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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 29, 2018

Sex text MP will face no further action

UTTOXETER MP Andrew Griffiths will face no further action after sending 2,000 sex texts to two barmaids in just 21 days. An investigation by the Conservative Party found Mr Griffiths, aged 48, may have breached its code of conduct after a newspaper published lewd messages sent by the former small business minister. However, the party has conluded it would be inappropriate to take further action given the state of his mental health “both now and at the time.”

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November 29, 2018

Parishes hope to fund buses

A PARISH council is calling upon residents to take part in a survey focusing on bus services in the area. Forsbrook Parish Council is running the public consultation following cuts made by Staffordshire County Council to bus services in Forsbrook. The parish council is now asking residents to tell them when and where they would like bus services to be operate through Forsbrook.

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November 29, 2018

House blaze rescue drama

NEIGHBOURS in a Moorlands village came to the rescue of a teenager who was in a burning house. Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to an incident in Brookfields Road in Ipstones yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). Three crews arrived at the scene after neighbours had managed to help a 16-year-old male out of the burning property by using a ladder to get to an upstairs window.

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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 22, 2018

Fears over plan to axe crossing patrol funds

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council is inviting residents to have their say on proposals to axe funding for crossing wardens. The authority is proposing to no longer fund patrols from September 2019 as it states that it needs to close a £35million budget shortfall next year.

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November 22, 2018

Mileposts to return on canal route

A FORMER canal route is set to be mile-posted to assist walkers using the route. The current project by the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) is to establish a line of the Uttoxeter Canal and create a walking route aided by the reinstallation of mileposts. The trust has been successful in gaining a number of donations for the project – including £250 from Uttoxeter Town Council.

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November 15, 2018

Library bid to go ahead

A GROUP of volunteers are set to submit a bid to take over the management of Cheadle Library. The new Cheadle Community Library group, consisting of volunteers, will put together an application to run the facility with support from Staffordshire County Council. Cheadle is one of four libraries in Staffordshire to join 20 others under the community management scheme, which aims to reduce costs to tax-payers while retaining library services.

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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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