Local mother Sally Wheatman’s interrogation of Conservative minister Matthew Hancock on BBC Question Time went viral this week — Sally joins us to talk about the experience. Plus the impact of the Autumn Statement on people with special needs, and with GPs reporting they’ve given out fewer flu jabs this year than in the past, we find out who should get one.
The Village Angels are a band of volunteers that patrol around Canal Street, and the rest of Manchester’s Gay Village. They work to provide help and information to night-time revellers.
They are organised by the LGBT Foundation. And can be spotted in pink hi-visibility vests on Friday and Saturday nights.
Under the Rainbow heard from Jessica White, who is the Community Safety Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.
Home buyers in Stockport could be getting a leg-up on to the property ladder.
The council’s Executive Committee has approved plans to set aside £3m for a ‘Local Authority Mortgage Scheme’.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Sue Derbyshire, spoke to Simon Kelsey live.
Leader of Stockport Labour Group, Cllr Andy Verdeille, talks to Simon about his proposal for council-backed mortgages to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder.
Queer Question Time is an LGBT political debate in the style of the BBC’s Question Time. So if you’re interested in politics, and the LGBT community – this Saturday afternoon get yourself along to this event. Darren Knight from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation told Under the Rainbow what you can expect.