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Salford woman becomes star of art exhibition without even realising!

A woman from Salford has become the focus of a major art exhibition without even realising it. Elizabeth Chapman popped to the shops 50 years ago when she unknowingly posed for a picture with world famous artist LS Lowry.

The photos have just recently been discovered and are now on display in the city:

The images by renowned artist Clive Arrowsmith are on display at The Lowry as part of the exhibition Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 until September.

'Urgent' appeal to find man 'wanted man'

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Police are appealing for the public’s assistance to trace a wanted man from Salford.

David Ray Jennison, 52, of Gaskell Road, Barton is wanted in connection with an assault, which took place in Barton in the early hours of this morning, Friday 2 June.

His car was last seen near to The Moorings Pub in Boothstown and officers believe he may need medical assistance.

Inspector Darren Whitehead of GMP’s Salford Borough, said:

We are urgently trying to find Jennison and need anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in contact with us.

I’m appealing to him directly to ask that he gets in touch with us as a matter of urgency and seeks medical attention.

– Inspector Darren Whitehead

If anyone sees Jennison or knows where he is, they should not approach him but should contact police on 999, quoting reference number 55 of 02/06/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Christopher Eccleston opens dementia 'hub' in Salford

Christopher Eccleston Credit: Marechal Aurore/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

Salford actor and Dr Who star Christopher Eccleston has opened a special hub for people with dementia in his home city of Salford.

His father Ronnie lived with Alzheimer's for 12 years before his death in 2012, and he believes we can all learn much from the bravery of people who live with Alzheimer's and dementia.

The Salford Institute for Dementia 'Hub' at Salford University will offer a number facilities for those with the condition, and their carers.

It's part of a series of events being held to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

The new hub will put the University of Salford at the heart of the community and provide a real focal point for people living with dementia as well as their carers.

The events taking place here to mark Dementia Awareness Week will provide a great opportunity for anyone who's been affected by dementia to find out about the work being done here in Salford, as well as across the North West and further afield, to help people living with the condition.

– Professor Anthea Innes, Director of the Salford Institute for Dementia

For advice on dealing Alzheimer's and dementia, and information about support visit these websites:


Investigation launched into Salford warehouse fire

Old computer parts destroyed in the fire at an industrial warehouse. Credit: Michael Worrall/ITV News

An investigation has been launched into a warehouse fire in Salford.

Twenty people had to be evacuated from their homes after a fire at the Wardley Industrial Estate, in Swinton, brought down an overhead power cable, damaging the roof of a house and hanging low across the road.

Firefighters worked through the night into Sunday morning to bring the fire under control.

Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are working to find out the cause of the fire at the recycling plant.

Roads in the area have now reopened and people have been allowed to return to their homes.

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