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Tom Rodgers
Tom Rodgers

Tom is SalfordOnline.com's News Editor and community co-ordinator.

Independent news website SalfordOnline.com to close

It is with great sadness that I’m announcing SalfordOnline.com is to close down. When we started the news website 10 years ago we could only dream that it would...

Swinton gymnast Will, 9, gets acrobatic for St Ann’s Hospice

Gymnast Will Barnes leapt into action on a camping holiday in Wales by putting his acrobatic skills to good use for charity. Nine-year-old Will, from Swinton,...

Buses for Eccles line as Metrolink points failure causes chaos

A Metrolink points failure at Cornbrook is causing havoc for tram passengers across the network on Thursday afternoon. The operator says as of 2.30pm, shuttle buses are...

Salford benefits sanction protest at I, Daniel Blake premiere

Salford campaigners are to stage a protest outside the HOME cinema in Manchester for the premiere of Ken Loach’s new film I, Daniel Blake. On Friday 21 October the...

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GM Mayor calls for guaranteed police numbers in wake of crime spike

The interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to guarantee numbers of new police officers after government figures showed a...

Gallery: Flag to fly over Salford for historic Swinton Lions 150th anniversary

Salford City Council headquarters will fly the Swinton Lions flag this week to mark the exact date 150 years ago the club was founded. On Thursday 20 October at 10am in...

Lego robots? Insect machines? Blow your children’s minds with free Salford Science Jam this weekend

Salford University are opening their doors to local families this weekend to show off boundary-breaking experiments in the world of science. It’s the 10th...

It’s Time: Pressure on to end scandal of no help for abused children in Salford

A local MP has pledged support for an NSPCC campaign to start counting the number of children who have been abused and are in need of mental health support. The...

Bike thieves targeting Chapel Street area in Salford

Local police in Salford are warning of an spike in bike thefts around the Chapel Street, Trinity and Salford University areas. As new and returning students flood back...

£350m Trafford Park Metrolink gets green light

Transport bosses have been given the go ahead to expand the Metrolink network through Trafford Park. The new line, worth some £350 million, will branch off from Pomona...