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April 9, 2020

Teenagers undertake the ‘CovHead-19’ challenge

TWO TEENAGERS from the Moorlands have shaved their heads as part of a challenge that aims to raise money for the NHS as it battles the outbreak of coronavirus. Friends Joe Avery, from Cheadle, and Alfie Walford, from Kingsley, both joined in the 'CovHead-19 Challenge' that invites people to sponsor others to shave their heads to try to “donate some money to a good cause and create some positives out of a bad situation.” Joe explained how he got involved with the initiative, which was set up by NHS Charities Together.

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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 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

Mass community spirited token of appreciation

As NHS staff, carers, emergency service employees, store staff, delivery drivers and many other key workers strive to keep the country going – residents across the nation joined in on a 'Clap For Our Carers' initiative which all started from a post on social media. And the community of Cheadle and surrounding areas was no different in joining in on the mass clap to show just how appreciative we all are of our key workers. It is understood that another 'Clap for Our Carers' will take place once again tomorrow (Thursday, April 2) at the same time of 8pm.

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April 2, 2020

Village restaurant cooks up a feast for NHS staff

A TEAM of Indian chefs have been helping to feed NHS staff during the current coronavirus situation. Staff from Roshni Restaurant in Forsbrook visited the Royal Stoke University Hospital last Wednesday (March 25) armed with around 100 curries for NHS workers to enjoy. Restaurant owner Muhammed Sami told the Times & Echo: “I just wanted to do something for the hard working NHS staff.

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April 2, 2020

“Re-open beds at community hospital”

A COMMUNITY leader in a Moorlands town is backing a campaign groups’ plea for community hospital beds to be re-opened during the current coronavirus outbreak. The North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention (NSPC) is urging NHS bosses to consider re-opening up beds at a number of community hospitals, including those at Cheadle Hospital, to help in the fight against the coronavirus. And Cheadle councillor Ron Locker, who is a member of the Cheadle Hospital Action Group, is backing the association members in their campaign.

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January 20, 2020

Decision time on hospitals

THE FUTURE of health services in the Moorlands is set to be decided upon this week – a decision which involves Cheadle Hospital. NHS Clinical Commissioners are set to make a decision on the ‘Future of Local Health Services’ in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at a public meeting to be held in Stoke-on-Trent tomorrow. The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are holding the Extra-Ordinary Governing Body Meeting from 2pm until 5pm on Tuesday, January 21 at the Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent.

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August 22, 2019

Cheadle and Uttoxeter on James’ campaign route

AN ENGLISH teacher will be visiting the Moorlands and East Staffordshire as part of his campaign to 'Save The NHS'. James Corbett, an English Teacher from Chester, is currently walking from Glasgow’s Royal Children’s Hospital to the Houses of Parliament in order to protest the “creeping privatisation of the NHS.” James said: “The 2012 Health and Social Care act erased the Government’s responsibility to keep the NHS as free at point of use.

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October 25, 2018

Walk and cakes raise money for charities

STAFF at a doctors surgery have been pulling out all the stops for charity. The Tardis Surgery in Cheadle has recently presented a cheque for £1,580 to the Dougie Mac after a team from the Queen Street surgery took part in the charity's annual Moon Light Fundraiser Walk earlier this year. The Tardis walking team included: Dr Kevin Upton, Julie Finney, Sylvia Hodson, Charlotte Hoskins, Tammy Fowell and her family members Shelley Barrett, Sue Lowe, Olivia Lowe and Darcey Barrett.

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