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September 9, 2020

Sponsorship cemented with young football team

A Moorlands based business has cemented a sponsorship with a young football team. Lafarge Cauldon, the cement plant based on Yelsway Lane, Cauldon, has become the strip sponsor of the Waterhouses Junior under 7s football team.

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September 4, 2020

Izzie goes an extra 400 miles for charity

An international rugby star has inspired a teenager from the Moorlands to walk more than 400 miles for charity. Izzie Klucznik, aged 14 of Ipstones, decided to walk 400 miles during the school summer holidays in memory of her nan, Angie Klucznik, who died in 2018 after a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) just three years earlier.

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September 4, 2020

Petition launched after falls on unsafe pavements

A pavement petition has been launched by Forsbrook Parish Council. More than 100 people have signed the online petition to Staffordshire County Council asking for an upgrade of pavements in Uttoxeter Road.

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September 1, 2020

Time to re-‘TURN’ to education centre

N EDUCATION centre, encouraging children to learn through the love of animals is to reopen this week. TURN Education, at Stramshall, was forced to close when the UK went into lockdown, but now has implemented new measures to allow youngsters to return this weekend. The centre offers children and young people the chance to engage in therapeutic and holistic activities which help break down barriers to learning.

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August 27, 2020

Special ride out raises cash for Georgy’s treatment

A special ride out event, which started from the Moorlands, has helped raise cash for a young boys medical treatment. The ‘Ride Out for Georgy’ took place on Saturday (August 22) starting at the Master Potter in Cheadle before proceeding to The Woodside Pub in Crewe to meet Georgy.

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August 27, 2020

Charity appeal in memory of JCB worker

Colleagues of a motorcyclist killed in a collision earlier this month have paid tribute to the much-loved father-of-one by raising funds for charity in his memory. Shaun Warren, aged 53 of Newcastle, died on Friday, August 7 when his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Parkhouse Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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August 20, 2020

New event and attractions at Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort has announced more details about its brand-new event ‘Oktoberfest’ and confirmed two new attractions will be revealed at their annual spooktacular 'Scarefest.' From Friday, September 11 to Sunday, October 4, entertainment-led festival ‘Oktoberfest’ will take place each afternoon and include live acts, food and drink with a German twist, as well as the chance to enjoy a selection of the park’s rollercoasters and family attractions into the evening.

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August 20, 2020

Hand-made face coverings local directory

We have a number of kind-hearted folk within our community who are making face coverings and donating cash from the sale of the items to charity.

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August 13, 2020

“We decided as a company to fund a defib for the village”

A family-owned business has funded a defibrillator for the rural community near its premises. W Burton & Sons at Threapwood worked with Stone-based charity, AED Donate, to provide the potentially life-saving kit.

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August 13, 2020

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

August 15, 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War in 1945. The nation is being asked to remember the dead and wounded and the impact that leaving, missing and returning home has on service men and women and their loved ones even to this day.

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August 6, 2020

Championing community spirit at care homes

A supermarket community champion had a busy day recently visiting a number of care homes in the area. Phil Routledge, who is Community Champion for Morrisons in Cheadle, spent the day going around a number of care homes in the area presenting flowers and fresh fruit to staff.

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August 6, 2020

Ensuring members stay connected during lockdown journey

A community organisation has been ensuring its members have stayed connected during the current surreal situation of the coronavirus pandemic. EqualBase, which has been running in the Moorlands for three years, is a Community Interest Company which is situated at The Old Library in Leek Road, Cheadle.The service offers fun and meaningful day opportunities and activities to adults with learning disabilities. Staff support the members in working towards their chosen outcomes.

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