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Council ask Salford residents how travel can be improved around the city

Salford city council are asking residents to give feedback on an online survey, to help better travel around the city, especially between its University campus and Media City UK.

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“It is not acceptable that as a party that is the line our leader is taking”: Local Labour Councillor resigns over Keir Starmer comments

A Labour councillor from Manchester has resigned from the party in protest of comments made by Sir Keir Starmer about the Israel-Hamas conflict. Amna Abdullatif, a councillor in Ardwick, publicly resigned from Labour after 10 years. She the first Arab Muslim woman to be elected to Manchester City Council. Abdullatif was straight to the point […]

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Fight to protect public access to the River Irwell continues

Local campaigners are continuing to fight for public access to the River Irwell, which has now been blocked off “at every possible location”. Access to the river has been a public issue since 2020, when campaigners first objected to the closure of a riverside towpath to make way for the Ralli Quays development. The Our […]

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Salford City Council Local Election Round-Up: Everything You Need To Know

Local Government Elections take place nationwide on Thursday, May 4 and in Salford, Labour will look to maintain their 50-year dominance and of the council. Labour currently control 49 of the 60 seats and will be looking to build on their success but face challenges from the other parties. One councillor will be elected in […]

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Manchester 70s band revived for Record Store Day  

Vinyl Revival is the only record store in Manchester to officially release a limited-edition recording from the band, The Hoax.  The record, named ‘The Cargo Recordings’, will be released as part of Record Store Day (RSD) taking place on Saturday, April 22.  Colin White, from Vinyl Revival, said: “This limited edition coloured release for RSD is a […]

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Manchester trader combats fast fashion with swap shop

Manchester shop Beg Steal and Borrow, have been tackling fast fashion issues with clothes swap initiatives.   A swap shop is being held at Feel Good Club in Northern Quarter from 2pm – 6pm this Sunday 26 March.   Erin Thomas, CEO of the store, believes that “second hand is the way forward” and has embarked […]

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Frustration as Manchester Night & Day Café noise decision pushed back again

Oldham Street’s Night & Day Cafe has been faced with another adjournment of the noise abatement notice, in what was supposed to be a week that provided clarity for the venue owners. It is the second time that proceedings have been adjourned after a three-day hearing in January also failed to result in a breakthrough […]

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Wigan Athletic chairman offers apology to fans after three point deduction by EFL

The chairman of Wigan Athletic has admitted that “mistakes were made” in the wake of a three point deduction handed to the club by the English Football League. In a statement made on March 21, Talal Al Hammad apologised to Wigan fans, adding that he and the club’s management “are working to put things right”. […]

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Student rent strikers removed from Manchester University building by bailiffs

Bailiffs have forcibly removed Manchester University students who have been occupying a campus building for six weeks. This came after students went on rent strike with the university being granted a possession order for the entirety of south campus in court yesterday.  Protesters, calling for affordable rents, were taken from the Simon Building at around […]

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Ramsbottom shop’s fury over u-turned pedestrianised zone

A Ramsbottom shop has expressed its fury as a pedestrianised zone is set to be reopened as a road. The Vineyard Wine Shop is located at the junction of Smithy Street and Square Street, an area which was transformed into a pedestrianised street during the pandemic. The temporary legislation is set to come to an […]

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