The three-day strike action will leave some pupils learning remotely once again Teachers at a Salford high school are taking further strike action as the dispute continues. We reported last month how members of teachers' union NASUWT at Co-op Academy Swinton went on strike for five days over the way the school is being run.
Much-needed work to repair the roof has started Work to save a Grade II listed mansion built nearly 200 years ago starts today. The restoration of Buile Hill Mansion, which has been closed for more than two decades now, begins on Monday (October 18) with much-needed roof repairs.
A Salford musician has been singing at the pavilion café in Buile Hill Park after finding it benefited her mental health. Amber Garland writes her own acoustic music but struggled to perform in front of an audience before finding the park café. She said: “I started coming here gradually and then something happened in my personal life that made me realise there’s no point in keeping things all to myself.
“The meals were a lifeline for me during my recovery” – Salford man tearfully explains how the community saved him during lockdown
A Salford man has spoken of his gratitude to community organisations for providing hot meals whilst recovering from cancer. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, Graham Morgan experienced poverty first hand whilst dealing with his recovery during lockdown. His diagnosis meant a change of circumstances and left him with £74 to spend weekly on essentials such as food, bills and housing.
“I already worked out that I didn’t want to be here, I was just tired of fighting these feelings” – Salford woman speaks out during World Menopause Day
A Salford woman says that there aren’t enough menopause specialists or support for women in the north of England. Joanne Brizland- Cullen shares her experience on World Menopause Day in hopes of raising more awareness of what can be a challenging time for women in their lives Brizland-Cullen said, “From pre-teen years I’ve always struggled with anxiety and depression, but years ago I obviously didn’t know what it was.
“I’m so close to one thousand pounds which equates to two hundred life saving phone calls for PAPYRUS” – The Salfordian who ran Manchester Marathon for mental health
Georgia Padfield, 25, ran the Manchester Marathon to raise money for PAPYRUS, a UK charity for the prevention of young suicide. The Salford resident has now raised one thousand pounds for the charity, beating her target of £500. Georgia said: “I’m so close to one thousand pounds which equates to two hundred life saving phone calls for PAPYRUS, so that is potentially two hundred lives saved.”
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The organiser of a 5K community fun run in Salford says everyone is welcome to get involved. Co-organiser Susan Glover, explained that the ParkRun is fully inclusive. People of all abilities are welcome to get involved. She said: “It’s a great way to start a Saturday, it’s a fun activity on Saturday morning that everyone can get involved in.
Salford based MMA standout Muhammad Mokaev to represent Great Britain at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships
Muhammed Mokaev, a Salford-based, Russian born, MMA fighter, is set to represent Great Britain at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships in Serbia. Training under Oleg Druzhynets at the City of Manchester Wrestling Club in Salford, Muhammed Mokaev is confident in his wrestling ability as he aims for gold at the tournament.
Salford boss Gary Bowyer will check on his walking wounded before naming his team to face Rochdale in a League Two derby showdown on Tuesday evening. Striker Tom Elliott, whose early goal set the Ammies on their way to a 2-0 win over Hartlepool on Saturday, is one of those who will be assessed, although he was confident after the game that his issue was not serious.
The month of October marks many fundraisers for cancer charities, including Go Sober which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Michelle Gray, 38 and from Salford, has raised over £300 already for cancer awareness, in exchange for no alcohol for the entire month so she can help the cause and cut down alcohol.
“It is a human delusion that you can only be religious or LGBT+” – Salford Church host monthly Open Table nights to encourage LGBT+ people back to Christianity
A church in Salford is hosting monthly Open Table evening services, with a focus on encouraging LGBT+ members of the Christian faith to return to church. Sacred Trinity Church on Chapel Street, hopes that by demonstrating clearly that LGBT+ people are welcome in their congregation by hosting a specific night inviting them, more people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or of any sexuality or gender identity, will feel welcome at all of their services.
Eccles community art gallery have opened a brand-new exhibition of artwork this weekend. The gallery is run by volunteers and provides a well-needed space for Salford creatives to showcase their work. Contributors across Salford have created pieces of art for the new show that will open to the public each Saturday at 10am from Saturday 16th of October.
Plans which would see three of the major sports clubs in Salford participate in a stadium swap are progressing well. The potential sale of the AJ Bell Stadium to Salford City FC and Sale Sharks would see both teams based at the ground, with current tenants Salford Red Devils being relocated to City’s current home the Peninsula Stadium.
“It’s like a little treasure hunt and that brings so much happiness to my days” – ‘City Found It’ collaborative art project comes to Salford this week
‘City Found It’ is a collaborative project which aims to spread positivity through the power of art, and this week it is coming to Salford. Emily, Victoria, and Heather, who are all from Manchester, founded the project back in March, originally to help cheer people up during lockdown.
“People save the people” – Salford Soul Sisters aims to offer emotional support for women across the city
Across Salford, women have been left in the lurch when leaving abusive relationships, and lacked female emotional support and help. Salford Soul Sisters is here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for women to share their experiences around a wide range of topics, including; “isolation, loneliness, poverty, abuse and addiction”.
Hartlepool United are back in League Two action already as they travel to Bradford City this evening (7:45pm kick-off). Pools will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat at Salford City and pick up their first away win of the season at the seventh attempt.
A Salford man who stole more than £100,000 from two jewellery shops and a third store has been jailed for more than three years. Robert Matthews, also known as Robert Keegan, of Halton Bank, Salford, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on October 12 to three years and four months in prison after committing a series of burglaries.
Welcome to Salford Now’s Live Blog! Sophie Hodgetts is curating our live feed today and will be updating you throughout the day on news relating to the ongoing fuel and food crisis, how Covid and Brexit are affecting business in the area and ramifications for Salford from the report into the government’s handling of the Covid crisis.
The Kings Arms is celebrating black excellence with Curtis Cole’s play ‘Remembering the way – A love letter to Moss side’ The Salford boozer is a famed pub, featured as the location to many TV productions such as Fresh Meat, Cracker and the Hairy Bikers.