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October 26, 2021

Fashion Parade hit £5k charity target

A CHARITY drive at The Fashion Parade in Uttoxeter has raised £5,000 for Breast Cancer Now. The team at the store, in Uttoxeter’s High Street, have spent the whole of October raising awareness about breast cancer and funds for the charity.

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October 26, 2021

Vicky’s daily 5k ‘run as a bun’ challenge for rabbit retreat

A RUNNER from Uttoxeter is taking on a 5k daily challenge for a rabbit rescue - dressed as a bunny. Vicky Fletcher, 49, is hoping to raise funds for Rabbits Choice Rescue and Retreat, which is funded and run by Cherri Blanche at her Uttoxeter home. But Cherri and her family are moving house and a new 8’x10’ shed will be needed for the animals she cares for.

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October 26, 2021

Couple’s ordeal to go before the Board

AMBULANCE bosses are to hear the story of a Uttoxeter couple who waited for more than two hours for emergency assistance. Deborah Cooper shared their terrifying ordeal at a meeting of Uttoxeter Town Council earlier this month, which was also attended by two directors from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

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October 7, 2021

Community Spring bulb project

A community has come together to carry out mass Spring bulb planting. The green-fingered initiative, which has seen more than 2,000 bulbs being planted, has taken place in the parish of Croxden.

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October 7, 2021

Carol will be at the keys for lunchtime

A Uttoxeter entertainer will be performing an afternoon of music at a town centre venue next month. Keyboard player Carol Bradbury, who runs Twinklefingers Music Studio in Uttoxeter, will be playing at the White Hart in Carter Street on Monday, November 1.

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October 7, 2021

Top baking at the Pie Shak

A pie maker in East Staffordshire has been highly commended for his baking skills at a national awards ceremony. Simon Wilson who runs the Pie Shak at High Ash Farm in Abbots Bromley was recently invited to attend the British Pie Awards which took place in Melton Mowbray.

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October 7, 2021

Royal recognition for community shop

A large team of volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to their community. Marchington Community Shop, in Church Lane, has become the latest volunteer-led initiative to be presented with aQueen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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October 7, 2021

“Roadworks will cause considerable disruption”

Residents of an East Staffordshire village are worried about the impact a scheduled road closure will have on commuters and a regular bus service. South Staffordshire Water have confirmed that works on Stone Road in Bramshall that were due to start on Monday (October 4) have now been pushed back to the proposed date of Monday, October 18.

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October 7, 2021

“We now believe the site is no longer commercially viable”

A total of 528 jobs are at risk after a food business has announced that it’s factory in an East Staffordshire town could close. Elkes Biscuits has announced that they are considering the potential closure of their Cheadle Road factory in Uttoxeter as they state it is “significantly loss making.”

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September 30, 2021

Homecoming drive for Olympic star

After a summer of phenomenal success at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Adam Peaty MBE has returned to visit where it all began – his hometown of Uttoxeter. Peaty, CUPRA’s brand ambassador, took a road-trip in the CUPRA Formentor back to the places in his childhood that marked milestones in his journey to becoming an Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Champion.

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September 30, 2021

Blooming Gold again for town

East Staffordshire’s entries into this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition have shone once again with the In Bloom entries in Uttoxeter, Burton and Winshill all receiving gold. The competition rewards community groups for the quality of floral displays, horticultural excellence and community involvement. More than 3,000 groups participate each year to help improve their local villages, towns and cities.

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September 30, 2021

“Looking forward to the views of residents”

A public consultation surrounding an East Staffordshire town’s masterplan has ended. East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) has now closed the further consultation on the Uttoxeter Masterplan 2021which was approved by the council in December last year.

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