SALIX HOMES TENANTS FACE HUGE RENT INCREASE
Star date: 7th February 2012
A Salford Star Exclusive
7.62% RENT INCREASE FOR SALIX HOMES TENANTS – WHILE SALIX FAT CATS RAKE IN OVER £450K…
Salix Homes – the `arms length’ Salford City Council housing company – is to raise rents by a whopping 7.62%, almost £5 a week, from April this year.
Meanwhile, five Executive Officers at Salix received £462,000 between them in wages and `emoluments’ according to its last accounts…
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Pranab Mukherjee and other Indian ministers tried to terminate Britain’s aid to their booming country last year – but relented after the British begged them to keep taking the money, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
The disclosure will fuel the rising controversy over Britain’s aid to India.
The country is the world’s top recipient of British bilateral aid, even though its economy has been growing at up to 10 per cent a year and is projected to become bigger than Britain’s within a decade.
Last week India rejected the British-built Typhoon jet as preferred candidate for a £6.3 billion warplane deal, despite the Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, saying that Britain’s aid to Delhi was partly “about seeking to sell Typhoon.”
Gangs of brick-throwing yobs are making parts of Salford no-go areas for buses and taxis after a series of terrifying attacks.
Passengers were left cowering in fear after a bus was stopped in Pendleton and pelted with bricks by up to 20 balaclava-clad youths.
And taxi drivers have told how roads around Salford Precinct and Chimney Pot Park are now too dangerous to visit.
One cabbie with 25 years’ experience, Derek Egerton, vowed he will never work around Salford Precinct again after witnessing the bus attack.
He said a gang threw bricks through the windows of his cab just days earlier.
Derek said: “This problem has been going on for about 10 years but has definitely escalated recently