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.
Modern day troubadour and cigar box virtuoso, Justin Johnson recorded a session for Roots & Fusion at Barista Café Bar on the Underbank stairs in Stockport centre.
This was his first ever UK appearance, kicking off a tour including this year’s Boxstock festival in Leicester.
He played for about three quarters of an hour, including a 10 minute version of Miles Davis’ All Blues and a couple of made up on the spot tunes, one called Barista Bar Blues.
His next venture is a double album called Smoke & Mirrors in which he will play some century old instruments – www.justinjohnsonlive.com for more information.
1) Blue Monk
2) All Blues
3) I Shall Not Be Moved
4) Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
5) unnamed track
6) Diddly Bow Blues
7) Barista Bar Blues
Wilko Johnson, Dr. Feelgood guitarist spoke to Paul Holloway from Fuzzbox about the new film Oil City Confidential Listen Here.
It is the third full length feature punk rockumentary from director Julien Temple, who after covering the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer, he has turned his attention to infamous pub rockers from Canvay Island.
The movie premier is at the Odeon cinema at the Printworks on Tuesday 2nd February, followed by a live broadcast of Wilko and his band playing a gig in London.