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November 8, 2018

Vital support for Robert

VILLAGERS have raised thousands of pounds to give a Uttoxeter man the chance of a more independent life. Robert Brindley, 40, of Windsor Road, Uttoxeter, hosted a celebratory open day last week, after a new bedroom and wet room were completed at his home. After more than four years sleeping in his kitchen, Robert, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 26, can now manoeuvre his wheelchair between his living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

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October 25, 2018

Walk and cakes raise money for charities

STAFF at a doctors surgery have been pulling out all the stops for charity. The Tardis Surgery in Cheadle has recently presented a cheque for £1,580 to the Dougie Mac after a team from the Queen Street surgery took part in the charity's annual Moon Light Fundraiser Walk earlier this year. The Tardis walking team included: Dr Kevin Upton, Julie Finney, Sylvia Hodson, Charlotte Hoskins, Tammy Fowell and her family members Shelley Barrett, Sue Lowe, Olivia Lowe and Darcey Barrett.

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October 25, 2018

Celebrations for Edith at 100

A RETIRED newsagent has celebrated her 100th birthday – by collecting donations for charity. Edith Hurst from Cheadle, marked the milestone with a party for family and friends at Checkley Cricket Club at the weekend. After asking for donations instead of gifts, Edith collected £385 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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October 25, 2018

Pavement a problem for pedestrians

PEDESTRIANS have raised concerns about a well-used link between Cheadle and Tean. The surface of a section of pavement along Tean Road has crumbled and overgrown hedges are forcing walkers into the road. Residents in the area are appealing for highways bosses to fix the issue to reduce hazards to schoolchildren and pensioners.

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October 25, 2018

Forum to focus on town centre

SHOP owners are being invited to join a new group which will focus on the future of a town centre. Uttoxeter Town Council will next month be hosting an inaugural meeting of a 'Town Centre Forum.' The idea for the discussion group is the brain child of Uttoxeter Town Mayor Alison Trenery who raised the motion at a recent meeting of Uttoxeter Town Council.

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October 25, 2018

Council set for buy-to-let

A SCHEME to turn empty properties into affordable housing has attracted criticism from some Cheadle councillors. The plan - to buy unused properties and rent them out - is set to focus on Cheadle North East as well as wards in Leek and Biddulph. But councillors for the Cheadle ward expressed doubts over the proposals.

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October 18, 2018

Battle’s Over – communities join international tribute

BEACONS of light will shine out across the UK to mark the day the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War. An international campaign of Remembrance will see towns and villages across the country and beyond hold special services and light specially designed beacons to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict. Cheadle, Dilhorne, Croxden, Rocester, Kingsley, Cotton, Draycott-in-the-Moors and Cheddleton and Wetley Rocks are all taking part in the 'Battle's Over' commemoration on Sunday, November 11.

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October 18, 2018

PCSO Sean on new rural beat

A POLICE officer has swapped his regular town centre beat for a new role covering a swathe of rural villages in the area. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sean Elliott, is based at Rocester police post and has been working hard to become a 'familiar face' in the villages on his patch. As well as taking to his pushbike to explore his rural domain, Sean is teaming up with colleague PC Andrea Radford to host a drop-in session at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe this weekend.

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October 18, 2018

Royal wedding cues up Laura’s TV moment

A PRINCESS bride who paid tribute to scoliosis sufferers around the world by showcasing her own surgery scars on her wedding day, has catapulted a woman from Alton into the spotlight. Laura Campbell, 33, had similar surgery to Princess Eugenie as a teenager – and after more than a decade supporting fellow scoliosis patients, has told her story live on television. Awareness of the condition rocketed after Princess Eugenie appeared in a specially designed bridal gown with a low back, which framed scars left by corrective surgery when she was just 12.

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October 18, 2018

Crash sparks road anger

A CRASH in which a car flipped onto its roof has sparked angry protests from villagers living along a notorious stretch of road. Residents in Kingsley Moor have hit out at highways officials at Staffordshire County Council in the wake of the crash on Monday. A traffic management scheme introducing 40mph and 50mph zones was introduced along the A522 at Easter.

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October 18, 2018

Celebrating 750 years of church

A WEEKEND of celebrations will mark the 750th year of a village church. The congregation at St Margaret's Church at Draycott-in-the-Moors have organised a special day dedicated to the building's history. And a special service acknowledging the church's place at the heart of the community will be held with the Rt Rev Geoff Annass, the Bishop of Stafford, as a special guest.

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October 18, 2018

Eco-friendly centre for the community

AN ECO-FRIENDLY project is set to come to fruition in Uttoxeter after months of fund-raising and planning. The Globe Eco Centre, which will be opening at the Strawberry Garden Centre in Uttoxeter on November 3, is set to include: an eco classroom, a community drop-in lounge, small gardens and a Litterbug Project Recycling Workshop.

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