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A huge well done to Aldi after stepping in to replace all of the items stolen from a local foodbank in Broughton. Truly showing the real spirit of Salford. Regional managing director Ruth Doyle at Aldi said she was appalled to hear that their donation to tackle period poverty had been taken from a storage unit at Mocha parade, Broughton. In a press release she said: The final distribution of the £2,500 donation to help women in period poverty and local families had been due to take place this week – but staff and volunteers were left in tears when they discovered thieves had broken in and cleaned out the entire unit. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said he was delighted with the news and that he couldn’t thank Aldi enough for their kindness. Tom Togher, Chief Officer of Salford Citizen’s Advice and Salford Foodshare added: Salford City Council has identified new, secure storage for the donation. Meanwhile as we reported earlier today, police are determined to bring those who carried out this appalling act to justice.
KARL posted an article in LocalAt around 10:30pm last night (06 Aug), GMFR were called to a small fire which has been set alight on the top floor of the derelict Crown Theatre in Eccles. The fire thought to be set by arsonists was quickly extinguished and only minor damage was reported to the historic building. Then in the early hours of this morning (7th Aug) shortly after 5.50 am, police were called to reports of a fire at wasteland on Greenwood Street, Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and police were in attendance, and the fire has now been brought under control. A huge plume of smoke could be seen drifting across the City skyline this morning, it is thought that Tyres and light goods were set on fire. Travel on the trains was also affected with Northern rail issuing a statement on temporary suspensions: There were road closures in place. Ford Lane was closed to the public at the junction of Broughton Road, and Greenwood Street was closed at the junction of Redwood Street. Cordons have since been removed. Enquiries in to the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5127, quoting incident number 309 of 07/08/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Photos: Albert Spiby (Salford Online Group Admin) & @Leemond138 (Twitter)
At 11.50pm on Friday 18 November 2016, a green Skoda Octavia collided with a pedestrian, a 38-year-old woman, on Lower Broughton Road, near to the junction of Frederick Road. The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated for a serious head injury and is in a life-threatening condition. The man driving the Skoda was uninjured. Police Constable Paul Hailwood of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this distressing time. “We have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances if the collision and I would urge anyone who saw what happened, to get in touch as a matter of urgency.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Update 23:11 | Cordon now lifted and people back in their homes. Update 21:06 | It is being reported that it is a ruptured gas pipe and residents in surrounding homes have been evacuated until it can be made safe, teams are on site and are carrying out repairs with the ETA expected to be 1.5 hours. Greater Manchester Emergency services are responding to a 'Major' gas leak on Gerald Road, several homes have been evacuated as a precaution, part of the area has been cordoned off and a strong smell of gas is reported in the air. The incident is still on going.