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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

November 29, 2018

Top toilets at Uttoxeter pub

A PUB has been praised for its 'exceptional' toilets by independent inspectors. The Old Swan in Market Place, Uttoxeter, has been awarded a platinum rating in the Loo of the Year Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

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November 29, 2018

Funding plan for Uttoxeter cadets

A YOUTH organisation in Uttoxeter is currently fund-raising for refurbishment works at their headquarters as well as new equipment. The Uttoxeter Detachment of Army Cadets has plans to paint the two teaching rooms at their detachment which is situated in Oldfields Hall in Uttoxeter.

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November 29, 2018

Sex text MP will face no further action

UTTOXETER MP Andrew Griffiths will face no further action after sending 2,000 sex texts to two barmaids in just 21 days. An investigation by the Conservative Party found Mr Griffiths, aged 48, may have breached its code of conduct after a newspaper published lewd messages sent by the former small business minister. However, the party has conluded it would be inappropriate to take further action given the state of his mental health “both now and at the time.”

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November 22, 2018

Mileposts to return on canal route

A FORMER canal route is set to be mile-posted to assist walkers using the route. The current project by the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) is to establish a line of the Uttoxeter Canal and create a walking route aided by the reinstallation of mileposts. The trust has been successful in gaining a number of donations for the project – including £250 from Uttoxeter Town Council.

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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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November 8, 2018

Vital support for Robert

VILLAGERS have raised thousands of pounds to give a Uttoxeter man the chance of a more independent life. Robert Brindley, 40, of Windsor Road, Uttoxeter, hosted a celebratory open day last week, after a new bedroom and wet room were completed at his home. After more than four years sleeping in his kitchen, Robert, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 26, can now manoeuvre his wheelchair between his living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

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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 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 4, 2018

Blooming award for Uttoxeter

THE TOWN of Uttoxeter has won a top national accolade. The East Staffordshire town has been awarded Gold in the Town Category of the 2018 Heart of England in Bloom Campaign. Heart of England in Bloom judges, Roger Tait and Donna Loasby, who both visited Uttoxeter in July, said of the town: “It was great to return to Uttoxeter again to meet old friends and new in another action packed tour of the town.

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July 5, 2018

JCB plan for new £50m site

DIGGER giant JCB is investing £50million in a new plant at Uttoxeter.

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June 28, 2018

Hazelwalls green light

FARMLAND on the edge of Uttoxeter is set to disappear under 429 homes which have been given the green-light by planners.

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