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 (

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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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Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary 22 Sep 15

22 September 2015 by Pure Radio

Local Battle of Britain expert Geoff Simpson and Howard Green from the Air Raid Shelters join Simon and Jane for a special programme from the Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

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From porridge to bread: how baking turned my life around

25 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Simon Kelsey talks to Francesca Barker about how she turned round her life from a suspended sentence and drug rehabilitation through to running her own award winning bakery.

Download MP3 (22 MB | 9:26 min)

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