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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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October 11, 2018

Spooktacular fun at Scarefest

LIKE many living in the area around Alton Towers, I know the park well, having worked there as a teenager and spent many hours being swung upside down and roundabout on rides and rollercoasters big and small, writes Nat Wakefield. While the kids have had season passes this summer, the most I've seen of the resort has been the pick-up point for the many times I've been parent taxi during the holidays. But this weekend, I got to join in the fun and scare myself silly for the first time in ages.

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October 11, 2018

£800 donation to Dougie Mac

A COUPLE have raised more than £800 after opening their Dilhorne garden to the public. Villagers and visitors from further afield enjoyed the fund-raising garden party at the home of John and Gill Hancock in August.

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October 11, 2018

Favourite foodie venues are up for awards

BUSINESSES from the Cheadle and Uttoxeter area are in the running to be named the best in Staffordshire. The Ramblers' Retreat at Alton and Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe have both been shortlisted for the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2018. The businesses will discover if they've won their categories at a glittering awards ceremony at Uttoxeter Racecourse later this month.

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October 11, 2018

Top accolade for Indian restaurant

AN ALREADY multiple award-winning restaurant near Blythe Bridge has bagged yet another prestigious award. The Blue Tiffin, which is situated in Uttoxeter Road in between Blythe Bridge and Meir, has been named as the Best Restaurant in Staffordshire at this year's annual Curry Life Awards.

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October 11, 2018

Jail sentence for ‘racist’ pensioner

A FORMER general election candidate has been sentenced for stirring up racial hatred. Barbara Fielding-Morriss was sentenced on Friday (October 5) at Stafford Crown Court to 12 months for three counts of inciting racial hatred following a trial at Stoke Crown Court.

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October 11, 2018

Daughter found guilty of murder

JURORS have returned a 'guilty of murder' verdict after the three week trial of a 24-year-old woman from Cheadle. Charlene Sargeant, of Sun Street, was convicted of murdering her mother, Rocky, 53, at Stafford Crown Court on Friday, October 5. Sargeant had entered a 'not guilty' plea at a hearing in June and defence barristers outlined her 'chaotic and abusive' childhood to the court, saying she had “lost all control.”

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