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October 20, 2020

Jackpot joy for Jane

A JACKPOT win on a charity lottery has enabled a Uttoxeter grandmother to retire earlier than planned. Jane Woolley, aged 64, won £17,000 on the St Giles Hospice lottery in August, after the charity’s lotto game had rolled over for 17 weeks.

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October 20, 2020

Work to start on ‘Area of Reflection’

A LICENCE has been granted for work to start on creating an ‘Area of Reflection’ around Uttoxeter’s War Memorial. Uttoxeter Town Council debated the plans at a meeting on Tuesday, after receiving a letter from Staffordshire County Council warning the memorial plaque to Captain Bamford would be removed after this year’s period of Remembrance.

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October 13, 2020

Frank Skinner retraces the steps of Dr Johnson

‘Life-long fan’ of Samuel Johnson, TV comedian Frank Skinner, has recreated an exploration of Scotland undertaken by Dr Johnson with the famed lawyer and his young friend James Boswell, in 1773.

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October 13, 2020

Councillors’ cash for Covid-19 projects

A FOOD bank, a community shop and a parish support project are among groups to receive funding for their work during and after the coronavirus lockdown.

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October 6, 2020

Emergency lifeline for museum

AN EMERGENCY grant will help Uttoxeter’s museum embark on a series of projects to help it get through the coronavirus crisis. National Lottery’s Heritage Emergency Fund has allocated £12,600 to the museum, allowing curator Gordon Collins to return from furlough.

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October 6, 2020

Cash and drugs seized in Operation Disrupt

CASH and drugs have been seized by police from an address in Uttoxeter. A 26-year-old man from the town was arrested on Friday, October 2 as part of Operation Disrupt.

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September 29, 2020

Mum and daughter step up on dementia research for Wendy

A MOTHER and daughter duo have walked 200km - raising more than £900 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Debbie Udale and her daughter Zoe Hughes teamed up to raise the money after their mum and nan, Wendy Hughes, aged 69, was diagnosed with the disease.

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September 29, 2020

Christmas Cracker cancelled because of coronavirus

A CHRISTMAS celebration which raises funds for good causes has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Uttoxeter Lions announced the cancellation of the Christmas Cracker this week – following on from a decision not to hold the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display earlier this month.

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September 22, 2020

Campaign sparks call to ‘recycle more’

Households across East Staffordshire are being urged to recycle more as part of a nationwide awareness campaign. Residents in the borough produce over 46,000 tonnes of waste each year. Now, East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) is encouraging householders to ensure waste is recycled in the correct way.

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September 22, 2020

Consultation for new Masterplan ends next week

A CONSULTATION on a Masterplan for the future of Uttoxeter will end in one week. The survey seeks to garner the ‘concerns and aspirations’ of people living and working in the town. The consultation will run until 5pm on Wednesday, September 30.

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September 8, 2020

First £5k for new eco centre

SUPPORTERS have raised almost £5,000 in aid of a new eco-centre in Uttoxeter. The Globe Foundation launched a crowdfunding appeal for the change to new premises in the town centre. And supporters have raised £4,860, just shy of the £5k target.

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September 8, 2020

Travellers force community centre to close

A TRAVELLER camp has brought a halt to community support projects in Uttoxeter. The Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre had to temporarily close its doors on Sunday as caravans and vehicles parked on a grassed area at the site posed a Covid-19 risk to people using the facility.

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