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February 22, 2019

Leek Life

Leek Life is an A5 glossy magazine, distributed to 14,150 plus homes in Leek and surrounding villages. Copies of the magazine are also available in selected hotels and restaurants in the area, as well as local businesses and Leek Library. There are regular features such as antiques, education, fine dining, investment matters, legal matters, motoring, property matters, stage directions, competitions, plus lots more. Leek Life provides an opportunity to expose your advertising message to a valuable, guaranteed audience. Please see our advertising page for more details.

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February 21, 2019

Heritage venue to re-open this Spring

A MUSEUM is set to re-open this Spring after an extensive refurbishment. Redfern's Cottage Museum of Uttoxeter Life has been closed since Christmas 2016 to allow for the refurbishment at the Carter Street venue to be carried out. The heritage centre is soon set to offer a small self-service cafe, a community life zone, and seven interactive galleries on domestic life, the civil wars, markets, religious dissent and the making of the modern town as well as an interactive and sensory garden.

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February 21, 2019

Panto is in town – Oh Yes It Is!

A TOWN'S theatre group will be presenting their latest production this week. Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) will be performing their family pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the Cheadle Community Theatre, this week. Written by Ian Wood and directed by Rebekah Snow, CATS are hoping for an “entertaining and hilarious four-night run.”

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February 21, 2019

Parking issues put an end to bus services

FOUR bus services in a Moorlands village are being cancelled this Spring – due to “inconsiderate parking.” Community leaders in Kingsley have, since November, held meetings in the hope of saving the bus services which go through their village at school drop-off and pick-up times. But despite sending notices to parents about parking issues outside St Werburgh's School, no improvement has been made. The journeys being withdrawn by First Potteries, as of April 8 are: 8.39am from Kingsley to Hanley; 8.47am from Kingsley to Cheadle; 3.11pm from Kingsley to Cheadle and; 3.14pm from Kingsley to Hanley.

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February 21, 2019

Egg-ceptionally large lay for Moorlands chicken

A MOORLANDS chicken has laid three very large eggs – and her owner was in for another surprise when she cracked the eggs open. Nicola Randles owns a small holding in Kingsley and has eight chickens. She, and the students she has living on the small holding with her, were rather surprised to discover one of the hens, named Onyx, had laid a large egg – which was around five times the size of an average egg.

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February 21, 2019

Community leaders debate future of town centre

THE FUTURE of a Cheadle town centre has been debated at length by representatives from two councils. Cheadle Town Council's meeting on Monday (February 18) included a presentation by the leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Councillor Sybil Ralphs regarding SMDC's Growth Strategy for Cheadle, as well as the district council's bid to the Government for a share of the £675 million Future High Street Fund.

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February 21, 2019

Advice service to end in town

UTTOXETER is set to lose a much-valued advice service – as the area's Citizen Advice charity is to close. After 26 years of providing vital help to residents, Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire will be closing its doors on March 31 – due to acute funding pressures. With its main advice centres in Burton and Tamworth, the charity has also been offering outreach sessions to Uttoxeter residents from the town's library every Wednesday.

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February 14, 2019

Moorlands couple invent sleeping aid for youngsters

A COUPLE from the Moorlands have come up with the 'perfect travel companion' for parents of small children. Sam, aged 27, and 26-year-old Sheridan Mellor, who live in Foxt, have invented the BrumBaby – a portable sleeping aid for youngsters which plays soothing lullabies and can be taken out and about due to it's compact design. The couple, who have two children two-year-old Mollie and Mason who is six-months-old, came up with the concept for BrumBaby after their eldest had a troublesome journey back from a family trip out.

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February 14, 2019

Camera club pictures used for poster campaign

PHOTOGRAPHS of tourist attractions are being used to promote train travel. The images, taken by members of Blythe Bridge Camera Club, have been used in a poster campaign at stations along the North Staffordshire line. Six posters have been created for stations along the Crewe-Derby route, showcasing attractions within walking distance of each stop. The photographs were commissioned by the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and funded by East Midlands Trains.

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February 14, 2019

Raceday abandoned due to national ban

A RACE day at Uttoxeter Racecourse had to be abandoned at the weekend due to a national ban on the equine sport. The temporary ban on horse-racing was ordered by the British Horseracing Authority last week, following confirmed reports of three cases of Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard. The ban, which was in place at all British racecourses, ran from Thursday, February 7 through to Tuesday, February 12, with the ban being lifted today – Wednesday, February 13. This meant that the scheduled race day at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday, February 9 had to be cancelled.

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February 14, 2019

Kind-hearted Joe plans trip to Zambia

A MOORLANDS student is embarking on a volunteering trip to South Africa this year. Joe Bailey, aged 16 of Dilhorne, will be travelling to Zambia in the summer to help build eco-shelters and also teach maths to South African children. Joe is taking the trip as part of the organisation 'African Impact', which is based in South Africa. He will be travelling out on June 30 and returning on July 15.

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February 14, 2019

Police desks close to public

POLICE reception desks in Cheadle and Uttoxeter are to be officially closed to the public. The move – revealed yesterday (Tuesday) – has come under fire from community leaders in both towns. Staffordshire Police confirmed only three front office counters will remain open to the public - at Burton, Cannock and Longton. Cheadle and Uttoxeter Police Station front office counters will be officially closed, along with 13 others in Burslem, Leek, Hanley, Lichfield, Stafford, Newcastle, Tamworth, Biddulph, Wombourne, Watling, Stone, Rugeley, and Kidsgrove.

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