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  2. Salford IT expert Councillor John Mullen will have a whole new set of commands to programme into his Alexa – ‘manage my diary.’ Councillor Mullen, who represents Barton ward, will today (Wednesday January 20) be sworn in as Salford’s Ceremonial Mayor with his wife Michelle as Mayoress. The ceremony, which should have taken place last May, has been delayed because of the pandemic. Councillor Mullen paid tribute to outgoing Ceremonial Mayor Councillor Charlie McIntyre saying he had gone ‘above and beyond’ to serve the people of the city. “I’m delighted to be taking over the chain
  3. Gareth Cumbo, owner of the, Only Sweets and Treats, retro sweetshop on Eccles Precinct has plans to bring a little sweetness into the lives of nurses at Salford Royal Hospital and Care Homes in the area on Valentine's Day this year. He hopes to repeat his success of last year when he delivered free boxes of sweets to the nurses as a gesture of goodwill for all the hard work that they do. Gareth Said, If you wish to help Gareth you can donate via contacting the Only Sweets and Treats shop on Facebook or by popping in and whilst you there help support a local business and treat
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  5. Three rapid COVID-19 test centres have opened this week, as part of Salford City Council’s strategy to identify more positive cases and stop the spread the virus. Frontline and key workers in Salford – those who cannot work from home and who have no symptoms of COVID-19 - are encouraged to be tested twice a week using rapid lateral flow tests. These tests are a new kind of technology with results available usually within an hour so can be used to test a higher number of people without COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who tests positive using a rapid lateral flow test will then be advised to self
  6. Police are appealing for information after a teenager was stabbed in Salford. Officers were called to reports of a disturbance on Cemetery Road in Swinton around 10.20pm last night (Tuesday 12 January 2021). A 15-year-old boy later presented at hospital with a stab wound and at this time it is believed his injuries were sustained in the earlier disturbance. He remains in hospital for treatment and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Officers are currently at the scene carrying out enquiries.No arrests have been made. Detective Inspector Thomas Willis, of GMP'
  7. Five reports of robberies in Parr Fold Park were reported to have taken place between 5 January and 8 January 2021 where three males were reported to have threatened victims with a knife and made off with cash, electronics and a mountain bike. At 4.50pm on 5 January, a teenager was assaulted on the cycle path and his headphones were taken. Over an hour later at 6pm, another teenager was assaulted and threatened before the group of males made off with cash. The following day on 6 January, between 4.30pm and 4.45pm, two teenagers were also robbed of their cash. On Friday (8 Januar
  8. That all sounds good & as things should be,well done to all concerned.Does that mean that re-surfacing of the main carriageway will be done & not just small patches which need to be repaired almost every Winter?
  9. Last year, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Economic Crime Unit recovered over £3 million for victims of fraud. The unit focusses on getting money back for victims where they can, as well as working to educate the public on the latest scams, what to look out for and how to protect themselves and their hard earned money. Towards the beginning of last year, when the pandemic began, the team saw a rise in scams relating to the coronavirus so worked to put out warnings on their dedicated Twitter account, as well as using posters to signpost people to information. The hub also worked w
  10. Liverpool Street Corridor is set to benefit of £3.1m of funding to benefit walkers and cyclists. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett made the decision to award the contract at the Procurement meeting on Wednesday 6 January. It will see more attractive and improved routes for walkers and include segregated cycle lanes for those on bikes. The proposals also recognise the continuing importance of general traffic and will maintain existing vehicle capacity. The overall project is valued at £3,106,170.70, comprising of; £2,500,000 of Growth Deal 2 funding, £100,000 of Local Match an
  11. Two men have been arrested and dozens of weapons seized from a house in Prestwich by officers dedicated to GMP's operation to tackle organised crime in Salford. Around 45 weapons, including bladed weapons, imitation firearms and a crossbow, were recovered during a house search in the Rainsough area on Sunday afternoon. Patrols from Operation Naseby - GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford - were driving through the Swinton area on Sunday 3 January when they stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in class A drug supply. A 54-year-old
  12. At around 2.50pm on Monday 28 December 2020, police were called by paramedics responding to a report of two injured males in Buile Hill Park off Eccles Old Road. Officers attended and established that three males, aged 18, 17 and 14, had been assaulted. They were taken to hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. Police have now launched an investigation and are appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch. DS Roger Jones, of GMP's Salford district, said: Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 2079
  13. How come the police are happy to report/record this but what about the 80,000 cases that were not recorded by GMP and this is why they are in Special Mesures due to not getting priorities in the right order, the public are paying council tax for a police service that is not fit for purpose and has not been for over five years, its time for heads to roll and that goes for a lot of people at the Town Hall and not just in Manchester but Salford as well, too many hangers-on filling their own pockets with taxpayers money.
  14. I came across this story from December, 1920 in the pages of the Salford City Reporter and it tells what happens when love breaks down and tempers get frayed. Lucy M Roberts who resided at Albany Street, Salford appeared at the Stipendiary Magistrates Court asking for a separation from her husband, Thomas who was a commissionaire at Salford Town Hall, Bexley Square. She told the Magistrates that he was her second husband and they had been married since June, 1917, but she had left him, last Tuesday because of his persistent cruelty. At the end of November he didn't give her any
  15. I appreciate people need to get from a to b but not putting others at risk. I have been caught out a couple of times in Eccles on Church Street by electric scooters moving in & out of traffic & off & on pavements. They are silent, poor or no lights and far too fast! Wearing a hi vis jacket doesn't make you safe on one of these things unless you're going about safely.
  16. Since 1 October 2020, Greater Manchester Police have seized over 20 electric scooters as part of a crackdown on their illegal use on roads, pavements, cycle lanes and other public places. Despite the increased popularity in the use of e-scooters, GMP officers are reminding people that current laws only allow for them to be ridden on private land with the owner's permission. E-scooters used in public places can be seized by police, and riders may be prosecuted for operating a vehicle without insurance. There is currently a trial ongoing in Salford in partnership with Transport for Gre
  17. Five people have been arrested after police executed warrants in Salford. On Wednesday 23 December 2020, officers searched five properties as part of an investigation into the supply of drugs. Two men, aged 24 and 55, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of drug offences. Two men, aged 19 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences. They remain in police custody for questioning. Suspected class A and B drugs, a taser, CS gas as well as offensive weapons and a large quantity of cash were seized. Enquires are ongoing. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jone
  18. A tattooist from Salford, who was found guilty of raping a client and sexual assaulting five other women at his parlour between 2013 and 2019, has been jailed. Paul Little (10/07/1964), of Cutnook Lane, Irlam, was sentenced today (Tuesday 22 December 2020) at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, after being previously found guilty of sexual offences against a total of eight women – aged between 19 and 49. The court heard how Little had inappropriately touched the women when they had come in the store to have a tattoo done on them and, on two separate occasions, he exposed himself to the
  19. Police were called just after 8am on Thursday 19 November 2020 after a report of a 39-year-old man attending hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot. The shooting took place earlier that morning around 5am, near to Cromwell Road in Salford. Detectives launched an investigation and yesterday (Monday 21 December 2020) officers executed a firearms warrant at an address in Salford and arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of section 18 assault, firearm offences and money laundering. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries. Five further firearms warrants were exec
  20. Emergency services are currently attending a scene on Liverpool Road in which at least one person is thought to have been injured after a large boom was heard across parts of Salford this morning. Shortly after 11am this morning (22nd Dec), police fire and ambulance services were seen arriving at a premises on Liverpool Road in Cadishead, a man said to be in his 30's was later rushed to hospital in a serious condition after suffering chemical burns. A hazardous materials team (HART) are on site and dealing with the situation and an investigation into the incident is underway. A
  21. CrossFit SCL, a new CrossFit gym is coming to Salford Quays. Launching on Monday 4 January, the new facility is located at Ordsall Leisure Centre and will serve the local community. The gym or ‘Box’ as CrossFitters refer to it, is a new venture from Salford Community Leisure, the city’s leisure trust which also manages and operates other leisure facilities across Salford, including 8 leisure centres and the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre. It will become the first CrossFit Box operated by a leisure trust in the Greater Manchester region and marks a positive step into this market for
  22. Wheelchair users and pushchair pushers will be able to get closer to nature thanks to improvements to an Eccles nature reserve. The work at Three Sisters, off Rutland Road, Ellesmere Park, will also improve the home of the creatures which live on site, is being funded by Salford City Council through Section 106 funding which is paid by developers to mitigate the impact of housebuilding. The work will replace an old jetty over the ponds with a more accessible bankside jetty and pond dipping platform and replace two damaged boardwalks with gravel footpaths which will be more ‘wheel’ fr
  23. Plans to relax the Covid-19 rules for 5 days over the Christmas period have been scrapped for much of the South of the country and limited to Christmas Day in the rest of England as London, Kent, Essex and Bedfordshire are all plunged into a new Tier 4 from midnight. Those within Tier 4 can not mix with anyone outside of their household with stay at home orders issued except for those travelling to work or education. The restrictions will be reviewed on the 30th December. This follows from announcement made earlier in the week that suggests that a new strain of the Coronavirus which
  24. Fans have been left furious after Salford Red Devils was handed a £15,000 fine with half of it suspended after failing to fulfil a scheduled fixture against Warrington Wolves on Friday 30th of October. The club claims it was unable to field a team as it had been left with just 13 players available for selection as a result of 'fixture congestion' from the clubs involvement with the Challenge Cup Final. As a result, Warrington was handed a 24-0 victory and referred to the leagues compliance department for not complying to the leagues covid protocols for withdrawing from such a fixture
  25. A man who stabbed a woman and threatened to stab others before claiming he was a terrorist in the Arndale Centre last year has been given a hospital order. Ali Algdaner (08/01/1993), of Talbot Street, Eccles, was sentenced today (Friday 18 December 2020) at Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) to an indefinite order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983. He had previously admitted affray, section 47 assault and communicating false information causing a bomb hoax. The court heard how Algdaner had entered a restaurant in the centre, as it was beginning to close for the evening
  26. Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has quit this afternoon, just days after the publication of a damning report into failures in crime reporting within the constabulary which have now lead to intervention and special measures being imposed. Mr Hopkins has been on medical leave due to suffering from labyrinthitis - an inner-ear infection which affects your balance - since the end of October. In a statement Mr Hopkins said: ACC Ian Pilling will not take his place as acting police constable with immediate effect. Greater Manchester's Metro Mayor, Andy
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