Response To The Transgender Equality Inquiry

4 February 2016 by Pure Radio

Last month the Women and Equalities Select Committee released a report on their transgender equality inquiry.

It includes numerous recommendations to the government, such as making it easier to change gender on official documents; increasing awareness of trans issues amongst healthcare staff; and helping prevent hate crime.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Louie Stafford of the LGBT Foundation – about their response to the report.

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Jimmy McGovern's Common - Joint Enterprise Interview

4 July 2014 by Pure Radio

TV crime writer Jimmy McGovern has produced a new BBC drama, underlining the lesser known law of Joint Enterprise.

Mark Pattison spoke to Janet Cunliffe, whose son was convicted under Joint Enterprise, even though registered blind, and who Jimmy used as inspiration for the drama.

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Singing for Fun with Age UK

9 April 2013 by Pure Radio

The Singing for Fun Group run by Age UK Stockport is for people over 55 including those with dementia. Anne Frazer went to Cheadle Hulme to meet the singers and speak to organiser Pat Ansell and Community Singer Kaymee MacNamarra. Includes lovely singing by the group.

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Jan 2013 - Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill

31 January 2013 by Pure Radio

On Friday the government published their proposed Marriage Bill for Same-Sex Couples.

If passed, it will allow gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. It would also remove the need for trans people to dissolve an existing marriage when they transition.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Andrew Gilliver from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation. He’s encouraging people to contact their MPs on this issue.

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The Basement Podcast 11 April 2012

11 April 2012 by Pure Radio

In this weeks podcast We hear from local band, The Uptake, who are through to the regional finals of a competition to discover unsigned talent. The group also discuss the governments plans to monitor emails, texts and social media for security reasons. There’s also the usual Basement Bangers, Gig Guide, Gaming Update and Guess The Year.

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