Salford woman the 200th apprentice with City West HousingPosted on Friday 17th May 2013
City West has been creating apprenticeships for local unemployed people through its skills programme since 2009, with new figures showing the programme has helped pump more than £3.5 million into the local economy over the past four years. Read more
Salford scooter gang rob man at knifepointPosted on Friday 17th May 2013
It happened at about 10.30pm on Monday 13 May 2013 when a 21-year-old man was walking with friends along Great Cheetham Street East.
He saw three men sat on a scooter outside the shops. The men who had their faces partially covered followed the victim on the scooter and when he began to run they caught up with him.
The man who was sat on the back jumped off and started to shout at him in a threatening way.
One of the other men still sat on the bike was holding a knife and waved it towards the victim.
They stole an LG optimus mobile phone and rode off along St James Road.
The first offender who was riding the bike is described as a white man, of slim build, aged about 20 and he was wearing a black hooded top and black trousers.
The second offender is described as a white man, of slim build, aged about 20.
He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood pulled down over his face and a black scarf which was covering the lower half of his face and black trousers.
The third offender is described as a white man, of slim build, aged about 20 and he was wearing a black hooded top, black pants and a mask covering the bottom of his face.
Detective Constable Susan West from Swinton police station, said: “Thankfully this man was not injured, but has understandably been left very shaken by the incident.
“These three men followed an innocent man and as he tried to run for safety, they threatened him with a knife and stole his mobile phone.
“I want to appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident itself, or perhaps has information about what happened or even suspects who may be involved, to come forward."
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5360 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Read more
Sir Alex RetiresPosted on Wednesday 8th May 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson is set to retire at the end of this season. He will become a United director and ambassador, the executive are now charged with having to appoint the successor to a man who has won 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues, the Cup Winners' Cup, five FA Cups and four League Cups. Read more
13.05.13Posted on Monday 22nd April 2013
From this date onwards Salford City Radio is having a spring tidy up. New shows and new show times to offer even better variety than before, all designed to give the people of Salford what they want to hear. Read more
Virgin Media brings together the greatest TV ‘stars’ of ManchesterPosted on Monday 15th April 2013
From sporting greats and comedy heroes, to much-loved soap stars and musicians, the people of Manchester have spoken and named their all-time favourite TV stars, and today Virgin Media has brought them together, all on one sofa.
With the region boasting connections to some of the most iconic celebrities, characters and personalities, Virgin Media commissioned a survey of people from Greater Manchester to celebrate and crown those who have helped to put Manchester on the global entertainment map.
Topping the survey are Peter Kay and Victoria Wood – making them Manchester’s very own ‘King and Queen’ of TV. The comedy pair are in good company with much-loved Corrie soap stars Bet Lynch and Hilda Ogden, the musical duo Noel and Liam Gallagher, and comedy heroes Mrs Merton and Karl Pilkington also revealed as the region’s favourite faces.
In addition to those born and bred, science buff Professor Brian Cox and Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins were crowned 'Honorary Mancunians’ due to their ties to the area, with sporting greats David Beckham and George Best trailing closely behind.
To celebrate the vast array of characters and personalities that topped the poll, Virgin Media transformed Piccadilly Gardens into a giant living room, packed with the best celebrity doppelgangers and are now challenging the people of Manchester to try to name them all in the ‘Manchester is watching TiVo’ challenge.
Neil Bartholomew, executive director of growth delivery, at Virgin Media said: “Manchester has arguably created some of the greatest TV moments and characters over the years. With so much sport, music, TV and film talent connected to this great city we felt it was only right to bring these legends together for the first time – giving Manchester a taste of Virgin Media’s TiVo service which features all of these TV stars in one box for our customers to enjoy whenever they want.”
For more information and a chance to win a fantastic prize visit facebook.com/virginmedia Read more
18 New Jobs at Salford CouncilPosted on Thursday 11th April 2013
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Paul Heaton joins Tony Thornborough from Tuesday 26th MarchPosted on Tuesday 26th March 2013
A new show starts tonight on Salford City Radio. Read more