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SALFORD HOSTS RADICAL WOMEN CONFERENCE AND COURSE

Star date: 28th August 2016

RADICAL WOMEN CONFERENCE AND COURSE AT THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY

Radical Women 1880-1914 Conference
Saturday 17th September
Radical Women 1790-1918 Course
Starts Tuesday 27th September

Salford's Working Class Movement Library is to host two radical women happenings in September. On the 17th there's a one day conference starring the legendary Professor Sheila Rowbotham. And beginning on the 27th there's a ten week course, led by top local historian, Michael Herbert.

Full details here...

 
 
EVIDENTLY MORE THAN MERE SPOKEN WORD FOR SALFORD

Star date: 28th August 2016

Evidently: Spoken Word Poetry
2nd Monday of every month 7:30pm
The Eagle Inn £3

POETRY IN COMMUNITY MOTION

Writers, performers, poets and, of course, the audience, converge on the Eagle Inn on the second Monday of every month for a night of spoken word, including open mics. The next night is on 12th September and stars Steve Pottinger and Steph Pike. But it's more than a mere `gig' as Ian Leslie reports..

Full details here...

 
 
WOMB CANCER SUPPORT AWARENESS DAY

Star date: 28th August 2016

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CANCERS – THAT FEW HAVE HEARD OF

Womb Cancer Support Awareness Day
Saturday 17th September 10am-4pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

This year around 12,000 women will be diagnosed with womb cancer. It's the fourth most common cancer in women and the most common gynaecological cancer....

"Every lady will tell you it's one of the most common cancers that no one knows about" says Salford's Noreen Bailey, who is joining the Womb Cancer Support Awareness Day in Piccadilly Gardens on 17th September.

Full details here...

 
 
WONDERLAND ECCLES COMMUNITY FLOAT MAGIC FOR MANCHESTER PRIDE

Star date: 27th August 2016

NEVER MIND THE QUEEN OF HEARTS HERE'S THE ECCLES CAKES!

Giant `Eat Me!' Eccles Cakes provided a brilliant twist on the Alice in Wonderland themed Eccles Community Float which joined the Manchester Pride procession today.

Before handing out free Eccles Cakes to the crowds, Theresa Parker, of Eccles Community Float, told the Salford Star "Eccles' community is diverse, is more welcoming than any other place and the community spirit is alive..."

Full details here...

 
 
BLEEDING WITH MOTHER AT THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD

Star date: 27th August 2016

FUNERAL FARCE AT THE KINGS ARMS

Bleeding With Mother
Saturday 10th September
Kings Arms £7/£5

On 10th September, the Kings Arms plays host to a farce about death, featuring a family mourning their mum whilst at the same time trying to get their hands on her inheritance, which is stashed directly under the floorboards where her coffin is lying in state.

Written by Salford University worker, Sarah Cassidy, Bleeding With Mother is about real people facing real life situations with easily recognisable characters.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD HELP OUR OWN CHARITY EVENT

Star date: 27th August 2016

SOUNDS OF SALFORD CHARITY NIGHT

Help Our Own
Saturday September 10th 6pm onwards
Dog and Partridge, Eccles

The Sounds of Salford Radio is hosting a night at the Dog and Partridge with live music from Cinnamon Dinner, Bethany Mcroy and Chris Flynn, plus poetry by Jimmy Twamley and lots of other happenings. It's to benefit four charities – CDH UK, Salford Red Devils Foundation, St Ann's Hospice and Shelter 4 Forces.

Full details here...

 
 
ETHICAL CO-OP THREATENS MANCHESTER HOMELESS PEOPLE WITH EVICTION

Star date: 25th August 2016

HOMELESS THREATENED WITH EVICTION FROM DUCIE BRIDGE PUB IN MIDST OF £800MILLION NOMA REGENERATION SCHEME

"It's a regeneration scheme for the wealthy...whilst their people are rotting in the doorways..." Danny

The so-called `ethical' Co-op is threatening around two dozen young homeless people with eviction from the Ducie Bridge pub next to its swanky new HQ in Manchester.

The Co-op is a partner in the £800million NOMA regeneration scheme which owns the pub, and a notice posted on the door states `unless you vacate immediately, court action will be taken against you...'

Full details here...

 
 
NEW MEDIACITYUK PLANS SEE MORE SALFORD STERILISATION AND NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Star date: 24th August 2016

OVER 1,000 FLATS, 31 STOREY BLOCKS – NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NO SECTION 106 AND MORE PRIVATISED SPACES

Peel Holdings and its new partner, Legal and General Capital, will see plans for Phase 2 of MediaCityUK go to Salford City Council planning panel next week.

The plans include 1,395 flats with no affordable housing, huge office blocks up to thirty one storeys high, more private spaces and no Section 106 payments to the city. Peel calls it a `vibrant architectural environment' but it looks like more Salford Quays sterilisation.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD WOMEN LESS LIKELY TO BE PROMOTED AND GET EQUAL WAGES

Star date: 23rd August 2016

WOMEN'S WAGES 18% LOWER THAN MEN AND LESS LIKELY TO GET PROMOTED

Two studies out today show that women's wages and opportunities are still way behind those of men in the workplace.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies research shows that the hourly wages of female employees are currently about 18% lower than men's on average. Meanwhile, the Chartered Management Institute research shows that men are 40% more likely than women to be promoted in management roles and are paid on average £7,948 more than women.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD FLOOD ALERT DISGRACE

Star date: 22nd August 2016

NO FLOOD DEFENCES, NO FLOOD REPORT, NO-ONE CAME NEAR

As the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for Salford this morning, residents in Lower Broughton panicked, moving furniture and goods into higher places. Even though the flood didn't happen, the situation showed that since Boxing Day almost nothing has changed in the area.

"I think it's wrong that there's been no actual work done to protect the residents" said Mike Duddy of the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust. Meanwhile the report into the last flood still hasn't been published.

Full details here...

 
 
LOWER BROUGHTON FLOOD VICTIMS WIN KEY 103 HAPPY STREET PARTY

Star date: 21st August 2016

GORDON STREET THROWS A PARTY AS CASH FOR KIDS WINNERS

Despite bearing the brunt of the Boxing Day Flood, the incredible residents of Gordon Street in Lower Broughton raised over £3,000 for charity, winning the Key 103 Cash for Kids Happy Street competition. Today a huge party was thrown at River View Primary School fields to celebrate.

"I wanted to win it for Lower Broughton and Salford for the things that we've been through over the last eight months with the floods..." said local mum Keri Muldoon.

Full details here...

 
 
DOCTOR WHO MEETS BOND AT STARBURST FILM FESTIVAL WITH AN ECCLES TWINGE

Star date: 21st August 2016

KATY MANNING, MAD MAX, STAR WARS AND ECCLES COLLIDE AT CULT FILM FEST

Starburst International Film Festival
Friday 26th-Sunday 28th August
Manchester Metropolitan University

Doctor Who assistant Katy Manning, James Bond director, John Glen, and loads of luminaries from cult movies like Mad Max and Star Wars, come together this week at the Starburst International Film Festival at Manchester Met Student Union.

One of the organisers is Eccles based Star Wars fan Martin Unsworth who says "it is the communal spirit of the gathering that I am anticipating most..." With classics for kids and horror for freaks the Festival should be wild and weird.

Full details here...

 
 
MS DANCE FRIDAY IN SALFORD AT THE SPORTS VILLAGE

Star date: 21st August 2016

SEATED DANCE PARTY FOR ANYONE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Dance Friday
Friday 26th August (and every last Friday of the month)
Salford Sports Village 11am-12noon free

Dance Friday is a new seated dance class and party suitable for anyone with MS and their family, which takes place on the last Friday of every month at the Sports Village on Littleton Road in Lower Kersal... "Why not put on your dancing shoes and give it a try?" says Jeremy Harris from the MS Society.

Full details here...

 
 
PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT BRING SUBSTANCE HOME

Star date: 20th August 2016

HOOKY PERFORMS TOP JOY DIVISION AND NEW ORDER TRACKS LIVE

Peter Hook and The Light Perform Substance
Friday 16th September
O2 Apollo, Manchester £26

Salford legend Peter Hook and The Light are to perform the first live concerts of the legendary Joy Division and New Order compilation albums Substance, arriving at the Apollo on 16th September. The concert pre-dates the publication of Hooky's long awaited book Substance: Inside New Order, to be published in early October.

Full details here...

 
 
THE KINGS ARMS FESTIVAL 2016 SALFORD

Star date: 20th August 2016

THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGS ARMS FESTIVAL

The Kings Arms Festival
Friday 16th-Sunday 18th September
Kings Arms £15

All the Kings Arms people will say about their upcoming Festival is that "We have lots of surprises up our sleeves this year". And that's it, although previous festivals at the Salford pub have included top music, comedy and DJs, as Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD RED DEVILS FANS FURIOUS AS HULL KR GET QUALIFIER WIN

Star date: 20th August 2016

SALFORD DIDN'T TURN UP SAY FANS

"If I performed at work like that I would be sacked" Salford fan

As Salford Red Devils were stuffed 29-12 by Hull KR last night, fans were furious that the team just didn't turn up as the loss puts their Super 8 Qualifiers on a knife edge.

"They lacked passion and had no pride in the shirt and that for me is just not good enough" states Simon Williams in his match report...

Full match report here...

 
 
SALFORD MPS SIGN LETTER CALLING ON MANCHESTER CITY FC OWNERS TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS

Star date: 19th August 2016

MAN CITY OWNERS CONNECTED TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE SCANDAL

"It is...ironic that one of Manchester's great football clubs should be associated with a regime that is basically oppressive" Human Rights Watch

Two Salford MPs, Rebecca Long Bailey and Graham Stringer, have signed an open letter to Manchester City owner Crown Prince Mansour appealing for the release from prison of human rights activist Mohammed al-Roken in the United Arab Emirates.

Campaigners used the Peterloo Massacre commemoration last week to launch the letter, as Nigel Pivaro reports.

Full details here...

 
 
ALMOST £7,000 OF SALFORD FLOOD FUNDS STILL NOT REACHED VICTIMS

Star date: 18th August 2016

LOWER BROUGHTON FLOOD BENEFIT PROCEEDS AND DONATIONS NOT DISTRIBUTED

Almost £7,000 of money collected from various benefits, donations and Government match funding aimed at supporting Lower Broughton residents hit by the Boxing Day Flood has still not been distributed.

"I think we all feel bad it has taken so long to sort, but rest assured we will ensure the money gets to the people it is intended to benefit and ensure that it is all well publicised so donors know where their money went" says Alison Page, Chief Executive of Salford Community and Voluntary Services, which is holding the bulk of the money.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD CITY COUNCIL £41MILLION CUTS TO HEAP MORE MISERY ON RESIDENTS

Star date: 17th August 2016

£41.7MILLION CUTS EXPECTED OVER NEXT THREE YEARS

To follow Salford City Council's £21.8million cuts this year, there's another £41.7million expected to follow over the next three years – which will see even more services closed, privatised or slashed.

The Tory Government has kindly offered Salford Council this definitive `funding settlement', to 2019-20, and it has until 10th October to respond.

Full details here...

 
 
ANDY BURNHAM SLATES GREATER MANCHESTER £300MILLION LUXURY HOUSING FUND

Star date: 16th August 2016

£300MILLION PUBLIC FUNDING FOR LUXURY APARTMENTS CRITICISED BY GM MAYOR CANDIDATE

Andy Burnham MP, who is the Labour Party candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor, has slated the £300million Greater Manchester Housing Fund – public money which has been used to shore up luxury apartment schemes, including Fred Done's blocks of unaffordable flats in Salford.

"I will renegotiate the aims of this fund" states Burnham, writing for Inside Housing today, "so that we can fully focus it on the long-term goal of an affordable home for all..."

Full details here...

 
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SALFORD STAR - A BIT OF HISTORY

When we began producing the Salford Star nearly ten years ago, in 2006, the aim was always for it to be a magazine - a big, proud, free glossy magazine that would go to as many people in Salford as possible. The reason for this was that, even according to Salford Council figures, only one person in five in the city had access to the internet. Now that figure has possibly risen to around a third. This is why Salford still needs its own accessible magazine.

We also set the Salford Star up to tell the truth, to be the voice of the community, untouched by vested interests. Unfortunately we didn't realise that the reaction to those truths would be so brutal... Salford Council even re-wrote its own constitution for devolved money and ripped up our application for finance. Neither does it respond to Salford Star's requests for quotes or comments. Advertisers have told us that they can't be seen to support the Salford Star for fear of losing contracts…it goes on and on and on.

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