Author: Joni Sommerville

Non-binary artist HUSK. © Roo Gannon Photography

Salford Pride goes virtual for Trans Day of Remembrance

Salford Pride will host an online event to commemorate Trans Remembrance Day 2020.  On Friday 20 November Salford Pride’s event: TDOR: Embrace […]

Post-it payment - pay for a coffee with a post-it

‘Pay with a post-it’ Monton coffee shop lets people who can’t afford pay with a post-it

A coffee shop in Monton lets customers “pay with a post-it” note.   The Coffee Collective, a veteran-owned, independent coffee shop […]

Older women denied breast cancer screenings due to Covid-19 restrictions

Older women denied breast cancer screenings due to Covid-19 restrictions

Women over 70 are being denied self requested breast cancer screenings due to the restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 […]

“We’re not talking just a black square on the Instagram feed”: Black-owned brand Jim + Henry arrives at The Dispensary

“We’re not talking just a black square on the Instagram feed”: Black-owned brand Jim + Henry arrives at The Dispensary

Black-owned brand, Jim + Henry, is now stocked at the zero waste shop, The Dispensary, to provide organic refillable hair […]

"Rethink. Reskill. Reboot." HM Government.

“The arts sector is always portrayed as a ‘glorified hobby'”: Salford dancers outrage at government ad

Salford arts workers are furious at a government advert which encourages artistic performers to retrain for careers in different sectors. […]

‘Box on the Docks’ at MediaCityUK prepares for Christmas comeback

‘Box on the Docks’ at MediaCityUK prepares for Christmas comeback

 ‘Box on the Docks’ at MediaCityUK is preparing for its return in ‘Box on the Docks at Christmas’.  This summer, […]

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Back in Business: “it’s been a nightmare” The Dispensary on re-opening its doors

The first of its kind in Salford- the Dispensary, a zero-waste, “eco-friendly store providing refills for toiletries and cleaning products” […]

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Virtual community raffle supports local businesses in Salford West

A business owner has created a virtual community raffle to support independent businesses during lockdown in Salford west. Susie Kwok, […]

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Group appeals for donations and help to make scrubs for Salford Royal Hospital

Campaigners are appealing for funding, sewers, donated materials, drivers and administrators to help make and distribute 1,000 scrubs to NHS […]