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April 23, 2019

Cheadle councillor charged with fraud

A serving Staffordshire councillor has been charged following an investigation into alleged fraud by Staffordshire Police.

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April 18, 2019

Talk of improving town’s market place

A COMMUNITY leader has said that he is looking at improving the state of a market place. Staffordshire County Council announced in January that each of the authority's 62 councillors will be allocated £20,000 each to prioritise highways works within their communities. The one-off funding, which is on top of annual funding for highways, comes after the county council was successful in securing an additional one-off £8.9 million for highways from the Government.

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April 18, 2019

Eddie tops £10k target

A DARTS player from Cheadle has stepped up to the oche for Prostate Cancer UK by raising £10,000. Sales of pin badges and wrist bands, as well as darts competitions and stalls at community events have helped Eddie Bailey, 65, top £10,000 in donations. And Eddie has also been part of the nationwide Team Darts for Prostate Cancer UK, which has so far raised more than £300,000.

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April 11, 2019

Collision prompts new crossing

PROPOSALS have been put forward for a puffin crossing on a road in Uttoxeter. The plans to install the crossing in Bramshall Road have emerged following a serious road traffic collision which happened on the road involving a young girl earlier this year. Staffordshire County Council has issued, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, a notice regarding the provision of a puffin crossing on the B5027 Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter.

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April 11, 2019

Major boost for Churchill Road rec

A CASH pot of more than £350,000 is in the pipeline to regenerate a Cheadle park. Churchill Road recreation ground has been named as the specific site to receive funding as part of the redevelopment of Cecilly Mill. Residents in the area have lobbied in recent years for new facilities at the recreation ground – and slammed planning conditions which allowed contributions from a development at Turner's Pasture to be spent elsewhere in the tow

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April 4, 2019

Piggy banks stolen after raid at pre-school

CHILDREN'S piggy banks are among the items which have been stolen by thieves who targeted a village pre-school. First Steps Pre-School in Rocester was burgled in the early hours of Friday, March 29. Staff at the pre-school were heart-broken to discover later that morning that offender(s) had not only damaged external and internal doors to smash their way into the High Street property, but they also stole petty cash which was to be used for the children's food and they also took seven piggy banks which belonged to the children themselves.

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April 4, 2019

Totally Locally Reboot

A SCHEME designed to boost independent traders and breathe new life into the high street has been reignited in Cheadle. Businesses in the town centre have joined forces via social media to promote each other online. And, using the Totally Locally Cheadle banner, the traders are hoping to encourage people from far and wide to visit the unique independent shops which make up the majority of the town centre.

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March 28, 2019

Hundreds of jobs at risk

WORKERS at a Uttoxeter biscuit factory are facing an uncertain future after owners announced around 250 jobs were at risk. Of 780 people employed at Fox's Biscuits in Cheadle Road, around 250 are likely to be made redundant. A further 50 jobs in distribution centres in both Uttoxeter and Wakefield are also likely to be axed.

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March 28, 2019

Closures and relocation for High Street businesses

A NUMBER of businesses in Cheadle high street are either closing or relocating. New beginnings, expansion, and moving trading to the world wide web are among the reasons for a number of businesses in Cheadle which are either closing or relocating from High Street. Sue Tighe, the owner of Crafty Urchins at 76 High Street, has decided to soon call it a day on her shop in Cheadle's High Street.

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March 21, 2019

Council tax hike for Uttoxeter residents

RESIDENTS in Uttoxeter are set to see a 3.48 per cent rise in their next council tax bill. Despite Uttoxeter Town Council deciding a slight decrease in their precept, other authorities whose precepts also make up the council tax bill, have announced increases this year resulting in an overall 3.48 per cent increase for Uttoxeter residents. East Staffordshire Borough Council, which bills residents for council tax in the area, has published the rates for the 2019/20 council tax for each of the wards.

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March 21, 2019

Four car crash at Kingsley Moor

THE occupants of four cars involved in a crash at Kingsley Moor escaped without injury. Residents in the area have slammed the lack of action on plans to reduce speed along the A522 in the wake of the crash, which closed the road for more than two hours. Now, villagers are calling for proposed measures to calm traffic on the road to be fully implemented.

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March 14, 2019

Newlife shop will close

A CHARITY has confirmed that it will be closing it's popular shop in an East Staffordshire town. The announcement from Newlife comes despite shoppers campaigning to keep the much-loved shop in Uttoxeter's High Street. We reported last month that Newlife, which is a charity for disabled children based in Cannock, had been looking for alternative premises in the East Staffordshire town as their lease on the current premises, at 9 High Street, was coming to an end.

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