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May 5, 2021

“There are guilty people who have complete disregard for the environment and nature”

A Moorlands resident has raised concern after coming across a pile of rubbish which had been dumped in a car park. The large amount of bin bags and cardboard boxes full of rubbish were discovered at a rural car park near Cheadle at the weekend by resident Dean Powell.

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May 5, 2021

Police appeal for eye witnesses after park fire

Police are appealing for eye witnesses to come forward after a blaze, which was started deliberately, in a town park. The fire, which threatened to damage nearby properties, happened at Cheadle Park on Monday, April 26.

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May 4, 2021

Former school librarian dedicates her debut to Oldfields Hall staff and pupils

A WRITER from Uttoxeter is preparing for the publication of her debut novel this autumn. A former librarian at Oldfields Hall Middle School, Alex Foulkes has dedicated her children’s book to the school.

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May 4, 2021

Ready for next step out of lockdown

ENTERTAINMENT venues, including Uttoxeter’s Cinebowl, will be able to reopen their doors later this month. And after pubs, shops and hairdressers welcomed back customers in April, sports classes, hotels and outdoor venues are set to reopen from May 17.

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April 29, 2021

Cash boost to help save former pub building

A community group which is aiming to save a historic building has received a cash boost. The Friends of the Royal Oak have announced that the Architectural Heritage Fund has awarded them a match funded grant of £14,000 in order to complete a Project Viability Study, related to the Royal Oak building on Cheadle’s High Street.

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April 29, 2021

Street named after father and son duo

A father and son duo have been pleasantly surprised after discovering that a street in their community has been named after them. One of the streets within the Modwen Homes Blythe Field development in the Moorlands has been named Levison Street – after both Levison Wood Snr and Levison Wood Jnr.

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April 29, 2021

Town spruced up with bunting and flags

A Moorlands town centre is back open for business – and with new welcoming décor. Bunting and flags have been put up along the High Street in Cheadle in an initiative to bring more visitors to the Moorlands town.

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April 29, 2021

Police warn dog owners to control pets after livestock killed

Police are warning dog owners to keep their pets under control after two dogs killed a number of sheep in the Moorlands. Police were called at 7am on Saturday (April 24) to farmland on Rectory Road in Hollington following reports of animals injured.

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April 29, 2021

Town council agrees to fight for hospital

Town councillors have unanimously voted to save the area’s hospital building. Cheadle Hospital is an ‘option’ for demolition in the ongoing Cheadle Town Centre Projects (CTCP) which is set to be carried out by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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April 29, 2021

Arson attack on town park

Multiple fire crews tackled a large blaze in Cheadle this week – a fire which had been deliberate, according to the fire service. It is understood that several separate fires were deliberately lit on a piece of land off Park Lane, near to the town centre in the early evening of Monday (April 26).

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April 27, 2021

Food and fun planned for Rich’s charity ‘man bun’ head shave

A SPONSORED head shave by a Uttoxeter police officer has already raised more than £4,000. PC Rich Lymer is set to lose his infamous ‘man bun’ for three cancer charities next month. And the trim itself is set to be a community event, with entertainment and refreshments.

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April 27, 2021

Candidates named for town council by-election

CANDIDATES standing for election to Uttoxeter Town Council have been named. Two casual vacancies, one in Uttoxeter Town ward and one in Uttoxeter Heath ward, will be filled by a by-election next month.

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