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May 19, 2022

Justin gets on his bike for charity

A Moorlands man is pedalling his way to raise funds for charity. Justin Twigg, who lives in Leek, has taken on the ‘Cycle The Month’ in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

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May 19, 2022

Moorlands town is in the Queen’s Baton route

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the Moorlands during its final journey through England this summer as the full route is revealed. It’s the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. It’s set to travel the length and breadth of England for 29 days before culminating at the opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.

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May 19, 2022

New group to tackle access concerns

A new community group is to be set up to tackle concerns over access to fields next to a popular walking route in the Moorlands. Leek councillors Charlotte Atkins and Bill Cawley hosted a public meeting on Friday (May 13) at the Salvation Army Centre in Salisbury Street in Leek.

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May 19, 2022

Welcome return of 200 year old tradition

A large scale traditional event in the Moorlands is making a welcome comeback after a two year break due to the coronavirus pandemic. Leek Club day, also known as Walking Round Day, has been a tradition in the Moorlands town for more than 200 years.

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May 19, 2022

Council set to lead on marina project

A marina project based at Cornhill in Leek will be led by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council after a developer found it to be commercially unviable. The marina was part of an ambitious mixed development on the former industrial land, which would bring housing, employment and leisure units to the town, along with a link road, railway station and the waterside facilities.

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May 19, 2022

“All traders were immensely pleased”

Market traders have spoken of their “delight” that they have been able to move back to their old pitches in a Moorlands town once more. Last week, we reported that the new leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, councillor Paul Roberts, had made a u-turn on the previous leader, councillor Sybil Ralph’s decision for Wednesday market stalls, which had been put along Derby Street for the past few years, to go back on the Market Place.

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May 12, 2022

Music from across the decades for celebration

A host of music from across the decades is set to be used to entertain crowds at a Moorlands town event. This year’s Party in the Park, which is organised by Leek Town Council, is set to have the added celebrations of joining in on the nation’s events for the Queens’ Platinum Jubilee.

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May 12, 2022

Paul helps on humanitarian aid trip

A Moorlands man has joined a team of mission trippers to help those affected by war-torn Ukraine. Leek man Paul Chauveau joined the Macclesfield Ukrainian Aid team recently to help drive much-needed supplies and vehicles over to the Polish/Ukrainian border.

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May 12, 2022

First event of festival exceeds expectations

A month-long celebration of music, art and culture got under way in the Moorlands last week as the first main event in the 2022 Leek Arts Festival attracted a capacity audience to the town’s Foxlowe Arts Centre. A crowd of more than 150 people flocked to the venue on Wednesday (May 4) for an evening of heart-pumping African beats from the Tri Nations Trio supported by the Leek U3A African drumming group.

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May 12, 2022

Weekend of sun and music for town

There was a fabulous atmosphere in a Moorlands town at the weekend – with lots of sun and varied music events. Here are a few photos from just some of the events which took place over the weekend in Leek.

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May 12, 2022

Tributes to ‘consummate newsman’ Kevin

A newspaper editor who started his career in the Staffordshire Moorlands, has died after a short illness. Father of two, Kevin Booth, 64, from Waterfall, passed away in hospital on May 1.

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May 12, 2022

New leader voted on for council

A new leader of a district council has been voted in – after the former was voted out by fellow councillors. Last week’s Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Annual Meeting of the Full Council saw a motion put forward to “remove the current leader of the council (councillor Sybil Ralphs) from post.”

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