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Times Echo and Life / Oakamoor

April 21, 2022

Veteran Bill passed away aged 104

A World War II veteran from Oakamoor has died at the age of 104. William Beaumont, known as Bill, passed away peacefully at his home on March 31 with family at his side.

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June 17, 2021

Appeal after woman assaulted while out dog walking

Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked while walking her dog. The incident involved a 53-year-old woman who was punched in the face during the ordeal which happened along a Moorlands canal recently.

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January 14, 2021

“He had a heart as big as the world”

A kind-hearted Moorlander has suddenly passed away at the age of 67. Leslie Kirkland, who lived in Oakamoor, sadly passed away on Friday (January 8).

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October 16, 2020

“All who knew him felt great affection for him”

Tribute has been paid to a much-loved Moorlands businessman and racehorse trainer and owner. John Cresswell, of Stoneydale in Oakamoor, sadly passed away at his home on Monday, September 28, aged 85, following a short illness.

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June 11, 2020

Brightening up their community

A couple in a Moorlands village have been getting creative to lift the spirits of their community. Leslie Kirkland, and his wife Sonya, not only decorated their front garden in Oakamoor with lots of patriotic attire for the recent VE Day anniversary celebrations, but have also spruced up planters outside Valley Primary School, ahead of when some of the pupils went back to school.

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April 23, 2020

Couple help JCB with community initiative

A Moorlands couple are helping a large manufacturing firm to step up its food aid programme to cater for homeless people in North Staffordshire. Since the launch of the JCB ‘Food for our Communities’ programme – the idea of Lady Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford – the company has provided more than 3,600 cottage pies for disadvantaged people across the area.

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July 5, 2018

Woodlands beauty spot blaze

FIREFIGHTERS have worked 'above and beyond' to tackle a woodland blaze near Cheadle this week.

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April 11, 2018

Unique village cafe plan revealed at former petrol station

PLANS have been unveiled to turn a tiny disused village petrol station into a unique cafe.

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February 28, 2018

Charity man Steve prepares for daunting Tower challenge

A CHARITY fund-raiser is appealing for public support ahead of the toughest challenge of his life.

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November 8, 2017


KIND-HEARTED pub-goers have come up with a major fund-raising boost to help buy a unique new wheelchair for a disabled youngster.

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