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Times Echo and Life / Community News

May 24, 2019

All change for chain of office

A NEW town mayor has been elected for an East Staffordshire town. Councillor Sue McGarry was elected as the 2019/20 Mayor of Uttoxeter at the town council's Annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Sue has served on the Uttoxeter Town Council for the previous four years, and is also an East Staffordshire Borough Councillor.

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May 24, 2019

Volunteers and donations appeal at relocated dog rescue

A DOG rescue, which is dedicated to re-homing German Shepherds, has relocated to the Moorlands. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue has relocated from a site in Barlaston, near Stone to the former Cheadle site of Monty's Rescue – a charity which closed it's doors earlier this year. The site at Haden House Farm in Delphouse Road is currently having a refurbishment and the volunteers at Luosko are on the look out for additional volunteers to help look after the 20 dogs they currently have in their care. Here are just some of the German Shepherds which Luosko Dog Rescue currently has ready and waiting to find their forever homes:

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May 16, 2019

More than £600 raised at duck race

DUCK race a success for community fund-raising group. On a dry Bank Holiday afternoon with a fast flowing river, more than 750 yellow ducks were released into the River Tean by Cheadle Lions as they ran their annual fundraising Duck Race. After a swift but competitive race all ducks safely reached the finishing line. The main results were as follows: First Place No 74 A Pitt, Second Place - No 602 J Hare, and Third Place - No 401 J Crampton.

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May 16, 2019

Town plans blooming boost for carnival

SHOPKEEPERS in Cheadle have put their heads together to create stunning living artworks for the town. The independent businesses teamed up in a bid to brighten up the town centre ahead of the second Cheadle Carnival in July. The group of town centre shopkeepers met up to transform donated bottles into 'Blooming Heads.'

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May 9, 2019

JCB machines star on television show

PRODUCERS of a hit television show turned to JCB when they needed tough machines to put an ‘indestructible’ cycle helmet to the test. Channel 5’s The Gadget Show called on the 19 tonne JCB 457 Wheeled Loader, the 13 tonne JCB 131X Excavator and the JCB Loadall to give the helmet the most rigorous workout possible. Presenters Craig Charles, Jon Bentley and Georgie Barrat visited the JCB quarry near the company’s Rocester World Headquarters, as part of an ‘Outdoors’ technical gear special episode, and witnessed JCB demonstration drivers Carl Fower and Dan Potter perform a series of punishing trials.

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May 9, 2019

Fundraising to help Ethan walk

A MUM and daughter business duo are fundraising to help a family member to walk. Debbie Evans and her daughter Kerrianne, who run Wool 'n' Stuff in Cheadle's High Street, are pulling out all the stops to fundraise for Debbie's other daughter's son Ethan who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at an early age. Eight-year-old Ethan Beardow, who lives in Manchester, is aged eight and is currently wheelchair bound due to his condition.

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May 3, 2019

Jasmine cuts ribbon at new play area

A SCHOOLGIRL has cut the ribbon at new play equipment in Kingsley Holt. The official opening of the new play area at Kingsley Holt recreation ground took place on Thursday last week. Jasmine Barker, 11, is Head Girl at St Werburgh's Primary School and was chosen to cut the ribbon at a special ceremony.

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May 3, 2019

Laura’s high-flying plan for hospice

A WORKPLACE drive to raise funds for a children's hospice has inspired a young woman to fulfil a life-long ambition. Adventurous Laura Whitworth, 24, is planning to tick a skydive off her bucket list – and raise funds for the Donna Louise Hospice at the same time. Laura, who works at the Uttoxeter branch of Leek United Building Society, is planning to leap from a plane this weekend in a bid to boost funds for the hospice.

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April 25, 2019

Renovation donation for historic church

BOUNDARY walls at a village church have been repaired with help from JCB. The digger giant donated £5,000 towards vital renovations at the Church of St John the Evangelist in Hollington. The historic Grade II listed building is just a few miles from JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester.

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April 25, 2019

Exhibition to showcase history of Blythe Colours

A POP-UP exhibition is to be held as part of county-wide celebrations for Staffordshire Day. Cheadle Discovery Group has teamed up with the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Library, for an exhibition on Blythe Colours. The display will be launched at the volunteer-led community library on Saturday, May 4.

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April 18, 2019

First brewery in town for nine decades

REAL ale beer is being brewed in Uttoxeter for the first time in 90 years. Uttoxeter Brewing Company has opened a micro-brewery in the 18th century coach house at the back of the carpark of the White Hart Hotel in Carter Street. The company, which is owned and run by beer enthusiasts Tom Abbott and Andy Ockleton, began in October 2016 when the duo brewed beer in Andy’s conservatory, initially just selling it to pubs in the area.

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April 18, 2019

Moorlands bikers part of annual charity run

BIKERS from the Moorlands have taken part in an annual charity run. The 41st Annual Egg Run, which started from Stoke City Football Club, took place on Sunday, April 14. In the Staffordshire Moorlands, there was a local meet up point from The Blacksmith's Arms in Kingsley.

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