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July 29, 2021

Cash boost for hospital thanks to grateful family

A grateful family from Hollington have presented a cheque for £12,000 to the dedicated children’s ward at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital following a six-month fundraising campaign. Janine Bloor, mother of 14-year-old Eleanor, decided to fundraise for Alice Ward as a thank you for the care the team on the ward provided to her daughter following a T12 spinal cord injury – meaning her vertebra was crushed due to extreme compression – back in 2018.

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July 29, 2021

Have you seen Jerry?

An appeal has been made for any information relating to a missing bird. Jerry, a Jackdaw, has become “part of the family” for Cheadle resident Gary Bentley, who helped the bird after it was found in Tean Road Recreation Grounds as a fledgling who had presumably become separated from its mother.

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July 22, 2021

Humble Bill’s lasting legacy to engineering

A talented JCB engineer from the Moorlands who amassed a multi-million pound fortune thanks to his interest in cars has made a life-changing bequest to a Staffordshire school dedicated to nurturing the engineers of the future. Bill Turnbull spent almost a decade working at digger maker JCB as chief engineer helping to develop the company’s first ever mini excavators. He retired in 1995 at the age of 65.

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July 22, 2021

Trekking in honour of brave and inspirational mum

A Moorlands vet is set to trek the Pennine Way all in aid of charity. Tracy Latham, who lives in Threapwood, has set herself the challenge of trekking the Pennine Way in just eight days.

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July 16, 2021

The doctor is calling – at the library

A community-run library is hosting a special book reading this month. A book reading by popular local GP Bernard Shevlin will be taking place on Saturday, July 24, at Cheadle’s Community Library from 10.30am.

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July 16, 2021

‘High Street Musical’ comes to town

Live music is set to make a welcome comeback to a Moorlands town centre this coming weekend. Following on from live performances in Cheadle town centre as part of the town’s Arts Festival last month, Rick Hermolle has now, in conjunction with Team Cheadle, organised to present ‘High Street Musical: Enhanced Shopping experience’ in the town centre this coming Saturday (July 17). Plus there is free parking for shoppers and visitors to Cheadle town centre this Saturday.

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July 7, 2021

Local film-maker looking for actors and crew

An East Staffordshire film-maker is on the look out for actors, supporting artists and crew members for his latest project. The trailer of David Denny’s new small screen series of ‘Atomic’ has been filmed in the Moorlands and the main series is set to be filmed in East Staffordshire.

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July 7, 2021

Road race set to go ahead

A running race in the Moorlands is set to go ahead this year. The Cheadle 4 Race, which took place virtually last year, is back to it’s (almost) normal format this year and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 11.

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July 1, 2021

‘Haven of Rest’ is an “absolute disgrace”

A family member of a loved one whose ashes are buried in a Moorlands cemetery is calling for the upkeep of the site to be improved. Dianne Donohue visits the Kingsley Cemetery, which is situated next to St Werburgh’s Church, as often as she can to remember her mum Grace Byatt who passed away in 1986.

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July 1, 2021

Discount food chain sets sights on Cheadle

A discount food chain has confirmed that it has its eyes set on opening a store in Cheadle. Aldi has announced it is on the lookout for ten new store locations in Staffordshire – including in the Moorlands town of Cheadle.

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June 24, 2021

Siblings complete Jurassic challenge for charity

A sibling duo from the Moorlands have finally completed a self-set charity challenge in memory of their nan. Alec Stubbs, who lives in Cheadle, and his sister Jenny, had hoped to complete the Jurassic Coast First Half Challenge last May but the pandemic resulted in them having to postpone the energetic challenge.

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June 24, 2021

Community venue set to re-open with new roof

A community venue in the Moorlands is set to reopen its doors to the public again. The Guild Hall in Tape Street, Cheadle, has been closed since the first Covid-19 lockdown last March. It is set to reopen next week following an extensive roof refurbishment.

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