Fred Macauley interview on Pure Drive Nov 2015

5 November 2015 by Pure Radio

Fred Macauley having a chat to Dave Stearn on Pure ahead of his show at Sale Waterside Arts centre November 11th 2015

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Stockport Focus: Ann Barnes, Homelessness and Parking 24 Mar 15

24 March 2015 by Pure Radio

Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ann Barnes, speaks exclusively to Stockport Focus. In a wide ranging interview Ann covers the crisis in A&E, Devo Manc, upcoming reforms to the NHS in Greater Manchester and much more. Plus a special report on homelessness in Stockport, with Tom who was left homeless after the guest house he was staying in closed down, Stockport Homes and Brendan Cojeen from local charity The Wellspring. The politicians are out in force ahead of the General Election – Todd Fitzgerald from the MEN analyses the week’s political action, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander gets a grilling on a visit to Bredbury, as does Mayor of London Boris Johnson in Marple. And hear from the man waging war on parking fines: former Mayor of Stockport and retired solicitor, Eric Pyle.

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Red Dirt Skinners in the Roots & Fusion studio

11 February 2015 by Pure Radio

Husband & wife duo, the Red Dirt Skinners came into the Roots & Fusion studio to record a session.

Described by some as “genre-defying”, the combination of guitar & saxophone is gorgeously complimented by lovely harmony vocals.

They recorded four originals and a wonderful version of a Bowie song, before having a chat with Rick in the studio.

1) Up All Night
2) Lay Me Down
3) Idabel Blues
4) Space Oddity
5) Stillwater

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Empty shops: "Important to get the right blend"

11 February 2015 by Pure Radio

Councillor Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration on Stockport Council, tells Simon the council is working to reduce the number of vacant shops in the town.

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"A thoroughly decent man": Cllr Chris Gordon pays tribute to fomer mayor Mike Wilson

3 February 2015 by Pure Radio

Councillor Chris Gordon pays tribute to his friend, former Mayor of Stockport and councillor for Bredbury and Woodley for more than thirty years, Mike Wilson, who died on Friday at the age of 71.

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