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Prince Harry to visit Greater Manchester

Prince Harry sharing a joke with Salford fire fighters on his last visit to Greater Manchester. Credit: PA

Prince Harry will visit Greater Manchester today where he will help out at a rugby training session and meet fire fighters.

The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.

Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.

Sean Gleeson announces his retirement aged 26

Sean Gleeson announces his retirement Credit: PA

Sean Gleeson has announced his retirement at the age of just 26.

The former Wigan, Widnes and Salford centre has failed to recover from an assault outside a nightclub.

He sustained a serious eye injury during an attack in Greater Manchester three months ago.


Salford City Reds chairman releases statement

The Chairman of Salford City Reds has released a statement about today's ruling.

Everyone is working every available hour to ensure that the on-going negotiations progress forward into an outcome that secures the future success of the Salford Rugby League Club. We appreciate what a stressful time this is for staff, players and supporters and thank you all for your patience and understanding.

What today’s ruling provides is the time needed to secure the investment and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so.

One thing is foremost in our minds - Salford’s rugby club must continue for the fans of today to enjoy and for the generations of fans to come.

– John Wilkinson, Chairman, Salford City Reds

Salford City Reds release statement after being given 28 days to clear debts

Salford City Reds have released a statement after the club was given 28 days to settle its debt with HMRC and two former players

Salford City Reds can confirm that the result of this morning’s court hearing was a further adjournment until Monday 4th February 2013.

This additional time has been granted following careful consideration of the current position regarding new investment into the business.

All concerned parties agreed that there was a real possibility that a positive conclusion could be reached and that this would be preferable to the execution of the lodged winding up petition against Salford Football Club 1914 Ltd.

– Salford City Reds statement
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