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By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

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Walking football in Cheadle

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JCB HAS announced plans for a £30 million golf course which could attract some of the world's biggest stars.

The 72-par course would be built on a 240-acre site adjacent to the company's Rocester headquarters.

The proposed development also includes a luxury spa, leisure facilities and five-star hotel accommodation.

European Golf Design, which works with the sport's European Tour and designed the 2010 Ryder Cup course in Wales, has been given the task of creating the course.

Robin Hiseman, European Golf Design's course architect, said; "We were asked to create a premier tour-proven golf course to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best temporary golf course designs in the UK.

"We are very confident that our design meets this requirement."

VETERAN ex-footballers are being invited to make a comeback at their favourite sport at a more leisurely pace.

Twice-weekly walking football sessions, organised by Cheadle SMU football club, are proving popular at the town's Allen Street leisure centre.

The sessions for the over-50s are held on Thursday evenings (6.30pm-7.30pm) and Friday afternoons (2pm-3pm).

Cheadle SMU chairman Ian Morton said: "Age is no barrier – we've got players turning up in their 70s."

Among the regulars is 73-year-old Jeff Wood, who played for Kingsley in the now-defunct Leek & Moorlands League

The rules for walking football are exactly the same as the regular game – except players are banned from running, sprinting, or jogging.

CHEADLE Running Club entered the Staffordshire County Cross Country Championships at Stafford Common.

The muddy course was made even more challenging by the torrential rain which had fallen over the previous few days.

The Cheadle men's team battled hard over the 10k course and achieved fourth place in the veterans category.

The runners were Dave Allen, Carl Astley, Mick Beardmore, Phil Heathcote, Daryl Moseley and Adrian-Reeves Jones.

Cheadle ladies also competed valiantly and were fifth in the veterans category.

The team comprised Rebecca Harrison, Sally Kenny, Amanda Gilbert, Sue Baker and Izzy Syred.

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