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April 30, 2020

Dancing Megan treated to special celebration

A young lady in a Moorlands village has been treated to a neighbourly celebration – with social distancing – for her 18th birthday.

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April 30, 2020

“Changing the priority is just going to end up killing someone”

Residents and community leaders have been airing concerns about plans to change priority at a well-used crossroads in the Moorlands.

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April 28, 2020

Dorothy’s marathon effort for food bank

THE London Marathon has been recreated in a Uttoxeter church – raising thousands for the town’s food bank. Dorothy Waddington, 56, was set to take part in the national event on Sunday, but instead ran the full 26.2 miles inside the sanctuary at Renew Church, Uttoxeter. Her efforts have raised more than £2,000 for the church’s food bank in three days.

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April 23, 2020

Large blaze at Moorlands farm

More than 20 firefighters helped to put out a large fire at a farm in the Moorlands this week. Staffordshire Fire & Rescue were called to a farm in Hollington in the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday, April 21).

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April 23, 2020

Motorcyclist dies in RTC in Cheadle

A MAN has sadly died in a road traffic collision in Cheadle earlier today. The incident happened in Cheltenham Avenue at around 8.40am.

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April 16, 2020

Moorlands business fixes NHS staff’s vehicles for free

A MOORLANDS business has showed its incredible generous spirit by repairing the vehicles of NHS staff free of charge as a thank you for their tireless efforts on the frontline fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Emissions equipment manufacturer Klarius, which is based in Cheadle, has already fixed two NHS nurses' cars and has two more health service staff's vehicles booked in. The latest staff member to have her car mended is Sophy Kuriakose from Newcastle-under-Lyme and she told the Times and Echo she was “extremely grateful” for what Klarius had done.

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April 16, 2020

Cheadle Hospital could be used to help care for coronavirus patients

A TOWN’S community hospital is set to be used to help care for coronavirus patients – if all the beds at a city hospital are filled. The news that beds at both Cheadle and Leek community hospitals in the Moorlands could be re-opened to help with the current battle with Covid-19, comes after many months of campaigning by various groups for the community hospitals to remain open. In a statement made yesterday, Tuesday, April 14, a spokesman for the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM), told the Times & Echo: “UHNM is working with health and social care partners to set up an extension of its hospital care provision to manage its Covid-19 response within hospitals across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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April 15, 2020

‘She was incredible’

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the life of a mother from Rocester. Rutendo Mukotsanjera, aged 45, was a mental health support worker and single mum. Her daughter, Chiedza - known as Chichi - is just 12 years old.

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April 9, 2020

“I was gearing up to have a difficult conversation with my mum”

THE SON of a gentleman from the Moorlands who made a remarkable recovery from coronavirus says the family is “really relieved.” 82-year-old Sid Lovenbury, from Cheadle, was admitted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital last month after showing symptoms of Covid-19 where he tested positive for the virus. Sid had been at nursing home residence Church Terrace, in Cheadle, when staff discovered he had a high fever. They called out for a doctor twice before Sid was sent to hospital.

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April 9, 2020

Singer Joslyn not letting pandemic halt her career

A TEENAGE vocal sensation from the Moorlands is evolving the way she uses her musical talents amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Joslyn Plant, from Cheadle, shot into the headlines last summer after reaching the semi-finals of TV show The Voice Kids UK and has gone from strength to strength in her music career since. Not only does she present a digital radio show on 'Teenbuzz Radio' where she sings and chats for two hours once a month, she is also continuing to work on recording content with Steelworks Studios in Sheffield from home.

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April 7, 2020

Schools help protect front line workers

INNOVATIVE school staff have stepped up to help provide frontline medics with vital kit. Nurses, doctors, NHS staff, GP surgery staff and carers are among the many key workers needing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). But as global demand is on the rise, some a struggling to get hold of masks, visors and other equipment such as disposable aprons and gloves.

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April 2, 2020

Second coronavirus case in town confirmed

A SECOND case of coronavirus has been confirmed in a Moorlands town. Beech Lodge Nursing Home in Cheadle is the latest care home in the town to confirm that a resident has tested positive of COVID-19. A representative at the Rakeway Road venue confirmed to the Times and Echo on Monday (March 30) that on Friday (March 27) a resident was diagnosed with the virus and is now being treated in hospital.

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