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December 10, 2020

Footballers help spread festive cheer

Members of a football club have raised a total of £2,000 for charity. Cheadle SMUFC have rallied round to provide Christmas donations to local charities.

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December 10, 2020

“He was loving and devoted, a family man all round”

THE family of a former Mayor of Cheadle has paid tribute to him. Ian Whitehouse passed away on Monday, November 30 after a short illness at his home with his loving family.

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December 3, 2020

“Believe in yourself and do what you love doing”

A Moorlands woman is urging anyone who may be being bullied to “believe in themselves.” Beth Day, who lives in Cheadle, suffered bullying when she was at secondary school in Grimsby in Lincolnshire.

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December 3, 2020

Councillor retires after three decades of service

A town and district councillor has retired after three decades of serving his community. Born and bred in Cheadle, Peter Elkin first became a councillor in the early 1990s, both for Cheadle Town Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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November 26, 2020

National accolade for Moorlands nurse

A university graduate has won a prestigious national nursing award for his work with patients who have learning disabilities while studying for his degree. John Podmore, who works as a nurse in the Moorlands, has been named as Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year in the Nursing Times Student Awards 2020.

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November 26, 2020

Family pay tribute to Oakley

The family of a young boy who sadly passed away earlier this year has paid tribute to him and also sent out thanks to all who have supported them through this difficult time. Cheadle teenager Oakley Wright sadly passed away in April at the age of 15. His mum Jenny Dalkins and her husband Mark have paid tribute to a “truly wonderful son and loving friend to many.”

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November 19, 2020

End of an era for Cheadle hairdresser

A Cheadle hairdresser has put down his scissors for the final time after deciding to retire. Duncan Cowans, who runs a unisex hairdressers in Cheadle, has retired after 44 years in business.

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November 19, 2020

15th birthday for Hollie who has defied the odds

A Moorlands girl, who has “defied the odds” after her mum was told that her daughter may not live long as a baby, has reached her 15th birthday. Hollie Tomkinson was born six weeks early and was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis at a very young age. However, despite having numerous medical issues, Hollie celebrated her 15th birthday on Wednesday, November 18 with her mum Karen Mace at their home in Cheadle.

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November 13, 2020

TV star comes face-to-face with ‘famous’ digger

A small screen star has been getting a close-up view of one of the most famous JCB diggers in the world during filming for an ITV programme about an infamous robbery attempt. Presenter and investigative journalist Ross Kemp visited JCB’s Staffordshire base during the making of a programme to mark the 20th anniversary of a thwarted attempt to steal millions of pounds worth of diamonds from the Millennium Dome.

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November 13, 2020

“I can’t thank people enough for their generosity”

Serving military personnel are set to receive parcels full of Christmas cheer, thanks to a donation drive by the Lee Rigby Foundation. Festive ‘shoeboxes’ containing seasonal items are being collected and assembled ready for sending to soldiers serving abroad by Lyn Rigby.

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November 6, 2020

Two mums put their best feet forward

Two Moorlands mums are lacing up their running shoes and attempting their first ever 5k run to help two village preschools. Laura Parkin and Gemma Ash, both from Kingsley, are set to run the 5k on November 29 after several weeks of intensive training. And it's all to help Kingsley Kingfishers and Kingfishers of Dilhorne, which have both been hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic as all fundraising had to be stopped.

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November 6, 2020

Second single for songstress Joslyn

Young singer Joslyn Plant is set to release her second single this week. The Cheadle schoolgirl’s debut single, Summer Daydream, came out in August. Now, ‘Elevating’ will be released on Spotify and other streaming services on Friday (November 6).

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