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July 29, 2020

Cash boost for defib campaign

A fundraising campaign to purchase additional life-saving equipment for a Moorlands town has received a cash boost from a local business. 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 29, 2020

“We have always been there for each other”

Teenage sweethearts from Oakamoor celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at the weekend. Dave and Eve Beaumont have been shielding since before Christmas and marked the milestone anniversary with their two daughters and sons-in-law in their garden at home.

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July 24, 2020

“The railway environment is not a playground”

Bosses at a heritage railway are appealing for people not to trespass on their land. The appeal has been made by the managing director of Churnet Valley Railway, Gregory Wilson, following a number of incidents resulting in vandalism at the popular tourist spot.

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July 24, 2020

Free parking for three hours to “bring people into town”

A temporary free parking initiative is set to be introduced across the Moorlands next month. A 'Free for Three Hours' initiative is set to run on all Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) managed car parks in the three Moorlands towns of Cheadle, Biddulph, and Leek through the month of August.

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July 16, 2020

Human excrement dumped on park bench

Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands. The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.

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July 16, 2020

Concerns over houses being built too high

Concerns have been raised that two houses are being built too high on a housing development in Cheadle. The houses are part of a large development on land south of Thorley Drive in Cheadle which had been passed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The housing developer has recently put in an additional planning application for a variation of conditions regarding the two houses in question which are situated on Plots One and Two of the development.

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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 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

It’s carnival time but not as we know it

The 2020 Cheadle Carnival weekend had set to take place this coming weekend but due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the community extravaganza has had to be cancelled. However, the volunteer organising team behind Cheadle Carnival is calling for the community of Cheadle to still celebrate – with social distancing in mind.

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June 26, 2020

Virtual race will take place in memory of Oakley

A mother who sadly lost her teenage son earlier this year will be putting her best feet forward to take part in a virtual race in his memory. Next month's Cheadle 4 Road Race is being run in memory of 15-year-old Oakley Wright, from Cheadle, who sadly passed away in April.

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June 26, 2020

Vandals strike at train station

Vandals have struck at a train station in the Moorlands. The incident at Blythe Bridge Station happened over the weekend and saw vandals damaging one of the planters in the venue's car park.

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