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June 20, 2019

Academy celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

A 'RELENTLESS' drive to become a 'beacon of excellence' has been recognised by school inspectors. The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has graded The Cheadle Academy 'good' in all aspects following a recent inspection. Staff and pupils are celebrating the news, which follows the school's best ever results which were reflected in recent league tables placing the academy in the top 25 per cent of schools in the county.

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June 20, 2019

Fraud court case adjourned

THE COURT case of a former councillor who has been charged with fraud has been adjourned. Julie Bull, aged 55 of Holt Lane in Kingsley, appeared before Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday, June 14, after being deferred to the crown court by North Staffordshire Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 14. Her appearance at magistrates came after being charged by Staffordshire Police on Tuesday, April 23 following an investigation into alleged fraud.

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June 13, 2019

New cocktail bar plans for former newsagents

A FORMER newsagents is set to be turned into a cocktail bar – if planning permission for a change of use for the property is granted. East Staffordshire Borough Council has received a planning application for the change of use of the former JS News at 3A High Street in Uttoxeter from a newsagents to a licensed bar. In the Design and Access Statement, which accompanies the planning application, a representative of the applicant said: “The building that is the subject of this application was until April (2019) a long-established traditional newsagent.

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June 13, 2019

Councillors plan to tackle town issues

A RAFT of measures are to be considered to tackle a catalogue of problems in Cheadle. Cheadle Town Council are sending a list of issues to district and county authorities in a bid to see improvements in the appearance of the town. And, members of the town council are looking at new ways of dealing with perennial problems such as dog mess, verges and the town centre.

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June 6, 2019

Simply the beer and entertainment for festival

A COMMUNITY organisation will be hosting it's annual beer festival this weekend. This year's Uttoxeter Lions annual Beer Festival, which is now called Party on the Pitch, is on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 and the organisers are promising that it is set to be better than ever. The Friday entertainment features covers band ‘Play it again Sam’ and headlining is ‘Simply the Best’, a Tina Turner tribute act.

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June 6, 2019

Fears over school patrol as drivers fail to stop

IMPATIENT motorists are putting children's lives at risk by driving around a lollipop man on a busy Cheadle road. Concerns over incidents involving the school crossing patrol in Tean Road were debated at a meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday. A letter from PCSO Mark Bridgwood raised “major concerns for the safety of the children and the school patrol.”

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May 30, 2019

Former forklift driver is now teaching in Asia

A CHEADLE man is currently travelling around Asia teaching English to youngsters. Ricky Adrian, aged 28, has been travelling around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and China for almost four years. Prior to taking the brave leap to travel the world, Ricky had worked at JCB as a forklift driver, on and off, since leaving school.

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May 30, 2019

Cheers to tenth beer festival

A PUBLIC house's tenth annual beer festival has been hailed as a success – despite a slightly damp bank holiday weekend. A total of 21 real ales and some traditional ciders were available for punters to enjoy at the Huntsman beer Festival in Cheadle which ran from Friday, May 24 through to Sunday, May 26. The free admission event also included live music with 'Start The Car' on Friday evening, 'Vinyl Overdrive' on Saturday, and 'Kiss The Blarney' on Sunday afternoon.

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May 24, 2019

All change for chain of office

A NEW town mayor has been elected for an East Staffordshire town. Councillor Sue McGarry was elected as the 2019/20 Mayor of Uttoxeter at the town council's Annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Sue has served on the Uttoxeter Town Council for the previous four years, and is also an East Staffordshire Borough Councillor.

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May 24, 2019

Volunteers and donations appeal at relocated dog rescue

A DOG rescue, which is dedicated to re-homing German Shepherds, has relocated to the Moorlands. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue has relocated from a site in Barlaston, near Stone to the former Cheadle site of Monty's Rescue – a charity which closed it's doors earlier this year. The site at Haden House Farm in Delphouse Road is currently having a refurbishment and the volunteers at Luosko are on the look out for additional volunteers to help look after the 20 dogs they currently have in their care. Here are just some of the German Shepherds which Luosko Dog Rescue currently has ready and waiting to find their forever homes:

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May 16, 2019

More than £600 raised at duck race

DUCK race a success for community fund-raising group. On a dry Bank Holiday afternoon with a fast flowing river, more than 750 yellow ducks were released into the River Tean by Cheadle Lions as they ran their annual fundraising Duck Race. After a swift but competitive race all ducks safely reached the finishing line. The main results were as follows: First Place No 74 A Pitt, Second Place - No 602 J Hare, and Third Place - No 401 J Crampton.

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May 16, 2019

Town plans blooming boost for carnival

SHOPKEEPERS in Cheadle have put their heads together to create stunning living artworks for the town. The independent businesses teamed up in a bid to brighten up the town centre ahead of the second Cheadle Carnival in July. The group of town centre shopkeepers met up to transform donated bottles into 'Blooming Heads.'

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