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August 11, 2022

“Hollie has grown into an amazing young woman”

A girl in the Staffordshire Moorlands who has ‘defied the odds’ after her mum was told that her daughter may not live long as a baby, has celebrated finishing secondary school with a prom and is due to start sixth form. Hollie Tomkinson, who lives in Cheadle, was born six weeks premature and was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis at just 11 days old and again at three months old, leaving her with damage to the brain, cerebral palsy and numerous medical issues.

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August 11, 2022

Police officer issued with final written warning

A serving Staffordshire Police officer has received a final written warning following a misconduct hearing. PC Colin Gay was issued with a final written warning at a public misconduct hearing on Wednesday (August 3), after the case was proven at the level of gross misconduct. The one-day hearing, chaired by Chief Constable Chris Noble, was held after PC Gay was found guilty of assault at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on July 7, 2022.

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August 4, 2022

Consultation over speed reduction

One final public consultation is currently being carried out surrounding a proposed speed reduction along a highway in the Moorlands. In February, we reported that Staffordshire County Council had been reviewing the safety of it’s highway network and one of the forthcoming proposals was to reduce the speed limit to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of Ashbourne Road in Cheadle.

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August 4, 2022

Three years jail time after burglary

A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to a burglary in the Moorlands. Steven Walker, 44, of Newfield Street, Tunstall, has been jailed for three years after the burglary incident which happened in Boundary on Thursday, June 2.

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July 28, 2022

Test track plans for quarry site

Digger giant JCB has applied to turn a former quarry site in the Moorlands into a vehicle test track. The company has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire County Council for the construction of a vehicle test track within the quarry complex at Wardlow & Wredon Quarry Complex, Ashbourne Road, Rue Hill, Cauldon Low.

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July 28, 2022

Last bank in town set to close

The last remaining bank in a Staffordshire Moorland town has announced that it will be closing the branch for good. Lloyds Bank sent out notification last week to it’s customers that it will be closing their Cheadle High Street branch in October of this year.

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July 21, 2022

Council recommends approval of food store plans

A town council has recommended approval of plans to bring a discount food store to town. Aldi has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the: “Demolition of existing buildings on site. Redevelopment to provide a food store (Class E) and associated access, car parking and landscaping works” at the current site of Industrial Agricultural Engineering at Brookhouse Way in Cheadle.

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July 21, 2022

Naked man on scenic walkway was “disgusting”

A young woman is warning others to be careful when out and about in the Staffordshire Moorlands after she and her friend witnessed a man appearing in front of them on a popular scenic walk, completely naked and masturbating. Abigail Wildman, who lives in Uttoxeter, states that the incident happened on Thursday (July 14) in the Dimmingsdale area.

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July 14, 2022

Guilty verdict for police officer

A serving police officer has been found guilty of assault whilst off-duty. The incident happened in Blythe Bridge in October 2021, and the Staffordshire police officer concerned was found guilty last week.

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July 14, 2022

“Council is a shambles”

A councillor has recently resigned from a town council in the Staffordshire Moorlands as he believes that codes of conduct have been broken by some councillors within the council. Jamie Evans, former councillor at the Cheadle Town Council, resigned from his role last week after disputes occurred in the council’s most recent meeting on Monday, July 4.

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July 8, 2022

Patients moved out of ‘inadequate’ hospital

An independent hospital in the Staffordshire Moorlands has received an ‘inadequate’ report from officials and the company have confirmed that they are moving patients out of the site. The Woodhouse Independent Hospital, in Cheadle, had received an ‘inadequate’ report from the CareQuality Commission.

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July 7, 2022

Council row over housing concerns

Councillors have been at logger-heads over housing development issues in their town. Cheadle Town Council held their Meeting of Committees on Monday (July 4) in which discussions over housing development concerns caused great a dispute between councillors.

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