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Fr. Sheehy next to St. Peter's cemetery. credit: Yann Robinson

“Sheer vandalism” – Swinton priest condemns grave robbers after flower thefts leave residents ‘distraught’

A series of flower thefts from a church cemetery have left local residents “distraught” according to the church’s priest. Father […]

‘Shelter are here to defend the right for a safe and secure home’ – homelessness in Manchester & Salford is at a 12 year high

Did you know that the amount of children who become homeless on a daily basis in the United Kingdom is […]

Organiser Chris Blood making repairs. credit Yann Robinson

“We want to give new life to broken things” How a Repair Café in Boothstown is promoting sustainability

The village of Boothstown is host to just one of many Repair Cafés across the UK, an international movement encouraging […]

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Group wants 100 Salford venues to be breastfeeding-friendly

BOOBS (Be open on breastfeeding Salford) calls on more venues in Salford to welcome breastfeeding mothers. The campaign #boobsapproved began […]

Salford plays host to Movember events across this month

Salford plays host to Movember events across this month

During November, men across the country have adorned their faces with moustaches to show support for the ‘Movember’ movement. Movember […]

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Image of Anthony Higgins before he died

“I’m so glad you’re my mum” – Salford mum shares heartbreaking message from son lost to suicide

The mother of a Salford man who killed himself whilst on suicide watch is urging people to ‘fight the stigma’ […]

Salford Campaign to end stigma against malnutrition celebrates helping 1,000 people

Salford Campaign to end stigma against malnutrition celebrates helping 1,000 people

Featured Image Credit: Rhys Blanchard The PaperWeight Campaign launched by Age UK Salford has now helped over 1000 malnutritioned Salfordians maintain a healthy […]

'Plant Factory' concept art. Credit: Karsan Karavadra and Stella Yang

Students design part of Salford’s £30 million Bridgewater Garden project

‘Plant Factory’ concept art. Credit: Karsan Karavadra and Stella Yang Two students have won a nationwide competition to design part […]

“The people have had enough and they will show it on May 2” – Irlam’s Core Independents target Labour in Salford election

“The people have had enough and they will show it on May 2” – Irlam’s Core Independents target Labour in Salford election

Leader of Irlam-based Community Reform [Core] Independents, Darren Goulden, believes independents like him can topple Labour’s majority in Salford following […]