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  1. A 50-year-old male cyclist was injured during a collision with a vehicle around Salford Crescent this afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:45pm and the westbound carriageway was temporarily closed with traffic delays and restrictions, however, these have now cleared. Paramedics attended the scene and treated the man for approximately 45 minutes before they were able to transport him to hospital. His condition is currently unknown.
  2. A daredevil grandma in her late 60s leapt from a plane at 15,000ft to raise money for Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford. Retired nursing sister Brenda Cogswell, 67, from Eccles, Greater Manchester, was making her fourth tandem skydive when she took part in the event at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster along with her sister and teenage granddaughter. Brenda made her first jump when she was 50 – a birthday present from husband Alan, a retired education welfare officer. Her sister Jackie Bevan, 54, who is also a grandma, and granddaughter Ally Cogswell,
  3. Two puffin crossings in Salford have been given a new lick of paint to celebrate Pride in the city. The crossings on The Crescent, outside The University of Salford have been painted in rainbow colours after a request from local resident Kevin De Vulder Councillor Sharmina August picked up the request from Kevin, and the markings, including the safe closure of the roads, was arranged by the council’s highways team. Kevin said: Councillor Sharmina August, Executive Support Member for Equalities, Communities and Social Impact at Salford City Council. said: Salfor
  4. A wanted man was found and has been charged following a stabbing in Eccles at the start of October. Robert Wolfe (13/11/1988) has been charged with section 18 assault, attempted section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Manchester & Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday 12 November 2020. At around 6.40pm on Thursday 1 October 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing on Church Street. A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries which are sadly life changing and required multiple su
  5. Thirteen Salford keyworkers have joined together in a plea to the public to fight flu this winter. The group, which include health workers, council staff, teachers, a tram driver and a volunteer, were typical of those praised by the public for keeping the city moving and supporting vulnerable people during lockdown earlier this year. Now they are calling on the public to do their bit by getting vaccinated against flu so the NHS and social care are not fighting two major illnesses this winter. The campaign has been launched by Salford City Council, Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning G
  6. United Utilities proposals to place a storm tank on an area of land at the Three Sisters nature reserve have been turned down by a city planning panel yesterday (15th October). Representatives from the Ellesmere Park Residents Association made an impassioned plea to save the beloved site of biological importance and diversity, stating the devastating impact the work would have on local wildlife and fauna. They were backed by local councillors Sharmina August and Mike McCusker alongside Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey who gave strong arguments in objection to the application
  7. Eight parks and cemeteries in Salford are now officially among the best in the country. Agecroft Cemetery has been awarded Green Flag status, joining Blackleach Country Park, Boothsbank Park, Clifton Country Park, Peel Park (Salford), Victoria Park, Winton Park and Peel Green Cemetery, which have kept their Green Flag status for another year. The national award is given to the top parks, cemeteries, community gardens and other green spaces in the country and the Salford eight are among more than 2,000 around the country to receive or retain the award this year. Judges rate the a
  8. Salford City Council is proposing to introduce landlord licensing for shared homes, where three or four tenants live. The move comes after inspections over the last 12 months of smaller homes in multiple occupation (HMOs) showed issues with fire safety, damp and heating along with problems over storing and disposing of domestic waste leading to complaints from neighbours. Ninety two percent of the three and four person HMO homes inspected showed problems ranging from missing to inadequate fire alarm systems despite it being a legal requirement, missing or damaged fire doors, inadequa
  9. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace family of man from the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. Ian Howarth, aged 61, passed away at his home on Kirkwood Drive on Wednesday 14 October 2020. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information about Ian's next of kin should contact the Police Coroner’s Office in Manchester on 0161 856 2334.
  10. Plans to make cycling safer in Broughton are now open for everyone to have their say. Salford City Council has launched a four-week consultation today (Wednesday October 14) on proposals which could see road junctions redesigned and new crossings installed along the Broughton cycleway which runs along the Great Clowes Street and Blackfriars Road. Public feedback is vital in helping the council put together a full business case to secure funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to carry out the scheme. Councillor Jim Cammell, who leads on cycling for Salford City Co
  11. Plans for a solar farm in Little Hulton and a hydro scheme at Charlestown Weir, Salford have taken another step forward. City Mayor Paul Dennett has formally agreed to a partnering agreement with Energy Systems Catapult, a not-for-profit centre of excellence that aims to help the council make the most of the clean growth opportunities. This decision means the council will be able to access expert advice and guidance as well as European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grants to address the gap in funding. The plan is to build a 3.79 hectare solar farm with 5,094 solar panels at
  12. Used car marketplace proves itself resilient, according to latest CarShop data The UK’s largest used car retailer, CarShop, which has a store in Ashton-under-Lyne serving customers across Greater Manchester, has revealed the results of its latest consumer buying trends survey from June 1st to August 31st, 2020, following the business’ closure between March and April due to the coronavirus outbreak. The data shows that the number of used sports cars bought during these three months across England and Wales has skyrocketed compared to the same period last year - with a staggering incre
  13. Charlotte Ramsden, Strategic Director of People at Salford City Council has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Mrs Ramsden, who joined the council in 2014, has been honoured for her sterling work in supporting the development of services for children and young people across Greater Manchester since 2016. Thanks to her leadership the region was awarded £7.43 million in government innovation funds to support more families with early social care and work intensively with children and young people on the verge of coming into local auth
  14. Police have released the images of three men they would like to speak with in connection with a racially aggravated assault in Manchester. Shortly before 6pm on Saturday 22 August 2020, police were called to reports of racially aggravated abuse on Dale Street in Manchester. Enquiries have established that the victim – a 42-year-old man - was approached by three men who assaulted him whilst verbally abusing him with comments of a racist nature at the same time. The victim suffered minor facial injuries which were treated at hospital. No arrests have been made and enquiries a
  15. The club, which started in 1903 for working lads from the docks estate, to keep them off the streets and out of gangs by providing sports, arts and education, shot to international fame when its iconic sign and redbrick frontage was the backdrop for a picture (now in the National Portrait Gallery, London) by photographer Stephen Wright, and used on the inner sleeve of The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead in 1986. At the time of the iconic album photo, The Smiths were at the height of their musical success, owning the alternative rock music scene and since then the club has attracted fans a
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