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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

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 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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November 6, 2020

Two mums put their best feet forward

Two Moorlands mums are lacing up their running shoes and attempting their first ever 5k run to help two village preschools. Laura Parkin and Gemma Ash, both from Kingsley, are set to run the 5k on November 29 after several weeks of intensive training. And it's all to help Kingsley Kingfishers and Kingfishers of Dilhorne, which have both been hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic as all fundraising had to be stopped.

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November 6, 2020

Second single for songstress Joslyn

Young singer Joslyn Plant is set to release her second single this week. The Cheadle schoolgirl’s debut single, Summer Daydream, came out in August. Now, ‘Elevating’ will be released on Spotify and other streaming services on Friday (November 6).

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October 29, 2020

“No child should be without a present”

A new community initiative has been set up to help make sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year. The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal has been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, and there are several businesses across Cheadle who are acting as drop-off points for donations of new or used toys.

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October 29, 2020

Collective plea for residents to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night safely

Partners from the Staffordshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) have issued a plea to residents to take extra care when celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night this autumn. The pandemic and government restrictions on social gatherings have put a halt to traditional trick or treating and organised firework displays and people are being encouraged to find alternative ways of marking these calendar events safely and practically.

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October 22, 2020

Mindful youngsters raise cash for charity

Youngsters at a village school have been going yellow all in aid of charity. Both pupils and staff at St Edward's Academy in Cheddleton attended school wearing yellow for the day, as part of their fundraising activities for the charity Young Minds.

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October 22, 2020

Top accolade for the second year running

A husband and wife team have received a ‘huge moral boost’ after winning an award. The New Olive Tree has won a Good Food Award for the second year running. The restaurant, in High Street, Cheadle, was nominated for the accolade by a customer.

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October 16, 2020

Punk poetry book to raise funds for charity

A poet from the Moorlands is publishing a collection of his work, with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to a homelessness charity. Danny Callear’s self-published volume 'Rock & Roll Ruined My Life' features poetry he has written over the last decade. And the ‘punk poet’, who lives in Cheadle, says writing Rock and Roll Ruined My Life has allowed him to live again.

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October 16, 2020

“All who knew him felt great affection for him”

Tribute has been paid to a much-loved Moorlands businessman and racehorse trainer and owner. John Cresswell, of Stoneydale in Oakamoor, sadly passed away at his home on Monday, September 28, aged 85, following a short illness.

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