Ten-year-old Sophie wins a national award!

14 February 2017 by Pure Radio

Ten-year-old Sophie Nesbitt from Stockport has won a prestigious Sibling Award from the charity Contact a Family for the help she gives her disabled younger brother Jack, who’s just 2 years old.

Jane Lomas met Sophie and little Jack and their mum Tina, who explained how it all came about.

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Lucy Ward in session for Roots & Fusion

11 May 2016 by Pure Radio

Derby born Folk Award winner Lucy Ward came into the Roots & Fusion studio on her way to Manchester for a trip round Afleck’s Palace.

She sang five songs including an A Cappella version of King Willie – also known as Child Ballad #6, Willie’s Lady

We also recorded a bit of a chat, that lasted a good 15 minutes before I decided I should play some more music…

Wonderfully recorded as always by Aaron Hixon (www.soundcloud.com/brokenchiken)

Listen to Roots & Fusion via Stockport’s Pure 107.8fm, online, via Blues & Roots Radio out of Canada & Australia or catch on www.mixcloud.com/rootsandfusion

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LGBT Friendly Insurer - Emerald Life

5 May 2016 by Pure Radio

We all have to deal with insurance companies at some point in our lives, and we all want proper protection and fair treatment.

A survey commissioned by one insurer, found that many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people felt their needs weren’t being met by mainstream insurers.

Steve Wardlaw co-founded Emerald Life, which specifically aims its services to the LGBT community. He has been speaking to Under the Rainbow

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Howard Jones on Stockport's Drive Home

10 February 2016 by Pure Radio

Chatting to Dave Stearn about Live Aid, The 2016 tour and the Eddie The Eagle biopic.

Howard is at RNCM on Feb 18th 2016

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Martyn Ware Heaven 17 on Pure Drive

23 October 2015 by Pure Radio

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 speaking to Dave Stearn ahead of the band’s Halloween gig in Manchester 2015

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