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SALFORD SECTION 106 DELIVERS ONLY 16 AFFORDABLE HOMES IN 2017-18

Star date: 31st July 2018

JUST 16 AFFORDABLE HOMES AND £135,000 FOR OFF-SITE AFFORDABLE HOMES IN 2017-18

A new Salford City Council report on its Section 106 income and expenditure reveals that during 2017/18, only 16 affordable homes were actually delivered, while just £135,000 was paid to the Council by developers for 'off-site' affordable housing.

Furthermore, in terms of Section 106 agreements signed during the year but yet to be 'delivered', only three affordable houses have been confirmed.

Full details here...

added 31 July 2018  

 
 

PROPERTY DEVELOPER MOVES BROUGHTON IN SALFORD TO MANCHESTER

Star date: 30th July 2018

QUEENS TERRACE NEAR BROUGHTON BATHS RE-BRANDED 'MANCHESTER' – AS FLATS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE 'AFFORDABLE' NOW ON SALE FOR OVER £185,000

Flats that were supposed to be 'affordable' in the Queens Terrace development on Great Cheetham Street West near Broughton baths are now on sale to investors at over £185,000.

To add insult to injury, the developer has now re-branded the Broughton block as in 'Manchester'.

Full details here...

added 30 July 2018  

 
 

ESSENTIAL SALFORD SUMMER READING WITH EMMA SALISBURY’S ABSENT

Star date: 29th July 2018

COPS AND KIDS AND SALFORD COUNCIL IN WHODUNIT THRILLER

A new whodunit novel, Absent by Emma Salisbury, is set in Salford with cops investigating the gruesome murder of a four year old girl found battered and hidden in a sports holdall in a Pendlebury flat. Who is she and, er, whodunit?

As the police and Salford City Council social workers check the at-risk register for clues, the action hits Salford Precinct before the ultra disturbing denouement on Bury New Road. Our reviewer hates whodunits and cop thrillers. What did he make of it?

Full review here...

added 29 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD ARTISTS SHOW BREADTH OF CREATIVITY AT SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY SUMMER SHOW

Star date: 29th July 2018

SALFORD SUMMER SHOW SEES SCULPTURES, PHOTOS, PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND MORE

Almost two hundred works by artists who live, work, study or were born in Salford are currently on display in the Salford Art Gallery and Museum first Open Exhibition, titled the Salford Summer Show.

The exhibition is part of the Royal Academy Takeover, and is inspired by the RA's annual Summer Exhibition. The selected works show the incredible breadth of talent in the city with abstracts, portraits, landscapes, sculptures, pop art, photos, textiles, videos and way more. Not to be missed!

Full details here...

added 29 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD ARTIST MATT CARROLL DEPICTS ‘PIG’ TRUMP IN NEW WORK

Star date: 29th July 2018

DONALD TRUMP DONE 'PIG' STYLE FOR SALFORD EXHIBITION

Top Salford artist Matt Carroll, known as part of the Central Station team that creatively invented the 'Madchester' style for Happy Mondays, Black Grape et al, has produced a new work depicting Donald Trump, pig style.

The painting, plus another work by Matt and sister Maria, called The Isolation of a Pencil Sharpener in a Desert of Discontent, is currently being exhibited at Salford Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Salford Summer Show.

Full details here...

added 29 July 2018  

 
 

JASON MANFORD TO STAR IN SALFORD BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY EVENT

Star date: 28th July 2018

GROWN UP COMEDY NIGHT AT NOON FOR BABY PARENTS

Bring Your Own Baby Comedy
Thursday September 6th noon
The Lowry £15

Salford's Jason Manford, plus top comedians Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria, are to headline the launch of a unique lunchtime comedy club for parents with babies under 12 months...complete with soft flooring, toys and more.

Full details here...

added 28 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD BOOBS COME OUT FOR TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

Star date: 28th July 2018

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK COMES TO ORDSALL

Teddy Bears Picnic
Friday 3rd August 11am-2pm £2/£1
Outside The Tatton (ex Ordsall Cafe)

For World Breastfeeding Week, a Teddy Bears Picnic is to be held on the grass outside The Tatton in Ordsall by B.O.O.BS (Be Open on Breastfeeding Salford), with teddy-themed crafts, a nursery rhyme session and a breastfeeding-friendly area.

Full details here...

added 28 July 2018  

 
 

SACKED SALFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR BACKED BY OVER 130 ACADEMICS

Star date: 27th July 2018

OVER 4,500 SIGN PETITION BACKING SALFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

Over 4,500 people have now signed a petition, while over 130 academics have signed an open letter in The Guardian calling for the reinstatement of sacked University of Salford professor, James Newell, who was dismissed for basically not chasing money and chasing education at the institute.

The University tried to buy the professor off with a five figure sum but he has rejected it, demanding an apology and reinstatement in the fight against marketisation of education.

Full details here...

added 27 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD IN TOP TEN WORST AREAS IN COUNTRY FOR ‘DISADVANTAGE GAP’ AT KEY STAGE 4

Star date: 27th July 2018

DISADVANTAGED SALFORD KIDS OVER TWO YEARS BEHIND BETTER OFF PUPILS

The Education Policy Institute Annual Report shows disadvantaged Salford children are 27.4 months behind better off pupils between the crucial ages of 14 and 16, or Key Stage 4, which puts the city in the top ten worst 'disadvantage gap' places in England.

"It is important that policymakers continue to prioritise measures to close gaps" says the Institute's David Laws "without this, we may see a return to an era of stagnating or even worsening social mobility."

Full details here...

added 27 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY URGED TO BACK SAVE VICTORIA THEATRE CAMPAIGN

Star date: 26th July 2018

LOWER BROUGHTON'S VICTORIA THEATRE URGENTLY NEEDS SUPPORT

A Save The Victoria Theatre meeting held last night at the Eagle Inn heard that, despite the Grade II listed structure being in 'remarkably good condition', water is now getting into the building and something needs to be done, urgently, to safeguard its future as a community facility.

Despite all the development in the area, activists believe the theatre is 'low down' on Salford City Council's priorities, and they are now relying on the community to "make a big noise about it and force the Council to take note"...

Full details here...

added 26 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL ENDS MEANS TESTING FOR DISABILITY ADAPTATIONS

Star date: 25th July 2018

AFTER 43% OF PEOPLE 'OPT OUT' OF ADAPTATIONS PROCESS COUNCIL DROPS MEANS TESTING

Salford Council is to drop means testing of vulnerable residents for disability adaptations like stair lifts and hoists, as it reveals that an estimated 43% of people 'opt out' of the schemes due to costs and complicated processes.

The health service is trying to keep people out of hospital and to remain independent in their homes but without these type of adaptations people are more likely to fall, resulting in more hospital stays, and greater costs and pressures for the health service.

Full details here...

added 25 July 2018  

 
 

‘ILLEGAL’ LOCK-ON AT CUADRILLA SITE AS GOVERNMENT GIVES FRACKING GO-AHEAD

Star date: 24th July 2018

AS TORY GOVERNMENT ISSUES FRACKING PERMIT IN LANCS INJUNCTION DEFIED IN HUMAN RIGHTS PROTEST

At 7am this morning, six anti-fracking campaigners locked-on to devices outside of Cuadrilla's Preston New Road fracking site in a deliberate human rights attempt to challenge an injunction obtained by the company.

Meanwhile, this afternoon, the Government issued a permit to Cuadrilla which expects to start fracking at the end of August, using huge amounts of water while households face drought water bans.

Full details here...

added 24 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS SQUAD BUILDER FUND LAUNCHED TO RETAIN SUPER LEAGUE STATUS

Star date: 24th July 2018

ONLINE DONATIONS FOR PLAYERS AS DIRECTOR REVEALS OFF-PITCH PICTURE

Yesterday, a crowdfunding Squad Builder Fund appeal was launched by Capricorn Security and the Supporters' Trust "to support the Salford Red Devils goal of retaining their Super League status".

The Salford Star spoke with director Andrew Rosler recently, who revealed the off-pitch picture regarding fan ownership, debts, possible relegation and the future... "As a destination it's probably got more going for it than any other sports club in the UK".

Full details here...

added 24 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD TOWERBLOCK TENANTS FURY AS SOCIAL HOUSING COMPANY LOCKS THEM OUT

Star date: 23rd July 2018

PENDLETON TOGETHER LOCKS OUT COMMUNITY FROM ITS COMMUNITY ROOM

Pendleton Together, the housing company that manages the nine cladded blocks for Salford City Council, has changed the locks on the community room at Spruce Court – locking out the community from their own meeting room. Tenants claim the company has also ripped down newsletters by the block's new independent tenants group.

"We are being bullied and treated like scum" one tenant told the Salford Star "They are trying to stop us meeting as they know we are stronger together than apart."

Full details here...

added 23 July 2018  

 
 

ALMOST 600% RISE IN NUMBER OF NORTH WEST WORKING HOMELESS FAMILIES

Star date: 23rd July 2018

STAGGERING INCREASE IN NUMBER OF WORKING HOMELESS FAMILIES

New data released today by Shelter shows a huge rise in the number of families that are homeless but working in the North West – from 56 families in 2013 to 390 in 2017, a 592% increase.

"In many cases, these are parents who work all day or night before returning to a cramped hostel or B&B where their whole family is forced to share a room" says Polly Neate, CEO of Shelter.

Full details here...

added 23 July 2018  

 
 

LOWER BROUGHTON FAMILY FUN DAY AT GREEN GROSVENOR PARK

Star date: 22nd July 2018

DONKEY RIDES, MAGICIAN, STREET DANCE AND MORE

Family Fun Day
Sunday 5th August 12-4pm
Green Grosvenor Park

Donkey rides, live wrestling, fair rides, street dance and loads more attractions will happen at Lower Broughton's Green Grosvenor Park on Sunday 5th August for a major Family Fun Day.

Full details here...

added 22 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY MEETING TO SAVE AT RISK VICTORIA THEATRE

Star date: 22nd July 2018

CAN BROUGHTON VICTORIA THEATRE BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE?

Salford Victoria Theatre Trust Meeting
Wednesday 25th July 7:30pm
Eagle Inn

The derelict Victoria Theatre in Lower Broughton is now third on the Theatre Trust's 'At Risk' Register, and there's a community meeting on Wednesday to try and revive its fortunes. Up for discussion are possible community uses as a theatre school, youth club, cafe, bingo centre and more.

Full details here...

added 22 July 2018  

 
 

£600 WORTH OF PROVISIONS COLLECTED IN ECCLES FOR SALFORD FOOD BANKS

Star date: 21st July 2018

ECCLES GIVING DAY BRINGS SUPPLIES FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS

Around £600 worth of food was collected in Eccles town centre today for the local homeless help centres, Mustard Tree and Lancaster House. This was the ninth Eccles Giving Day and local Councillor Peter Wheeler praised the generosity of shoppers who stuffed the collection trolleys.

Full details here...

added 21 July 2018  

 
 

CONSPIRACY THEORY DECONSTRUCTED FOR GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Star date: 21st July 2018

VIDEO, SONGS AND HUMOUR AS LIZARDS RULE THE WORLD

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale
Thursday 26th-Sunday 29th July
53: two £6/£9

The Holocaust never happened, lizards rule the world, the earth is flat and the moon is an alien space station? Marlon Solomon delves into the murky world of conspiracy theories, via a multi-media show with interactive video, songs and lots of humour for the GM Fringe, as Ian Leslie asks him about the prats who believe it all.

Full details here...

added 21 July 2018  

 
 

MOSLEY COMMON SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Star date: 21st July 2018

SALFORD SCARECROWS ENHANCE FUN TRAIL

Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival
Saturday 28th July from 10am
The Beehive Community Centre £1

The annual Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival is back next week with weird and wonderful scarecrows dotted all around the village, plus exhibits from Boothstown, and Little Hulton joining the local straw people.

Full details here...

added 21 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD UNIVERSITY SACKS TOP PROFESSOR FOR FAILING TO CHASE MONEY

Star date: 20th July 2018

PROTEST AT THE LOWRY AS STUDENTS GET DEGREES

Yesterday, as students received their degrees at The Lowry, Professor James Newell and UCU supporters were outside raising awareness of how the University of Salford sacked him, after 27 years service, for basically failing to chase money in what has become a national cause against the marketisation of education.

Almost 3,500 people have signed a petition calling for Professor Newell's reinstatement, as he told the Salford Star that marketisation "is the essential issue that underlies the exorbitant fees that students have to pay..."

Full details here...

added 20 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SCHOOL SHUTS AS PARENTS AND PUPILS PROTEST HEAD TEACHER SUSPENSION

Star date: 19th July 2018

HARROP FOLD CLOSES FOR THE DAY DUE TO PROTEST

As pupils and parents prepared to protest the suspension of Harrop Fold head teacher, Drew Povey, and three other staff, the school closed today citing the "distressing effect on our students".

Some pupils, parents and members of the community did show up outside the school gates anyway, with one parent saying the suspensions were "unjust...He needs to be here doing his job".

Full details here...

added 19 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD MP SHOULD BE DESELECTED AFTER KEEPING TORIES IN POWER SAYS CONSTITUENT

Star date: 19th July 2018

CALLS FOR GRAHAM STRINGER TO BE DESELECTED FOR 'TREACHERY'

On Tuesday night, Blackley and Broughton MP, Graham Stringer, was one of four Labour Party MPs who voted with the Tories on the latest Brexit proposals, allowing Theresa May to scrape to victory by three votes and avert a possible General Election.

Here, a constituent of the Salford MP and Labour Party member, gives her personal opinion, joining the call for Graham Stringer to be deselected...

Full details here...

added 19 July 2018  

 
 

PEPPA PIG COMMUNISM GRAFFITI GOES SUBVERSIVE IN SALFORD

Star date: 18th July 2018

'COMMUNISM IS FOR THE CHILDREN' SAYS SUBVERSIVE PEPPA PIG

Bizarre graffiti art has appeared near Salford Central Station depicting two delighted looking Peppa Pigs by the slogan 'Communism is for the children'. The art has led to much amusement and bemusement but is probably related to China banning the popular kids' cartoon.

Full details here...

added 18 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD TOWERBLOCK CLADDING RESIDENTS UNITE TO TACKLE PENDLETON TOGETHER

Star date: 18th July 2018

SPRUCE COURT AND THORN COURT TENANTS GET ORGANISED TO FIGHT BACK

"We're sick to death of being treated like dirt..."

Last night, tenants from Spruce Court and Thorn Court met to share concerns over dangerous cladding, fire safety, security and other issues, as they united to take on towerblock manager Pendleton Together and Salford City Council, which owns the blocks.

"They try to ignore what we're saying" insisted one tenant "They're complacent... we're sick to death of being treated like dirt...".

Full details here...

added 18 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD QUAYS DEVELOPER TO AVOID £1MILLION PAYMENT WHILE NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDED

Star date: 17th July 2018

FURNESS QUAY DEVELOPER PROVIDES NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HUGE APARTMENT SCHEME

Salford's planning scandal is to go up another gear this week when an application by developer De Trafford for 421 apartments in blocks up to 27 storeys high on the site of Furness Quay is considered by councillors. Thanks to Salford City Council policies, the developer will be providing no affordable properties, while, through 'viability' assessments it is set to avoid over £1million in planning fees.

Meanwhile, the English Cities Fund (ECf) is continuing its secrecy in relation to new apartments and an office development around Chapel Street and New Bailey.

Full details here...

added 17 July 2018  

 
 

A YEAR AFTER SALFORD CLADDING SCANDAL INDEPENDENT TENANTS MEETING TO BE HELD

Star date: 16th July 2018

CLADDING, SECURITY, FIRE SAFETY AND MORE TO BE DISCUSSED AT PENDLEON TENANTS MEETING

As the Grenfell Tower victims said, before the tragic fire their warnings were not listened to by the authorities. Now tenants in Spruce Court, Pendleton, who are still living with the dangerous cladding, have called an independent meeting for tomorrow, Tuesday, 17th July, to discuss cladding, security and more, while Thorn Court residents are also complaining about the same issues.

Full details here...

added 16 July 2018  

 
 

PETITION AND PROTEST PLANNED OVER SALFORD SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER SUSPENSION

Star date: 15th July 2018

SCHOOL PROTEST PLANNED OVER HARROP FOLD HEAD AND STAFF SUSPENSION

After Salford City Council suspended Harrop Fold School Head, Drew Povey, and three other staff members last week, supporters have launched a petition to reinstate them, while pupils and parents are planning a protest at the school this Thursday.

Full details here...

added 15 July 2018  

 
 

FANGIRL CELEBRATION OF SUPER-FANS COMES TO SALFORD FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 15th July 2018

FOR THOSE WHO GO THE EXTRA MILE IN PURSUIT OF AN ICON

Fangirl by Quina Chapman
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July
Kings Arms 7pm £6

Do you go the extra mile in pursuit of an icon? Fangirl, at the Kings Arms this Thursday and Friday, deconstructs the 'condition' through songs, rhymes and laughs. A Greater Manchester Fringe must-see, enthuses Ian Leslie.

Full details here...

added 15 July 2018  

 
 

THOUSANDS ATTEND TRUMP GO HOME RALLY MANCHESTER

Star date: 14th July 2018

DONALD TRUMP... 'THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS LEADER SINCE THE 1930s' 

Thousands of people packed Albert Square in Manchester last night to voice anger over US President Donald Trump's visit to the UK. Groups from every section of society that Trump has dissed were represented on stage – from Mexican dancers to an ex-US soldier, to trade unions, peace, climate change, refugee, LGBT and women's rights campaigners, plus spokespeople for youth and children. 

To kick off the evening, Manchester councillor, Pat Karney, called Trump "The most dangerous leader since the 1930s...we have to stop the ideas of Trump going across the world..."

Full details here...

added 14 July 2018  

 
 

TRUMP GO HOME BUS HITS SALFORD

Star date: 13th July 2018

'MANIAC' TRUMP NOT WELCOME HERE

A red open top double decker bus toured Salford this morning covered in slogans reading 'Trump Go Home'. It stopped off at Salford Precinct, Salford Royal Hospital, Langworthy Road and the Civic Centre before heading off to Manchester.

The bus was sponsored by Swinton-based Mary Monson Solicitors, and Mary Monson told the Salford Star that "the idea that he'll come and be feted like a respectable person is appalling". Meanwhile Paul Kelly, President of Salford TUC, called Donald Trump an "ultra-capitalist maniac".

Full details here...

added 13 July 2018  

 
 

JUDGE BANS ANTI-FRACKING DIRECT ACTION AT CUADRILLA SITE IN LANCASHIRE

Star date: 12th July 2018

SLOW WALKING, LOCK ONS AND ALL DIRECT ACTION OUTLAWED BY JUDGE

Many of the actions used by protesters at the Barton Moss anti-fracking demonstrations in Salford were outlawed by a judge at Manchester Civil Justice Centre yesterday, including slow walking, lock-ons and any obstruction of the highway.

The judgement, in relation to Cuadrilla's fracking site on Preston New Road, Lancashire, has implications for all anti-fracking protests... "This is an incredibly sad day for the right to protest peacefully" said Jonathan Bartle, co-leader of the Green Party.

Full details here...

added 12 July 2018  

 
 

DONALD TRUMP PROTEST OPEN TOP BUS TO TOUR SALFORD ON FRIDAY

Star date: 11th July 2018

SALFORD TO SEE FIRST DONALD TRUMP PROTEST AS OPEN TOP DOUBLE DECKER TOURS THE CITY

As a prelude to the anti-Donald Trump protest in Manchester this Friday, 13th July, an open top double decker bus will be touring sites in Salford to spread the message that the divisive American President is not welcome in the UK.

The protest bus has been organised by Swinton law firm Mary Monson Solicitors, and will begin its journey from the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre in Eccles, before visiting Salford Precinct, Salford Royal Hospital, Rebecca Long-Bailey's office in Langworthy and the Civic Centre.

Full details here...

added 11 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD DEVELOPER TRIES TO RENEGE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGREEMENT HAVING RECEIVED PUBLIC MONEY

Star date: 10th July 2018

DEVELOPER SEEKS TO EXIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGREEMENT IN ORDSALL HAVING OVERTURNED AGREEMENT IN BROUGHTON

Developer Endeavour is currently trying to exit an agreement with Salford City Council to provide 41 new affordable flats in the old dole office in Ordsall, opposite the Oasis Academy, having received public money for the refurbishment.

Endeavour has already managed to overturn an affordable housing agreement in relation to the Queen's Terrace properties, almost opposite Broughton baths.

Full details here...

added 10 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PEOPLE TO JUDGE WHETHER PLANNING COUNCILLOR BROKE RULES

Star date: 9th July 2018

DID COUNCILLOR RAY MASHITER BREAK PLANNING RULES ON NON-DECLARATION OF INTEREST?

At last week's meeting of Salford City Council planning panel, councillors were directed by the chair, Councillor Ray Mashiter, to reject an application for a block of affordable properties near Canon Green Court.

It's subsequently emerged that Councillor Mashiter owns a property in a very, very nearby street, yet failed to declare this at the meeting. Has he broken rules?
Guidelines state that councillors' actions should be judged 'how a reasonable member of the public...would view the matter'. So, in the absence of any response from the Council, here we let the public decide.

Full details here...

added 09 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FOUNDATION ENGAGES WITH 40,000 SALFORD PEOPLE

Star date: 9th July 2018

HUGE POSITIVES FOR YOUNG AND OLD AS FOUNDATION HITS THE COMMUNITY

The Salford Red Devils Foundation last year engaged with 40,000 Salford people, yet struggles to raise funds and its profile having been baggaged with its links to the rugby club which had grants and loans from Salford City Council.

However, the two are separate entities, the Foundation does loads of top work in the community and now wants to bring that even further into the heart of Salford with its Buile Hill Mansion project, as Manager, Neil Blackburn, explains.

Full details here...

added 09 July 2018  

 
 

PETER HOOK TO BE HANDED HONOURARY DOCTORATE BY SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Star date: 9th July 2018

ARISE DR HOOK...

Salford legend Peter Hook is to be given an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Salford this week, in recognition of his services to rock music and the history of rock music.

Dr Hooky wrote three brilliant books on the history of Joy Division, New Order and the Hacienda, now joins Dr John Cooper Clarke and others, and says:  "As a very proud Salfordian, this is very much a personal pinnacle for me..."

Full details here...

added 09 July 2018  

 
 

SUPPORT SALFORD CHARITY SHOPS

Star date: 8th July 2018

WHY IT'S WIN-WIN FOR CHARITY SHOPPING

On almost every corner of Salford is a charity store, and here Amber Dawson explains why using them is a a win-win all round – good for the planet, for cheap bargains, for clearouts, for volunteering and, obviously, for helping good causes.

Full details here...

added 08 July 2018  

 
 

EVERY JAMES BOND MOVIE IN ONE PLAY COMES TO KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 8th July 2018

FROM SEAN CONNERY TO DANIEL CRAIG AND GOLDFINGER

One Man Bond: Every Bond Movie In 60 Minutes
Tuesday 17th-Thursday 19th July 9pm
Kings Arms £8-£10

Brian Gorman, of Joy Division play New Dawn Fades fame, brings a wild variety of James Bond ephemera to the Kings Arms as part of the GM Fringe. This solo show springs every single Bond to life, plus villains and even Ms Moneypenny, in an hour, as Ian Leslie discovers.

Full details here...

added 08 July 2018  

 
 

COMEDY, PARODY AND EDGAR ALLAN POE AT GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Star date: 7th July 2018

DARK, TWISTED AND SURREAL...PLUS DOCTOR AND THE MEDICS

Poezest
Wednesday 18th-Saturday 21st July
The Peer Hat, Manchester £8/£6

Poezest is a weird, gothic multi-media journey inspired by Edgar Allan Poe that's suitably dark twisted, surreal and comic, as Ian Leslie discovers. It's written by The Fall collaborator, Mike Bennett, and stars Clive Jackson of Doctor and the Medics.

Full details here...

added 07 July 2018  

 
 

‘BONKERS’ PLANNING DECISION SEES SALFORD COUNCIL APPROVE UNAFFORDABLE FLATS BUT REJECT AFFORDABLE FLATS

Star date: 6th July 2018

CANON GREEN COURT DEVELOPMENT THROWN INTO UNCERTAINTY AS COUNCILLOR SLATES 'BONKERS' PLANNING DECISION

At yesterday's planning panel of Salford City Council, councillors approved plans for almost 300 private rent flats in Lower Broughton, and then rejected plans from Salix Homes for over 100 affordable rent flats at Canon Green Court.

Councillor Peter Wheeler, addressing the panel, said the decision was "bonkers". It had, of course, nothing to do with Fred Done and Urban Splash developments nearby.

Full details here... 

added 06 July 2018  

 
 

SAVE SALFORD NURSERIES CAMPAIGN PICKETS TORY MINISTER MANCHESTER VISIT

Star date: 5th July 2018

NURSERIES CAMPAIGN PICKETS MIDLAND HOTEL AS GOVERNMENT MINISTERS ARRIVE FOR CHILDREN'S CONFERENCE

This afternoon, members of the Save Salford Nurseries campaign picketed The Midland Hotel in Manchester where Damien Hinds, Secretary of State for Education and his junior minister Nadhim Zahawi were speaking at a national conference of children's service directors.

Zahawi met with nursery campaigners at Parliament a few months ago and promised a statement and support but nothing has been heard since – so this was a visual reminder for him.

Full details here...

added 05 July 2018  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER HOLDS DAY OF ACTION AGAINST TGI FRIDAYS

Star date: 5th July 2018

SALFORD TRADE UNIONISTS JOIN ACTION AGAINST TGI FRDAYS

Yesterday, TGI Fridays outlets around the country were hit by protests about the company taking 40% of card tips off staff, which the trade union Unite states is going to subsidise 'their own poor pay policies'.

"We just want people to be aware of what's going on in these kind of places" said John Catterall, a Salford trade unionist from Greater Manchester Unite Community who joined the protest at Prestwich TGI Fridays.

Full details here...

added 05 July 2018  

 
 

SALFORD SEES HIGHEST HOUSE PRICE RISE IN NORTH OF ENGLAND SINCE 2000

Star date: 4th July 2018

270% HOUSE PRICE RISE IN SALFORD SINCE 2000 PUTS CITY IN TOP 10 PROPERTY HOTSPOTS OUTSIDE LONDON

Property prices in Salford have risen by 269.5%, from an average £42,271 to £156,190, since the turn of the century, putting the city in the top ten hotspots in the country, outside of London, and top in the north of England.

The research, by online estate agents HouseSimple.com based on Land Registry statistics, shows a tale of two cities in Salford, with booming property prices on one hand and an affordable housing crisis on the other.

Full details here...

added 04 July 2018  

 
 

FREE BUS TRAVEL FOR 16-18 YEAR OLDS IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 4th July 2018

FREE BUS TRAVEL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE THIS WEEKEND AS ONEBUS LAUNCHED

Yesterday, OneBus, a 'unified bus collective' of all 18 commercial bus companies across Greater Manchester, was launched at Media City in Salford. The companies state that OneBus will lead to an improved ticketing and pricing system, and to mark the launch, all 16-18 year olds in the area who have a Get Me There Card will be able to travel free on buses this weekend, 7th and 8th July...

Full details here...

added 04 July 2018  

 
 

NO SOCIAL RENT HOUSING BUILT IN SALFORD AND JUST 15 SECTION 106 HOUSES GAINED

Star date: 3rd July 2018

AS UNAFFORDABLE PROPERTY BOOMS SALFORD GAINS ALMOST NOTHING

Latest figures published by the Government for 2016/17 show that no social rent housing was built in Salford, while just 15 houses were gained through Section 106 agreements – all of which were either for the more expensive 'affordable' rent or shared ownership.

This is just more proof of how Salford City Council planning policies are failing miserably. Meanwhile, the City Mayor is a top candidate for Private Eye's 'Pseuds Corner'.

Full details here...

added 03 July 2018  

 
 

AS MOORLAND FIRES RAGE, CALLS FOR ‘CRIMINAL’ GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR TO STOP WOOD EMISSIONS

Star date: 2nd July 2018

POLLUTION FROM MOORLAND FIRES UNDERLINES CALLS FOR WOOD BURNING CONTROLS

"It appears criminal that our leaders intend to pollute Greater Manchester's air even more with incinerated wood and waste emissions" Clean Air Group

As fires continue to rage across Greater Manchester moorland and beyond, Trafford's Breathe Clean Air Group has written an open letter to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, and the leaders of the ten GM Councils, including Salford, warning of the dangers of biomass heat and power systems, and calling on them to declare Greater Manchester a biomass free zone.

The Group argues that the toxic fumes given off by the moors fires are similar to those emitted from biomass plants and home wood burners, which a Swedish study has shown causes asthma and increases the risk of heart disease and dementia.

Full details here...

added 02 July 2018  

 
 

SAVE SALFORD NURSERIES FUN DAY SENDS SERIOUS MESSAGE

Star date: 1st July 2018

BUILE HILL PARK FUN DAY HUGE SUCCESS

Hundreds of people turned out to support the Save Salford Nurseries Fun Day at Buile Hill Park today, which featured kids' entertainment, stalls, toys and a car boot sale.

"This was to raise awareness and funds for the nurseries campaign and hopefully get the word out there that we need to save these nurseries" said campaigner Martin Rosenfield, while fellow activist Maybo Chiu added "We need to keep fighting now, not at the end of September next year when it's going to be too late..."

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added 01 July 2018  

 
 

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF NORTHERN CARNIVAL AGAINST THE NAZIS SEES GIG AND EVENT

Star date: 1st July 2018

MAJOR CELEBRATION OF NORTHERN CARNIVAL WITH GIG, FILMS, EXHIBITION AND TALKS

On July 15th 1978, thousands of people marched through Manchester to Alexandra Park for the seminal Northern Carnival Against The Nazis, with Steel Pulse, Exodus, China Street and the Buzzcocks.

Forty years later, the event is being celebrated on Saturday 14th July between noon and 5pm at Manchester Central Library with an afternoon of films, talks and an exhibition, followed by a Love Manchester Music Hate Racism gig at Night People on Princess Street. Is it all still relevant? You bet!

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added 01 July 2018  

 
 

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