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  1. Following on from a previous story regarding police cars being rammed in Salford.. Daniel Cowell (12/03/1993) of Mayan Avenue, Salford has been charged with the following: · Two counts of attempted section 18 assault · Two counts of dangerous driving · Two counts of aggravated vehicle taking · Failing to stop for officers · Possession of a class B drug He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 October 2017 and was remanded into custody. Shortly before 3.15am on Tuesday 5 September 2017 , officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling Salford when they began pursuing a van, which then rammed into a patrol car. On another occasion, on Wednesday 18 October 2017 , a second police pursuit took place after several police cars were rammed and a man was arrested at the scene.
  2. Ali Aslam, who ran the Alishaan Indian takeaway on Littleton Road, allowed staff to prepare food in an area littered with mouse droppings but blamed his pest control contractor for failing to keep the takeaway mouse-free. And earlier this month he failed to attend court to answer the charges, leading to a warrant being issued for his arrest. Mr Aslam, of Mount Lane, Gatley, appeared at Salford and Manchester magistrates court on Thursday 19 October. He pleaded guilty to five offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, one offence of serving hot food after 11pm without a late night refreshment licence contrary to the Licensing Act 2003 and one offence of failing to produce documents showing he had trade waste collection arrangements in place, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was fined a total of £1,300, ordered to pay costs of £1,200 and a victim surcharge of £650. The takeaway has now closed. The court heard that during a routine food hygiene inspection on 8 March this year officers found staff preparing food in an area infested with mice. There were large and very visible amounts of mouse droppings on shelves, in card board boxes where food containers were stored and on the floor throughout the premises. Mr Aslam claimed it was the responsibility of the pest control contractor he employed to keep the premises clear – but records showed the company had not visited since December 2016 and Mr Aslam had not chased them up. Officers also saw large amounts of food debris and grease on surfaces including the floors, preparation tables and shelving throughout the food preparation area and could clearly distinguish between areas which had been cleaned and those which had not. A chopping board used for cutting raw meat was stored in direct contact with a board for preparing salad while cooked meat was not being stored at the correct temperature. The boiler was broken so food handlers had no hot water for cleaning or to wash their hands with and it was unclear what Mr Aslam had done to address this. From the haphazard and disorganised paperwork he produced it was also impossible to see what food safety controls were in place, including monitoring of high risk food. Staff were not wearing protective clothing and had not received formal food hygiene training. Mr Aslam agreed to close the premises for a week to put matters right but six weeks after re-opening he closed the shop. The court was told that, over the ten years he traded, there had been a recurring pattern of similar problems which he addressed but then allowed standards to slip again. Mr Aslam also failed to produce evidence that he had trade waste arrangements in place and just 12 days earlier had served a council officer making a test purchase of hot food at 11.45pm. Mr Aslam’s late night refreshment licence was suspended in October 2015 for non payment of the fee and he was well aware he must not serve hot food after 11pm. In court Mr Aslam said 2016 was a bad year for him as he had suffered ill health personally and in his family, staffing problems and loss of revenue due to other takeaways opening in the area. He continued to blame the landlord for problems with the boiler and his pest control contractor for the infestation but said he had sought to minimise the risk to the public. He now works as a delivery driver. Speaking after the case, Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: The five food safety offences were: a) Failure to have adequate procedures in place to control pests; b) Failure to keep a food premises clean; c) Failure to provide hot running water for the cleaning, disinfecting and storage of working utensils and equipment and for hand washing; d) Failure to implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles; and e) Failure to supervise and instruct and/or train food handlers in food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activity All the food safety offences are contrary to Regulation 19(1) of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
  3. A local match born and bred, from the streets of Salford all the way to The Peninsula Stadium Salford City F.C. is today delighted to announce a major sponsorship deal with the UK’s leading employment law, HR and health & safety experts, Peninsula. The sponsorship deal will mean that Peninsula, founded by Salford-born entrepreneur Peter Done, will be the main title sponsor of Salford City FC for the next five years. The newly named “The Peninsula Stadium” was unveiled by the Class of 92’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Like Salford City F.C., Peninsula is a real local success story. From small beginnings in 1983 with an office on Bexley Square in Salford, Peninsula now employs over 1,000 people in the UK and 2,500 worldwide, with offices not only across the UK but in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 75,000 clients use its services to help with their employment law, HR and health & safety issues. With Peninsula’s headquarters just a few miles away from Salford City F.C., a key goal of the partnership will be building on Peninsula’s local roots in the community by engaging with the people of Salford on a number of wide-ranging opportunities that show their long-term and sustainable commitment to the area. Peter Done, Group Managing Director and Founder of Peninsula, commented: Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt (CO92) said: An All-Stars Match to mark the launch of the sponsorship will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 at The Peninsula Stadium. Kick off will be at 3:00pm. For ticket information and further details visit www.salfordcityfc.co.uk
  4. She was found guilty of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity by a jury at a previous hearing. Those present in court heard how following a tip off, footage of Davies molesting the youngster had been recorded and found on a computer used by her partner, footage that was being sold on a market stall in Manchester. Specialist software had been used to delete materials on the computer which investigators found was used to search for images of both male and female nude teens. The court heard how Davies subjected the boy to regular sexual assaults and forced him to have sex with her. She often threatened to hurt him or would physically assault him if he said no. In 2015 the victim disclosed the abuse and Davies was subsequently arrested in May 2015. Detective Constable Vickie Burgess, from Salford's Public Protection Unit, said: Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims. - If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available. - You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report. - St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral. - Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.
  5. Shortly before 3.55pm on Monday 16 October 2017, police were called to reports of a collision involving a black Mercedes AMG and a pedestrian on Worsley Road. The driver remained at the scene to speak with officers. The pedestrian, an 83-year-old woman from Swinton, was taken to hospital where she was awaiting surgery after suffering several broken bones. No arrests have been made. Inspector Paul Rowe, of GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1014 of 02/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

    Shortly before 3.15am on Tuesday 5 September 2017, officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling Salford when they began pursuing a white Ford Transit van. During the pursuit the van turned around quickly and drove directly at the patrol car, ramming into on Duchy Street in Irwell, before driving off. The two officers in the patrol car had to receive hospital treatment and were unable to continue their usual duties. A 21 year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and was released under investigation. Last night (Wednesday 18 October 2017) a 24-year-old man was arrested in Salford following a second police pursuit where several police cars were rammed. The man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of section 18 assault, two counts of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, theft of a motor vehicle and criminal damage. Sergeant Danny Kabal, from GMP’s Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit, said: Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5351, alternatively call 101 quoting the reference number 176 of 5/9/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  7. 25 years after losing Station Road, Swinton Lions have long been linked with Agecroft as a possible route back into the M27 post code. The opportunity to form a partnership with Moorside Rangers, who have also had a long term interest at the Agecroft site was therefore extremely welcome, as a joint project significantly increases its chances of success. Moorside Rangers are a superb example of a successful community club, but as well as running almost 50 junior teams they also have ambitions of progressing up the football pyramid. The joint enterprise has been encouraged and facilitated by a delighted Salford City Council, who will offer logistical support moving forward. A number of meetings have taken place recently between both clubs and the Council at Swinton Town Hall and a legal agreement is now in the process of being drawn up. Both partners understand that by working collaboratively there will be greater opportunities in identifying funding sources – some of which are already progressing. The project will be completed in phases, with a new dressing room block to be built first, followed later by a 4G pitch. The development will be planned carefully to ensure that supporter and integral facilities can be added progressively to bring the ground up to Rugby League Championship standard (which necessitates a capacity of 3,000 including 750 seats). New Lions’ Chairman Andy Mazey and Moorside Rangers Chairman Brian Elsey agreed that by working together, the needs of both clubs can be met as the scheme develops. The nature of such a phased development, along with the necessary regulatory requirements, will mean that the project will inevitably take time. It’s estimated that the development will be fully complete in 3 to 5 years’ time. The Moorside Rangers secretary, Darren Kay, said of the new venture, “These are exciting times for both clubs, and we look forward to achieving our joint ambition, which is to develop Agecroft into a facility that we can all be proud of.” Swinton Lions’ Operations Director Steve Wild added, A meeting is planned in early December to bring supporters up to date with the project and regular bulletins will follow thereafter.

    As part of hate crime awareness week (14 to 21 October 2017) the city is raising awareness of how to report incidents and places where they can be reported. A hate crime is defined as any hate incident that constitutes a criminal offence, and is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate. It can take many forms – physical attacks, verbal abuse, abusive gestures, damage to property, offensive letters or leaflets – and is motivated by a range of factors, including a person’s age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, gender or a combination of these. People can report the crimes at third party reporting centres, if they feel they cannot report it directly to police. The Bridgewater LGBT group are using social media to share photographs they have taken to challenge prejudice using the hash tags #NoPlaceForHate and #InSalford. This follows on from 11 projects that were run in the in the community for three months earlier in the year with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor at Salford City Council, said: A list of the reporting centres can be found on the GMP website.
  9. Shortly after 11.40pm on Friday 13 October 2017, police were called to the Weavers Arms on Swinton Hall Road to a report that a man had been stabbed. Officers attended and discovered a 30-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital but has since been released. Another man, aged 31, also suffered a minor stab wound to the back. Two men, aged 30 and 31, have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and remain in police custody for questioning. Detective Inspector Ben Cottam of GMP’s Salford Borough said: Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2591 13/10/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  10. At about 1.20pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017, a man was riding a Lexmoto Venom 125 motorbike on Liverpool Road and when it reached the junction with Princess Avenue it was involved in a collision with a Renault Trafic taxi. The motorcyclist, a man aged 26, was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a fractured leg and knee. The taxi driver, a man aged 54, was not injured. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Police Constable Peter Cunningham of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

    All GP practices in Salford now offer patients an online system in addition to phoning or visiting your practice – the choice is yours! Sarah Williams, Assistant Practice Manager at Newbury Green Medical Practice, said: If you want to register for GP online services you will need to fill out a form at your GP practice and show two forms of ID, one of which should have a photo (such as a UK passport or driving licence) and the other should have your address (such as a council tax bill). If you don’t have photo ID or anything with your address on it, it doesn’t mean you will not be able to use online services, just ask in your practice for help. To register for GP online services, drop in and ask at your GP practice, or to find out more visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices
  12. Adam Wyatt, born 24/06/1969, of Bridgewater Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, has today, Tuesday 17 October 2017, been charged with terrorism offences after an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing: North West. Wyatt has been charged with 11 counts of section 1 and 2 Terrorism Act 2006, (encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of a terrorism publication), and 5 counts of section 58 Terrorism Act 2000, (possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism). Wyatt will be detained in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday 18 October 2017. There is no intelligence to suggest a specific threat to the communities of Salford or Greater Manchester relating to the ongoing investigation. Whilst this activity was part of a planned operation, it is not linked to the investigation into the Manchester bomb attack.
  13. Salford's famous Red Devils have launched their new crest after they conducted consultation with the fans earlier in the summer. The club made the following announcement on their website and social media... Earlier in the month Dr Marwan Koucash the clubs present owner announced that he was stepping aside and taking a back seat at the club, with plans being drawn up to replace the flamboyant millionaire with a trustee board at the Red Devils. For a short time it was feared that the club was set to drop the Salford name altogether in a move to gain in more support from surrounding areas in Greater Manchester. But that was not to be after fans made sure their voices were heard by the club owner and staff. It would seem that they have listened and learned from feedback and the new badge encapsulates both the club and the City almost perfectly. The only addition I would have made would have been to put two little devil horns coming out of the sides of it, but that is just me being picky. The sweetest touch was the willow tree smack bang in the heart of it, an ode to not only the birth of the City but the memory of the clubs spiritual home in Weaste. It symbolises not only the beating heart of the club but the beating heart of our Salford, a symbol worn with pride close to the heart of its wearer. We are also especially happy to see the worker bee being on the badge as lets face it, the symbol is as much a part of Salford as it is Manchester and it is synonymous with our busy industrial past, and now has a meaning that has a much deeper relevance in light of the tragedy of recent months. It now symbolises the hive of support given by the people, for the people. In my opinion the new crest pretty much nails it, almost perfection I would say; and what's more it goes to show that the club is listening and understands the pride 'We' Salfordian's have in our great City, so let us remember that our local Rugby Club is part of that pride. And so we wish them well in the coming season and we urge fans new and old to put this badge on their chests and wear it with pride, support our local team and get down to the AJ Bell, put bums on seats, shout our Cities name loud and clear and together lets #makesalfordgreatagain So those are our opinions, let us know yours in the comments.
  14. This incident has now been resolved. The road has been closed from Fiddlers Lane to the A57 Cadishead Way roundabout. Fairhills Road is said to be very congested at the A57.
  15. Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall presented the Barclays Women of the Year award to Naomi Davis, Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford, PC Lauren Moore, Cath Daley, Vicky Wijeratne, Laura Prescott, Lea Vaughan and Shoba Manesh who received it on behalf of the Manchester Emergency and Medical Services The Women of the Manchester Emergency and Medical Services were today (Monday 16 October 2017) honoured with The Barclays Women of the Year Award at the Women of the Year Lunch & Awards at the InterContinental London, Park Lane. The award was presented to Naomi Davis, Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford, PC Lauren Moore, Cath Daley, Vicky Wijeratne, Laura Prescott, Lea Vaughan and Shoba Manesh on behalf of the Manchester Emergency Services. When the bomb exploded in the Manchester Arena the women of the Emergency Services immediately galvanised into action. Everybody, from ordinary citizens to members of the emergency services and health care professionals behaved in ways that were way beyond the call of duty. Jane Luca, who lives in the North West and is Chair of Women of the Year, said: Andrea Bonafe, Chief Internal Auditor of Barclays UK added: The 2017 Women of the Year Awards pay tribute to the emergency and medical response teams, both here and abroad. The winners have been recognised for their selfless professionalism and heroism during the ceremony and lunch at the InterContinental London Hotel, Mayfair. Women of the Year president, Sandi Toksvig hosted a group of 400 specially invited women, all honoured as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement;’ selected for their resilience, resourcefulness, and selfless actions. Sandi Toksvig, President of Women of the Year, said: Jane Luca, Chair of Women of the Year, adds: Sponsored by Barclays, Prudential, Good Housekeeping and ITV’s Lorraine, the event, which is in its 62nd year was held at the Intercontinental London Park Lane. Every woman who is invited to the event has achieved something extraordinary in whatever walk of life she comes from. The lunch is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate their bravery, determination, compassion and success. ITV Lorraine viewers voted for their Inspirational Woman of the Year by a telephone vote. In addition, there were many familiar faces, with guests including Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Arlene Phillips CBE, Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE, Billie Piper, Christine Lampard, Esther Rantzen DBE, Eve Pollard OBE, Julie Etchingham, Karren Brady CBE, Kathy Lette, Lliana Bird, Louise Minchin, Meera Syal, Prue Leith, Ronke Phillips, Sandi Toksvig OBE, Shirley Ballas, Sophie Ward and Sue MacGregor CBE.