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May 19, 2022

Hair raising challenge complete

Staff and friends at a store in Cheadle have completed a ‘hair raising’ charity challenge. The team of six from Bargain Booze Plus on Cheadle’s High Street have had their long locks cut off in a bid to raise lots of cash for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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May 19, 2022

Calling all little princesses and superheroes!

An appeal is being made for all little princesses and superheroes in a Moorlands town to come out in force to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the Team Cheadle town centre event, which is being supported by Creative Cheadle, on Friday, June 3 – there is set to be a Fancy Dress Parade through the High Street – which will be closed to traffic for the day.

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May 12, 2022

Conservative candidate wins by-election

A new councillor for Cheadle has been voted on to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The vote for the vacant Cheadle South East took place at a by-election on Thursday (May 5) – following the sad passing of long-serving town and district councillor Richard Alcock.

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May 6, 2022

Pizza takeaway raises dough for hospice

Takeaway customers have helped raise more than £3,200 for charity. The new branch of Domino’s in Cheadle has recently donated more than £3,200 to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice after raising funds through a one-off charity meal deal.

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May 6, 2022

Fundraising target for Girlguide tripper

A Cheadle Girl Guide has been chosen as one of 20 from across the county to visit Iceland next year. Poppy Steele, aged 13, is a member of 1st Cheadle Guides and has launched a fund-raising appeal to help her take part in the trip next summer.

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April 28, 2022

School celebrates ‘good’ report

Pupils and staff at a Cheadle school have been celebrating gaining a ‘good’ Government report. Bishop Rawle CE Primary School has been awarded a ‘Good’ judgement from schools’ inspectors Ofsted during their most recent visit – marking a notable improvement in all areas.

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April 21, 2022

Community bands together for tree planting

A Moorlands community has banded together to carry out a tree planting project. The recent tree planting at Forsbrook Cemetery, which was organised by Forsbrook Parish Council, was attended by councillors, Blythe Bridge WI, Forsbrook Primary Year Five and Springcroft Year Five children.

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April 21, 2022

Veteran Bill passed away aged 104

A World War II veteran from Oakamoor has died at the age of 104. William Beaumont, known as Bill, passed away peacefully at his home on March 31 with family at his side.

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April 14, 2022

Celebrating 150 Years of Blythe Colours

Cheadle Discovery Group, the local heritage group that owns the Blythe Colours industrial archive has announced the date of its Celebration Exhibition “150 Years of Blythe Colours." The major exhibition, which was postponed from last year, contains a number of pictures not previously available of Blythe Colours plants and people

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April 14, 2022

Awards evening to celebrate success

Students at a Moorlands college have been recognised for their recent success. Painsley Catholic College was able to return to a face-to-face awards evening on Wednesday, April 6, after a couple of years of disruption due to the pandemic.

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April 7, 2022

Marc takes on London Marathon for Macmillan

A Moorlands runner is taking on the London Marathon in a bid to raise £2,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Marc Steven, aged 49 from Whiston, took on the challenge after his wife, Rachel, was diagnosed with cancer.

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April 7, 2022

Two decades of charity fundraising

A fundraising stalwart in the Moorlands is stepping down after two decades. Carmen Alcock is known to many in and around Cheadle for her tireless fundraising for charity.

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