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  1. The UK low cost supermarket chain has submitted proposals for its new store that it is hoped will regenerate the area around Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton which was built in the 1970's. If approved by Salford City Council it will become the 14th store within Greater Manchester as the chain expands across the country. Subject to approval, work on the store will start later this year with demolition of the existing building, erection of the store and extensive landscaping, as the area is known to attract wild birds including water-foul. The plans include what is described as a flood basin along with a wild flower meadow which should provide an area for the local wildlife as well as become a focal point in the area. The store will be built upon a flood plain and has seen flooding in recent years but the opening of a new flood basin and wetlands in Kersal has been a huge game-changer for the area as it has provided protection to local homes and businesses. In Feb 2020 the newly opened flood basin was put to the test during the worst of storm Ciara, a test it passed with flying colours. When opened the multi million pound investment will provide around 40 jobs in the local area with a further 40 jobs to be created at another store in Castle Irwell. Residents with questions can call Lidl’s consultation team via their Freephone number 0161 8176225. Full planning details can be found on this link : Plans
  2. KARL

    TOMMY'S STORY

    I was delighted to receive a book this week by local author, Alan J Denny, entitled, Tommy's Story which is a real Boys Own Adventure story and the beauty for me is that it's all true and our hero, Tommy is a Salford lad. It is a book that came about from stories that Alan was told as a child by his Mother, he was so fired by these tales that he took it on himself to speak to Tommy and record his memories for posterity and what a story it is. Tommy was born in the Lower Broughton area of Salford in 1915, a child born into hardship but a loving family which is richly chronicled and is worthy of a book in itself. Like so many young men in Salford when war was declared he was keen to enlist aged 24 with a young wife at home. after the phoney war period he found himself on a troop ship heading for North Africa and this is where this, gripping tale, starts. He finds himself in combat in the Libyan Desert with the 7th Armoured Division taking on the might of the Italian and German Army at Benghazi and Tobruk, the attention to detail is meticulous when it comes to describing the vehicles, guns, machinery used and no punches are pulled either when we get to the combat scenes. I feel that I shouldn't give too much away here, let us just say that Tommy is taken as a P.O.W and incarcerated in Tripoli but the story doesn't end there, far from it and if this was a work of fiction you wouldn't believe it.. Adventure upon adventure follow with bizarre twists and turns and at times, I burst out laughing at his escapades, an amazing man. I would urge you to read this book, it is not only a book for the connoisseur of WW2 literature, but a well crafted and researched piece of work, and so obviously written with love and affection, not just a war story but also a in depth look at the man. All credit to Alan for what is a splendid and thoroughly enjoyable read, first class and a worthy addition to any book shelf. The book is available online through Waterstones, and Amazon in both paperback and e-book format, the price fluctuates from site but is usually £8.99. Or it can be purchased direct from Alan for £7.99 + PP and he will sign and dedicate the book for you if required. tommysstory96@yahoo.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Tommys-story-877110135798925/about/
  3. Police are investigating after a fire tore through a student accommodation office on Seaford Rd in Lower Broughton at around 10:45pm last night (Sunday 6th September). It is understood that a witness has claimed to have seen two men driving along on a black moped carrying a large bottle before hearing a smash of glass shortly before the fire broke out. A man is said to have escaped uninjured from a flat above the Kexgill shop as the fire raged below. Police cordoned off the area for a while and one of the fire services intrepid and highly trained sniffer dogs was sent into the building. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours brining the fire under control and people could be seen accessing the damage to the building in the aftermath this morning. A GMFRS Spokesperson said:
  4. Lidl GB will be at the heart of plans to regenerate Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton, it has been announced. The discounter, which is currently the fastest growing supermarket in the UK and has over 790 stores across Great Britain has been signed up as preferred retailer partner by Salford City Council. In recent months a new store has been opened in Winton on the former site of the Brown Cow Pub, which has been positively received by the locals. It is expected that the new store at Mocha will help revitalise the area which has seen a decline over the years. Deputy City Mayor Councillor John Merry said the move will breathe new life into the 1970’s shopping precinct and could see work begin as early as next year. The redevelopment plans also include a new health centre and Councillor Merry said work on that was progressing well.
  5. St James Lunch Club in Lower Broughton, Salford, dishes out more than 100 free hot meals every week to local people including the homeless, the elderly and families on low incomes. The church’s food pantry, which runs alongside the lunch club, provides a further 50 families with 10 essential food items for just £2.50 every week. The initiative is run from the church hall at St James Church, but until now the volunteers have struggled with a tiny kitchen limiting the number of people they can help. Now Salix Homes and our partner contractor Emmanuel Whittaker have come to the rescue to upgrade and extend the old kitchen facilities – enabling the lunch club to welcome even more people through its doors. Rev Christine Threlfall, who runs the initiative alongside a team of eight volunteers, said: The new facilities have also enabled the church to launch cooking classes to teach families how to cook fresh and healthy meals on a budget, using the ingredients available in the food pantry. Salix Homes has been working alongside Emanuel Whittaker to improve properties across Lower Broughton as part of its multi-million pound investment to homes and communities across Salford. Ben Cruickshanks, neighbourhood manager at Salix Homes, said: John Gallagher, contracts director at Emanuel Whittaker, added: The food pantry and lunch club runs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11am and 1pm to provide a free hot meal and companionship to anyone who calls by.
  6. Robert, aged 81, has sadly passed away at his home address of Rockbank, Lower Broughton Road, Salford on 26 July 2019 and police are trying to find members of his family to inform them. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. If you can help or have any information about Robert’s next of kin, you should contact the Police Coroners Officer on 0161 856 4687
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