Stockport Focus: Ann Barnes, Homelessness and Parking 24 Mar 15

24 March 2015 by Pure Radio

Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ann Barnes, speaks exclusively to Stockport Focus. In a wide ranging interview Ann covers the crisis in A&E, Devo Manc, upcoming reforms to the NHS in Greater Manchester and much more. Plus a special report on homelessness in Stockport, with Tom who was left homeless after the guest house he was staying in closed down, Stockport Homes and Brendan Cojeen from local charity The Wellspring. The politicians are out in force ahead of the General Election – Todd Fitzgerald from the MEN analyses the week’s political action, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander gets a grilling on a visit to Bredbury, as does Mayor of London Boris Johnson in Marple. And hear from the man waging war on parking fines: former Mayor of Stockport and retired solicitor, Eric Pyle.

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Oct 2014 - Let Loose Ladies

23 October 2014 by Pure Radio

The Let Loose Ladies are a Stockport-based drag cabaret duo.

Next month Jackie and Alexa are bringing their performance to Heaton Moor, alongside an evening meal.

It’s a charity fundraiser, in aid of the Albert Kennedy Trust. They’re an organisation who support young LGBT people, who find themselves homeless, or who are living in a hostile environment.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Jackie.

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Pauline Alexander in session at Barista Café Bar

6 November 2013 by Pure Radio

Pauline Alexander came down from Glasgow especially to record a session for Roots & Fusion, stopping off for a gig at the Globe in Glossop on the way.

Together with her guitarist, Edwin Gallacher, she performed five songs including their own take on Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms, my favourite, Where Lucifer Lingers and a new song too…

1) Where Lucifer Lingers
2) Seven Notes
3) Brothers In Arms
4) Dear Sister
5) Green Stem Coming Through
6) conversation

For more information see www.paulinealexander.com

And don’t forget the Roots & Fusion facebook page – www.facebook.com/rootsandfusion

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Stockport's Silver Screens - The Alexandra

15 November 2009 by Pure Radio

Keith Coates takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane to revisit some of the picture houses in Stockport, during the golden age of cinema.

This week The Alexandra.

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