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SALFORD COUNCIL SET TO LOSE OVER £1MILLION FOR HUGE RIVERSIDE TOWERS

Star date: 30th June 2016

MORE PLANNING FEES TO BE EVADED AND BROTHERTON STATUE REMOVED NEAR LOWRY HOTEL

Two huge towers 35 and 17 storeys high, containing 506 unaffordable apartments, are set to receive planning permission next week, with developer Trinity Riverside Holdings (Bruntwood and Select Property Group) set to evade over £1.2million in planning fees and obligations.

The massive development near The Lowry Hotel, will also involve the removal of the statue of the first Salford MP and vegetarian pioneer, Joseph Brotherton. Last time this happened the statue was removed from Peel Park and Salford Council sold it for scrap!

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 30, 2016  

 
 

SECRECY CONTINUES AT SALFORD CITY COUNCIL WITH £15MILLION EMBANKMENT OFFICE SCHEME

Star date: 29th June 2016

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY GOES ON AT SALFORD COUNCIL OVER `EMBANKMENT MANCHESTER'

Despite new Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, promising more transparency over Council dealings, the secrecy has continued this week with a decision on the Embankment 101 office scheme – which was underwritten with £15million of public money.

The decision notice on the new build offices near Manchester Cathedral, dubbed the `Ugly Sisters', only states there will be a `package of support'. What support? How much? No-one's saying. Meanwhile, the `package of support' from Salford Council has been rewarded with the Greengate buildings being branded `Embankment Manchester'...

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 29, 2016  

 
 

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING 2016 CONFERENCE PROTEST DEMANDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Star date: 28th June 2016 

`POLITICIANS CAUSED THE HOUSING CRISIS'

Banners, placards and even a stunning piece of activist artwork spelt out the message to delegates at the Chartered Institute of Housing 2016 Conference at Manchester Central (GMex) tonight, as politicians, developers and capitalism were cited as reasons for the housing crisis that's hit places like Salford and Manchester.

"Houses, communities and cities should not be assets to be bought and sold but homes and places for people to live" said Cormac O'Neil of Greater Manchester Housing Action.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 28, 2016  

 
 

ONLY FOUR SALFORD WARDS VOTED REMAIN IN EURO REFERENDUM

Star date: 28th June 2016

ECCLES AND ORDSALL AMONGST FOUR WARDS THAT VOTED TO REMAIN

Only four wards voted to Remain in the EU at last week's referendum, according to statistics published by Salford City Council yesterday. Eccles, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Worsley and Ordsall voted Remain, with Irwell Riverside voting to Leave by only 58 out of over 4,000 votes.

To see how your ward voted click here...

added Tuesday, June 28, 2016  

 
 

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING 2016 CONFERENCE FACES PROTESTS IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 27th June 2016 

HOUSING CONFERENCE TO BE UNDER SIEGE

The Chartered Institute of Housing 2016 Conference at Manchester Central (GMex) looks set to be under siege this week as the Northern Housing Action Network has called a three day Occupy protest, which begins tomorrow morning, while Greater Manchester Housing Action has called a demo between 5pm and 6:30pm tomorrow, Tuesday 28th June.

The Conference on the future of housing is sponsored by Legal and General, amongst others, which is currently building unaffordable housing in Chapel Street, Salford; while Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash, currently flogging houses costing over £300,000 in Trinity, is one of the speakers.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 27, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD AND ECCLES MP REBECCA LONG BAILEY PROMOTED TO SHADOW CABINET

Star date: 27th June 2016

AMIDST LABOUR PARTY BLOODBATH REBECCA LONG BAILEY BECOMES SHADOW TREASURY CHIEF

As the Labour Party tears itself apart, with mass resignations from Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet, Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long Bailey, has been promoted from a Shadow Treasury Minister to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 27, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY THEATRE RE-STAGES BATTLE OF BEXLEY SQUARE

Star date: 26th June 2016

WALTER GREENWOOD'S LOVE ON THE DOLE COMES TO LIFE

Love On The Dole
Salford Community Theatre
Tuesday 5th July – Saturday 9th July
Islington Mill/Bexley Square

The infamous Battle of Bexley Square is to be re-staged in its original location, complete with riot cops, placards and angry workers, as part of a promenade performance of Love On The Dole by Salford Community Theatre. With a cast drawn from the community and real life settings from Walter Greenwood's novel it's going to be an event that Salford's not going to forget in a hurry.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 26, 2016  

 
 

KERSAL MOOR EVENT WITH A TWENTIES SALFORD THEME

Star date: 26th June 2016

FLAT CAPS AND FLAPPERS THEME FOR KERSAL MOOR FETE

Flat Caps and Flappers
Sunday 3rd July 1:30pm-4:30pm free
Kersal Moor

Street musicians, jugglers, street vendors, Besses Brass Band and stalls, plus a coconut shy and the Lucky Dip will be evident on Kersal Moor next Sunday, as the annual fete takes on a 1920s theme, with Friends of Kersal Moor dressed as flappers and depression-hit workers in flat caps. Fun on the stunning, historical Moor is guaranteed.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 26, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DELI LAMA CAFE BAR CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS

Star date: 26th June 2016

DELI LAMA THROWS PARTY FOR FOURTH BIRTHDAY

The Deli Lama Cafe Bar on Bexley Square, Chapel Street, celebrates its fourth birthday next Saturday 2nd July and is throwing a party with live music and DJs, a £5 food and beer deal and, in line with its ethical policies, a raffle for Central Salford Food Bank.

Since its opening the Deli Lama has been a lot more than a cafe bar, helping to train over three dozen people, providing gallery space for local artists and supporting loads of community causes. *This event has been postponed!

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 26, 2016  

 
 

BARTON THEATRE COMPANY AT GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Star date: 25th June 2016

A PLAY WITH ECCLES AT ITS HEART

Like There's No One Looking
Barton Theatre Company
Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th July 8pm
The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester £5/£4
6th and 7th July Smiths Restaurant, Eccles

Eccles based writer, Elaine McCann's play, Like There's No One Looking, which explores how the people of Manchester and Salford lived in the 1950s and 1960s, premieres at the Greater Manchester Fringe on 4th and 5th July, before going to Smiths Restaurant in Eccles for another two nights , 6th and 7th July.

Full details here... 

added Saturday, June 25, 2016  

 
 

MEMORIES OF MANCHESTER RACECOURSE IN SALFORD

Star date: 25th June 2016

`SHOOTING' THE JOCKEY, RAS PRINCE MONOLULU AND MORE...

The badly named `Manchester Racecourse' off Littleton Road shut in 1963 but its memory is still alive in the minds of many Salford people. Here, acclaimed Salfordian racing author, John Norbury, goes in search of anecdotes, from `shooting' the jockeys to a bloke named Ras Prince Monolulu, to the Clifton landlord who bought a horse off a bookie and saw it win in the mist.

With exclusive photos of the old racecourse courtesy of Geoffrey Travis...

Full report here...

added Saturday, June 25, 2016  

 
 

SCUM VOTERS PORTRAYED AT SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Star date: 25th June 2016

HOW DID IT GET TO BREXIT?

Democracy Drop In
Saturday 2nd July 11am-2pm free
Working Class Movement Library

With perfect timing, Salford's Working Class Movement Library has a Democracy Drop In day next Saturday, showing newly acquired objects related to campaigns to get the vote, including an 1819  cartoon arguing that it would be 'the scum' who would rise to the top if more people got the vote.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 25, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD VOTES TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

Star date: 24th June 2016

ALMOST 57% OF SALFORD VOTERS DECIDE TO LEAVE THE EU

Salford voted to leave the EU with a majority of 14,955 in a 63.3% turnout.

56.8% - 63,385 people – voted to leave
43.2% - 47,430 people – voted to remain

Full details here...

added Friday, June 24, 2016  

 
 

LOBBY AT SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL TO STOP PRIVATISATION OF PATIENT CATERING

Star date: 23rd June 2016

DESPITE PUBLIC OPPOSITION, SALFORD ROYAL SET TO APPROVE MEAL PRIVATISATION

Despite over two thousand people opposing plans for the privatisation of patient catering, Salford Royal Hospital is set to make a decision on the go-ahead at its Trust Board meeting on Monday.

Stop The Slop campaigners have now called a lobby of the Trust for Monday morning, 27th June, at 9.30am outside the Mayo building entrance and are urging the public to join them. 

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 23, 2016  

 
 

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SALFORD CITY COUNCIL ESTIMATES £63.5MILLION CUTS OVER NEXT FOUR YEARS

Star date: 21st June 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL `AT THE FOREFRONT' OF `RE-ENGINEERING' LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Salford Council is estimating £63.5million of cuts over the next four years as it admits it's at "the forefront of new ways of working with central government helping to shape the future of local government". The Council adds that this will include "service transformation and the re-engineering of services".

It looks like the end of local government as we know it, although the gleeful Council also reveals that it has been "cash rich", has increased reserves and last year had an underspend of £1.3million in its front line services revenue account. Is Salford Council cutting `too deep, too fast'? Is everything awesome or awful?

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 21, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DISABLED MAN FORCED TO WALK DOWN 28 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS IN SALIX TOWERBLOCK

Star date: 20th June 2016 

DISABILITY ACCESS AND LIFT FAULTS FLOOR TENANTS AT CANON HUSSEY

A disabled man was forced to walk down 28 flights of stairs at Canon Hussey Court in Islington this month to get to a hospital appointment, after lifts stopped working, a recurrent problem in the block. Meanwhile, the inner and outer disabled access doors of the block are frequently faulty, potentially trapping people who are in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

"The challenges faced in accessing our properties are inappropriate and counterproductive to providing the housing standards promised" says one tenant, of the recently privatised Salix Homes.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 20, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE SALFORD HIGHLIGHTS

Star date: 19th June 2016

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE HITS YEAR FIVE

On July 1st, Salford begins hosting the fifth Greater Manchester Fringe, with shows for both children and adults at the Kings Arms, Salford Arts Theatre, The Lowry and the Eagle Inn.

Here, Anthony Murphy rounds up some highlights, ranging from Justin Moorhouse and Mrs Boon's Cake Rave at the Kings Arms, to The Velvet Afterlife of Lou Reed, Nico and Andy Warhol at the Eagle Inn*, to children's storytelling, with Three at Salford Arts Theatre.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 19, 2016  

 
 

FUTURE ARTISTS STUDIOS OPENS IN SALFORD WITH LAWRENCE WATSON EXHIBITION

Star date: 19th June 2016

INTERACTIVE MUSIC EXHIBITION HERALDS NEW SALFORD GALLERY

Manchester So Much To Answer For
Future Artists Studios
Chapel Street until 24th July £6

A new gallery space opened in Salford last week, with an interactive music exhibition featuring the photos of Lawrence Watson portraying everyone from Morrissey to Oasis to New Order, set against the background of 80s and 90s music, videos, a dark room installation, an authentic looking bedsit from the period and the political and social despair of the time worded on the walls...

Full review here...

added Sunday, June 19, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS 30 HUDDERSFIELD 31

Star date: 18th June 2016

MORE THAN A GAME AS SALFORD FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO RONAN COSTELLO

Following the death of Huddersfield Academy player, 17 year old Ronan Costello, who was tragically, fatally injured in a tackle against the Salford team last Saturday, fans held a minute's applause before kick and again after 17 minutes.

The match, which Salford lost, was less important in the circumstances, as Simon Williams reports...

Match report here...

added Sunday, June 19, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD STAR JAMIE MOORE ON MACKLIN, FURY AND HIS NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Star date: 18th June 2016

FROM WALKDEN TO PEOPLE'S CHAMPION, THE FIGHTER'S FIGHTER REVEALS ALL

"Everyone tried to build me out of Manchester at first, and I wouldn't have it, I'd say `Listen, I'm not from Manchester, I'm from Salford, I'm proud of where I am from'" Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore wasn't just a boxing champion, he was a fighter's fighter and a proud champion for Salford. With his autobiography published on July 1st, Jamie chats with Gareth Lyons about those classic fights, his thoughts on Tyson Fury and putting something back into his home city.

Interview and special YouTube audio video here...

added Saturday, June 18, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD MPS REACT TO ASSASSINATION OF MP JO COX

Star date: 17th June 2016

LONG BAILEY, STRINGER AND KEELEY PAY TRIBUTE TO JO COX

Last night, Salford's three MPs reacted to the assassination of Yorkshire MP, Jo Cox, by suspect and neo-Nazi sympathiser Thomas Mair.

Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey tweeted that she was `deeply saddened'; Worsley and Eccles South MP, Barbara Keeley, called the murder `shocking'; while Blackley and Broughton MP Graham Stringer added that it was `tragedy for democracy'. Meanwhile, in the USA, Hillary Clinton said it was a 'a violent act of political intolerance'

Full details here...

added Friday, June 17, 2016  

 
 

BULLDOZERS MOVE IN ON VICTORIAN SALFORD LISTED YE OLDE NELSON PUB

Star date: 16th June 2016 

MORE SALFORD HERITAGE BEING TRASHED

"It is essential that we preserve as many historic buildings as possible in the Chapel Street area..." Councillor Derek Antrobus, Planning Lead Member

When the redevelopment of Chapel Street began a few years ago, politicians and regenerators all said that the Salford listed, late Victorian pub, Ye Olde Nelson, would be saved. Today the bulldozers moved onto the site, after its demolition notice was sneaked through `delegated planning decisions' last month.

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 16, 2016  

 
 

NO LEGITIMACY FOR GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR SAYS SALFORD AND ECCLES MP

Star date: 15th June 2016

SALFORD MP TELLS PARLIAMENT THAT `DEMOCRACY MUST BE AT THE HEART OF DEVOLUTION'

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long Bailey, told Parliament yesterday that the imposition of a Greater Manchester Mayor has been "inserted" above people's heads "without any...legitimacy". Agreeing, Justin Madders, the Shadow Minister for Health, added that "central Government are seeking to dictate to local government on the forms of governance".

Meanwhile, Salford Labour Party appears to be endorsing Tony Lloyd, ahead of Andy Burnham and Ivan Lewis, as the Party's candidate next year.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 15, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD’S STEPHEN LORD STARS IN NEW MOVIE THE VIOLATORS

Star date: 14th June 2016

POVERTY, SEXPLOITATION AND URBAN ANGST FIRES THE VIOLATORS

"For me, it was like coming back to Salford...the people I grew up with and stories that can unfold on a working class estate" Stephen Lord

Langworthy's Stephen Lord stars in a new Brit movie, The Violators, which does what it says on the tin, with every social urban problem writ large as his forty year old character attempts to, er, violate a 15 year old stunning looking scally who's trying to get by against the backdrop of the Government-violated North.

The Violators opens this Friday at Home in Manchester, with a special Q&A with Stephen Lord, fellow star Lauren McQueen and director Helen Walsh.

Interview and film review here...

added Tuesday, June 14, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE HAVE THEIR SAY ON THE EUROPEAN REFERENDUM

Star date: 13th June 2016 

SHOULD WE GO OR SHOULD WE STAY NOW?

The Government is paying £396,095 per each `Counting Officer' to fund the European Referendum on 23rd June. That's a lot of money that could pay for all sorts of front line services, so the Salford Star urges everyone to vote; although, as usual, we never tell anyone which way to vote.

Instead, we have the Leave or Remain arguments articulated by two Salford people, Alice Searle for remain and Gary Duke for leave.

Full debate here...

added Monday, June 13, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD: WE HELP OUR OWN WITH POEMS FROM THE CITY

Star date: 12th June 2016

SALFORD POETS DO SPECIAL ANTHOLOGY FOR CDH UK

Salford: We Help Our Own £5

A new pamphlet of 13 poems based around Salford has been produced to raise funds for CDH UK – a charity which provides support and furthers research for those affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Poets from Salford and beyond, including Mike Garry, JB Barrington and Jimmy Twamley have handed over their verse, collated by Simon Williams, which ranges in subject matter from the Docks to The Leaning Tower of Salford and some winsome and wicked childhood memories.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 12, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DOGS4US STORE UNDER SIEGE AS PROTESTERS CALL FOR BOYCOTT

Star date: 12th June 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL UNDER PRESSURE TO ACT ON SALFORD DOGS4US STORE

"The Council has a duty of care to the puppies and consumers to ensure that traceability is there and, if not, the licence should be removed" Councillor Paul Wilson

The Salford Dogs4Us store on Agecroft Road was under siege by protesters yesterday as customers were made aware of conditions under which puppies are sold, following a recent BBC Panorama expose of the company.

Two Salford councillors, Paul Wilson and Howard Balkind, joined the protest, together with the former Dogs4Us store manager who was featured in the Panorama programme. Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long Bailey, and celebrities also backed the demonstration called by Boycott Dogs4Us.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 12, 2016  

 
 

LEEDS RHINOS 8 SALFORD RED DEVILS 0

Star date: 11th June 2016

LEEDS RHINOS SQUEEZE PAST SALFORD

Salford were looking to gain the first double over Leeds in 70 years, while Leeds were looking to end a losing run of seven league and cup games but produced a rearguard display to see off the Red Devils 8-0.

Meanwhile some Salford fans aren't happy that Fred Done has bought into Sale Sharks, as Simon Williams reports...

Match report here...

added Saturday, June 11, 2016  

 
 

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SALFORD TINGED ENGLAND FOOTY SONGS FOR EURO 2016

Star date: 11th June 2016

SHAUN RYDER, BEZ AND GIRL PECULIAR SCORE THE GOALS

There's two Salford-tinged England songs released this week, backing our national footy team in Euro 16. Kicking off is Four Lions' We Are England, with the city's finest, Shaun Ryder and Bez, joined by Kermit, Paul Oakenfold, Irvine Welsh and Goldie... "We made this for the real heroes of our country, the working men and women of England" says Shaun.

If that one's a bit too pub swaggy, there's also the cooler, soulier, epic-inspiring Believe by Girl Peculiar...

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 11, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD VULNERABLE FLOOD VICTIM LIVING OUT OF BOXES ALMOST SIX MONTHS LATER

Star date: 10th June 2016

INSECTS, MOULD, BARE WALLS, HOLES AND NO FLOOD PROTECTION FROM SALIX

"It's been disgraceful living here, you can't do anything..." Margaret Connor

Margaret Connor's house on Riverside was one of the worst hit when the flood hit Lower Broughton on Boxing Day. Almost six months later, Margaret, who has a range of breathing and arthritis problems, was still living with bare walls, mould in the kitchen, holes in the wall, asbestos dripping from the ceiling and insects crawling everywhere.

The Salford Star asked Salix Homes for a quote on the state of the house...four days later the company said it wouldn't be commenting – but in the meantime workmen had scurried around to Margaret's house to try and fix the worst problems. Is this the only way things get done in Lower Broughton?

Full details here...

added Friday, June 10, 2016  

 
 

URBAN SPLASH `AFFORDABLE’ RIVERSIDE SALFORD HOUSES COST UP TO £335,000

Star date: 9th June 2016

URBAN SPLASH WOULDN'T PAY £639,000 PLANNING FEES – BUT HOUSES ON MARKET FOR £335,000

"We started out...to make...affordable housing" Jonathan Falkingham, Urban Splash

Urban Splash has put the first of its 71 pre-fab terraced HoUSes up for sale in Trinity, with costs between £250,000 and £335,000 plus add-ons. At the Salford Council planning panel meeting in January, it was stated that Urban Splash should have paid £639,529 in fees (not even the cost of two houses), which the company avoided as it said the scheme wouldn't be `viable'.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Falkingham of Urban Splash has been telling the media that the new houses are "affordable"...

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 9, 2016  

 
 

THE £30,000 SALFORD WEED GARDEN BY THE IRWELL

Star date: 8th June 2016

BIOSPHERIC `URBAN GROWING CENTRE' NOW A WEED GARDEN

The Biospheric `urban growing centre', which Salford City Council commissioned at a cost of £300,000 just three years ago, is now defunct with its outer garden, valued at £30,000, a shocking mess of overgrown weeds.

The project, also funded with £100,000 from the Manchester International Festival, was supposed to run for around ten years and inspire the community to grow food but went bust with over £100,000 debts last year.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, June 8, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO LOAN ALMOST £1MILLION TO ITS AJ BELL STADIUM

Star date: 7th June 2016

SALFORD MAYOR TO LOAN EVEN MORE MONEY TO FAILING STADIUM

Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, is to sign off another public money loan to the Council's joint venture AJ Bell Stadium, this time up to £942,500, on top of the original £20/22million loan to build the ground and subsequent loans of £2.6million `working capital'.

A report on the stadium, which seeks to ratify the further huge loan at next week's Cabinet meeting, states that there will be more loans needed over the next three years, and that the `market rate' interest will be only be paid "a number of years hence"...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 7, 2016  

 
 

GRADE 2 LISTED ECCLES THEATRE IN FIRE DANGER

Star date: 7th June 2016

WOOD DUMPED IN AUDITORIUM PUTS LISTED THEATRE IN DANGER

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service now has safety concerns over the Crown Theatre in Eccles, which is at the centre of a community fight to save the Grade 2 listed building. The theatre's owners have moved huge mounds of tinder dry wood into the remains of the auditorium.

Last December, plans to demolish the theatre and build 95 unaffordable flats on the land were withdrawn in the face of opposition. But with new plans about to be submitted to Salford Council's planning panel, campaigners are worried that the building might just go up in flames before the resumption of their battle.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, June 7, 2016  

 
 

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NEW SALFORD FILM REVEALS IMAGE OBSESSED COUNCIL WHILE COMMUNITY CHOKES

Star date: 6th June 2016

REGENERATION OR DE-GENERATION?

"I hope that the image of the city will be much better" Councillor Derek Antrobus, Planning Lead Member

"It's about bricks and mortar and not about the people who live in these areas" Graham Cooper, youth worker and community activist

A new short film about Salford's development by Rob Ball shows the two sides of the city's regeneration, with Planning Lead Member, Councillor Derek Antrobus, revealing an image-obsessed Salford Council, while people from the community talk about loss of community.

Full details here...

added Monday, June 6, 2016  

 
 

DOGS4US PROTEST BACKED BY SALFORD POLITICIANS AND CELEBS

Star date: 5th June 2016

BOYCOTT DOGS4US PROTEST TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PUPPY PLIGHT

Boycott Dogs4Us Protest
Saturday 11th June 2pm-3pm
Agecroft Road

"The sale of poorly bred dogs has no place in Salford" Bill Hinds, Salford councillor

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long Bailey, Salford councillor, Bill Hinds and celebrity vet, Marc Abraham, are amongst those backing a Boycott Dogs4Us protest next Saturday at the company's premises on Agecroft Road.

Dogs4Us was recently exposed on BBC's Panorama, which followed previous exposes by Channel 5 News and SKY News... "I am appalled that dogs are being legitimately sold across Greater Manchester that have suffered the most horrific conditions" says Rebecca Long Bailey.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 5, 2016  

 
 

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SALFORD DADS STEPDADS AND GRANDDADS WANTED

Star date: 5th June 2016

WEST SALFORD MEN BEHAVING DADLY

"Dear Dad, I'd really love it if you spent more time with me..." Winton kid

"Son, I'm thirty/I only went with your mother 'cos she's dirty/And I don't have a decent bone in me..." Shaun Ryder

Top dads, stepdads, granddads, uncles and brothers living around the west Salford areas of Westwood Park, Alder Park, New Lane, Peel Green and Brookhouse are being sought to take part in a Dadly Does It project, to help other fathers help their children.

As part of the project, a group of dads in Winton recently ran a competition for children to explain why their dad is the greatest, to highlight the vital role fathers play in children's well-being.

Full details here...

added Sunday, June 5, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD EVENTS FOR HISTORIES FESTIVAL

Star date: 4th June 2016

WW1... ARCHAEOLOGY...MINECRAFTING...LOCAL HISTORY...

Manchester Histories Festival
Until 12th June
Various venues mostly free

Salford has a week's worth of events as part of the unfortunately named Manchester Histories Festival, which includes local history sessions, wood crafting skills workshops, a tour of Lark Hill Place, a World War 1 networking event and archaeological talks about local sites. There's also a Marx and Engels walk going off in Manchester plus loads more...

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 4, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS DEFEATED IN WIGAN THRILLER

Star date: 4th June 2016

SALFORD RED DEVILS 20 WIGAN WARRIORS 23

Salford were looking to make it three wins in a row against one of the giants in Rugby League but Wigan came out winners in a ding-dong match at the AJ Bell Stadium. Salford almost snatched a draw but Wigan held on to take the points, as Simon Williams reports...

Match report here...

added Saturday, June 4, 2016  

 
 

EIGHT SALFORD GIRLS WANTED TO FRONT FITNESS CAMPAIGN

Star date: 4th June 2016

INSPIRING SALFORD GIRLS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Eight Salford women of all shapes, sizes and abilities are wanted by Salford Community Leisure to front a new This Girl Can Salford campaign inspiring others to get fit and active.

According to research by Sport England, 63% of Salford women do no sport at all... "It is time for everyone to understand that sport and fitness is not an elite club" says former top athlete Diane Modahl who is backing the competition. The eight women chosen to front the fitness drive will get some great prizes.

Full details here...

added Saturday, June 4, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LEGEND ALAN WISE SORTS HEAVEN’S GIGS, CREDO AND CREDITORS

Star date: 3rd May 2016

`SPIRITUAL AND UPLIFTING' ALAN WISE PASSES AWAY

"We must know the past is alive in us to know our future..." Alan Wise

The legendary Alan Wise died this week, leaving behind a massive legacy of culturally happening both Manchester and Salford, having been associated with virtually every single local icon over the past forty years – from Nico to John Cooper Clarke, to Tony Wilson, New Order and The Fall.

A huge friend of the Salford Star, this year Alan was planning what he called "an extreme autobiography" which he wanted the Star to serialise... "It's spiritual in a way and uplifting" he told us. If anyone could write his own epitaph, this surely was it...

Full details here...

added Friday, June 3, 2016  

 
 

CHARLESTOWN PLAY AREA HORROR IN MIDST OF SALFORD REGENERATION

Star date: 2nd June 2016

AS KEEPMOAT PREPARES TO MAKE £10MILLION PROFIT, KIDS CAN'T PLAY

As developer, Keepmoat, prepares to build 429 houses and make over £10million profit from the Whit Lane estate in Charlestown, the local play area is festooned with bottles, cans and dog dirt with children dodging the rubbish to play on the swings.

"It's horrendous" says local mum, Becca Doran "I've never seen anyone clear it up...Never mind the regeneration, this is about the safety of the kids..."

Full details here...

added Thursday, June 2, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER ENERGY PLAN WILL SEE GAS BOILERS BANNED FROM HOUSES AND MASS DEMOLITION OF INEFFICIENT HOMES

Star date: 1st June 2016

GAS BOILERS BANNED WITHIN TEN YEARS AND `MASS DEPLOYMENT' OF SOLAR PANELS

The latest ambitious plan to cut emissions in Greater Manchester will see "No new gas boilers being fitted in domestic properties" by the early 2020s and "almost total elimination of gas at home" by 2030. Other plans include the "Mass deployment of solar PV on all suitable building stock", 40,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2020 - up from 1,000 currently - and the "retrofit or demolition and replacement of almost all hard to treat and inefficient building stock" by the mid 2020s.

It's all part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority strategy to cut emissions by 80% by 2050.

Full details here...

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