Stockport Reports: The Stockport Air Disaster

3 June 2015 by Pure Radio

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.

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Apr 2015 - Sports May and Pride Games

16 April 2015 by Pure Radio

Sports May is a programme of sporting activities aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

It will give individuals a chance to get involved in new sports, or to improve their abilities. The range of events includes swimming, football, athletics, tennis, rugby, cricket and volleyball.

The month will then be followed up by a number of tournaments in June.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to one of the volunteers helping organise the event, Phil Facey.

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Kids In Glass Houses On The Guestlist

6 August 2013 by Pure Radio

Aled Phillips, Iain Mahanty and Joel Fisher from Welsh rock band Kids In Glass Houses came into Pure to tell Paul Holloway about their new album Peace and perform a track The Runaways in our studio.

Get on the Guest List with Paul and Jess on Twitter @PureGuestList

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Stockport Plaza Panto Preview

18 July 2012 by Pure Radio

Mark Pattison and Katy Booth meet the star-studded cast of Aladdin, this year’s Christmas panto at Stockport Plaza. Oh, yes it is!

John Altman, better known as Nasty Nick in Eastenders, plays the evil Abanaza. CBBC presenter Dave Benson Phillips is the Genie of the Lamp, and East is East star Gary Damer plays Wishee Washee.

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Poets Corner - An Arundel Tomb

15 November 2009 by Pure Radio

Paddy Blockley reads An Arundel Tomb by Phillip Larkin

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