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  1. Following sold out West End runs Major UK announced for Death Drop, Heading to The Lowry this October. Starring RuPaul's Drag Race USA Superstars Willam & Ra'Jah O'Hara & Drag Race UK Star Vinegar Strokes. Reprising her West End star turn Holly Stars. Following rave reviews at London's Garrick Theatre, the fabulous killer comedy and smash hit sold-out sensation Death Drop will be sashaying across the UK on tour this autumn. Kicking off in October the tour will visit The Lowry from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 October 2021. Tickets are on sale now. Described by Attitude as a “killer show” and ”rollicking good fun” by The Guardian, the UK tour will star Ru-Paul USA drag legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara and Drag Race UK star Vinegar Strokes who reprises her originating West End role, together with Holly Stars and a full cast of leading drag performers. Written by Holly Stars, this "dazzling and delightfully camp comedy" is "jam-packed with hilarious one lin-ers" and guaranteed to provide laugh-out-loud comedy that we all need right now. This show is like nothing you’ve seen on tour in the UK ever before! Willam said: Vinegar Strokes said: Holly Stars said: TuckShop Creative Director and Producer Christopher D. Clegg said: It’s 1991 and a gaggle of guests gather on Tuck Island for a soirée like no other. The tension rises as the outrageous guests reveal their suspicious and sordid pasts, and one by one they sashay away, until at the last, nerve-shredding, side-splitting moment the surviving guests find out who-dunnit! This rampant, raucous, ridiculous romp of a murder mystery serves up all the drama, comedy, twists and turns you’ll ever need! Website: www.deathdropplay.com Twitter: @deathdropplay Instagram: @deathdropplay Facebook: Facebook.com/deathdropplay
  2. Bolton-based retail giant will be Sharks’ new principal partner The club and retailer announce ‘Are you AO-K?’, a game changing mental health programme for schools across the North West Sale Sharks has signed up to a new long-term partnership with online electricals store, AO, which will see the Bolton-based retailer take over as the club’s principal front of shirt sponsor. AO will also work closely with the Sharks Community Trust, the club’s charitable arm, to create and launch ‘Are you AO-K?’, a life-changing mental health programme in schools across the North West. And the South Stand at Sharks’ AJ Bell Stadium will also be re-named and branded as the AO Stand, as part of the multi-year deal. Sharks CEO Sid Sutton said: Sharks fans won’t have long to wait to see the famous AO smile on the new 2021/22 kit, and work on the stadium re-branding will start straight away ahead of the new season. And the AO influence on the supporter matchday experience won’t stop there - ahead of the new season the team are working on special giveaways, half-time activations on the pitch and promotions outside the stadium before after fixtures. Vicky Monk, director of customer and brand at AO said: Sale sharks are currently believed to be in talks with regards a joint purchase of the AJ Bell from its current owners as part of a stadium sharing deal with Salford FC.
  3. Today (Wednesday 1 September 2021) three of the men have been sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court: Sabir Abdulkhadir (01/02/2000) Rawcliffe Street, Manchester was sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Ismail Abdullahi (01/01/1999) Chetwood Drive, Bolton was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Abdul Malik Said (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was sentenced to six years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He was previously sentenced to three years imprisonment on 8 June 2021 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin. John Robinson (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was previously sentenced to two years imprisonment on 11 December 2020 after pleading guilty to affray and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon. On Saturday 7 November 2020, Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said, drove to Bolton in a BMW to go meet with Robinson at Fernhurst Grove. Abdulkadir was wielding a shot gun and Abdullahi was in possession of a knife as they approached Robinson who was wielding both a knife and hammer. Following an altercation between the three men and Robinson, a shot was fired by Abdulkadir which missed Robinson. Robinson then proceeded to smash the windows of the BMW before walking away. As Robinson walked away, Abdulkadir fired the shot gun into his back before the three men - Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said - made off on foot. Officers who attended the scene recovered the BMW as well as two shot gun cartridges and a knife for forensic examination. Inside the car the police discovered a quantity of class A drugs. Arrest warrants were carried out, and at the time of Said's arrest, he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of class A drugs. Detective Constable Ella Winters, of GMP's Operation Challenger, said: Detective Sergeant Paul Quinn, of Operation Challenger, said
  4. A relatively expensive but "game-changing" anti-cholesterol drug could soon be offered to hundreds of thousands of people in England and Wales on the NHS. NHS England says inclisiran, given as a twice-a-year injection, could save about 30,000 lives within a decade. It normally costs nearly £2,000 per dose but Novartis, which makes it, has agreed an undisclosed discount. It can lower bad fat in the blood when other cheaper drugs, like statins, have not done enough, says draft advice. The health watchdog NICE is recommending it as an option for people who have already had a stroke or heart attack and are not responding to other cholesterol-lowering treatments. Experts hope it will help to cut their risk of further life-threatening cardiovascular events. The drug works by silencing (turning off) a gene known as PCSK9, which is a key factor in the absorption of LDL cholesterol from the blood in the liver before breaking it down. It can be used on its own or alongside statins. Today’s decision follows agreement on a population-level commercial deal between NHS England and NHS Improvement and Novartis which will make inclisiran available with a discount to its list price. Inclisiran can be given in primary care settings as a twice-yearly injection to people with high cholesterol who have already had a previous cardiovascular event to reduce the chances of them having another. It can be used on its own or alongside statins or other cholesterol lowering drugs. Inclisiran works in a new way. It is the first of a new type of cholesterol-lowering treatment which uses RNA interference (RNAi) to boost the liver’s ability to remove harmful cholesterol from the blood. People with primary hypercholesterolaemia and people who have abnormally high levels of fats in their blood called mixed dyslipidaemia are at increased risk of cardiovascular events. Current standard treatment includes dietary changes, statins and other cholesterol lowering drugs, alone or in combination. Clinical trial evidence shows that inclisiran may help lower cholesterol levels when other treatments have not reduced them enough. However, there is no data directly comparing inclisiran with the other treatments, ezetimibe, alirocumab or evolocumab. There is also no long term evidence yet on inclisiran’s effect on cardiovascular outcomes. Despite these uncertainties, inclisiran is still considered cost-effective in people who have previously had a cardiovascular event and whose cholesterol levels remain high after they have had the maximum tolerated lipid‑lowering therapy. In people who have never had a cardiovascular event, the cost-effectiveness estimates were very uncertain and likely to be above what NICE considers an acceptable use of NHS resources. But a clinical trial is planned that will look at whether inclisiran reduces cardiovascular events in this population. So in this population, inclisiran is recommended for use in research trials. The roll out of the highly effective drug is touted as being a game changer and eventually result in a saving of money for the NHS due to less people requiring treatment for cholesterol related diseases which cause premature deaths from heart attack and liver failure.
  5. This morning (1 September 2021) Terry Woods QPM officially took up his new post of Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police This morning (1 September 2021) Terry Woods QPM officially took up his new post of Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police after he was sworn in at an attestation ceremony held at the force's Headquarters in Newton Heath. In the presence of Magistrate Stephen Paine, Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods swore his oath and signed the Memorandum of Appointment, which officially confirms his role as Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Terry Woods is no stranger to policing in the North West, having spent over 25 years working at Lancashire Constabulary. He joined the force in 1996 as a Police Constable in Burnley, before rising through the ranks to Deputy Chief Constable in 2019. He has worked in various locations across Lancashire and brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in numerous roles including Response, Road Policing and Motorway, Support Unit, Child Sexual Exploitation Teams, Neighbourhood Policing, Specialist Operations and Change Management. DCC Terry Woods played a leading role in his previous force's Covid-19 response and also leads nationally on Police Driving. In June 2021 he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in recognition of his exemplary operational leadership. DCC Terry Woods said:
  6. Over the summer holidays, local charity Foundation 92 has been helping disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester to access inclusive exercise and activities, as well as providing healthy food for those who would normally receive free school meals. Working alongside Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Council, Foundation 92 has successfully delivered free-to-access Holiday Activity Fund clubs at 11 different locations across the city, supporting up to 60 children per location who face adversity and inequality through no fault of their own. From Monday to Friday each week, children have taken part in multi-sport activities, arts, crafts and specialist youth work, as well as receiving a free, healthy meal. Foundation 92’s 5,000th activity of the summer was marked with a small celebration at the Aquarius Centre in Hulme. Throughout the summer, Foundation 92 has provided 5,000 free places to children, putting them at the forefront of Holiday Activity Fund delivery across Greater Manchester. The scheme has only been made possible through support and funding from the Department for Education and local authorities, as well as the campaigning of footballer Marcus Rashford MBE. Foundation 92 is the official charitable partner of Salford City FC, owned and founded by the celebrated Class of 92. The foundation works with communities across Greater Manchester to promote sports & physical activity; health & wellbeing; education & employability and inclusion. Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92, said: One of Foundation 92’s most popular summer camps delivered through the Holiday Activity Fund has been based at the Aquarius Centre in Hulme, with an average of 40 local children attending every day. In a further social value investment, free meals have been provided by local Community Interest Company 4CT Limited, who offer employment to ex-offenders. Manchester City Council’s Chief Executive, Joanne Roney, said:
  7. Manchester City Defender Benjamin Mendy has been denied bail this morning after the 27-year-old was charged with four counts of rape relating to three women. The French defender was additionally charged with one count of sexual assault. The charges relate to four complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021. Mr Mendy is currently being held at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool whilst he awaits his next appearance at Chester Crown Court on the 10th September. City has suspended the player indefinitely pending the outcome of the case against him. A spokesperson for the club said: Reports suggest that the French International was subject to a misunderstanding in which he believed he would be housed in a VIP area of the prison, apparently becoming confused over the acronyms VIP and VP, believing he was to be given special privilege when in fact he was destined for the 'vulnerable persons' wing of the Category-B prison, for his own safety.
  8. A missing woman was saved from certain death by drowning when hero GMP officers waded into freezing water to pull her to safety. At around midday on Monday 1 March 2021, police were called to Eagley Brook in Bolton, due to reports of a concern for welfare for a woman. Officers attended and found a woman, who had previously been reported missing a couple of days before, was submerged in water, stuck in deep mud. Two officers – PC Golding and PC Burrows immediately went to the woman’s rescue, negotiating a deep embankment in order to reach her. Two other officers at the scene – PC Rourke, PC Ashcroft and PC Atkinson, got into position at the edge of the embankment and helped lift the woman out of the cold water and onto the bank where she could receive first aid from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) paramedics. Because of the remote location, colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue (GMFRS) helped paramedics to get the woman out of the woodland, where she was then taken to hospital to receive treatment. All of the officers involved recently received a divisional commander’s ‘good work minute’ for their handling of the incident. Superintendent Steph Parker, GMP’s divisional commander for Bolton, said:
  9. The two men will appear in court tomorrow (1 September) charged with a number of offences including both supplying drugs and money laundering. Dylan Whitehead (DoB 18/11/1996) of Regent Square, Salford, has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin, and money laundering. Joseph Minas (DoB 15/08/2001) of Verdun Road, Eccles, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance, obstructing a police officer, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and money laundering. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 1 September. Both men were arrested on Eccles Old Road on Monday 30 August by officers from GMP's Transport Unit working in conjunction with officers from Operation Naseby. Operation Naseby is a dedicated GMP operation tackling organised crime in Salford.
  10. Delighted to report that the Pearson and Brown, bench takes a further step towards completion following our visit today, to G.E. Robinson's timber yard in Salford. We have to give a massive thank you, to the fragrant, Hilary Curran, who has family relatives who work there, she told them about our restoration project and they could not have been more helpful. We were met by the Foreman, Andy Smith who could not have been more helpful, we gave him the measurements of the timber we require, and within minutes we were wearing Hi-Viz jackets and taken around the sheds and work site, which is some six acres in total and shown various stacks of timber. Andy carefully checked our measurements and advised us accordingly as to the best timber, we could use, he then measured up various lengths of timber, even going as far as to get a stacker driver, to bring down, what he thought was the best quality for us. If this was not enough, Andy has told us that he will get the timber cut to the correct size and then have it chemically treated, free of charge! The treating process takes a week, and we have made plans to pick it up next Friday, when it will be ready for cutting to size and assembling. Karl and I can not thank, Hilary Curran, Andy Smith. Kevin Smith and Gary Smith who all gave up their valuable time to help us, we are humbled! If we see you boys in the pub and you, Hilary the drinks are on Karl, we owe you a big drink! seriously we can't thank you enough! Finally in the next few weeks we shall be making our heartfelt pleas to any local joiner/carpenter who can help assemble the bench, worth a try surely?
  11. If you fancy a nice weekend of rugby union, live music, good locally sourced food, real and gin, look no further and travel no further than Eccles Rugby Union Club on Gorton Street, Peel Green, Eccles. We visited yesterday to a meet the brewers to see what delights there will be on offer, and had a chat with several people from the club and have a pint from the sponsors, The First Chop brewery who are based virtually on the clubs doorstep. Today (Saturday 21st) is Rugby Day with the doors opening at 12pm with an admission fee of £2 with teams playing for the prestigious, "Eccles Cup", no ordinary cup this, but a polished, stainless steel bucket, which will be paraded around the pitch perimeter, collecting money for charity, and as an incentive the winner of the tournament get to keep the bucket, sorry trophy and also the contents for their chosen charity, how good is that? The bar will be serving beers and ciders from eight local breweries also a fine selection of gin including Four Sisters flavoured gin, , Lime and Thyme anyone? If you are getting peckish, then fuel up on traditional Salford grub, pie and mushy peas or why not tickle your palate with a Bury black pudding? you know they taste great after a few pints. In the evening there is live music from Moonlight Rumours who will be covering all the hits which has made them one of Manchester's hottest party bands. The bar closes at 10.30pm so don't miss Last Orders! On Sunday (22nd) admission is free and it will be a Family Day with the doors opening at 12,30pm with family activities all day and yes the bar will be open until 17.30pm. So, please call along and help support local charities whilst sampling some of the finest beer available in the North West of England. Enjoy.
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    Tickets for Salford City vs Bradford City on Saturday 11th September go on sale at midday on Monday 30th August 2021! Adults £15, Concessions £10, U16s £5 Available online or from the ticket office during opening hours. North and South Stand (seated) tickets must be purchased in advance. West Stand (standing) tickets are available ahead of the game, and cash admission might be available at the turnstiles on the day (TBC). Tickets https://ecal.ai/f/95qkd/gLcx Match Centre https://ecal.ai/f/95qkf/gLcx Manage my ECAL https://support.ecal.com
  13. Salford City Council is looking for a development partner to provide a high quality, housing-led development in Greengate. The council has launched a selection process with the aim of appointing a partner by the end of the year. Greengate sits in the heart of city centre Salford and is experiencing a phase of development activity and growth. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: Developers have until 27th September 2021 to apply for the opportunity. The successful developer partner will enter into a development agreement with Salford City Council and prepare a scheme in accordance with the Greengate Regeneration Strategy and SCC Planning Policy to secure planning permission for the sites, and support the council as it seeks to acquire the stalled sites within the area. The council will also continue to work with the successful applicant, so that the consented schemes may be completed to an agreed programme. Interested parties should login to the Chest to see further details of the opportunity, including instructions for applying and details of selection criteria. It is available at https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=9299bb4f-94fa-eb11-810d-005056b64545&p=e0cc5631-4690-e511-80fb-000c29c9ba21
  14. The finalists for Salford’s annual Springboard Heroes Awards have been announced. For the past year, housing association Salix Homes has been awarding grants to groups and projects across Salford that are making a difference in communities. The landlord has donated more than £33,000 to dozens of local groups and initiatives across Salford as part of its Springboard community grant programme. From gardening groups to grassroots football teams; Springboard has provided much-needed cash injections to local projects that boost community spirit, promote health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and improve the environment. Now, Salix Homes has picked four fantastic projects from across its neighbourhoods as the Springboard Heroes finalists and it’s over to the public to vote for their favourite, with the winning project receiving a £1,000 cash boost. The finalists for the Springboard Heroes Awards are: Buile Hill Mansion Association – This determined group is on a mission to restore the historic Buile Hill Park Mansion and surrounding buildings and bring it back into public use. They’re hoping to use the Springboard Heroes prize money to continue with their restoration project of the site’s sensory garden. Salford Litter Heroes –This inspiring group of litter-bug busters tackle littering and fly-tipping across Salford. If they’re crowned Springboard Heroes, they’ll use the prize money to continue their mission to make Salford a litter-free city. Bridgewater Residents Association - This green-fingered group have bounced back from adversity after thieves raided their community garden on East Philip Street in Trinity, which has proved a lifeline for those struggling during the pandemic. If they win, they plan to create more opportunities for people to get involved in gardening. Salford Pride: Pink Picnic Digital – Determined not to be thwarted by the pandemic, Salford Pride hosted the first Pink Picnic Digital – an eight-hour online celebration which was enjoyed by more than 4,000 people. They’ll use the prize money to continue their fight for equality for all in Salford. Sian Grant, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said: Voting opened on Monday, 9 August and closes on Monday, 6 September, after which the winners will be announced. You can watch a video of each of the finalists and cast your vote at www.salixhomes.co.uk
  15. A male and female from Eccles have appeared at court accused of possessing a shotgun after being charged by detectives from GMP Salford's dedicated operation to tackle organised crime in the city - Operation Naseby. Kie Connor (02/03/2002), of Thorp Street, and Aimee Paterson (02/12/1997), of Fir Street, were held in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court earlier today (Tuesday 10 August) before being further remanded for a hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday 14 September 2021. Connor has been charged with the following 10 offences: possession of cannabis, possession of codeine, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, dangerous driving, possession of an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods, driving with no license, driving with no insurance, and possession of a shotgun without a certificate. Paterson is accused of possession of a shotgun without a certificate. On Sunday 8 August, a police patrol pursued a suspicious vehicle and brought it to a stop before a police car was damaged and a machete was allegedly discovered at the scene. Connor was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and in connection with a warrant in July 2021 at an address in the Eccles area of Salford where a quantity of suspected drugs, ammunition and a firearm was recovered by officers from Operation Naseby. A suspected shotgun was subsequently recovered at a second address in Eccles on the morning of Monday 9 August for which Connor was further arrested for, as well as Paterson.
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