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September 24, 2020

Green light for two farm planning applications

Two planning applications in the Moorlands, which had both been recommenced for refusal by council officers, have been given the green light. A paintball business is to be replaced by five holiday cabins on land at Broad Oak Farm in Kingsley after the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) planning committee passed an application for change of use at its virtual meeting last Thursday (September 17).

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September 24, 2020

Police investigating “unexplained” death

Police are investigating the 'sudden death' of a woman in the Moorlands. The body of a 37-year-old woman was found at an address in Cheadle Road, Upper Tean on Saturday (September 19) morning.

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September 22, 2020

Consultation for new Masterplan ends next week

A CONSULTATION on a Masterplan for the future of Uttoxeter will end in one week. The survey seeks to garner the ‘concerns and aspirations’ of people living and working in the town. The consultation will run until 5pm on Wednesday, September 30.

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September 17, 2020

“Crossing the junction on red is irresponsible”

Community leaders are appealing for drivers not to cross over a junction in the Moorlands when traffic lights are on red. The appeal comes as further concerns have been raised about the temporary traffic lights at Freehay Crossroads which have, reportedly, malfunctioned on a number of occasions.

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September 17, 2020

Concerns over ‘dangerous’ litter

Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands. A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.

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September 10, 2020

Staff and students told to self-isolate following two cases of Covid-19

A member of staff at an academy has tested positive – the news comes just days after a student at the same academy tested positive. Around 100 students at JCB Academy in Rocester were told, last week, to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19.

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September 9, 2020

Fire at village public toilets

A council is having to use more than £1,000 in tax payers money to repair and clean up a public toilet facility after a fire broke out at the premises. The incident happened at the public toilets on New Road in Upper Tean on Saturday, August 29.

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September 9, 2020

Appeal for car drivers to stop parking in bus stops

A bus company is appealing for drivers who park in a Moorlands town centre to be more considerate. The appeal has been made by the First Bus company after some of its drivers have been having increasing issues with cars being parked in the two bus stops which are situated along Cheadle High Street.

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September 4, 2020

Tributes to long-serving community leader

Tributes have been paid to a well-respected community leader who served his area for more than 40 years. Arthur Forrester, aged 88 of Alton, died last Tuesday (August 25) just weeks after he and his wife Beryl celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on August 6.

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September 4, 2020

Factory workers sent home to self isolate

Twenty factory workers have been sent home to self-isolate after one of their colleagues tested positive for Covid-19. The colleagues, who work at JCB's Rocester site, were sent home last Friday (August 28).

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September 1, 2020

Katherine set to Brave the Shave

A LATE-night impulse has prompted a Uttoxeter woman to Brave the Shave in memory of her nephew. Katherine Andrews will be publicly shorn at TIME – The Vintage Hub on Thursday, September 17. And she is inviting other people in the area who have lost loved ones to cancer, to join in by sharing memories and stories.

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August 27, 2020

“It’s better to be safe than sorry”

An annual visit of a fun fair to a Moorlands town has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. Locally known as the ‘Cheadle Wakes,’ the first weekend of September had set to see the annual visit of Warwicks Funfairs to the Tean Road Recreational Grounds in Cheadle.

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