Author: Mel Cionco

Team of Freedom Project volunteers and workers from Mustard Tree, Little Hulton. Credit: Mel Cionco

“We urgently need people from Salford” – Charity opens positions in response to rising economic struggle

Mustard Tree have appealed for more Salford people to work in their Eccles and Little Hulton sites with training and full […]

Mustard Tree entrance in Little Hulton. Credit: Mel Cionco

“The situation is getting worse before it gets better” – Salford charity fears of future challenges to come from cost of living increase and the possible response from refugee crisis

Mustard Tree, owner of charity shop and help hubs, fears the demand of their services for deprived areas of Salford […]

Alessandro Sciarroni and Gianmaria Borzillo perform polka chinata at Salford Lads Club. (Credit: Lee Baxter)

Submerge Festival revives international dances while bringing sparks of positivity to Salford

Manchester’s Submerge Festival brought international as well as local performers to Salford Lads Club, showcasing almost extinct arts while bringing […]

Female councillors wear traditional Ukraine wreaths 'Vinochky' to support Ukraine. (Credit: Tanya Burch)

Two Parallel Worlds: Ukrainian Salford councillor on supporting her family and country facing the invasion

Salford councillor Tanya Burch had to hold back tears as she meets with her Ukrainian family taking refuge in Poland, […]

Co-Owners of Little Nell in Tomorrow Building. Credit: Mel Cionco

International Women’s Day: Salford Council hopes to eradicate gendered wage gap in 5 years.

Salford City Council has announced an active aim for decreasing the gender pay gap. Sharmina August, councilor and Lead Member […]

MAF (2021) Ceremony. Credit: Manchester Animation Festival.

EXCLUSIVE: Festival reveals the animated shorts playing in upcoming award ceremony

Top North-West filmmakers will have their shorts screened in MediaCityUK just before the livestreaming of a major British award ceremony. […]

People reading the zines provided in the exhibition. Credit: Mel Cionco

“It celebrates LGBT art and people who’ve been out of work for years” – Swinton art exhibition shows the hardships of pandemic in diverse communities

An art exhibition at Swinton Gateway provided the finale to LGBT History Month by highlighting the talent of marginalised communities […]

Cadishead Primary School entrance. By: Mel Cionco

“We didn’t believe it at first, it was a big shock” – Primary school regains hope after receiving donations from five different companies

Teachers had to voluntarily finance creative subjects in Cadishead Primary School after a rough start of the year with budget […]