Author: Kathryn Austin

Right Reverend John Arnold and parishioners from Salford hold the ‘Eyes of the World’ banner outside of Salford Cathedral. Photo Credit: Holly Jones/Diocese of Salford

“We all need to be aware of the damage being done to our Earth” – The Bishop of Salford sends a climate message to world leaders

Salford parishioners have joined together with the Head of the Catholic Church in Manchester to send a message to the […]

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“To tell the story of an affair from two metres has been challenging to say the least!” – Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall on his current storyline

A resident of Coronation Street for 23 years, Salford-born actor Alan Halsall talks to Kathryn Austin about his latest storyline, […]

“You Belong Here” – Salford Museum and Art Gallery’s new exhibition celebrates Salford’s history and green spaces

“You Belong Here” – Salford Museum and Art Gallery’s new exhibition celebrates Salford’s history and green spaces

A new exhibition will celebrate Salford’s green spaces and forgotten histories. Four local artists have been commissioned by The University […]

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Back in Business: “We just love being part of this community – we really do” – the local gift shop owners on their positive experiences of community spirit during the pandemic

Dropping off a donation of soaps to Salford Royal Hospital nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic inspired the owners of Walkden […]

A poster for the new youth club. Image Credit: Jillian Pollitt at YouCan.

“The pandemic has affected our young people significantly” – A new youth group for the young people of Little Hulton and Walkden

YouCan Community Club have set up a new youth group for those with disabilities or additional needs living in Little […]

Elizabeth Charnley first qualified as a Green Badge Tourist Guide in April 2019. Image Credit: Elizabeth Charnley.

An insight into Salford’s rich history – all from the comfort of your home

Before the turbulent year that was 2020, nobody could have imagined that an online tour of Bridgewater Canal would be […]

The Lowry are offering free virtual tours via Smartify. Credit: The Lowry via Flickr

LS Lowry’s “Landscapes of Salford” made available to view from home during lockdown

LS Lowry’s depictions of Salford have been made available to view from home as part of a virtual tour. Through […]

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“We would have complete admiration for anybody who would want to do it or support it” – CAFOD Salford encouraging people to “Walk for Water”

CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, are encouraging people to raise money and awareness by walking 10,000 steps a […]

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“It’s embryonic. Everything is on a trial basis” – Salford’s estate agents on adapting to the pandemic

Salford’s estate and letting agents have been discussing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their profession, from the complicated […]

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“Using theatre to thrive” – The theatre-making programme offering Salford’s children a free creative workshop

Salford theatre-making programme ‘Stage Directions’ will host a free online creative classroom this Thursday, February 11. “Theatre Thursday” will be […]