December 18, 2020
Tribute has been paid to a much-loved character in the Moorlands. David William Byatt, who was known as Sam, sadly passed away at the age of 55, on December 1, at his home in Cheadle.
December 3, 2020
A gentleman who inspired those around him with his positivity in the face of two illnesses, has passed away. John Rankin, died at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Sunday, November 29 aged 73.
November 25, 2020
Residents in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to book a test for Covid-19. The areas of Cheadle, Checkley, Upper Tean, Cellarhead, Werrington, Bagnall, Brown Edge, and Endon, have been identified as Covid-19 hotspots, places where there is a high level of community transmission.
November 6, 2020
A community Halloween display was wrecked by vandals last week – but then soon rectified by a kind-hearted community. Great Wood Hall in Tean had been one of many venues and private houses which took part in the Tean Pumpkin Trail over the weekend.
October 1, 2020
A lollipop lady has been recognised for her two decades of crossing children safely to get to their school. Jan Wilkinson has been the School Crossing Control Attendant at Great Wood Primary in Tean for 21 years.
March 12, 2020
AN ELDERLY lady says she is “devastated” after a fire ripped through her home last month, leaving her having to find a temporary home. 83-year-old Margaret Keane, of Cheadle, was out shopping with her son on the afternoon of February 16 when her bungalow on Robina Drive caught fire, reportedly from lightning amidst Storm Dennis. The retired nurse of 37 years said she had just spent £1,800 of her savings on decorating the Your Housing property following what was supposed to be her “final move” in March 2019.
February 20, 2020
A WOMAN was arrested at the weekend following an incident in a Moorlands village. New Road in Tean was closed for several hours on Friday evening after the emergency services were called to a report of an unidentified liquid being put through a letterbox. The incident saw four people being assessed by paramedics and also firefighters wearing breathing apparatus assessing the area.
January 23, 2020
THE mother of a young man who tragically passed away last week has paid tribute to her much-loved son. Lewis James McFarlin, who lived in Tean, sadly passed away on Tuesday, January 14. Known to his family and friends as Lewj, the 24-year-old was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to many.
December 23, 2019
A SELFLESS father has donated millions of his stem cells to help a patient with a life-threatening illness after he came up as a match for the sufferer. Joe Marlow, from Tean, had been on a stem cell register for over three years after becoming involved with organisation DKMS (standing for “Deutsche KnochenMarkSpenderdatei” which means “German Bone Marrow Donor File” in German) through a family member. Joe recently received the news that he had come up as a match for a patient and was asked if he could go down to London as soon as it was possible so the patient could receive treatment.
August 8, 2019
A PARISH council in the Moorlands has called on a local authority to act as overgrown hedges on a footpath on a busy road is making the walkway unpassable. Checkley Parish Council is urging it's residents to contact Staffordshire County Council about the “disgraceful state of the footpath from Tean all the way down to Fole.” A spokesperson for Checkley Parish Council said: “The verges are taking over the paths and the hedges are causing people to walk on a busy road.
March 28, 2019
BIKERS have shared their love of motorcycles and Jesus at a special church service held in Tean. Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) rode in to Christchurch, Tean to share their stories and conduct Sunday worship. The group also organised music and attracted a large congregation from across the area.
March 21, 2019
GARY Ross thought he had simply pulled a muscle after suffering from chest pain for three days but once seen by the life-saving staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital he was told he needed urgent surgery or faced the risk of dying. The father-of-one, who lives in Tean, was transferred to the hospital's Coronary Care Unit where life-saving scans and tests revealed his aorta, the main artery in the body, had torn. He then had urgent surgery to prevent a catastrophic rupture and any further bleeding.