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November 19, 2020

End of an era for Cheadle hairdresser

A Cheadle hairdresser has put down his scissors for the final time after deciding to retire. Duncan Cowans, who runs a unisex hairdressers in Cheadle, has retired after 44 years in business.

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November 19, 2020

Town clerk steps down after a decade of service

A town clerk has stepped down from her role after ten years of service to a Moorlands town. Helen Hunter has had the position of Town Clerk to Cheadle Town Council for a decade, but on Monday (November 16) she handed in her resignation.

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November 19, 2020

15th birthday for Hollie who has defied the odds

A Moorlands girl, who has “defied the odds” after her mum was told that her daughter may not live long as a baby, has reached her 15th birthday. Hollie Tomkinson was born six weeks early and was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis at a very young age. However, despite having numerous medical issues, Hollie celebrated her 15th birthday on Wednesday, November 18 with her mum Karen Mace at their home in Cheadle.

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November 19, 2020

Let’s still illuminate town together

This year's Christmas Lights Switch On Event for Cheadle had set to take place this Saturday (November 21). It would have included the ever-popular Team Cheadle Victorian Christmas event which would have seen thousands of people visiting the town centre to join in on the festivities.

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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November 19, 2020

Recording of council meeting to be kept in archives

A council has agreed to keep a recording of a recent virtual meeting. The motion to keep the recording of Cheadle Town Council’s meeting dated October 19 was agreed by the council at their meeting on Monday (November 16).

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November 17, 2020

Advent calendars help spread festive Fairtrade message

ADVENT calendars are being used to help schoolchildren learn about the Christmas Story and the benefits of Fairtrade.

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November 17, 2020

New Road resident puts speed in spotlight

SPEED and road safety issues in a Uttoxeter street have been put in front of the town’s council.

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November 13, 2020

Overwhelming response to Toy Bank appeal

The organisers of a new toy donation initiative say they have been “overwhelmed” by the initial response from the community. Last month, we reported that the Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal had been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, with the aim of making sure that vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year.

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November 13, 2020

Walking challenge for the Blacksmiths Girls

A team at a public house in the Moorlands are putting their best feet forward during the current lockdown in order to raise lots of cash for charity.

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November 13, 2020

TV star comes face-to-face with ‘famous’ digger

A small screen star has been getting a close-up view of one of the most famous JCB diggers in the world during filming for an ITV programme about an infamous robbery attempt. Presenter and investigative journalist Ross Kemp visited JCB’s Staffordshire base during the making of a programme to mark the 20th anniversary of a thwarted attempt to steal millions of pounds worth of diamonds from the Millennium Dome.

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November 13, 2020

“I can’t thank people enough for their generosity”

Serving military personnel are set to receive parcels full of Christmas cheer, thanks to a donation drive by the Lee Rigby Foundation. Festive ‘shoeboxes’ containing seasonal items are being collected and assembled ready for sending to soldiers serving abroad by Lyn Rigby.

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