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16 YEAR OLD SALFORDIAN LIBBY HALL DEBUTS NEW PLAY AT GM FRINGE

Star date: 30th June 2018

SHELAGH DELANEY DAZE

The Things We Tell The Hours After Midnight by Libby Hall
Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July 7:30pm
Salford Arts Theatre £8

16 year old Salfordian, Libby Hall, is to debut her play The Things We Tell The Hours After Midnight at the GM Fringe, which focuses on relationships, social issues and the frictions of modern day life. It all stemmed from performing one of her monologues at Shelagh Delaney Day and the comparisons are already being made, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 30 June 2018  

 
 

CORRIE STAR SUE JENKINS DIRECTS TWO PLAYS AT GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Star date: 30th June 2018

SISTERS, WAR AND SALFORD PALS

From Heaven to Hell
Monday 9th July and Saturday 14th July 8pm Footlights Theatre (£12/£10)
Peg and Bessie
Wednesday 18th-Saturday 21st July 7pm 53two (£8)

The Greater Manchester Fringe festival begins tomorrow and, amongst the hundreds of performances, there are two being directed by former Brookside and Coronation Street actress. Ian Leslie gets a taste of what's to come.

Full details here...

added 30 June 2018  

 
 

AS MORRISSEY CANCELS MANCHESTER SHOW THE PARTY PROTEST GOES ON

Star date: 30th June 2018

GROOVE AGAINST MORRISSEY AND HIS NASTY VIEWS

One Nation Under A Groove
Sunday 8th July 8 free 3pm-midnight
Revolution, Deansgate Locks

Yesterday, Morrissey cancelled his tour which included his Manchester date, believed to be due to poor ticket sales following his far right political outbursts. Meanwhile the free One Nation Under A Groove protest event, kickstarted by DJ Dave Haslam, is to go ahead; a 'celebratory all-dayer of beautifully diverse soul-filled, hope-filled music'...

Full details here...

added 30 June 2018  

 
 

52% RISE IN NUMBER OF HOMELESS SALFORD PEOPLE IN PRIORITY NEED

Star date: 29th June 2018

46 SALFORD CHILDREN LIVING IN B&BS AS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS INCREASES

New figures published by the Government today show that those people who are unintentionally homeless and in priority need in Salford rose by 52% compared to the previous year.

Meanwhile, 46 children were living in Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the city, compared to none the year before. The figures show the homelessness crisis getting worse.

Full details here...

added 29 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL POLICY ALLOWS DEVELOPER TO AVOID AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALMOST 300 FLATS IN LOWER BROUGHTON

Star date: 28th June 2018

OVER £1MILLION AVOIDED BY LOWER BROUGHTON DEVELOPER

"There is no policy requirement for affordable housing on an apartment only scheme in this area" Salford City Council

Salford City Council's appalling planning policy is once again set to help developer Countryside Properties avoid the provision of any affordable housing and Section 106 payments for its proposed six blocks of 299 apartments on Clarence Street in Lower Broughton.

The Salford Star has calculated that the developer should be paying £828,083 in Public Open Space payments alone, never mind affordable housing etc, which brings the loss to the city to well over £1million.

Full details here...

added 28 June 2018  

 
 

£1.5BILLION TO BE SPENT ON CYCLE AND WALKING PATHS IN SALFORD AND GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 27th June 2018

UK'S LARGEST CYCLING AND WALKING NETWORK LAUNCHED IN SALFORD

"This proposal is bold and I make no apology..." Andy Burnham

This morning, Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, was in Salford to launch plans for one thousand miles of joined up cycling and walking routes in the region which will be the largest in the UK.

The routes, named Beelines, will include 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes, and will cost £160million over the next four years, taken from the Government's Transforming Cities Fund, with an overall budget of £500million and an eventual cost of £1.5billion.

Full details here...

added 27 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD WARD BOUNDARIES TO BE RE-DRAWN BUT SAME NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS

Star date: 26th June 2018

NO CHANGE IN NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS AS BOUNDARY COMMISSION CONSULTS ON WARDS

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting on changes to local electoral wards in Salford, complete with an interactive map on which residents can draw their own boundaries.

Meanwhile, the Commission has decided that there will be no change to the number of councillors in the city, which is currently sixty.

Full details here...

added 26 June 2018  

 
 

MIND NUMBING £18MILLION PFI COSTS PER YEAR FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 25th June 2018

COUNCIL SCREWED FOR £18.7MILLION PER YEAR PFI SCHOOLS AND HOUSING COSTS

Schools and Pendleton Together Housing schemes set up under the Private Finance Initiative, or PFI, are costing Salford Council £18.7million per year – after Government grants.

Over the life of the schemes, interest payments alone will be over £242million, with a total PFI liability of £804,931,000. Much of this money will end up in offshore companies.

Full details here...

added 25 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD POLICE ATTEND WASHING MACHINE OPENING IN ECCLES

Star date: 24th June 2018

POLICE CUT RED RIBBON AS ECCLES GETS NEW WASHING MACHINE

Salford PCSOs, a representative from UNISON and other guests celebrated the opening of a new washing machine in Eccles this week.

While the idea of a formal unveiling of a washing machine is hilarious, this particular washing machine is very special indeed.

Full details here...

added 24 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SAVE OUR NURSERIES CAMPAIGN FAMILY FUN DAY

Star date: 24th June 2018

CAR BOOT AND KIDS' FUN IN BUILE HILL PARK

Save Our Nurseries Family Fun Day/Car Boot Sale
Sunday 1st July Car boot 10am-2pm/Fun Day 12 noon-4pm
Buile Hill Park

The Salford Save Our Nurseries Campaign is having a car boot sale followed by a Family Fun Day next Sunday to raise funds for the next stage of the fight to save the city's five outstanding Council run nurseries.

Full details here...

added 24 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CHARITY NIGHT FOR SPRINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Star date: 24th June 2018

HOMEGROWN PLAY KERSAL CLUB FOR SPRINGWOOD

Springwood Primary Charity Night
Friday 19th October 7:30pm
Kersal Club £10

Tickets have now gone on sale for a Charity Night at the Kersal Club in October, with headline act, Homegrown, the ace UB40 tribute band. The night is a fundraiser for Springwood Primary School which caters for children with Special Education Needs, and organisers are looking for anyone to donate raffle prizes.

Full details here...

added 24 June 2018  

 
 

RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE COMES TO SALFORD

Star date: 23rd June 2018

ROMEO AND JULIET DONE RUBBISH

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company presents…
Romeo and Juliet
Friday 13th July 6pm
Salford Arts Theatre £10/£6

Just what every kid needs – Shakespeare done very silly. Yep the Rubbish Shakespeare Company is doing Romeo and Juliet at Salford Arts Theatre, complete with an all male cast, a comic twist and bad wigs, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 23 June 2018  

 
 

PROGRESSIVE PLAYWRIGHTS UNCOVERED IN NEW MANCHESTER GAIETY THEATRE BOOK

Star date: 23rd June 2018

FROM HOBSON'S CHOICE TO HINDLE WAKES

Staging Life: The Story of the Manchester Playwrights is a new history of Manchester's Gaiety Theatre by top author John Harding. It tracks the history of the most progressive theatre in the country which used to stage dramas by radicals including Salford legend Harold Brighouse.

Here Tony Flynn reviews Staging Life and there's a competition to win a free copy of the well recommended 'fabulously researched' book.

Full details here...

added 23 June 2018  

 
 

COURT RULES SALFORD MAN WRONGLY EVICTED BY SALIX HOMES AFTER HE SPENT NINE MONTHS ON THE STREETS

Star date: 22n June 2018

HE LOST HIS HOUSE, HIS JOB AND ALMOST HIS LIFE WHEN SALIX EVICTED HIM AND BINNED ALL HIS PERSONAL POSSESSIONS

"The current proceedings should never have been brought" Deputy District Judge Thexton

A judge has ruled that Salix Homes was wrong to have evicted tenant Graciano Mantato last September. Since then Graciano has been homeless, living on and off the streets, lost his job and his health, and has considered taking his own life.

Now Graciano is back in his house in Ordsall – except that the place has been stripped bare and all his personal possessions, including photos and clothes, have been put in the bin. The judge also slammed Salix staff for use of "inappropriate language" when referring to Graciano.

Full details here...

added 22 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SPENT ALMOST £10,000 ON MIPIM PROPERTY JAUNT

Star date: 21st June 2018

COUNCIL SPENT £5,750 ON MIPIM PR IN SOUTH OF FRANCE

Salford Council spent almost £10,000 on the jaunt to the MIPIM property orgy in Cannes. A newly published contract register shows that, as well as the £4,022 costs for the City Mayor and two officers to go to the South of France paid by unknown private sector companies, the Council also spent £5,750 on marketing and PR for MIPIM.

The contract register also shows the Council is spending £9,500 on a 'Salford Story' press consultant, £118,000 on its failed 'digital community hub', over £14,000 on a 'leadership programme' and, er, £25,000 on milk and bread?

Full details here...

added 21 June 2018  

 
 

NATIONAL GRID WILL NOT RE-THINK DEMOLITION OF SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

Star date: 20th June 2018

'WE RECOGNISE THE HISTORIC INTEREST'...BUT THEY'RE BEING DEMOLISHED!

Despite musical protests and petitions, the National Grid is adamant that the Salford gas holders, made famous in the Dirty Old Town anthem, will be demolished.

Campaigners are asking for the Grid to re-think a new use for the structures, like in many other towns and cities, but the company states that while "We recognise the historic interest in the Salford gasholder...the structure is being dismantled..."

Full details here...

added 20 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL REFUSES TO REVEAL WHO PAID FOR CITY MAYOR TRIP TO SOUTH OF FRANCE

Star date: 19th June 2018

COUNCIL BLOCKS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST ON £4,000 MIPIM TRIP

Salford City Council has refused to answer a Salford Star Freedom of Information request on which private company paid the £4,022 costs for City Mayor Paul Dennett and two staff to go to the South of France for the MIPIM property event.

The Council states that "the commercial interests of the Council outweigh that of the public interest in disclosure". The Salford Star is to appeal the decision.

Full details here...

added 19 June 2018  

 
 

DEVASTATING SURVEY OF NORTH WEST COUNCIL WORKERS SHOWS LOCAL SERVICES COLLAPSING

Star date: 18th June 2018

OVER 80% OF COUNCIL WORKERS HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN SERVICES AND ALMOST 50% THINKING OF LEAVING THEIR JOBS

A survey of almost 1,500 local council workers in the North West reveals that 81% have no confidence in the future of local services, 49% are thinking of leaving their jobs, 54% believe their council no longer delivers quality services, and 45% think that their employer doesn't make the right decisions for the public.

The other results of the survey by UNISON to coincide with its local government conference make equally depressing reading, as the union states that "Vital local services in the North West are collapsing".

Full details here...

added 18 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD TIME OUT FOR CARERS

Star date: 18th June 2018

TRIPS, CAKES, MASSAGE, ADVICE AND CHAT AS CARERS TAKE TIME OUT

"I was absolutely weary...I needed to get out of the house" Ernie

Caring for a loved one is indeed a labour of love but it can also be life consuming and draining. So a group called Time Out For Carers is making a difference, running weekly sessions where escapism is the order of the day.

There's free massages, trips out, advice on allowances, tea and coffee and cakes, but, most importantly, relaxed informal chats with carers who are all in the same position.

Full details here...

added 18 June 2018  

 
 

DIRTY OLD TOWN PERFORMED NEAR SALFORD GASWORKS IN DEMOLITION PROTEST

Star date: 17th June 2018

SALFORD MUSICAL PROTEST TO STOP DEMOLITION OF DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

This afternoon saw Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town performed like never before near the famous gasworks, as a musical protest posse played instruments and sang along to the anthem to try to get the National Grid to stop the demolition of the iconic gas holders and re-think their use.

Full details here...

added 17 June 2018  

 
 

BUGZY MALONE PLAYS HOME TOWN MANCHESTER FOR £5

Star date: 17th June 2018

BUGZY HOSTS DO WHAT MOVES YOU SHOW

Bugzy Malone plus guests
Saturday 23rd June, 7pm-midnight
Gorilla, Manchester

Top, top, top grime artist, Bugzy Malone, hosts the Bacardi Do What Moves You show at Gorilla on Whitworth Street next Saturday, with local rappers and MCs. Tickets are priced at just £5 with all proceeds going to Lonely Whale.

Full details here...

added 17 June 2018  

 
 

CLEAN AIR DAY JUNE 21ST SEES FREE METRO TRAVEL AND SCHOOL COMP

Star date: 17th June 2018

GREATER MANCHESTER CLEAN AIR DAY 21ST JUNE

To raise awareness of Greater Manchester's shocking air pollution and reduce it for 24 hours, this Thursday 21st June has been designated as Clean Air Day, where people are being encouraged to leave cars at home.

There will be free Metrolink travel before 7am and after 7pm, events around the region and all school pupils can take part in a competition to create a radio or video advert.

Full details here...

added 17 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD ACOUSTIC NIGHT FOR MUSIC ACTION INTERNATIONAL AND AMNESTY

Star date: 16th June 2018

SIX ACTS GO ACOUSTIC FOR ACOUSTIC AMNESTY FUNDRAISER

Acoustic Amnesty for Music Action International
Thursday 21st June 7pm
Salford Trinity Church £8:80

Six acts line up for the Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser for Music Action International this week - Joan the Wad, Chris Tavener, Broomhead, Dave Viney, Dave Fidler and Tracey Browne with whom Ian Leslie has a word about Amnesty and her music.

Full details here...

added 16 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE URGED TO VOTE ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH UK AS LOCAL CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Star date: 16th June 2018

ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH UK UP FOR SAINSBURY'S LOCAL CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Salford people have been asked by Emily Allen, whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's, to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to be Sainsbury's Salford Local Charity of the Year. People can vote online or in-store until 24th June.

Full details here...

added 16 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SCHOOL LEAVERS SUMMER FREE FEST WITH YMCA

Star date: 16th June 2018

TRIPS, BAKE-OFFS, INTERVIEW PREPS AND LIFE SKILLS

Salford school leavers can apply for the YMCA's Summer Free Fest which runs for two days over five weeks starting 3rd July at The Old Coach House on Bolton Road. The scheme, aimed at 16 to18 year olds, is free and promises fun activities together with help to discover what's next in life; further education or employment? 

Full details here...

added 16 June 2018  

 
 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SALFORD COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECTS

Star date: 16th June 2018

GRANTS UP TO £1,000 FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Small voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, with small turnovers are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Salford residents. The deadline is 25th June.

Full details here...

added 16 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CHORAL SOCIETY GO SAILING AT THE LIGHTHOUSE

Star date: 16th June 2018

SEA THEMED FAMILY FRIENDLY CONCERT

Salford Choral Society...And The Waves Came Rolling
Saturday 23rd June 7pm
The Lighthouse, Coronet Way £15/£10/£30(family ticket)

Salford Choral Society presents an evening of sea-themed music next Saturday, which ranges from sea shanties to Noye's Fludde, with a children's and adult choir, handbell ringers, recorders, keyboard and soloists... 

Full details here...

added 16 June 2018  

 
 

PROTEST OUTSIDE £325 A TICKET SALFORD UNIVERSITY HOMELESSNESS CONFERENCE

Star date: 15th June 2018

HOMELESS EXCLUDED FROM HOMELESSNESS CONFERENCE

There was a lone protester outside Salford University's Homelessness Conference this morning, unhappy that homeless people were actually excluded from the £325 per ticket event.

Speakers included Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, and Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, but protester, Iain Hilton, argued that it "excludes the only demographic that the whole conference is all about...homeless people".

Full details here...

added 15 June 2018  

 
 

OVER 1,000 DELIBERATE FIRES IN SALFORD LAST YEAR

Star date: 15th June 2018

DELIBERATE FIRES AND HOSTILITIES TO FIRE CREWS INCREASE

According to new figures released by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, there were 1,196 deliberate fires in Salford last year, plus a 50% increase over the region in hostile attacks on fire crews.

There was also an increase in accidental fires in homes and in non-domestic properties.

Full details here...

added 15 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD REMEMBERS GRENFELL WITH MESSAGE TO GET THE CLADDING OFF TOWERBLOCKS NOW

Star date: 14th June 2018

'TONIGHT THERE WILL BE PEOPLE SLEEPING IN SALFORD WORRYING THEMSELVES SICK...' SAYS REBECCA LONG-BAILEY

This evening, in the shadow of the Salford Council high rise blocks in Pendleton that still have dangerous cladding, many people attended a special vigil to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

While the occasion was sombre, they heard Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, blast Government failures in the aftermath of the tragedy, and Salford Trades Council's Paul Kelly demand that the cladding is ripped off 'starting tomorrow'..."If I lived in that block I'd be terrified, in fact I'd get a claw hammer and pull it off myself" he said.

Full details here...

added 14 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD REMEMBERS GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY

Star date: 14th June 2018

ONE YEAR ON, SALFORD REMEMBERS GRENFELL

One year on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Salford is remembering the victims and their families tonight with a vigil on Cross Lane with speakers including Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey.

Here the Salford Star gives voice to Salford residents still living in blocks wrapped with the deadly cladding and insulation.

Full details here...

added 14 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY MEETING LOOKS TO POSITIVE FUTURE FOR BUILE HILL PARK MANSION

Star date: 13th June 2018

AFTER SALFORD MAYOR U-TURN ON PARK HOUSES COMMUNITY GETS INVOLVED

Yesterday, hours before a public meeting of residents, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett dramatically did a u-turn on building houses in Buile Hill Park as part of a restoration deal for the Grade 2 listed Mansion. It was a huge victory for community campaigning

At the meeting, residents learned what has been going on behind the scenes and set up a working party to look at ideas for a more positive future for the Park and Mansion.

Full details here...

added 13 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR U-TURNS ON HOUSING IN BUILE HILL PARK

Star date: 12th June 2018

'PRIVATE HOUSING WILL NOT BE BUILT IN BUILE HILL PARK' SAYS MAYOR

As residents are gearing up for a public meeting tonight to oppose any attempt to build housing in Buile Hill Park as part of a deal to restore the Grade 2 listed Mansion, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has issued a rushed statement confirming that "a private housing development will not be built in the former depot area at Buile Hill Park".

The meeting, at 7:30pm at the Height Methodist Church, is still going ahead to look at community options.

Full details here...

added 12 June 2018  

 
 

FOUR SALFORD SCHOOLS IN TURMOIL AS ACADEMY TRUST WOUND UP

Star date: 12th June 2018

2,500 SALFORD CHILDREN AFFECTED AS SALFORD ACADEMY TRUST TO BE WOUND UP BY GOVERNMENT

Salford Academy Trust (SAT), created by Salford City College, Salford City Council and the University of Salford in 2012 to stave off private companies taking over local schools, is to be wound up by the Government which believes it hasn't sufficient capacity to improve them.

The four SAT schools are Dukesgate Primary, Albion High School, Irlam and Cadishead College and Marlborough Road Primary, which cater for around 2,500 pupils. The Department for Education wants the schools transferred to the United Learning Trust, which has 19 of its directors and principals earning over £100,000.

Full details here...

added 12 June 2018  

 
 

SQUATTERS OCCUPY GARY NEVILLE HOUSES IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 11th June 2018

ACTIVISTS AND HOMELESS FACE EVICTION BY NEVILLE

Activists and homeless people have occupied two Grade 2 listed houses owned by Gary Neville on St John Street in Manchester to highlight the Salford City FC joint owner's role in the gentrification of Manchester and refusal to publish Section 106 'viability assessments'.

Last Friday a judge granted Neville a possession order and the squatters are braced for eviction.

Full details here...

added 11 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY SONGS AND JAM TO SAVE DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

Star date: 10th June 2018

COMMUNITY SONGS AND JAM SESSION TO STOP DEMOLITION OF SALFORD GASWORKS

Community Songs and Instrument Jam
Sunday 17th June 2pm
Salford Gasworks, Liverpool Street

As work begins to demolish Salford gasworks, made famous in Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town, the community is mobilising to try and get the National Grid to revamp them, rather than trash yet more of the city's heritage. Petitions have been launched and next Sunday there is to be a community singsong and jam session at the site.

Full details here...

added 10 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD VIGIL FOR GRENFELL FIRE TRAGEDY

Star date: 10th June 2018

REBECCA LONG-BAILEY TO SPEAK AT GRENFELL TOWER VIGIL

Salford TUC Vigil For Grenfell Tower Fire Victims
Thursday 14th June 6:30pm
Cross Lane Junction (by McDonald's)

This Thursday evening, Salford and Manchester TUCs have called a vigil near McDonald's, off the Crescent, for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy on its first anniversary. Speakers will include Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey.

Full details here...

added 10 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY PUBLIC MEETING OPPOSING HOUSING IN BUILE HILL PARK

Star date: 10th June 2018

COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES TO PARK HOUSES...

Buile Hill Park Public Meeting
Tuesday 12th June 7:30pm
Height Methodist Community Church

A public meeting is being held this Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Irlams o' th' Height to air opposition to Salford Council's proposal for houses to be built in Buile Hill Park as part of a restoration deal for the grade 2 listed Mansion.

Full details here...

added 10 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY GROUP AWARDED VOLUNTEER MBE

Star date: 10th June 2018

LOWER KERSAL YOUNG PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY GROUP WINS MBE

The Lower Kersal Young People and Community Group (LKYPCG) has won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, which is the MBE for volunteer groups. The group has 27 volunteers aged between 11 and 84, and has been running for over 14 years.

"It's a great honour for the volunteers, and without them we couldn't do what we do" says LKYPCG's Tommy Lever.

Full details here...

added 10 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD MAD PRIDE GOES OFF ITS HEAD IN VICTORIA PARK

Star date: 9th June 2018

MAD HATS, CAKES AND CURIOSITY IN SWINTON

Victoria Park in Swinton went curiouser and curiouser today as Salford Mad Pride saw silly hats, 'eat me' cakes, music, games, stalls and some serious messages about mental health.

As the Alice sign said, 'You're mad, bonkers, off your head...but I'll tell you a secret...all of the best people are...'

Full details here...

added 09 June 2018  

 
 

WHICH IS SALFORD’S FAVOURITE EVER SHOP?

Star date: 9th June 2018

SALFORDIANS GET TO CHOOSE FAVE SHOP FOR MAJOR INTERACTIVE MAP AND EXHIBITION

Salford people are being asked to choose their favourite ever shop to be preserved forever on a special interactive map and in an exhibition for 2019. The project, by Manchester Metropolitan University, covers all shops in Greater Manchester, big or small, still trading or long gone.

Full details here...

added 09 June 2018  

 
 

FATHER'S DAY FOOTBALL FUN AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Star date: 9th June 2018

FOOTY SKILLS AND GIFT CREATION AT PRECINCT

Next Sunday is Father's Day and the day before, Saturday June 16th, Salford Precinct Kids' Club is running workshops to create cards and gifts, while a Football Freestyler will be giving out tips to improve skills as the World Cup kicks off.

Full details here...

added 09 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD OPTICIANS RAISE AWARENESS IN NATIONAL GLAUCOMA WEEK

Star date: 9th June 2018

DRY EYE SYNDROME AND GLAUCOMA

Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of sight loss, affecting an estimated 700,000 people in the UK – but around 50% of cases are undiagnosed. For National Glaucoma Week, opticians in Swinton are raising awareness of dry eye syndrome and how it affects those with glaucoma.

Full details here...

added 09 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PLANNING COUNCILLORS TOLD NOT TO QUESTION POLICY ON DEVELOPER FEES

Star date: 6th June 2018

AS DEVELOPERS AVOID MORE PLANNING FEES COUNCILLORS TOLD TO SHUT UP

At yesterday's Salford City Council planning panel, four councillors questioned the "derisory" fees being paid by Urban Splash and Outwood Developments 2 to build blocks of almost five hundred unaffordable apartments at Springfield Lane and in Ordsall.

They were told by panel chair, Councillor Ray Mashiter, that "This room is here to apply policy" and the place to question it was elsewhere.

Full details here...

added 08 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PLANNING COUNCILLORS DEFER SALIX HOMES CANON GREEN BLOCK TARGETED AT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Star date: 7th June 2018

'MULTIPLE QUESTIONS UNANSWERED'

Salix Homes was battered from all sides this morning as councillors on Salford City Council's planning panel deferred its application to erect an 11 storey block at Canon Green Court. Tenants and representatives of the Stay Inn hotel objected, together with councillors.

While all planning fees were to be quashed with the apartments stated to be 'affordable housing', a presentation to councillors clearly showed that they were aimed at 'young professionals' rather than local families.

Full details here...

added 07 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL ACCOUNTS REVEAL FIVE STAFF EARNED OVER £700,000 BETWEEN THEM

Star date: 6th June 2018

COUNCIL CHIEF EXEC EARNED £198,000 LAST YEAR

Salford City Council's new draft accounts show that just five officers earned £722,117 between them last year , with the Chief Executive the highest paid amongst them, trousering £198,290.

Highest paid councillors included John Merry and Paula Boshell who pulled in £32,643 each. Meanwhile, 64 Council employees were made redundant at a cost of over £1million.

Full details here...

added 06 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL IN NEW FIGHT WITH PEEL HOLDINGS OVER ORDSALL RIVERSIDE WALKWAY

Star date: 5th June 2018 

AFTER THE BARTON BRIDGE BATTLE COMES THE ORDSALL RIVERSIDE WRANGLE

Last Christmas, much to residents' fury, the Barton Lifting Bridge remained closed while Salford City Council and Peel Holdings argued who was liable for the costs.

Now, the Ordsall riverside walkway, which has been cordoned off after the Boxing Day flood of 2015, is at the centre of a new £2million wrangle between the parties, as Sam Cain reports.

Full details here...

added 05 June 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TRANSPARENCY BYPASS ON HUGE ORDSALL HOUSING BLOCKS

Star date: 4th June 2018

PLANNING TRANSPARENCY NON-EXISTENT AS COUNCIL CONSIDERS PLANS FOR HUGE ORDSALL BLOCKS

This Thursday, Salford City Council planning panel will consider plans for 296 townhouses and apartments in three blocks up to 23 storeys high in Upper Wharf Street in Ordsall.

Thanks to Council policies, the huge development will bring finance for just three affordable houses, while 'viability' issues means the developer will be escaping around £600,000 in planning payments. But, while other councils are bowing to public pressure over planning transparency, Salford is actually getting worse.

Full details here...

added 04 June 2018  

 
 

NEW BOOK FEATURES SALFORD AT WORK THROUGH THE AGES

Star date: 3rd June 2018

FROM WARD AND GOLDSTONE TO LATEROOMS.COM

A new book, Salford At Work, by former Salford Advertiser and MEN journalist Peter Harris, takes a look at 'People and Industries Through The Years', and features everything from the early mills to engineering, textiles, beer and Burton suits.

It traces a delicatessen of the city's stuff, from the 13th Century to the Industrial Revolution to the post Industrial Revolution and the dot.com digital revolution. It's the rise and fall and possible rise again of Salford, with loads of photos on the side.

Full details here...

added 03 June 2018  

 
 

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