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July 18, 2019

Park fundraising for life-saving equipment

A TOURIST destination in the Moorlands is holding an event to raise funds for life-saving equipment that will be stored on-site in case of medical emergencies. Hales Hall Camping and Caravan Park on Oakamoor Road in Cheadle will put on a host of activities and entertainment during an afternoon of fundraising on Saturday, September 14 in a bid to raise money to buy a defibrillator. This piece of apparatus sends electric currents into a person's chest in an attempt to restart or amend the rhythm of the heart in the event of medical emergencies such as a cardiac arrest.

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July 18, 2019

New chapter at town’s library

A LIBRARY in the Staffordshire Moorlands has begun a new era after volunteers took over stewardship of the venue this week. Staffordshire County Council announced last year that it would transfer the library over to a voluntary group, a scheme which has been happening at a number of libraries across the county, including the one in Werrington. A group of library-lovers clubbed together in November 2018 and formed Cheadle Community Library Group to launch a bid to take over the reins of Cheadle Library, amid fears the venue could close.

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July 18, 2019

Potholes cause concern of potential risk to drivers

A RESIDENT has raised concerns about potholes in his street which, he claims, could be a potential risk to both drivers and cyclists. Andy de Caso, who lives in Friars Close in Cheadle, has written to Staffordshire County councillor Mark Deaville about his concerns over the offending holes along his residential street. Andy said in his correspondences to cllr Deaville: “I believe a number of local residents may have spoken to you about this matter previously, but I now feel that having reported this on a number of occasions, with no resolve, that I need to raise this with you directly.

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July 18, 2019

New village bus service in pipeline

A NEW bus service is set to be available for residents in the Moorlands after several parish councils collaborated to provide more public transport for its constituencies. There is set to be a new bus service three days a week through Draycott-in-the-Moors, Fulford and Forsbrook after the areas' respective parish councils agreed to come together to provide a regular means to get to larger towns for “isolated residents”. It was revealed at Monday's Forsbrook Parish Council meeting that, although contracts are yet to be signed, a new bus service is set to be offered to residents.

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July 18, 2019

Town hall to increase security after vandalism

NUMEROUS incidents of vandalism on a town hall in East Staffordshire has prompted action from the town council. Three incidents in May have prompted Uttoxeter Town Council, who are situated at Uttoxeter Town Hall in the High Street, to up their security of the building following the damage. Graffiti was found on the town hall in May, and then on May 25 a young person gained access to the balcony of the building after climbing up the front of the building, having to be rescued by firefighters, with police also in attendance at the incident.

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July 18, 2019

High hopes for our Joslyn

A STUDENT who attends a Moorlands school has got through to the semi-finals of a national television singing competition. Joslyn Plant, from Cheadle, appeared on The Voice Kids UK on Saturday evening, performing a rendition of 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco alongside two rival contestants during the 'judges battles' round. Judge and mentor Danny Jones of pop-band McFly chose Joslyn over the other singers to progress through to the next round – which will be aired on ITV on Saturday, July 20.

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July 15, 2019

‘Cracking’ carnival weekend for town

AN ANNUAL festival in the Moorlands has taken place with around 5,000 people enjoying a packed weekend of summer fun. Throughout the three day extravaganza, Cheadle Carnival showcased what the many organisations and activities within the area has to offer. Friday marked the start of the carnival, kicking off with an evening of live music as Round In Circles along with Guns 'N' Roses tribute act 'Guns or Roses' took to the stage.

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July 11, 2019

Farming singers take second spot in national competition

AN AGRICULTURAL group made up of youngsters from East Staffordshire have finished runners-up in a national singing competition last week. Uttoxeter Young Farmers' Club paired up with members from Eccleshall's cohort to earn second place in the “Choir Competition” at the National Federation of Young Farmers (NFYFC) Competition Day was held at the Stafford County Showground on Saturday, July 6. The group consisted of 15 singers, some of whom had never sang publicly before the regional West Midlands competition in the previous round.

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July 11, 2019

Hairdresser takes on walk in memory of football legend

A CHEADLE businessman has completed an energetic challenge – all in aid of charity. Duncan Cowans, who runs a hairdressers in Cheadle Shopping Centre, was joined by seven other intrepid walkers, in completing a 35 mile walk from the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton to the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke. The challenge took place recently in order to raise funds for the Dougie Mac in memory of the late Gordon Banks.

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July 11, 2019

Record multi-million-pound sale for JCB

A STAFFORDSHIRE business has secured the biggest ever single-sale from a United Kingdom business in the company's 69-year history. JCB, which bases it's headquarters in Rocester, has landed a two-year deal with plant hire corporation Ardent Hire Solutions worth £75 million for 1,100 telescopic handlers. A collection of backhoe loaders, fork lifts and site-dumpers are also included in the agreement.

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July 11, 2019

Warning following high number of accidents

STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is urging motorists to take extra care following a recent spate of road traffic collisions throughout the county in the last two weeks. Since June 21, there have been 30 road traffic collisions in the county, two thirds of which involved casualties - sadly two of them were fatal. Understandably, the most dangerous time of day for this type of incident is around 8am, when most people are trying to get to work, take their children to school etc.

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July 11, 2019

Couple posed as their own children during VAT fraud

A COUPLE have been jailed after carrying out tax fraud – using their own children's identities. The husband and wife duo, who used to live in East Staffordshire, tried to steal more than £63,000 in a tax fraud, submitting false VAT claims in the names of their own unsuspecting children. Stephen Martin, aged 62, and his wife Karen, aged 61, both now of no fixed address, fraudulently claimed £63,020 between November 2012 and September 2016 for three online businesses, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation found.

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