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March 31, 2022

Take a walk on the wild side

We have some fabulous local tourist spots here in the Staffordshire Moorlands – one of which is the Peak Wildlife Park. Situated at Winkhill, the park is home to a multitude of animals – from otters, lemurs, sheep, goats, rabbits, penguins,meerkats, wallabies, pigs, red squirrels, zebras and much more, including a giant African tortoise.

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March 31, 2022

Developer set for ‘final works’ at Oswald Place

Concerns over drainage at a new housing development in Cheadle have been raised by residents. Issues with drainage at the new Oswald Place development, built by Keepmoat Homes, is thought to be behind garden flooding experienced by neighbours in Thorley Drive.

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March 30, 2022

The Addams Family Musical – A Spooky Spectacular

Theatre Review Finally there is a chance to see the Addams Family Musical at the Regent Theatre – a show which was postponed from last year. The opening night audience gave this fabulous show a standing ovation on Tuesday (March 29), and rightly so.

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March 24, 2022

Building skills with Girlguiding

Young ladies across the area have been building their skills with a variety of activities at their Girlguiding groups. Forsbrook District Rainbows have been having whilst learning about first aid, while 2nd Forsbrook Guides have been busy working on a Skills Builder - Taylor Made from ‘Know Myself’ Theme lately.

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March 24, 2022

High-flying charity challenge for Sheila

A Moorlands pensioner is set to jump out of an aeroplane – all in aid of two charities. Sheila Cooper, who is 72-years-old, has set herself a challenge to take part in a tandem skydive this Summer.

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March 17, 2022

Top accolades for pooches

Pooches from Staffordshire have come out tops in this year’s Crufts dog show. This year was the 131st year of Crufts which ran from Thursday (March 10) through to Monday (March 14).

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March 17, 2022

Community orchid for village churchyard

Villagers have banded together to plant a community orchard in a Moorlands village. The green-fingered project at All Saints Church in Dilhorne saw lots of residents join in on the tree planting initiative.

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March 10, 2022

Dog walker urges caution over dangerous litter

A professional dog walker in the Moorlands has sent out a warning to those with pooches after nearly walking over discarded board pins with a client’s canine. Jake Hooker of Sit, Stay & Play came across the sharp objects last Wednesday (March 2) while strolling along Cecilly Brook’s public footpath in Cheadle.

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March 10, 2022

“Is it just a myth?”

A local history group is on the look out for answers surrounding a town’s main car park.

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March 3, 2022

Chimborazo remains elusive to Peter

A Moorlands man has taken on a mammoth climb. And despite Peter Wood, who is originally from Forsbrook, not completing a challenge to climb to the top of Chimborazo in Ecuador, the former Painsley High School student, and his family, are still very proud of the energetic accomplishment.

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March 3, 2022

Family pay tribute to dear Michael

The family of a much-loved community figure has paid tribute to his life in a moving eulogy. Michael Collis sadly passed away aged 88 on February 4, with his funeral taking place at St Giles the Abbott on Monday (February 28).

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February 25, 2022

Fundraiser set up for ‘beautiful’ Jacob

An online fundraising page has been set up for nine-year-old Jacob Gallon, who tragically passed away last month. The nine-year-old died after a tree fell on him while out with friends and family who were pheasant shooting amid Storm Malik at a location near to Tean.

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