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31 min ago | Burton Mail

Harry's creation puts icing on the cake on wedding day with...

IT is unlikely cake-maker Harry Gowdy has ever uttered the words: "I still have to put the finishing touches to the cemetery" when speaking of his edible masterpieces before. But that was the case this week as a happy couple prepare not only to walk down the aisle on their big day, but to eat a piece of it too.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

BBC News

Stephen's A 5m to fund cancer units

The 19-year-old, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, died in May after launching an appeal in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. It said A 2.9m of the A 4.96m raised through donations and Gift Aid would be invested in specialist cancer units for young people.

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Your Leek Paper

More community first responders required for the Staffordshire Moorlands

Responders from Dane Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Wetton and Alstonefield, Waterhouses and Dove Valley are pictured at a recruitment day held at Rudyard Lake Visitors Centre Responders from Dane Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Wetton and Alstonefield, Waterhouses and Dove Valley are pictured at a recruitment day held at Rudyard Lake Visitors Centre West Midlands Ambulance Trust is looking for community first responders particularly in the areas of Brown Edge and Endon, the Churnet Valley, Dane Valley, Dove Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Waterhouses, Wetton and Alstonefield.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

Up to 49 jobs at risk at Phones 4u stores across the borough

THE jobs of up to 49 members of staff at Phones 4u outlets across the borough are at risk after administrators were called in to the stricken mobile phone retailer today . Robert Jonathan Hunt, Ian David Green and Robert John Moran of PwC have been appointed as administrators to the leading independent phone retailer, which has stores in Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge and the Merry Hill shopping centre and which has been hit hard by EE's decision not to renew its contract.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Supervision order for plumber who punched young man in the face outside a Stourbridge bar

A 20-YEAR-OLD plumber who punched a young man in the face outside a Stourbridge nightspot fracturing his jaw and eye socket has avoided jail. John Evans from Rowley Regis lashed out with a single blow after being involved in a dispute with Martin Roberts and his brother Anthony in Lloyds Bar - Paul Spratt, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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Staffordshire Newsletter

SLIDESHOW - Speed the plough as traditional rural competitions get under way at Staffordshire farms

Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society's annual ploughing matches and hedgelaying competitions have got underway, with the first event in Newcastle district on September 7. On Saturday it was the turn of Uttoxeter District, which hosted competitors at Ash Barn Farm, Grindley, by permission of Mr D Rushton.

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Staffordshire Newsletter

Staffordshire Fire Service hosts jobs fair

JOB seekers are invited to a recruitment fair being held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Family Day on Saturday. The event is being held at service headquarters at Pirehill, Stone, on Saturday, September 20 from 12 noon to 4pm.

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Staffordshire Newsletter

Staffordshire memory walk numbers double

More than 1,100 people arrived at the Marquis Drive visitor centre to take part in the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk - almost twice the number of people who attended in 2013. The walk was started by BBC Midlands News presenter Mary Rhodes, who swapped a busy studio for the forests of Cannock Chase.

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Uttoxeter Advertiser

Staffordshire County Council tackling stigma of mental health

Art and Soul Picnic to help save Art and Soul with Nesta's Ark, balloons in a police car, face painting, rounders game,Mollie Fowel with her winning I Believe design TACKLING the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health has been named a key priority of a new approach to help people living in East Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council said it will be focusing more on prevention and offering local support at home and work as well as reducing suicide rates after taking a look at how it can jointly provide support for residents with its partners.

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The Ilam shuttle takes you from Ashbourne calling at the Callow Hall,Okeover arms, Blore Hall, Ilam Caravan site, The Izaac Walton Hotel, Ashbourne Heights before returning to Ashbourne.

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Halesowennews.co.uk

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between September 8 and 11:

Liam Michael John Griffiths, aged 22, of Milton Street, Pensnett, was given a three month community order for entering a building in Brierley Hill as a trespasser and stealing tools, a drink can and factory components, on August 10. He was given a three month curfew and for the duration must remain at his home address between 7pm and 6am. He must pay compensation of A 200, a victim surcharge of A 60 and A 85 court costs.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Your Leek Paper

Abbey Court in Leek hosts successful fair

Becci Knight, whose dog won the 'dog the judge would most like to take home', and Social Therapist Kim's daughter Poppy Mace, who won the competition for the dog with the waggiest tail. Staff at Abbey Court Care Home in Leek hosted the pooch display as part of the Buxton Road venue's Summer Fair.

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A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands farm has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards. Ilam-based Beechenhill Farm has been selected as finalist in the Organic Places to Stay category for its bed and breakfast cottages.

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Celebration of Sister Maria Cox from Leek at Loreto Convent, Llandudno

Mother Vincent de Paul, now known as Sister Maria Cox, celebrated her birthday at Loreto Convent, Llandudno. She was Professed in 1948 into the Loreto Order.

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Waterhouses Post Office reopens

New sub-postmaster Mark Daniels, left, and secretary of The Hub, Liddy Hamilton, right, are pictured with some of the residents who have already used the reopened facility. Waterhouses Post Office, which was situated at The Hub in Waterfall Lane, Waterhouses, closed its doors in May following the resignation of the sub-postmaster.

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Kingfisher Country Music Club will be back at the Old Central on Friday, September 19

WINNING music duo will be visiting the Staffordshire Moorlands to help country music fans dance the night away. Luke Thomas and Melanie Greggain are a country music duo who together combine to make one of the most exciting young country music duo's around.

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Couples are now able to get married at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek.

Pete Harvey and his wife Julie have been running The Winking Man pub, which is situated 'up-in-the-hills' of Upperhulme, near Leek, for 12 years. Pete said: "We decided to go for a wedding licence as we can't just stand still in this business - you need to keep moving forward.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Staffordshire Newsletter

Wolves on Cannock Chase for Staffordshire Memory Walk

Wolverhampton Wanderers are encouraging their supporters to get behind this year's Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk, which starts from the Marquis Drive visitors centre at 11am on Sunday. Memory Walk is the charity's biggest fundraising event.

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Burton Mail

Blooming well done - East Staffordshire scoops seven gold awards

The 2014 Heart of England in Bloom has announced its winners and East Staffordshire has claimed gold in four categories, while Paul Steed, East Staffordshire Borough Council's green spaces officer, was given the outstanding achievement award and volunteers at the churchyard of Tutbury's St Mary's landed the grounds maintenance award. Dennis Fletcher, who represents Winshill on the borough council, said: "We are absolutely delighted that we have won gold.

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Burton Mail

East Staffordshire man responsible for keeping the M6 going to appear in BBC documentary

BEING responsible for keeping one of the busiest roads in Europe moving on a daily basis is no easy task. Be it a serious accident, hazardous weather conditions or major roadworks, Neil Taylor is one of the leading men who has to make sure the M6 does not grind to a halt.

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