Stockport Market, Kirstie Wood and Stockport Air Disaster

16 February 2016 by Pure Radio

A petition against moving Stockport’s historic market has gained more than 7,000 signatures — its organiser, Caryl Hughes, joins Simon and Jane to explain why she feels so passionately about the market. Plus rapper Professor Green visited the Wellspring for a BBC3 documentary about homelessness — we hear from support worker Kirstie Wood. And aviation expert and author Steve Morrin joins us to pay tribute to one of the heroes of the Stockport Air Disaster, Brian Donohoe, who died last week aged 82.

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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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Pete Greenwood in session for Roots & Fusion

14 October 2015 by Pure Radio

I first came across Pete Greenwood thanks to the late, lamented Bob’s Folk Show – since then I have played his music regularly on Roots & Fusion and recorded him in session in Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters.

This is the return of Pete Greenwood to Roots & Fusion, singing four originals and a cover, this time in the R&F studio.

We also talk about his new album Beauceron, and you can work out how old some of these songs are… There’s also a sneak peak into the thought processes behind the next album.

1) The 88
2) Me & Molly
3) Bats Over Barstow
4) Meet Me By The Bower
5) The Last Hurrah

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Evacuees, Speedworks & Vulcan 13 Oct 15

13 October 2015 by Pure Radio

Duncan Boswell goes to meet some of the WWII evacuees from Guernsey who ended in Stockport. Plus Speedworks team principal Christian Dick on the conclusion of a successful season in the BTCC, and thousands flock to see the final flights of the Woodford-designed and built Vulcan bomber.

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Stockport Focus: Stockport Technical School, Stockport Sports and Paul Bellis 03 Mar 15

3 March 2015 by Pure Radio

Wayne Jones, Chairman of Governors at Stockport Technical School, tells Simon why the “ground breaking” free school is being forced to close after just two years. Plus former first team coach Dan Millen on the demise of Stockport Sports. Also, Bramhall South & Woodford councillor Paul Bellis on his defection to UKIP — and a response from local Conservative leader Cllr Syd Lloyd.

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