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SALFORD HILL TOP MOSS SELL OFF PROTEST HUGE SUCCESS

Star date: 31st August 2014

SECRET SALFORD COUNCIL OPEN LAND SELL OFF DRAWS MAFIA COMPARISONS

"It's just shocking what they're getting away with, there's no accountability with these people" Shirley Jones, resident

Over 150 people this afternoon marched through Blackleach Country Park to protest against the proposed sell off of Hill Top Moss open land by Salford Council to developers Redwaters. Residents and supporters are angry that the sale has been shrouded in secret deals and are furious that the Council is not telling them what's going on...

"They're like the Mafia" said campaigner Margaret Kehoe.

Full details here...

added Sunday, August 31, 2014  

 
 

FORTY PER CENT OF SALFORD WOMEN EARN LESS THAN LIVING WAGE FOR PART TIME WORK

Star date: 31st August 2014

40% OF PART TIME WOMEN WORKERS IN SALFORD EARN LESS THAN LIVING WAGE

New TUC analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library paints a dire picture of low paid, part time work for women across the region. In Salford, over forty per cent of women working part time earn less than the Living Wage of £7.45 per hour – this despite Salford being lauded for becoming a `Living Wage City'.

"In-work poverty is growing throughout the North West and it's often women that bear the brunt of low pay" says North West TUC Regional Secretary Lynn Collins.

Full details here...

added Sunday, August 31, 2014  

 
 

WALKDEN HILL TOP MOSS SELL OFF SALFORD FAMILY PROTEST

Star date: 30th August 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL OPEN SPACE SELL OFF PROTEST

"Help us to shout out from Salford's highest point to the whole of Salford and beyond, our disgust at what they're doing to our city" Shirley

Family Protest March
Sunday 31st August noon
Hill Top Road, Walkden

Hill Top Moss in Walkden, part of Blackleach Country Park, is about to be flogged off to developers by Salford City Council in what residents have uncovered is yet another secret deal. Tomorrow, Sunday August 31st, they have organised a Family Protest March at noon, and are encouraging everyone to bring children and dogs to have a walk around... "Let us show you what they are planning to take off us"

Full details here...

added Saturday, August 30, 2014  

 
 

AUSTERITY WRECKS LIVES MARCH THROUGH MANCHESTER

Star date: 30th August 2014

SALFORD PEOPLE URGED TO JOIN ANTI GOVERNMENT MARCH

Austerity Wrecks Lives March and Rally
Saturday 6th September 11am-1:30pm
Castlefield Arena, Manchester

Salford trade unionists, campaigners and anyone from the community who does not agree with ConDem Government policies that are hitting the poorest in society are being urging to join an Austerity Wrecks Lives march and rally next Saturday 6th September. The event is being backed by the TUC and a host of local trade unions.

Full details here...

added Saturday, August 30, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL IN HIGH COURT OVER CUTS TO SPECIALIST TRANSPORT SERVICE

Star date: 29th August 2014

HIGH COURT ORDERS SALFORD COUNCIL TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SPECIALIST TRANSPORT

`Failure to assess...Flawed consultation... Breach of equality duty...'

After lobbies of Salford Council, rallies, petitions, a call-in and protests, lawyers from Irwin Mitchell, representing Michael Robson, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, are taking Salford Council to the High Court next Thursday for a judicial review into the cuts for specialist transport for people with severe disabilities.

In the meantime, Salford Council has been ordered by the High Court to continue to provide the transport which should have been cut from today.

Full details here...

added Friday, August 29, 2014  

 
 

FRACKING COMPANY CUADRILLA TRIES TO CENSOR THE WORLD BUT FAILS IN THE HIGH COURT

Star date: 28th August 2014

FRACKING COMPANY TRIES TO BAN EVERYONE IN THE WORLD FROM GOING TO LITTLE PLUMPTON

"It's laughable that they can ban everyone in the world from having any sort of voice" Bez

Even a High Court judge at Manchester Civil Justice Centre smiled as Cuadrilla and fellow claimants tried to ban everyone in the world who might be opposed to fracking from going to land in Little Plumpton – or `encouraging or instructing' anyone to do so via social media. 

The injunction to try and stop anti-fracking protests in Lancashire, if applied, could have dire consequences for the upcoming fight against fracking in Salford.

Full details here...

added Thursday, August 28, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR INSISTS SALFORD REDS SCANDAL WAS A PAPERWORK ERROR

Star date: 28th August 2014

`PAPERWORK ERROR' - BY FLYING PIGS?

Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, put out a statement yesterday afternoon about the Audit Report into the scandal surrounding secret match day subsidies of up to £164,000 for the Salford City Reds/Salford Red Devils, and the subsequent Audit Committee meeting which whitewashed its results.

The Mayor insisted that it was just "errors made in the completion of the paperwork". Today the Salford Star responds...

Full details here...

added Thursday, August 28, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR SCANDAL WHITEWASH OVER SALFORD CITY REDS REPORT

Star date: 27th August 2014

OUTRAGE, DISMAY AND DISAPPOINTMENT AS LABOUR COUNCILLORS RESCUE MAYOR

"It's a very dark day for Salford City Council and for those people who rely on the services that are being taken away from them" Steven North UNISON

Six Labour councillors rescued Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart today as they blocked any attempts to hold an Independent Inquiry into Salford Council's secret subsidising of Salford City Reds/Salford Red Devils up to a cost of £164,000.

The Salford Council Audit Committee comprised nine people, six Labour councillors, who voted to accept an internal report, and Conservative councillor, Robin Garrido, and two independent residents who voted against accepting what is seen as a whitewash.

Before the meeting there was a lively anti-cuts demonstration, and the Salford Star made history by staging the first ever live broadcast from a Salford Council meeting.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, August 27, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD STAR LIVE BROADCAST FROM SALFORD COUNCIL

Star date: 27th August 2014

ROLL UP, ROLL UP... FOR THE CIRCUS OF DEMOCRATIC HORRORS!

Today is an historic day as Salford Star does the first ever live stream broadcast from a Salford Council meeting. And what a meeting it will be, as Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, and co get a grilling about secret deals worth tens of thousands of pounds with Salford City Reds, plus the capers of former Strategic Director Martin Vickers and more.

So, roll up, roll up for the Circus of Democratic Horrors that is Salford City Council - just click on this link from 9am-ish and let the `fun' begin...

http://bambuser.com/channel/salfordstar  

For more details click here...

added Wednesday, August 27, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR DAY OF DESTINY OVER SALFORD REDS SCANDAL

Star date: 26th August 2014

EXPECT A WHITEWASH FROM SALFORD COUNCIL AUDIT COMMITTEE

Tomorrow morning Salford Council's Audit and Accounts Committee will discuss the internal audit report which revealed the scandal of former Strategic Director Martin Vickers authorising up to £164,000 subsidies to Marwan Koukash's Salford City Reds (now Salford Red Devils), weeks before he left the Council and got a job with the rugby club - all done with the knowledge and agreement of Salford Mayor Ian Stewart.

The conclusion of the audit report was a whitewash, so expect a probable whitewash tomorrow – but will members of the Audit Committee ask the right questions? Here we give them a hand...

Full details here...

added Tuesday, August 26, 2014  

 
 

BATTLE OF BEXLEY SQUARE PLAQUE MISSING

Star date: 25th August 2014

WHO'S NICKED OUR PLAQUE?

The bright red plaque attached to the old Salford Town Hall commemorating The Battle of Bexley Square has disappeared. The plaque, which was finally put up on the building only three years ago, reminds people of the 1931 police assault on unemployed protesters demanding a better life.

"Most people are outraged" said Lincoln, proprietor at the Deli Lama Cafe on the corner of Bexley Square which was today celebrating its second birthday.

More details here...

added Monday, August 25, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD UNITES TO CHALLENGE BENEFIT SANCTIONS

Star date: 24th August 2014

VICIOUS BENEFIT SANCTIONS CHALLENGED BY UNITE COMMUNITY BRANCH

`789,000 UK families affected by Benefit Sanctions in the last 12 months'

Salford Unite Community Branch has its first meeting on Friday 5th September at the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre in Eccles – and the key subject is going to be How to Challenge Benefit Sanctions.

The Unite Community Branch, backed by Unite the union, insists that by challenging the ConDem Government's vicious policy it can be made unworkable. And, that by challenging it, people cannot have their benefits affected and it may even get their money back.

Full details here...

added Sunday, August 24, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD’S GOT TALONS AND COSTA DEL SALFORD SAFARI

Star date: 24th August 2014

WHO'S THE BOSS OF THE MOSS? NOT PEEL HOLDINGS AND IGAS!

Salford's Got Talons
Saturday 30th August 10am-2pm
Meet Moss Farm, Cutnook Lane, Irlam

Costa Del Salford Nature Safari
Sunday 31st August 10am-1pm
Meet Pomona Metrolink Station

Next weekend, there's two great free events discovering rural Salford. On Saturday, Salford's Got Talons seeks out birds of prey on Chat Moss, while Sunday sees a safari to explore Kingfishers, Lapwings and more bird species on Salford Quays.

Full details here...

added Sunday, August 24, 2014  

 
 

KICK STARTING BARTON MOSS IN SALFORD

Star date: 23rd August 2014

MEETINGS, A TEA PARTY AND A MARCH AS SALFORD PREPARES FOR THE RETURN OF IGAS

As Salford braces itself for the return of IGas and a fracking application this autumn, there's a flurry of meetings, launches, a People's Climate March and even a Barton Moss Reunion SolidariTEA Party in the coming month.

It all starts this Thursday, 28th August, 7pm at the Nag's Head in Irlam, with an Irlam and Cadishead Frack Free meeting to discuss upcoming activity.

Full details here...

added Saturday, August 23, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD CITY MAYOR TO FACE PROTEST OVER SALFORD RED DEVILS SCANDAL

Star date: 22nd August 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

BRING SALFORD MAYOR TO JUSTICE SAY CITY'S MOST VULNERABLE

"Salford is being dragged to its knees…those who turned a blind eye should be brought to justice" Noreen

Parents and carers of severely disabled adults have called a demonstration against Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, after learning that he secretly authorised subsidies for Salford Red Devils while making massive cuts to their services.

At a meeting held last night in Swinton, a demonstration was called for Wednesday 27th August 8am-10am outside Salford Civic Centre – before the Council's Audit Committee meets to discuss the report which brought the Mayoral scandal to light.

Full details here…

added Friday, August 22, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR SCANDAL AS ANTI CUTS CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND ANSWERS

Star date: 21st August 2014

SALFORD REDS OR SALFORD'S VULNERABLE?

Tonight, parents and carers of those severely disabled people who have had their transport to day centres axed are meeting in "a last attempt to keep our transport". 

Campaigners will be demanding answers as to why hundreds of thousands of pounds of Salford Council money has been diverted to Salford City Reds/Salford Red Devils rugby club while services for vulnerable people are being axed. Meanwhile an online petition calling for Salford Mayor Ian Stewart to resign has been launched.

Full details here...

added Thursday, August 21, 2014  

 
 

MASSIVE PUBLIC MONEY SCANDAL ROCKS SALFORD COUNCIL WITH CITY MAYOR AT THE CENTRE

Star date: 20th August 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SCANDAL REVEALED AS SALFORD CITY REDS GIVEN SECRET WADS OF PUBLIC MONEY... NOW SALFORD CITY MAYOR MUST RESIGN

A complicated web of secret financial deals involving former Salford Council Strategic Director, Martin Vickers, Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart, Salford Red Devils owner, Marwan Koukash and Peel Holdings has finally been revealed in an incredible internal investigation by top Council officers.

Salford Council, authorized by Martin Vickers and with the Mayor's knowledge, agreed to hand Salford City Reds (now called Salford Red Devils) up to £164,000 in match day income from its Stadium – just weeks before Vickers took a job with the rugby club. The `informal' decision to subsidise Salford Reds was kept secret and never published, against Salford Council's own legal constitution.

The investigation report states that the City Mayor has "Primary legal and strategic responsibility for the operational management of the Council". Now Ian Stewart should resign, and a full Public Inquiry and police investigation into possible misuse of public money must be held.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, August 19, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR ATTEMPTS TO FLOUT NEW PRESS FREEDOM LAW

Star date: 19th August 2014

SALFORD COUNCIL TRIES TO CENSOR FILMING OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Just ten days ago the Government brought in new laws allowing the filming of all public council meetings – but Salford Council is already attempting to flout the ruling.

Yesterday the Council and Salford Mayor Ian Stewart issued a declaration stating that anyone filming proceedings will have to `refrain' from editing anything "that may ridicule or show lack of respect" – with the Council and Mayor being the judge and jury on this.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, August 19, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MEDIACITYUK RADIOACTIVE WATER PROTEST

Star date: 18th August 2014

BANNER PROTEST AGAINST 884,000 GALLONS OF RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WATER DUMPED IN SHIP CANAL

As part of a day of action by environment group Reclaim The Power, today a huge banner was unfurled and hung from the footbridge at MediaCityUK which stated `884,000 Gallons of Radioactive Fracking Water Dumped Here'.

The toxic water had been pumped into the Manchester Ship Canal by United Utilities and originally came from the Cuadrilla fracking site in Fylde. Cuadrilla's HQ in Blackpool and the IGas HQ in London were also occupied today as part of a national day of action against fracking in the UK.

Full details here...

added Monday, August 18, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD CITY FC SEE RED WITH THE CLASS OF ‘92

Star date: 17th August 2014

AMMIES GO ALL MANCHESTER UNITED

Salford City 4 Scarborough Athletic 1

In the end Salford City ran out easy winners over Scarborough in the first game since the Class of '92 took over the Evo-Stik First Division One North club. But it's what's happening off the pitch that's setting fans and ex-fans talking…

…The change to Manchester United colours, the absence of any reference to Salford on the shirts and the motives for rocketing the team up the leagues…

Full details and match report here…

added Sunday, August 17, 2014  

 
 

STAR INN PUB SALFORD GETS MINISTERIAL VISIT

Star date: 17th August 2014
 
FIVE YEARS OF THE STAR INN SEES PUBS MINISTER VISIT

As Broughton's Star Inn approaches its fifth anniversary, this week Kris Hopkins, Minister for Pubs, dropped in for a pint declaring "I'm privileged to come here".

The Star, on Back Hope Street, was the first co-operatively owned urban pub in the country and members met Hopkins to discuss the challenges and successes of a community run boozer.

Full details here…

added Sunday, August 17, 2014  

 
 

FESTIVAL IN THE PARK HIGHER BROUGHTON SALFORD

Star date: 16th August 2014
 
MANDLEY PARK LIVE ACTS, FAIRGROUND AND SPORTS FUN

Festival In The Park
Sunday 24th August noon-5pm
Mandley Park, Higher Broughton

Live bands and acts, including belly dancing from Zahara, the urban gypsies, and the sounds of UB40 from Homegrown, plus sports, stalls and a fairground with all rides only 50p make up a packed day of activities at a special Festival In The Park next Sunday afternoon in Higher Broughton.

Full details here…

added Saturday, August 16, 2014  

 
 

DELI LAMA CAFÉ SALFORD CELEBRATES SECOND BIRTHDAY WITH REGGAE DAY

Star date: 16th August 2014

REGGAE LAMA AT DELI LAMA

Reggae Lama
Monday 25th August 3pm-late
Deli Lama

Deli Lama Café in Bexley Square is celebrating getting its alcohol licence and two years of serving up top food and drink, music and theatre nights, art exhibitions and markets with a Reggae Lama event on August Bank Holiday Monday.

All afternoon and evening DJ Michael Holland will be pumping out old school and classic reggae, to accompany classic Caribbean food.

Full details here…

added Saturday, August 16, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL BAILS OUT RUGBY STADIUM WITH ANOTHER HUGE LOAN

Star date: 15th August 2014

CASH STRAPPED COUNCIL STADIUM LOANS NOW TOP £1MILLION

Salford Council has agreed another £275,000 loan to its joint venture AJ Bell Stadium, home of Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks. This comes on top of a £205,000 loan earlier this year and £600,000 worth of loans last year.

The £1million worth of loans to keep the Stadium afloat are in addition to a £22million loan when it was built with partner Peel Holdings.

Full details here...

added Friday, August 15, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL PAID £6000 FOR FAT CAT MANAGEMENT ADVICE

Star date: 14th August 2014

FAT CAT REVOLVING DOOR ADVICE COST COUNCIL £6000

Cash-strapped Salford Council paid £6,109 to a consultant to advise on senior management changes during the period when Chief Executive Barbara Spicer left her post and Jim Taylor arrived in the similar role as Head of Paid Services.

Spicer got a £93,000 pay off, while her deputy, Strategic Director Martin Vickers, also left and walked almost straight into a job at Salford City Reds with a £78,817 pay-off from the Council. The Salford Star understands that an auditor's report on the Vickers affair will be published shortly.

Full details here…

added Thursday, August 14, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD MAYOR’S HOUSE BLOCKADED BY ANTI CUTS PROTESTERS

Star date: 12th August 2014

POLICE CALLED TO MAYOR'S HOUSE AS CAMPAIGNERS MAKE A STAND AGAINST `MOST OUTRAGEOUS CUT OF ALL'

"If my son had to get a bus, he'd probably end up under it!" mother of disabled adult

Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, got a taste of what it's like to have no transport early this morning, as campaigners against cuts to transport for people with disabilities took the fight to his own front door, blockading the pavement outside his house.

"In a long line of cuts that the Council have made, this is the worst one, it's the most outrageous thing that they've done so far and it's wrecking the lives of families" said Paul Gerrard from Salford Against the Cuts.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, August 12, 2014  

 
 

WHY ISN’T SALFORD COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE ROBIN HOOD TAX?

Star date: 11th August 2014

OVER 60 COUNCILS SUPPORT ROBIN HOOD TAX – BUT NOT SALFORD!

Over sixty councils in the UK are backing the call for a Robin Hood Tax, including Manchester, Liverpool and even Nottinghamshire – but Salford still hasn't signed up.

The tiny 0.05% tax on big banker financial transactions would bring in £20billion to stop local council cuts and much more. Salfordian Sir Ben Kingsley has starred in a short film promoting the Tax. He knows how to stop Salford Council cuts – but does our Mayor and his fellow councillors?

Full details here…

added Monday, August 11, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD GIRL SHAVES HAIR FOR BRENDAN’S DAY

Star date: 10th August 2014

AMAZING GESTURE FOR CHRISTIE CHARITIES

16 year old Kaisha Fletcher yesterday had all her hair shaved off to raise much needed funds for The Christie, as promised to her brother Brendan who tragically died of cancer four years ago.

The head shave, performed by Lisa Bryan who herself has terminal cancer, was the moving centrepiece of a Brendan's Day community event at the Beacon Centre in Charlestown with bands, singers, dancers and stalls which also raised money for the Teenage Cancer Trust unit based at The Christie.

Full details and more photos here…

added Sunday, August 10, 2014  

 
 

SHOCKING £15BILLION ONE NORTH TRANSPORT SCHEME WELFARE CUT

Star date: 8th August 2014

WELFARE BUDGETS WILL BE CUT TO PAY FOR ONE NORTH PLAN

As the media, local politicians and business leaders cheered George Osborne's backing of the £15billion One North plan this week, most failed to mention the Chancellor's statement that it will come at a price – cuts to welfare budgets.

This has already been happening in Salford, which aims to benefit from the One North scheme – with funding for bridges, fountains and other prestige projects found at the expense of cuts to transport for disabled people and more.

Full story here…

added Friday, August 8, 2014  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE SLATED BY TRADE UNIONS OVER HORRENDOUS POLICING AT BARTON MOSS SALFORD

Star date: 7th August 2014  

POLICE COMMISIONER TONY LLOYD AGAIN UNDER FIRE FOR WEAK RESPONSE TO `BRUTAL POLICING' AT BARTON MOSS

"There are citizens in our county who…now find it impossible to trust any man or woman wearing the GMP badge" GMATUC

The Greater Manchester Association of Trade Councils (GMATUC) has written to Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester Crime and Police Commissioner, slating the GMP and expressing no confidence in its riot wing Tactical Aid Unit (TAU), during the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests in Salford. 

Calling on Lloyd to be more independent of the Chief Constable and to start prioritising human rights in the region, the withering GMATUC letter expresses disquiet over `horrendous' policing at Barton Moss, adding concerns about legitimate protest being "criminalised in an attempt to silence dissent".

Full details here…

added Thursday, August 7, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD STAR TO FILM SALFORD COUNCIL MEETINGS

Star date: 6th August 2014

NEW LAWS ALLOW FILMING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS

New press freedoms to film, record and photograph council meetings have been introduced today, after Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, signed a Parliamentary order allowing press and public to film and digitally report from all public meetings of local government bodies.

The Salford Star intends to begin a new YouTube video channel called Salford Council Inaction.

Full details here…

added Wednesday, August 6, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL DAILY BARTON MOSS INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS WITH IGAS, GMP AND PEEL HOLDINGS

Star date: 6th August 2014

HIGH LEVEL COLLLUSION BETWEEN SALFORD COUNCIL, IGAS, GMP AND PEEL HOLDINGS DURING ANTI-FRACKING PROTESTS

A `Memorandum of Understanding' obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows the high level of collusion between Salford Council, IGas, Greater Manchester Police, Peel Holdings and other organisations during the anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss – sharing intelligence, communications and branding.

The Memorandum also set out the level of force that the police were expected to use, which has led solicitor Simon Pook to question "the violent actions of Greater Manchester Police at Barton Moss".

Full details here…

added Wednesday, August 6, 2014  

 
 

£3.24 MILLION COST OF SALFORD COUNCIL SALIX HOMES BALLOT AND TRANSFER SET UP

Star date: 5th August 2014

STOCK TRANSFER COSTS ALMOST ENOUGH TO CLEAR SALFORD BACKLOG OF NON-DECENT HOMES

In a few weeks, Salix Homes tenants will be asked to vote on the transfer of their homes from ownership by Salford Council to ownership by Salix. As revealed by Salford Star last year, the cost of the pre-ballot stage, including marketing and consultants was over £1million.

Now the Star can reveal that the total cost for the transfer set-up is £3.24million – enough to almost wipe out the backlog of non-decent homes in the city.

Full details here…

added Tuesday, August 5, 2014  

 
 

THOUSANDS COULD LOSE HOMES IF SALFORD COUNCIL SALIX TRANSFER GOES AHEAD

Star date: 4th August 2014

A Salford Star Exclusive

IF TENANTS VOTE `YES' FOR SALIX, SOCIAL HOUSING COULD BECOME GHETTOES FOR THE POOR

In the midst of the cuts, Salford Council is currently spending £1million on consultants and costs associated with the ballot to transfer council houses over to Salix Homes. The £1million includes ten of thousands of pounds for bombarding Salix tenants with propaganda, urging them to vote `Yes'...

…However, what is not mentioned anywhere in the Salix publicity is two little paragraphs hidden away in the company's official Business Case. It's about possibly thousands of tenants losing their homes, as social housing in the city could become ghettoes for the poor...

Full details here…

added Monday, August 4, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIES FROM LANGWORTHY ROAD TO ORDSALL HALL

Star date: 3rd August 2014

WW1 APPS, TWEETS, EXHIBITIONS, TALKS AND ART

Salford is currently under a bombardment of World War One commemorative events and exhibitions, ranging from smart phone apps to today's tweeting poppies, to talks, events and art exhibitions.

From the anti-war movement to the barbaric front line, from the military hospital on Langworthy Road to the allotments at Ordsall Hall, Salford's part in WW1 is being uncovered and displayed in all sorts of ways.

Full details here…

added Sunday, August 3, 2014  

 
 

LESS THAN 200 LABOUR PARTY PEOPLE ELECT REBECCA LONG-BAILEY FOR SAFE SALFORD SEAT

Star date: 3rd August 2014

SALFORD LABOUR PARTY MP CANDIDATE CROWNED

After a controversial selection process, Rebecca Long-Bailey was yesterday crowned as Labour Party candidate for the next General Election, standing in the almost safe Salford and Eccles seat to replace the `retiring' Hazel Blears.

The Salford Star understands that Long-Bailey - backed by Mayor Ian Stewart - was elected with less than two hundred votes. The bitter campaign to virtually become Salford's next MP saw solicitors letters flying around the Labour Party and the resignation of the Council's spin doctor Matt Finnegan.

Full details here…

added Sunday, August 3, 2014  

 
 

SALFORD PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS TO STRIKE ON 14TH OCTOBER

Star date: 1st August 2014

SCHOOLS, COUNCIL OFFICES, LIBRARIES AND MORE SET TO SHUT IN 20% PAY CUT DISPUTE

Public sector unions, UNISON, GMB and Unite, have announced that over one million of their members are to take a further one day's strike action on Tuesday 14th October, in an escalation of their dispute over pay.

On 10th July thousands of public sector workers in Salford took industrial action as part of a national strike. Since 2010 pay in the public sector has been cut by 20% in real terms. As Unite's National Officer says "We need Fair Pay not Poverty Pay."

Full details click here…

added Friday, August 1, 2014  

 
 

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