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July 9, 2020

“Over the years we fundraised for more minibuses”

Last week, in our ‘Images of Yesteryear’ feature, we printed this picture which had been kindly shared with us by reader Jessie Collier. Jessie told us that she believed it to have been taken when Homelink had a new bus. Helen Wainwright, founder and former of Manager of Moorlands Home Link, has since got in touch with us to tell us all about the vehicle.

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July 9, 2020

Outdoor styling section and new mural for village salon

A village hairdressers has pulled out all the stops to be able to offer their services to customers once again. Alike to so many hair salons across the country, The Old Stables Hairdressing Salon in Alton re-opened its doors to clients on Saturday (July 4). However, the team at the family run business have gone above and beyond by, not only re-opening their actual salon, but also setting up a temporary outdoor salon for people who may not feel comfortable about going into the indoor salon – with the current coronavirus situation.

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July 9, 2020

Mum and son duo hit the bullseye

A mother and her son, from Blythe Bridge, have hit the bullseye on the small screen. Debbie and Callum Matthews appeared on a pre-recorded Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow at the weekend which saw the pair win a host of prizes, including the top prize which was on offer.

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July 9, 2020

Para-athlete to cover 100 miles in a month for the NHS

A para-athlete from the Staffordshire Moorlands is covering 100 miles across the month of July to raise funds for the NHS as it continues to battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Tennis player and shot-putter Gavin Yarwood is aiming to raise £1,000 for the service that has aided him during his lifetime.

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July 9, 2020

New lease of life inspires charity song for musician

A moorlands man whose lung function had at one point dropped to 29 per cent, has recorded a song about how he feels, having been given compassionate access to a life changing new cystic fibrosis (CF) drug. The song by Cheadle man Marc Cotterill called ‘Thousand Years’ has created a huge buzz online and particularly within the UK cystic fibrosis community, who have just received news that the NHS are to fund Kaftrio - a ground breaking, life-saving drug - following news of a deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced on June 30.

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July 9, 2020

“Thank you to our loyal customers over the years”

A charity shop in the Moorlands has closed its doors on a permanent basis to the coronavirus situation. The Age UK charity shop at 59 High Street in Cheadle has closed and a note of thanks to its customers has been placed on the door by staff – who are facing redundancy.

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July 7, 2020

New ‘campus’ for Picknalls pupils

A TENT company has pitched in to help pupils return to school safely as lockdown restrictions ease. Tinker’s Bells – a glamping tent rental service based at Combridge – have provided four large tents for outdoor teaching at Picknalls First School, Uttoxeter.

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July 7, 2020

Three assaults as pubs reopen

THREE people - including a Special Constable - were injured as Uttoxeter’s pubs and bars reopened. The constable suffered ‘severe facial injuries’ in an incident in Market Place and two people were treated by ambulance crews after a brawl in Carter Street.

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July 2, 2020

Small screen appearance for Moorlands sculptor

A sculptor from the Moorlands is set to appear on the small screen this month. Artist Anthony Hammond is due to appear on our television screens over the next few weeks in a new arts program to be aired on BBC One.

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July 2, 2020

Friends group back in action

A friends group in a Moorlands town is back in action in keeping their community clean and tidy. The Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool have accepted an invitation to be part of a project run by Keep Britain Tidy and has started to, once again, make their community look nice.

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July 2, 2020

Fund-raising for life-saving equipment restarts

A campaign to raise funds for ten defibrillators for a Moorlands town has been restarted. Cheadle councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse is working with Stone-based AEDdonate to install ten public access defibrillators across the Moorlands town of Cheadle.

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July 2, 2020

Road speed reduction consultation extended

A consultation surrounding a proposed speed reduction in a Moorlands village has been extended. It is being proposed by Staffordshire County Council to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on approaches to the proposed roundabout at the existing junction of Uttoxeter Road and Cresswell Road near Draycott-in-the-Moors.

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