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May 6, 2020

Big adventure on the small screen

Former Painsley Catholic College student Levison Wood's latest adventure “Walking with Elephants” will be starting on Channel 4 on Sunday (May 10) at 9pm.

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May 6, 2020

VE Day celebrations go online for 75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of that monumental day and there had been lots of community events planned for Friday (May 8) to help celebrate the anniversary.

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April 30, 2020

New life at Moorlands farm

A rare breed of goat has been born at a Moorlands farm. The Angora baby goat, which has been named Hope, was born recently at Oakleys Farm, near Dilhorne.

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April 30, 2020

Keeping things patriotic – even during lockdown

As the country remains in lockdown due to the ongoing battle with coronavirus – this year’s St George’s Day celebrations were not as grand as in years past. The celebration of our country’s Patron Saint was on Thursday (April 23) and many people had small celebrations in their own homes or gardens.

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April 28, 2020

Landlady Lisa to shave off locks in lock down

A VILLAGE landlady is planning to shave her locks during lock down in support of friends working on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus. Lisa Cowell, landlady at the Bagot Arms in Abbots Bromley, has already gathered more than £1,000 in donations ahead of the stunt which will take place on Sunday, May 3.

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April 23, 2020

Green light for highways schemes

A £55k highways scheme has been approved for Uttoxeter alongside a speed review on an arterial road into town and traffic calming in Stramshall. The works are part of a £42.7 million fund allocated to highways and transport by Staffordshire County Council for 2020/21.

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April 23, 2020

Visor design boosts school PPE production

VISORS designed by a Uttoxeter school teacher are being copied around the world as schools and businesses scramble to provide kit for frontline medics. Graeme Quigley, Head of Design and Technology at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, created a reusable visor design that can be made in school using a laser cutter. Organisations and schools across the UK – and the world – are using Graeme’s design after he posted a video tutorial which has now been downloaded more than 6,000 times.

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April 23, 2020

Community asset bid for former police station

A former police station in the Moorlands could be registered as a community asset – if a local authority gives it the green light. Forsbrook Parish Council has made a nomination, to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), for the Blythe Bridge Former Police Station and car park in Uttoxeter Road to be registered as an asset of community value.

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April 23, 2020

Grants are being dished out to businesses across the Moorlands

More than 1,000 Moorlands businesses have received over £12.2 million pounds in grant funding to help them through the coronavirus emergency – with hundreds more set for pay outs in the coming days. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is currently processing applications for the Government’s small business and retail, hospitality and leisure grant funds and has received £25 million to distribute.

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April 23, 2020

Green light for highways funding

Two well-used highways junctions in the Cheadle area are set to be improved – now that funding has been given the green light by community leaders. A £42.7 million package of highways improvements and transport schemes for across the county for the 2020/21 financial year has been announced by Staffordshire County Council. These include almost £250,000 for two projects in the Cheadle area.

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April 16, 2020

Olympic champion raises thousands for NHS

AN OLYMPIC gold medallist from Staffordshire has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the NHS as health workers continue to tackle coronavirus. Global swimming sensation Adam Peaty MBE from Uttoxeter raffled off his Team GB 2016 Olympic Racing Trunks over the weekend to help raise money for the service to purchase personal protective equipment after taking part in a 100km exercise bike ride to raise yet more funds last week. The six-time Male European Swimmer of the Year selected the winning ticket on Friday, and managed to raise more than £13,000 for NHS charities on top of the £4,000 that was donated during his 100km exercise bike ride challenge – meaning altogether Adam managed to bring in more than £17,000.

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April 16, 2020

Cheadle Young farmers are still having fun ‘together’ with toilet roll challenge

A GROUP of farming youngsters has brought some cheer to the agricultural community by recording a ‘toilet roll challenge’ video. Cheadle Young Farmers Club (YFC) has conducted its own version of the viral online fad that consists of a collection of people to do something funny or skilful with a roll of toilet paper. Participants receive the loo roll from someone off camera before throwing it off camera again in the opposite direction and then this is edited to look like members are throwing the toilet roll to one another in sequence.

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