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Times Echo and Life / Concerns

February 20, 2020

“The effects of inhaling NOS gas can be sudden death”

MEMBERS of the community have aired their concerns over the evidential use of a legal high after numerous canisters have been found in a Moorlands town. Community group Cheadle Moorland Litter Pickers discovered several of these metal canisters, which were thought to have contained nitrous oxide (also known as ‘NOS’), behind the currently vacant Alton Castle public house in Tape Street, during one of its waste-collecting Sundays. Member Dean Powell told the Times and Echo about the discovery of these canisters.

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January 30, 2020

“We will fight for services in Cheadle”

TOWN councillors have voiced their thoughts on the status of a hospital in the Moorlands after medical authorities voted on the future of health and social community-based services in the area last Tuesday evening (January 20). The Times and Echo reported last week that members of the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups’ Governing Bodies (CCGs) voted in favour of an Integrated Care Hub 'option' that stated Cheadle Hospital would be “repurposed” with a new build set to be constructed at Leek Hospital. After the meeting, Marcus Warnes, Accountable Officer for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs, told the Times and Echo: “Cheadle sits within the Local Plan, has a population of 13,000 and has three GP practices within the Cheadle borough.

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October 18, 2019

Concerns over annual New Year’s Day hunt

HUNT supporters have defended their sport after concerns regarding the traditional New Year's Day meet were raised at a meeting of Uttoxeter Town Council. The Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt hosts a morning meeting every year on January 1, where participants gather at The Market Place in Uttoxeter town centre before setting off on the hunt which takes place on council-owned land. At Uttoxeter Town Council's meeting on Tuesday, October 8, a member of the public voiced her concerns about the event.

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