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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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May 9, 2019

JCB machines star on television show

PRODUCERS of a hit television show turned to JCB when they needed tough machines to put an ‘indestructible’ cycle helmet to the test. Channel 5’s The Gadget Show called on the 19 tonne JCB 457 Wheeled Loader, the 13 tonne JCB 131X Excavator and the JCB Loadall to give the helmet the most rigorous workout possible. Presenters Craig Charles, Jon Bentley and Georgie Barrat visited the JCB quarry near the company’s Rocester World Headquarters, as part of an ‘Outdoors’ technical gear special episode, and witnessed JCB demonstration drivers Carl Fower and Dan Potter perform a series of punishing trials.

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May 9, 2019

Fundraising to help Ethan walk

A MUM and daughter business duo are fundraising to help a family member to walk. Debbie Evans and her daughter Kerrianne, who run Wool 'n' Stuff in Cheadle's High Street, are pulling out all the stops to fundraise for Debbie's other daughter's son Ethan who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at an early age. Eight-year-old Ethan Beardow, who lives in Manchester, is aged eight and is currently wheelchair bound due to his condition.

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May 3, 2019

Jasmine cuts ribbon at new play area

A SCHOOLGIRL has cut the ribbon at new play equipment in Kingsley Holt. The official opening of the new play area at Kingsley Holt recreation ground took place on Thursday last week. Jasmine Barker, 11, is Head Girl at St Werburgh's Primary School and was chosen to cut the ribbon at a special ceremony.

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May 3, 2019

Laura’s high-flying plan for hospice

A WORKPLACE drive to raise funds for a children's hospice has inspired a young woman to fulfil a life-long ambition. Adventurous Laura Whitworth, 24, is planning to tick a skydive off her bucket list – and raise funds for the Donna Louise Hospice at the same time. Laura, who works at the Uttoxeter branch of Leek United Building Society, is planning to leap from a plane this weekend in a bid to boost funds for the hospice.

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