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  1. A man has been jailed after being found in possession of 'numerous packs of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine' and 'a quantity of cash' after police pulled over a suspicious vehicle in Little Hulton almost a year ago. The vehicle Ali was driving was stopped on Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, on April 17, 2020 and was arrested immediately. It may have take a lot of hard work to get a result but finally Husnain Ali of Rishton Lane in Bolton was jailed after he entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, obstructing police and driving with no ins
  2. Salford housing association Salix Homes has scored a hat-trick of nominations in the prestigious Northern Housing Awards. Salix Homes has been shortlisted in three categories in the Northern Housing Awards, which recognise the achievements of housing providers in the north. Social housing development Joan Lestor House in Walkden has been named as a finalist in the Best Development for Social/Affordable Rent category. Salix Homes transformed the derelict former women’s refuge into nine apartments for social rent – some of the first new, social housing to be created in the a
  3. Salford's favourite historian, accomplished author and respected local journalist, Mr Anthony Errol Flynn, has announced that he is standing as an independent candidate for the position of City Mayor in the upcoming Salford elections which are to be held this May. Tony cuts a popular figure within Salford, having amassed a considerable following over the years due to his immense encyclopaedic knowledge of the cities history as well as his wit, humour and philanthropy. Speaking on the steps of Swinton Civic Centre, Tony told us: Tony went on
  4. A man who went missing from Poole in Dorset could be heading up to Salford and locals are asked to keep a look out for him. Fawzi Hamza, 21, was last seen at around 1pm on Thursday, March 25, in the Haven Road area of Poole, Dorset. He hasn’t been home since and officers are concerned about his well being, as he doesn’t have any of his medication with him. Police Inspector Jess Pearcey, of Poole police, said: Fawzi is described as black, around 5’6” tall, and slim, with short dark hair styled in a fade cut. He was last seen wearing a white hooded top, a black
  5. Police arrested three men and a woman and seized a large amount of class A drugs on Sunday night as part of GMP Salford's on going operation to tackle an organised crime dispute in the city. Officers from the Operation Naseby disruption hub - formed in April 2020 in response to a violent dispute in Salford - searched an address on Powel Street in the Clayton area on Sunday 28th March. A total of £3000 in cash was found at the property and half an ounce of suspected class A drugs - namely cocaine was seized. Seven phones were also recovered and taken away in evidence to be used a
  6. Litter and fly tipping has become a problem nationwide and not only in Salford but there are good people out there who take the time and put in the effort to make a difference in their communities. Earlier in the month we awarded one such gentleman and beloved member of his community, 'Fred', our community champion award for the phenomenal work he had done towards maintaining his own 'patch' in Barton. Not too long afterwards we covered another story in which local volunteers managed to recover stolen mail that had been ditched in woodland during in a litter pick in Walkden.
  7. Terence Robert McArthur, aged 67, was last seen on Stamford Street, Rochdale, at around 11am hours on Thursday 18th March 2021. He is described as a white male, very slim, with fuzzy grey hair and beard. Terence was last seen wearing black jeans, black and red jumper, a white hoodie and a cap. Terence currently suffers from early onset dementia. He has possible links to Salford, Bristol, Stoke-on-Trent and Cornwall. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about Terence and want to make sure he is safe and well. Anyone with information about Terence’s whereabouts should c
  8. A new branch of the Metrolink between MediaCityUK and Manchester City Centre, via Salford Crescent, could become a reality within the next 20 years under plans which make up part of the the City Centre Transport Strategy for 2014, which has now been backed by Salford City Council. A recent report has concluded that the Metrolink has brought major benefits to some local communities in the form of clean air and reduction of congestion on roads. Salford Council aims to place the crescent at the heart of the major transport gateway into and out of the city centre, along with pedestrianiz
  9. Salford City Council and City Mayor, Paul Dennett are welcoming the recent announcement from the BBC to expand broadcasting operations at MediaCityUK. Salford Mayor, Paul Dennett said: The MediaCityUK site is now set for continued growth as the base for digital and technology and, as a global centre of excellence. BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music are now also to be rooted in Salford with over 50% of broadcasting to be from the city. Paul Continued: BBC One daytime programme Morning Live will now be broadcast from Salford all year round as part of a
  10. Continuing with our pledge to reward the unsung community heroes who have done so much for their local community and for no reward or recognition, we had no hesitation in awarding the highly prized and much valued (that enough Ed?) award to a Community Champion. Today we visited Eccles Precinct to present our latest salford.media Community Award to a lady who is a familiar figure there as she serves up drinks in all weathers to her dedicated customers. Yvonne McGarvey has run the Eccles Coffee Stall there for the past four years and has turned this corner of the Precinct into a meeti
  11. Earlier this morning a large emergency service response descended on Clifton Country Park after reports of a possible body having been seen in the River Irwell at Clifton Country Park. Shortly after 10.45am on Sunday 14 March 2021, police were called to reports from a concerned member of the public that a possible body had been found in the River Irwell in Clifton Country Park in Salford. Emergency services were quickly on scene and part of the park has been cordoned off to the public. Unfortunately we have the sad duty to report that the body of a male thought to be aged in his
  12. During a litter pick earlier today, our very own 'Handy' Hilary Curran along with her friend and BMHA group member Wendy Francis, local resident Janet Hesford and Hilary's nephew Harry, came across three distinctive bright red Royal Mail bags hidden in the undergrowth close to where the busses turn at the top end of Mossfield Road in Swinton. Hilary, a moderator on our Salford Nature group, is well known for getting stuck in and getting her hands dirty to clean up the cities beauty spots. She also runs her own I Love Buile Hill Park group on Facebook which was set up for people to sh
  13. A Salford housing association has launched a new affordable home-ownership brand to support its bold ambitions to deliver more affordable homes to help tackle the housing crisis. Salix Homes, which owns 8,000 homes across Salford, has launched Willo Homes in a bid to increase housing choice and deliver more affordable housing opportunities in the city. As a not-for-profit organisation, any profits will be reinvested back into improving homes and communities across Salford. Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: Willo Homes will specialise in affo
  14. Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey has told Parliament the harrowing story of one poor woman so desperate that she felt that she had no choice but to give up and rehome her beloved dogs as she could not afford to feed them any more, as a matter of fact she was so desperate for food herself she had to resort to eating dog food as it is all she had left in her cupboards. The story is just one of hundreds of truly horrific stories of people in Salford and across the whole country that have struggled to get access to the most basic necessities during the pandemic. There are huge sectio
  15. Between August and October 2019, Greater Manchester Police received reports of a number of burglaries in Salford and the surrounding areas. Investigations were launched and, following extensive enquiries - including CCTV trawls, Gary Spilsbury (23/01/73) of HMP Forrest Bank was arrested and taken in to police custody for questioning, where he was subsequently charged. On (Friday 19 February 2021), Gary Spilsbury was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to 10 counts of burglary, two counts of robbery, five counts of theft and tw
  16. Officers in Eccles are currently out looking for a missing person. Faaiza ASHAR described as an Asian female, 52 years old, about 5'6, of large build with short blonde hair. She was last known to be wearing a pink / peach scarf as well as a cardigan, the female was last seen on foot around Milton Street, Eccles. Its unknown if she is still wearing her glasses or not. If you see her call 101 and quote log 1166/24112020
  17. Police are currently responding to an incident on Cromwell Road close to the Shell petrol station this afternoon after reports of another shooting in Salford. Officers were called after a 39-year-old man self reported to hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot, echoing a similar incident which happened just days ago on nearby Littleton Road, when a man also self reported with a gunshot wound to his hand. However, police are saying that both incidents are not being considered as being linked. The area around the garage has been taped off and Cromwell Road is closed in both dir
  18. E-scooters have today (Monday September 28) been given the go ahead in Salford – and will be on the streets next month. City Mayor Paul Dennett gave approval to a trial scheme, for up to 12 months, in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the University of Salford. Lime, which already provides e-scooters in 125 cities around the world, has been chosen to supply and operate the scooters. The trials will begin at the University of Salford Peel Park and Frederick Road campus, before being expanded to connect the campus to MediaCityUK. Phase three will see the
  19. MediaCityUK and award winning design studio HemingwayDesign have announced plans to bring Box on the Docks at Christmas to the creative and digital hub following a successful summer season which has seen thousands of visitors enjoying socially distanced dining within 30 art adorned sheds and greenhouses since the beginning of August. The initiative which supports two industries hit hard by Covid-19 – hospitality and the arts. The self-contained socially distanced dining boxes have created a new and original way for people to socialise safely outside the home and have brought colour, fun
  20. Police appeal for information after yesterdays collision on the M602 which left a 61-year-old man dead after his bmw hit a stationary highways vehicle on the hard shoulder At around 11.50am on Friday 17 January 2020, police were called to reports of a collision involving two vehicles on the M602 Eastbound in Salford which brought gridlock to local roads and saw the closure of the motorway for hours whilst emergency services dealt with the situation. The incident involved a 61-year-old man who was driving a blue BMW, sadly he died at the scene after colliding with a Highways Agency v
  21. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man from Salford who is wanted on recall to prison. John Francis Green (07/09/84) was convicted of causing death by reckless driving in 2007, but has failed to abide by the terms of his licence since his release from prison in December 2016. Green is known to have links to the Salford area of Greater Manchester. Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Green should contact the police on 0161 856 5238 or through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  22. The Big Day Out is back at Swinton Civic Centre and this year there looks to be even more fun for all of the family as well as delicious food on offer to munch as you watch the entertainers and live music acts perform. The fearsome Ydalir Vikings re-enactment society will be back slinging their swords and engaging in (safe) hand to hand combat and if that is not your thing then the vintage Salford double decker bus will be parked up outside. There’s loads of free craft workshops, entertainers, birds of prey, big vehicles and other activities to keep the whole family busy as well as T
  23. This comes after it was awarded the best Indian Restaurant in the North West by Asian Restaurant Awards, 2018. The awards were presented in three categories recognising outstanding chefs and successful restaurants and food businesses across the UK. The inaugural ceremony took place on Monday 2nd September and was attended by politicians and celebrities, along with staff and restaurant owners from establishments across the country, who gathered in London to hear the winners announced. Nominations for Best Chef, Best Takeaway and Best Restaurant came in from England, Northern Ireland,
  24. Michael Martin was 25 years old when he went missing in August 2016, at the time he was living alone in a flat on Westwood Avenue in Little Hulton. Police have suspected that he had been enticed into Salfords criminal underworld and had become involved with a crime gang with links to drug dealing as well as a string of robberies, on the night he vanished he was said to have been in receipt of a considerable amount of money. He was last seen on CCTV footage at a petrol station in Kersal, just a few miles away from Clifton. In the CCTV released by GMP, Mr Martin was seen approachi
  25. Andrew Austin (03/11/1967), of Sumner Road, Irlam o’th Heights , has yesterday (Monday 29 July 2019) been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 26 years in prison. He had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, six counts of indecent assault, two counts of indecency with a child, one count of sexual assault. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life. During a period of time between 1998 and 2004, Austin sexually abused four victims who were aged between eight and 16 at the time, at a number of properties in Salford. In August 2018, a relative of one
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