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LANGWORTHY CORNERSTONE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH PAST AND FUTURE PARTY

Star date: 30th September 2016

CORNERSTONE CELEBRATES WITH FREE PARTY, PREMIERE, STALLS AND FOOD

Salford's Langworthy Cornerstone is celebrating being open for 15 years and community managed for ten years with a free 10/15 Party tomorrow Saturday 1st October, 10am-4pm.

The Party has a `Past and Future' theme, with the highlight being a screening of clips from 1599, a docu-drama film centred around a true Elizabethan story from Ordsall Hall, narrated by Christopher Eccleston, featuring Peter Hook and presented by Clare McGlinn. The day, which includes stalls, food, competitions and historical exhibitions, will also see the opening of an exhibition of portraits by artist Alexandra Campbell.

Full details here...

added Friday, September 30, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FLOOD MONEY SPENDING TO BE DECIDED BY THE COMMUNITY

Star date: 29th September 2016

FLOOD VICTIMS THEMSELVES TO DECIDE HOW £9,707 DONATIONS WILL BE SPENT

Flood victims in Lower Broughton are being given the chance to decide how funds totalling £9,707 generously donated though benefits and collections in the wake of the Boxing Day flood are to be spent.

Ideas so far have included a siren and an electronic flood warning board but anything that benefits the whole flood-hit community will be considered, with suggestions being taken until Friday 21st October.

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 29, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS FANS TO TAKE OVER HULL KR MILLION POUND GAME

Star date: 29th September 2016

SALFORD REDS FANS READY FOR THE `BIGGEST GAME IN HISTORY'

This Saturday, Salford Red Devils travel to Hull KR for the crunch Million Pound Game that will decide their Super League status. The Club has put on free travel for fans and, so far, 14 coaches and around 2,000 fans are heading to Humberside. And there's still more room.

"Everyone in Salford who cares about Rugby League should be in Hull on Saturday" writes Simon Williams "Our team needs us...it's the biggest game in our history..."

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 29, 2016  

 
 

THE FREE SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TONIGHT

Star date: 29th September 2016

THREE NIGHTS, TEN VENUES, OVER 70 ARTISTS, NO TICKETS, ALL FREE

"You've got to know how the Salford-ness works..." Ed Blaney

Tonight, the seventh Salford Music Festival kicks off with three nights of totally free music, featuring over seventy artists in ten venues all over the city.

Here we chat to founder, Ed Blaney, who says this year he's got the balance totally right, with everything from a Queer Party at The Crescent, to Salford Musical Youth at The Salford Arms on Saturday... "They are what the Festival is all about" he says "You've got to know how the Salford-ness works..."

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 29, 2016  

 
 

AFTER DOGS4US PROTESTS, SALFORD COUNCIL CONSULTS ON PET SHOP CLAMPDOWN

Star date: 28th September 2016

`CAUTIOUS WELCOME' FROM BOYCOTT DOGS4US AS COUNCIL LOOKS TO NEW PET SHOP LICENCE REGIME

After recent protests outside the Agecroft Road Dogs4Us store, Salford City Council is looking to clamp down on conditions in pet shops, and is consulting on new regulations for animal welfare.

This morning the Boycott Dogs4Us campaign gave the proposals a `cautious welcome' but added "We hope the Council...will take real action to prevent the sale of puppy farm dogs in Salford."

Full details here...

added Wednesday, September 28, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE BOSSES SACK PLAN TO SACK ALL FIREFIGHTERS

Star date: 27th September 2016

FIRE BOSSES WITHDRAW THREAT TO SACK FIREFIGHTERS

Last week the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority planned to sack 1,250 frontline firefighters in the area unless they agreed new unreasonable contracts. After a huge backlash, today fire bosses announced a u-turn and are withdrawing the notices.

"This is clearly a step forward" says Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union "It does not end the matters of disagreement between the FBU and the employer..."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, September 27, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY LEGACY MONEY GOES TO ICT CHAIR AND MANAGERS

Star date: 27th September 2016

£66,000 SALFORD NDC LEGACY MONEY SWALLOWED BY `GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT' – WHILE VOLUNTEERS GET £13.80

Last year, over three quarter of the Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities (NDC) legacy money was swallowed by `governance and management' for the self-created Inspiring Communities Together organisation.

Of the £81,000 NDC community legacy, £66,000 was used to pay a part-time Chair and managers – while the total amount paid to local community groups was nil, and volunteers got £13.80 between them.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, September 27, 2016  

 
 

OLIVERS YOUTH CLUB SALFORD TO SHUT AFTER 11 YEARS

Star date: 26th September 2016

YOUTH LEGACY FROM £53MILLION NDC PROJECT FORCED TO CLOSE

Oliver's Youth Club on Whit Lane, which is one of the few positive legacies from the hopelessly failed £53million Charlestown and Lower Kersal New Deal for Communities scheme, is to close.

At last week's East Salford Community Committee, youth worker Graham Cooper announced the closure of the eleven year old project saying "Oliver's Youth Club is being forced out...there is another loss of another facility in this area".

Full details here...

added Monday, September 26, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LADS CLUB PLAYS HOST TO AN EVENING WITH PETER HOOK

Star date: 25th September 2016

HOOKY COMES BACK TO ORDSALL

Substance: An Evening with Peter Hook
Saturday 15th October 8pm
Salford Lads' Club £10

Salford Lads' Club is to play host to Hooky who will be in-conversation talking about his early life with Joy Division and New Order, the recent Hacienda Classical nights and his much awaited third book, Substance: Inside New Order.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 25, 2016  

 
 

JOURNALISTS HIT THE BIG SCREEN VIA SALFORD AND MANCHESTER NUJ

Star date: 25th September 2016

HACKS AND FACTS AND FILMS

Four Pound Film Club
Three Minute Theatre, Affleck's Palace
Dates vary £4

The Manchester and Salford NUJ is trying to demystify the media industry via its Four Pound Film Club, which screens popular films followed by an open discussion. The next movie in its series is the classic comedy The Front Page, with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, showing this Thursday 29th September, 7:30pm at the Three Minute Theatre in Affleck's Palace. Non-NUJ members are welcome.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 25, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 SEES THREE FREE NIGHTS OF SHOWS

Star date: 25th September 2016

FROM THE SALFORD ARMS TO WANGIES BANDS PLAY FREE

7th Salford Music Festival
Thursday 29th September - Saturday 1st October
Various venues free

The 7th Salford Music Festival returns this week with over six dozen bands and DJs playing free in ten venues all over the city. Here, Ian Leslie picks out some highlights, from Shinny filming his Christmas single at the Salford Arms, to Death To The Strange at The Crescent, and Blaney plus guests at the Sacred Trinity Church.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 25, 2016  

 
 

STUDIO SALFORD DEVELOPMENT WEEK SEES FREE PLAYS AND CREATIVE HELP

Star date: 25th September 2016

Studio Salford Development Week
26th September - 2nd October

Salford's burgeoning arts scene celebrates with 'a buzzy week of new writing and workshops', starting tomorrow, 26th September. Over the course of a week, 25 pieces of new writing will be given a world premiere, plus an insight into script writing will be available for aspiring writers. Most events are free, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 25, 2016  

 
 

MANCHESTER MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS GIVES OUT THE LAST CHANCE MESSAGE

Star date: 24th September 2016

96 ELEPHANTS AND FOUR RHINOS A DAY BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR CRUEL TRADE

This afternoon, campaigners marched through Manchester city centre as part of a Global March to put pressure on delegates at this week's United Nations conference to finally stop the trade in ivory and horns which is seeing the mass slaughter of elephants and rhinos.

"If it doesn't happen now...it will be too late and the populations will have decreased so much that we won't be able to make a difference any more" said organiser Tiffani Lewsley, who works at Salford Media City.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 24, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD ICONS APPEAR AT DISSENTING ACADEMY STREET ART EXHIBITION

Star date: 24th September 2016

STREET ARTIST STEWY AT FUTURE ARTISTS STUDIOS CHAPEL STREET

Dissenting Academy
27th September-October 9th
Future Artists Studios free

Life sized stencil portraits of Salford icons Tony Wilson, John Cooper Clarke and Hooky will be appearing amongst other `eccentrics, misfits and forward thinkers' at a new exhibition by street artist, Stewy, starting on Tuesday 27th September at Future Artists Studios in Chapel Street. It's a chance to see the works, which normally pop up on public urban walls, all under one roof.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 24, 2016  

 
 

ENGELS BEARD `CYNICAL HIPSTER JOKE’ SCULPTURE UNVEILED AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Star date: 23rd September 2016

FRIEDRICH ENGELS DESERVES BETTER THAN `KITSCH JOKE'

Yesterday, Salford University unveiled its Engels' Beard sculpture outside the £55million New Adelphi arts campus. The five metre high sculpture is also a climbing wall, in what its creators explain is a `homage to Engels' legacy'

But Engels' Beard has been slammed as a `kitsch, ironic hipster beard joke that's gone too far', and an insult to the memory of the communist revolutionary who was the first to really document absolute poverty in Salford and Manchester.

Full details here...

added Friday, September 23, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FLOOD MEETING FAILS TO IMPRESS RESIDENTS

Star date: 23rd September 2016

SIRENS AND ACTION PLANS BUT LITTLE PROGRESS

At another stormy community meeting of Lower Broughton residents last night, flood victims heard of action plans, evacuation packs and river modelling that are all going to be put in place. But, nine months on from the Boxing Day flood, they were unimpressed by the complete lack of progress so far.

Meanwhile, Salford Council appears to be on collision course with the Environment Agency over a basic siren for the area which the Agency stated it won't pay for, maintain or manage.

Full details here...

added Friday, September 23, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD SHOPPING CITY TOWERBLOCK AN `EYESORE’ SAYS MAYOR

Star date: 22nd September 2016

BRIAR HILL COURT AN `EYESORE' AND A `BLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE'

Briar Hill Court, the towerblock that looms out of Salford Precinct with the words `Salford Shopping City' and a big red arrow down its side, has been branded an `eyesore' and `a blot on Salford's landscape' by Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett.

Is it an `eyesore' - or the only thing in the city with the word `Salford' actually left on it?

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 22, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL TO OPPOSE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS `AT ANY COST’

Star date: 22nd September 2016

PUTTING GRAMMAR SCHOOLS BACK IN SALFORD `DISGRACE'

As Theresa May tries to restore the grammar school education system to the UK, councillors were yesterday re-assured that Salford City Council would fight the Prime Minister.

Speaking at the full meeting of Salford City Council, City Mayor, Paul Dennett said that the grammar system "provides opportunities...for the well off in society...we oppose them at any cost within this city".

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 22, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CENTRAL FOODBANK IN CRISIS AS DEMAND OUTSTRIPS SUPPLY

Star date: 21st September 2016

CONCERNS THAT SALFORD FOODBANK RUNNING LOW ON SUPPLIES

Salford Central Foodbank, which has centres at Mocha Parade and at the Sanctuary near Dallas Court, is running out of supplies as demand for food parcels for the city's poor outstrips supply.

The Salford Foodbank is not getting as much food in as it's giving out due to massive demand over the past few weeks and manager, Mark Whittington, is urging Salford people to help out, adding "Our shelves have never looked emptier"...

Full details here...

added Wednesday, September 21, 2016  

 
 

AS 10,000 SIGN PETITION SALFORD COUNCIL TO MULL THREE WEEK BIN COLLECTIONS

Star date: 20th September 2016

SALFORD COUNCIL CABINET TO `CONSIDER' BIN PETITION

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to `Stop the black bins from being collected every 3 weeks!', and now the Salford City Council Cabinet is set to `consider' it just three months into the pilot scheme, which began in six areas of the city in July.

The petition's creator is to be invited to next week's Cabinet meeting to `make representations'.

Full details here...

added Tuesday, September 20, 2016  

 
 

EVERY FIREFIGHTER IN GREATER MANCHESTER TO BE SACKED

Star date: 19th September 2016

FIRE BRIGADES UNION `ASTONISHED' AT MASS SACKINGS

Fire and Rescue Service managers have announced plans to sack every frontline firefighter in the area, totalling 1250, states the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) – and only those who agree to new imposed conditions of service will get their jobs back.

"To start the process for dismissing firefighters to then simply re-engage them on an un-negotiated contract is really appalling" says Greater Manchester brigade secretary Gary Keary.

Full details here...

added Monday, September 19, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD APARTMENT BOOM MEANS ORDSALL WARD COULD BE SPLIT

Star date: 19th September 2016

ORDSALL OUTGROWS ITSELF WITH YUPPIE TAKEOVER

A new report from Salford City Council reveals that the Ordsall ward, which includes MediaCityUK and hundreds of new apartments, has become too big for its electoral boots and could be split.

"It is...expected that the Local Government Boundary Commission will initiate an electoral review of the Ordsall ward" states the report "particularly since the electorate level in Ordsall will increase further over time given ongoing development."

Full details here...

added Monday, September 19, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE FOR TRADE UNIONS AND ACTIVISTS

Star date: 18th September 2016

DEVO MANC – `OPPORTUNITY OR ELABORATE CON?'

Devolution Conference
Saturday September 24th 10:30am-5pm
Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester

Next Saturday there's a one day conference on Devolution, hosted by the Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils, which aims to "develop, a united nationwide grassroots response to the roll out of 'devolution' in its current proposed form". Some of the questions raised will be `Is Devo Manc a great opportunity or an elaborate con? And `What's in it for ordinary people? '

Full details here plus the Salford Star quick guide to GM Devolution...

added Sunday, September 18, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD TO LAUNCH AUTHENTIC NEW BRIDGEWATER CANAL BOAT

Star date: 18th September 2016

HAND BUILT 20FT `STARVATIONER' CANAL BOAT LAUNCHES THIS WEEK

This Friday sees the launch of a hand crafted canal boat inspired by the `starvationers' used in the mines and on the Bridgewater Canal back in 1761. The boat has been built by nine Salford men who have learnt traditional craft techniques to create it. To accompany the public launch there'll be singing, clog dancing and wood workshops.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 18, 2016  

 
 

GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS HITS MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th September 2016

HERD OF ELEPHANTS TO MARCH THROUGH MANCHESTER

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Saturday 24th September
11.30am All Saints Park, through Manchester centre to rally at Cathedral Gardens

Next Saturday, 24th September, Manchester city centre will see a herd of elephants sweep through as campaigners attempt to highlight the ever-increasing plight of endangered animals.

"With so few numbers left, and such a slow rate of reproduction, both elephants and rhinos are rapidly heading for extinction, unless action is taken to save them" explains organiser, Tiffani Lewsley, who works at Salford MediaCityUK.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 18, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS RELEGATION PERIL AS TEAM IGNORES FANS

Star date: 18th September 2016

DEVILS DISS SUPPORTERS AS BRONCOS BUCK UP

Salford Red Devils lost the last but one crucial qualifier, beaten 16-19 by London Broncos at the AJ Bell Stadium. While the crowd was well up on the previous week, supporters were annoyed that the team appeared to diss them at the end of the game.

"I have never seen the supporters not be acknowledged" said fan Carole "To be honest that hurts more than the scoreline".

Simon Williams checks the relegation fall-out here...

added Sunday, September 18, 2016  

 
 

DOGS4US SALFORD TARGETED ON PUPPY FARM AWARENESS DAY

Star date: 17th September 2016 

MANCHESTER AND SALFORD PROTESTS AGAINST PUPPY FARMS

For International Puppy Farm Awareness Day, this afternoon two protests took place targeting Dogs4Us, which has a store on Agecroft Road. The first protest was in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, where Aran Mathai, of BoycottDogs4Us, accused the company of "contributing to some of the worst animal welfare conditions in this country".

Later in the afternoon the protest moved to outside the Dogs4Us Salford store where campaigners chanted `Puppy killers', `Close down Dogs4Us' and `Blood on your hands'...

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 17, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CULTURE EMBRYO NIGHTS BACK AT THE KINGS ARMS

Star date: 17th September 2016

COMEDY, DRAMA, MUSIC AND MORE RETURN FOR EMBRYO NIGHTS

Embryo 85
Sunday 2nd October 7pm
Kings Arms £3 in advance

Embryo is a kind of cabaret of the weird, the wonderful and definitely the new as performers are handed the stage to try out virgin material before a live audience. It's been going for ten years and is well appetising, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 17, 2016  

 
 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HOLDS SUPPORT RALLY FOR MOHAMMED AL-ROKEN

Star date: 17th September 2016

MANCHESTER CITY FC AND MANCHESTER COUNCIL LINKS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS

Dr Mohammed al-Roken Birthday Party
Sunday 25th September 1pm-4pm
St Ann's Square, Manchester

Manchester City Council and Manchester City's links with the human rights abusing United Arab Emirates (UAE) will again be exposed next Sunday when a `birthday party' will be held in St Ann's Square, Manchester, for lawyer Dr Mohammed al-Roken, currently banged up in a cell for ten years after calling for democratic reform in the UAE.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 17, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD RED DEVILS REDUCE PRICES TO GET CROWD FOR LONDON BRONCOS

Star date: 16th September 2016

KIDS UP TO 17 FREE AND ADULTS FOR A TENNER TO SEE SALFORD

In Salford Red Devils' hour of need for major support, they've reduced prices for tomorrow's 3pm crunch match against London Broncos at the AJ Bell Stadium. Here Simon Williams previews this game with a review of the annihilation of Featherstone Rovers last week.

Preview and review here...

added Friday, September 16, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL DAMNING BOXING DAY FLOOD REPORT

Star date: 16th September 2016

LACK OF EMERGENCY PLANNING, RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATION DURING LOWER BROUGHTON FLOOD

"The incident has highlighted the lack of dedicated Emergency Planning resources within the Council"

The Salford Council report on the Boxing Day Flood that hit Lower Broughton has finally been published and is a damning indictment of the situation that residents found themselves in.

The report finds that police officers were giving incorrect information to residents; that information on vulnerable people was "difficult to access"; that there were too few resources to cope; that "some warnings were not issued"; and that "the real potential for a major incident wasn't communicated until it was too late". The report adds that "significant flood risk remains for this area"...

Full details here...

added Friday, September 16, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD FLOOD COMMUNITY MEETING CALLED FOR LOWER BROUGHTON

Star date: 15th September 2016 

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY, URBAN VISION AND COUNCILLORS TO FACE FLOOD HIT LOWER BROUGHTON COMMUNITY 

The East Salford Community Committee meeting for next Thursday 22nd September has been moved to River View Primary School to centre on a discussion on the Boxing Day Flood in Lower Broughton.

One national and one Greater Manchester report on the flood have already been released and a further report from Salford City Council has been released to certain people, although the community itself hasn't seen it yet.

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 15, 2016  

 
 

24 HOUR STRIKE TO SAVE THE PEOPLE'S POST OFFICE HITS SALFORD

Star date: 15th September 2016

JOBS CUTS, PENSION CUTS AND PRIVATISATION

Post Office services in Salford and nationally are being hit today as Communication Workers Union (CWU) members embark on a 24 hour strike against cuts to jobs and pensions, and the increasing privatisation of the Government run service. 

"It's the people at the lower end of society who need the Post Office to keep going" says CWU rep Mark Worthington "But they're cutting and cutting and cutting..."

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 15, 2016  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOMELESS DIG IN TO RESIST CO-OP EVICTION

Star date: 14th September 2016

SUPPORTERS RALLY TO RESIST DUCIE BRIDGE PUB EVICTION OF HOMELESS

Supporters of the homeless squat at the Ducie Bridge pub on Miller Street in Manchester gathered outside the property today to resist any attempt to evict the dozen or so people barricaded inside.

A possession order gained in court on Monday by the Co-op/NOMA meant the squatters had to leave by noon today. But the deadline came and went with no sign of the bailiffs but plenty of support for the campaigners...

Full details and photos here...

added Wednesday, September 14, 2016  

 
 

COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES AVOIDS OVER £700K IN SALFORD PLANNING FEES

Star date: 14th September 2016 

NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND £700K FEES AVOIDED IN WALKDEN HOUSING SCHEME

Countryside Properties is to, yet again, avoid paying full planning fees and providing affordable housing in its Walkden scheme for 123 properties on Holyoake Road, which goes before planning councillors tomorrow.

Countryside and its partner, M2A Developments, should be paying over £800,000 in fees and providing 10% affordable housing but will only be paying £100,000. Meanwhile, loads of residents and local politicians are objecting to the plans.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, September 14, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD CITY CLASS OF 92 BOOK INTRIGUE

Star date: 13th September 2016

CLASS OF VINCENT TAN? CLASS OF CORPORATE RAIDERS?

"I know people say I'm a control freak but I'm really not..." Gary Neville

Class of 92: Out of Our League
BBC Books £20

After the BBC reality schmaltz, Class of 92: Out Of Their League, comes the BBC book Class of 92: Out of Our League, in which old Man United pros tell of `Our journey back to the heart of the game'.

Surprisingly, at over 300 pages, the book isn't some shallow early Christmas crap strapped to the shirt tails of the vacuous documentary. Indeed, give or take a few Rhodri Giggs elephants in the room, it's a must-read for Salfordians. Here the Salford Star editor and ex-Salford City fan, gives his personal review...

Full review here...

added Tuesday, September 13, 2016  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER FLOOD REPORT STATES SALFORD FLOOD CAUSED BY `HIGH LEVELS OF RAINFALL’

Star date: 12th September 2016

DELAYED GM FLOOD REPORT PUBLISHED

After 145 pages of waffle in the national Government Flood Review last week, today the 169 page Greater Manchester Flood Investigation Report was published and concluded that the Boxing Day Flood in Salford was caused by... "high levels of rainfall".

Peel Holdings, a partner in the production of the report, is totally exonerated for its role in the flood, while nothing is stated about the affect of new properties in Lower Broughton and other theories that residents have. A third, more detailed, report by Salford City Council is promised.

Full details here...

added Monday, September 12, 2016  

 
 

MANCHESTER HOMELESS CO-OP SQUATTERS WILL RESIST 48 HOUR EVICTION

Star date: 12th September 2016

COURT GIVES CO-OP SQUATTERS 48 HOURS TO LEAVE

At the Manchester Civil Justice Centre this morning, NOMA GP, which is half owned by the Co-op, won a possession order on its Ducie Bridge pub which around thirty homeless people have occupied.

The judge gave the homeless people 48 hours to leave but Chris Blaine, from Salford, who spoke in court, said he will resist any attempt at eviction... "I've got no money, I ain't going nowhere and there's a group of people who feel the same so...if they want us out they're going to have to come and get us..."

Full details here...

added Monday, September 12, 2016  

 
 

THE END OF SALFORD AS WE KNOW IT

Star date: 12th September 2016  

THE LOWRY OUTLET MALL MANCHESTER IS NOTHING NEW

Given the current row about the re-naming of the Lowry Outlet Mall by Peel Holdings, Salfordians won't be surprised to hear that it was re-branded as being in Manchester a few years ago. And it's not the only place that's got the Manchester re-brand.

Here we re-print a slightly updated version of an article published in the print issue of Salford Star in spring 2015 titled simply, The End of Salford...

Full details here...

added Monday, September 12, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD LAD STARTS NEW COMPUTERMEND ONLINE SERVICE

Star date: 11th September 2016

ONLINE COMPUTER REPAIR SERVICE

Salford lad, Ali Lijee, has started a new computer repair service, ComputerMend, an online site which aims to provide hardware and software support for small and medium sized businesses, and home computer users.

Basically, you go on the site, enter your postcode and it finds a choice of nearest technicians who will come to your door or fix remotely, or you can take the computer to their premises.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 11, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DOGS4US STORE TO FACE MORE PROTESTS

Star date: 11th September 2016

BOYCOTT DOGS4US PROTEST IN MANCHESTER AND SALFORD

Boycott Dogs4Us
Saturday 17th September 1pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, followed by a protest on Agecroft Road

Next Saturday, 17th September, is International Puppy Farm Awareness Day and to mark the occasion there's going to be a protest rally in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, at 1pm, followed by a demonstration outside the Dogs4Us store on Agecroft Road in Salford. It follows the recent death of a dog called Benji who, despite being fit and healthy, died after boarding at Dogs4Us.

Full details here...

added Sunday, September 11, 2016  

 
 

HOMELESS NOMA SQUATTERS URGE DIRECT ACTION ON CO-OP

Star date: 10th September 2016

HOMELESS PETITION AND CO-OP ACTION

Young homeless people in Manchester who have occupied the vacant Ducie Bridge pub owned by NOMA and the Co-operative Society, have asked supporters to sign a Let Them Stay petition and indulge in a bit of soft direct action within Co-op stores.

NOMA is going to court on Monday 12th September to seek a possession order on the pub.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 10, 2016  

 
 

MIND’S A LABYRINTH BY SALFORD BASED STEVIE HELPS

Star date: 10th September 2016 

EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOATER AND LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE

Mind's A Labyrinth
Tuesday 20th and 27th September 6:30pm and 9pm
Gullivers (Ballroom), Manchester £7.50

Lower Broughton based Stevie Helps brings his latest play, Mind's A Labyrinth, to Gullivers for performances over two days on 20th and 27th September. The play, which features live music by upcoming YouTube star Lizzie Tupman, explores domestic abuse, mental health, deceit, consequences, hope, love and trauma in one spiky melodrama, as Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 10, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD DEMENTIA CARERS INVITED TO FREE HOUSE OF MEMORIES WORKSHOPS

Star date: 10th September 2016

HOUSE OF MEMORIES DEMENTIA AWARENESS DAY

This Sunday is National Dementia Carers' Day, and, to coincide, family and carers of people with dementia are being invited to take part in free House of Memories workshops in November at Salford Museum and Art Gallery to provide help in understanding the experience of living with dementia and being a carer.

Full details here...

added Saturday, September 10, 2016  

 
 

GOVERNMENT FLOOD REVIEW JUST WAFFLE FOR SALFORD

Star date: 9th September 2016

`145 PAGES OF WAFFLE' SAYS SALFORD RIVERS TRUST LEADER

Yesterday the Government finally published its National Flood Resilience Review which was heralded as a `new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding'. But Mike Duddy of the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust has denounced it as "145 pages of waffle...a load of gumf..."

Salford isn't mentioned once in the Review but the other much delayed Greater Manchester report which does include the Salford Flood is due out next week.

Full details here...

added Friday, September 9, 2016  

 
 

CITY WEST HOUSING TRUST MAKES £15M SURPLUS AND RETREATS FROM SOCIAL RENT IN SALFORD

Star date: 8th September 2016

SALFORD HOUSING TRUST HEADS TOWARDS MARKET RENTS

New draft accounts for City West Housing Trust show that the `community benefit society' made a £15.2million surplus in the year 2015-16, up from £14.7million the previous year, and paid one of its directors over £133,000, while increasing service charges to tenants.

The accounts also show that City West is moving away from providing social rent properties to the more expensive `affordable' and `market' rent properties, as it seeks to "maximise returns on assets".

Full details here...

added Thursday, September 8, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD GREEN PARTY CHAIR UP FOR GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR NOMINATION

Star date: 7th September 2016

SALFORD GREEN PARTY'S EMMA VAN DYKE ONE OF FOUR GM MAYOR CANDIDATES

Salford Green Party Chair, Emma Van Dyke, is one of the four nominees to be the Greater Manchester Mayoral candidate representing the Party in the 2017 election.

"I joined the Greens to help build a better future, with joined-up policies for the good of the people and the environment" says Emma, who also stood for the Greens to be Salford and Eccles MP in 2015.

Full details here...

added Wednesday, September 7, 2016  

 
 

KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC PROTEST AS JEREMY HUNT SPEAKS AT NHS EXPO MANCHESTER

Star date: 7th September 2016

SALFORD JOINS JEREMY HUNT NHS EXPO PROTEST

This afternoon, Tory Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was met by protests as he arrived at the `Health and Care Innovation Expo' at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

"I've come down to let Mr Hunt know that I'm not very happy about his proposals regarding the NHS" said Salford resident Mike Kelly "I think he's a hit man, here to privatise the NHS and I object to that. I think what we're seeing at the moment with the junior doctors and the nurses' bursaries is the thin end of the wedge..."

Full details here...

added Wednesday, September 7, 2016  

 
 

SALFORD PIP CENTRE PARALYMPICS GAMES PROTEST BY DPAC

Star date: 6th September 2016

RIGHTS NOT GAMES PROTEST SEES DISABLED PEOPLE COMPETE FOR CRUMBS

On the eve of the Paralympic Games, today Manchester Disabled People Against Cuts (MDPAC) staged its own `wacky races' outside the PIP Consultation Centre in Salford, as part of a national Rights Not Games week of action.

The Salford Paralympic protest had prizes of mouldy bread crumbs.."Everyone will be watching the Paralympics and saying `Look how we support disabled people', when tens of thousands of disabled people have died since the beginning of these benefit cuts" Dennis Queen of MDPAC "We don't want to compete for crumbs any more."

Full details here...

added Tuesday, September 6, 2016  

 
 

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