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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

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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October 25, 2018

Walk and cakes raise money for charities

STAFF at a doctors surgery have been pulling out all the stops for charity. The Tardis Surgery in Cheadle has recently presented a cheque for £1,580 to the Dougie Mac after a team from the Queen Street surgery took part in the charity's annual Moon Light Fundraiser Walk earlier this year. The Tardis walking team included: Dr Kevin Upton, Julie Finney, Sylvia Hodson, Charlotte Hoskins, Tammy Fowell and her family members Shelley Barrett, Sue Lowe, Olivia Lowe and Darcey Barrett.

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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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October 18, 2018

Battle’s Over – communities join international tribute

BEACONS of light will shine out across the UK to mark the day the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War. An international campaign of Remembrance will see towns and villages across the country and beyond hold special services and light specially designed beacons to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict. Cheadle, Dilhorne, Croxden, Rocester, Kingsley, Cotton, Draycott-in-the-Moors and Cheddleton and Wetley Rocks are all taking part in the 'Battle's Over' commemoration on Sunday, November 11.

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October 18, 2018

PCSO Sean on new rural beat

A POLICE officer has swapped his regular town centre beat for a new role covering a swathe of rural villages in the area. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sean Elliott, is based at Rocester police post and has been working hard to become a 'familiar face' in the villages on his patch. As well as taking to his pushbike to explore his rural domain, Sean is teaming up with colleague PC Andrea Radford to host a drop-in session at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe this weekend.

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October 11, 2018

Spooktacular fun at Scarefest

LIKE many living in the area around Alton Towers, I know the park well, having worked there as a teenager and spent many hours being swung upside down and roundabout on rides and rollercoasters big and small, writes Nat Wakefield. While the kids have had season passes this summer, the most I've seen of the resort has been the pick-up point for the many times I've been parent taxi during the holidays. But this weekend, I got to join in the fun and scare myself silly for the first time in ages.

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October 11, 2018

£800 donation to Dougie Mac

A COUPLE have raised more than £800 after opening their Dilhorne garden to the public. Villagers and visitors from further afield enjoyed the fund-raising garden party at the home of John and Gill Hancock in August.

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October 4, 2018

Special talk on VC hero

HISTORY enthusiasts in Cheadle have organised a special talk in the town as part of commemorations of the First World War centenary. Cheadle Historical Society will host the illustrated talk about the life and service of William Coltman on Wednesday next week.

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September 20, 2018

Village show shake-up proves a success

SCARECROWS, virtual stock judging and a beverage competition were just some of the new features at Denstone Show which proved to draw in a successful crowd this year.

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September 20, 2018

Carnival committee set the date

THIS summer saw the return of the long-awaited and for many years, much-loved, Cheadle Carnival.

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September 13, 2018

Speedy Sienna takes the trophy

RUNNER Sienna Phillips has become the first girl to take the top spot in a race on her home turf.

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