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October 21, 2021

“It was a privilege and honour to meet a true legend”

The Royal British Legion is celebrating 100 years of providing support to the armed forces community this year. And a father and son duo from the Moorlands were amongst those who were invited to take part in the national celebrations last week, which were held at Westminster Abbey in London.

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October 21, 2021

Wooden poppies and silhouettes all in aid of charity

A moorlands couple have been getting creative again to help raise cash for charity. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, began getting creative for charity during last year’s lockdowns in making themed wooden decorations which they went on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

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October 14, 2021

Support service staff conquer Snowdon

Support service staff in the Moorlands have raised more than £1,000 for their organisation by climbing Mount Snowdon. Linda Kirke, Olivia Rowley, Abbie Hollis, Ellie Cartlidge, Jade Wigley, Stephen Page and Margaret Grahamslaw all took on the challenge to fundraise for Citizens Advice Cheadle as part of its 50th anniversary.

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October 14, 2021

Pot-full of accolades for senior veg grower

A vegetable grower from the Moorlands was bestowed a bucket-load of awards for his products at a recent large-scale gardening show. Barry Clarke of Tean was awarded the Most Meritorious Vegetable Exhibit accolade at the two-day 2021 Stafford Borough Horticultural Show at Stafford Showground for his impressive spread of veggies.

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October 7, 2021

Park project turns to supporting pooches

A community reassurance project at a Moorlands park has this week turned to supporting pooches and their owners. The Cheadle Town Council funded initiative at Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle has seen lots of community engagements take place at the site by youth worker Nicky Derrett and volunteer Annie Devereux who have been delivering the programme.

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October 7, 2021

More than £1,000 raised at tractor run

Young farmers across the Moorlands have joined in on a charity extravaganza. Cheadle Young Farmers Club held their first Tractor Run recently and the fundraiser has been hailed as a success by the organisers.

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September 30, 2021

“One of the best experiences of my life”

Swimming champion Adam Peaty is currently wowing television viewers with a new found talent – that of dancing as he flew through the first show of Strictly Come Dancing. The multi Olympic Gold Medalist, who grew up in Uttoxeter and also attended Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, left the show’s judges rather flustered after watching his Cha Cha performance with his professional partner Katya Jones.

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September 30, 2021

Tributes to “unique” education leader

Tributes have been paid to a trailblazer in education. Keith Hollins, who sadly passed away on Thursday (September 23) after battling with coronavirus, had been a trailblazer in education across Staffordshire and further afield.

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September 23, 2021

Centenary celebration for village Women’s Institute

AN all-ladies village group has finally managed to celebrate their 100th anniversary.  Alton WI had set to celebrate the group’s centenary last year, but the pandemic put paid to those plans.

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September 23, 2021

Top times for Cheadle Running Club

Last weekend saw members of Cheadle Running Club engaged in both the first event in the North Staffs Cross Country League held at Betley Court and also the Stafford Half Marathon. At the cross country event, the runners endured very hot conditions with Cheadle Ladies team achieving 5th place in the 2nd Division.

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September 16, 2021

“Help make our roads even safer”

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded about the importance of safe driving as part of a national campaign. Project EDWARD ‘Every Day Without A Road Death’, which began on Monday (September 13) and runs through until Friday (September 17) aims to promote road safety.

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September 16, 2021

Milestone celebration for Moorlands castle

Twenty-five years ago this week, local landmark Alton Castle ran its inaugural residential programme when St Giles Cheadle were the very first to visit for a school trip back in September 1996. Since then, hundreds of thousands of young people from across the area and further afield have benefitted from the Castle’s unique blend of personal development and faith-based programmes with challenging outdoor adventurous activities.

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