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  1. The turnout for the election, held Thursday 14 December, was 11.76% with 1041 votes cast. The votes were cast as follows: Michael Felse, Independent 55 James Mount, Conservative Party 183 Wilson Nkurunziza, Labour Party 601 Jake Overend, Liberal Democrats 125 Ian Pattinson, Green Party 72 Five ballot papers were rejected. The by-election was called to find a replacement for Councillor Paul Longshaw who passed away earlier this year. The political makeup of the council remains: Labour 50 Conservative 9 Liberal Democrats 0 Independent 1
  2. Shortly before 5am on Monday 11 December 2017, emergency services were called to Jackson Street in Walkden to reports of a house fire. The fire service sought to put the fire under control and rescue the seven people inside. The girl is believed to be 3-year-old Lia Pearson. Her brothers and sisters Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon Pearson, 8 and Lacie Pearson, 7 also sadly died in the fire. The children’s mother is currently fighting for her life in hospital. Two 16-year-old boys escaped from the house uninjured.
  3. This proposal would potentially affect parents of nursery aged children and post-16 education students. There will be no request for an annual contribution from those parents of students aged 5-16 years who use council provided transport to school. We have written to all parents currently using transport to notify them of the proposals, as they may wish to express a view if access to transport to school/college post 16 is a potential future plan. In addition, the proposal to extend the travel training programme will involve students who are in Year 9 and above who can undertake the training. Salford City Council currently operates a successful travel training programme for students with an EHCP. We would like to build on this success by employing additional trainers in the city to extend the training to more students in the future. All assessments of student’s capabilities are conducted in full consultation with students, parents/carers and school staff. We do understand that this type of independent travel training will not be suitable for all our students due to varying levels of need. As some parents have said they have only just become aware of these proposals, we have extended the consultation until Friday 15 December 2017 to give those parents time to submit their views if they wish to do so. Views can be submitted in a number of ways: On line: https://www.salford.gov.uk/your-council/have-your-say/consultations/ (see Transport consultation). Copies of the consultation documents are available to download on this webpage. By e-mail: TransportConsult@salford.gov.uk By post: Transport Consultation, SEN team, 1st Floor, Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, M28 2LY We would like to stress no changes have been made at this point in time. The consultation is to gather views on the proposals before any decisions are made.
  4. They all remain in custody and are due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court today,Wednesday 13 December 2017. These charges relate to an operation by GMP’s Challenger Manchester team on Tuesday 12 December 2017 in which a number of warrants were executed as part of an investigation into the production and supply of Cannabis. The below have been charged: Joshua Williams (15/06/1990) of Milan Sreet, Salford has been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis, conspiracy to produce cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of amphetamine with intent to supply. Stephen Ratcliffe (22/06/1969) of St Brelades Drive, Salford has been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to produce cannabis. Marie Ratcliffe (25/03/1972) of Acer Grove, Salford has been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to produce cannabis. Ben Pickles (26/09/1991) of Argyle Street, Heywood has been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to produce cannabis. Amanda McCurdy (29/05/1973) of New Devonshire Square, Salford has been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to produce cannabis. Connor Ratcliffe (22/11/1997) of New Devonshire Square, Salford has been charged with the production of cannabis. A 17-year-old boy from Salford who cannot be named for legal reasons has been charged with the production of cannabis. Joshua Nadler (23/11/1998) of St Martins Drive, Salford has been charged with the production of cannabis. Schmeichel Doyle (12/09/1996) of St. Kildas Drive, Cheetham Hill has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply and money laundering.
  5. Zac Bolland (23/08/1994) of Blackleach Drive, Worsley has been charged with three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life. Courtney Brierley (25/07/1997) of Worsley Avenue, Worsley has also been charged with the same. They both remain in custody and are due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13 December 2017. Shortly before 5am on Monday 11 December 2017, emergency services were called to Jackson Street in Walkden to reports of a house fire. The fire service sought to put the fire under control and rescue the people inside the house but sadly, three children, believed to be 14-year-old Demi Pearson, 8-year-old Brandon Pearson and 7-year-old Lacie Pearson, died. Their 35-year-old mother and three-year-old sister remain in hospital. Two 16-year-old boys were able to escape the property.
  6. Shortly before 5am on Monday 11 December 2017, emergency services were called to Jackson Street in Walkden to reports of a house fire. The fire service sought to put the fire under control and rescue the seven people inside. A 25-year-old man has been arrested today, Tuesday 12 December on suspicion of murder. This follows the arrests of four people on suspicion of murder and a further arrest on suspicion of assisting an offender yesterday, Meanwhile Statements from the headteachers of both schools attended by the victims of Monday mornings tragic arson attack have been issued today. Emma Henderson, head teacher at Bridgewater Primary school said: Drew Povey, head teacher, Harrop Fold school, said: Meanwhile Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett has issued a short statement on Mondays fire.. Mayor Dennett said:
  7. Update: Earlier this evening, officers arrested a 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman in connection with the investigation on suspicion of murder. Two further men aged 18 and 20 have also been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They all remain in custody for questioning. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. -------- The man who as yet can not be named for legal reasons is seen being handcuffed on a street in Walkden and led away by police officers. In an updated statement Greater Manchester Police have now informed us that a second person (thought to be his girlfriend) has also been arrested: This evening, officers arrested a 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman in connection with the investigation on suspicion of murder. They both remain in custody for questioning. Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller, Territorial Commander for Salford, said: Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  8. Update: Police have now issues a press release A murder investigation has been launched after three children died in a house fire in Walkden. Shortly before 5am on Monday 11 December 2017, emergency services were called to Jackson Street to reports of a house fire. The fire service sought to put the fire under control and rescue the seven people inside. Sadly a 14-year-old girl died at the scene. The others were taken to hospital where tragically an eight year old boy and seven year old girl later died. A three year old girl is currently in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital. Two 16-year-old boys were able to escape the property. There have been earlier incidents at the address and consequently a referral to the IPCC has been made. Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller, Territorial Commander for GMP’s Salford borough said: Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797 alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Update: GMP have confirmed they are now actively hunting a person who they believe was involved in this incident, they are also not ruling out it being gang related. GMP had what is described as 'Physical Contact' with the family 24 hours prior to the fire. They have also referred the matter to the IPCC. A murder investigation is now underway and police are actively searching for a man who they believe was responsible for this tragedy. Chief Super Indendent Wayne Miller said : -------- Tragic news this afternoon as it revealed during a press briefing held at Swinton police station, that a 14-year-old girl was declared dead at the scene of the fire and unfortunately an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl have later died in hospital. We are told the 35 year old mother of the children along with a 3 year old daughter are fighting for life in Salford Royal hospital. The mother is said to be heavily sedated and does not yet know of the deaths of the children. 2 teenagers have been said to have escaped the blaze but at the moment it is unclear as to their condition. The fire is said to have started around 5am this morning and fire services were quickly on scene to bring the blaze under control. It is being reported that police are conducting one line of investigation into the possibility of a flammable liquid being poured through the letter box of the property, but this is yet to be confirmed. It is also being said that police were earlier called to an incident involving a wheelie bin being set alight at the home. This tragedy comes just a few weeks before Christmas and locals in the area have spoke of their heartbreak at what has happened in their community. Police cordons remain in place as they continue with their forensic examinations and Manchester Fire remain to ensure that all pockets of fire remain extinguished. As soon as we have any further updates we will update this post.
  9. WOMAN FOUND DEAD AT HOUSE IN CLIFTON

    The woman was promptly identified and family members have been informed that a post-mortem will be carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding her death. Anyone with any information can contact GMP via 101.
  10. The blaze which started at around 4:58 in a terrace house on Jackson Street in Walkden was attended by four fire crews, three hoses and a ventilation fan were used to tackle the fire and ensure it was extinguished. Police were diverting traffic between St Mary's Road and A575 Worsley Road North. This has now been extended and is now shut from Louisa St to Westland Avenue. Five People (all thought to be children) from the house were taken to hospital, it is unclear as to their condition at this moment, it is currently not known who the sixth person is. Drivers are being urged to avoid the already congested area, please find an alternative route and avoid if possible. As soon as we have more information we will update this article.
  11. Come and meet the characters of the all new hit children’s TV show at EventCity from Saturday 9th December – Monday 1st January 2018. ‘Daisy & Ollie’ is a recently launched pre-school TV Series, airing daily on Cartoonito. Based on an original idea by Helen Brown and developed by CHF Entertainment, ‘Daisy & Ollie’ encourages young children to be curious and question the world around them. All the while they are helped along by Daisy’s Daddy, voiced by comedian Jason Manford, who not only adds an extra helping of humour, but normally ends up getting involved in the adventure himself! Christmas is a time of year that’s full of wonder and magic, capturing Children’s imaginations. The Live Show is no exception as we see Daisy & Ollie exploring Christmas traditions and how they came about whilst Daddy is busy in the shed preparing a very special surprise for them, but what could it be?! With the help of Whizzy the Robot, Boo the Monkey and Santa’s very special helper, Merry Winterbell the Elf, the children have fun decorating the Christmas tree and creating some new traditions all of their own. Helen Brown, creator of ‘Daisy & Ollie’ says: Daisy & Ollie are so excited to be a part of Winter Wonderland Manchester and look forward to seeing you there and making new friends! In the meantime, you can watch them every day on Cartoonito or follow us on facebook for the opportunity to win one of our amazing competitions, including a family pass to Winter Wonderland or an Amazon tablet! Other highlights at this year’s event include Rainbow’s irrepressible duo Zippy and George; the brilliant Christmas Circus; and Pip Ahoy! who returns to Winter Wonderland for 2017. Plus, take a visit to Santa’s house which has been transported from the North Pole to the city, where visitors will be able to explore the hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. There will also be real reindeer, as well as elves and fairies – who will be ready to have s-elfies taken with youngsters. The Winter Wonderland event transforms 22,000sqm of EventCity, next to Intu Trafford Centre, into a 'sparkling seasonal extravaganza' featuring more than 70 family rides and attractions - with everything included in the one ticket price (excluding games and food stalls). Sessions last for four hours and run at different times on different days with afternoon and evening slots available. Visitors are being asked to leave a little extra time this season due to security checks on site. To book tickets visit www.winterwonderlandmanchester.com Follow on Facebook facebook.com/WinterWonderlandManchester and Twitter @WWManchester Check out the official trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2uO3ogMzYY&t=3s LISTING INFORMATION Winter Wonderland Manchester Saturday 9th December 2017 – Monday 1st January 2018 EventCity (Next to Intu Trafford Centre) Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB (FREE PARKING) TICKET INFORMATION Adult and Child (3-16): £20.50 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee) Family of 4*: £70 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee per person) OAP: £15 (plus £1.50 Quaytickets booking fee) Child (Under 3): Free (Ticket not required) Groups: 10% Discount (when booking 15+ tickets) *(2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children) School Rate: £9.50 per child All rides and attractions are included in the ticket price (excluding games and food stalls) and each session lasts for 4 hours. SESSION TIMES Sat 9th & Sun 10th 11am – 3pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm Tue 12th, Wed 13th & Thu 14th 10.30am – 2.30pm Fri 15th 10.30am – 2.30pm and 5pm – 9pm Sat 16th & Sun 17th 11am – 3pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm Mon 18th & Tue 19th 10.30am – 2.30pm Wed 20th 10.30am – 2.30pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm Thu 21st, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd 11am - 3pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm Sun Dec 24th 10.30am – 2.30pm Mon Dec 25th Closed Tue 26th 1pm – 5pm Wed 27th, Thu 28th, Fri 29th & Sat 30th 11am – 3pm and 4.30pm – 8.30pm Sun 31st 11am – 3pm Mon 1st 1pm – 5pm HOW TO BOOK To book tickets visit the website www.winterwonderlandmanchester.com Bookings via telephone can be made by calling 0843 208 1842, for Group Booking call 0843 208 6003.
  12. Heavy rain moving in from the east of the UK, is expected to mix with a cold and icy air over on Saturday bringing as much as 10cm of snow in some higher and more rural areas. Between 09:35 Fri 8th and 18:00 Sat 9th Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and parts of the Midlands. 2-5 cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands. Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight. The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday. Impacts include possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers with possible delays and cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted. Probably some icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths and also a chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces. Between 04:00 Sun 10th and 18:00 Sun 10th A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern England on Sunday. Road, rail and air travel delays are likely, as well as stranding of vehicles and public transport cancellations. There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off. People are being advised to stay indoors when and where possible, also if you have any elderly neighbours please check on them to ensure they are safe and well.
  13. The 1.8 metre long model – made of thousands of individual bricks - shows the remains of the original stonework dating from 1761, the aqueduct across the Manchester Ship Canal which replaced it in the 1890s and the central tower which controls the opening and closing of the aqueduct and the adjacent road bridge. And, just like the real aqueduct which carries 800 tonnes of water, the smaller version can swing open should any Lego sized ships wish to pass underneath. It’s all part of a programme of activities by Est.1761 designed to boost visitor numbers to the canal and remind people of its incredible history. The Salford section is currently undergoing a five year, £5.6 million refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Salford City Council. So far, towpaths have been improved and new signage has been installed. New seating and information hubs will also start to appear along the canal in the coming weeks. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: Controlled from an island in the centre of the canal, the real aqueduct is an iron trough which can be closed by gates at each end. The whole thing, carrying 800 tonnes of water then turns through 90 degrees allowing ships to pass along the Manchester Ship Canal. And it still turns smoothly and quietly – just as it has done for over 120 years. The model also shows Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park, nestled by the 1761 stone structure on the Salford side of the Ship Canal, which has been renovated to give better views of the aqueduct. Lighting shows up the original stone masons’ marks and a walkway leads down to a viewing point beside the Ship Canal. The Lego model, built by professional LEGO builders at Bright Bricks, is currently on display in reception at Salford Civic Centre until the end of the year. It will then go on display at various buildings across the city as well as being used to inspire a new generation of engineering geniuses as part of workshops with local schools for Science Week 2018. Est.1761 is funded by Salford City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and other partner organisations.
  14. After yesterday evenings announcement that a new political party has been set up in Irlam & Cadishead (see post bellow), Darren Goulden outlines his parties goals. For too long the communities of Irlam & Cadishead have been left feeling let down and underrepresented in local government relying on others to carry the baton. It’s time for change, it’s time to revolutionise community politics. We want to give the community the chance to control their own destiny. We feel this is how democracy should work - discussed, debated and decisions made by the people, for the people. With Core values established from the outset we will ensure the community remains central in everything we achieve, with policies and a manifesto written by the community for the community. Darren Goulden announced as the first CO:RE Councillor to stand in next Mays local elections commented: Come and join us. Planning For Our Future Together.
  15. It has been hard to ignore the problems facing Irlam and Cadishead in recent months, the traffic issues alone have caused huge issues for both locals and those trying to get in and out of the area, as we reported only last week, problems which at the moment look nowhere close to being resolved. With thousands of new homes and warehouses due to built upon greenbelt land over the coming years, the problem in the eyes of many locals looks like only getting worse. So with that in mind a group of people based in Irlam and Cadishead, have formed a new local party that they hope the community will get behind and support. Under the banner of CO:RE Community Revolution Party UK), Darren Goulden has today confirmed his intentions to be the first to represent them as a candidate for Councillor in local elections in May 2018. The announcement was made on the Planning for our future in Irlam and Cadishead Facebook page, stating: The Party has also opened a new Facebook page available on this link: https://www.facebook.com/COREpartyUK/ and residents of both Irlam & Cadishead are invited to join. You can also follow them on twitter at this link: https://twitter.com/COREpartyUK

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