Help the Hatters – one of the main groups of volunteers who support Stockport County off the pitch have recently built a Stockport County museum in the grounds at Edgeley Park. Pure County’s Chris Ridgway spoke to Chair John Fitzpatrick about the venture.
Bushido Martial Arts have come back from the 2016 WKC World Karate Championships in Portugal with a massive medals haul.
Jane Lomas spoke to Chief Instructor John Robertson and two of the gold medal winners Leah Ferneyhough and Jake Clegg.
The incredible talent that is John Ainsworth returned to the Roots & Fusion studio for his second session.
Having recently returned from a trip to Canada & America, John was on fire in this session.
He recorded six songs, using his 6 and 12 string guitars and then had a chat about his trip, his desire to get some more recordings out there and what it’s like to be a member of Johnny Sly…
2) Alien Abduction
3) Found & Lost
4) No Time For Tears
Session recorded by Aaron Hixon – www.soundcloud.com/brokenchicken
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Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Ann Barnes, speaks exclusively to Stockport Focus. In a wide ranging interview Ann covers the crisis in A&E, Devo Manc, upcoming reforms to the NHS in Greater Manchester and much more. Plus a special report on homelessness in Stockport, with Tom who was left homeless after the guest house he was staying in closed down, Stockport Homes and Brendan Cojeen from local charity The Wellspring. The politicians are out in force ahead of the General Election – Todd Fitzgerald from the MEN analyses the week’s political action, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander gets a grilling on a visit to Bredbury, as does Mayor of London Boris Johnson in Marple. And hear from the man waging war on parking fines: former Mayor of Stockport and retired solicitor, Eric Pyle.
This weekend, Manchester’s Gay Village has a festival to celebrate everything hairy, with the Great British Bear Bash.
It’s a social gathering that includes club nights, ice skating, cabaret and a pool party.
Under the Rainbow spoke to one of the organisers, John.