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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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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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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Aug 2015 - Manchester Pride Parade Preparations

27 August 2015 by Pure Radio

This weekend is Manchester Pride – the annual festival for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community. On Saturday afternoon, the parade will be going through the streets of the city centre.

Under the Rainbow has been catching with one of the groups from the borough, that will be walking in the parade – People Like Us Stockport.

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Jul 2015 - Switchboard - The LGBT Helpline

23 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Switchboard is a national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

They provide advice and understanding by telephone, email, and instant messaging. And they can also give callers details of community groups and services.

Co-Chair and Trustee, Dave Maher spoke to Under the Rainbow about how the helpline has evolved since it began 41 years ago, in the 1970s.

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