Star date: 17th December 2009
IT'S THE 2009 MARY BURNS AWARDS!!!
Yes, the Salford Star Mary Burns Awards are back by popular demand! So who will win the most uncoveted gongs in Salford?
Last time there was almost a clean sweep by Salford Council, which picked up a total of 10 awards, including the `What A Great School! Let's Shut It!' Award for its work at St George's, plus the `Uncle Joe Stalin Award for Open and Democratic Government' for its work in Seedley South, and around its `democracy day'.
Peel Holdings picked up two Marys, including the `Feed The Rich Award' for no affordable housing at its blocks in the Quays. Other winners were Urban Splash, NDC, Oasis UK, Council Leader John Merry and, of course, Hazel Blears, who won the `Special Award For Being Hazel Blears'. She's red hot favourite to scoop more Marys this year...
Starting next week the MARY BURNS AWARDS live at www.salfordstar.com