Stockport Diabetes Epidemic

10 January 2017 by Pure Radio

It is estimated that 27,000 people in Stockport are at risk of developing diabetes and and there are already 14,600 people who are diagnosed with the condition.

Stockport has been accepted into wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which will identify those people at high risk of developing diabetes and then offer them a range of support.

Jennifer Connolly, Specialty Registrar in Pubic Health explained the situation to Pure’s Jane Lomas.

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Penguin Pride

16 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Publishers Penguin Random House have created a new book festival – Penguin Pride.

It celebrates books by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans authors. With reading lists and interactive discussions, it hopes to introduce readers to new voices, and inspire the next generation of writers.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Zainab Juma, who is the Creative Manager for the Penguin Brand.

She said her favourite LGBT authors were James Baldwin and Stockport’s Christopher Isherwood.

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Stockport Focus: Pubs and Andy Turner, 18 Feb 14

19 February 2014 by Pure Radio

This week Stockport Focus looks at the decline of the local pub over recent years. Plus, New Mills ice climber Andy Turner travels to Sochi as part of efforts to introduce the sport to the Winter Olympics.

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Jan 2014 - Stockport LGB Community Leaders

16 January 2014 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation have been funded by the Department of Health to get more lesbian, gay and bisexual people talking about health and social care issues.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Andrew Gilliver from the LGF about a public consultation taking place in Stockport next week.

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Mar 2011 - Vox Pops - Surrogacy - Elton and David

17 March 2011 by Pure Radio

Earlier this year, Elton John and David Furnish hit the headlines for having a baby using a surrogate mother. David Yates has been out on the streets to gage the general public opinion.

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