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  2. Wilson Nkurunziza, the Labour party candidate, has been declared the winner in the 2017 Langworthy by-election. The turnout for the election, held Thursday 14 December, was 11.76% with 1041 votes cast. The votes were cast as follows: Michael Felse, Independent 55 James Mount, Conservative Party 183 Wilson Nkurunziza, Labour Party 601 Jake Overend, Liberal Democrats 125 Ian Pattinson, Green Party 72 Five ballot papers were rejected. The by-election was called to find a replacement for Councillor Paul Longshaw who passed away earlier this year. The political makeup of the council remains: Labour 50 Conservative 9 Liberal Democrats 0 Independent 1
  3. Tony Blair's former deputy was admitted to hospital in Hull on Friday following a stroke, he is said by his family to be receiving excellent care. The Welsh born Labour stalwart served as deputy to Blair fpr 10 years following Labour's general election landslide in 1997. Now a member of the house of Lords, John retired from politics in 2010 but made a brief return in 2015 as an adviser to then leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband. MP's including Tony Blair and current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have sent messages wishing him a full and speedy recovery, they also praised the hard working NHS staff who are treating him at the Royal Hull Infirmary. A member of John's family has said,
  4. Kevin Mannion (22/11/1977) was released from prison in May 2019 after being jailed in February 2019 for offences against the Prison Act. He is known to have links to the Salford area of Greater Manchester as well as in Manchester, Tameside and Stockport . If anybody has any information regarding the whereabouts of Mannion they should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 5238 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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  7. After a second successive win at the AJ Bell, Salford's Red Devils have successfully placed themselves into the play-off positions in the Betfred Super League. Watson said: Evalds, Mossop, Hastings and Olpherts all scored try's for Salford, but there was much praise for Salford's impressive second half defence who were instrumental in taming Castleford's Tigers. Watson said: Salford are to head off to battle Wigan's Warriors on Friday on their home turf at the DW stadium Tickets are available: Here
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  9. Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s shadow business secretary, responding to news that the UK and Italian governments are presenting a proposal to jointly assume the Presidency of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said
  10. An impromptu gathering outside the headquarters of the BBC in MediaCity, saw a well attended crowd gather to demand that coming changes to TV licencing for the 75's and over are shelved. The unpopular move by the BBC would see means testing employed to determine the eligibility of pensioners for a concessionary licence. Under previous legislation, anyone aged 75 or over could apply for a concessionary licence but now that is all set to change as the new ruling will mean that only those pensioners in receipt of pension credit will be eligible. In 2015 the Conservative government, guided by George Osborne, struck a deal under which the subsidy would be phased out by 2020, with the broadcaster having to shoulder the cost of free TV licences. This will result in an estimated 3 million+ elderly people losing out on their free licence once the new scheme takes effect on the 1st of June 2020. Unite the Union stood shoulder to shoulder with Salford Pensioners Association and the GMB's Retired Members Association to send a powerful message to the bosses at the BBC. The peaceful protest saw a number of speeches given by local campaigners, one of whom is a familiar face in Salford, (Media) Maria Brabiner who has been at the forefront of campaigning against what is now universally termed the bedroom tax. Maria was visibly angry over the coming changes and told us it is an absolute disgrace that from next year pensioners will be faced with losing their concessionary licences. She said, During the protest the BBC turned on the charm offensive by sending down a trolley filled with tea and biscuits for the gathered crowd, an offer which was promptly refused by all. One lady cheekily responded by saying that the gesture by the BBC was part funded by the £154.50 per year she has to pay. Several people we spoke too were quick to note that they laid the blame squarely with the Government who were responsible for the removal of the funding which covered the costs. One man said, Another responded saying, Chants of shame on you and down with the Tories, down with the BBC, were heard resonating around the square and after the speeches were made, the crowd peacefully dispersed soon after.
  11. Shortly after 8.30pm on Sunday 21 April 2019, a man entered Delta Supermarket on Brookhurst Lane, Little Hulton, brandishing a kitchen knife. He threatened shop workers and demanded money from the till before leaving with a quantity of cash, which he placed in a white draw string bag with ‘JD – King of Trainers’ written on it. Police have released CCTV images and are appealing for information. Detective Constable Philip Kumeta of GMP’s Salford District said: Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5194 quoting incident 2177 of 21/04/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  12. The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer – The Opera have announced details of the final cast members to complete the company. And Salford born actress Emily Chesterton has landed the roles Peaches and Baby Jane. A graduate of LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), the up and coming actresses credits include Bark! The Musical; Shout! The Mod Musical; and The Kissing Dance. The ensemble cast of Northern-based talent are tasked with bringing the smash hit cult show’s colourful characters to life on stage. Jerry Springer – The Opera runs at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, for four weeks from Thursday 8 August through to Saturday 31 August 2019. Tickets are on sale now. The controversial show is being brought back to the stage by new production company Northern Ricochet, recently formed by James Baker (Parade, Yank), Tom Chester (Parade, Mamma Mia), and Bill Elms (Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, The Ruby Slippers, Something About Simon). Northern Ricochet is delighted to announce that David Burilin, Elizabeth Chadwick, Robbie Waugh and CiCi Howells will join the recently announced Michael Howe, Matt Bond, Emily Chesterton, Georgina James, Kai Jolley, Tom Lloyd, and Andrew Patrick-Walker. Also in the company are Emily Clarke and Megan Davies-Truin plus a 14-strong choir. Originally from St Helens, David Burilin will play Montel and Jesus. His stage credits include appearances in the West End, and as well as UK Tours of Jesus Christ Superstar; Whistle Down The Wind; and Evita. He has recently been part of a global tour as a lead vocalist in The 4Tunes. Mary, Zandra and Irene will be played by Elizabeth Chadwick. Previous stage productions have included The Pirates Of Penzance; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and Birds Of Paradise. Elizabeth is also part of vintage singing trio, The Victory Sisters. Robbie Waugh from Clitheroe has been cast to play Chucky and Adam. Credits include Shakespeare; Stop The Train; as well as performing on flagship liners Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Actress and chorographer CiCi Howells will play Shawntel, her acting credits include Divas, The Greatest Show: Live in Concert, UK Tour; The Fun Fair, HOME Theatre Manchester; Saturday Night Fever, UK Tour; UK Tour; Witches of Eastwick, Watermill Theatre; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Watermill Theatre. Matt Bond will play the roles of Dwight and God. Matthew studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music. His credits include Jekyll & Hyde; An American Musical Love Story; Sweeney Todd; and The Merry Widow. Georgina James will play the roles of Andrea and Archangel Michael. Since graduating in musical theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Georgina has been a lead vocalist in flagship show, An Evening With Sir Tim Rice, aboard the Seabourn Cruise Line. This is her UK theatre debut. Canadian actor Kai Jolley is now based in Liverpool, he will play the role of Jerry Springer’s director of security Steve. An experienced actor, director, editor and award-winning production designer, Kai’s previous acting credits include Stop!..The Play; Violet The Musical; To Kill A Mockingbird; and ITILY. Satan and Jonathan Weiruss will be played by Wirral’s Tom Lloyd. Tom recently played Leo Frank in the revival of musical Parade also at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, for which he was named Best Lead Actor In A Musical by the Broadway World UK Awards. He has also appeared in Saturday Night Fever; Dirty Dancing; Singin’ In The Rain; Yank!; Joseph And The Technicolour Dreamcoat; and Rent. Andrew Patrick-Walker will play the roles of Tremont and Angel Gabriel. His theatre credits include Bat Out Of Hell; This Is The Greatest Show; and Hair. Andrew has also appeared in films Spike Island; Muppets Most Wanted; and Misunderstood. It was also recently announced that the hotly anticipated lead role of Jerry Springer will be played by renowned actor Michael Howe, who bears a strong resemblance to the television personality. Michael is best known from his television role playing Sebastian in the BBC series Solo alongside Felicity Kendall; as well as Mr Wilson the barrister in Hollyoaks. Michael’s other TV credits include Casualty; Life Begins; New Tricks; Kings and Queens; South By South West; Cats Eyes; and Mackenzie. Stage roles have included numerous West End productions including Footloose; The Son Of A Preacher Man; A Tale of Two Cities; Chess; Othello; My Fair Lady; 42nd Street; and High Society. Film credits include the 2016 film A United Kingdom with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. The cast will be joined by a 14-stong Jerry Choir. The singers are from across the Greater Manchester region and will play an instrumental role in the show by supporting the cast of professional actors. Northern Ricochet is the new production company bringing Jerry Springer – The Opera back to the stage after a 15-year absence. Northern Ricochet are passionate about producing quality theatre in the North, for the North and using Northern creatives, actors and voices. Director James Baker commented: “What a formidable cast we have to revive Jerry Springer – The Opera. When we launched Northern Ricochet, we knew that the North West was a hotbed for talent, but we were totally overwhelmed with the calibre coming through auditions. “We now have all 14 actors, bringing the entire company up to a total of 28 performers each night in the intimate Hope Mill Theatre, this is going to make one "hell" of a noise – we just can’t wait to start rehearsals and to bring the show back to the stage for the first time in 15 years and continue making some raucous noise with a powerful heart for the audiences of the North West. I say "go, Jerry, go!". JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2002, and in this new revival it promises the same raucous energy with a revamped and fresh production for 2019! JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA was written by Richard Thomas, who also wrote the music and lyrics, with the book and additional lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas. It is based on The Jerry Springer Show, which was first broadcast on television in 1991 and was on the air for 27 years. It tells the story of America’s favourite talk show host who suffers the worst day in his career when faced with some of the most challenging guests he’s ever met on set. Website: hopemilltheatre.co.uk Facebook: /Jerry Springer Manchester Twitter: @JSTOMANC #JERRYJERRY LISTING INFORMATION - JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA Dates: Thursday 8 August – Saturday 31 August 2019 Times: Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm | Sat mat 2pm | Sunday 1pm & 5pm |Thu 29 Aug 2pm Hope Mill Theatre 113 Pollard Street, Manchester, M4 7JA HOW TO BOOK Tickets: Preview tickets all £20.00 | General tickets £22.50 & £25.00 (concessions available) | Premium VIP On Stage seating £23.00, £25.50 & £28.00 (limited 8 seats per show) Online: Visit https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/jerry-springer-the-opera/
  13. Labour candidate Josh Brooks has been duly elected as Councillor for the Walkden South ward in what turned out to be a good night for Salford Labour after a hard fought campaign. Which means that the conservatives have lost the seat previously held by Iain Lindley who stepped down from Council earlier this year. This means that the ward now has 3 Labour councillors. The election had previously been postponed due to the unfortunate death of the Conservative candidate George Andrew Darlington, who sadly passed away shortly before the May election. The results this evening are as follows. Walkden South Ward Candidate Name Party Votes Joshua Mark Brooks Labour Party 802 David Simon Cawdrew Conservative Party 654 Thomas Matthew Dylan Green Party 254 Tony Green UKIP 148 John-Paul Atley Liberal Democrats 173 Electorate: 8564 Percentage Poll: 23.7% Voided Votes: 7 Total Votes: 2030 Majority: 148 Status: Labour Gain The political makeup of the council is now: Labour 51 Conservative 8 Independent 1 Barbera Keeley the MP for Worsley & Eccles South, was quick to congratulate John on Twitter upon his win As too was Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett who said: Photo: Councillor Laura Edwards, Councillor Josh Brooks, Councillor Richard Critchley
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    Is anyone missing this gorgeous fluffball from near the Lancaster road area, around lightoaks garage mainly. Please contact me if they belong to you.
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    Please look out for Theodore. He is 1 year old. He ran off outside vets 4 pets walkden this afternoon at 4.20pm. We are very worried about him! He is microchipped too.
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    Anyone seen my friends cat. He has been missing for a few days now from the Langworthy\Chimney pot park area of Salford? Called Colin.
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    This is midnight missing from the Salford area Highfield road if anyone sees him please get in touch
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    This is Benji, he's been missing from Gorton street, Eccles area since wednesday pm. Can you please check gardens or sheds nearby. My 14 year old daughter and i miss him terribly.
  19. Salford's debut in the Carabao Cup will be one to remember after they have been drawn against Leeds United, The Ammies will take on the Leeds at home on the hallowed ground of the Peninsula Stadium. This is the first time that Salford have competed in the cup having won promotion to League Two last year after a sensational victory against Fylde at the spiritual home of British football, Wembley. The Ammies first match in the new season is set to be at Moor Lane, home of Stevenage. The match against Leeds will be a test for the new arrivals on the scene, although they finished third in the league last season and failed to be promoted they are still a formidable side in the league and all eyes will be on Salford to see how they perform. The Ammies are in a whole new league now and the little club which has already made huge waves is set to sail some stormy seas ahead. With the right captain and crew it looks like they could easily ride out the waves as SkyBet have already recently tipped them as bookies favourites to take the League Two crown. Manchester United legend and club part owner Gary Neville summed things up by tweeting a cheeky taunt at his old league rivals.
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    Season Ticket Collection Evening

    Salford Red Devils fans can come and collect their Season Tickets directly from players as well as visit our pop-up Steeden shop and the Red Devils museum. Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils vs Swinton Lions

    Salford Red Devils will rekindle the local rivalry with Swinton Lions in their opening pre-season friendly of 2018. Buy tickets here: https://stza.co/+wmRu-2y Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils will travel to Warrington Wolves in their second pre-season friendly before the start of the 2018 season. Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils vs Wigan Warriors

    Salford Red Devils take on Wigan Warriors in their 2018 Super Leaugue season opener. Buy tickets here: https://stza.co/+vWx9-m Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils first Super League away game of 2018 sees them face last season's surprise package - Wakefield Trinity. Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils will take on newly promoted Hull KR in their second home Super League game. Buy tickets here: https://stza.co/+vWxb-3y Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    St Helens vs Salford Red Devils

    Salford Red Devils will begin March with a trip to the Totally Wicked Stadium to face St Helens. Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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    Salford Red Devils travel to 2017 League Leaders' Shield winners Castleford in mid-March. Synced via Stanza - create your own live updating calendar (https://stanza.co?events) For questions, check out our FAQs page: https://stanza.co/faqs
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