Manchester

Man charged over racist attacks in Salford

By Jessica Elgot, September 17, 2009

A man has been charged with 14 racially aggravated offences after a number of Jewish people were targeted in Salford.

Dean Parker, 22, of Merrick Avenue, Wythenshawe, has been charged with 14 counts of racially aggravated common assault.

Between 8 June and 10 June 2009 14 people from the Broughton Park Jewish community were sprayed with water as a Fiat Doblo drove past them in the Broughton Park area.

He will appear at Salford Magistrates' Court on Monday 28 September 2009

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Manchester King David aims to avoid points entry system

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 10, 2009

Admissions to Manchester’s King David schools in 2010 will depend upon synagogue affiliation, rather than attendance at services.

Governors’ chair Joshua Rowe believes the “points for observance” entry policy announced by JFS following a Court of Appeal ruling in June is “too cumbersome. We want to keep it as unintrusive and as transparent as possible. Instead of using a birth test for being Jewish or not being Jewish, we are using affiliation to a synagogue for admissions.”

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Christie Hospital fulfils dream of teen victim

September 3, 2009

A new unit for young cancer patients at Manchester’s Christie Hospital was officially named after Prestwich cancer victim Robert Broude yesterday after £250,000 was raised in his memory to fund the facility.

The day case unit has been open since June, offering “chill-out” and music rooms alongside state-of–the-art equipment designed to treat 2,000 cancer outpatients aged between 16 and 23 each year.

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JFS pupils make the grade with record A-level results

By Robyn Rosen, August 27, 2009

JFS has reported its best-ever A-level results with 78 of its 226 pupils achieving three or more A grades.

“Results of this calibre owe much to excellent and highly focused teaching, our outstanding home–school relationships and the caring guidance and support every student receives,” JFS head Jonathan Miller said.

Emily Goldblatt achieved five A grades and six others got four — Joshua Bellman, Abie Cohen, Greg Garfield, Mark Graham, Coren Lass and Shelley de Jong.

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Tributes to brave Leora

August 27, 2009

Manchester mother-of-three Leora Kuhillow has lost her battle against leukaemia after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.

Tributes to the courage and fortitude shown by the 33-year-old in the eight months since being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia were paid at the funeral at Failsworth cemetery last Friday, which was attended by hundreds of family and friends.

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Quick connections for Israel-Manchester bmi flights

By Jessica Elgot, August 25, 2009

Bmi has changed its flight schedule from Manchester to London Heathrow in order to better align connections with flights to Tel Aviv.

There will be seven daily flights available from Manchester to Heathrow which passengers can use to connect to flights to Tel Aviv.

bmi’s managing director, Dominic Paul, said: “The new schedule between Manchester and Heathrow demonstrates our commitment to providing a more seamless service for our customer.

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Manchester golf team clubs together

August 20, 2009

Whitefield won the Coombe Hill Trophy for the best team aggregate gross at the Seniors Trophy, held at Edmonstown Golf Club in Dublin.

Hosted by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies, the tournament featured teams of six for players aged 55 and over.

The Manchester club’s victory in the major prize saw them pip Moor Allerton to the post, and forced them to settle for the Potters Bar Trophy. Dyrham Park won The North East Trophy for the best team aggregate net.

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School expansion cash

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 13, 2009

A £500,000 grant will facilitate the completion of a major building project at Broughton Jewish Primary to add a new floor and hall to the premises.

The Salford school, which has a growing pupil population, received another local authority grant last September to begin a two-phase expansion with ground floor classrooms and a refurbished entrance area. Now a second floor of classrooms will be added over its single-storey entrance building. A small hall will also be a much needed addition, according to governor Leonard Seitler.

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Terror as jet takes a mid-flight plunge

By Leon Symons, August 13, 2009

Terrified passengers screamed in fear as a Jet2 aircraft carrying 250 people from Tel Aviv to Manchester last week plunged thousands of feet after the cabin suddenly lost pressure.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

One passenger, Marc Baer, 24, from Prestwich, Lancs, suffered a panic attack and was helped by a doctor and cabin crew until the plane landed.

He said: “It was extremely frightening and it went through my mind that we were about to crash.

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Salford and South Manchester reach Twenty20 final

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2009

Salford will meet South Manchester Maccabi in the NJCL Twenty20 final after the teams came through their semi-finals in contrasting style.

Salford overcame Manchester Maccabi by 25 runs. The team’s depleted ranks were bolstered by some newly transferred faces from Sedgley and after winning the toss, captain Daniel Paul elected to bat on a dry, flat looking pitch.

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