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March 14, 2018

Thrillseekers set for treat as new Towers ride delivers ‘unique’ experience

THE new Wicker Man ride at Alton Towers opens to the public for the first time on Saturday. The ground-breaking £16 million attraction is the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK for more than 20 years. Development work on the ride, which stands almost 60 feet tall, has taken four years to complete and involved more than 1,000 workers. Junior reporter and social media expert Hattie Harrison was the 'chosen one' when she grabbed a sneak preview – and the first ride on the Wicker Man - last week.

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March 14, 2018

Campaigners celebrate as town retains Fairtrade status

UTTOXETER has retained its Fairtrade Town status for another two years after the initial 12 months proved to be a huge success.

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March 7, 2018

Council freeze delivers boost for townsfolk

RESIDENTS in the Uttoxeter area won't have to pay more to East Staffordshire Borough Council this year.

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March 7, 2018

New plan for factory site to be revealed at public meeting

NEIGHBOURS are to be given first sight of fresh plans for a housing development at an historic factory.

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March 7, 2018

Terry joins protest as beds fight goes to parliament

A CAMPAIGNER from Cheadle is hoping his role in a parliament protest will help convince MPs of the need to keep the town's hospital beds open.

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March 7, 2018

Council calls for action on town road scheme

COMMUNITY leaders are calling for action on a road improvement scheme in Cheadle.

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March 7, 2018

Cheadle couple aiming high at top dog show

A CHEADLE couple are hoping to make it lucky 13 at the world's most famous dog show.

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February 28, 2018

Call for action at town precinct

PLANS to breathe new life into a struggling shopping precinct should be made a top priority for the town.

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February 28, 2018

Charity man Steve prepares for daunting Tower challenge

A CHARITY fund-raiser is appealing for public support ahead of the toughest challenge of his life.

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February 28, 2018

Last chance to comment on blueprint for town

RESIDENTS are being given their last chance to comment on a blueprint which spells out long-term plans for housing development in Cheadle.

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February 21, 2018

Holiday park plan is thrown out

PLANS for a new holiday park that could create up to a dozen jobs have been thrown out.

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February 21, 2018

Campaigners set to lose fight against town homes plan

PROTESTERS have lost their long-running fight against controversial plans for a new housing development in Cheadle.

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