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May 26, 2020

Speed warning in lock down

POLICE and the fire service are calling for motorists to obey speed limits and behave ‘sensibly’ as lock down restrictions ease. The force warned drivers to obey speed limits as officers clocked a Porsche being driven at 114mph on the A50 near Uttoxeter over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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May 26, 2020

Action plan in pipeline to boost nature and wildlife in Uttoxeter

AN ACTION plan for promoting nature and protecting wildlife is being drafted after a town-wide consultation. Analysis of more than 250 comments will be used to identify actions to be taken in six different categories across Uttoxeter.

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May 21, 2020

“I honestly thought he was going to die”

Healthcare heroes who have been struck by the coronavirus are urging people to continue to take precautions against the disease. Paramedic John Bourne was rushed to hospital after contracting the virus which developed into Covid-19 pneumonia. His wife Eve, who is a nurse for a private healthcare provider, has tested positive for the virus for the last six weeks, despite having very different symptoms.

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May 21, 2020

Visor donations to health and social care providers

A trio of volunteers are delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health and care workers in Cheadle and Uttoxeter. So far, 1,500 visors have been distributed to nursing and care homes in both towns, as well as home care workers.

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May 15, 2020

Almost 1,500 jobs to be axed at digger giant JCB

JCB has announced today (Friday, May 15) that up to 950 jobs are at risk of redundancy at its UK plants after “demand for its machines fell by half as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.” The company revealed that it has written to UK employees today to advise that up to 950 staff roles are under threat at its ten plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham and that a 45-day consultation period will begin on Monday (May 18). Around 500 Guidant agency employees, who work at JCB’s UK sites, are also being “released” from the business.

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May 14, 2020

“Car parking charges in place to discourage social gatherings”

Parking charges remain in place at car parks across the Moorlands in a bid to ‘discourage social gatherings,’ a council has said. We reported last week that concerns had been raised over the potential spread of coronavirus via the use of pay machines on car parks after Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) refused to suspend charges. But a council spokesman has since confirmed the aim was to stop people visiting town centres.

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May 14, 2020

“His infectious smile brought the best out in many”

Tributes have been paid to a “popular student” who sadly passed away recently. Oakley Wright, who was a Year 11 student at Cheadle Academy, passed away on Thursday, April 30.

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May 13, 2020

Egg farmer’s dismay at honesty shop raid

AN honesty shop at a rural farm has been targeted by thieves amid the coronavirus pandemic. A roadside shop at Sam’s Hens, Croxden, was broken into during the early hours of Monday. The raiders stole a freezer full of ice cream as well as a cash box.

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May 6, 2020

Call for tips to be re-opened as fly-tipping reports double

Community leaders are calling for the re-opening of waste recycling sites after fly tipping has more than doubled in the area.

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May 6, 2020

Trucks banned from weekly NHS Thanks

A haulage company owner has been told he cannot send out his trucks around a Moorlands town as part of the weekly Clap for Our Carers – due to it not being an ‘essential’ journey.

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April 30, 2020

Dancing Megan treated to special celebration

A young lady in a Moorlands village has been treated to a neighbourly celebration – with social distancing – for her 18th birthday.

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April 30, 2020

“Changing the priority is just going to end up killing someone”

Residents and community leaders have been airing concerns about plans to change priority at a well-used crossroads in the Moorlands.

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