Stockport Reports: Migrants, Lord Stunell & John Amaechi 08 Sep 15

9 September 2015 by Pure Radio

The Leader of Stockport Council, Cllr Sue Derbyshire, takes your calls on the migrant crisis after announcing that Stockport will do its bit to help refugees. Plus former Hazel Grove MP Lord Stunell on reforming the House of Lords, negotiating the coalition agreement and more. Plus former NBA star John Amaechi talks about being granted the freedom of the City of London, and Christian Dick of Bredbury-based BTCC team Speedworks Motorsport on the team’s first ever podium.

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Stockipedia: John Amaechi

25 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Duncan Boswell looks at the achievements of John Amaechi OBE

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14 October 2014 by Pure Radio

The NSPCC has launched a £1million Appeal to raise funds for its ChildLine Schools Service across Greater Manchester.

Jane Lomas spoke to ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen, NSPCC ambassador and former NBA basketball player John Amaechi and ChildLine Schools Service Area Coordinator for Stockport Sue Tabner.

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John Amaechi talks to Under The Rainbow

11 September 2009 by Pure Radio

Last month the new Heald Green Health Centre was officially opened by John Amaechi, the former NBA Basketball star.

Before moving to the USA and becoming famous in basketball circles, John grew up in Stockport. His mother was one of the doctors at Heald Green. A plaque in the new Health Centre commemorates the work of his mother.

In 2007 John made headlines as the first major-league basketball star to come out as gay.

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