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June 24, 2022

‘Mini medics’ at village school

School children in a Moorlands village have been learning some life-saving skills. The first aid training has been taking place at St Werburgh’s CE Primary School in Kingsley.

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June 24, 2022

Volunteer appeal at heritage railway

A popular heritage railway in the Moorlands is appealing for additional volunteers to help keep the tourist spot going. The call has been made by the team at Churnet Valley Railway, which has stations at Kingsley & Froghall as well as at Cheddleton.

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June 24, 2022

Programme of highways works for area

County councillors in the Staffordshire Moorlands have joined fellow members across the county in allocating specific road improvements to take place across their area. The works are part of the Staffordshire County Council’s ‘Divisional Highway Programme’ (DHP)

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June 24, 2022

Community pulls together to help railway

Members of a Moorlands community have been pulling together to support a railway which fell victim to vandals recently. Last week we reported that a fundraising campaign had been started to help towards the £25,000 cost of damage caused atFoxfield Railway earlier this month.

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June 17, 2022

Investigation into cause of fire after man jumps from window of burning property

Police and fire staff are investigating the cause of a fire which saw a man jump from the window of a burning property in the Moorlands. The incident happened before 9pm last night (Thursday, June 16) in High Street, Cheadle.

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June 17, 2022

Man jumped from window of burning property

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping from a window of a burning property in the Moorlands. The incident happened just before 9pm last night (Thursday, June 16) in High Street, Cheadle.

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June 16, 2022

Top awards for public houses

Two public houses in East Staffordshire have received top awards for the area. The Uttoxeter & District branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) presented their Pub of the Year awards recently.

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June 16, 2022

Illegal tobacco seized at retailers

Officers from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service, joined by Police and East Staffordshire Licensing officers, have made seizures of illegal tobacco. The raids, on Monday, June 6 at five independent retailers in East Staffordshire, resulted in seizures of 27,178 illegal cigarettes, 2.65kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco and 455 illegal disposable vapes. The haul has a retail value of around £17,500.

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June 16, 2022

Civic reception for Italian visitors

Italian visitors from Leek’s twin town of Este have recently been treated to a civic reception in the Moorlands town. A number of Este residents and community leaders travelled over to the UK recently to join in on Leek’s celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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June 16, 2022

Sharing literature initiative for community

A community within the Staffordshire Moorlands has formed an initiative in which children are sharing the joy of reading together. ‘Leek Look For A Book’ is an initiative which sees people leave children’s books around the town for others to enjoy, who then, after reading them, place them in other spots for others to enjoy.

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June 16, 2022

Defib tribute to local music legend

A life-saving piece of equipment is to be installed at an iconic building and music venue in the Moorlands as a memorial to Leek born musician Chris Ellis who passed away earlier this year in Australia. Chris’s two sons, James, who also lives in Australia and Leek-based Richard decided that a great way to commemorate their father would be to install an automated external defibrillator (AED) at a local music venue.

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June 16, 2022

Speed humps set for “rat run” street

Speed humps are set to be installed in a residential street in Leek. The road safety measures have been allocated as a priority by Staffordshire County councillor Charlotte Atkins as part of her ‘Divisional Highway Programme’ (DHP).

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