Pat Peacock comes in to the studio to talk about Beechwood Cancer Care’s Silver Wing Appeal, which has raised £120,000 for the charity this year. Plus Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG on the threat posed by obesity. And Jane and Simon round up the rest of the week’s headlines in the News Review.
With the Government proposing to remove benefits from people who refuse to lose weight, Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG speaks to Simon about the challenges obesity poses the NHS. Plus, former Greater Manchester FSB president Richard Greg on a report that just 4% of businesses in Greater Manchester think school leavers are being equipped with workplace skills. And with the start of the football season just days away, Sam Byrne of the Stockport Express comes in to the studio to discuss County’s chances.
As new figures are released suggesting that one in three adults has so-called “pre-diabetes” — a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated to the very top end of the acceptable range — health and fitness expert Jon Hall joins Simon to discuss the dangers of diabetes and what needs to be done to combat the problem.