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April 4, 2019

Thanks to young men who helped tackle blaze

AN ELDERLY couple from Cheadle have thanked two youths who helped put out a fire at their home. The pair had reported smelling gas at their home three times before a blaze outside their bungalow last week. Two young men passing by spotted the flames and dialled 999 before leaping into action to extinguish the fire.

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March 28, 2019

Closures and relocation for High Street businesses

A NUMBER of businesses in Cheadle high street are either closing or relocating. New beginnings, expansion, and moving trading to the world wide web are among the reasons for a number of businesses in Cheadle which are either closing or relocating from High Street. Sue Tighe, the owner of Crafty Urchins at 76 High Street, has decided to soon call it a day on her shop in Cheadle's High Street.

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March 21, 2019

Red light for village housing development

A PROPOSED housing development for a Moorlands village has been given the red light by community leaders. The Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Planning Committee has refused an “outline application with means of access for residential development of up to 14 dwellings” for land at Caverswall Old Road in Forsbrook. The plans, which had been recommended for refusal by an SMDC planning officer, had come under fire from councillors from both Forsbrook Parish Council and Caverswall Parish Council. The district council also received a further 33 letters of objection for the proposals, as well as 11 letters of support.

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March 21, 2019

Council tax hike for Uttoxeter residents

RESIDENTS in Uttoxeter are set to see a 3.48 per cent rise in their next council tax bill. Despite Uttoxeter Town Council deciding a slight decrease in their precept, other authorities whose precepts also make up the council tax bill, have announced increases this year resulting in an overall 3.48 per cent increase for Uttoxeter residents. East Staffordshire Borough Council, which bills residents for council tax in the area, has published the rates for the 2019/20 council tax for each of the wards.

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March 14, 2019

Life-saving training at community venue

RESIDENTS in the Staffordshire Moorlands were invited to carry out potentially life-saving training this week. Following the relocation of the defibrillator which was situated at the currently empty Alton Castle pub in Tape Street, Cheadle and is now at the Guild Hall down the road, a defibrillator training session was held at the community venue yesterday – Tuesday, March 12. The session, which saw around 40 participants, was open to anyone who uses the Guild Hall or who lives or works nearby, and was led by representatives of the AEDdonate charity which is based in Stone and is committed to improving survival from out of hospital, cardiac arrest, supporting the placement and use of an automated external defibrillators to local communities.

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March 14, 2019

‘Grand slam’ of awards for Denstone Hall

A DENSTONE business has become the first to win both the Large Farm Shop and Restaurant of the Year titles at an industry awards ceremony. Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe owners, Rupert and Emma Evans were presented with the prizes at the Farm Retail Association (FRA) Awards in Oxford last week. The couple also revealed new plans for the business in 2019 – including new dog-friendly facilities.

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March 14, 2019

Newlife shop will close

A CHARITY has confirmed that it will be closing it's popular shop in an East Staffordshire town. The announcement from Newlife comes despite shoppers campaigning to keep the much-loved shop in Uttoxeter's High Street. We reported last month that Newlife, which is a charity for disabled children based in Cannock, had been looking for alternative premises in the East Staffordshire town as their lease on the current premises, at 9 High Street, was coming to an end.

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March 14, 2019

Homelink in jeopardy

A CHARITY which provides vital services for elderly people across the Moorlands has made a public plea for clarity over funding. Moorlands Home Link, based in Cheadle, has warned a lack of foresight during the transition to a new model of care is putting its future in jeopardy. The charity has raised concerns that changes in the NHS are having an impact on the funding it receives from the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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March 7, 2019

Council tax hike for residents in market town

COUNCIL tax is set to rise for families in Cheadle and the wider Moorlands. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £9.8m for the coming year. A council tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £150.54 for 2019/20.

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January 11, 2018

Owners warned of deadly dog disease

DOG owners are being urged to be vigilant after a case of a deadly canine disease was confirmed near Cheadle.

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