May 19, 2022

22 years of pop magic still delighting audiences

When Abba won The Eurovision Song Contest way back in 1974 with Waterloo, they can hardly have imagined the global phenomenon they were due to become as one of the most successful and prolific groups of all time.

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May 19, 2022

Charity swimmer takes on 5k

A teenager from Uttoxeter has tackled a 5km swimming challenge, as part of a five-year fund-raising campaign. Evelyn Fletcher, aged 16, first combined swimming and fund-raising by taking part in Swimathon 2018, and has taken part each year since.

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May 19, 2022

‘Honour’ for new mayor

A new Mayor has been elected at Uttoxeter Town Council’s Annual meeting last week. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Helen Headech stepped up to the role of Town Mayor and chair of the town council.

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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 19, 2022

Hair raising challenge complete

Staff and friends at a store in Cheadle have completed a ‘hair raising’ charity challenge. The team of six from Bargain Booze Plus on Cheadle’s High Street have had their long locks cut off in a bid to raise lots of cash for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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May 19, 2022

Calling all little princesses and superheroes!

An appeal is being made for all little princesses and superheroes in a Moorlands town to come out in force to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the Team Cheadle town centre event, which is being supported by Creative Cheadle, on Friday, June 3 – there is set to be a Fancy Dress Parade through the High Street – which will be closed to traffic for the day.

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May 19, 2022

Community share scheme reaches £140,000

A village group which aims to purchase a former chapel for community use, has raised £140,000 through a community share scheme. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group is aiming to purchase the Methodist Chapel in Kingsley Holt, which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit had previously announced that it is putting the building up for sale.

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