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November 29, 2018

Pupils join choral concert

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to join the line-up of a Christmas concert at Cheadle Methodist Church. Youngsters from Bishop Rawle Primary School in Cheadle will be supporting Cheadle and District Choral Society at their festive evening 'Christmas is Coming' on Wednesday, December 12. Under the direction of conductor Natalie Windsor and accompanied by pianist Rahna Windsor, the chorus have been rehearsing seasonal favourites and popular carols for the audience to join in with.

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November 29, 2018

Fancy crafts galore at fair

DOZENS of people turned out for a craft fair to support Cheadle Cricket Club on Sunday. Visitors were able to browse locally produced wares from 16 stallholders including jewellery, paintings, cakes, books, cards and crocheted items.

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November 29, 2018

Top toilets at Uttoxeter pub

A PUB has been praised for its 'exceptional' toilets by independent inspectors. The Old Swan in Market Place, Uttoxeter, has been awarded a platinum rating in the Loo of the Year Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

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November 29, 2018

Funding plan for Uttoxeter cadets

A YOUTH organisation in Uttoxeter is currently fund-raising for refurbishment works at their headquarters as well as new equipment. The Uttoxeter Detachment of Army Cadets has plans to paint the two teaching rooms at their detachment which is situated in Oldfields Hall in Uttoxeter.

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November 22, 2018

Magical event lit up the town

FAIRYTALE festivities have started Cheadle's countdown to Christmas. Team Cheadle's Christmas Lights Switch-on took place at the weekend, lighting up the town with Yuletide joy.

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November 22, 2018

Friday fun for Children in Need

SCHOOLCHILDREN, businesses and community groups across the Cheadle, Uttoxeter and Blythe Bridge areas have helped the nation raise £50.6 million for Children in Need.

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November 22, 2018

Casino night to kick-start hospital appeal

A CASINO night is to be the first in a series of fund-raisers for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Simon Walker, 26, from Tean, is planning a number of charity events to boost funding for treatment of Aperts Syndrome at the hospital. The drive will culminate in him running the London Marathon next year – and it's all for his 10-year-old cousin, Billy Mitchell, who suffers with the condition.

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November 15, 2018

Abbey service has special meaning for Alan

AS MUCH of the nation sat in front of television screens to watch the live broadcast of a Service of Remembrance from Westminster Abbey on Sunday, Cheadle man Alan Wigley, experienced the historic event first-hand. Alan, 74, was invited to attend the special service to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice which was attended by HM The Queen and the Royal family along with invited guests and screened on BBC1.

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November 15, 2018

Family’s story helps raise awareness

AN EAST Staffordshire family is spearheading a national charity’s Christmas Ribbon Appeal this year. Russ and Kerry Fisher, of Uttoxeter, remember their daughter Rubie, who was just six weeks old when she lost her life to bacterial meningitis in 2015, in Meningitis Now’s annual appeal.

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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 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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