Jul 2015 - Peel Park Pink Picnic

30 July 2015 by Pure Radio

The Peel Park Pink Picnic is a yearly one day festival held in Salford for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.

Under the Rainbow joined hundreds of people who braved the weather to go along to the event last Sunday.

They caught up with someone from Stockport who was there, Saxon.

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Ruth Roshan & Mike Rolland in session

29 July 2015 by Pure Radio

The wonderful Ruth Roshan returned for her third Roots & Fusion session, this time with Blackpool based Mike Rolland from Blue Pig Orchestra / Phantom Voices.

Ruth & Mike had not met before the morning of the session, so what transpired was musical magic…

With Ruth playing mandolin, Mike on guitar and both sharing vocals, they played one song of Ruth’s, two of Mike’s and a couple of traditional / well known tunes…

Inspired by a deep love of Tango, Australian Ruth has just released her third album with her group Tango Noir.

1) The Trees They Do Grow High
2) Soft Light
3) Wrecks
4) Dirty Old Town
5) Gallows Hill

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Legal Aid, Stockport County & Student Camper 28 Jul 15

28 July 2015 by Pure Radio

What impact will planned cuts to legal aid and the courts service have on Stockport? Liam Smith looks ahead to Stockport County’s friendly against a Manchester United U21 side. And the student who came up with a novel way of saving some cash whilst studying in Manchester — by camping in a Stockport back garden.

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Jul 2015 - Switchboard - The LGBT Helpline

23 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Switchboard is a national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

They provide advice and understanding by telephone, email, and instant messaging. And they can also give callers details of community groups and services.

Co-Chair and Trustee, Dave Maher spoke to Under the Rainbow about how the helpline has evolved since it began 41 years ago, in the 1970s.

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Virgin Trains, Stepping Hill & Giant Hogweed 21 Jul 15

21 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Plans to install ticket barriers on the underpass at Stockport station, Stepping Hill is awarded specialist hospital status and the most dangerous plant in Britain — that could be on its way to Stockport. Plus, Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines.

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