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SALFORD CITY CLITHEROE

Star date: 31st August 2010 

Salford City 2 Clitheroe 3

REF AND LINER RUIN SALFORD'S PERFECT FIGHTBACK

Another fantastic fightback by Salford City, clawing their way back from two goals down, was spoiled by a shocking referee's decision in injury time when a Clitheroe player, clearly a yard offside, was allowed to race clear of the Salford defence as the liner kept his flag down.

`Are you betting on the game?' sang the Salford fans in tribute to the Pakistan cricket team scandal…

Full shameful story here…

added 31 August 2010  

 
 

SHOOTING IN SALFORD

Star date: 30th August 2010  

INVISIBLE BULLETS

Hot on the heels of the fab Bog Standard movie, shot on location in the old Colgate soap factory in Ordsall, comes Invisible Bullets a mad wild west adventure set in a back yard.

This really short off its face film has been entered for The Virgin Media Shorts Awards and everyone in Salford can help the film makers win the chance to show Invisible Bullets in 214 cinemas nationwide.

Click here to see how to support one mad movie…

added 30 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD FA CUP TRIUMPH

29th August 2010 

FA Cup Preliminary Round
Salford City 2 Chorley 1

SALFORD CITY GO MARCHING ON

No-one gave Salford City a chance against top of the table unbeaten Chorley but the Ammies brushed the Lancs big spenders back into their wallets in an FA Cup tie that had everything – a missed penalty, a sending off, a dodgy 'keeper, a last minute dramatic winner and, of course, a punch.

Full glory story here…

added 29 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD CITY PRESCOT CABLES

Star date: 25th August 2010 

SALFORD UNPLUG CABLES TO SPARK FA CUP BID

Prescot Cables 1 Salford City 2

Salford City beat Prescot Cables on their own cabbage patch of a pitch last night to get confidence soaring before Saturday's big FA Cup tie at home to big spenders Chorley.

It's going to be the Arsenal of the Evo-Stik League v the Chelsea of the Evo-Stik.

Full story here…

added 25 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD CITY KICKS OFF

Star date: 19th August 2010 

Another Fifty Supporters Will Push Salford City To Next Level…

Salford City v Trafford
Saturday 21st August kick off 3pm
Moor Lane

As the big kick off looms this weekend for Salford City FC, chairman and manager Darren Quick says that another fifty paying supporters will be the difference between Salford's biggest footy team pushing for promotion or staying in the top ten of the league.

Read all about the big plans for the club, where Manchester United and Fred Done fit in, and how the community can play its part to put Salford City on the map…

Click here…

added 19 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD ICON DEMOLITION FOR MEDIACITYUK

Star date: 18th August 2010 
A Salford Star Exclusive

PLANS TO DEMOLISH SALFORD CENTRAL MISSION ON SITE FOR OASIS ACADEMY MEDIACITYUK

"I'm not prepared to accept this (Academy planning proposal) unless there's a very clear commitment that the building will not be demolished" Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member Planning Feb 2007

One of Salford's most iconic buildings is to be demolished under plans unveiled yesterday for the new Oasis Academy MediaCityUK high school at Salford Quays.

Central Salford Mission, also known as Salford Central United Reform Church (URC), was labelled "the most important building in Salford" by objectors at an original planning meeting for the school three years ago…

For full story and visual plans click here…

added 18 August 2010  

 
 

STEVE BROOMHEAD NWDA GAY TEXT

Star date: 16th August 2010 
A Salford Star Exclusive

BAD TASTE ELTON JOHN JOKE BY NWDA CHIEF EXEC

Steve Broomhead, Chief Executive of the North West Development Agency - which has championed gay rights and campaigned against homophobia over the past few years - has been caught texting a gay joke about Elton John.

The £196,000 a year NWDA chief has already received a formal warning for sending a `Paki' joke by text but this is the first time his gay joke text has come to light.

Will Steve Broomhead be sacked? And why isn't the Gay and Lesbian Foundation furious?

Click here for the full story (not for the easily offended)…

added 15 August 2010  

 
 

MEDIACITYUK JOBS IN SALFORD

Star date: 15th August 2010 

MEDIACITYUK JOBS AT LAST!

Yep, with around £500million of public money that we reckon will be invested into MediaCityUK, we have finally found some jobs for Salford people…

Directing Children's TV? Nope. Presenting the BBC Breakfast show, given that no-one in London seems to want to move here? Nah. Match of the Day pundit? No chance! So where are these MediaCityUK jobs?

Click here to find out…

added 15 August 2010  

 
 

VALENTINES DAY IN SALFORD

Star date: 15th August 2010 

SALFORD'S AMATEUR RUGBY CUP FINAL

Anticipation is high for the local amateur match of the year. Folly Lane take on Irlam Hornets for the famous Valentines Cup at the Willows this Wednesday.

The Valentines Cup is one of the oldest trophies in rugby league and an eager crowd is expected for the final, as Gareth Lyons reports…

More details here…

added 15 August 2010  

 
 

SUPER SALFORD SATURDAY

Star date: 15th August 2010

CHIMNEY POTS ROCK

The sun appeared, the crowds came out and the stage rocked with fresh Salford talent as Seedley and Langworthy's annual festival went Super Salford Saturday...

More details and photos here..

 

added 15 August 2010  

 
 

SUPER SALFORD SATURDAY

Star date: 12th August 2010 

Super Salford Saturday
Chimney Pot Park 12-4pm
14th August 2010 Free

This Saturday afternoon, Langworthy's Chimney Pot Park hosts a top festival of fun with everything from a Mini Olympics, to a climbing wall, a tea party, kids' rides and games and a massive celebration of local talent, including rappers, bands, singers, dancers and the Music Without Borders Choir live on stage. The Salford Star will also have a stall there, along with loads of other community groups.

Full line up and details here…

added 12 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD MISFITS GET THE RAP

Star date: 10th August 2010  

A summer of Salford rap begins this weekend when The Misfits, featuring Briggzy, appear at Super Salford Saturday at Chimney Pot Park in Langworthy.

We caught up with the cream of Salford's rappers as they shot a new video in Worsley Woods.

Full story here…

added 10 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD YMCA AWARDS

Star date: 10th August 2010 

YMCA Training in Salford celebrated the achievements of its learners at the Masonic Hall in Swinton last week, as young people collected certificates in everything from tractor driving to child care to film making

Full story here… 

added 10 August 2010  

 
 

PEACE IN SALFORD

Star date: 10th August 2010

FROM SWINTON TO NAGASAKI

On the anniversary of Nagasaki yesterday, Salford CND and supporters met at the rain-drenched cenotaph in Swinton to remember the devastating, world- changing, dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago. But where was the Mayor of Salford? asks Suzi Hoffmann.

Click here for full story…

added 10 August 2010  

 
 

TRAFFORD CENTRE TAKE OVER

Star date: 8th August 2010

SALFORD INVASION OF THE ORIENT

Salford's women are being urged to take over The Trafford Centre at 10pm on Saturday 25th September. Is it a response to the dodgy policies in Salford's green belt of Trafford Centre owners, Peel Holdings?

Full details here…

added 08 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Star date: 5th August 2010 

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FOR THE GREAT SALFORD COUNCIL ACCOUNTS SHOW!!!

Yep, it's time for the great annual opening up of Salford City Council's Accounts…From now until 27th August anyone who is resident in Salford can inspect Salford Council's books.  And you can ask to see virtually anything you feel like looking at…

So, do you want to know how the Council has spent £13million in Lower Broughton? Need to get details of how the City Council is putting £28.7million (believe it!) into the Salford City Reds stadium? Are you dying to find out all about Council fat cats? It's all there waiting to be gawped at.

Roll up! Roll up!!! It's your once a year opportunity to get down with Salford's draft accounts…

Full details here…

added 05 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD RETURN FOR RACECOURSE

Star date: 4th August 2010

NO TURN UNSTONED
Racecourse Hotel
Littleton Road
Saturday 7th August Free

The top night, No Turn Unstoned returns to the Racecourse this Saturday with an open mic mix of music, comedy, poetry and tall tales that aren't for the easily offended…

Click here for more details…

added 04 August 2010  

 
 

SALFORD PLAY DAY

Star date: 4th August 2010

LIGHT OAKS PLAY DAY
Light Oaks Park
Saturday 7th August 12-5pm Free

Loads of free children's activities are taking place in Light Oaks Park this Saturday, from face painting to archery and circus skills and rides.

Click here for details…

added 04 August 2010  

 
 

GREAT SALFORD SWIM SCANDAL

Star date: 2nd August 2010 

£50,000 FOR SALFORD QUAYS SWIMMING WHILE CHARGES IMPOSED AT LOCAL POOLS

As Salford Council re-imposes charges for old and young people at the city's swimming pools blaming government spending cuts, it's sponsoring the British Gas Great Salford Swim to the tune of £50,000 – the equivalent of 33,333 free swims for local kids.

Meanwhile, at Salford Quays where the Great Swim is to take place, local youngsters are subject to annual dispersal orders…

Full story here…

added 02 August 2010  

 
 

CALLING SALFORD CHILDREN

1st August 2010 

NO STRESS SUMMER IN SALFORD

The NSPCC's ChildLine is urging all young people in Salford to call its special helpline to help with any problems over the summer holidays – from loneliness to bullying, to abuse or family problems.

The confidential helpline can be called on 0800 1111 or there's a nifty website with advice and games at www.childline.org.uk

Further details here…

added 01 August 2010  

 
 

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