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.
Councillor Chris Gordon pays tribute to his friend, former Mayor of Stockport and councillor for Bredbury and Woodley for more than thirty years, Mike Wilson, who died on Friday at the age of 71.
Andy Searle chats with Martin Saxon, fixture secretary of the Cheshire Women’s League, about the progress of women’s cricket in the Stockport area.
The first division of the Vivio Cheshire County League sees all five Stockport clubs either chasing promotion or battling relegation. Amongst a number of local derbies taking place around this halfway mark of the season, Cheadle Hulme take the short drive down to Bramhall’s Church Lane ground as fourth meets first. Andy Searle looks forward to this important promotion clash by speaking to Cheadle Hulme skipper Adam Wilde and Bramhall opening bowler Simon Wilkinson about the season so far and their prospects for promotion.
Andy Searle is joined by Rick Halkon, Stockport’s new Cricket Develeopment Officer, to chat about his role in the promotion of cricket within the borough and also inform everyone of some of the great ‘Cricket for Fun’ courses available for girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 15 this Summer.