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Salford chess expert launches club in bid to make game more accessible for students

After struggling for over a year to find a place to play, a University of Salford sabbatical officer set up his own chess club to help fellow chess lovers find a community.

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International students battle health problems amid struggles to cope with Manchester winter

International Students in Manchester have expressed their struggles in coping with the significant drop in temperature during the winter as they continue their transition to life in the UK. A good number of international students of African descent are used to the warm temperatures that characterise the warm December and January months. These international students […]

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Chris Hankinson during Salford Red Devils media day.

Salford rugby’s lost son Chris Hankinson comes home to Red Devils

Former Salford youth player Chris Hankinson is looking to make his debut for the Red Devils’ first team in their opening game of the new season. Hankinson, 30, who was born in Wigan, played his junior years at the Ashton Bears before going through the youth system of the Salford City Reds. ““I left when […]

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Foundation 92 recognises ‘local hero’ as part of the EFL Community Weekend Campaign

Foundation 92 shouted out Kev McCloskey, communications officer of Clarion Futures, for his unwavering support towards Salford’s local community during this viscous cost of living crisis. Working with Clarion Futures, a foundation focused on affordable housing, McCloskey provided food drops as well as heating, energy and budgeting advice for those most in need across Salford. […]

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Manchester’s international students face work and housing crisis forcing some to head for home

A Manchester international student has revealed he may have to return home as communities face struggles with transitioning to life in the UK. Alan Saji (24) is a post graduate student of Indian descent studying at Salford University. His comments have come against the backdrop of the International Day of Education celebrated on January 24th. […]

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Go ‘Beyond Cristiano’ with new Ronaldo book from Manchester author  

A Manchester author has channeled the city’s rich football heritage into an alternative ‘blend of fact and fiction’ book about Cristiano Ronaldo’s career.    Karlo Tašler’s new work, Beyond Cristiano, focuses on the Manchester United legend’s persona and the contrast with Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho.   Tašler said: “It’s about Cristiano Ronaldo, a man who […]

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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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Salfordian’s Count Cost of Manchester Christmas Markets

The Manchester Christmas markets reopened earlier this month, bringing the Christmas spirit back to Manchester as it marks it’s 25th anniversary. With over 225 stalls across the city, Yorkshire pudding wraps, mini Dutch pancakes, and German Bratwursts are staple foods of the markets, but with the ongoing cost of living crisis, some people are putting […]

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‘Controlling’ where vapes can be sold could be a better alternative to banning them altogether.  

The ideas around banning different types of smoking have proved controversial and Paul Hitchen, who runs a Salford vape store believes that it would be ‘impossible to ban’ smoking completely, as it would cost the Government too much and other unsafe options would still be available.

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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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