News archive 2010

Christmas cheer for formerly homeless Salford man

24 December 2010
A formerly homeless man will be spending Christmas day with his six-year-old son, something which he never thought possible a couple of years ago when he was sleeping rough in Salford.

Illegal booze and cigs seized in Christmas checks

23 December 2010
More than 250 bottles of illegal booze and 690 cigarettes have been seized from pubs and off-licences in Salford.

International praise for Salford's green team

23 December 2010
The duo encouraging more residents to care about the environment in Salford have won an international award.

Advice for taxi riders this Christmas

21 December 2010
Festive party-goers are being urged to use only licensed taxis this Christmas and New Year.

Salford responds to local government cuts

15 December 2010
Salford Council is working to identify substantial savings following the local government settlement announcement earlier this week.

Residents warned about bogus charity callers

10 December 2010
People wishing to give to charity this Christmas are being warned of bogus collectors after a man was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Media school plans approved

8 December 2010
Plans for a new specialist high school with links to MediaCityUK have been approved as part of Salford council's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Salford residents open the door to jobs at MediaCityUK

25 November 2010
Nearly half of the employees at the brand new Holiday Inn hotel at MediaCityUK are Salford residents, thanks to an innovative council partnership dedicated to increasing access to opportunities for local people at MediaCityUK.

Top rating for Salford's adult social care

25 November 2010
For the first time in her life, 46-year-old Paula is living independently and says that she couldn't be happier, thanks to Salford's ‘excellent' adult social care.

Stadium contracts signed

24 November 2010
Contracts for Salford's £26m community stadium were signed today (24 November) as work to prepare the Barton site finishes.

New school build makes progress

22 November 2010
Salford council's multi-million pound plans to transform secondary education in the city are becoming a reality as another new high school is nearly finished.

Spotlight on volunteers

8 November 2010
The spotlight will fall on the important role volunteers play in community life in Salford at a symposium in the city.

Irlam residents start to return to homes

4 November 2010
Residents in Irlam have started to return to their homes this morning after a gas explosion on Tuesday.

New school plans approved

3 November 2010
Salford's multi-million pound overhaul of secondary education continues as councillors approved plans for a new high school.

Salford responds to explosion in Irlam

2 November 2010
Residents from up to 200 homes are being re-housed this evening following a gas explosion in Irlam.

Fostering Good Services in Salford

28 October 2010
The work of Salford's fostering team has been praised by government inspectors.

Giggs helps celebrate 50 years of youth service

27 October 2010
Salford is celebrating 50 years of changing the lives of young people and is calling on residents to share their memories for a special exhibition.

Five years of Fairtrade in Salford

27 October 2010
Salford has reached its fifth year as a Fairtrade City.

'You Can Foster' in Salford

26 October 2010
Salford has joined forces with local authorities across the North West for the first time to tackle a dramatic shortfall in the number of people becoming foster carers in the region.

A taste of 'Strictly Come Dancing' in Salford

26 October 2010
Older people in Salford showed they are still young at heart and full of life at a packed out tea dance in Lower Kersal.

Top judge calls for Salford court to be saved

22 October 2010
The senior presiding judge for England and Wales has called for Salford Magistrates' Court to be saved from closure.

New rules for more landlords

18 October 2010
A scheme to encourage landlords to raise the standards of rented properties in Salford has been extended.

Report on secondary schools issued

13 October 2010
An independent commission has delivered its report on the potential future provision of education in Salford's secondary schools.

Council crackdown on school lead thieves

8 October 2010
A hi-tech device is being used to help deter thieves from stealing lead off school roofs in Salford.

School roof marks new high for education in Salford

4 October 2010
Pupils in Salford celebrated a milestone in their school's future as the roof to their new 21st century school building is finished.

MP visits old homes going green

28 September 2010
Residents from Salford's first council estate invited the former Energy Minister into their homes to showcase improvements to their properties.

Tower blocks go green with power-saving panels

20 September 2010
Energy-saving panels have been installed at blocks of flats in Salford to help reduce the city's carbon footprint.

John Barrowman wows crowds at BBC Proms in the Park in Salford

13 September 2010
It was wet, but the weather did not rain on Salford's parade this weekend as John Barrowman wowed crowds of thousands at BBC Proms in the Park.

Get ready for the classical party of the year as Salford announces programme for BBC Proms in the Park

7 September 2010
The programme has been finalised for this year's BBC Proms in the Park in Buile Hill Park, Salford, on Saturday 11 September, when John Barrowman joins the BBC Philharmonic for a night of great show tunes and rousing classics.

GCSE results rise again in Salford

25 August 2010
Salford's GCSE results have improved even further this year - taking the city's average number of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades to 81 per cent - 11 per cent per cent above last years' national average.

£1 million Big Lottery Fund for Little Hulton

28 July 2010
How would you like to spend £1 million on your local community? Well residents in Little Hulton are being asked just that, with the previously overlooked area receiving £1 million from the Big Lottery Fund.

New recycling facility opens for Salford residents

28 July 2010
This month residents have access to a new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) allowing them to recycle household waste including bulky items in a modern easy to use facility.

Vandals warned to stay away from schools

22 July 2010
A primary school is increasing its security to deter thieves and vandals during the school holidays after a fire broke out at the building in May.

Residents' tickets selling out for BBC Proms in the Park in Salford

22 July 2010
Residents are being urged to act fast to take advantage of discounted tickets for BBC Proms in the Park in Salford.

Tot's Cafe in Higher Broughton is a hit

19 July 2010
Young children in Salford have been tantalising their taste buds by finding out all about healthy eating at their very own Tot's Cafe.

Salford's website is best in country

19 July 2010
Salford has picked up an award for being the best council website in the country.

Council worker of the year from Salford young people's service

19 July 2010
A social worker for Salford, who champions the rights of young people with learning disabilities, has been named council worker of the year at the prestigious local government awards.

On the road to connecting MediaCityUK

16 July 2010
A brand new road to improve access to MediaCityUK and The Quays was opened today, marking the first stage of a package of transport improvements to the area ahead of MediaCityUK opening in 2011.

£5 million for better homes is safe

15 July 2010
Work to improve more than 700 homes in Salford over the next year is still on track after a £5 million Decent Homes grant from the government is confirmed this week.

John Barrowman tops the bill at BBC Proms in the Park in Salford

15 July 2010
Musicals star John Barrowman has been announced as the headline act for BBC Proms in the Park as Salford joins the nationwide Last Night of the Proms celebrations on Saturday 11 September.

Lorry loads of counterfeit alcohol and cigarettes seized

14 July 2010
Lorry loads of counterfeit alcohol and cigarettes have been seized in Pendleton, by Salford trading standards officers. The potentially dangerous products were seized in a raid that went on until the early hours of the morning.

Snoop Dogg meets Salford teenagers

12 July 2010
Rapper Snoop Dogg rolled into Salford to help teenagers give their local youth club a makeover.

Free swimming to continue for under 17s

12 July 2010
School children in Salford will still be able to swim for free during the summer holidays following the government programme coming to an early end.

School projects saved

7 July 2010
Salford City Council's £165 million overhaul of high schools has escaped a national review of the programme.

Future stars of MediaCityUK celebrate their success

7 July 2010
Salford's media stars of the future joined forces with BBC Newsround presenter Hayley Cutts and NBA basketball star John Amaechi to celebrate the end of the first year of the MediaCityUK schools programme.

Council pledges action

21 June 2010
Salford City Council leaders have promised to take whatever action is necessary to improve their child protection service after it was criticised in an official report.

'Excellent' rating for Salford's adult social care

21 June 2010
Vulnerable adults and older people in Salford are receiving 'excellent' care and are more likely to stay safe in their homes for longer, with a better quality of life, national inspectors have found.

First urban swim in new line-up of events

14 June 2010
Salford is to host its first open water swim as the city makes a splash with a new line-up of events.

Tickets on sale for BBC Proms in the Park in Salford

7 June 2010
Tickets are now on sale for the classical music event of the year, when the BBC Philharmonic takes centre stage for BBC Proms in the Park in Salford this summer.

Salford joins the BBC Last Night of the Proms celebrations again

19 May 2010
Salford's Proms in the Park are set for a triumphant encore after the BBC announced the city would be one of only four locations outside London to host a prestigious Last Night concert.

Salford makes its mark

19 May 2010
An extra 52,000 votes were cast in Salford following a city council campaign to get more residents to have their say in the local and general elections.

Just the job in Salford

19 May 2010
More than 100 local people have started jobs with the council, thanks to the Future Jobs Fund that is set to bring as many as 800 jobs to Salford, pumping an estimated £5 million in to the economy.

Countdown to £26 million stadium

18 May 2010
The countdown has begun for Salford's £26 million community stadium - the largest single investment in sport in the city for decades - as work officially starts on site.

Green flag for Salford school

17 May 2010
Lower Kersal primary school has been officially recognised as an eco school and awarded green flag status, thanks to the schools new mantra of 'switch it off'.

Road delays likely as fuel protest passes through Salford

30 April 2010
Drivers in Salford and Manchester are being advised that a fuel prices demonstration is planned for tomorrow (Saturday 1 May).

Man evicted for loud visitors and antisocial behaviour

26 April 2010
A man has been evicted from a block of flats after upsetting neighbours with his antisocial behaviour and failing to pay his rent on time.

Walk plays out Salford's musical past

21 April 2010
Salford's musical past is being played out for the public in a tour around Chapel Street.

Cruise through Salford's historic past

19 April 2010
A sail along the famous Bridgewater Canal, a historic walk through a mining village, and a stop for afternoon tea could be the makings of a perfect day out - all in Salford.

Time is running out to have your say

16 April 2010
Time is running out for residents to make their mark in Salford - and the city council is braced for a last-minute rush of would-be voters looking to sign up.

Salford unlocks £9 million to improve homes

7 April 2010
Residents in Salford will soon see £9 million spent on improving their homes this year as the government gives the green light to Decent Homes funding.

Bridge closure warning for pedestrians

1 April 2010
Pedestrians are being urged to follow signed diversions after a foot bridge hit by a lorry will remain closed for repair work.

Greater Manchester agrees to Combined Authority

29 March 2010
All 10 Greater Manchester local authorities have today agreed to submit a scheme to the government for the creation of a new authority.

Doors open to new centre for dementia

29 March 2010
A new 'state-of-the-art' community centre for people affected by dementia has opened in Salford.

Salix Homes services rated 'good' with 'excellent' prospects

25 March 2010
Salix Homes and Salford City Council are today celebrating their entry onto the government's multi-million pound Decent Homes investment programme aimed at improving the standard of council-owned homes.

Another £9 million to repair city's roads

25 March 2010
Salford City Council has allocated more than £9 million to resurface, repair and maintain roads across the city over the next year.

Work starts on £13 million new council homes

25 March 2010
Work has started on a £13.5 million investment to build more than 100 new council homes in Salford.

New primary school for Eccles

23 March 2010
Parents around Eccles are being asked to play their part in a multi-million pound plan to overhaul Salford's primary schools.

Springing into action in Broughton

19 March 2010
Residents in Broughton have had a spring in their step, taking part in dancing workshops, planting events and family information days, as part of the SNAP week of action.

City's roads to be resurfaced

19 March 2010
Nearly 90 stretches of road are to be resurfaced in Salford over the next few weeks.

Local people help decide a pub of the future

17 March 2010
Residents are being invited to have a say on a pub of the future in Salford.

Home Secretary officially opens Salford CCTV suite

11 March 2010
Home Secretary Alan Johnson has officially opened Salford's new £1.8 million CCTV system.

Council website is officially one of the best in the country

11 March 2010
The council's website has once again been ranked by IT experts as one of the best local authority websites in the country.

Kickoff for community stadium

10 March 2010
The multi-million pound community sports complex for Salford has been kicked off by councillors.

Work starts on £9 million community hub

9 March 2010
Work has started on a £9 million community hub in Broughton.

Time running out on £50,000 windfall

4 March 2010
Residents living in part of Salford are being asked to help spend a £50,000 windfall before it's too late.

Top awards for Salford's housing support services

4 March 2010
Salford City Council's Homes Improvement Agency has been recognised for its outstanding achievement in helping residents to live in their homes independently.

Ice rink on the move?

26 February 2010
Salford's ice rink could have a new home this year if councillors agree a move for the festive attraction.

Councillors approve schools plan

23 February 2010
New proposals to revamp Salford's high schools have been approved by councillors.

Young TV ballet star collects Salford citizen award

19 February 2010
A teenage ballet star from Salford who reached the finals in a national TV dance competition has been awarded a Mayor's citizen award.

A helping hand for unemployed young people in Salford

18 February 2010
Unemployed young people in Salford are being given a helping hand into employment and no longer having to rely on handouts with the creation of up to 800 new jobs through the Future Jobs Fund.

New school plans revealed

17 February 2010
Revised proposals to overhaul Salford's high schools have been unveiled for the first time.

Salford Talking News celebrates 30 years

10 February 2010
Salford Talking News is celebrating 30 years of keeping blind and partially-sighted residents in touch with their local community.

Salford pupils shine in GCSEs

2 February 2010
Salford students are yet again performing better than this year's improved national average for GCSE results, passing even more exams with better grades.

Salford's youngest graduates aim higher for MediaCityUK

27 January 2010
Schoolchildren from across Salford have ‘graduated' in style at a ceremony to celebrate the successful end of the first MediaCityUK Higher Futures 4 U programme.

No rise proposed for council tax rates

26 January 2010
Salford residents will not be asked to pay more for their council services this year if a zero per cent rise in council tax is approved by councillors.

Plans approved to put the heart back into the old city of Salford

21 January 2010
The biggest-ever planning application for the city of Salford was given the green light by Salford City Council today (Thursday 21 January) in a unanimous decision.

Council tax scam warning

19 January 2010
Residents are being warned about a council tax scam that is targeting people in Salford.

Services back on track as city works through snow

18 January 2010
Headteachers, parents and governors have been praised for their hard work to help reopen Salford's schools after snow disrupted services across the city.

Football legend collects hometown honour

7 January 2010
Premiership football star and BBC sports personality for 2009, Ryan Giggs, has been honoured with the freedom of his adopted home city of Salford.

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