Mar 2015 - Village Spartans Rugby Club

19 March 2015 by Pure Radio

The Village Spartans are a rugby club, with a team for gay and bisexual men. They train and play regularly from their home grounds in Sale.

Recently Under the Rainbow found out about a women’s team they are setting up.

This evening they’ll be hearing how the Spartans men’s team has been going since forming in 1998.

Spartans player and PR Spokesperson, Gareth Longley told Under the Rainbow how they’ve been playing recently.

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Feb 2015 - Village Spartans Women's Team

26 February 2015 by Pure Radio

The England women’s rugby team won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. This year, one men’s team is taking the opportunity to create a new women’s side.

The Village Spartans are a rugby team for gay and bisexual men. They were formed in 1998, and they regularly train at their grounds in Sale.

Now the Spartans are planning to set up a team for women. They’ll have a taster session at the end of next week, where women can give rugby a try – regardless of whether they’ve played before.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Spartans player and their PR Spokesperson, Gareth Longley.

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Jodie Prenger on the Long Lunch

8 January 2013 by Pure Radio

I’d Do Anything winner and stage star Jodie Prenger is on stage at the Lowry this week in One Man and two Guvors. Hear her chatting to Dave stearn on the Long Lunch

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Ruth Madoc on Long Lunch with Dave Stearn

20 November 2012 by Pure Radio

Ruth chats about starring in Calendar Girls at Buxton Opera House and memories of Hi De Hi.

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Joan Armatrading

1 November 2012 by Pure Radio

Joan Armatrading chats to Dave Stearn on the Long Lunch about her new album, tour and 40 year career

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