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January 17, 2019

Future of hospital on council agenda

COUNCILLORS are set to hear from the authority behind moves to potentially close Cheadle Hospital. Accountable officer for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Marcus Warnes, will attend a meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday. The meeting comes ahead of a public workshop at The Manor in Cheadle next month.

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January 17, 2019

Gang of teens arrested after town robbery

SEVEN teenagers from Uttoxeter have been arrested after a late night robbery. A man was injured in the incident which is being investigated by Staffordshire Police. Officers from the force executed a number of warrants in the Uttoxeter area, resulting in arrests. Seven teenage boys have been bailed until Wednesday, February 6.

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January 17, 2019

New factory on target for summer opening

CONSTRUCTION work on a new factory in East Staffordshire is forging ahead as it targets a summer opening. The new £50 million JCB Cab Systems factory next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter is on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech production line facilities to be installed from March onwards. The investment, one of the biggest in the company’s history, is set to create the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world with a computer controlled production line, fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding.

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January 17, 2019

Biker killed in tragic crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has sadly passed away after being involved in a road traffic collision in the Moorlands. Martin Baxter, aged 50 from Stoke-on-Trent, died on the morning of Saturday, January 12 at Royal Stoke University Hospital after he and his motorbike were involved in a road traffic collision in Draycott, near Blythe Bridge, the previous evening.

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January 17, 2019

Major drive for on-call firefighters

A MAJOR recruitment drive has been launched for on-call firefighters across the county. The Moorlands is a particular priority with Cheadle, Ipstones and Leek named among stations which need more crew members. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has 33 fire stations across the county, including 23 that are staffed by on-call firefighters who live or work within five minutes of their local fire station, responding to emergencies when needed.

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January 17, 2019

A50 closures over weekend

FIVE nights of closures on the A50 have been cut to four. Work originally planned on the eastbound carriageway near Uttoxeter, due to begin yesterday, is no longer necessary after engineers rescheduled the work programme.

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January 10, 2019

Swimmer Steve battles on with support from Olympian Adam

A POOLSIDE tribute to Olympic champion Adam Peaty has inspired a Uttoxeter man to keep fit while battling advanced prostate cancer. Steve Derry, 58, took up swimming on the advice of medics in a bid to get a fit as possible before gruelling chemotherapy. And after hearing of his plight, gold medallist Adam paid a visit to Steve's home during the festive season.

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January 10, 2019

Youngsters dance their way to the top

TWO youngsters from the Moorlands have come out tops in a dancing competition. Nine-year-old Kaynan Barfoot and 10-year-old Polly Welford were crowned as the winners of the Juvenile Beginners Ballroom Competition at the 'Champions of Tomorrow' contest in Blackpool on Saturday, January 5. The contest, which took place at the Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens, saw couples from as far as Iceland and Malta competing. The dancers were scored for their performances by a panel of nine judges.

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January 10, 2019

Lorry traffic concern for residents

PLANS to expand an industrial estate and provide more housing in Cheadle have come under fire from residents in the area. People living in Kenilworth Walk and Balmoral Drive are among those to object to proposals for additional industrial units and more homes on land off Brookhouse Way. Outline planning permission for the extension to the Brookhouse Way industrial estate and more homes on the opposite side of the road were approved in 2014.

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January 10, 2019

Plan to put brakes on speeding drivers

COMMUNITY leaders and the police are appealing for volunteers to help crack down on speeding in a town. Uttoxeter Town Council has been contacted by Staffordshire Police with regards to appealing for volunteers to help set up a Community Speedwatch in the East Staffordshire town. Community Speed Watch schemes aim to: Help local people address speeding problems in their own area; Increase driver and public awareness of the dangers of speeding and; Improve community safety.

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January 10, 2019

No go for new roof at Guild Hall

A PLANNING application for permission to renovate a roof on a community building has been refused. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has, through delegated decision, refused permission of an application for the “removal of existing roof tiles and replacing with single ply membrane” on the roof of The Guild Hall in Cheadle. Those who run the community building say that the planning permission refusal will “probably result in increased project costs and an unwelcome delay” in their bid to give the hall's roof a much-needed makeover.

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January 10, 2019

Housing plan under fire

A HOUSING plan for a Moorlands village has come under fire from community leaders and residents. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has received an “outline application with means of access for residential development of up to 14 dwellings” on land at Caverswall Old Road in Forsbrook.

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