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  2. Police were called just before 11.30pm on Saturday 19 June 2021 to a report of a firearm discharge at a property on Anson Street, Eccles. Police attended and following enquiries located damage to the door of a property that was consistent with that of a firearm discharge. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing and a scene remains in place. Detective Inspector Rebecca Mills of GMP's Salford district, said: Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1442 quoting incident 3586 of 19/06/21. Detail
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  4. How should Salford organisations tackle domestic abuse? That’s the question being asked by Salford City Council as it reviews its domestic strategy for the next five years – and it’s inviting the public to have their say. The quick, five question anonymous survey is online until Wednesday July 14 and is open to anyone whether or not they have experienced domestic abuse. The survey sets out plans for the next five years, which include education on abuse and healthy relationships in schools, make sure services work for teenagers as well
  5. Officers in Manchester city centre arrested a man in a hotel yesterday after an estimated 26,000 fraudulent text messages purporting to be a delivery company were sent in one day. Our PCSOs attended a hotel on Charles Street at around 3.30pm on Thursday 17 June after hotel staff reported suspicious activity by a man seen with a large amount of cables in a bag. The man's hotel room was then found to equipment in the room that officers were able to establish can be used as part of a text message scam to defraud people - known as phishing. A 21-year-old man from Manchester was arre
  6. Eight Salford organisations are joining together to help young people find their future. Youth employment has fallen by eight per cent nationally due to the pandemic and hundreds more young people are due to leave school, college or university this summer. Now careers organisations in Salford are banding together to offer advice to parents and young people on where to find training, jobs, apprenticeships and paid work experience to get them on the career ladder. Councillor Jim Cammell, lead member for children’s and young people’s services, said people may not be aware of some o
  7. A teacher who caught Covid-19 more than six months ago is urging eligible people to come forward for their vaccination as she continues to battle the long-lasting impact of Long Covid. Heather Jones (51) lives in Clifton and is a teacher at a secondary school in Bolton. Heather caught Covid-19 back in November 2020 - just at the start of the second national lockdown - when she began to feel very tired before experiencing shivering and feeling hot at the same time. Initially putting it down to being a consequence of working in a school and picking up common bugs, Heather realised it was mo
  8. Salford’s ambition to become the first Living Wage City in England has been recognised with three awards. At the Living Wage Champion Awards, Salford CVS was recognised for using their funding and grant-making process to promote the real Living Wage in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. This has included supporting a number of local charities to become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation in the last 12 months. The Living Wage Foundation awarded the Salford Living Wage City Action Group, launched in 2019, the Places Champion Award for its success in increasi
  9. Police searching for a missing woman from Salford have sadly found a body believed to be that of Malgorzata Swiatlon. Officers became concerned for the 37-year-old who was last seen on South Radford Street in Salford at around 1pm on Monday 14th June. A body is said to have been recovered from the River Irwell in Lower Broughton earlier today (Weds 16th June). Her next of kin have now been informed. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances around her death and a file has now been passed to the coroner.
  10. Salford City Council is asking local people to help make a difference this Clean Air Day. This national Clean Air Day is Thursday 17 June and the council would like residents to try and travel on foot – or by bike or another sustainable way. Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development at Salford City Council, said: Councillor McCusker continued: To try and help cut emissions the council’s environmental services has recently swopped their diesel vans with 12 electric equivalents. The council bought the new R
  11. Police are asking members of the public to help find Malgorzata Swiatlon, aged 37 years-old, who was last seen on South Radford Street in Salford at around 1.00pm on Monday 14th of June 2021. She is described as white with dark hair, of slim build and wearing glasses. Malgorzata was last seen wearing a grey hoody, blue jeans and yellow slippers. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about Malgorzata and want to make sure she is safe and well. Anyone with information about Malgorzata’s whereabouts should contact police on 0161 856 5488.
  12. The UK's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed the delaying in opening up and relaxation of Covid rules, much to the anger of those in the entertainment and hospitality industry as well as those who were looking forward to weddings and family gatherings. Lockdown has now been extended delaying the roadmap for exit until at least July 19th to prevent up to a predicted 500 deaths per day. The latest move has come about due to findings that the Indian (Delta) variant is up to 80% more transmissible. The PM acknowledged that the virus can not be fully eliminated and that the c
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  14. It brings us great pleasure to announce that our friend Nick Abbott FRICS, Partner at Manchester-based Chartered Quantity Surveyors Simon Fenton Partnership, has been awarded an MBE for services to Young People and Social Inclusion in Salford in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021. Nick, 53, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution as Chair of local charities: Salford Foundation, Salford Foundation Trust and the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp in Prestatyn. This accolade recognises the difference that Nick and his charity colleagues have made to the lives of young people and
  15. Detectives from Greater Manchester Police's dedicated team to tackle organised crime in Salford are speaking to a man and woman in custody after a shotgun was recovered during a warrant in Little Hulton. At around 7.30am earlier today (Friday 11 June) officers from the local neighbourhood team raided an address on Carrfield Avenue where a viable shotgun was seized and taken away in evidence. A 48-year-old man and 54-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and are currently being interviewed. The action is part of GMP Salford's long-running wider
  16. Salford City Council has 50 paid placements available in primary, secondary and special needs schools across the city, ranging from teaching assistants and caretakers to outdoor learning assistants, gardeners, administrators and ICT technicians. The vacancies which last six months and include full training are part of the government’s Kickstart scheme to help young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit escape the risk of long-term unemployment. Salford City Council is offering a series of information sessions to find out more about the placements and th
  17. Police are once again urging the public to report non-emergency matters online instead of calling 999 after experiencing the busiest day of the year so far. Forces across the country have reported seeing significant demand on call handlers after a surge in emergency calls being made to police. Greater Manchester Police has been no different and Tuesday 8 June 2021 was the busiest day of the year so far with 3,628 calls (2,101 of which were 999s) coming into the Operational Communications Branch. Last weekend (Friday 4 June 2021 - Sunday 6 June 2021) saw a total of 6,902 999 calls mad
  18. Detectives in Salford and north Manchester are investigating three firearms discharges in the last three days. Thankfully, no life-threatening injuries have been reported at any of the incidents in the Cheetham Hill, Broughton, and Boothstown areas respectively, and there is nothing to support that the three are linked. However, police are treating the incidents very seriously following a stark decrease in discharges since the end of March thanks to targeted disruption activity by dedicated taskforces in both cities. The first of the incidents occurred before 8pm on Tuesday 8 Ju
  19. Eight men dressed as grannies are to travel from Anfield to Old Trafford on June 26th dressed as grannies to raise funds for specialised physiotherapy for ten-year-old Freya Bailey from Irlam, Manchester. Freya was born with two holes in her heart and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her physiotherapy, which is not available on the NHS, costs around £1,000 per month. Dad Darren, 49, came up with the Scooter Grannies idea in 2016 to help raise funds for an operation which helped ease Freya’s pain. He now has to continue to raise money for ongoing physio which helps to keep her mobile
  20. Schools and organisations across Salford have come together to offer an action-packed range of fun activities, and food, for four to 16-year-olds this summer. The activities, which range from baking and cookery to arts, crafts, sports and music will run across Salford from Monday 26 July to Thursday 19 August. The initiative is aimed to help keep young people in safe, fun and interactive environments during the long summer holidays. Councillor Sharmina August, Lead Member for Inclusive Economy, Anti-Poverty and Equalities at Salford City Council said: Many a
  21. Salford has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus infections with its rate as of today standing at 265.4 cases per 100,000 according to latest Public Health England data (a rise of 102%). This now means that Salford has the second highest rate in the region behind Bolton which has seen a 17% drop thanks to increased vaccinations. As of Thursday 10th June, Salford Royal Hospital currently has 28 patients taking up beds due to Covid-19, two of which are being assisted by ventilation. 137,091 residents have been given their first dose of a vaccine, with 93,822 having been administered with
  22. Earlier this evening at around 6:25pm (Thursday 10th June 2021), police officers are said to have attended a report of a male who witnesses say had pointed and discharged a handgun twice in the location, on a canal bridge close to the Moorings public house on Booths Hall Way in Boothstown. We are being told that at present police have so far found no evidence of any firearms discharge and thankfully no persons are being reported as having been injured. Patrols attended the scene and promptly carried out searches but no offenders have so far been located or identified, however,
  23. There are reports of a firearms discharge having taken place shortly after 11pm on Weds 9th June at Great Cheatham Street West. The road is currently blocked between Bury New Road and Great Clowes Street with a police cordon in place. Police are diverting traffic away from the scene with bus services being re routed. Anyone heading into the area is being asked to seek an alternative route. Greater Manchester Police have said that no one was injured during the incident and that investigations are ongoing. There was damage to a front window consistent with a firearms dis
  24. A new housing development in Salford has seen all of its properties now sold or reserved. Poets in Swinton is the first new-build development from housing association Salix Homes, with all the new homes now snapped up by eager buyers. The 160-home mixed tenure development of two, three and four-bedroom properties, comprises of 120 homes for social housing rent, and a further 40 homes for outright sale, available through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. The final 19 homes for off-plan sale were released in April by Willo Homes – Salix Homes’ new affordable home ownership bran
  25. A man has been charged with wounding three people and attempting to wound two others at a Starbucks in the Arndale shopping centre, Manchester, in an incident dating back to October 2019. The Arndale was completely shut down at the time with no one allowed to enter, police cordoned off the area and a video released online showed a man lay on the ground whilst being detained by officers. Raphael Chevelleau (16/12/1978), of no fixed abode, has been charged with three counts of section 18 assault and two counts of attempted wounding relating to four women and one man - aged between 21 a
  26. It has been almost a year since when in June 2020 GMP responded to two large illegal raves in Greater Manchester, one in Daisy Nook and the other in Carrington. One of these raves saw the tragic death of a member of the public, many others injured and officers being assaulted. Since these raves we have had a dedicated operation in place to scan intelligence and to supply extra resources around hot spot areas to ensure we stop these events taking place. A large number have been prevented by reacting to intelligence we have found, or that has been reported to us by members of the public. Of
  27. TfGM are reporting an operational incident is currently affecting tram services across much of its network leaving most services suspended due to an electrical issue. Additionally some roads in Manchester have been closed due to the incident which seems to be focused between the Victoria and Shudehill tram stops. The underground fire is said to have started on balloon street. There are reports that two people have sustained minor injuries. Anyone planning to travel on the service this morning is being advised to seek alternative arrangements. The line in and out of Med
  28. Police have arrested two men after a stabbing outside a gym in Salford last night. Just before 7.10pm this evening (8 June 2021), officers were called to a report of stabbing at Regents Park on Ordsall Lane. Emergency services attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital where he remains with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Detectives from Salford CID are investigating and enquiries so far suggest the victim was involved in an altercation with four men who had got out of a black Seat Leon and assaulted him. The Seat was later traced to an address in the Mo
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