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August 15, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after burglary

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Staffordshire. The incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Uttoxeter town centre and Staffordshire Police have released an image to help with their enquiries into the incident which involved £250 in cash being stolen.

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August 15, 2019

Councillors speak out about parking charges

Community leaders have voiced their opinions over parking issues in their town. The comments from a handful of the Cheadle Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) councillors come after the Times and Echo have received a number of letters raising concerns about parking charges along with concerns that district council members of the town are not challenging the issue. Currently, parking charges range from 90p for one hour and under to £2.20 for three to ten hours between 9.30am to 3.30pm – the fees vary on long and short stay car parks. Amongst several topics, residents have complained about the price of parking in the town when only staying for a short period of time and the absence of drop-off bays along High Street.

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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August 8, 2019

Great day for town’s Party in the Park

A YEARLY event which celebrates the assets of a community in the Moorlands was hosted on Sunday. Despite the threat of adverse conditions, the weather proved good for the Party in the Park that was held over the weekend on Tean Road recreation ground in Cheadle with many residents enjoying a day of entertainment with neighbours and friends. Live music, competitions and craft stalls created a welcoming atmosphere for those who attended.

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August 1, 2019

Knight in Slimming World armour reaches semi finals

A 58-YEAR-OLD from East Staffordshire made it to the semi-finals of a national weight-loss competition after losing 12 stone and 13 pounds. Steven Knight, from Abbots Bromley, reached the semi-finals of Slimming World's 'Man of the Year 2019' after slashing his weight from 26 stone and nine pounds to 13 stone and ten pounds. Steven, who attends Slimming World classes in Uttoxeter, said: “I was encouraged to join Slimming World by my two daughters Lynne and Sally.

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August 1, 2019

Conditional discharge for possession of drugs

A CHEADLE woman has been given a 12 months conditional discharge after being caught with a Class A drug. Louise Stone, aged 42, of Cheltenham Avenue in Cheadle was arrested by Staffordshire Police on July 12, following the issue of a warrant for an address in Cheadle’s High Street. She was arrested under the suspicion of failing to appear and possession of a Class A, and was subsequently charged with possession of a Class A drug.

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July 25, 2019

Shopper saves man’s life in supermarket

AN ALERT member of an East Staffordshire community group saved a man's life after he collapsed in a supermarket last Tuesday afternoon. Kerry Tillson, an adult instructor of the Uttoxeter Army Cadets, was out shopping with her partner when a middle-aged man suffered a seizure in Uttoxeter's Asda, on July 16. The qualified first aid instructor rushed to help the gentleman by putting him in the recovery position whilst another customer called 999, relaying information to the ambulance service.

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July 25, 2019

Thieves steal £4,000 motor vehicle from showroom

BURGLARS have stolen a car worth £4,000 and caused around £1,000 worth of damage to a motor showroom in the Moorlands. It is understood that a car showroom within Brookhouse Service Station, which is located on The Green in Cheadle, was broken into in the early hours of yesterday - Tuesday, July 23. Steadman's Garage business owner Martin Steadman said that, going from CCTV footage from the area, the incident happened at around 12.30am

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July 18, 2019

Town hall to increase security after vandalism

NUMEROUS incidents of vandalism on a town hall in East Staffordshire has prompted action from the town council. Three incidents in May have prompted Uttoxeter Town Council, who are situated at Uttoxeter Town Hall in the High Street, to up their security of the building following the damage. Graffiti was found on the town hall in May, and then on May 25 a young person gained access to the balcony of the building after climbing up the front of the building, having to be rescued by firefighters, with police also in attendance at the incident.

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July 18, 2019

High hopes for our Joslyn

A STUDENT who attends a Moorlands school has got through to the semi-finals of a national television singing competition. Joslyn Plant, from Cheadle, appeared on The Voice Kids UK on Saturday evening, performing a rendition of 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco alongside two rival contestants during the 'judges battles' round. Judge and mentor Danny Jones of pop-band McFly chose Joslyn over the other singers to progress through to the next round – which will be aired on ITV on Saturday, July 20.

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July 15, 2019

‘Cracking’ carnival weekend for town

AN ANNUAL festival in the Moorlands has taken place with around 5,000 people enjoying a packed weekend of summer fun. Throughout the three day extravaganza, Cheadle Carnival showcased what the many organisations and activities within the area has to offer. Friday marked the start of the carnival, kicking off with an evening of live music as Round In Circles along with Guns 'N' Roses tribute act 'Guns or Roses' took to the stage.

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July 11, 2019

Couple posed as their own children during VAT fraud

A COUPLE have been jailed after carrying out tax fraud – using their own children's identities. The husband and wife duo, who used to live in East Staffordshire, tried to steal more than £63,000 in a tax fraud, submitting false VAT claims in the names of their own unsuspecting children. Stephen Martin, aged 62, and his wife Karen, aged 61, both now of no fixed address, fraudulently claimed £63,020 between November 2012 and September 2016 for three online businesses, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation found.

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