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May 19, 2022

Charity swimmer takes on 5k

A teenager from Uttoxeter has tackled a 5km swimming challenge, as part of a five-year fund-raising campaign. Evelyn Fletcher, aged 16, first combined swimming and fund-raising by taking part in Swimathon 2018, and has taken part each year since.

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May 19, 2022

‘Honour’ for new mayor

A new Mayor has been elected at Uttoxeter Town Council’s Annual meeting last week. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Helen Headech stepped up to the role of Town Mayor and chair of the town council.

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May 12, 2022

Large scale music event postponed again

A LARGE scale music event, which has set to take place in Uttoxeter this year, has been postponed for another year. The 2022 Acoustic Festival of Britain had set to take place from May 20 until May 22 at it’s regular venue of Uttoxeter Racecourse.

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May 12, 2022

Tributes to ‘consummate newsman’ Kevin

A newspaper editor who started his career in the Staffordshire Moorlands, has died after a short illness. Father of two, Kevin Booth, 64, from Waterfall, passed away in hospital on May 1.

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May 12, 2022

New community fund launched for groups

A new fund has been officially launched to specifically help voluntary groups in Uttoxeter. We Love Uttoxeter was launched recently by The Community Foundation of Staffordshire, working with an advisory panel, who are set to help manage the promotion, fund-raising, and distribution of the grants.

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May 6, 2022

Uttoxeter pair heading to help refugees in Poland

The plight of refugees from Ukraine has prompted a Uttoxeter businessman to travel to Poland with donations of clothes and essentials. Father of two, Chris Turner, 46, is a former police officer and now runs his own high pressure cleaning business Sir Lance-A-Lot.

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May 6, 2022

Warning of worrying new ‘noz’ trend

Large containers of nitrous oxide found at a village near Uttoxeter could be part of a ‘worrying’ new trend. The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), said people misusing nitrous oxide – also known as noz, balloons and laughing gas – were buying the gas in containers 70 times larger than previously.

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April 28, 2022

Do you have any evidence of bridge use?

A resident is calling for any help in his bid to have a canal added to the definitive map of public rights of way. Colin Jones, who lives in Uttoxeter, has contacted the Times & Echo to ask for a call out to any readers who may wish to help with his campaign concerning the weir bridge at Crumpwood, near Alton Towers.

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April 28, 2022

Rural development plan for towns

People, businesses, groups and organisations are all being urged to help finalise “how to get more from Staffordshire’s rural economy in the next decade.” After preliminary work with a wide range of bodies, Staffordshire County Council has published its draft Rural Economic Strategy for final comment.

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April 21, 2022

Dairy farmer elected regional chair of NFU

A dairy farmer from Staffordshire has been elected chairman of the NFU West Midlands regional board. David Brookes, of Lower Loxley, near Uttoxeter, will represent farmers across the West Midlands at what he described as a ‘critical time’ for the industry.

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April 21, 2022

TV’s Timmy ‘impressed’ with cyclist Steve

Kids TV star, singer and artist, Timmy Mallett, has praised a Uttoxeter cyclist who is attempting to circumnavigate Britain for charity. Steve Munro is cycling anti-clockwise around the British coastline in aid of St Giles Hospice.

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April 14, 2022

Opening ceremony honour for our Gaz

An East Staffordshire veteran is to have the honour of leading out his country’s team at an international event this year. Rocester veteran, Gareth (Gaz) Hennis has been chosen to represent his country in this month’s Invictus Games – he will be competing in the archery and powerlifting contests.

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