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October 21, 2021

Wooden poppies and silhouettes all in aid of charity

A moorlands couple have been getting creative again to help raise cash for charity. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, began getting creative for charity during last year’s lockdowns in making themed wooden decorations which they went on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

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February 25, 2021

Getting creative during lockdown for charity

A Moorlands couple have been going above and beyond to raise money for charities during lockdown. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, have been getting creative during lockdown in making themed wooden decorations which they have gone on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

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February 11, 2021

Who is the mysterious kind-hearted knitter?

A mysterious knitter is continuing to spread a bit of joy around a Moorlands village. A number of knitted characters have been appearing around the village of Werrington since the start of the pandemic, a lovely sign of kind-hearted community spirit in such surreal times.

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January 21, 2021

“It’s all been a community effort”

A village resident has been pulling out all the stops to help her community throughout the pandemic. Sue Brownsword, who lives in Werrington, has created activity craft packs for the youngsters, organised a fundraising Halloween decoration initiative; been a drop off point for a donated gifts scheme which she also gift wrapped, and her latest initiative is a scheme where families in need of food can confidentially ask for help and Sue asks – via a village Facebook page – for donations from the community.

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December 10, 2020

Residents in Covid-19 hotspot areas urged to get tested

Council leaders are identifying local spikes in coronavirus infection to “help focus efforts to control the spread of the virus.” And Caverswall, Cheadle North East and Werrington within the Staffordshire Moorlands are currently being identified by Staffordshire County Council as Covid-19 hotspots.

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November 25, 2020

Residents urged to get tested for Covid-19

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.

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October 29, 2020

Community spirit is doing it for the kids

Communities across the nation have been helping to feed youngsters this half term – and this has included the community of Cheadle. Takeaways, supermarkets and community leaders are among those locally who are offering the food to youngsters following an appeal by Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford after the House of Commons voted against proposals to extend free school meals to the half term.

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October 1, 2020

Digger focus for Matthew’s children’s book

A Moorlands man has conquered dyslexia and penned a children's book. Matthew Wroe has conquered his dyslexia and swapped numbers for words by writing a book in aid of his favourite charities. The intrepid accountant, who is Assistant Financial Controller at JCB, has raised more than £25,000 for good causes over the last decade by taking part in endurance events – even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

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April 4, 2019

Pupils dig deep for village garden

YOUNGSTERS from a village primary school have been getting green-fingered for the community. Pupils from Werrington Primary School have been helping to plant new items in the Sensory Garden at the Werrington Library & Wellbeing Centre. David Shaw, Chairman of the library group said: “Funded by ASDA with the help of the Young Offenders Institute, the garden has now become well established with compost ready for the first sensory planting.

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February 28, 2018

Memorial match for Dylan to become annual fixture

FRIENDS who staged a charity football match in tribute to a 12-year-old boy who died from a viral condition are to make it an annual event.

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February 15, 2018

Driver arrested after ‘crazy’ smash is caught on camera

A MAN has been arrested for dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer after his car ploughed through a bus shelter and into a church wall.

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