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Major housing plans refused

After a lengthy and arduous debate, members of the District Planning Committee voted to refuse plans to develop 190 new homes on land south of Thorley Drive, Cheadle, when they met in Leek last Thursday. The outline application, submitted by the Kier Group, requested permission to create a major residential development on land currently used for grazing off Ashbourne Road, to the eastern edge of the town.

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Theatrical duo set to hit the high notes

A talented local couple are fine-tuning their vocal chords ahead of a potentially life-changing audition in front of the Britain's Got Talent panel of celebrity judges. Dean Hathaway, 51, and his partner of 18 months, Dean Locket, 30, from Meir, will perform a duet on stage at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester before A-list BGT judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.


Forsbrook parish clerk retires after 15 years

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Forsbrook parish council clerk, Christine Snape, has stepped down after more than 15 years in the role. Chris attended her last parish council meeting as clerk in January, handing over the role to Dawn Plant.

Luke stays locked in for autism

A 23-year-old Denstone man has successfully completed a 50 hour stint in a glass box to raise awareness of autism and the work of Caudwell Children. Luke Martin works as a customer assistant at Uttoxeter's Tesco superstore and is a former Cheadle High School student.


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