Virgin Trains, Stepping Hill & Giant Hogweed 21 Jul 15

21 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Plans to install ticket barriers on the underpass at Stockport station, Stepping Hill is awarded specialist hospital status and the most dangerous plant in Britain — that could be on its way to Stockport. Plus, Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines.

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Pure Sport: Rebecca Coales 11 July 14

11 July 2014 by Pure Radio

Stockport-born freediver Rebecca Coales has set a new British record in the Dynamic with Fins category at the Grand Central pool, swimming 179m in 2 mins 36 secs — all on a single breath.

She’s been speaking to Simon Kelsey.

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Stockport Focus: Proud of Stockport Special, 11 Feb 14

11 February 2014 by Pure Radio

Hear from all the winners of this year’s Proud of Stockport Awards. Plus how the Equity Housing Group are helping local charities, this week’s Theatre Focus, and the latest on plans to redevelop Stockport Exchange.

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Olympic Swimmers

12 July 2011 by Pure Radio

Daniel Burton heads down to the Grand Central Swimming Pool to find out how the centre is being used to train Olympic hopefuls for 2012.

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