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SALFORD STAR RETURNS
 

SALFORD STAR GOES `LIVE' ONLINE

MONDAY 30th March – SATURDAY 4th April 2009

We can't afford to print the current edition of the Salford Star so we're taking it online for one whole exclusive week!!!

Six days packed with great features...


We have a net full of top stories including…

• Salford Star goes Shameless
Exclusive on set photos and interviews with all the Salford cast members

• Maggie Maggie Maggie – Nowt Nowt Nowt!
Last week, Housing Minister Margaret Beckett was in Broughton telling everyone how wonderful the regeneration is – we tell the other side of the spin!

• St George's Day
We report direct from the huge Justice4Georges demo in Manchester this weekend

• University Challenge
As Salford University sacks its staff we give the bosses the third degree

• We might have something to say about Salford Council too!

Plus lots and lots more features uploaded all week!!!

We'd rather do it in print but we're skint (thanks to all our `friends' in the north) so spread the word that for one week only the Salford Star is virtually back…


Produced by Salfordians for Salfordians – with attitude and love xxx

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Photo by Jemma Cooper

Lee Cravem wrote
at 20:33:38 on 31 March 2009
Well done for getting the "Salford Star" on Line
 
debbie wrote
at 20:56:35 on 30 March 2009
Hiya Stepehen, Well i hope your 'friends' are pleased with themselves having to do this wonderful mag online, when i win the lottery i'll help you out
 
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