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  2. Police were called at around 9:45pm on Saturday 17th August after reports of a gun being discharged at a property on New Barton Street, Irlams o'th' Heights. There have been no casualties reported and a police cordon has been put in place around the house and surrounding area as forensics teams continue their investigations. A GMP Spokesperson said, Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9403 quoting incident number 3068 of 17/08/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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  4. This Flood Alert is no longer in force Persistent heavy rain has triggered a flood alert along the Lower Irwell Catchment Area around Kersal and Broughton as well as into Manchester. The rain will clear southeastwards before midnight, with winds easing. Much of the rest of the night will be dry for most part with only isolated showers, but the showers will become more frequent towards dawn. Further showers are forecast throughout the day of Saturday 17th. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 19:30 today and 03:00 am tomorrow, 17/09/19. It is believed there is also a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Irk and Medlock, Wince and Worsley Brooks and their tributaries too. It is expected that river levels will peak at 23:45 on 16/08/19. Incident response staff are closely monitoring the weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood alerts if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. You can sign up for flood alerts and warnings using this link: https://www.fws.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register
  5. On a sunny day in August, 60,000 - 80,000 peaceful and predominately working class people from the region, embarked on a journey to call for parliamentary reform and a fairer and more just society for all. What would happen later that day would become a stain on the fabric of our nation which would still continue to resonate 200 years after. It is said that at least 18 people would lose their lives that day in the ensuing bloodbath, a further 650 men, women and children would suffer life changing horrific injuries in what would go on to be forever known as the Peterloo Massacre. What was aimed to be a peaceful protest for greater democracy for the people, had descended into carnage as the order by overly spooked magistrates to send in the Calvary was given, a decision that would forever change our nation. The first to be killed would be a two-year-old child who was knocked from his mothers arms and trampled to death under the hooves of horses as the the mounted yeomanry made their charge. The young William Fildes would be the first of many to be killed or injured that day. John Ashton was sabred and trampled on by crowd. John Ashworth was sabred and trampled, he was a Special Constable, presumably attacked unintentionally by the cavalry. William Bradshaw was shot by musket. Thomas Buckley sabred and stabbed by bayonet. Robert Campbell was killed by a mob in Newton Lane he was also a Special Constable. James Crompton was trampled on by the cavalry. Edmund Dawson died of sabre wounds at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. William Dawson was sabred, crushed and killed on the spot. Margaret Downes was killed by a sabre. William Evans was trampled by cavalry, Evans was also a special constable. William Fildes was just two-years-old when he was ridden over by cavalry, he was also the first to die that day, his mother was also struck and injured by the Calvary. Mary Heys was ridden over by cavalry, the mother of six children, and pregnant at the time of the meeting. She died having been left disabled and suffering from almost daily fits following her injuries, the premature birth of her seven-month-old child resulted in her death. Sarah Jones had no cause given for her death by Marlow but is listed by Frow as "bruised in the head". She was the mother of seven children and it was said she had been beaten on the head by a constables truncheon. John Lees was an ex-soldier who had fought in the Battle of Waterloo. Arthur Neil was said to have been inwardly crushed. Martha Partington the Eccles woman was thrown into a cellar and killed on the spot. John Rhodes sustained a sabre wound to the head. His body would suffer the further indignity of being dissected by order of magistrates who wished to prove that his death was not a result of Peterloo. The coroner's inquest concluded that he had died from 'natural causes'. Joshua Whitworth was shot at New Cross. To mark the bicentennial anniversary, a number of events will be taking place across the region. For a full list of events please see the official website: https://peterloo1819.co.uk/events/ On Saturday the 17th of August a section from Salford will set off at 1:15 pm from Cobden Street to the big event outside Manchester Central Exhibition Centre where speeches will be given and and the six-acts 'illegal picnic' will take place. The march will join up with fellow marchers from Middleton en-route at Deansgate. The following day on Sunday the 18th of August will see a 'March for Democracy' led by local trade unionists who will be meeting at 11:30 am on Queen Street before rallying upon Albert Square at 1:00 pm whereupon speakers will address the crowds and live family friendly entertainment and appearances by several well known celebrities are set to mark the occasion. The event will close at 4:00 pm.
  6. Victoria Kielty, Head of Academic Studies, said: “We are delighted with the outstanding results our students have achieved. It has been an exceptionally successful year in terms of high grades and value added performance.” At Pendleton Sixth Form College, 72% of A-level students celebrated achieving top grades. Former Walkden High School pupil, Rachel Campbell, achieved an outstanding three A* grades in maths, further maths and physics, and will now be going to the University of Manchester to continue her studies in mathematics. The star student said: “I am really pleased with my results and thankful to all of my teachers at Pendleton Sixth Form College for helping me get these wonderful grades.” (Rachel Campbell) Toochukwu Mike Azorji, who chose to study at Pendleton Sixth Form College because of its notably high pass rates, accomplished an impressive set of results which included two A* grades in biology and maths, and an A in chemistry. He now hopes to use his results to apply to study medicine at university and one day hopes to become a doctor. (Toochukwu Mike Azorji) Former All Hallows High School pupil, Charlotte Ellaby, said: “I am really excited I got into the university of my choice and will continue to study the subject I love.” She will now go on to study economics at Kings College, London after receiving an A* in law and three A grades in economics, maths and further maths. (Charlotte Ellaby) Georgia Reeves had equally inspiring results which secured her place studying cognitive neuroscience combined with psychology at the University of Manchester. After receiving her A* in psychology and two As in biology and art and design, she said: “It’s overwhelming to find out I have received even better grades then I expected and to finally know all my hard work has paid off. “The grades I achieved were thanks to the support of staff at Pendleton.” (Georgia Reeves) It was a similar story for those studying on Vocational courses, with 80% of students achieving high grades. Former Albion Academy pupil, Jessica Singh, achieved a triple distinction star in applied science, the highest possible grade for those studying on a Vocational course. She said: “I feel very relieved after receiving my results and it just shows hard work really does pay off.” Jessica has secured her place at the University of Salford studying biomedical science. She one day dreams of becoming a surgeon and is now well on her way to attaining her chosen career. (Jessica Singh) Eve Rowan, who previously attended Walkden High School, also achieved a triple distinction star and will now go on to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). RADA is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the world and the musical theatre student is delighted to be attending the Royal Academy this September. (Eve Rowan) Enrolment for 2019 entry will begin on Thursday 22 August 2019.
  7. Police are looking for Jonathan Carroll (18/07/77) who was released from prison in June 2019 after being jailed in 2017 for malicious wounding. He is now wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his license. Carroll is known to have links to the Salford area. Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Carroll should contact police on 0161 856 5238 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111
  8. Steven Logan


    Apparently there are rumours of Man Utd "fans" going to the match, in order to cause trouble, no surprise there, then
  9. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace family of Peter David Gilbody from Salford. Peter passed away aged 72-years-old at his home address on Liverpool Street, Salford on 12 August 2019. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information about Peter's next of kin should contact the Police Coroner’s Office on 0161 856 5376
  10. The Ammies are set to square off against rivals Leeds this evening for the first round of the Carabao Cup and GMP is taking no chances by fielding its own increased visible police presence around the Peninsula Stadium and Manchester's City Centre this evening. Leeds fans will be heading across the Pennines to watch their club do battle with Salford FC and Police have been working with both clubs to ensure that it all goes off without a hitch as the cup rivals go head to head. Chief Superintendent Stuart Ellison, Match Commander for the Salford City v Leeds United fixture, said: Salford is competing for the first time for the Carabao Cup after its historic 3-0 Wembley victory against Fylde last season which saw them elevated to League Two. This also marks the first time that the teams will have met and it is sure to reignite old rivalries for the Ammies 'Class of 92' owners who have history with Leeds. Roads around the area are expected to be extra busy tonight so ensure you take that into account if travelling.
  11. Housing association Salix Homes and its youth panel Boost4Youth are hosting the event at Buile Hill Park on Monday, August 19 to help raise awareness of some of the real issues that affect young people today. The agenda has been set by members of the Boost4Youth group, which is made up of a group of Salford teenagers who act as the voice of young people in Salix Homes’ neighbourhoods across Salford. Jeanette Green, neighbourhood manager at Salix Homes, said: The event will comprise of a series of interactive workshops and sessions around knife crime, sexual health, body image and eating disorders, child sexual exploitation, healthy eating and exercise and employment opportunities. There will also be a range of fun challenges, competitions and entertainment as well as refreshments served. Salix Homes has teamed up with a number of partner organisations to deliver the sessions including the LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester Police, the Audacious Foundation and the Salford Foundation. Boost4Youth member Orin Oyewale, aged 18, said: The Youth Conference is one of a number of events taking place as part of Salix Homes’ annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week, which takes place from August 19 – 23, and encourages local people to make a difference in their communities. The free event takes place at Buile Hill Park Hall from 1pm-4pm. Register for your free ticket at Eventbrite: HERE Captions: Salix Homes’ Boost4Youth group have organised a Youth Conference in Salford.
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  13. Within this role, you will be responsible for providing vital information for the effective, safe, and efficient conduct of flights using the aerodrome and the associated air traffic zone. Previous experience is not essential as full training is provided. City Airport is a busy general aviation airport with a complex traffic environment and are looking for an individual who is able to work under a variety of workloads, is flexible, and willing to help us develop and grow our business whilst providing first class service to our customers. Employment is subject to passing a defined medical standard, passing of written examinations and suitable progress through initial training programme and successful validation during a probationary period in accordance with CAP 1032 Aerodrome FISO Licensing. RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE Conduct duties to provide an Aerodrome Flight Information Service, and maintain FISO competency in accordance with Airport policies and procedures. Co-ordinate the interaction of aircraft operations and airside activities. Monitor and maintain aerodrome status systems and equipment. Promulgate and record information about aerodrome status and conditions. Inspect the apron and manoeuvring area and monitor/co-ordinate work in progress. Carry out FISO training and instruction to maintain own qualification and support the training activity of the Airport. Assume Airport Duty Officer Responsibilities when required. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Excellent IT skills (Word Processing, Email etc) Excellent Practical Skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to work with others at all levels within the organisation Self-reliant and resilient Able to work to targets and deliver results Willing and able to work flexibly QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The holder must; Hold a Current UK driving licence Be of suitable fitness to hold an appropriate medical certificate Have an ability to work well under pressure Have an ability to prioritise and organise own workload Be capable of fast decision making in a high paced, multitasking environment. Be a good team player Be able to maintain the confidentiality of company and security-related information within the department. FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE OFFICER Hours: Minimum 40 hours per week (annualised) on a repeating shift rota basis which will include regular weekend working including eight and ten hour shifts. 7 day/week availability required. Flexibility essential. Additional hours will be required to cover provide shift cover and for operational requirements. Term: Permanent following suitable medical assessment and validation within a 6 month probationary period. Salary: Starting at £23,000 per annum. Location: City Airport & Heliport (Barton Aerodrome). https://www.cityairportandheliport.com/vacancy-fiso
  14. There were over 200 firearms handed in made up of real guns, replicas and plastic imitation guns. Among the firearms handed in there were a number of deactivated guns including an AK47, an Uzi sub-machine gun and a Bren WW2 machine gun. Superintendent Danny Inglis said,
  15. The UK Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds and heavy rainfall which is expected over the coming 48 hours. Today: Heavy rain and strong winds clearing northwards this morning, with a mixture of bright spells and scattered showers following. The showers are likely to turn heavy and possibly thundery, especially during the afternoon. Feeling warm and humid. Maximum temperature 23 °C. Tonight: Scattered showers continuing overnight, turning heavy and thundery at times, and perhaps merging to give some longer spells on rain. Winds also increasing overnight. Minimum temperature 14 °C. Saturday: Bright spells and showers on Saturday. The showers will be heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and slow-moving in the north. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
  16. If you are looking to kick the kids off the Xbox, free them from Fortnite and ditch the devices, there are many affordable sports camps and activities available at schools and leisure centres in Salford including four summer clubs that £2 per child (per day). Some even come with a free lunch and free transport (for Salford residents). Sports camps, gymnastics and dance activities Teen weights sessions New for summer 2019 are teen weigh lifting sessions at Worlsey Leisure Centre. These fully supervised hour-long classes are designed to develop the core movements required in Olympic Weight Lifting. Sessions cost £2.90 for non members and free for teen members. Running until August 29th. Book online in advance. Teen memberships are ideal for 11-17s in the summer holidays costing £10-20 per month. Co-Op Academy Walkden (formally Walkden High School) summer club - £2 PER CHILD PER DAY Running until 30 August, 10am-3pm, £2.00 per person, per day (additional costs for off site trips) for 8-16s. Children will enjoy swimming, climbing wall, watersports, parkour, street dance, arts and crafts, basketball, dodgeball, rounders, football, Nintendo Wii and Xbox giant screen experience, plus off site trips. Free fruit and free transport available from selected locations. To book call 0161 778 0569 or email amy.hallsworth@scll.co.uk Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centre - £2 PER CHILD PER DAY Running until 30 August, 12-3, £2.00 per person per day, for 8-16s. Take part in our fun holiday programme this summer with our experienced sports and arts team in fantastic facilities. Enjoy multi-sports, games, arts & crafts, junior fitness and much more. Attendees can also access our popular 'Free Running' sessions. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Chris Smith on 0161 778 0570 or chris.d.smith@scll.co.uk St Patrick’s RC High School - £2 PER CHILD PER DAY PLUS FREE PACKED LUNCH Running until 30 August, 10-3, £2.00 per person, per day for 8-16s – FREE packed lunch included. Take part in our fun holiday programme this summer with our experienced sports and arts team in fantastic facilities. Enjoy multi-sports, games, arts & crafts, junior fitness and much more. Attendees can also access our popular 'Free Running' sessions. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Chris Smith on 0161 778 0570 or chris.d.smith@scll.co.uk SAYO and SPARKY summer club ­- £2 PER CHILD PER DAY PLUS FREE PACKED LUNCH At Oasis Hub MediaCityUK until 23 August. 10-3, £2.00 per person, per day for 8-16s - FREE packed lunch included Enjoy Swimming, climbing wall, watersports, parkour, street dance, arts and crafts, basketball, dodgeball, rounders, football, Nintendo Wii and Xbox giant screen experience, plus off site trips. Free transport available from selected locations. To book call 0161 736 1494 or email sayosparky@scll.co.uk Summer Holiday Camps at St Ambrose Barlow High School The leading, competitively priced holiday camp runs from 5-22 August offering top-quality coaching in a safe, modern venue so parents will have peace of mind, and children will have a great time. The camps include a wide range of activities including trampolining, dance, tennis; rock climbing; rounders; football; gymnastics; tri-golf; Art Italia and more. For children aged 5 – 12 from 8am - 6pm. Book online or call 07851451988. £15/20 per day or £55/85 per week. For full details, visit www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/summer
  17. Alison Short


    Well done Salix homes for your ongoing work in the communities of Salford
  18. Steven Logan


    Islington Estate is the forgotten one, lumped in with Ordsall, which has nothing to do with us!!
  19. On his first day in office, the new Prime Minister stood outside Downing Street and declared that he would put an additional 20,000 police onto the streets of the UK to help combat the rise in crime. However it could be argued that the rise in crime was partly fuelled by reductions in police numbers over the past 10 years as we have lost over 20,000 officers, so this new move would be more or less only reversing what was done. This is your chance to let Boris know where those new officers would best serve, if you feel that you have excessively high crime in your area and additional officers are required then fill in the form below and let Boris know. The prime minister said the recruitment drive will begin in September and he wants it completed over the next three years. https://www.conservatives.com/MorePolice
  20. Housing association Salix Homes is hosting its annual Love Your Neighbourhood Week to encourage people to take pride in their communities. The event runs from Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23 and involves an action-packed week of activities across Salford. The line-up includes community clean-ups, family fun days and even a clampdown on fly-tipping. The fun kicks off on Monday, August 19 with a Youth Conference at Buile Hill Park, organised by Salix Homes’ Boost4Youth panel, which is made up of Salford teenagers who act as the voice of young people in Salford. The Youth Conference will focus on some of the real issues facing young people today including knife crime, mental health and body image. On Wednesday, August 21, Salix Homes’ dedicated Environment Team will be out and about in the community targeting fly-tipping, as part of the ‘Catch the Culprit’ campaign. Illegally dumped waste will be cordoned off as a ‘crime scene’, while investigations will take place to identify the perpetrators. After last year’s event, Salix Homes officers were able to trace eight people who’d dumped their waste, who were subsequently issued with tenancy warnings. Sue Sutton, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said: Other events taking place include a family fun day at Ordsall Café on Tuesday, August 20 from 1pm-4pm and a community clean-up in Broughton on Friday, August 23, meeting at St James’ Church from 10am. Salix Homes will also be crowning the winner of its Springboard Heroes Awards, when a community group will be awarded the £1,000 prize pot as voted for my members of the public. Throughout the week, we’ll also be launching the recruitment campaign for our new Salix Homes Customer Committee, who will support us to make a difference in our communities in Salford. The full line up of events is available on the Salix Homes website.
  21. Three youths were caught in the act breaking into an address near to Dutchy Road at 5am on the 7th August. They were all arrested and a 17 year old boy has since been charged with 8 offences following a spate of burglaries and thefts around the Langworthy area of Salford. Two other youths that were arrested have been released under Police Bail while further investigations take place and evidence is gathered. The 17-year-old has been remanded in Police custody and is due in court today. The offences include - 1. Burglary. 2. Attempt aggravated burglary. 3. Theft of motor vehicle. 4. Breach of court order. 5. Having a bladed article. 6. Driving with no licence. 7. driving with no insurance. 8. Going equipped to steal.
  22. At around 3.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 7 August 2019) police were called to Cadishead Way, Salford to reports of a collision involving a Toyota Hilux D-4D and a Scania Tipper truck. Emergency services attended and the driver of the Toyota – a 22-year-old man – was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains there in a critical condition. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Police Sergeant Joe Barron, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1777 of 08/08/19. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
  23. An traffic accident just after the Unity Brook Inn on Manchester Road between Kearsley and Clifton has blocked the carriageway in both directions. There are reports of long tailbacks and delays in both directions. Police were called to the scene around noon after a reports of an accident involving a maroon coloured Toyota car. It is currently unclear as to how the vehicle ended up on the central reservation but there are no reports of any other vehicles being involved in the incident. The road was closed in both directions as a fire service technical response team went to work with cutters to free the occupant who was cut free from the wreckage and placed on a spinal board before being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted: Image: Phill Taylor
  24. Vandalism, doesn't it get on your nerves? the number of times we must all have witnessed smashed up phone boxes, broken shop windows, litter bins set on fire etc. It's a good job that this loutish behaviour didn't go on in the olden days when you could leave your front door open and......Hang on! Take of your rose tinted spectacles and have a read at this story culled from the pages of the Eccles and Patricroft Journal, August 1919. Gerald Openshaw who resided at St Georges Crescent, Salford and Frank Gallop who resided at Gilda Brook Road, Eccles appeared at Eccles Magistrates Court charged with doing wilful damage to public property. James Flitcroft who resided at Monton Road told the Court that he was near his home when he saw a group of young men smashing electric street lamps by throwing bricks at them. Being a good minded citizen he told them to stop, he was met with the casual remark, "Let the Goverment pay" Flitcroft replied that it was the likes of him and others who would have to pay the bill. Unimpressed by his high moral standards the men sauntered away, laughing and jeering. Flitcroft then made his way to the nearby home of Sergeant Tomlinson and told him what he had seen, you have to hand it Mr Flitcroft he was keen. The good Sergeant went in to the night and spotted the men stood by a night watchman's fire close to the Blue Bell pub. He told them who he was and that he was investigating the smashing of street lights, they started o joke about it until he reminded them that this was no laughing matter and asked for their names and addresses...I think you know what's coming. Openshaw gave his name as Mr Estills who resided at Broad Street, Pendleton, Gallop point blank refused to give any details, two other men with them also refused to give any details. He let them go and said they would be prosecuted for this offence and contacted by the police. Amazingly enough the next night, Sergeant Tomlinson who was on duty in Monton saw the two men and gripped them, he told them that he had checked their details and they were false, he must have been bluffing surely? Both men then rather meekly gave their correct details and said they were willing to pay the damage done to the street lamps. They were charged with with the offence and bailed to appear at Eccles magistrate the following week and face the wrath of Mr F. Halsall, the Chairman of the Bench. In court it emerged that the two other men involved in this incident one was a Lieutenant West of the Australian Army, an upper crust vandal no doubt, the other culprit had vanished altogether. Mr Angus, the Eccles Borough Electrical Engineer (a grand title) told the Court that the two accused had called at his home last week and had offered to pay for the damage if they could avoid police proceedings, adding that they were both recently demobilized from the Army and were simply having a "rag" Obviously their pleas for help fell on deaf ears and the inscrutable Mr Angus as they both stood in the dock. A witness, Mr Harry Williams who lived on Lansdowne Road, Monton gave evidence and told the court that he saw the two accused and Lieutenant West smash a lamp in Monton Road by throwing bricks at it, he then saw Gallop climb a lamp-post unscrew the bulb and smash it on the floor, Openshaw then did the same and hurled the bulb into the road. The Magistrate asked Mr Angus if there was damage done around Monton that weekend and was told there was trouble all over the Borough with vandalism. The Chairman of the Bench, Mr F. Halsall told the men , "I am surprised that young men in your position should given the trouble of providing false names and addresses, there is too much of this wilful damage going on in the Borough and if any other person is brought up before me they will be severely dealt with" Each man was fined five shilling and sixpence. That is a paltry amount for the offence committed and reading between the lines I think that Openshaw and Gallop came from wealthy families, their home addresses were then and now desirable areas to live, also for them to be associated wit h a Lieutenant from the Australian Army makes me wonder if they weren't officer class. Also calling at the home address of the Borough Electrical Engineer and asking if they could pay to keep them out of the court, surely bribery or some other charge? I wonder how two ordinary Privates from the British Army fresh from France would have fared faced with the same charges, before Mr Halsall?
  25. A unique tribute to Pink Floyd based in North West England, Pinked Floyd have been entertaining audiences since 2014 with an engaging audio and visual performance. After being fantastically received in the first time around, they are back once again to rock the City (Airport and Heliport) The 2 1/2 hour set contains music from the last 50 years from the classic albums Meddle, Relics, The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Wish You Were Here, Animals, Atom Heart Mother and the Division Bell. With an outdoor stage, at a unique venue this is a must see, up close show. Saturday 17th August 2019 - Doors open 7pm, start time 8pm. Advance tickets £10* Gate tickets £15 (Gate tickets subject to availability due to venue capacity limit) Our Runway 26 Cafe/Bar will be serving drinks and snacks. Open to all ages (Ages 18-25 will require ID for alcohol purchase). Please note searches may be in operation upon entry. Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the event. Please note this is an outdoor event. Accompanied children under 12 will not require a ticket. * Booking fee applies for advance tickets. Limited parking available. Advance Tickets available until 9pm, 16th August 2019. Terms and Conditions apply. Find out more about the band at - www.pinked-floyd.co.uk
  26. Police arrived at the scene shortly before 7.45pm on Wednesday 31st of July, whereupon they discovered the body of a man thought to be in his 40s. Police have launched an investigation and forensics officers were seen going in and out of the building as they attempt to piece together how the man died. The deceased has not yet been named by police, we ask that until such time, his name is not posted onto social media in order to ensure his family are informed. Police have release the following statement, Anyone who has any information or who can help with enquiries is asked to call police 101; or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555
  27. LS Lowry could have easily painted pretty landscapes but instead he chose to paint what he saw, and that is without a doubt the most defining trait of Salford, we say it how it is, we tell it how it is and we keep it real. So with that same spirit in heart, add local wordsmith Simon Williams to that list, he has put pen to paper to recall a vision of a Salford he witnessed himself as he grew up here, a Salford that for many is long gone, all but existing in memories. The perfectly titled book 'My Salford: Poems From The Heart' is a collection of 40 poems that are utterly unique to us, the people of Salford and as we all know the pope is a salfordian and he endores it. Each poem is a vivid recollection of events which have shaped our City as well as Simons life, from the gritty memories of the 'scabs' who walked through the doors during the miners strikes to a nostalgic poetical walk down Langworthy Road and remembrance of this once bustling high street. From memories of a 5 year old Simon visiting the local sporting mecca that was once the Willows, a stadium filled with the greats who would go on to inpire Simon in later life, to the drug culture during the 80's which devastated the lives of many a Salfordian, Simon himself no stranger to their danger. Simon has seen it all and done it all, he is an accomplished Author, an avid charity fundraiser who has raised countless thousands for local charities and causes, he also runs the 'Sounds of Salford' radio station which beat out American online stations at their own game by topping their podcast charts. He is without a doubt a Salfordian through and through, he is one of us, wears his heart on his sleeve and has the fire and passion in his heart for this City. A true unsung local hero. Never forgetting his roots 'My Salford' is available for free on Kindle as Simon is aware how cash strapped this City is, but for those who have a few quid extra there is an old school paperback physical copy available for your personal library it is just a measly £4.82 via Amazon. It is well worth investing in as this is one of those books that in future years will be a Salford bible. Well after all, the Pope is a Salfordian. Buy here: Click To Buy
  28. The skies above Salford are set to light up once more as the UK Met Office has issued another Yellow Alert for heavy rains as well as thunder and lightning. There is a possibility of localised flooding, especially on Churchill where it tends to flood every time the rain falls. If you are driving in and around the area, please reduce your speed as driving conditions could become hazardous very quickly. The Met Office warned, Today: Dry to start the day for most, with some brightness through the morning. Scattered heavy and thundery showers will develop through the afternoon, with torrential downpours and hail in places. Feeling warm and rather humid. Maximum temperature 25 °C. Tonight: Heavy showers and thunderstorms will gradually fade through the evening. Drier for a time, before showery rain spreads eastwards through the early hours of Monday morning. Minimum temperature 15 °C. Monday: After a wet start for most, it will turn drier through the morning with sunny spells developing. Staying mostly dry and bright through the afternoon, with only isolated showers. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
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