Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

●● PUB land­lords are back in busi­ness af­ter a tele­coms blun­der left them with­out their phone line for five weeks.

James and Jane Kennedy, who own the Sut­ton Game­keeper on Hollin Lane, Sut­ton, were un­ex­pect­edly cut off on Au­gust 10.

With no tele­phone line or in­ter­net, the cou­ple said book­ings plum­meted, cost­ing them thou­sands of pounds in lost in­come. Now af­ter five weeks their provider, BES tele­coms, has fi­nally got their orig­i­nal num­ber back.

Mr Kennedy said: “It has been a night­mare. We lost a lot of money.

“Thank­fully a cus­tomer came to our res­cue and of­fered a por­ta­ble card pay­ment ma­chine to use while the line was down. That re­ally helped us. The com­mu­nity was great at spread­ing the news of our sit­u­a­tion.”

A spokesman for BES told the Ex­press that the prob­lem had been caused by another provider tak­ing the line. ●● PLANS sub­mit­ted for the area in­clude a two storey ex­ten­sion and in­ter­nal al­ter­ations at Fold Cot­tages, Cock Hall Lane, Langley; the con­struc­tion of a build­ing to store trac­tors and farm im­ple­ments at Tol­letts Farm, Leek Old Road, Sut­ton; a rear sin­gle storey ex­ten­sion at 82, Robin Lane, Lyme Green; de­mo­li­tion of the ex­ist­ing house and the erec­tion of a re­place­ment dwelling house with glass link and the re-use of a barn for an­cil­lary use at High­low Farm, Clarke Lane, Langley. ●● TICK­ETS are still avail­able for a one-off gig in Langley by Amer­i­can singer Lisa Mills. Lisa, from Alabama, fell in love with the vil­lage dur­ing a hol­i­day.

She has made friends in the vil­lage and was in­vited to re­turn for a con­cert.

The singer will per­form a spe­cial one-off gig at Langley Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24. Tick­ets are £12 (£10 conc). Call 01260 252325.

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