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SALFORD GHOULS PARADISE CABARET AND LITTLE WORKSHOP OF HORRORS

Star date: 30th September 2018

WALK THE PLANK GOES HORRID

Ghouls Paradise Cabaret
Saturday 6th October from 7:30pm pay what you feel
Little Workshop of Horrors
Saturday 6th October 2pm-5pm free/ Sunday 7th 2pm-6pm free
Cobden Works

Walk The Plank is holding a family-friendly pre-Halloween Open Weekend, complete with a Ghouls Paradise Cabaret and horror workshops with Poisoned Ivy, Professor D Zaster and Ivor Globule.

Full details here...

added 30 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD NEO ARTIST EXHIBITS AT TOP SWEDISH EXCHANGE SHOW IN BOLTON

Star date: 30th September 2018

'ALMOST NOTHING, BUT SOMETHING'...

Corduroy 2 at Neo Gallery 23
Until 11th November
Market Place, Bolton

Salford artist, Denis Whiteside, who does incredible, barely readable, embossed stories of the everyday, is currently exhibiting at the amazing Neo Gallery 23 on the first floor of Bolton Market Place, alongside international exchange artists from Greater Manchester and Sweden. The exhibition is smack in the middle of high street shops and comments on post-industrial existence in a must see experience...

Full review and interview here...

added 30 September 2018  

 
 

STUFF THE MANCHESTER BEE!

Star date: 29th September 2018

HAVE WE ALL BEE'N HAD?

'Anything that the Council or state evangelically use as propaganda, I question; there was dark magic in there somewhere...'

The Manchester Bee is now everywhere, even on the arms of Salford people. But does everyone know what it represents?

Here, Zoe Naylor writes a personal opinion essay on The People's History of the Manchester Worker Bee which might well surprise a few people...

Full details here...

added 29 September 2018  

 
 

NEW SALFORD FILM SHINES LIGHT ON ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Star date: 29th September 2018

A MOUTHFUL AND A LIFE-FULL...

"Ankylosing Spondylitis...it's a bit of a mouthful, right. It took me a while to say it let alone spell it when it first crashed into our lives..."

Ankylosing Spondylitis, or AS, is something few people can pronounce, never mind know what the hell it is. But the chronic arthritic condition affects 325,000 people in the UK and millions worldwide.

Now, a superbly crafted film, In My Bones: Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis, shines a light on the condition and offers hope to sufferers from those living with AS.

Full details here...

added 29 September 2018  

 
 

PART TIME SALFORD JOB FOR ADMINISTRATOR WITH SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

Star date: 29th September 2018

SALFORD UNEMPLOYED AND COMMUNITY CENTRE SEEKS ADMINISTRATOR

Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre is looking to employ a part time Administrator for its office in Eccles, at £210 per week. The Centre deals with some of the most exploited and vulnerable people in Salford so the applicant must have a social conscience, as well as IT, admin and good social skills.

Full details here...

added 29 September 2018  

 
 

PLANS FOR 500 HOUSES AT CASTLE IRWELL SALFORD SITE BUT NONE MAY BE AFFORDABLE

Star date: 28th September 2018

500 HOUSES, A SCHOOL AND RETAIL STORES FOR CHARLESTOWN

The University of Salford planning application for 500 houses, space for a school and retail outlets will be considered by Salford City Council Planning Panel next week.

The application is an 'outline' and there's no concrete details but the planning report states that "In this low value area...no affordable housing is required". There are also traffic, air quality and environmental issues.

Full details here...

added 28 September 2018  

 
 

SHOCKING LOW TURNOUT FOR ECCLES WARD BY ELECTION AS LABOUR RETAIN SEAT

Star date: 28th September 2018

JUST 21% VOTE IN ECCLES BY ELECTION

Out of an electorate of 9,396, only 1,966 people, or 20.92% of those eligible, turned out to vote in last night's ward by election in Eccles.

The Labour Party's Mike McCusker was elected with a majority of 597, as the Women's Equality Party, standing for the first time in Salford, only managed 39 votes.

Full results here...

added 28 September 2018  

 
 

STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME TRIUMPHS ON FIRST SCREENINGS

Star date: 27th September 2018

SALFORD FILM IS FUNNIEST THING IN YEARS

Chris Green's Strangeways Here We Come has finally made it to the big screen and it's been worth the wait in gold, as James Forster, Elaine Cassidy, Stephen Lord, Michelle Keegan, Nina Wadia and co bring the house down with a murder that's no mystery but has loads of wicked Salford humour, plus sex and drugs and, er, don't bring bad news to blocks around the Precinct.

Strangeways has a five day run coming up at Salford Arts Theatre before hitting national cinemas – grab yer granny and don't miss. It's the funniest thing in years...

Full review here...

added 27 September 2018  

 
 

ANTI FRACKING CAMPAIGNERS BECOME FIRST JAILED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS IN 80 YEARS

Star date: 26th September 2018

FIRST JAILED ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS SINCE KINDER SCOUT TRESPASS

'Protest is an essential thing in a healthy democracy...'

After four anti-fracking protesters were found guilty of 'public nuisance' for protesting at Caudrilla's Preston New Road fracking site, this morning at Preston Court three of them were jailed for over a year, while the fourth was given a 12 month suspended sentence.

The QC for one of the activists had argued that because the accused were involved in a political protest, that should have been taken into account... "No environmental protester has been imprisoned since 1932, in the case of the Lancashire Ramblers and the mass trespass on Kinder Scout" she said.

Full details here...

added 26 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD TOWER BLOCK RESIDENTS LAUNCH FIRE SAFETY PETITION OVER ‘RISK TO LIVES’

Star date: 26th September 2018

'THIS SUSTAINED RISK TO LIVES...IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE...'

Tenants living in the nine Pendleton Together blocks in Salford that are still covered in dangerous materials have launched a petition to the Government demanding that it releases some its £400million cladding fund to Salford City Council which owns the buildings, or allows Pendleton Together Operating Limited to receive the £25million funding that Salford Council has secured.

"This sustained risk to the lives of residents of the nine Pendleton tower blocks is simply unacceptable" states the petition.

Full details here...

added 26 September 2018  

 
 

FUEL POVERTY IN SALFORD PENDLETON BLOCKS ‘A MATTER OF NATIONAL CONCERN’

Star date: 25th September 2018

'WE FREEZE IN WINTER' RESIDENT TELLS DEPUTY MAYOR

At last night's meeting of Salford City Council's Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel on Tower Block Safety, a representative of Fuel Poverty Action (FPA) told the Deputy Mayor and panel of the possible 'lethal' affects of residents in the Pendleton blocks switching off their NIBE systems because they cannot afford to have them on.

"People are afraid to put the heating on at all" said the rep from FPA "It is a matter of national concern."

Full details here...

added 25 September 2018  

 
 

WHY HAS SALFORD COUNCIL NOT RELEASED SAFETY REPORT ON TOWER BLOCKS?

Star date: 25th September 2018

WHERE IS THE TRIDENT SAFETY REPORT?

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, Salford City Council commissioned a safety report from a company called Trident on all the high rise blocks in Pendleton. Over a year later the report, promised at the time to residents and press, has still not been released.

At last night's scrutiny panel of Salford Council, tenants again asked the question about the Trident report and did not get an adequate response. The Strategic Director for the Environment and Community Safety admitted that he hadn't even read it all!

Full details here...

added 25 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PROTEST AGAINST CHINESE WORKER REPRESSION AT JASIC TECHNOLOGY

Star date: 24th September 2018

PROTEST AT JOHN WILKINSON CENTRE IN SALFORD OVER LINKS WITH JASIC

"There's people in China who have been tortured for trying to join a trade union...and you're in bed with them..."

This morning, trade unionists staged a protest at John Wilkinson's Wilkinson Star HQ at the Wardley Industrial Estate over the company's links with Jasic Technology Ltd in Shenzhen, China.

The company which makes welding equipment, distributed in the UK by Wilkinson Star, is accused of violent repression of its workers who have tried to form an independent trade union.

Full details here...

added 24 September 2018  

 
 

GIG FOR THE PETERLOO HIDDEN PROJECT AT MOSTON MINERS CENTRE

Star date: 22nd September 2018

BENEFIT FOR PETERLOO HIDDEN PROJECT

Gig at The Miners
Saturday 6th October 7:30pm
Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, Moston

On 6th October there's to be a special gig at the Moston Miners Centre to raise funds for Red Saunders' Hidden Project, which is re-creating the Peterloo Massacre in photo tableaus. Starring on the night will be Claire Mooney, Matt Hill, Free Radicals and Tony Harper,.

Full details here...

added 23 September 2018  

 
 

RHYL TO SALFORD WALK FOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY

Star date: 22nd September 2018

50 PEOPLE, SIXTY MILES, £50,000 TARGET

When three close friends of Daniel Hobbs took their own lives, he and others decided to do something about it, and have now organised a sixty mile walk from Rhyl to Salford to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, which is leading a movement against suicide in young men. They've got an ambitious £50,000 target. Can you help?

Full details here...

added 23 September 2018  

 
 

MIKRON THEATRE COMES TO SALFORD WITH REVOLTING WOMEN

Star date: 23rd September 2018

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE WOMEN TO GET THE VOTE?

Revolting Women
Wednesday 3rd October 7:30pm £11/£9
St Peter and Paul's Church, Park Road

The superb Mikron Theatre arrive in Salford with a story based around radical socialist suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, complete with songs, satire and top stagecraft, perfected over 47 tours. Vote with your feet and don't miss!

Full details here...

added 23 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL TWO NIGHTS TWO VENUES

Star date: 22nd September 2018

REN HARVIEU...BLANEY...MARK E SMITH TRIBUTE

Salford Music Festival
Friday 28th September Cobden Works
Saturday 29th September Gilda Brook
£10 (or £6 per night)

The Salford Music Festival is packing loads of bands into a two night happening, with Ren Harvieu heading the bill on Friday and Blaney heading up the Saturday line-up. Ian Leslie chats to Ren, or the self-described "Salford pineapple up-do mess" about the hometown gig.

Full details here...

added 22 September 2018  

 
 

ST PAUL’S CHURCHYARD TRAIL SALFORD

Star date: 22nd September 2018

GRAVE INTEREST IN KERSAL

St Paul's Churchyard Trail
Sunday 23rd September 11:30am
St Paul's Church, Kersal

Tomorrow, Sunday 23rd September, there's going to be a churchyard trail at St Paul's Church on Moor Lane in Kersal to learn some of the history of the important and interesting people buried there.

Full details here...

added 22 September 2018  

 
 

GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SALFORD CLADDING REPLACEMENT

Star date: 21st September 2018

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CAN'T ACCESS £400MILLION GOVERNMENT CLADDING FUND

Salford City Council has been told by the Government that it can't access the £400million public fund to help with the cost of replacing dangerous cladding on the nine Pendleton blocks because it's part of a PFI.

Nor will the Government allow the Council to loan Pendleton Together Operating Limited money from its £25million fund set aside for the cladding. In short, it's a complete mess.

Full details here...

added 21 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD PENDLETON TOGETHER TENANTS TELL OF KNIVES, NIBES, CLADDING, DODGY WINDOWS AND HOLES IN THE WALLS

Star date: 21st September 2018

'IF YOU WERE TO LIVE HERE FOR ONE WEEK IN ONE OF OUR FLATS, IT WOULD OPEN YOUR EYES...'

Dodgy cladding, knife fights, a tenant threatening to jump off the roof, windows that you can't open, others that are almost falling out...and those NIBEs eating up people's heating budgets. Oh, and tenancy warnings handed out like confetti to elected tenants association officers who are trying to make things better.

Welcome to the Pendleton Together blocks, where residents at Malus Court have just about had enough...

Full details here...

added 21 September 2018  

 
 

PARENTS MAKE A STAND AGAINST FORCED CHILD REMOVAL BY SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 20th September 2018

CIVIC CENTRE SEES PARENTS RAISE AWARENESS OF COUNCIL CHILD REMOVAL PRACTICE

"We're not doing this for the parents we're doing this for the kids, because kids are being hurt..."

Today saw parents who have had their children removed stage an awareness demonstration outside Salford Civic Centre... "We're not fighting for our kids to be brought back to us now, we're fighting for a better system for our kids in the future because it's not right what's going on, it's really not" Katie Jane told the Salford Star.

The demonstration is set to continue tomorrow (Friday) and next week until the 25th September, with networking in Victoria Park over the weekend.

Full details here...

added 20 September 2018  

 
 

£7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED

Star date: 20th September 2018

MONTON, SWINTON AND TRINITY WAY TO GET NEW CYCLE PATHS

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a plan for £7.1million worth of cycle paths and walkways in Monton, Swinton and Trinity Way, with Salford City Council contributing £1.2million towards the total cost.

"The people of Greater Manchester will soon have a genuine choice in how they travel, ensuring that they and their children have a viable and attractive alternative to the car" says Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

Full details here...

added 20 September 2018  

 
 

HARROP FOLD HEAD SLAMS ‘PERSONAL VENDETTA’ OF SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 19th September 2018

DREW POVEY ACCUSES SALFORD COUNCIL OF 'HEAVY HANDED' 'VENDETTA'

"I'm speaking up for myself but also all the leaders who have been in touch to say the same happened to them #TakeAStand..." Drew Povey

Drew Povey, the Executive Head of Harrop Fold in Little Hulton, has resigned from his post, slamming Salford Council's "heavy handed approach" while investigating 'administrative errors' at the school and accusing it of a "personal vendetta".

In an open letter to the school's governors, Drew Povey writes that he refuses to walk away from the school with a settlement and accept a gagging clause.  So he's gone public...to #TakeAStand.

Full details here...

added 19 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD BIG HEALTH DAY FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Star date: 18th September 2018

BIG HEALTH DAY AT SALFORD CITY FC

Big Health Day
Thursday 20th September 10am-2:45pm free
Salford City FC Moor Lane

This Thursday there's the 9th Annual Big Health Day for adults with learning disabilities, their carers and support staff at Salford City's ground on Moor Lane, with  workshops, activities, information stalls and mystery prizes.  

Full details here...

added 18 September 2018  

 
 

CLADDING AND WINDOW SAFETY SCARES AT SALFORD BLOCKS

Star date: 18th September 2018

WHY ARE PENDLETON RESIDENTS NOT BEING LISTENED TO?

"The housing provider has lost the good will of residents through their many failings and deafness when it comes to the residents' concerns..."

Windows about to fall out...dodgy cladding...secret safety reports and loads more going on at the Pendleton Together blocks near Salford Precinct.

Here, in the first of a two part feature, Graeme Langton, the suspended but elected chair of Malus Tenants and Residents' Association, writes about multiple problems residents are facing and suggests some solutions for Salford City Council to ponder.

Full details here...

added 18 September 2018  

 
 

PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS IN SALFORD WOULD HAVE TO SAVE FOR 17 YEARS FOR A DEPOSIT ON A HOUSE STATES UNISON REPORT

Star date: 17th September 2018

HOME OWNERSHIP JUST A PIPE DREAM FOR NURSES, TEACHING ASSISTANTS AND OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS

A new report from public sector trade union, UNISON, concludes that low paid public sector workers like nurses, teaching assistants, PCSOs, cleaners and librarians will almost never be able to afford to own a home.

The shocking report produces figures for Salford that show these workers having to save for 17 years just to get a deposit together for a first time house.

Full details here...

added 17 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD REGGAE NIGHT FOR SPRINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Star date: 17th September 2018

TICKETS GOING FAST FOR HOMEGROWN NIGHT

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

Tickets are going fast for a special night at the Kersal Club, featuring top UB40-style band Homegrown and a live DJ playing reggae and R 'n B sounds, plus top raffles and all proceeds going to Springwood Primary School.

Full details here...

added 17 September 2018  

 
 

BUGGY MOVERS FOR MUMS AND DADS AND BABIES IN SALFORD

Star date: 16th September 2018

BABY RUNNING GROUP'S BRILLIANT WAY TO KEEP FIT AND SOCIALISE

Specially adapted running prams are being used as a great way for new parents to keep fit and socialise, as the Buggy Movers walk, jog and run around Salford pushing safely strapped-in babies as they go, starting either in Langworthy, Chapel Street or Cholmondeley Road.

Full details here...

added 16 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD HISTORIES FESTIVAL 2018

Star date: 15th September 2018

SALFORD HISTORY AND HERITAGE GROUPS UNDER ONE ROOF

Salford Histories Festival
Saturday 22nd September 10am-4pm
Hope Chapel, Chapel Street free

Next Saturday it's the annual Salford Histories Festival, featuring over a dozen history and heritage groups, ranging from Eccles and District History Society to the Working Class Movement Library.

Full details here...

added 15 September 2018  

 
 

HOOKY JOINS HACIENDA CLASSICAL AT BRIDGEWATER HALL

Star date: 15th September 2018

HAC CLASSICAL COMES 'HOME' TO BRIDGEWATER HALL

Hacienda Classical
Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata, with guest DJs
Thursday 27th September 7pm £32.50-£68
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Salford star, Peter Hook, is joining guest DJs Allister Whitehead, Tom Wainwright and Bobby Langley, to hit the decks before the Hacienda Classical concert at the Bridgewater Hall on 27th September, where the night had its first concert in 2016.

Full details here...

added 15 September 2018  

 
 

GREATER MANCHESTER JEWISH RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST ‘ANTI-SEMITISM’ RALLY

Star date: 15th September 2018

'THEY DO NOT SPEAK IN OUR NAME...'

Jewish people from Salford and beyond have come out in opposition to tomorrow's Say No to Anti-Semitism rally in Manchester, organised by the Jewish establishment, arguing that constant attacks on Jeremy Corbyn detract from the fight against far right organisations; "the real threats of anti-Semitism"...They have organised a counter demonstration outside Central Library between noon and 2pm.

Full details here...

added 15 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST RAMPANT DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN SPACES

Star date: 15th September 2018

CAMPBELL ROAD PROTESTERS STAGE DEMO AGAINST BELLWAY HOMES AND SALFORD COUNCIL

"Let's not think we can't do anything – people power changes the world!" Carol, Saving Our Neighbourhood

Residents from the group Saving Our Neighbourhood staged a protest this morning against development by Bellway Homes on Campbell Road green space, and Salford City Council's lack of a plan for the city.

"We're building a movement" said Carol Boyce from Saving Our Neighbourhood "It's not just about us, it's about a Salford wide movement", before the protest continued at the side of the East Lancs Road.

Full details here...

added 15 September 2018  

 
 

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS AT SALFORD ARTS THEATRE

Star date: 15th September 2018

ADULTS PLAY KIDS AS KIDS PLAY ADULTS

Blue Remembered Hills
Saturday 15th September and then Wednesday 19th–Saturday 22nd; Wednesday 26th-Saturday 29th September
Salford Arts Theatre £12/£10
7:30pm

Dennis Potter's classic, Blue Remembered Hills, comes to Salford Arts Theatre for a staggered eight day run, as adults play kids in a microcosm of society set during the war, complete with unconstructed attitudes and much to say about horrid society. A great set, superb cast and not to be missed. Or else...

Full review here...

added 15 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD RESIDENTS TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST BELLWAY HOMES AND SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 14th September 2018

SALFORD COMMUNITY FLEXES MUSCLES OVER RAMPANT DEVELOPMENT

Saving Our Neighbourhood
Saturday 15th September 10am-noon
Campbell Road Playing Fields

Tomorrow morning, residents will be holding a peaceful, family friendly demonstration against the Bellway Homes development at Campbell Road Playing Fields, near Swinton, which is shoving up 241 houses on green space land. But it goes much further. The demo is also about Salford City Council's planning policies...

"We're joining forces with other neighbourhoods all over the city to say this rampant development of every bit of open space has to stop" says Carol Boyce of Saving Our Neighbourhood.

Full details here...

added 14 September 2018  

 
 

LIVING IN LIMBO ON SALFORD’S GHOST ESTATE

Star date: 13th September 2018

NINE FAMILIES STILL LIVING IN TINNED UP HIGH STREET ESTATE

"It's scary at night and even through the day; we're getting druggies shooting up in the doorways, there was a homeless chap sleeping in the bushes..."

At the back of Salford Precinct is the High Street Estate, with 150 houses due to be demolished to make way for a 'regeneration' that Salford City Council states will "lead to a dilution in the current concentration of economically inactive households" by "young professionals..."

With most of the houses tinned up and their inhabitants exiled elsewhere, the estate looks post-apocalyptic; with belongings strewn everywhere, drug users huddled in doorways and worse. In the midst of this ghost town lives elderly Sandra, disabled, housebound, and left in limbo.

Full details here...

added 13 September 2018  

 
 

£37,000 BIKE HANGARS ARRIVE IN SALFORD

Star date: 12th September 2018

FIRST BIKE HANGARS FOR SALFORD

"It's in the middle of the road, it looks awful and I don't think a single person has used it..." resident

For the past few months, eleven bike hangars have been placed around Salford as a pilot scheme for residents to store their cycles securely. The £37,000 project has been paid for by the Department of Transport's Cycle City Ambition grant and is endorsed by Greater Manchester Cycling Commissioner, Chris Boardman.

The scheme will cost £20 to use for the first two years, increasing to £40 a year after that, and has been met with mixed reactions in the community.

Full details here...

added 12 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD HAS LOST ALMOST 4,000 SOCIAL RENT PROPERTIES IN LAST FOUR YEARS

Star date: 11th September 2018

SO CALLED AFFORDABLE RENT AND RIGHT TO BUY HAVE DWINDLED SOCIAL RENT STOCK

New figures released by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) show that Salford lost 1,900 social rent properties between 2012-13 and 2016-17, thanks to conversions to so-called 'affordable rent', and people taking up the Right To Buy with no replacement properties being built.

The Salford Star has estimated that, hand in hand with this, the city has also lost over 1,000 affordable properties through not forcing developers to provide them via Section 106.

Full details here...

added 11 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COUNCIL NURSERIES MUST REMAIN IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR DEMANDS CAMPAIGN

Star date: 10th September 2018

AS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CONSULTS ON THE FUTURE OF ITS NURSERIES, TEN DEMANDS PUT FORWARD BY CAMPAIGNERS

As Salford City Council embarks on yet another consultation on the future of its threatened five outstanding nurseries, campaigners have today put forward ten demands, including that they must remain in the public sector.

The Council wants to devolve the childcare centres to local schools or "other providers"...

Full details here...

added 10 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD GRADE II LISTED VICTORIA THEATRE SOLD AS CAMPAIGNERS REMAIN CYNICAL

Star date: 10th September 2018

IS THERE A SECRET PLAN TO DEMOLISH LOWER BROUGHTON VICTORIA THEATRE?

"The Mayor has not replied to our correspondence or calls for months now..."

Salford Victoria Theatre Trust, which is campaigning to bring Lower Broughton's Grade II listed Victoria Theatre back to community use, has learned that since last week's failed auction sale, the building has been sold to an, as yet, unknown buyer.

With a new Local Plan for Lower Broughton being published in November, the campaigners remain cynical of Salford City Council's promise to protect the theatre, particularly in light of the silence from Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett.

Full details here...

added 10 September 2018  

 
 

PEEL HOLDINGS TRAFFORD INCINERATOR WILL NOT BE BUILT

Star date: 10th September 2018

SALFORD-POLLUTING BARTON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANT STOPPED

Peel Holdings has surrendered its permit to build a huge biomass-fuelled, heat and power plant in Davyhulme, which would have released toxic emissions into Salford.

Campaigners have been fighting for eight years to stop the incinerator being built and are thrilled with the news... "We are delighted at its demise" says Peter Kilvert of the Breathe Clean Air Group.

Full details here...

added 10 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD YOUNG STARS WANTED FOR HIDDEN PETERLOO MASSACRE PROJECT

Star date: 9th September 2018

YOUNG PEOPLE AGE 15-21 WANTED TO BE PETERLOO LEGENDS

The Hidden Project, which is making photographic tableaus recreating the Peterloo Massacre is looking for outgoing young people aged 15 to 21 to take part in the photo shoot, which take place on either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th October.

Dozens of older people queued to take part in the Hidden Project casting recently but the shoot now needs younger people.

Full details here...

added 09 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD ARTISTS CAN APPLY FOR RESIDENCY IN FRANCE VIA CAUSTIC COASTAL

Star date: 9th September 2018

CAUSTIC COASTAL LAUNCHES £2,000 ARTIST EXCHANGE RESIDENCY IN CLERMONT AND OPENS LATEST DAN SZOR AND HEATHER GLAZZARD SHOW

Any artist living or working in Salford can now apply for a two week exchange residency in the city's twin town, Clermont Ferrand, which comes complete with over £2,000 for travel, expenses and materials.

Meanwhile, Caustic Coastal launches its latest show, Turkey Burglar, by Dan Szor, with photos by Heather Glazzard, at its gallery this Friday 14th September. Expect a pyre 'burning' a godlike Michelin man figure.

Full details here...

added 09 September 2018  

 
 

POST WAR TRAUMA DRAMA AT SALFORD KINGS ARMS

Star date: 9th September 2018

THE MONSTERS OF WAR WE CANNOT SEE
Citadel
Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September 7:30pm
The Kings Arms £11

Friendship, grief and hope are examined in a one-act drama by ex-serviceman David Chriscole, exploring the symptoms of combat post-traumatic stress disorder in his new play Citadel, as Ian Leslie reports.

Full details here...

added 09 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD KNACKERED STATUES AND MONUMENTS SEARCH FOR RESTORATION

Star date: 8th September 2018

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR SALFORD MONUMENTS TO BE RESTORED

Surface repair company, Plastic Surgeon, has launched a national campaign to find knackered statues, public artworks and monuments which deserve restoration.

The Community Restoration Project campaign "not only wants to restore a forgotten landmark somewhere in the UK, but forgotten civic pride too" states the company.  The best ones will be put on a shortlist and the nation will vote for the chosen one. Unfortunately it's too late for the Salford Quays Cranes!

Full details here...

added 08 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD HORSE GETS PLANNING PERMISSION

Star date: 8th September 2018

PONY AND LAMPPOST GET PLANNING PERMISSION FOR BEXLEY SQUARE

A pony and lamppost sculpture created by artist Emma Rodgers and to be sited at Bexley Square, got planning permission this week from Salford City Council.

The lamppost represents the first gas lit street lighting in the world which was located on Chapel Street, while the scrawny pony recognises Salford having the first horse-drawn bus service, and use of horses in its mining and canal system. There's a load of other symbolism in the sculpture too...but nothing about the Battle of Bexley Square.

Full details here...

added 08 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD COMMUNITY GROUPS UNITE AGAINST RAMPANT DEVELOPMENT

Star date: 7th September 2018

PACKED SAVING OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD SWINTON MEETING SEES BEGINNING OF FIGHTBACK AGAINST COUNCIL AND DEVELOPERS

'This is not about party politics...It's about holding elected officials to account...'

Last night, at Salford Civic Centre, a packed meeting called by the Saving Our Neighbourhood group brought together speakers from RAID which is fighting Peel Holdings plans in Broadoak, the campaign fighting development at Duncan Matheson fields off Lancaster Road, and the residents' group opposing Bellway Homes' building on Campbell Road Playing Fields in Swinton.

The fiery meeting heard appeals to unite all the Salford campaigns against development with militant action, or "we're going to have nothing left"...

Full details here...

added 07 September 2018  

 
 

SALFORD GRADE II VICTORIA THEATRE FAILS TO SELL AT AUCTION

Star date: 6th September 2018

VICTORIA THEATRE FAILS TO MEET £350,000 GUIDE PRICE

Campaigners hoping to buy and save the Grade II listed Victoria Theatre in Lower Broughton breathed a sigh of temporary relief today as the building failed to meet its £350,000 guide price.

"We're not out of the woods as it is still on the market" says Sam Kelly from Salford Victoria Theatre Trust. Salford City Council could have stopped the auction by fast-tracking an application for the theatre to be deemed an 'asset of community value'. But didn't.

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added 06 September 2018  

 
 

SALIX HOMES CANON GREEN BLOCK FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GETS PLANNING PERMISSION

Star date: 6th September 2018

THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR SALIX

Salix Homes' application to Salford City Council to build a block of 108 'affordable' apartments for 'young professionals' finally got planning permission this morning as its remodelling of the scheme was approved unanimously, despite on objector calling the removal of 37 category B trees "an environmental outrage".

Plans to build 24 unaffordable apartments on the site of the former Broadway Inn near Salford Quays were also approved as councillors questioned the lack of social housing in the area.

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added 06 September 2018  

 
 

MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY REPORT SLAMS NEGLECT OF ‘CIVILISED LIFE FOR ALL’ IN GREATER MANCHESTER

Star date: 5th September 2018

AS ANDY BURNHAM ASKS FOR MORE POWER, NEW REPORT SLAMS FAILED GREATER MANCHESTER DEVELOPMENT

"Local authorities lost their public service compass and came to serve property developers not citizens..."

Today, Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, was at Parliament calling for more devolution. But a new report out from the University of Manchester slams the current Greater Manchester approach to 'property led urban regeneration', stating that it has neglected things like decent housing, transport and the "social infrastructure necessary to decent life for all GM citizens".

The report, to be launched at a debate at Manchester Cathedral next week, calls for "a new civic future".

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added 05 September 2018  

 
 

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