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  2. After much speculation on social media regarding the potential sake of the former Salford City Stadium to a third party, Sale Sharks - who have been linked to the deal, have issued a statement calling for talks between Salford City Council and its Co Owners Peel Holdings alongside Salford FC and Salford Red Devils in order to discuss options for creating a 'viable home' for all local clubs. The Sharks CEO Sid Sutton has also said that at this stage they have tendered no formal offer for the stadium which is currently shared by themselves and Salford's Red Devils. There have been unco
  3. A Birmingham man has been jailed for over seven years following a serious collision where four people were injured near Worsley. Mohammed Tabassum (1/7/1991) of Floyer Road, Birmingham, was yesterday (Friday 9 April), sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to seven years and 6 months in jail after he pled guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, perverting the course of justice, failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and failing to report a road traffic collision. In August 2018, Tabassum was involved in a collision which resulted in two men and two women
  4. After extensive searches focused in Irlam and Cadishead, police have sadly confirmed that they have recovered the body of missing local teacher John Curran from the Manchester Ship Canal in Irlam on Friday night. John went missing from his home on Francis Road in Irlam at around 7:30pm on Tuesday 6th April after telling family that he was going for a walk. GMP have said that there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police, said: We wish to express our condolences to his family at this
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  6. Property developers Himor Group (thought to be a subsidiary of Wain Homes) have made a successful purchase of Swinton Park Golf Club for an undisclosed sum, despite a huge campaign to keep it open after it saw permanent closure in September 2020 and subsequently offered for sale just two months later in November of the same year. The Historic 95-year-old club was the focus of a huge campaign to keep it open and subjected to a jointly commissioned audit carried out upon it which determined it to have continued viability as a profitable business and the demand for the facilities in the area
  7. It was the first tournament post lockdown for the U7s Winton wanderers Avengers on bank Holiday Monday as they entered the MYSL (Manchester youth super league) foundation Cup. A foundation formed to help grassroots clubs who are in need of support during these times. Drawn in group A, they had a tough first match against shawside boca but two goals from the excellent Frankie Fisher helped seal the first win of many on the day. The avengers then had matches against Prestwich, Mossback greens and Reddish Vulcans. winning 3 out of the 4 matches leaving them topping the group
  8. It came as a shock to many when news broke this morning of the death of his royal highness the Duke of Edinburgh, just weeks after being discharged from hospital following an illness. It is said that the Prince fell asleep peacefully at Windsor Palace where both he and the queen have been staying throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Salford City Council has this afternoon issued a statement offering its deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family on the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. The Union flag has been lowered to half-mast at Eccles Town Ha
  9. Illegal phones, electrical devices and drugs have been seized following an operation to crack down on organised crime gang members operating from inside prison. Following a significant increase in the number of phone 'throw overs' - where mobile phones are thrown over the prison walls at the prison, a joint-operation named Operation Dragonfire has been launched between Greater Manchester Police (GMP), HMP Forest Bank, HMPPS and North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU), to further the work carried out by prison staff. Intel driven targeted cell searches were carried
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  11. Salford City Council has made the list of candidates standing in the local, city mayor and metro mayor elections available to view after the deadline to be added passed this evening. They can be downloaded via the councils elections webpage or directly via the links below. We will be updating our own elections pages in the coming days. For local election candidates see : Download For Salford City Mayor election candidates see: Download For GM Metro Mayor election candidates see: Download If you have not yet signed up to vote, there is still time, you can find link
  12. Emergency Services were called to the canal tow path close to Monton Bridge yesterday (April 7th) after reports of an elderly man having collapsed. Sadly the man in his 80s had died at the scene and police temporarily cordoned off the area along the towpath as well as the entrance to it along the top of Verdun Road. Police and Paramedics from North West Ambulance Service attended. There are no suspicious circumstances and the police have now informed his family. A spokesperson for GMP said: Our condolences to his family and friends at this awful time.
  13. A man has been jailed after being found in possession of 'numerous packs of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine' and 'a quantity of cash' after police pulled over a suspicious vehicle in Little Hulton almost a year ago. The vehicle Ali was driving was stopped on Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, on April 17, 2020 and was arrested immediately. It may have take a lot of hard work to get a result but finally Husnain Ali of Rishton Lane in Bolton was jailed after he entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, obstructing police and driving with no ins
  14. With research revealing that since the COVID 19 pandemic almost 40% of disabled people in the United Kingdom are less active, sport inclusion charity Access Sport is continuing its vital work to work together at a community and strategic level to make sport accessible to all. Reflective of this mission, the build of a new bike track is underway in Salford, Greater Manchester, designed to utilise the power of sport to create positive change for the community, including its vulnerable young people. Being built with support from Access Sport, The London Marathon Charitable Trust, Place
  15. At the start of the month we ran an article regarding the potential sale of the former Salford City Stadium, now known as the AJ Bell Stadium, located in Barton. Salford City Council maintain that any discussions on the sale of the stadium are still in the early stages and as yet neither the Council or Peel who make up the other half of CosCos (the joint owned 50-50 venture) have agreed any sale. An approach has been made in the past by the owner of Sale Sharks which was promptly turned down, with Salford Deputy Mayor, John Merry deeming the offer as being “unacceptable”. On the
  16. The first game of 2021 for Winton Wanderers U13 Flames following the Covid lockdown was a 9v9 home fixture at Cleavleys versus Mossbank JFC from Bolton. After a cagey and slightly rusty start, Winton built some pressure and were unlucky not to take the lead with a free kick from Lacey tipped over the bar. The pressure eventually paid off with a poachers finish by new girl Beebs starting up front in her debut. Beebs then added a second with a lovely lob from the edge of the box. Mossbank’s heads didn’t go down though and Winton’s defenders had to keep winning their forward ball
  17. At around 10pm on Tuesday 6th April 2021, police were called to a report of a serious road traffic collision on Albion Way, Salford. Officers attended and established that a vehicle had collided with the barrier, whilst taking the exit off the M602. Emergency services attended and a male and female - aged 23 and 21 - were taken to hospital, where they remain with serious injuries. No arrests have been made, and enquiries are ongoing. Constable Neil Pennington from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Greater Manchester Police said: Anyone with information sho
  18. Can you help police find John Curran, 29, who was last seen on Francis Road in Irlam, at around 7pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021? John is described as being white, of large build, approximately 5ft 11, with short, dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark grey jeans and black trainers with white stripes. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about John and want to make sure he is safe and well. Anyone with information about John's whereabouts should contact police on 0161 856 5063.
  19. GMP's Traffic Division used a tactical ramming method to knock a illegal motorcyclist from his bike on Park Road in Swinton yesterday evening (Tuesdays 6th April), and it was all caught on video camera. The Balaclava Clad off-road biker was spotted riding with a fellow biker in a dangerous manner around the streets of Salford. Police were forced to take steps to stop the reckless rider to ensure the safety of the public. Unfortunately they were unable to apprehend the rider as he was able to jump on the back of a second bike and both made their getaway. GMP will now se
  20. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area around the junction between the M602 and Regent Road after a serious vehicle smash this evening. Police were called at around 10:30pm to reports of an accident having taken place between junctions 2 & 3 of the M602. The Eastbound carriage way has been closed and traffic diversions are in place. Emergency services, including Police, NWAS and GMFRS are currently on scene to deal with the situation. Traffic is currently being diverted around the area with two lanes of regent road closed. Highways England say:
  21. A family-owned construction company has made a strong start to its golden jubilee year with a £2.5m contract to build an extension at a Cheshire school, taking its order book to over £13m. MC Construction, which is based in Salford, has begun work on the scheme at Park Lane Special School in Macclesfield. The contract has been awarded by Cheshire East Council, procured through the North West Construction Hub framework. It follows a project completed at the school which saw MC Construction build an emergency temporary mobile classroom block for the new pupil intake last September
  22. Salford housing association Salix Homes has scored a hat-trick of nominations in the prestigious Northern Housing Awards. Salix Homes has been shortlisted in three categories in the Northern Housing Awards, which recognise the achievements of housing providers in the north. Social housing development Joan Lestor House in Walkden has been named as a finalist in the Best Development for Social/Affordable Rent category. Salix Homes transformed the derelict former women’s refuge into nine apartments for social rent – some of the first new, social housing to be created in the a
  23. Salford City Council is reminding residents the clock is ticking for those who have not registered to vote. And the council is encouraging those who have already registered to consider applying for a postal vote to ensure they make their mark even if they’d prefer to stay at home. People have until midnight on Monday 19 April to register to vote - and until Tuesday 20 April to apply for a postal vote. Returning Officer Tom Stannard said: “The polls will open at 7am on Thursday 6 May and it is important that local people have their say. I’d encourage all our residents to make sur
  24. A man has been charged following a collision on Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. Thomas Anthony Joseph Keogh (14/02/1992) of no fixed address has been charged with: - Threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place. - Possessing a bladed article in a public place. - Aggravated vehicle taking. He has been remanded to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court today, Monday April 2021. At around 5.45pm on Saturday 3 April a female pedestrian in her 30s was injured after a vehicle being pursued by officers was involved in a collision with a w
  25. Has it EVER made any money since it was built ....This was in my opinion a vanity building project ,,no names but they know who they are,,,,Just sell it off and plug the hole that has been drainng our ratepayers money for years.... make sure The Reds have a safe home though John "Defo" Catterall
  26. i spent many a hour watching the water over water bridge open in the school holidays i live on the wimpy estate a short bike ride away i also got to photograph the dropping of the chimneys for the old power station close bye
  27. For the past few days at least, Salford has basked in relatively warm temperatures with plenty of sunshine to entice us out of our homes and into the locals parks for a spot of that all important exercise, however this sunny period is soon to come to an abrupt end as cold polar winds and wintery weather head our way from the Artic. A stark contrast from Todays sunshine - Monton - 4th April. Forecasters are predicting the high likelihood of frost across the region but it is not all bad news, Salford is expected to be spared the worst of the wintery weather, with just a small cha
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