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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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