Feb 2014 - Owen Jones

20 February 2014 by Pure Radio

Socialist, political commentator and author Owen Jones visited his childhood home of Stockport at the weekend.

The 29-year-old has a weekly column in The Independent, and his first book ‘Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class’, was published three years ago.

He told Under the Rainbow that he is working on a new book, due to be released later this year.

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Stockport Focus: Local Authority Mortgage Scheme, 02 Apr 13

2 April 2013 by Pure Radio

Home buyers in Stockport could be getting a leg-up on to the property ladder.

The council’s Executive Committee has approved plans to set aside £3m for a ‘Local Authority Mortgage Scheme’.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Sue Derbyshire, spoke to Simon Kelsey live.

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Most Notorious: Christopher Isherwood

18 June 2012 by Pure Radio

Born at Wyberslegh Hall near Marple, Christopher Isherwood is one of Stockport’s most prominent authors, who provided the inspiration for the musical, Cabaret.

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Most Notorious: Edmund Cooper

7 May 2012 by Pure Radio

Born in Marple, Edmund Cooper was a poet and prolific writer of speculative science fiction.

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Local Author Audrey Woodward On New Horizons

6 December 2009 by Pure Radio

June Somekh talks to 73 year old Author from Edgeley Audrey Woodward about new book, ‘The Twentieth Century And Then What’.

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