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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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August 27, 2020

Red light for condition change on housing development

A developer may have to demolish two partially-built houses on land off Thorley Drive, after an application to alter a planning permission condition was rejected. Keepmoat Homes applied to vary conditions on ground levels for two properties on the land which had been elevated by around a metre.

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August 20, 2020

Council seeks to protect public spaces with new orders

Measures to keep public spaces across the Staffordshire Moorlands free from dog fouling and nuisance dogs are being considered by community leaders. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is seeking to replace the current Dog Control Orders, which expire in October this year, with Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) requiring people to keep their dogs under control and to pick up after them.

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August 20, 2020

Two weeks of night time road closures

Work to improve roads in a Moorlands town is continuing – with a fortnight of night time road closures. Staffordshire County Council are currently carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Tape Street, High Street and Leek Road in Cheadle.

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August 13, 2020

Town hospital to re-open – but only temporarily

Beds at a Moorlands town hospital are set to re-open – but only temporarily while works are carried out at another hospital in the county. The news that Cheadle Hospital is being temporarily re-opened comes as “essential maintenance work” is set to be carried out at Haywood Hospital.

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August 13, 2020

Seaside tragedy for much loved Moorlands woman

A much-loved Moorlands woman has sadly passed away after an incident at the seaside. Jane Walker, of Cheadle, had been a passenger on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) in North Wales on Saturday evening when tragedy struck.

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