TAXI DRIVER SADLY DIES AFTER A COLLISION ON TRAFFORD ROAD LAST WEEK
A taxi driver has died following a road traffic collision in Salford last week (Thursday 10th September)
Police are appealing to the public for information after a 46-year-old taxi driver died two days after a serious road traffic collision in Salford.
At around 9am on Thursday 10 September 2020, a grey Renault Megane taxi was travelling northbound on Trafford Road before turning right onto Phoebe Street.
The taxi collided with a brown Audi A3 which was travelling southbound on Trafford Road.
The driver of the taxi – a 46-year-old man – suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he sadly died on Saturday 12 September.
The driver of the Audi A3 – a 22-year-old man – suffered minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.
A third vehicle – a black Audi A5 – was also travelling southbound on Trafford Road when the incident occurred but failed to remain at the scene.
The driver – a 27-year-old man – was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.
Officers are appealing to anyone with dash cam footage or who witnessed the collision to contact them as part of their ongoing enquiries.
Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“Firstly, my thoughts are with the man who sadly passed away this weekend as a result of injuries sustained in this awful collision.
“We are working to ascertain the circumstances behind this incident and are appealing to any members of the public who may have been driving through the area at the time to come forward and assist our enquiries.
“This collision occurred at a busy time of morning and I’m confident there will be people out there who saw what happened or who have dash cam footage of the moments prior to the incident that can significantly help us with this investigation.”
Anyone with any information or dash cam footage should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 680 of 10/09/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police in Salford are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Co-op in Orsdall.
At around 5.10am on Friday 11 September 2020 police were called to a report of a burglary at the Co-op on Ordsall Lane, Salford.
Officers attended and enquiries established that three men wearing face coverings had attempted to steal a cash machine from the store, causing damage to the shop front.
The offenders are then believed to have fled the scene with money from the cash machine in a blue Jeep Cherokee.
Police say that no injuries have been reported.
So far no arrests have been made and enquiries remain ongoing.
Police Constable Christopher Hatton of GMP's Salford Division, said:
This is not the first time that the store has been targeted by thieves, in min December 2019 a Limousine was used to ram raid the shop not long after it opened.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5471 quoting incident number 435 of 11/09/2020. Reports can also be made anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
THE SHOW GOES ON THIS CHRISTMAS AT THE LOWRY WITH NOT ONE BUT TWO SOCIALLY DISTANCED SHOWS AT THE QUAYS VENUE THIS NOV/DECBy KARL
The Lowry in Salford has today confirmed plans to go-ahead with not one, but two Christmas shows this November and December.
The arts centre on Salford Quays will offer theatregoers the choice of the international smash hit musical SIX (27 November 2020– 10 January 2021) and family favourite The Gruffalo (12 December 2020 – 10 January 2021).
Both shows were originally set to take place in the venue’s 450-seat Quays Theatre- but have now moved into the much larger 1,700-seat Lyric Theatre which can allow for 1m+ social distancing between each booking.
All existing ticket holders for SIX and The Gruffalo are being contacted about the new arrangements.
The new seating configuration allows for COVID-secure deep-cleaning of the auditorium between each performance and ensures zero crossover of incoming and outgoing audiences. Temperature checks will be taken of all audience members entering the building and face covering policy will be in place together with sanitising stations throughout the venue and staggered entry times to reduce queues.
Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said:
SIX is returning to The Lowry after a sell-out run last Christmas. The show has become a global phenomenon since its early days as a student production at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards.
SIX producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes and George Stiles say, ‘We have the opportunity to give work to 50 or so actors, musicians, technicians, stage managers, production managers, costume makers, marketing, press, ticketing and office staff.
The touring cast for SIX includes: Lauren Drew (Catherine of Aragon), Maddison Bulleyment (Anne Boleyn), Lauren Byrne (Jane Seymour), Shekinah McFarlane (Anna of Cleves), Jodie Steele (Katherine Howard) and Athena Collins (Catherine Parr), with Alternates Jennifer Caldwell, Cassandra Lee and Harriet Watson. Accompanying the Queens are the show’s all female band The Ladies in Waiting.
New bookings for SIX in the Lyric Theatre go on-sale at 10am on Wednesday 16 September. New bookings for The Gruffalo in the Lyric Theatre go on-sale on Friday 25 September.
All tickets will be available at: www.thelowry.com
We are being asked what the funny smell in the air is around Ordsall?
Salford folks have been reporting a smell of burning rubber and that is exactly what it is, as someone has set alight a number of tyres on waste ground near to Robert Hall Street.
Black smoke could be seen rising above the area and drifting towards the area.
There is no risk to life or property.
Firefighters are currently on scene and tackling the blaze.
GM Fire said: