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May 24, 2019

All change for chain of office

A NEW town mayor has been elected for an East Staffordshire town. Councillor Sue McGarry was elected as the 2019/20 Mayor of Uttoxeter at the town council's Annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Sue has served on the Uttoxeter Town Council for the previous four years, and is also an East Staffordshire Borough Councillor.

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May 24, 2019

Volunteers and donations appeal at relocated dog rescue

A DOG rescue, which is dedicated to re-homing German Shepherds, has relocated to the Moorlands. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue has relocated from a site in Barlaston, near Stone to the former Cheadle site of Monty's Rescue – a charity which closed it's doors earlier this year. The site at Haden House Farm in Delphouse Road is currently having a refurbishment and the volunteers at Luosko are on the look out for additional volunteers to help look after the 20 dogs they currently have in their care. Here are just some of the German Shepherds which Luosko Dog Rescue currently has ready and waiting to find their forever homes:

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May 24, 2019

War Wheels spectacular at Foxfield

A REPLICA RAF Spitfire was the star of the show at the annual War Wheels Weekend at Foxfield Railway. As well as a host of classic war vehicles and re-enactors, the event included steam train rides, vintage stall and wartime musical performances. The visiting Spitfire was the big attraction at this year's event, with visitors given the chance to win a turn sitting in the plane and starting its mighty Merlin engines.

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May 24, 2019

Police investigate complaint of assault

POLICE are investigating a complaint of assault following an incident in a Moorlands village. The incident took place on Sunday, May 19, at around 5.15pm in the village of Blythe Bridge. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Officers are investigating a complaint of assault following a call at around 5.15pm on Sunday, May 19.

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May 24, 2019

Town centre ban following arrest

A NUMBER of arrests have been made following a number of different incidents in Uttoxeter town centre. Two people were arrested by Staffordshire Police on Thursday, May 16 following a spate of shoplifting and burglaries within the East Staffordshire town centre; while the following day, on Friday, May 17, a woman was arrested by officers after a “targeted attack” on a business premises. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Two people were arrested on Thursday, May 16 in connection with a number of incidents in Uttoxeter of shoplifting and a burglary.

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May 24, 2019

New plans in pipeline for Freehay crossroad

SPEED limits could be reduced at a notorious crossroad as part of a bid to improve road safety at the junction. But the plans for Freehay crossroad have been met with scepticism from Cheadle Town Council. Staffordshire County Council is inviting people to have their say on the proposals to reduce speed limits to 30mph on all approaches and potentially change the priority of the traffic.

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May 20, 2019

Family Announcements

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May 16, 2019

More than £600 raised at duck race

DUCK race a success for community fund-raising group. On a dry Bank Holiday afternoon with a fast flowing river, more than 750 yellow ducks were released into the River Tean by Cheadle Lions as they ran their annual fundraising Duck Race. After a swift but competitive race all ducks safely reached the finishing line. The main results were as follows: First Place No 74 A Pitt, Second Place - No 602 J Hare, and Third Place - No 401 J Crampton.

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May 16, 2019

Town plans blooming boost for carnival

SHOPKEEPERS in Cheadle have put their heads together to create stunning living artworks for the town. The independent businesses teamed up in a bid to brighten up the town centre ahead of the second Cheadle Carnival in July. The group of town centre shopkeepers met up to transform donated bottles into 'Blooming Heads.'

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May 16, 2019

Bench plan to honour Joyce

DONATIONS in memory of a much-loved village character are to fund a commemorative bench in her honour. Tean Community Singers raised £635 at their Our Time concert, billed as 'An Evening for Joyce' in tribute to the late Joyce Plant, who was a stalwart member of the group. Joyce's husband, John Plant (pictured with Tean Community Singers treasurer Viv Laws), praised the organisers of the sell-out concert and all those who took part.

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May 16, 2019

Bench to be relocated due to anti social behaviour

A BENCH on a recreation ground is set to be relocated due to reports of anti social behaviour in the area. Forsbrook Parish Council are set to move the bench, which is currently situated behind the houses on the Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground, after requests for its relocation have been made by residents. The call was made on the social media website Facebook to the Forsbrook Parish Council clerk, due to concerns of “lots of teenagers hanging around back of gardens” and that “there have been issues with bricks thrown over, fences damaged, pallets thrown over gardens etc”.

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May 16, 2019

Uttoxeter councillor set to be leader of borough council

A UTTOXETER councillor is set to become the leader of a borough council – if the vote goes in his favour at a meeting of the authority this week. The likelihood of councillor Duncan Goodfellow becoming the new leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council comes after he was voted as the new leader of the borough's Conservative Group at the group's recent Annual General Meeting. Mr Goodfellow told the Uttoxeter Echo: “If it manifests that I am voted as leader of ESBC on Friday, then I am looking forward to delivering our manifesto which we have recently been elected upon.

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