Magazine Background Image
Pre Page Content + Mobile 1170×77 (acorn)

Latest News

Times Echo and Life / Latest News

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.”

Read More 140 Views

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.

Read More 61 Views

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.

Read More 311 Views

November 22, 2018

Parking review on agenda

A 'FUNDAMENTAL review' of town centre parking is needed in Cheadle, according to the town's council. At a meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday, members agreed to form a committee aimed at reducing parking charges in the town and resolving issues created by on-street parking in residential areas. The move follows an appeal from residents in the Glebe Road area, who turned out in force to ask for help in dealing with hazards caused by inconsiderate parking and speed.

Read More 369 Views

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.

Read More 330 Views

November 15, 2018

Family’s story helps raise awareness

AN EAST Staffordshire family is spearheading a national charity’s Christmas Ribbon Appeal this year. Russ and Kerry Fisher, of Uttoxeter, remember their daughter Rubie, who was just six weeks old when she lost her life to bacterial meningitis in 2015, in Meningitis Now’s annual appeal.

Read More 50 Views

November 15, 2018

New plan for ‘area of reflection’

A PUBLIC consultation is underway regarding plans to retain a memorial sculpture as well as create a new 'area of reflection' in a town centre. Uttoxeter Town Council, in collaboration with the town's Royal British Legion, is asking for residents to put forward their views surrounding plans to turn the area around the town's Market Place War Memorial into “an area where people can sit and reflect and have as a lasting tribute.”

Read More 47 Views

October 25, 2018

Forum to focus on town centre

SHOP owners are being invited to join a new group which will focus on the future of a town centre. Uttoxeter Town Council will next month be hosting an inaugural meeting of a 'Town Centre Forum.' The idea for the discussion group is the brain child of Uttoxeter Town Mayor Alison Trenery who raised the motion at a recent meeting of Uttoxeter Town Council.

Read More 154 Views

October 25, 2018

Council set for buy-to-let

A SCHEME to turn empty properties into affordable housing has attracted criticism from some Cheadle councillors. The plan - to buy unused properties and rent them out - is set to focus on Cheadle North East as well as wards in Leek and Biddulph. But councillors for the Cheadle ward expressed doubts over the proposals.

Read More 179 Views

October 18, 2018

Crash sparks road anger

A CRASH in which a car flipped onto its roof has sparked angry protests from villagers living along a notorious stretch of road. Residents in Kingsley Moor have hit out at highways officials at Staffordshire County Council in the wake of the crash on Monday. A traffic management scheme introducing 40mph and 50mph zones was introduced along the A522 at Easter.

Read More 1,596 Views

October 18, 2018

Celebrating 750 years of church

A WEEKEND of celebrations will mark the 750th year of a village church. The congregation at St Margaret's Church at Draycott-in-the-Moors have organised a special day dedicated to the building's history. And a special service acknowledging the church's place at the heart of the community will be held with the Rt Rev Geoff Annass, the Bishop of Stafford, as a special guest.

Read More 301 Views

October 18, 2018

Eco-friendly centre for the community

AN ECO-FRIENDLY project is set to come to fruition in Uttoxeter after months of fund-raising and planning. The Globe Eco Centre, which will be opening at the Strawberry Garden Centre in Uttoxeter on November 3, is set to include: an eco classroom, a community drop-in lounge, small gardens and a Litterbug Project Recycling Workshop.

Read More 172 Views
Pre Footer 2 571×105 (Left)
Pre Footer 1 571×105 (Right)

Web Design Company