MOORLANDS: A cash-strapped charity will hold a meeting to brainstorm ideas on ways to raise funds.
The newly-formed Moorlands Home Link Fund Raising and Support Group will meet at the Methodist Church Hall, in Charles Street, Cheadle, on Wednesday from 6pm. Chairman Chris Mellor said: "We welcome anyone who is interested in being a part of the support group, whether relatives, volunteers, staff or friends of Moorlands Home Link – anyone with new ideas, or people who just want to show their support and ensure that Moorlands Home Link will continue to be a presence in the Staffordshire Moorlands."
The Sentinel reported earlier this year how Moorlands Home Link was having to charge for its services for the first time after a central subsidy from Staffordshire County Council was axed.
MEIR: Pensioner Harry Hollinshead, who is accused of four offences under the Sexual Offences Act, will enter his pleas at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on November 9.
The 76-year-old, formerly of Meir, is alleged to have committed the offences between November 30 last year and June 20 this year.
His bail, including a condition he lives at an address in Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge, was enlarged.
LONGTON: Cy Podmore, aged 37, of St Mary's Road, Sandford Hill, who is accused of robbing a nurse in Longton on August 30, has appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.
He will enter his plea on November 23 and was remanded in custody.
PORTHILL: The Outlook Group will hold its annual open day at Bradwell Lodge, in Bradwell Lane, on Saturday, October 13 from 1pm to 3.30pm.
Members of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire's bowel care team will attend.
For details, call Dave Berry on 07979 797361 or Moira Hammond on 01782 627551.