Stockport bowls players crowned champs!

13 December 2016 by Pure Radio

Bowled over! Liam Smith from Offerton and Peter Roberts from Romiley have been crowned the new short mat World Pairs Bowls Champions.

Jane Lomas spoke to Liam Smith.

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LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

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Beechwood, Obesity & News Review 15 Dec 15

22 December 2015 by Pure Radio

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.

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Obesity, Workplace Skills and County Preview 4 Aug 15

5 August 2015 by Pure Radio

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.

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Feb 2015 - Outings

19 February 2015 by Pure Radio

Outings is a stage performance of more than twenty coming out stories, from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Described as powerful, yet funny – it will be on at The Lowry theatre next Tuesday. It stars Julie Hesmondhalgh and Andrew Hayden-Smith.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to another member of the cast – Andrew Doyle.

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