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February 21, 2019

Panto is in town – Oh Yes It Is!

A TOWN'S theatre group will be presenting their latest production this week. Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) will be performing their family pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the Cheadle Community Theatre, this week. Written by Ian Wood and directed by Rebekah Snow, CATS are hoping for an “entertaining and hilarious four-night run.”

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February 14, 2019

Police desks close to public

POLICE reception desks in Cheadle and Uttoxeter are to be officially closed to the public. The move – revealed yesterday (Tuesday) – has come under fire from community leaders in both towns. Staffordshire Police confirmed only three front office counters will remain open to the public - at Burton, Cannock and Longton. Cheadle and Uttoxeter Police Station front office counters will be officially closed, along with 13 others in Burslem, Leek, Hanley, Lichfield, Stafford, Newcastle, Tamworth, Biddulph, Wombourne, Watling, Stone, Rugeley, and Kidsgrove.

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February 7, 2019

Ballet dream comes true for Emily

A YOUNG dancer from Cheadle is to perform with the English Youth Ballet. Emily Laws, aged 10, is a student at Miss Kym's School of Dance in Uttoxeter and was chosen to join the professional company for three performances in March. Emily was one of 150 young dancers from across the Midlands to audition for a place in the production of Giselle which will be staged at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.

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January 31, 2019

Trio of 12-year-olds interviewed after toilet damage

THREE children have been interviewed by police after damage to public toilets in Cheadle. The trio of 12-year-old boys will be referred to Staffordshire Police force's Youth Offending Team. Officers were investigating criminal damage at Tean Road recreation ground after an incident there last week.

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January 24, 2019

U-turn on lollipops

SCHOOL crossing patrols have been saved from the axe, after Staffordshire County Council revised its budget proposals before making a final decision next month. The authority will allocate the £1.4million funding required to provide crossing wardens at key points across the county. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20.

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November 29, 2018

Pupils join choral concert

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to join the line-up of a Christmas concert at Cheadle Methodist Church. Youngsters from Bishop Rawle Primary School in Cheadle will be supporting Cheadle and District Choral Society at their festive evening 'Christmas is Coming' on Wednesday, December 12. Under the direction of conductor Natalie Windsor and accompanied by pianist Rahna Windsor, the chorus have been rehearsing seasonal favourites and popular carols for the audience to join in with.

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November 29, 2018

Fancy crafts galore at fair

DOZENS of people turned out for a craft fair to support Cheadle Cricket Club on Sunday. Visitors were able to browse locally produced wares from 16 stallholders including jewellery, paintings, cakes, books, cards and crocheted items.

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November 22, 2018

Magical event lit up the town

FAIRYTALE festivities have started Cheadle's countdown to Christmas. Team Cheadle's Christmas Lights Switch-on took place at the weekend, lighting up the town with Yuletide joy.

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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.

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November 15, 2018

Abbey service has special meaning for Alan

AS MUCH of the nation sat in front of television screens to watch the live broadcast of a Service of Remembrance from Westminster Abbey on Sunday, Cheadle man Alan Wigley, experienced the historic event first-hand. Alan, 74, was invited to attend the special service to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice which was attended by HM The Queen and the Royal family along with invited guests and screened on BBC1.

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November 15, 2018

Town deal in ‘ruins’

A REGENERATION plan for Cheadle which was set to include elderly care facilities, a strategy for Cheadle Hospital and improvements to the town centre appears to have dwindled to nothing. Cheadle Town Council entered into partnership with Staffordshire County Council (SCC) and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) four years ago in a bid to provide a comprehensive plan for the town. The 'Cheadle Town Deal' was set to link in with the Cheadle Masterplan and bring together input from all three councils serving the area.

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October 25, 2018

Celebrations for Edith at 100

A RETIRED newsagent has celebrated her 100th birthday – by collecting donations for charity. Edith Hurst from Cheadle, marked the milestone with a party for family and friends at Checkley Cricket Club at the weekend. After asking for donations instead of gifts, Edith collected £385 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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