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May 13, 2021

Fundraising duo hit £3,200 for charity

Two widows in the Moorlands have raised more than £3,000 for charity in memory of their husbands. Jo Upton and Mel Avery, who both live in Cheadle, recently completed a ‘March Walkathon’ in aid of both the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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May 13, 2021

New signs to encourage road safety

Pupils at a primary school in Cheadle have been joined by a few new artificial school-mates to help to spread the message of safe parking outside their gates. Bishop Rawle CE Primary, which is part of The Moorlands Primary Federation (a Multi-Academy Trust of five local primary schools), recently welcomed five new members to school, in the form of signs featuring two children, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant.

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May 5, 2021

Life changing opportunity for songstress

A talented young singer from the Moorlands has been offered a ‘life-changing’ place at The Brit School in Croydon. Joslyn Plant, who lives in Cheadle, was one of only three students from outside the London catchment area to secure a place.

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May 5, 2021

Police crackdown on car part thieves

A week-long crackdown on catalytic convertor thefts has led to a decline in offences across Staffordshire. Part of a national crackdown on the offences led by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), the week of action ran between April 19 and 23.

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April 29, 2021

Cash boost to help save former pub building

A community group which is aiming to save a historic building has received a cash boost. The Friends of the Royal Oak have announced that the Architectural Heritage Fund has awarded them a match funded grant of £14,000 in order to complete a Project Viability Study, related to the Royal Oak building on Cheadle’s High Street.

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April 29, 2021

Town council agrees to fight for hospital

Town councillors have unanimously voted to save the area’s hospital building. Cheadle Hospital is an ‘option’ for demolition in the ongoing Cheadle Town Centre Projects (CTCP) which is set to be carried out by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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April 22, 2021

New charity shop for town

A new charity shop has opened up in a Moorlands town. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue, which has a rescue centre in Cheadle, has opened its charity shop in the town centre.

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April 22, 2021

More than £11,000 raised by walkers

Walkers who put their best feet forward for charity, have handed over more than £11,000. The team behind the Gordon Banks Legend Walk have now handed over a total of £11,295 to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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April 16, 2021

Makeover for village millennium mural

Work has been completed to replace a badly damaged mural in a Moorlands village. The original Millennium Stone, which is situated in the middle of Alton, was the brainchild of resident and retired art teacher Andrea Stafford, from the former Alton Art and Craft Society, who, at the turn of the century in 2000, came up with the idea of a stone containing a mosaic depicting Alton.

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April 16, 2021

Help Amir enjoy the great outdoors

A Moorlands grandmother is making an appeal for help to purchase her autistic grandson a wooden outside playhouse. Cheryl Smith, a nurse who lives in Alton, is appealing for donations so her family can purchase her grandson, seven-year-old Amir, a suitable outdoor sensory room that will allow him to have a safe space.

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April 9, 2021

Pole position to raise awareness of charity

A motor racing team from Cheadle is helping promote the Lee Rigby Foundation with a specially designed car. Brothers Jason and Robert Carnwell invested in the new Pro-Grand car, which was launched for the new season over Easter.

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April 2, 2021

Jumping for job joy after gaining permanent contracts

Husband-and-wife agency employees Julie and Sean McReynolds are jumping for joy - after being handed permanent JCB contracts. The couple, from Alton, both gave up permanent jobs with other employers to take up agency positions with JCB in 2018 – Julie at the World HQ in Rocester and Sean at JCB Earthmovers in Cheadle.

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