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Free Christmas parking in Salford

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Salford City Council has announced free parking to help boost businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Shoppers can use eight pay and display car parks in Eccles, Monton, Pendleton and Swinton for free on three Saturdays in December. They are December 8th, 15th and the 22nd.

  • Partington Street, Monton
  • John William Street, Eccles
  • Eccles Precinct
  • St Mary’s Road, Eccles
  • Irwell Place, Eccles
  • Barton Lane, Eccles
  • Hankinson Way, Salford
  • Church Street, Swinton


Craig Charles on going back to his poetic roots

Actor Craig Charles has been telling us how the sudden death of his brother Dean made him re-think his career.

It happened four years ago when Craig was in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. He says it made him decide to try new artistic adventures, but also return to his roots as a performing poet.

Now, he's bringing his talents together in two very special shows just behind us at the Lowry Theatre.


Family pay tribute to eight-year-old killed in Salford collision

Emily Connor died after being hit by a car in Salford Credit: GMP

The family of a girl killed in collision with a car in Salford have said she was "the kindest person we ever knew".

Eight-year-old Emily Connor, who was from Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, was hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa on Monton Road in Monton. She died at the scene.

Credit: Press Association

Paying tribute to her, her family said:

To our Emily, the kindest person we ever knew.

You will always be in our thoughts.

We will talk about you every day.

Rest in peace beautiful girl.

– Family tribute

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is being questioned by police.

Cameron Lowe: Urgent appeal to find missing boy

Have you seen Cameron Lowe? Credit: GMP

Police have issued an urgent appeal after a teenage boy went missing in Swinton.

Cameron Lowe, who is 13 and lives in the area, went missing yesterday.

Officers said he was wearing a purple Manchester City football shirt, dark shorts and black trainers with a white sole and a black coat.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call police on 101.

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