRESS OF CUTS

A new Salford Council report shows that staff are cracking up with stress due to cuts related changes. Two thirds of staff are worried about job insecurity, a quarter found their job stressful and almost a third are experiencing `difficulties with their mental wellbeing' caused, in part, by increased workload and heavy handed managers.

Salford Council's solution?  A Workforce Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which includes draconian absence rules involving stricken staff having meetings with their managers, and the issuing of `notices to improve' that could lead to the sack.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 20, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL BACKTRACKS ON TRADE UNION ATTACK

Star date: 19th May 2015

SALFORD COUNCIL HOLDS TALKS TO TRY AND RESOLVE UNISON ATTACK

Salford Council yesterday began to backtrack on its attack on Salford City UNISON's elected Branch Treasurer, Ameen Hadi, as action was about to escalate against the Labour Council.

A lobby of the Salford Labour Group of councillors, due to be held at 5pm, was postponed after the Council backed down for `a period of meaningful discussions'. The Council originally withdrew the right for the UNISON rep to represent his members but today he is back at the UNISON office doing just that.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 19, 2015  

 
 

HAZEL BLEARS BECOMES CONTROVERSIAL £60,000 CO-OP DIRECTOR

Star date: 18th May 2015

EX SALFORD MP RUNS INTO MORE CONTROVERSY

At a turbulent Annual General Meeting of the Co-operative Group, held in Manchester over the weekend, Hazel Blears became a Member-Nominated Director (MND) on a basic fee of £60,000 a year which will take up `a minimum of approximately one to two days a month'.

Originally there were six candidates standing for the MND but three were stopped from standing, leaving Blears and two others unopposed for the three positions. Furious members of the Co-op said the voting process was "neither transparent, nor objective" and threatened legal action, until it was averted at the last minute.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 18, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD TO BECOME SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CITY

Star date: 18th May 2015

SALFORD – THE NORTH WEST'S FIRST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CITY

Social Enterprise City Launch
Wednesday 20th May 4pm-7pm free
University of Salford's MediaCity Campus

Salford is to be designated a Social Enterprise City at an open event at the University of Salford's Media City Campus on Wednesday. To celebrate, there'll be a kind of social business marketplace where social companies from the area will be selling their products and promoting their wares. It's free and open to everyone.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 18, 2015  

 
 

SWINTON LIONS FLY THE FLAG FOR SALFORD IN CUP FINAL

Star date: 17th May 2015

LIONS AIM TO DANCE ON THE GOLDEN MILE...

Next Saturday, Swinton Lions are playing in the first cup final of the rugby season, taking on North Wales Crusaders to win the iPro Sport League 1 Cup. The match is being played at Blackpool FC's Bloomfield Road as part of a whole `Summer Bash' weekend of rugby at the ground, a bit like Super League's Magic Weekend.

Tickets for the whole day, or weekend, are well affordable, and the Lions are laying on transport to get as many fans to the final as possible, as Gareth Lyons reports...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 17, 2015  

 
 

ATTACKS ON TRADE UNIONISTS IN SALFORD AND BOLTON INTENSIFY

Star date: 15th May 2015

UCU AND UNISON MEMBERS ATTACKED BY SALFORD UNIVERSITY, SALFORD COUNCIL AND BOLTON UNIVERSITY

"Attacks on trade unionists are part of a growing trend towards shutting down dissent" Maxine Peake

The last few months have seen attacks on trade union members by Salford Council and the Universities of Salford and Bolton, and over the next three days there's going to be reprisals.

First up is a demonstration in Bolton tomorrow, Saturday 16th May, calling for the reinstatement of UCU and UNISON members Damien and Jenny Markey at Bolton University. Saturday afternoon sees TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady moving her Frow Lecture from the University of Salford in protest at UCU members being sacked. And on Monday there's a lobby of Salford Labour Group in protest at Salford Council's attack on the elected UNISON rep. And the Tories haven't even got their feet under the Government table yet...

Full details here... 

added Friday, May 15, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD ITV PAY STRIKE AS COMPANY PROFITS SOAR

Star date: 14th May 2015

2% PAY RISE IMPOSED ON WORKERS AS ITV PROFITS RISE 23%

MediaCityUK staff at ITV joined colleagues in a national strike today in protest at the company imposing a 2% pay rise, while its own profits soared by 23%. Members of the NUJ, BECTU and Unite were on picket lines this morning outside the ITV HQ in Salford.

"Executives at the top are trousering huge amounts of cash while refusing to pay staff fairly" explained Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 14, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD LABOUR COUNCIL ATTACK ON TRADE UNION DEMOCRACY CONDEMNED

Star date: 13th May 2015

UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON UNISON TRADE UNION REP BY LABOUR COUNCIL

Stop The Attack On Our Union Lobby
Monday 18th May 5pm-6pm
Salford Civic Centre

Salford City UNISON has called a lobby of the Labour Group of councillors next Monday in response to Salford Labour Council's attack on its representative. The Council, under Mayor Ian Stewart, has withdrawn the right for democratically elected UNISON Branch Treasurer, Ameen Hadi, to represent his members, and intends to remove him from his role.

Like, who needs David Cameron when you've got a vicious anti-union Labour Council on your own doorstep?

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 13, 2015  

 
 

PETER KAY FLY TIPPING HORROR IN SALFORD

Star date: 12th May 2015

PETER KAY FILM COMPANY LEAVES RUBBISH AND NO RESPECT IN WHIT LANE

Bricks, pallets, wood and rubble have been left dumped in the street for almost two weeks following the filming of Peter Kay's new drama, Cradle to Grave. The film crew opened a tinned up house in Condor Place, off Whit Lane, while shooting scenes for the new BBC series and local youth worker Graham Cooper says their `fly tipping' shows a lack of respect for the community and the area.

"If I'd dumped that outside my house I'd be getting nicked for it" he explains "It's typical of the attitude towards this estate from everyone who comes in from outside the area..."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, May 12, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING LUNACY GETS WORSE AS SECTION 106 CLAWBACK GETS WAIVED

Star date: 11th May 2015

ADELPHI STREET DEVELOPERS FORTIS SET TO AVOID ALL PLANNING FEES

If Salford Council planning policy was bad, it's about to get worse as Fortis Developments is set to avoid over £650,000 in planning fees and the provision of forty affordable houses due to the now standard `viability' issues – despite selling 75% of its 206 apartments on the Adelphi Street waterfront in advance!

Usually the Council insists on some kind of `clawback' arrangement of profits but this too is set to be waived.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 11, 2015  

 
 

KERSAL MOOR FESTIVAL 2015 SALFORD

Star date: 10th May 2015

FRUITS OF THE EARTH AT KERSAL MOOR

This afternoon's Kersal Moor festival had a `fruits of the earth' theme, as people took part in apple peeling games, bought honey made from local bees and saw a woodcrafts expert give displays. There were also live rescue birds of prey on display, a Gaia's Garden Tea Room and sounds from Frets and Besses Brass Band.

Full details and photos here...

added Sunday, May 10, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD POLITICAL LANDSCAPE UNCHANGED IN 2015 LOCAL ELECTION

Star date: 9th May 2015

NO CHANGE IN SALFORD AS LABOUR WINS 17 OF 20 SEATS

There was no change in this year's local elections in Salford, with no seats changing hands as the Labour Party won the 17 seats it was defending and the Conservative Party won the three seats it was defending. 

UKIP came second in 10 seats, although well behind Labour, with the Green Party establishing itself with over 6,000 votes, while TUSC pulled over 2,500 votes. In Little Hulton and Broughton, over half the residents didn't vote at all.

Further details and full results here...

added Saturday, May 9, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD VOTES AGAINST THE TORIES IN 2015 GENERAL ELECTION

Star date: 9th May 2015

LABOUR PARTY ROMPS HOME BUT CITY BRACED FOR MORE MASSIVE CUTS

"I'm very concerned about the anger that may pop out onto the streets..." Wendy Olsen, Green Party

At both the local and national elections Salford people voted against the Tories, returning three Labour MPs and no change in the political landscape of the local council. Over 40% of people in the constituencies didn't vote but of those who did, almost 6% voted for alternative parties opposing austerity – the Green Party, TUSC, Reality Party and Pirate Party. Here we focus on the General Election.

Full details here...

added Saturday, May 9, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD LABOUR COUNCIL ATTACKS UNISON TRADE UNION DEMOCRACY

Star date: 7th May 2015

A Salford Star Exclusive

UNPRECENDENTED ATTACK ON TRADE UNION BY LABOUR COUNCIL

Salford's Labour Council has attacked trade union UNISON, which represents Council staff, by withdrawing facility time for elected branch treasurer Ameen Hadi – because he has represented his members in challenging cuts to jobs and services!

This is the latest in a long line of attacks on UNISON representatives since Salford Mayor Ian Stewart has been in power. Unbelievably, Stewart, Labour MP candidate Rebecca Long Bailey and many other councillors are sponsored by, or are members of trade unions. UNISON is holding a meeting of members on Monday to discuss action against Salford Council and in defence of one of its elected members.

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 7, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD GREENS REPORT SURGE WHILE TUSC GO FOR HEARTS AND MINDS

Star date: 7th May 2015

A POEM FROM TUSC AND SURGE FROM GREENS

The Green Party in Salford states that it is looking for the 20% share of the vote that election website `vote for policies' predicts it should get if people were purely voting on, er, policies. The site puts the Greens second in all three of Salford's constituencies and just 1% behind Labour in Blackley and Broughton.

Meanwhile Worsley and Eccles South anti-cuts TUSC candidate Noreen Bailey aims to appeal to Salford's female voters with a poem she's written called Just A Woman...

Full details here...

added Thursday, May 7, 2015  

 
 

BEZ SLAMS BBC UKIP PROPAGANDA FOR ENGINEERING SALFORD ELECTION MINDSET

Star date: 6th May 2015

RADIO 1, BBC AND MEDIA LOVE-IN WITH UKIP SLATED BY BEZ

"I don't blame the people of Salford because it's being engineered upon them; that's what they're told every day..." Bez

`Blame the bankers, not immigrants' was the message from Bez as the Reality Party battle bus toured Salford this evening on the night before the election. Bez slammed media and BBC propaganda which has `engineered' a UKIP mindset on the election, rather than focussing in on the real culprits in the banking industry.

The Reality Party Salford and Eccles MP candidate also had a message for Christopher Eccleston's mum, Elsie, who the Salford actor said Bez had to politically convince...

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 6, 2015  

 
 

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON ON BEZ AND THE SALFORD REALITY PARTY

Star date: 6th May 2015

"COULD MY MUM SEE BEZ AS THE NEW SALFORD MP?" ASKS CHRIS ECCLESTON

The question on everyone's lips is whether Chris Eccleston's mum, Elsie, will be voting for the We Are The Reality Party tomorrow. Bez has many celebrities backing his campaign, including Shaun Ryder, Kermit, Rowetta and Sean Lennon. But what about Chris Eccleston, famous for his radical views and roles?

Read this special Bez-themed preview of the full interview with Chris Eccleston that will appear in the new printed issue of the Salford Star next week.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, May 6, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD AND ECCLES LABOUR MP CANDIDATE REBECCA LONG BAILEY MEETS THE SALFORD STAR

Star date: 5th May 2015

THE ONE PARTY SALFORD STATE AND MORE

`We've got a lunatic Mayor in charge that we can't get rid of, and you're seen as his candidate?...Is that a problem?'

Barring a miracle on Thursday, Rebecca Long Bailey will become the next Labour MP for Salford and Eccles. But is she worthy of representing the city? Here we grill the Cheshire-based candidate on attitudes, policies and Salford's toxic Labour Party.

What Labour policies stink? What does she think of Hazel's expenses? How does she feel about Labour Council cuts? And how is she going to cope with the pompous Mayor? Here we present Rebecca Long Bailey, un-edited...

Full interview here...

added Tuesday, May 5, 2015  

 
 

KERSAL MOOR FRUITS OF THE EARTH FESTIVAL SALFORD

Star date: 4th May 2015

MUSIC, STALLS AND CRAFTS ON THE MOOR

Kersal Moor Fruits of the Earth Festival
Sunday 10th May 1pm-4:30pm

The annual Kersal Moor Festival takes place this Sunday with a `fruits of the earth' theme. As well as well music from Besses Brass Band and Frets Guitar Group there's a fruit and veg quiz, a green and healthy cafe, stalls from local eco groups, plus lots of fun for the whole family including rescued birds of prey, a coconut shy, competitions, local crafts and the wonderful Kersal Moor itself.

Full details here...

added Monday, May 4, 2015  

 
 

TUC GENERAL SECRETARY COMES TO SALFORD FOR ANNUAL FROW LECTURE

Star date: 4th May 2015

WHAT ABOUT THE WORKERS IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION?

"I believe we are at a crossroads moment; are we going to buy this ideology any longer?" Frances O'Grady

THE TUC represents an impressive six million workers in the UK but during the General Election coverage its voice just hasn't been heard, as the mainstream media runs to business leaders for its one-sided comments.

On 16 May, Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, is coming to Salford to deliver the annual Working Class Movement Library Frow Lecture on the theme 'The future of the left - where next for Labour, trade unions and the working class?'. Here, Bernadette Hyland gets an advanced taste of the lecture...

Full details here... Note: change of venue!!

added Monday, May 4, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD STAR ANNOUNCES NEW PRINT ISSUE ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Star date: 3rd May 2015

SALFORD STAR FINALLY TO BE BACK IN PRINT 

Today is World Press Freedom Day which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom. On this day, it gives us great pleasure to announce that, after six years of being online, the fiercely independent Salford Star is finally to come out again in print.

The Salford Star was last in print in 2008, and 20,000 copies are set to hit the streets within the next ten days...

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 3, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD `RESISTERS’ FEATURED IN NEW RADICAL WOMEN BOOK

Star date: 3rd May 2015

FROM SHELAGH DELANEY TO MAXINE PEAKE

A new book on northern radical women, featuring everyone from Chumbawamba's Alice Nutter to Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, also covers Salford's political `ReSisters', including Maxine Peake, Shelagh Delaney and community activists, Alice Searle and Maria Brabiner.

Northern ResSisters, by Bernadette Hyland, is published by the Mary Quayle Club, which hosts radical talks in the city.

Full review here...

added Sunday, May 3, 2015  

 
 

SALFORD MAY DAY MARCH 2015 LEADS FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

Star date: 3rd May 2015

MAY DAY MARCH AND RALLY CENTRES ON FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

"Let's remind ourselves what austerity really is – it's a programme of robbery of working people..." Matt Wrack, FBU

Salford's annual May Day march drew upwards of one hundred people, as it weaved from Bexley Square, through Manchester city centre to Piccadilly Gardens where a larger rally took place. Leaders of the Bakers' Union and Fire Brigades Union centred their speeches on the fight against austerity, and a rep from the Manchester Homeless Camp said the Council was embarking on a policy of social cleansing.

While the march and rally drew people from all political spectrums and campaigns, the Labour Party was completely absent from the May Day celebrations.

Full details here...

added Sunday, May 3, 2015  

 
 

MAXINE PEAKE JOINS SALFORD EWAN MACCOLL TRIBUTE

Star date: 2nd May 2015

MAXINE PEAKE AND DAVID CRELLIN JOIN WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY MACCOLL EVENT

Maxine Peake and Emmerdale actor David Crellin are to join Mike Joyce and John Conolly at Salford's Ewan MacColl tribute on 10th May, after Shameles star, Gerrard Kearns, had to pull out of the event due to filming commitments.

Ewan MacColl: His Life, His Words, His Music has been produced by the Working Class Movement Library to celebrate the centenary of one of Salford's most famous sons. It's taking place at Salford University's Peel Hall and there are still tickets available.

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added Saturday, May 2, 2015  

 
 

PETER KAY SHOOTS DRAMA IN £53MILLION SALFORD COUNCIL COMEDY OF ERRORS

Star date: 1st May 2015

TINNED UP WHIT LANE HOUSE OPENED UP FOR PETER KAY

A tinned up house on Condor Place, off Whit Lane, has been opened up for filming what is believed to be Peter Kay's new drama, Cradle to Grave, an adaptation of Danny Baker's autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve.

The house was tinned up as part of the hopelessly failed re-development of Whit Lane, a section of the ten year, £53million, so-called New Deal for Communities project which finished in 2011- and was labelled by a senior academic as a "menace bogged down in failure and incompetence" 

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added Friday, May 1, 2015  

 
 

POLICE TICKET SALFORD MAN FOR PARKING OUTSIDE OWN HOUSE IN COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES WAR

Star date: 1st May 2015

`WILFUL OBSTRUCTION' OF PARKING OUTSIDE OWN HOUSE ON MOORINGS ESTATE

Greater Manchester Police officers booked a Boothstown resident for `wilful obstruction' – parking his own vehicle outside his own house - as the Moorings Estate war for safety against Countryside Properties took a new turn.

For weeks residents have battled the developer, which is bringing in massive lorries of construction deliveries that have been blocking roads and mounting pavements as kids walk to school. No traffic tickets have been issued to Countryside or its contractors. A neighbour has branded the police action an "absolute disgrace".

Full details here...

added Friday, May 1, 2015  

 
 

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