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August 1, 2019

Charity quids in thanks to village nursery

A VILLAGE nursery has raised lots of cash for charity after hosting a community event. A Summer Fair was held at the Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean recently to celebrate the company's 30th birthday. All proceeds from the celebration have been donated to Aching Arms as part of the company’s pledge to support 30 good causes throughout its anniversary year.

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July 25, 2019

Fond farewell from former headteacher

A FORMER headteacher has left a Moorlands school after more than two decades as he moves on to pastures new. Mike Prescott has called time on his teaching career after 23 years at Cheadle Primary School. Mr Prescott, who teaches music, told the Times and Echo: “I've been teaching for 41 years and I've taught at five or six different schools.

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July 25, 2019

International recognition for curry chef

THE HEAD chef of an Indian restaurant in the Moorlands has received an accolade for his work in showcasing “the Best of British Curry” in Asia. Muhammad Ali from the Roshni Restaurant on Cheadle Road in Forsbrook was part of a “super curry chef team” which travelled to Kolkata, India, earlier this month as part of the Taste of Britain Curry Festival; an event that offered the best that the Great British curry scene has to offer. The day was organised by UK magazine 'Curry Life' at the five-star RaajKutir Hotel with the much acclaimed Cambridge-born “Michelin Laureate chef” Mark Poynton also showcasing his food at the festival.

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July 18, 2019

Potholes cause concern of potential risk to drivers

A RESIDENT has raised concerns about potholes in his street which, he claims, could be a potential risk to both drivers and cyclists. Andy de Caso, who lives in Friars Close in Cheadle, has written to Staffordshire County councillor Mark Deaville about his concerns over the offending holes along his residential street. Andy said in his correspondences to cllr Deaville: “I believe a number of local residents may have spoken to you about this matter previously, but I now feel that having reported this on a number of occasions, with no resolve, that I need to raise this with you directly.

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July 18, 2019

New village bus service in pipeline

A NEW bus service is set to be available for residents in the Moorlands after several parish councils collaborated to provide more public transport for its constituencies. There is set to be a new bus service three days a week through Draycott-in-the-Moors, Fulford and Forsbrook after the areas' respective parish councils agreed to come together to provide a regular means to get to larger towns for “isolated residents”. It was revealed at Monday's Forsbrook Parish Council meeting that, although contracts are yet to be signed, a new bus service is set to be offered to residents.

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July 11, 2019

Record multi-million-pound sale for JCB

A STAFFORDSHIRE business has secured the biggest ever single-sale from a United Kingdom business in the company's 69-year history. JCB, which bases it's headquarters in Rocester, has landed a two-year deal with plant hire corporation Ardent Hire Solutions worth £75 million for 1,100 telescopic handlers. A collection of backhoe loaders, fork lifts and site-dumpers are also included in the agreement.

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July 11, 2019

Warning following high number of accidents

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging motorists to take extra care following a recent spate of road traffic collisions throughout the county in the last two weeks. Since June 21, there have been 30 road traffic collisions in the county, two thirds of which involved casualties - sadly two of them were fatal. Understandably, the most dangerous time of day for this type of incident is around 8am, when most people are trying to get to work, take their children to school etc.

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July 4, 2019

Mad hatters at community tea party

A COMMUNITY came together at the weekend to celebrate the experiences they share and make new memories. A Mad Hatters Tea Party took place at The Globe Foundation in Uttoxeter on Saturday, June 29. The event, which had received a financial helping hand via the West Midlands Mayor’s Community Weekend initiative, was aimed at celebrating community volunteers in the local area.

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July 4, 2019

Special thanks for seven decades of being a footy fan

A FOOTBALL fan from the Moorlands has received a special letter of thanks from his favourite team. George Allcock, who lives in Cheadle, has been a Stoke City Football Club fan since he was aged 13. The 83-year-old said: “It was just one of those things to do – be a football supporter.

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June 27, 2019

Petition challenges ‘no trousers’ rule for girls

A PETITION has been launched to overturn a school rule that forbids girls from wearing trousers. The uniform policy for Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle states that girls must wear a grey skirt with a blouse or shirt and blazer. Trousers are not included in the uniform list for girls and 'modifications' to the uniform are not permitted.

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June 27, 2019

Man arrested after teenager assaulted

A MAN was arrested last week following a 'serious incident' in Meir. The 18-year-old was arrested in connection with an incident which took place in Meir on Tuesday, June 18. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Officers were called to the eastbound slip road of the A50, near to the Meir tunnel, at around 10.15pm on Tuesday, June 18, following reports that a vehicle had been driven towards three teenagers.

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June 20, 2019

Magic Max lightens life for Liz

A SPECIAL bond has formed between a retired teacher and an abandoned dog thanks to volunteers at a Cheadle animal charity. Liz Bailey, 74, from Denstone, was devastated after the loss of her canine companion, Jessie, last month. But after reading about the work of Cheadle and District Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) in the Times and Echo, Liz got in touch with the charity and found solace in Max – a 14 year old collie cross.

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