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May 21, 2020

Energetic charity challenge for bride-to-be

A bride-to-be will be taking on an energetic challenge for charity on what would have been her wedding day. Therese Davall, who lives in Cheadle, was set to marry her fiancée Iain Carr on Saturday (May 23) but due to the current coronavirus situation the couple have postponed their wedding day. Instead, Therese has set herself a ‘Lockdown Three Peak Challenge’ which is set to see her climbing 1,310 flights of stairs in 24 hours on Saturday in memory of Iain’s mum Margaret Carr, who passed away last year from cancer.

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May 20, 2020

First virtual meeting for Uttoxeter Town Council

AN ‘HISTORIC’ moment for Uttoxeter Town Council took place last week, when the organisation held its first ever virtual council meeting. The council held its first full council since March, after coronavirus lock down restrictions meant the April meeting could not go ahead.

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May 14, 2020

Team GB triathlon hope for Julie

A leisure centre administrator who qualified for Team GB has been left in limbo after the event she was due to compete at was cancelled. Julie Hulbert was due to take part in the Middle Distance Triathlon Age Group Team European Championship at Walchsee, Austria in June.

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May 14, 2020

Red light for development as it “encroaches on the countryside”

Planners have refused to rubber-stamp retrospective plans for an access track and parking at a farm in the Moorlands. Officers at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), rejected the application for the planning permission in Cresswell under delegated powers.

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May 13, 2020

Impromptu Act of Remembrance for VE Day

A YOUNG musician and a standard bearer from the Royal British Legion conducted an impromptu Act of Remembrance to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Staffordshire County Council member, David Brookes, praised the pair after he spotted them at Uttoxeter’s War Memorial on Friday.

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May 6, 2020

Big adventure on the small screen

Former Painsley Catholic College student Levison Wood's latest adventure “Walking with Elephants” will be starting on Channel 4 on Sunday (May 10) at 9pm.

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May 6, 2020

VE Day celebrations go online for 75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of that monumental day and there had been lots of community events planned for Friday (May 8) to help celebrate the anniversary.

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April 30, 2020

New life at Moorlands farm

A rare breed of goat has been born at a Moorlands farm. The Angora baby goat, which has been named Hope, was born recently at Oakleys Farm, near Dilhorne.

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April 30, 2020

Keeping things patriotic – even during lockdown

As the country remains in lockdown due to the ongoing battle with coronavirus – this year’s St George’s Day celebrations were not as grand as in years past. The celebration of our country’s Patron Saint was on Thursday (April 23) and many people had small celebrations in their own homes or gardens.

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April 28, 2020

Landlady Lisa to shave off locks in lock down

A VILLAGE landlady is planning to shave her locks during lock down in support of friends working on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus. Lisa Cowell, landlady at the Bagot Arms in Abbots Bromley, has already gathered more than £1,000 in donations ahead of the stunt which will take place on Sunday, May 3.

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April 23, 2020

Green light for highways schemes

A £55k highways scheme has been approved for Uttoxeter alongside a speed review on an arterial road into town and traffic calming in Stramshall. The works are part of a £42.7 million fund allocated to highways and transport by Staffordshire County Council for 2020/21.

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April 23, 2020

Visor design boosts school PPE production

VISORS designed by a Uttoxeter school teacher are being copied around the world as schools and businesses scramble to provide kit for frontline medics. Graeme Quigley, Head of Design and Technology at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, created a reusable visor design that can be made in school using a laser cutter. Organisations and schools across the UK – and the world – are using Graeme’s design after he posted a video tutorial which has now been downloaded more than 6,000 times.

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