Manchester MP Afzal Khan on Islamophobia | The winter and Covid pressures on the NHS | 5 things you need to know about Lancashire
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Following a Westminster Hall debate marking Islamophobia Awareness Month, Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Khan chats to The Northern Agenda podcast about what needs to be done to tackle discrimination against the Muslim community.

The Labour politician talks to Westminster editor Dan O'Donoghue about the abuse and others have faced, the issue of Islamophobia in the Tory party, and what needs to be done to fight hatred against Muslims.

The Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons also discusses the pressures facing the NHS during the winter months with the Manchester Evening News' Helena Vesty.

The health correspondent, who covers the NHS, social care and patients for the MEN, explains how Covid is still impacting the health service in Greater Manchester and the demands for social care in the area.

And in our weekly segment, covering all areas of the North, Rob speaks to Robbie MacDonald about five things you need to know about Lancashire. The local democracy reporter explores the politics of the district councils, and whether they can agree on a county wide deal from the government.

The Northern Agenda podcast is presented by Rob Parsons and Dan O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for Reach.

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