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Students light up Salford

Salford University has created a multicoloured illuminated display on four of the city's buildings. Yesterday evening, they showed the campus in a new light all thanks to 50 students using high- powered torches. The installation was planned by the Light Collective to encourage people to think about and appreciate lighting and architecture in new and different ways, and imagery from #SalfordLight will be displayed at future guerrilla lighting events in cities including Singapore, London, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

Woman locks herself in car as bailiffs try to seize it

There were some extraordinary scenes outside a woman's home when bailiffs turned up to seize her car. Months earlier, Hannah MacDonald had left her car outside the Civic Centre in Salford, knowing her first 30 minutes parking were free. But she didn't read the sign properly and when she failed to get her free ticket she was issued with a penalty notice. Soon that £40 pound fine had rolled into nearly £400 with fees. When Bailiffs turned up to take the car Hannah locked herself inside with her daughter.

Salford Council say the original penalty was lawfully issued and procedures have been correctly followed. They say the debt of £400 is still outstanding and recovery action will continue. The council said as soon as they became aware Hannah was in the car with her daughter - they ordered the bailiffs to back off.

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Report: 'Shocking' attack on a rabbi at his synagogue

Rabbi Arnold Saunders was punched in the face in a "totally unprovoked" attack.

The Rabbi believes anti-semitic incidents are on the rise and is calling for people to report hate crimes.

Local people say they fear for their children if the violence escalates.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the story:


Driver attacked after boy hit by bus in Salford

An image showing the bus driver being attacked. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

Footage has been released showing a bus driver being attacked as he went to help a schoolboy he knocked down in the road.

The youngster was hit by a bus on Fitzwarren Street in Pendleton, Salford.

The driver’s fast reactions at the wheel stopped the boy from being more seriously injured, Greater Manchester Police said.

But when the 45-year-old got out to tend to the child, he was assaulted from behind by a man.

The incident took place at around 3.40pm on Thursday, October 2.

The attacker is described as being white, 5ft 11in, medium build, with dark, shaved hair. He wore a white t-shirt and grey tracksuit trousers.

Police have released CCTV footage of the attack, in a bid to find the man responsible.

If it had not been for the fast reactions of the driver, the child could have been much more seriously hurt. Thankfully, he received only grazes to his knee.

"While the driver was tending to the child, he was punched to the head twice before the man walked off along Fitzwarren Street.

"I would ask anyone who may recognise the person in the image to come forward or if you witnessed the assault itself, call us.”

– PC Carl Blower, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police 'will do all they can' to catch offenders

Since the start of events in Gaza, many members of our local community have felt strong emotions, which has led to protests in Manchester city centre.

Although there has been a rise in reports of anti-Semitic incidents, it does show victims are confident of reporting such terrible crimes to police and determined not to let the offenders get away with it.

We in turn will do all we can to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice."

– Superintendent Stuart Barton, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anybody with information about these incidents should call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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