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January 6, 2022

Two-and-a-half hour wait for ambulance

An ambulance service has sent out an apology to a cyclist who was left on the roadside for almost two and a half hours after falling off his bike in the Moorlands. The incident happened in Thorncliffe near Leek on Thursday (December 30) and involved a 61-year-old male cyclist being in collision with a tree.

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November 16, 2021


A PLEA has gone out to the owners of premises with defibrillators to get the potentially life-saving pieces of kit registered on a new national database. At least 10 defibrillators in Uttoxeter were found to be completely unregistered, meaning only a handful of people knew they were available and their location.

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October 22, 2020

Mum thanks ambulance service for saving her baby’s life

A Moorlands mum, and her baby, have been reunited with the ambulance crews who helped save the youngster's life earlier this year. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) were called when Gemma Greensmith, who lives in Cheadle, went into labour outside of her home at just 26 weeks back in February.

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August 25, 2020

Fears over ‘loss’ of Cliff’s life-saving legacy

A WIDOW has spoken out over fears her husband’s life-saving legacy is being diminished by decisions made at West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). Denstone man, Cliff Bailey died on July 30, 2012 aged 64, six years after founding the Dove Valley Community First Responder (CFR) scheme.

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April 23, 2020

Motorcyclist dies in RTC in Cheadle

A MAN has sadly died in a road traffic collision in Cheadle earlier today. The incident happened in Cheltenham Avenue at around 8.40am.

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November 28, 2019

Community response post to shut

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has confirmed that a community response post in a Moorlands town is to close next year, citing financial viability as the reason. The trust stated that Cheadle's community response post, which is situated in Ashbourne Road, will shut by the end of March 2020 but it will turn the rapid response vehicle that is stationed in the town currently into a “double crewed ambulance.” Further to this, it said there are no plans to change the ambulance provision in Cheadle and the surrounding area.

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April 26, 2018

Footballers fury at unsafe pitch

FOOTBALLERS are demanding action after paramedics had to manoeuvre an ambulance through a pedestrian gateway to reach an injured player.

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