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January 17, 2019

Major drive for on-call firefighters

A MAJOR recruitment drive has been launched for on-call firefighters across the county. The Moorlands is a particular priority with Cheadle, Ipstones and Leek named among stations which need more crew members. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has 33 fire stations across the county, including 23 that are staffed by on-call firefighters who live or work within five minutes of their local fire station, responding to emergencies when needed.

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January 17, 2019

A50 closures over weekend

FIVE nights of closures on the A50 have been cut to four. Work originally planned on the eastbound carriageway near Uttoxeter, due to begin yesterday, is no longer necessary after engineers rescheduled the work programme.

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January 10, 2019

Youngsters dance their way to the top

TWO youngsters from the Moorlands have come out tops in a dancing competition. Nine-year-old Kaynan Barfoot and 10-year-old Polly Welford were crowned as the winners of the Juvenile Beginners Ballroom Competition at the 'Champions of Tomorrow' contest in Blackpool on Saturday, January 5. The contest, which took place at the Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens, saw couples from as far as Iceland and Malta competing. The dancers were scored for their performances by a panel of nine judges.

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January 10, 2019

Lorry traffic concern for residents

PLANS to expand an industrial estate and provide more housing in Cheadle have come under fire from residents in the area. People living in Kenilworth Walk and Balmoral Drive are among those to object to proposals for additional industrial units and more homes on land off Brookhouse Way. Outline planning permission for the extension to the Brookhouse Way industrial estate and more homes on the opposite side of the road were approved in 2014.

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January 10, 2019

Housing plan under fire

A HOUSING plan for a Moorlands village has come under fire from community leaders and residents. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has received an “outline application with means of access for residential development of up to 14 dwellings” on land at Caverswall Old Road in Forsbrook.

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January 10, 2019

Family fund-raisers top £30,000 in two years

A FUND-RAISING campaign in memory of Cheadle teenager Joe Leyland, has created a lasting legacy in his name. Joe's family have raised more thank £30,000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), funding defibrillators at schools and providing heart screening sessions for 100 young people in 2018.

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January 10, 2019

Duncan’s Dougie Mac drive tops £40k

MORE than £40,000 has been raised by Cheadle people in support of a town hairdresser. Duncan Cowan has been a supporter of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice over the past 42 years. Since 2010, he has taken an even more active role in raising funds for the charity – and this year his total has reached a whopping £33,000.

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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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