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SALFORD DRAMA SOCIETY FILMS HILARIOUS S.O.S. VIDEO TO ENTICE MEN

Star date: 30th May 2016

ST LUKE'S ARTS AND DRAMA SOCIETY SEEKS MEN

St Luke's Arts and Drama Society (S.L.A.D.S) has come up with a unique S.O.S. video to entice desperately needed men to join their group to perform, build sets or just help out generally.

The video shows all the women chasing a poor bloke around Seedley before finally capturing him and taking him back to their base. Meanwhile, the top amateur troupe in Salford is performing Oliver the Musical this week at St Luke's Parish Hall.

Full details here...

 
 
RACISM OF DONALD TRUMP FATHER TO BE EXPOSED AT WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY MUSICAL FUNDRAISER

Star date: 30th May 2016

EWAN MACCOLL, WOODY GUTHRIE AND DONALD TRUMP UNDER SPOTLIGHT AT SALFORD FUNDRAISER

Fishing in the Dustbowl
Sunday 5th June 2pm £10/£8
Peel Hall, University of Salford

A musical fundraiser for Salford's Working Class Movement Library next Sunday will see Will Kaufman performing and talking about songs by legendary American radical Woody Guthrie. Will has written extensively about Guthrie and has recently unearthed unpublished lyrics condemning the racism of his landlord, Fred C Trump - Donald Trump's father. John Conolly will also be performing his own songs plus a few from Salford's own Ewan MacColl.

Full details here...

 
 
WOMEN IN TRADE UNIONS PAMPHLET LAUNCH AND PLAY IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 30th May 2016

WOMEN TRADE UNIONISTS TELL THEIR STORIES

Dare To Be Free pamphlet launch and play 
Saturday 4th June 2pm free
Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade

Next Saturday the pamphlet Dare To Be Free, documenting the life of pioneering trade unionist Mary Quayle and latter day women in trade unions, is launched at the Three Minute Theatre in Afflecks Arcade. Following the launch there will be a final performance of the Mary Quaile play, Dare To Be Free, first staged at the May Day Festival this year.

Full details here...

 
 
ADOLF HITLER HORROR OF SALFORD MAN’S PASSPORT PHOTO

Star date: 29th May 2016

`DISTRAUGHT' SALFORD MAN SEES HITLER ON HIS PASSPORT PHOTO

Salford's Stuart Boyd got a massive shock when he opened his new passport, only to see his photo resembling Nazi monster Adolf Hitler.

"I was absolutely gutted and distraught when I saw it" says Stuart "Does nobody check these things before they send them out?" Now Stuart's mates are expecting him to grab the sunbeds when they go on holiday in June, while the Passport Office told the Salford Star that it is `investigating' the Hitler horror.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD SWIMMER SELECTED FOR GREAT BRITAIN JUNIOR TEAM

Star date: 29th May 2016

LEWIS CLOUGH TO REPRESENT BRITAIN AT EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lewis Clough, currently studying for A Levels at Eccles College, has been selected as one of only 26 athletes to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Hungary this summer.

The City of Salford Swimming Club member, who specialises in Freestyle and Butterfly, previously won medals representing England in the Commonwealth Games in Samoa last year.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD MINERS MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT SWINTON CIVIC CENTRE

Star date: 28th May 2016

HUNDREDS GREET THE UNVEILING OF MINERS BENCH AND MEMORIAL

"Have a seat, but as you do have a thought or two for the mine workers of the Irwell Valley..." Brian Stott 

Hundreds of people turned out this afternoon for the unveiling of another fitting memorial to the men, women and boys who worked at Salford's Irwell Valley pits. The memorial – a bench featuring a beautifully carved figure of a miner and a lamp – was unveiled by ex-Agecroft Colliery workers and the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD RED DEVILS 38 WAKEFIELD 8

Star date: 28th May 2016

THREE TRIES IN FIVE MINUTES SEE SALFORD TO VICTORY

Salford ran in three tries in a mesmerising five minute spell early in the second half to sweep to an impressive 38-8 victory over Wakefield, taking another step to clawing back the six points deducted for breaching the salary cap. With that deduction going to the independent Sports Committee, Salford fans have lots to be pleased about, reports Simon Williams...

Match report here...

 
 
FRACKING AND CLIMATE CHANGE TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER MAYOR RACE

Star date: 27th May 2016

ANDY BURNHAM DECLARES AGAINST FRACKING – BUT WHAT ABOUT GM PENSION FUND INVESTMENTS IN FOSSIL FUELS?

After the decision in North Yorkshire to allow test fracking this week, unconventional gas extraction and climate change are becoming central issues in the race to become Greater Manchester Mayor in 2017. Andy Burnham, the favourite to be the Labour Party's candidate, this week came out against fracking and told the Salford Star "I want a Greater Manchester that is building the future and leading the way on renewable energy".

However, Burnham wouldn't respond on the issue of the GM Pension Fund removing its investments from fossil fuel companies, the root of a mighty row between Fossil Free Greater Manchester and Fund Chair, Tameside Labour Councillor Kieron Quinn.

Full details here...

 
 
DEVASTATING IMPACT OF BENEFIT SANCTIONS ON SALFORD PEOPLE

Star date: 26th May 2016

YOUNG PEOPLE `BULLIED' AWAY FROM SUPPORT... DESTITUTION...MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES...`DEVASTATING' IMPACT...

A new report by the Salford Task Force into the impact of benefit `conditionality' and sanctions shows that the tough new welfare regime imposed by the Tory Government has not led to an increase in employment, only `hardship and destitution' through "inappropriate and potentially unlawful" practices.

Groups in Salford affected most by `devastating' sanctions include vulnerable under 25 year olds, people with mental health issues, lone parents and those with language and literacy barriers. Meanwhile, many young people have `disappeared' from the benefit system, `bullied off the books'...

Full details here...

 
 
ANGER AT SALFORD FLOOD REPORT DELAY BY GREATER MANCHESTER COMBINED AUTHORITY

Star date: 25th May 2016

LOWER BROUGHTON BOXING DAY FLOOD REPORT STILL NOT PUBLISHED

A report into the Lower Broughton's Boxing Day flood has still not surfaced, five months after the event. At a stormy community meeting in January the now ex Salford Mayor Ian Stewart promised a full investigation. But the report is nowhere to be seen, with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which is responsible for its publication, refusing to comment.

"What's the hold up, have they got something to hide?" asks flood victim, Debbie Prince "They think that we've forgotten about it but we've not!"

Full details here...

 
 
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD STAFF JOIN NATIONAL PAY STRIKE

Star date: 25th May 2016

SALFORD UNIVERSITY STAFF ON STRIKE OVER `DERISORY' PAY OFFER

UCU members of staff at the University of Salford began a two day strike today over, what they call a `derisory' offer of a 1.1% increase in pay, growing pay inequality and the casualisation of staff, while vice chancellors' and principals' pay has seen a `significant increase'.

"We're on strike to try and redress this differential" says Salford University UCU Treasurer, Glyn Heath. 

Full details here...

 
 
FIRST BUS STRIKE AFFECTS SALFORD SERVICES

Star date: 24th May 2016

SERIOUS BREACHES OF AGREEMENTS LEADS TO FIRST UK BUS STRIKE

Hundreds of bus drivers, members of Unite union, began a 24 hour strike today at First Manchester UK over breaches of longstanding industrial agreements, which will affect services in Salford.

"It is with a heavy heart that our members have been left with no option but to strike" says Unite regional officer Neil Clarke "We regret any inconvenience and disruption caused to passengers, but they cannot and will not sit by and let their hard fought for agreements be trashed."

Full details here...

 
 
GREEN PARTY SLAMS `FIGLEAF’ GREATER MANCHESTER DEVOLUTION CONSULTATION

Star date: 23rd May 2016

GREATER MANCHESTER GREEN PARTIES SLATE CONSULTATION `FARCE'

"We deplore the lack of public consultation that there has been both before and during the introduction of Devo Manc" GM Green Parties Forum.

Greater Manchester Green Parties Forum, which represents local Green Party branches, has slated the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities devolution consultation, which closed on 18th May. 

"From the outset this process has been run by Tory and Labour politicians behind closed doors" says Brian Candeland, North West Green Party Chair "To hold this figleaf consultation now two years down the line is a farce."

Full details here...

 
 
SEXY PSYCHOPATH JOURNALIST LOOSE IN BEETHAM TOWER SHOCK HORROR

Star date: 22nd May 2016

PUTTING THE `HOT' IN `PSYCHOTIC' AND THE `SEXY' IN `PSYCHOPATHIC'

Psychopathy and The Single Girl
Wednesday June 22nd to 25th
King's Arms Theatre

A psychopathic journalist messes with a city lawyer in the Beetham Tower in a controversial new multi-media, sexy, horror, comedy experience, as a series of murders create mayhem, to a background of Manc music and local filmscapes.

Psychopathy and The Single Girl runs for four days in June at the King's Arms and stars Beth Hunter of the upcoming Brit film, Dusty and Me, and Salford actor, Rob Lines, who has just returned from performing in New York alongside Francesca Annis. A strange, stylish, noir night is promised.

Full details here...

 
 
BEING THERE FOR SALFORD PEOPLE

Star date: 22nd May 2016

ONLY FOR CARING AND RELIABLE SALFORD PEOPLE

Are you mature, semi-retired maybe, reliable and caring? This could be the perfect opportunity to do volunteer work, basically by Being There.

Being There has a base at Langworthy Cornerstone and supports people who have illnesses like cancer, strokes and heart disease. The charity's staff and volunteers provide emotional support, transport to hospital appointments and social activities. But it works both ways, says Karen Mercer of Being There..."Volunteering keeps people healthy and sociable...we've even had a couple of marriages."

Full details here...

 
 
ALAN HENNING MEMORIAL GARDEN OPENS IN ECCLES

Star date: 22nd May 2016

`IN MEMORY OF ALAN HENNING WHO GAVE HIS LIFE HELPING PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS IN THEIR TIME OF NEED'

A permanent garden memorial to Salford aid worker Alan Henning was officially opened this week at Eccles Recreation Ground. The circular garden is based upon a clock face, a place of quiet reflection and symbolic of time.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD RED DEVILS EDGE PAST WIDNES ON MAGIC WEEKEND

Star date: 22nd May 2016

SALFORD RED DEVILS 18 WIDNES VIKINGS 12

Salford kicked off the Magic Weekend with a hard fought 18-12 victory over Widnes at the home of Newcastle United. It was a morale boosting win, after another turbulent week at the club as owner Marwan Koukash called for a breakaway from the RFL. Simon Williams reports...

Match report here...

 
 
SALFORD MINERS MEMORIAL BENCH AND STATUE TO BE UNVEILED AT CIVIC CENTRE

Star date: 21st May 2016

FRIENDS OF AGECROFT COLLIERY TO UNVEIL MEMORIAL TO SALFORD MINERS

Unveiling of Miners Memorial Bench, Statue and Stone
Saturday 28th May 12:30pm
Salford Civic Centre, Swinton

Next Saturday, the Friends of Agecroft Colliery will be unveiling a stunning statue of a miner, a bench and a stone to remember those who worked in the mines around Salford, and the many who lost their lives, including the 178 men and boys who perished in the Clifton Hall Colliery disaster of 1885. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Full details here...

 
 
MANCHESTER AND SALFORD NUJ REMEMBERS VERONICA GUERIN

Star date: 21st May 2016

MURDERED JOURNALIST IN FILM AND TALK TRIBUTE

Remembering Veronica Guerin
Sunday 29th May 7:30pm
Three Minute Theatre, Manchester £4

Veronica Guerin, the Irish journalist killed by drugs lords twenty years ago, is to be remembered by Manchester and Salford NUJ branch, with a special screening of the Veronica Guerin film starring Cate Blanchett and a talk by NUJ Irish Secretary Seamus Dooley, who worked with the legendary investigative reporter. The event is open to non-NUJ members.

Full details here...

 
 
SALFORD COUNCIL SPENDS £27,000 ON GARDEN SHED FOR TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW

Star date: 20th May 2016

SALFORD'S £27,000 SHED FOR FIVE DAY FLOWER SHOW

`The exhibit consists of a shed which will be redesigned...'

Salford Council is to spend a total of £26,841.40 on a garden shed exhibit at July's five day, £32 per ticket RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The shed is part of the Blooming Bridgewater project, and "will be redesigned to reference the sights and experiences of the canal environment", the Council states.

As the Council forks out almost £27,000 on the shed, it is currently deciding on whether to axe its £21,600 grant to Ordsall Community Arts, which has been established in its community for almost forty years.

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.

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