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June 30, 2020

£30k aim for NHS fund-raising gin

A DISTILLERY near Uttoxeter is aiming to raise £30,000 to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Nelson’s Distillery, based at Grindley Business Village, has already raised more than £25,000 for the Covid-19 fund through sales of its blue ‘charity’ gin.

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June 30, 2020

Couple’s parenthood joy thanks to ‘little miracle’

‘LITTLE miracle’ Arabella Faith Kinsey has already been part of an incredible life journey at less than a month old. Arabella, who was born on June 11, entered the world via emergency caesarean amid a global pandemic. The tiny tot was conceived through IVF treatment after her parents, Luke and Jasmine Kinsey, feared they would not be able to have children.

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June 23, 2020

Uttoxeter highways improvements to be in place within a year

A SERIES of highways improvements in Uttoxeter are set to be implemented within a year by Staffordshire County Council (SCC).

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June 23, 2020

PM speech prompts new plan for Uttoxeter shoppers

SIGNAGE, queue zones and one-way systems for shoppers are to be altered by a special task force less than two weeks after they were first put in place.

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June 16, 2020

Villagers at Bramshall create ‘lockdown library’

A TELEPHONE kiosk has evolved into a ‘lockdown library’ in Bramshall. Villagers began to use the red phone box as a swapping point for books and jigsaws shortly after the UK went into lockdown in March.

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June 16, 2020

Uttoxeter is back in business!

SHOPS classed as ‘non-essential’ are re-opening in Uttoxeter’s town centre for the first time since March. Many retailers closed when the UK Government ordered a lockdown in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But further easing announced last month came into force on Monday, with many high street shops opening for the first time in 12 weeks.

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June 9, 2020

New defib for Grindley villagers

NEW life-saving equipment has been installed in Grindley. Villagers and businesses worked together to fund the 24-hour defibrillator, which was provided by charity AEDdonate last month. Volunteers reached their £1,999 target, despite their main fund-raiser being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

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June 9, 2020

Task force prepares town as shops set to reopen

A TEAM tasked with preparing shoppers and businesses for further easing of the coronavirus lockdown will introduce stencilled guides and advisory signage in Uttoxeter town centre. Queue zones outside shops and signs reminding people to adhere to social distancing will be in place before non-essential stores reopen from Monday, June 15.

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June 2, 2020

Kind Jake’s yard sale for hot meals service

UTTOXETER youngster Jake Seed has raised £100 to help provide meals for the elderly and vulnerable. Jake organised a yard sale from his home, selling toys and books to raise money.

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June 2, 2020

Dorothy named ‘local hero’

A PACKAGE of treats donated by Uttoxeter businesses has been presented to a local hero. A volunteer who ran the equivalent of the London Marathon inside the Renew Church Uttoxeter topped a poll of people nominated as local heroes by followers of The Post Bar and Lounge on Facebook.

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June 2, 2020

Moving farewell to D&G’s Dave

A charismatic entrepreneur who died following a sudden illness was honoured with a cavalcade of buses as he was laid to rest last week. The convoy was in honour of D&G Bus founder, David Backhouse Reeves, who passed away on Monday, May 11. He was just 61.

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May 26, 2020

Speed warning in lock down

POLICE and the fire service are calling for motorists to obey speed limits and behave ‘sensibly’ as lock down restrictions ease. The force warned drivers to obey speed limits as officers clocked a Porsche being driven at 114mph on the A50 near Uttoxeter over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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