In the first of a series of interviews with the main local party leaders ahead of May’s council elections, Stockport Lib Dem leader Cllr Sue Derbyshire is in the Stockport Reports hotseat.
Stockport residents face a 3.75% increase to their council tax this year — we hear from Leader of the Council Cllr Sue Derbyshire and Conservative group leader Cllr Syd Lloyd. Plus hero teenager Charlie Ainsworth from Romiley talks about saving his elderly neighbour — and his cat — from a house fire. And is it ever acceptable to ask someone to leave a shop because their child’s throwing a tantrum?
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.
Should legal highs be banned? Simon is joined by Martin McClean of MOSAIC to find out more about New Psychoactive Substances, whilst Cllr Chris Murphy and Leader of Stockport Council Sue Derbyshire debate the matter. Jane speaks to 91 year old Kenneth Brooks from Bramhall, who was first on the scene at the crash which killed Polish Prime Minister Wladislaw Sikorski in 1943. Plus, the News Review of the Week.
Andy Searle chats with Dave Hotson of Woodley Cricket Club from the Peak Sports Derbyshire and Cheshire League about the club’s great first half of the 2013 season and the remarkable strides that have been made both on and off the field over the last few years.