Pat Peacock comes in to the studio to talk about Beechwood Cancer Care’s Silver Wing Appeal, which has raised £120,000 for the charity this year. Plus Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG on the threat posed by obesity. And Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines in the News Review.
With the Government proposing to remove benefits from people who refuse to lose weight, Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG speaks to Simon about the challenges obesity poses the NHS. Plus, former Greater Manchester FSB president Richard Greg on a report that just 4% of businesses in Greater Manchester think school leavers are being equipped with workplace skills. And with the start of the football season just days away, Sam Byrne of the Stockport Express comes in to the studio to discuss County’s chances.
Still Ill is a tragic love story between the jumped up pantry boy and the boy with the thorn in his side.
It’s set in a world of violence between Manchester and Northern Ireland.
The play will be on at The Lowry and at Oldham Library later this month.
Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the writer, Billy Cowen.
Socialist, political commentator and author Owen Jones visited his childhood home of Stockport at the weekend.
The 29-year-old has a weekly column in The Independent, and his first book ‘Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class’, was published three years ago.
He told Under the Rainbow that he is working on a new book, due to be released later this year.
February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.
This Saturday – socialist, political commentator, and author Owen Jones will be appearing in the borough.
People Like Us Stockport is the town’s LGBT social group. Their Chairperson, Chris, told Under the Rainbow a bit more about the man.