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May 5, 2020

Lisa’s lockdown head shave

A LANDLADY shaved off her hair as part of a fund-raiser for the NHS. Lisa Cowell, landlady at the Bagot Arms in Abbots Bromley, has raised more than £1,800 after shaving her locks off in lock down. Lisa sat on a stool outside the pub on Sunday as her son, James, shaved off her hair.

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April 30, 2020

College manufactures and delivers PPE to carers

A college in the Moorlands has stepped up to make much-needed PPE equipment for carers. Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle has made and delivered more than 100 protective face visors for carers in the local area.

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April 30, 2020

Sewage concerns over housing plans in village

An abandoned garden at a village pub is set to become a new residential plot if planning permission is granted. An application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for permission to build four homes on a former garden adjacent to The Butcher’s Arms at Forsbrook. Objections to the plans have already been made, citing concerns over flooding, traffic and noise.

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April 23, 2020

Keep to 2m rule, says water company

A WATER company is urging people across the Uttoxeter area to maintain social distancing while its staff are working outdoors. South Staffs Water is asking customers to give them a ‘Wave4Water’ and maintain the two-metre rule, if meeting employees out on site.

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April 23, 2020

Couple help JCB with community initiative

A Moorlands couple are helping a large manufacturing firm to step up its food aid programme to cater for homeless people in North Staffordshire. Since the launch of the JCB ‘Food for our Communities’ programme – the idea of Lady Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford – the company has provided more than 3,600 cottage pies for disadvantaged people across the area.

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April 23, 2020

Free repair by garage for NHS worker’s vehicle

A Moorlands business has shown a great act of kindness after staff repaired a nurse's vehicle free of charge. Airfawn in Cheadle offered to fix an NHS worker's car for free as a thank you for the work she is doing on the frontline fighting against the coronavirus outbreak.

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April 16, 2020

Crocheting for the homeless and care workers

A RESIDENT in the Moorlands has used her crocheting talents to create scarves and hats for the homeless as well as designs for frontline key workers too. Amanda Hollins, from Tean, took up the art of crocheting three years ago after seeing people have a go at it on YouTube. Since then she has donated her work to numerous charities over the years, such as Alzheimer's UK and the Royal British Legion.

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April 16, 2020

Elvis tribute act raises money while raising roofs

AN ONLINE Elvis tribute show has brought in thousands of pounds for the NHS after social media users donated money while enjoying a resident’s hour-and-20-minute live-stream performance. Mark Clay, from Saverley Green near Fulford, has managed to raise over £5,300 for frontline health workers to help them battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The 50-year-old has done a lot of charity gigs around the area for a number of years and, after talking with wife Claire, decided to still put on a show for a good cause on Saturday despite being in lockdown.

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April 15, 2020

Creative kids get crafty in lock down

EASTER bonnets, arts and crafts, gardening and picnics were just some of the activities youngsters across Uttoxeter have enjoyed this week. It's the school Easter holidays and the sun shone over the weekend, prompting many families to come up with home-based activities.

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April 15, 2020

Online quiz for kids in lock down

AN ONLINE quiz for children has been launched to help map Uttoxeter’s wildlife. The ‘Covid-19 lock down garden quiz’ was launched last week by Uttoxeter Nature Recovery Network (UNRN). The entrant with the highest score could win a deluxe hedgehog house for their school or care facility.

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April 9, 2020

U-turn on funding amid pandemic

A MEDICAL funding body has made a u-turn on scrapping funding for a Moorlands charity – amid the current coronavirus situation. The Times & Echo reported earlier last month that following a review by the North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group, an annual grant of £70,000 which is awarded to Moorlands Home Link was under threat - along with additional funding for five other similar organisations in Stoke-on-Trent. Moorlands Home Link, which is a not for profit elderly care charity based in Cheadle, has received this funding for over 20 years for its Day Centre in Cheadle and the organisation's Outreach Groups across the Moorlands and the current funding had been guaranteed until June 2020.

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April 9, 2020

Town centre building recommended for community asset approval

AN HISTORIC building on a high street in a Moorlands town has been recommended to be approved as being registered as a community asset. The Friends of the Royal Oak recently lodged a community asset bid to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the Royal Oak Hotel located on Cheadle High Street, with the aim of making the venue somewhere that can be used by the public. In October 2019, David Gough Investments submitted proposals to build 12 one-bedroom flats and one two-bedroom flat at the former hospitality venue.

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