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October 29, 2020

“No child should be without a present”

A new community initiative has been set up to help make sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year. The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal has been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, and there are several businesses across Cheadle who are acting as drop-off points for donations of new or used toys.

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October 29, 2020

Collective plea for residents to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night safely

Partners from the Staffordshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) have issued a plea to residents to take extra care when celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night this autumn. The pandemic and government restrictions on social gatherings have put a halt to traditional trick or treating and organised firework displays and people are being encouraged to find alternative ways of marking these calendar events safely and practically.

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October 22, 2020

Mindful youngsters raise cash for charity

Youngsters at a village school have been going yellow all in aid of charity. Both pupils and staff at St Edward's Academy in Cheddleton attended school wearing yellow for the day, as part of their fundraising activities for the charity Young Minds.

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October 22, 2020

Top accolade for the second year running

A husband and wife team have received a ‘huge moral boost’ after winning an award. The New Olive Tree has won a Good Food Award for the second year running. The restaurant, in High Street, Cheadle, was nominated for the accolade by a customer.

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October 16, 2020

Punk poetry book to raise funds for charity

A poet from the Moorlands is publishing a collection of his work, with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to a homelessness charity. Danny Callear’s self-published volume 'Rock & Roll Ruined My Life' features poetry he has written over the last decade. And the ‘punk poet’, who lives in Cheadle, says writing Rock and Roll Ruined My Life has allowed him to live again.

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October 16, 2020

“All who knew him felt great affection for him”

Tribute has been paid to a much-loved Moorlands businessman and racehorse trainer and owner. John Cresswell, of Stoneydale in Oakamoor, sadly passed away at his home on Monday, September 28, aged 85, following a short illness.

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October 8, 2020

Izzie smashes target and raises more than £5,000

A teenager who was inspired to take on a charity challenge in memory of her nan has raised more than £5,000. Izzie Klucznik, aged 14, decided to walk 400 miles during the school summer holidays in memory of her nan, Angie Klucznik, who died in 2018 after a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

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October 8, 2020

“We failed to live up to the high standards we set ourselves”

A popular tourist destination in the Moorlands has admitted that it has “failed to live up to the high standards we set ourselves.” The statement from Alton Towers came after sisters Hannah and Becky Cheetham, from Manchester, spoke of their concerns about their recent visit to the resort with regards to issues surrounding poor ride accessibility as well as how some staff members were “discriminatory and ignorant” towards Hannah, who has Cerebral Palsy.

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October 8, 2020

Cheadle mum-of-two set to appear on small screen

A Moorlands mum-of-two thought she was going to die after being struck down by excruciating pain from a mystery illness and being transferred by ambulance to University Hospital of North Midland’s Major Trauma Centre. Georgia Forrester, of Froghall Road in Cheadle, is set to feature in the third episode of 999 Critical Condition, the Channel 5 behind the scenes documentary charting the life-saving decisions of clinicians at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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October 1, 2020

Alfie is the youngest ever to gain Rotarian award

A young boy has been recognised for his community spirit through lockdown. As the nation was in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, young Cheadle lad Alfie Pearson came up with a lovely green-fingered initiative to help keep his neighbours, and also the wider community, smiling.

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October 1, 2020

Recognition for two decades of being a lollipop lady

A lollipop lady has been recognised for her two decades of crossing children safely to get to their school. Jan Wilkinson has been the School Crossing Control Attendant at Great Wood Primary in Tean for 21 years.

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September 24, 2020

Guide dog named in memory of Kath

A guide dog has been named after a Moorlands woman who passed away at the age of 78. Kath, a Labrador which is currently being trained to be a Guide Dog for the Blind, was named after Kath Jones who lived in Kingsley. The pooch has been named after Kath, following great fundraising efforts for the charity by Kath's family since she passed away three years ago.

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