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Times Echo and Life / denstone

April 2, 2021

Control zones in place due to outbreak of bird flu

Temporary control zones on premises with birds have been put in place after a case of avian flu was identified near Cheadle. A commercial poultry business, based near Alton, is at the centre of a strict control zone with a 3km radius, which means any captive birds, including pets, must be isolated.

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May 20, 2020

Another farm hit by thieves

A THIRD theft of lambs in East Staffordshire has seen 13 lambs taken from a field at Denstone. The crime follows thefts of livestock at Yoxall and Needwood in the last few weeks. Police are investigating the thefts and are carrying out high visibility patrols in rural areas.

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October 10, 2019

Bus shelter commemorative mural “cheers village up”

A PARISH council has painted a mural on a bus shelter in memory of a “very popular” village resident – something that has “cheered the village up,” according to a close friend. Denstone Parish Council commissioned the design of a barn-themed mural on a bus shelter initially as part of their annual Best Kept Village Competition bid before later forming it into a commemoration to Rose Edge, a much-loved pillar of the community. As part of the village’s 2019 submission for the competition, it was mooted in a parish council meeting that the structure should be painted.

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June 20, 2019

Magic Max lightens life for Liz

A SPECIAL bond has formed between a retired teacher and an abandoned dog thanks to volunteers at a Cheadle animal charity. Liz Bailey, 74, from Denstone, was devastated after the loss of her canine companion, Jessie, last month. But after reading about the work of Cheadle and District Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) in the Times and Echo, Liz got in touch with the charity and found solace in Max – a 14 year old collie cross.

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November 22, 2018

Mileposts to return on canal route

A FORMER canal route is set to be mile-posted to assist walkers using the route. The current project by the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) is to establish a line of the Uttoxeter Canal and create a walking route aided by the reinstallation of mileposts. The trust has been successful in gaining a number of donations for the project – including £250 from Uttoxeter Town Council.

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October 11, 2018

Favourite foodie venues are up for awards

BUSINESSES from the Cheadle and Uttoxeter area are in the running to be named the best in Staffordshire. The Ramblers' Retreat at Alton and Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe have both been shortlisted for the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2018. The businesses will discover if they've won their categories at a glittering awards ceremony at Uttoxeter Racecourse later this month.

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April 18, 2018

Proud Dave named among best young butchers in UK

A YOUNG butcher who lives near Cheadle has been named among the best in the country.

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March 28, 2018

Pensioner hit by health scare now plans fund-raising run

A DENSTONE pensioner is preparing to take part in a charity run just weeks after surviving a terrifying health scare.

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February 21, 2018

Five-star rating for family farm shop

A POPULAR farm shop and cafe is celebrating this week after receiving a 10th five-star rating from food hygiene inspectors.

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