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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.

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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.

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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.

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October 11, 2018

Jail sentence for ‘racist’ pensioner

A FORMER general election candidate has been sentenced for stirring up racial hatred. Barbara Fielding-Morriss was sentenced on Friday (October 5) at Stafford Crown Court to 12 months for three counts of inciting racial hatred following a trial at Stoke Crown Court.

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October 11, 2018

Daughter found guilty of murder

JURORS have returned a 'guilty of murder' verdict after the three week trial of a 24-year-old woman from Cheadle. Charlene Sargeant, of Sun Street, was convicted of murdering her mother, Rocky, 53, at Stafford Crown Court on Friday, October 5. Sargeant had entered a 'not guilty' plea at a hearing in June and defence barristers outlined her 'chaotic and abusive' childhood to the court, saying she had “lost all control.”

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October 4, 2018

Poppies plan for town centre project

CRAFTERS, schoolchildren and town centre businesses are joining together to create a special hand-made trail of Remembrance through Cheadle. Community groups, nurseries and schools have been drafted in to make displays with a Remembrance theme for shop windows in the town's High Street. And knitters, quilters and crocheters are being asked to contribute to a special fabric cascade of poppies which will be displayed in the town centre.

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October 4, 2018

121 homes plan for Cecilly Mill

A FORMER factory site is set to become a new housing estate after planners approved proposals for 121 homes. Concerns over affordable housing, highways and recreation facilities were highlighted during a council debate. Councillors voted in favour of the scheme, but warned Cheadle's population of water voles must be protected.

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September 20, 2018

Wheels in motion for buses solution

MEMBERS of rural parish councils are set to meet in the coming months in an attempt to come to some solution after subsidised bus services were cut earlier this year.

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September 20, 2018


COMMANDER of the Moorlands Local Policing Team, Inspector Mark Thorley, has defended his officers after policing came under fire from Cheadle Town Council.

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September 13, 2018


THE FUTURE of Uttoxeter and Burton MP, Andrew Griffiths, has been thrown into doubt.

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September 13, 2018

Family praise hero fireman

AN OFF-duty firefighter has been praised by the family of an 82-year-old football referee who collapsed during a match at the weekend.

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September 10, 2018


COUNCILLORS launched a scathing attack on Staffordshire Police at a meeting on Monday after vandals ripped apart the football changing room used by two town teams.

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