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  1. Images taken from the air show cars filling a small layby off the A57 – making it impossible for emergency vehicles to get into the City Heliport. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } If emergency vehicles cannot get to the site the police and air ambulance helicopters, which are used across the whole northwest and beyond, are not allowed to take off. Now Salford City Council is asking motorists only to park in the marked bays along the left-hand side of the layby and warning that anyone who parks anywhere else in the layby risks being given a penalty charge notice of £70. The next match at the stadium is on Friday, July 13 and the stadium, Salford Reds and Sale Sharks are already alerting fans via social media. Councillor David Lancaster, the lead member for environment and community safety, said: Dave Kibblewhite, Base Manager for the National Police Air Service said;
  2. At the moment Salford City Council customer services receive thousands of phone calls from residents each week, and its new Twitter account @SalfordCChelp will mean they get help more quickly. People ring in with a wide range of queries from bins, council tax, parking, traffic, and travel to cycle lanes. Many of these people wait to get through to the team due to the large number of people calling. The new Twitter account will mean there won’t be any need to wait in a queue on the phone. Named, friendly and approachable team members will respond to questions and problems with a helpful reply. They can send a message to the customer services team, Monday to Friday, from 9 to 4.30pm, and it will be replied to quickly with a reference number so people can track what’s happening. If the team is unable to help immediately, they will clearly explain the next steps and pass on the query to a relevant team. Complex issues or private customer details can be sent through a direct message, so people don’t need to worry about sharing this information on Twitter. Councillor Bill Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, said: The new Twitter account is part of Salford City Council’s work to help people get the support they need in a variety of different ways. They can use the council’s live webchat service on its website at www.salford.go.uk, post messages on the council’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/salfordcouncil and there are online forms they can also fill in. Any queries between 4.30pm and 9am and on weekends will be dealt with the following working day. People will be made aware each day what time the customer services team will be available the next working day. The council recently won Digital Council of the Year 2018 in the Digital Leaders awards. It has an ongoing scheme called Digital You to help local people learn basic computer and internet skills across the city so they can have a better future and fully take part in today’s society.
  3. Anthony Knight (05/04/1971) was released from prison in May 2018 after being jailed in 2006 for robbery. He has since breached the terms of his license and is now wanted by police. Knight is from the Salford area however his current whereabouts are unknown. Anyone with information about Anthony Knight’s whereabouts should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

    Salford City Council is introducing a new taxi-style plate scheme for street traders in the city. By this time next year, every street food trader will have to display an identity plate on their vehicle or stall which also gives their food hygiene rating. To have valid consent, businesses will have to have a food hygiene rating of three stars or more and owners, who will also have to pass a criminal record check, will be provided with identity cards. The new regulations have been brought in to tighten up the existing policies and deter rogue traders from operating in the city. Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety at Salford City Council said:
  5. Dr Whittleston, a Fellow of the HEA, picked up the innovative teaching award from the Institution of Structural Engineers for his use of the University’s ground-breaking virtual reality facilities. The Octave, based in Newton is one of the world’s most advanced immersive labs, a sound-and-touch holographic environment used mostly for research. explains Gareth. Collecting the Award was for Innovation in Engineering Education, at Westminster, Gareth added: He invited colleagues to get in touch if they want to find out more about innovative teaching in Civil Engineering.
  6. As part of plans by Manchester City Council to host a screening of the fixture at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester City Centre, extra officers will also be out in force. Some of these officers will be working additional hours on top of their normal shift, while others have given up their rest day and time off so they can help police Wednesday’s event for football fans. GMP has been working with partners and licensed premises throughout this World Cup to help fans across Greater Manchester enjoy the games in good spirits and safe environments. And for this momentous occasion, there will be a significant number of officers in the city centre in particular. An increased police presence will also be seen across Greater Manchester’s town centres for those watching the fixture in pubs and bars. Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, who is in charge of policing during the World Cup, said: Reports to police can be made by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
  7. The new system has been running as a pilot for the last six months but now the Force is encouraging people to go online when possible and speak to a specially trained advisor at the click of a button instead of picking up the phone. In response to public feedback, the Force is encouraging people to use it and the information already available on its website in the lead up to England’s game on Wednesday and ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the UK on Friday, two events that will put increased pressure on policing.Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling said: LiveChat can be used between 8am and midnight to: Report a crime Give police information about their local area Get an update on a crime they have already reported Ask an advisor anything police related It’s been introduced to help meet an ever-increasing demand for services online and sees the Force listen to and work with communities to give them the most efficient service possible. Public feedback during a recent consultation highlighted that more and more people want to be able to access services online. During the pilot, GMP’s LiveChat saw 14,237 conversations take place for anything from noise complaints and neighbour disputes right up to disclosures of domestic abuse and modern slavery.
  8. A suspected damaged water pipe has caused part of the A6 in Wardley to collapse this morning. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } United Utilities are on site carrying our emergency repair work The closure is between Moss Lane and Holloway Drive and is affecting routes in the area. The 36, 37, 38, 42, and 149 are all being diverted. Please avoid the area if you can. Photo: Roy Partington via Social Media
  9. The closure is to enable work to take place that will link the new Trafford Park line, currently under construction, with the existing Metrolink network at Pomona. The line will close for 13 days after the last service on Friday 27 July. This means that there will be no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles from Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 (inclusive), while services from Ashton-under-Lyne will terminate at Deansgate-Castlefield. It will also enable us to work with Metrolink operator KeolisAmey and other partners to carry out additional enhancement works at the same time, reducing the need for future disruption. The works have been timed to coincide with school summer holidays when, traditionally, fewer people travel on the network. They have also been condensed into a single 13-day closure, preventing disruption over many weekends. We are working hard to minimise disruption to customers and stakeholders and have taken a number of steps to achieve this. We are keeping media, public and stakeholders updated before, during and after the works and extra staff will also be present in key locations and at key times to answer questions and help people get around. During the works there will be a full bus replacement operating including additional services during peak times. Please see the section below to find out where you can pick up your replacement bus service. The travel advice on this page will be continually updated throughout these works and should help you to plan your journey and make travel easier. General Travel Advice Plan ahead and expect journey times to be increased. Replacement bus services will be in operation along the Eccles line during these works. Please ensure you are familiar with replacement bus departure points before you travel. There will be signage directing passengers to replacement bus services at all affected stops. Please ensure you have a valid Metrolink ticket before you travel. Additional Metrolink staff will be available to help and assist you. Follow @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink for live and up to date travel information and advice throughout the works. Replacement Bus Service A replacement bus service will be in operation along the Eccles line during these works. The following replacement bus services will run: Piccadilly to Eccles calling at all stops, except Pomona (use Exchange Quay) and Broadway (use Harbour City or MediaCityUK) Piccadilly to MediaCityUK calling at all stops except Pomona (use Exchange Quay) Piccadilly to Deansgate-Castlefield, Cornbrook and MediaCityUK Monday to Friday 7am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm You can find your replacement bus stops during these works here. Please note that during the works, no replacement bus service will be able to serve Pomona (use Exchange Quay) and Broadway (use Harbour City or MediaCityUK). Further maps will be added as soon as we have the information. Please ensure you purchase your ticket either on the Metrolink stop or using the getmethere app prior to boarding a replacement bus service.

    In a city that is crying out for affordable low-cost, low-rent housing, I am utterly dismayed to read in the Salford Star (http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4601) that a proposed application by Salix Homes for such housing at Canon Green Court was recently refused by Salford Councils shambolic planning department. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } To add insult to this, they went on to approve another housing development from Countryside Properties that offered zero affordable homes and zero section 106 money to be used within the local community. Do these imbeciles not understand that not everyone is wealthy enough to be in a position to afford one of Fred Done's luxury apartments? I have lived in this area for coming up to 7 years now and although that is a relatively short time compared to others who have lived here far longer, even I have noticed the negative change being thrust upon us as historic buildings are torn down all around in order to facilitate the developers in their quest to make more money by attracting people into the area from outside of Salford, riding on the back of the prestige of living so close to Manchester. Luxury high-rises now tower above us and although I admit we do need to provide new homes, these homes should be affordable to everyone in Salford, not just the rich. I see on the Salford Online facebook group the words 'Salford, Sold by the Pound' all the time and I totally agree, this is gentrification, nothing more, nothing less. I have to ask just who is benefitting from all of this new regeneration as it is most certainly not the existing population as they get pushed further and further out of the area they have called home. Salford Council should be grasping at the chance to provide affordable rental properties, not shutting down such much-needed developments. It is bewilderingly crazy. Colin J Full Name and Address Supplied
  11. It has been over one year since the heartbreaking scenes of devastation hit the news after a fire tore through a building wrapped in the same combustible cladding as used on many Salford residential tower blocks. A resident of one of those blocks wrote into postbag to tell of his anger and upset at what he views as a lack of action by Salford City Council and Pendleton Together. ---- I am one of many residents who live in one of the Pendleton Tower Blocks that have similar cladding and insulation to the Grenfell Tower Block. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } Shortly after the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Salford Mayor Paul Dennett announced to the media that all cladding from their nine blocks would be tested and if the tests failed it would be removed. In a later press release, it was revealed he was borrowing £25 million to replace the cladding. Now over a year on from Grenfell, what has happened to the Nine Tower Blocks owned by Salford City Council and run by Pendleton Together? 1) Fire Marshals were put in the Nine Blocks to patrol 24/7. However, we have recently found out that the so-called Fire Marshals have only just recently had training for doing this job. What training we don’t know. 2) Salford City Council/Pendleton Together removed the unsafe cladding from all Nine Blocks, but only the first three floors of each block and replaced it with what Salford City Council and Pendleton Together told residents was a safe boarding. 3) Pendleton Together then told residents to remove all doormats from outside their doors (most doormats are or were fire resistant). If the mats were not removed, the cleaning teams were told to remove them and they were then binned without any further notice to the residents. 4) Pendleton Together then told vehicle owners they could not park in the first two parking spaces that were closest to the building. Every block was supposedly told this, however, if you go round the blocks you will see this is not enforced on all blocks. It is on Thorn but not on Spruce where cars are parked within a couple of feet from the building wall and the same applies to some of the other blocks in the square. 5) The residents of Thorn were also told to remove plastic flower pots from alongside the building. When asked why we were told they could catch fire. Also, chairs and tables were removed from the community garden for the same reason and that the fire service had told Pendleton Together to enforce this. However, when the fire service was asked about this by residents, the residents were told that they had not told Pendleton Together this and that Pendleton Together has taken it upon themselves to implement the rule. 6) Salford City Council and Pendleton Together then decide to install fire alarms in the Tower Block but these are as much use a fire extinguisher that is empty! Why? Because the fire alarms were placed in the stairwell and not on landings, there is a fire door on each landing that acts like a sound buffer so most residents cannot hear the alarm in their flats when they are tested each week. 7) Salford City Council and Pendleton Together in their ultimate wisdom have decided to install new fire alarms and sprinklers in every flat. That consultation was months ago but as they say, silence is golden and in Salford City Councils and Pendleton Together case the silence is deafening. We the residents have not been told if this is going to happen and if so when it will happen. And who at the end of the day is going to be picking up the cost of redecorating residents flats when every room is going to be affected? Pendleton Together is constantly telling us that the safety of their residents is a top priority. Well, it seems something has been lost in the pipeline with their own policy. On Friday the 6th July 2018, one of the hottest days so far, some bright spark from Pendleton Together decided to remove fire extinguishers from the nine blocks that still have the unsafe cladding on them. And no one from Pendleton Together had the decency to contact any member of the resident's committee of Thorn Court to inform them that the fire extinguishers were being removed from the community room and community room kitchen. When a member of the resident's committee contacted Pendleton Together, the housing officer informed him they had been removed in error and would be on the way back to the block, this was at 2:00 pm by 5.30pm the committee member checked to see if the items had been returned. They had not and everyone at Pendleton Together had left the office. So the out of hours service was contacted and after some time two of the three fire extinguishers were returned by the fire marshals. They said that no one from Pendleton Together had informed them that these were being removed. So far no one from Pendleton Together has responded to a voice message I left on Friday. A resident of Thorn Court Name and Address Supplied NB: The views above are those of the letter author and do not represent those of Salford Voice.
  12. He went missing on the 5th of July from Salford Royal (Hope). Paul is described as 6ft with a scar on his left arm. Any sightings or information please contact the Police on 101 or 999 should you feel it necessary to do so.

    Update: Police have now issued the following statement. We are hearing unconfirmed reports of up to seven shots fired at a house in the Patricroft area of Eccles during the early hours of Saturday morning (07/07/18). Residents in and around Armitage Road in Eccles told us that they were woken by the sounds of what appeared to be gun shots, apparently targetted at a property at the end of the street. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } Police placed a cordon around Station Road and errected a white tent outside a property at the junction with Armitage Street. Local residents reported seeing police dogs in the area as well as what appeared to be armed police officers but we are told that they have now since vacated and the operation seems to have been scaled back. According to sources on social media, the property was empty at the time as the resident was not at home. It is believed that windows were smashed at the same property in another incident earlier in the week. Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8361 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  14. The collision forced the motorbike and its 30-year-old rider to cross the central reservation onto the northbound carriageway of the road. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } Emergency services responded and both were taken to hospital for treatment. The woman sustained multiple serious injuries and her condition is described as life-threatening. The man on the motorbike sustained a serious facial injury. PC Phil Shaw, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  15. At around 4.20pm on Monday 25 June a woman was getting her two-year-old son out of his pushchair on Broadstone Hall Road South, at the junction with St Mary’s Drive, when she heard two popping sounds. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } The child began to scream and the mother noticed blood on his right hand. She assumed his hand had become trapped in the pram and quickly took him home, before deciding to take him to hospital. As she arrived at hospital, she noticed a small metal pellet in the bottom of the pushchair. Police now believe the child was shot with a pellet gun and are appealing for information. PC Matthew Beaden from GMP’s Stockport Division said: Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9619 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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