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Former weekly offices set to become cafe and hair salon

The former offices of a now-defunct weekly newspaper are set to become a cafe and hairdressing salon after plans were given the green light by council chiefs.

Salford City Council has granted permission for the development at the building which housed journalists from the Salford Advertiser until 2009.

The Advertiser was closed in April last year along with five Trinity Mirror sister titles when the company launched the Manchester Weekly News.

Journalists moved out of the building, pictured below, in Church Street, Eccles, in 2009, during a company-wide restructure which included 150 redundancies.

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Staff moved into the then-head office of the Manchester Evening News off Deansgate in the city, later moving to its new headquarters in Chadderton.

According to Salford Online, applicant Nurjis Ahmed has advised planners that 10 full-time and six part-time jobs would be created with the launch of the cafe and hair salon.

The ground floor will be mostly taken over by a cafe and takeaway, with the former front counter of the newspaper office removed for seating, servery and a ‘commercial kitchen’.

The hairdressing salon space is expected to be put on the market for let.


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