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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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July 11, 2019

Songstress hits the small screen

A SCHOOLGIRL from the Moorlands has made it through to the next round of a national television singing competition for children. Joslyn Plant from Cheadle appeared on The Voice Kids UK 2019 on Saturday June 29, screened on ITV. The 11-year-old performed “Run” by Snow Patrol with judges Danny Jones of McFly and solo artist Pixie Lott both turning their chairs after being impressed by what they heard.

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July 4, 2019

Burglar sentenced to prison

A MAN has been jailed after carrying out a spate of burglaries in rural locations of Staffordshire – including one at a house in Uttoxeter. Ross Underwood, aged 34, of Marans Croft in Birmingham, was sentenced when he appeared at Stafford Crown Court on Friday, June 28. At an earlier hearing, Underwood admitted a burglary at a house in Westward Close, Uttoxeter and another in Gallowstree Lane, Mayfield. He also pleaded guilty to an attempted burglary on Birchalls Close in Leek.

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July 4, 2019

Towers part of takeover bid

A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands tourist attraction is subject to be a part of a £6 billion takeover deal. The board of directors of Alton Towers owners' Merlin Entertainment has recommended an offer from Berkeley Bidco Limited to Merlin´s shareholders. Berkeley Bidco Limited is an entity owned by a consortium comprising Kirkbi Invest A/S, funds advised by Blackstone Core Equity Advisors L.L.C., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as co-investor.

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June 27, 2019

Deliberate fire at farm barn

A FIRE at a farm barn in an East Staffordshire village was deliberate – say fire service officials. The fire broke out at a building on a farm off Quee Lane in Marchington, near Uttoxeter, in the early hours of Sunday morning. An investigation later on in the day has revealed that the fire had been caused deliberately.

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June 27, 2019

APOLOGY FOR TOM

TOWNSFOLK have demanded a public apology on behalf of a school crossing patrol warden. An online petition has been launched after comments were made about the lollipop man in Tean Road, Cheadle at a meeting of the town's council. Now more than 220 people have signed to support calls for a public apology.

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