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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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September 9, 2021

Brewing up for charity

A Moorlands couple have been brewing up to raise cash for charity. Barry and Barb Callear hosted a fundraising event at their home in Cheadle.

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September 9, 2021

“Our house is not fit for purpose to live in”

A family-of-four are unhappy that issues in and outside their housing association dwelling in the Moorlands have not been sorted after almost four months of them moving in. For Sophie Taylor and her disabled partner, their move from Bromsgrove to Cheadle in June was supposed to provide them with a better life-style with a house, rather than a two bed flat, and a garden for all the family to enjoy.

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September 2, 2021

Saying ‘thank you’ for pioneering heart surgery

A Moorlands woman has been cycling to raises funds for a national charity. Rose Sawyers had an operation on her heart when she was just ten years old at North Staffs Royal Infirmary in Stoke on Trent in 1960.

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September 2, 2021

Top cattle accolades at two shows

A Moorlands farming family have come out tops at two agricultural shows with their cattle. Natalie and Joe Nicholls, who live in Freehay, along with Joe’s brother, William, have won prizes for their cattle at both the recent Ashbourne Show and also last week’s Staffordshire County Show.

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August 26, 2021

Tractor run in memory of Stan

A fundraising tractor run is taking place in the Moorlands in memory of a founding member of a young farmers club. Cheadle Young Farmers Club (YFC) had initially organised for a Tractor Run to take place last year but the event had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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August 26, 2021

Good luck Shaun

A Moorlands para-athlete is gearing up to take part in the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Shaun Burrows, who lives in Cheadle, will be competing in one of two heats of the T38 Men’s 400 metres race on Monday (August 30) – Tokyo time: 12.11pm for Heat One, or 12.19pm for Heat Two.

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August 17, 2021

Adam to attempt a master stroke on the dance floor

Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty has accepted an invitation to attempt a master stroke on the dance floor in front of millions of television viewers. The 26-year-old is one of the latest stars to be recruited by the BBC for its immensely popular Strictly Come Dancing series this autumn.

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August 17, 2021

Fun story telling session at town’s library

A Cheadle author has hosted a sea-faring story telling event at a Moorlands library. Sue Brunt, aka Nanny Sue, was at Cheadle Community Library on Saturday (August 14) for a story session all about her book ‘Jack, The Pirate with a Secret.’

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August 12, 2021

Long locks cut off for children’s wigs charity

A young girl from the Moorlands has had her long locks cut off – all in aid of charity. Harper Booth, aged eight of Cheadle, has donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust, and, in doing so, has also raised more than £200 for the same charity.

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August 12, 2021

Funding appeal for animal ambulance

A dog rescue charity is appealing for donations to help purchase an animal ambulance. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue in Cheadle is hoping to purchase such a vehicle to be able to help even more animals in need.

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