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April 18, 2019

Moorlands bikers part of annual charity run

BIKERS from the Moorlands have taken part in an annual charity run. The 41st Annual Egg Run, which started from Stoke City Football Club, took place on Sunday, April 14. In the Staffordshire Moorlands, there was a local meet up point from The Blacksmith's Arms in Kingsley.

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April 18, 2019

Fun and football in memory of Dean

A FAMILY fun day and football match are to be held in memory of husband and father, Dean Avery. The charity event is in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, where Dean sadly died after suffering from cancer. His family and friends have joined forces with Uttoxeter Town FC to hold the fund-raising event on Easter Monday.

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April 18, 2019

Eddie tops £10k target

A DARTS player from Cheadle has stepped up to the oche for Prostate Cancer UK by raising £10,000. Sales of pin badges and wrist bands, as well as darts competitions and stalls at community events have helped Eddie Bailey, 65, top £10,000 in donations. And Eddie has also been part of the nationwide Team Darts for Prostate Cancer UK, which has so far raised more than £300,000.

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April 11, 2019

Jail for thieves who targeted ATMs

FIVE men have been jailed following a nationwide spree of thefts from cash machines – including one in Cheadle. The men were involved in an organised crime group which netted £1,000,000 and caused damage costing more than £200,000 after attacking ATMs across the country between June 2017 and September 2018. They used specialist cutting equipment, stolen from fire stations, to force entry into stores and attack the cash machines.

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April 11, 2019

Major boost for Churchill Road rec

A CASH pot of more than £350,000 is in the pipeline to regenerate a Cheadle park. Churchill Road recreation ground has been named as the specific site to receive funding as part of the redevelopment of Cecilly Mill. Residents in the area have lobbied in recent years for new facilities at the recreation ground – and slammed planning conditions which allowed contributions from a development at Turner's Pasture to be spent elsewhere in the tow

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April 4, 2019

Thanks to young men who helped tackle blaze

AN ELDERLY couple from Cheadle have thanked two youths who helped put out a fire at their home. The pair had reported smelling gas at their home three times before a blaze outside their bungalow last week. Two young men passing by spotted the flames and dialled 999 before leaping into action to extinguish the fire.

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April 4, 2019

Totally Locally Reboot

A SCHEME designed to boost independent traders and breathe new life into the high street has been reignited in Cheadle. Businesses in the town centre have joined forces via social media to promote each other online. And, using the Totally Locally Cheadle banner, the traders are hoping to encourage people from far and wide to visit the unique independent shops which make up the majority of the town centre.

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March 21, 2019

Sign swap at Master Potter

A LETTER published in the Times and Echo has prompted a Cheadle pub to swap its sign. A cartoon-like sheep on the sign of the Master Potter pub in Tean Road prompted an angry letter from Cheadle resident Judith Carr-Cave. And when the letter was brought to the attention of brewer and pub company Greene King, the firm decided to take action.

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March 14, 2019

Life-saving training at community venue

RESIDENTS in the Staffordshire Moorlands were invited to carry out potentially life-saving training this week. Following the relocation of the defibrillator which was situated at the currently empty Alton Castle pub in Tape Street, Cheadle and is now at the Guild Hall down the road, a defibrillator training session was held at the community venue yesterday – Tuesday, March 12. The session, which saw around 40 participants, was open to anyone who uses the Guild Hall or who lives or works nearby, and was led by representatives of the AEDdonate charity which is based in Stone and is committed to improving survival from out of hospital, cardiac arrest, supporting the placement and use of an automated external defibrillators to local communities.

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March 14, 2019

Homelink in jeopardy

A CHARITY which provides vital services for elderly people across the Moorlands has made a public plea for clarity over funding. Moorlands Home Link, based in Cheadle, has warned a lack of foresight during the transition to a new model of care is putting its future in jeopardy. The charity has raised concerns that changes in the NHS are having an impact on the funding it receives from the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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March 7, 2019

Council tax hike for residents in market town

COUNCIL tax is set to rise for families in Cheadle and the wider Moorlands. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £9.8m for the coming year. A council tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £150.54 for 2019/20.

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March 7, 2019

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

FREE parking bays in the High Street, a weekend bus service for villages and a drastic revamp of Cheadle’s town centre are among suggestions for a ‘vision statement’ as part of a bid for government funding. Cheadle Town Council’s development services committee met on Monday to debate options which would revitalise the heart of the town. Councillors agreed to seek inspiration from the town’s school pupils and sixth form students, as well as attempt to kick-start a more vibrant night-time economy.

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