Concert pianist David Schofield from Heald Green was on holiday in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire on the beach, killing 38 people. He told Jane about the attack and his new charity single. Plus, with Stockport’s community meals service under threat we hear the views of two councillors. And was last week’s Budget good for business in Stockport? Christian Mancier, former Stockport president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, analyses the Chancellor’s little red box for us.
Stockport MP Ann Coffey tells Simon that we still don’t know the full extent of child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester. Plus a look ahead to the Budget, good news for Millie’s Trust and Jane Lomas with the News Review of the Week.
Conservative Party Chairman defended his controversial tweet on the budget when he spoke to Pure’s Simon Kelsey on a trip to Cheadle Hulme.
The tweet featured a mock Bingo ad which read:
“Cutting The Bingo Tax & Beer Duty – To Help Hardworking People Do More Of The Things They Enjoy”
Hundreds of bikers – many in Christmas fancy dress – descended on the Together Trust in Cheadle to deliver toys and gifts to the children.
Roughley’s Bikers have been supporting the charity, which works with disabled children and their families, for more than a decade.
Reporter Jane Lomas went down to find out more.
(Interviews with Julie Williams, Event Fundraiser from the Together Trust, and Andy Roughley from Roughley’s Bikers)
Thursday 29th Mar 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz. Also this week, Peter Boyle from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation tells us about a workshop for men looking at friendships.