A popular comedian came to Bury Market to ask locals about their thoughts on the UK's priorities ahead of his new podcast launch.

Comedian Nish Kumar and journalist Coco Khan are releasing a new podcast "Pod Save the UK" on Thursday, May 4 where they will be unpicking weekly news and political stories.

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The pair chose Bury Market due to Bury North and Bury South being marginal political seats in general elections and therefore hoped to get an array of opinions in response to the question "What does the UK need saving from?"

Some of the answers given were that the UK needs saving from the government, homelessness, inflation and climate change.

One woman said: “Climate change won’t affect us at our age but for our grandchildren it’s important.”

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The NHS and education were also big topics due to the recent teacher, doctor and nurse strikes across the UK.

Another woman who works in a school was asked by Khan if teachers were paid more that would solve the shortage.

She answered: “There’s so much more to it than just being paid a little bit more money.”

On the topic of homelessness, many asked why British citizens should be homeless and why there are so many homeless people in Bury.

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One man described himself as homeless and said the council told him there is a two-year waiting list for social housing.

Khan said at the end of the recording that everyone has a vision of the shared Britain they want which is lack of poverty, good NHS, aware of the climate crisis and good education.

She added: “We do have it within our power to make that change which is a lovely feeling to have.”

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