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October 18, 2018

Royal wedding cues up Laura’s TV moment

A PRINCESS bride who paid tribute to scoliosis sufferers around the world by showcasing her own surgery scars on her wedding day, has catapulted a woman from Alton into the spotlight. Laura Campbell, 33, had similar surgery to Princess Eugenie as a teenager – and after more than a decade supporting fellow scoliosis patients, has told her story live on television. Awareness of the condition rocketed after Princess Eugenie appeared in a specially designed bridal gown with a low back, which framed scars left by corrective surgery when she was just 12.

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October 11, 2018

Favourite foodie venues are up for awards

BUSINESSES from the Cheadle and Uttoxeter area are in the running to be named the best in Staffordshire. The Ramblers' Retreat at Alton and Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe have both been shortlisted for the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2018. The businesses will discover if they've won their categories at a glittering awards ceremony at Uttoxeter Racecourse later this month.

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October 11, 2018

Top accolade for Indian restaurant

AN ALREADY multiple award-winning restaurant near Blythe Bridge has bagged yet another prestigious award. The Blue Tiffin, which is situated in Uttoxeter Road in between Blythe Bridge and Meir, has been named as the Best Restaurant in Staffordshire at this year's annual Curry Life Awards.

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October 8, 2018

Council ask for clarity on cuts

CUTS to Staffordshire County Council's budget could push costs for some services onto Cheadle Town Council, members have warned. Councillors in Cheadle have agreed to ask the leader of Staffordshire County Council (SCC) to outline what services they may be expected to fund in the future. At a meeting of the town council's committees on Monday, October 1, Mayor Ian Plant proposed an invitation to Cllr Philip Atkins OBE.

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October 4, 2018

Blooming award for Uttoxeter

THE TOWN of Uttoxeter has won a top national accolade. The East Staffordshire town has been awarded Gold in the Town Category of the 2018 Heart of England in Bloom Campaign. Heart of England in Bloom judges, Roger Tait and Donna Loasby, who both visited Uttoxeter in July, said of the town: “It was great to return to Uttoxeter again to meet old friends and new in another action packed tour of the town.

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October 4, 2018

Debut thriller for engineer author

AN ENGINEER has had his first thriller novel published. Steven Bosworth, who lives in Fulford, came up with his book's main character more than 20 years ago, but only set about writing his debut novel in 2010. The engineering manager first put pen to paper while he was working for JCB and on secondment in India for three years.

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September 20, 2018

State of streets need ‘urgent attention’

THE 'depressing' state of street furniture has prompted a call to action after the issue was brought to Cheadle Town Council.

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September 20, 2018

Freehay crossroads remains a concern

POLICE are monitoring traffic at the notorious Freehay crossroads – and have already seen one prosecution after a motorist over-ran a red light.

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September 20, 2018

Workshop to boost ‘plastic-free’ status

A CAMPAIGN to rid Uttoxeter of litter and help turn it into a plastic-free town has been given a cash boost by the town council.

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September 13, 2018

Trust says ‘thank you’ following Roaches fire

STAFFORDSHIRE'S largest nature conservation charity is saying a big ‘thank you’ for all the support it has received in the wake of the devastating moorland fire at The Roaches last month.

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September 13, 2018

Council raises concerns on Local Plan

CONCERNS about the 'soundness' of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Local Plan have been outlined in a letter by Cheadle Town Council.

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September 10, 2018

A50 bridge is coming down

THE A50 is to be closed for a weekend while an old bridge is demolished and removed.

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