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July 4, 2019

Awareness raising community group

A COMMUNITY group has hosted an open day to raise awareness about the work they do in the area. The Friends of Cecily Brook and Hales Hall Pool held their special event on grounds off Ashbourne Road in Cheadle on Saturday, June 29. The Friends are a group of people who aim to provide opportunities for members of the community to improve and promote the use of and the awareness of the Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool Local Nature Reserve.

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July 4, 2019

Future of health and beauty stores unknown

A NATIONWIDE health and beauty chain has announced around 200 of its stores are at risk of closing - but they have not yet confirmed whether the Cheadle and Uttoxeter stores will be affected or not. Boots has revealed that it expects to close hundreds of its stores across the UK over the next 18 months due to “difficult market conditions.” While the company say that they cannot comment on individual stores, they have confirmed that a review of their store portfolio has been completed and a store optimisation process has recently commenced.

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June 27, 2019

Youngsters plant out in the park

SCHOOL children have been helping to spruce up their town with a green-fingered activity. The annual Uttoxeter in Bloom 'Plant Out at the Park' took place last Wednesday. The gardening initiative at the Bramshall Road Recreation Ground had been scheduled to take place this year on June 11, but was put back until June 19 due to weather conditions.

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June 27, 2019

Dawn to have the ‘chop’ for charity

A POST office counter clerk is taking on a 'hair raising' challenge – all in aid of charity. Dawn England, who works at Cheadle Post Office, has decided to have her long brunette locks shaved off in a bid to raise cash for the Douglas Macmillan. Dawn, who has worked at the Cheadle Post Office for 17 years, will be having her head shaved to a number two cut at a special event at the Lamplighter in Cheadle on Sunday, August 25 at around 5pm.

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June 20, 2019

Academy celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

A 'RELENTLESS' drive to become a 'beacon of excellence' has been recognised by school inspectors. The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has graded The Cheadle Academy 'good' in all aspects following a recent inspection. Staff and pupils are celebrating the news, which follows the school's best ever results which were reflected in recent league tables placing the academy in the top 25 per cent of schools in the county.

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June 20, 2019

Fraud court case adjourned

THE COURT case of a former councillor who has been charged with fraud has been adjourned. Julie Bull, aged 55 of Holt Lane in Kingsley, appeared before Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday, June 14, after being deferred to the crown court by North Staffordshire Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 14. Her appearance at magistrates came after being charged by Staffordshire Police on Tuesday, April 23 following an investigation into alleged fraud.

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June 13, 2019

New cocktail bar plans for former newsagents

A FORMER newsagents is set to be turned into a cocktail bar – if planning permission for a change of use for the property is granted. East Staffordshire Borough Council has received a planning application for the change of use of the former JS News at 3A High Street in Uttoxeter from a newsagents to a licensed bar. In the Design and Access Statement, which accompanies the planning application, a representative of the applicant said: “The building that is the subject of this application was until April (2019) a long-established traditional newsagent.

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June 13, 2019

Councillors plan to tackle town issues

A RAFT of measures are to be considered to tackle a catalogue of problems in Cheadle. Cheadle Town Council are sending a list of issues to district and county authorities in a bid to see improvements in the appearance of the town. And, members of the town council are looking at new ways of dealing with perennial problems such as dog mess, verges and the town centre.

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June 6, 2019

Simply the beer and entertainment for festival

A COMMUNITY organisation will be hosting it's annual beer festival this weekend. This year's Uttoxeter Lions annual Beer Festival, which is now called Party on the Pitch, is on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 and the organisers are promising that it is set to be better than ever. The Friday entertainment features covers band ‘Play it again Sam’ and headlining is ‘Simply the Best’, a Tina Turner tribute act.

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June 6, 2019

Fears over school patrol as drivers fail to stop

IMPATIENT motorists are putting children's lives at risk by driving around a lollipop man on a busy Cheadle road. Concerns over incidents involving the school crossing patrol in Tean Road were debated at a meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday. A letter from PCSO Mark Bridgwood raised “major concerns for the safety of the children and the school patrol.”

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May 30, 2019

Former forklift driver is now teaching in Asia

A CHEADLE man is currently travelling around Asia teaching English to youngsters. Ricky Adrian, aged 28, has been travelling around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and China for almost four years. Prior to taking the brave leap to travel the world, Ricky had worked at JCB as a forklift driver, on and off, since leaving school.

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May 30, 2019

Cheers to tenth beer festival

A PUBLIC house's tenth annual beer festival has been hailed as a success – despite a slightly damp bank holiday weekend. A total of 21 real ales and some traditional ciders were available for punters to enjoy at the Huntsman beer Festival in Cheadle which ran from Friday, May 24 through to Sunday, May 26. The free admission event also included live music with 'Start The Car' on Friday evening, 'Vinyl Overdrive' on Saturday, and 'Kiss The Blarney' on Sunday afternoon.

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