On June 4th, 1967, a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashed on Hopes Carr in Stockport Town Centre on its final approach to Ringway airport, killing 72 of the 84 people on board. In this special programme to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the accident, Simon Kelsey is joined by Steve Morrin, author of “The Day The Sky Fell Down”, as well as a survivor of the disaster and members of the emergency services who were first on the scene.
December the first will be World AIDS Day, and this week is HIV Testing Week.
There are more than 100,000 people living with HIV nationally, including an estimated 26,000 undiagnosed.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Stacey Adams, the Sexual Health Manager at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation. She said that despite new methods of prevention and treatment, HIV continues to be a problem today.
Recently on Pure Breakfast Cheadle Heath Primary were Pures Cool School for a whole week.
Listen to the kids tell us how much they enjoy going to their school take a guess at the daily Community Challenge question and hear the kids attempt to Tickle the Teacher with their jokes each day.
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The Lesbian and Gay Foundation have released a report in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.
They have just completed a five year project researching drug and alcohol use among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Heather Williams, the Policy and Research Manager at the LGF.
Actress and singer Heather Peace is known for her television roles in Lip Service, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.
In 2012, she released her first album – Fairytales. Next month, she’s hoping her second album The Thin Line will get a good reception.
She’s also a patron of Manchester Pride – the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community festival.
When Heather spoke to Pure’s Sara, she explained that she feels such events are still important.