Local News


posted by: GMP - Wednesday 26th January, 2011

click here to enlargeLatest crime figures for the last 12 months in Salford show a dramatic decrease of more than 12 per cent when compared to the previous year meaning 2,935 fewer people have fallen victim to criminals.

In south Salford, crime has reduced by 16 per cent meaning 843 fewer victims.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan Commander for Greater Manchester Police’s Salford Division said: “Crime is falling in Salford year on year and residents can be assured that we will continue to target criminals over the coming months to reduce the figure even more.

“Our latest neighbourhood survey shows that 82 percent of people agree that police and Salford City Council are dealing with anti-social behaviour and the crime issues that matter to them. This is leading to them feeling safer in their homes and communities and increasing their confidence in local officers. We will continue to work towards the Service Promise and ensure we provide a first class service to the law-abiding majority in Salford.

“These results have been achieved by the hard work and commitment of the police, partners and community.”

To report crime call police on 0161 872 5050 or for more information visit www.gmp.police.uk.

You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

External Links (more info)


National News

Gaia family ‘devastated’ after body find
Police are "confident" the remains are that of the 19-year-old woman, who has been missing for 11 days.

Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing
The chancellor says investment will "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on UK roads by 2021.

New portrait marks Queen and Prince Philip's 70th anniversary
The Queen and Prince Philip plan to spend the day with family and friends, Buckingham Palace says.

Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year
Gerry Adams tells delegates it will be his last ard fhéis (party conference) as Sinn Féin leader.

MPs call for clarity over devolved powers after Brexit
A cross-party committee calls on the UK government to say which powers will be devolved to Holyrood after Brexit.

Women's Ashes: Katherine Brunt keeps England's hopes of drawing Australia series alive
Katherine Brunt stars with bat and ball as England - with the Women's Ashes gone - win their second Twenty20 international against Australia.

Labour may suspend ex-leader Dugdale
New leader of Scottish Labour says Kezia Dugdale may be suspended over I'm A Celebrity.

Dyfed-Powys Police confirm Caldey Island sex abuse reports
The Guardian newspaper reports Caldey Abbey paid compensation to six women who were abused as children.

Britain First deputy leader arrested
Jayda Fransen is being questioned over a speech made at a rally at Belfast City Hall on 6 August.

Waddesdon air crash: Helicopter instructor among victims
Capt Mike Green was one of the victims in the mid-air crash, his employer confirms.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season
People who work and are paid weekly may miss out in December because of the way it is calculated.

Gaia Pope's relatives pay tribute after body find
Gaia Pope's sister and cousin pay tribute to the teenager after police reveal a body has been found.

Meet Pegleg the one-legged Cornwall surfer
Pegleg takes surfing in his stride thanks to a prosthetic limb.

The children's clothes helping to empower redheads
An optician sees inspiration in the MC1R gene and becomes a fashion designer for redheads.

Matt Jones: 'My world of freestyle mountain biking'
Matt Jones, 23, was ranked 12th in the world for freestyle mountain biking in 2016.

Luton Airport tour for 'bucket list' 82-year-old cancer sufferer
Reg Grace, 82, found out he had cancer of the liver during a stay in hospital following a stroke.

Children in Need 2017 highlights
The annual fundraiser included a Blue Peter Strictly special and a singing EastEnders cast.

Primary school children get elderly pen pals from local care homes
A primary school has teamed up with two local care homes to launch an inter-generational pen pal scheme.

BBC News Channel
BBC coverage of latest developments

Newspaper headlines: Budget boost for driverless cars and NHS
Wednesday's Budget will include cash for driverless cars, the NHS and housing, Sunday's papers say.

Caught on camera
One of the world's greatest nature cameramen reflects on his career following a special award from Bafta Scotland.

'Sense of victory'
The Battle of Cambrai showed how to break the deadlock on the Western Front - but at a terrible cost.

Cover boy
A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.

Survivors' tales
Thirty years since the King's Cross fire claimed the lives of 31 people, BBC News talks to survivors of the tragedy.

Saying goodbye
What challenges does the retirement or death of a guide dog present for their owners?

Behind the scenes
Look at what goes on when Strictly Come Dancing decamps to the Tower Ballroom.

Reality Check
The government consults on a universal credit threshold for free school meals eligibility.

Cashing in
Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

Domestic stress
After a family was threatened with eviction because of their crying baby, readers share their experiences

In Pictures
A selection of images from the London College of Communication masters course.

Fireman Sam's 30th
How Elvis Presley, Hilda Ogden and Dennis The Menace shaped Prince George's favourite cartoon.

Scandal in the game
Andy Woodward fears young footballers are no safer a year after the football abuse scandal broke.

City girls
Photographer Nudrat Afza said she was struck at her first Bradford City game by how many other women were there.

Emotional return
Doug Dykes was a toddler, his brother James a baby, when their parents were shot in front of their eyes in Kashmir in 1947.

More than 90% of students admitted to Oxford's Mansfield College this year were from state schools. How was this achieved?

Novel approach
DH Lawrence's passionate heroine has been flirting with modern men on the dating app. Sort of.


Local News Search

Past Local News Articles

Can you help find Arthur?

posted: Wednesday 21st December, 2011

Defibshop aims to put heart in the community

posted: Thursday 9th June, 2011

Moss Farm Fisheries on the up

posted: Wednesday 27th April, 2011

Kingsland spends £1m on wine cellar

posted: Saturday 23rd April, 2011


posted: Wednesday 26th January, 2011

Grid thefts leave public at risk

posted: Monday 18th October, 2010

Victory for protesters after Barton Moss U-turn.

posted: Monday 8th March, 2010

Kingsland's high spirits

posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2010

NuLife Glass moves HQ to Irlam

posted: Monday 1st February, 2010

Salford plans to build on Green Belt Land

posted: Wednesday 9th December, 2009

Sad farewell to true hero

posted: Friday 4th September, 2009

Port Salford gets green light

posted: Friday 24th July, 2009

Port Salford decision delayed.

posted: Thursday 23rd April, 2009

Video row case dropped.

posted: Friday 5th December, 2008

Stadium built by 2010 say Reds

posted: Friday 28th November, 2008

Bowling event saved by Steelworks Club

posted: Wednesday 26th November, 2008

Blackpool bike ride a success for A.B.C

posted: Thursday 13th November, 2008

Councillor Houlton defends his absence

posted: Friday 24th October, 2008

Hornets go 'full monty' for the girls

posted: Thursday 16th October, 2008

Improvements planned for local motorway junction

posted: Friday 10th October, 2008

Two car smash at Co-op

posted: Saturday 27th September, 2008

Honeymoon hero saves two lives

posted: Friday 26th September, 2008

Hornets look for level playing field

posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008

New plans for Salford Reds stadium

posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008


click here for more details click here for more details

Local News from the Web


Got a Local News story?

if you would like to add a story to M44
please get in-touch via our enquiry form on the contact page