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“This is a country of opportunities and democracy” – Councillor Nkurunziza recalls his journey from asylum seeker to Langworthy councillor

Salford councillor Wilson Nkurunziza sought refuge in the UK 18 years ago when he fled from a civil war in […]

How to Support Salford businesses – A Guide to shopping local this Christmas

How to Support Salford businesses – A Guide to shopping local this Christmas

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a call to support local businesses to ensure they don’t permanently […]

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“Faith can move mountains” – How a Salford church are keeping the faith by bringing the community together during Coronavirus

Greater Manchester is an accepting place – regardless of race or religion, you’re welcome here.  Breaking it down, we find […]

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“All of my markets are cancelled” – Salford jeweller says small businesses need support in 2020

Swinton local Saskia Wrycroft, 21, started making jewellery as a hobby at the age of 14, and now runs an […]

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“Supporting artists is crucial, especially in this time” – a Salford University graduate provides face masks to the local community

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on peoples livelihoods, something that those who work in the arts know […]

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The ‘Monton Mama’ on a mission to promote local activities and businesses

As parents across Salford try to cope with the lockdown and keeping their little ones occupied, ‘the Monton Mama’ is […]

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“The first week of lockdown was the quietest we’d had since opening” – Salford business going into tier 3

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a tough time of year for small businesses. However, imagine being both a […]

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A local survivor charity is appealing for Christmas donations to help struggling families

This Christmas, Salford Survivor Project is helping people and families who have been affected by abusive or violent relationships. The […]

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“You forget your worries, it’s just like meditation” – A Salford artist on lockdown and future exhibitions

Following the temporary closure of The Lowry’s ‘Days Like These ‘ exhibitions, Philip Westcott, 69, reminisces on the inspiration behind […]

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“Swimming helped me overcome vaccine paralysis” says Salford swimming club coach

Like many swimmers, John Stout, Head Coach at City of Salford Swimming Club, felt at home in the water from […]