With the EU Referendum date announced, UKIP North West MEP Louise Bours and former Labour candidate for Hazel Grove Michael Taylor debate the arguments for and against — plus we get the continental perspective with Romain Bardot of the Alliance Francaise de Manchester, and Chris Manka from the FSB explains what businesses make of the referendum. Plus should there be a tax on sugary drinks? Cancer Research UK think so, and their policy director Chit Selvarajah explains why. And this week’s News Review features exploding sheep and the busiest motorway in the North West.
People’s History Museum in Manchester contains lots of stories and information about working people in Britain.
Under the Rainbow heard about an event the museum are running on February 27th about LGBT history.
They’ve spoken with the museum’s Engagement and Events Officer, Catherine O’Donnell.
Professor Ray Tallis, retired Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester, on the Junior Doctors’ strike. Richard Higginson with a look ahead to 2016 for business in Stockport. Jacci Jones of Parent-Plus on whether it’s appropriate for teenage girls to wear makeup to school. And Sam Byrne of the Stockport Express assesses County’s form at the mid-point of the season.
Conchita Wurst was the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her song Rise Like a Phoenix.
Last month, the 25-year-old Austrian performed at Manchester Pride – the annual festival for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.
Before she went on stage, she told Under the Rainbow that she’s dreaming of a world where everyone is equal.
People Like Us Stockport is a social group for the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community. They teamed up with Age UK Stockport to put in an entry into last Saturday’s Manchester Pride Parade.
Their efforts did not go unnoticed, as they were given an award for the Best Charity Float.
Under the Rainbow spoke to the PLUS Chairperson Chris, about the award.