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Times Echo and Life / Draycott

August 13, 2020

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day

August 15, 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War in 1945. The nation is being asked to remember the dead and wounded and the impact that leaving, missing and returning home has on service men and women and their loved ones even to this day.

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February 28, 2019

Draycott Fayre back on track

WILLING volunteers have stepped forward to help save a cherished village fayre. St Margaret's Summer Fayre, Draycott was under threat after a 'perfect storm' of problems last year put this year's event in jeopardy. An appeal for volunteers resulted in a handful of new helpers, although organisers are hoping more people will step up.

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January 17, 2019

Biker killed in tragic crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has sadly passed away after being involved in a road traffic collision in the Moorlands. Martin Baxter, aged 50 from Stoke-on-Trent, died on the morning of Saturday, January 12 at Royal Stoke University Hospital after he and his motorbike were involved in a road traffic collision in Draycott, near Blythe Bridge, the previous evening.

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November 29, 2018

Parishes hope to fund buses

A PARISH council is calling upon residents to take part in a survey focusing on bus services in the area. Forsbrook Parish Council is running the public consultation following cuts made by Staffordshire County Council to bus services in Forsbrook. The parish council is now asking residents to tell them when and where they would like bus services to be operate through Forsbrook.

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October 18, 2018

Celebrating 750 years of church

A WEEKEND of celebrations will mark the 750th year of a village church. The congregation at St Margaret's Church at Draycott-in-the-Moors have organised a special day dedicated to the building's history. And a special service acknowledging the church's place at the heart of the community will be held with the Rt Rev Geoff Annass, the Bishop of Stafford, as a special guest.

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October 11, 2018

Jail sentence for ‘racist’ pensioner

A FORMER general election candidate has been sentenced for stirring up racial hatred. Barbara Fielding-Morriss was sentenced on Friday (October 5) at Stafford Crown Court to 12 months for three counts of inciting racial hatred following a trial at Stoke Crown Court.

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May 16, 2018


PLANS to build 118 homes on land between the A50 and Draycott level have been approved by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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February 6, 2018

Restaurant hit in 10k raid

THOUSANDS of pounds in cash, booze and kitchen equipment have been stolen from Indian restaurants in the Moorlands.

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January 30, 2018

Residents hold key to village plan

RESIDENTS are being urged to help draw up a blueprint for the future of their village.

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26th January 2018

Draycott Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

VILLAGERS are being invited to attend an important meeting to construct a Neighbourhood Plan for Draycott.

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January 4, 2018

New Year new start for Draycott speed campaign

A new volunteer group are ready to launch village project aiming to stop speed demons.

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