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Permanent memorial dedicated to Alan Henning

Alan Henning

A memorial garden in honour of Alan Henning will be opened is set to be officially opened in his home town. A special ceremony will be held at Eccles Recreation on Tuesday 17 May at 6pm. Alan's wife Barbara will say a few words and there will be prayers.

The aid worker from Salford was killed in Syria in 2014 by ISIS.

The Alan Henning Memorial Garden design is based upon a clock face. The colour yellow was chosen to show the love, support to Alan Henning and his family that emerged in and around the communities of Eccles and Salford.

Yellow ribbons emerged in the town following his death Credit: ITV

This is an open invitation to the community to join Alan’s family in the official opening of the Memorial Garden.

“It is a place where people can reflect and think about him and a fitting tribute to a true son of Salford”.

– City Mayor Paul Dennett


Salford City Football Club promoted

Salford City FC celebrate promotion Credit: Paul Crone

Salford City has been promoted to the sixth tier of English football for the first time.

Gary Neville was at Moor Lane to see Salford score twice in the final 12 minutes to beat Workington 3-2 in their Northern Premier League play-off final.

It means Salford will play in National League North next season.

'Class of 92' members Neville, brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt took a 50 per cent stake in 2014.

The club were promoted last season and this term reached the FA Cup second round, featuring in live TV games against Notts County and Hartlepool United.

Man arrested for dangerous driving after crash in Salford

Crash at Salford's Pendleton roundabout Credit: Teresa McMahon

A man has been arrested following a crash in Salford.

It happened on Cromwell Road in Pendleton at around 8.35am this morning.

Police say a black Vauxhall Corsa was seen driving at speed and failed to stop for officers.

It then crashed and both the male driver and female passenger were taken to hospital for a precautionary check up.

The 20-year-old man was disqualified driver and was arrested for failing to stop, dangerous driving and suspicion of being under the influence.

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