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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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July 21, 2022

Lions join forces for community event

Fundraising groups across the area have joined forces to host a special event for the community. More than 400 people were entertained at Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge recently, thanks to Lions Clubs across the area. The event provided a great day out for children with SEND and their families.

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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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June 24, 2022

Community pulls together to help railway

Members of a Moorlands community have been pulling together to support a railway which fell victim to vandals recently. Last week we reported that a fundraising campaign had been started to help towards the £25,000 cost of damage caused atFoxfield Railway earlier this month.

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June 16, 2022

“Mindless” vandalism at heritage railway

A fundraising campaign has been started to help towards the £25,000 cost of damage caused at a heritage railway in the Moorlands recently. The damage caused by vandals took place at Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge over the weekend.

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April 15, 2021

Community pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

Communities across the nation have been paying tribute to HRH Prince Philip who passed away last week. The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle on Friday, April 9 at the age of 99.

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March 5, 2021

“Our village is the forgotten area”

A 15 foot pothole in a Moorlands village has sparked a deluge of complaints from a resident who is fearful vibrations from passing traffic are damaging his home. Frank Rogers, aged 77, first reported the pothole in Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge to Staffordshire County Council in April last year, after noticing tremors affecting his home when heavy traffic passed by.

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December 18, 2020

Creative card sales in aid of charity

A Moorlands artist has produced greetings cards which include his artwork and he is giving all sale proceeds to charity. Rob Pointon, a celebrated international artist originally from Blythe Bridge, has made four of his beautiful paintings into cards for the NSPCC - exclusive to the Cheadle and Leek area.

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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July 24, 2020

Police tackle anti-social behaviour in the Moorlands

A dispersal order, giving police officers the power to move people from areas of Blythe Bridge, was in force this week. The powers were handed to officers after yobs smashed windows of properties in The Avenue and Mount Road.

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July 16, 2020

Human excrement dumped on park bench

Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands. The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.

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July 9, 2020

Mum and son duo hit the bullseye

A mother and her son, from Blythe Bridge, have hit the bullseye on the small screen. Debbie and Callum Matthews appeared on a pre-recorded Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow at the weekend which saw the pair win a host of prizes, including the top prize which was on offer.

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