News archive from 15 October 2016

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Louise Redknapp confirmed as sixth celebrity

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Louise Redknapp confirmed as sixth celebrity

Louise Redknapp has been announced as the sixth celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing 2016. The 41-year-old singer and former Eternal girl group member is no stranger to the dance floor and was a judge on the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance...

 
This year's Ashbourne Show gearing up to be the best yet

This year's Ashbourne Show gearing up to be the best yet

One of Derbyshire's best-loved shows is gearing up to be the best yet. As it celebrates its 125th anniversary, organisers of Ashbourne Show are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year's event is the most memorable yet. Set to add grace, style...

 
Evening Championship news: Bristol City to benefit from Yannick Bolasie's move to Everton

Evening Championship news: Bristol City to benefit from Yannick Bolasie's move to Everton

The second of our daily round-ups of all things Championship ahead of Burton Albion's clash with Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night. This evening's news includes a potential windfall for Bristol City following Everton's signing of Yannick Bolasie and...

Burton Mail, 17:37 in Sport
 
Mercury Music Prize: Anohni Hopelessness review

Mercury Music Prize: Anohni Hopelessness review

As the only previous winner in this year's line-up, albeit under a different guise, Hopelessness is arguably a better, more immediate album than I Am A Bird Now, which won the prize in 2005, when Anohni identified as Antony Hergarty from Antony and...

 
Cruise news: Multiple cruising hits all time high

Cruise news: Multiple cruising hits all time high

With more choice than ever before it's no wonder that nearly two-thirds of cruisers took more than one cruise in 2015 – the most multi-cruisers for a decade. Exactly half of cruise passengers took two or three cruises during 2015 and nearly two-thirds...

 
V Festival 2016 - Could this be the best festival ever?

V Festival 2016 - Could this be the best festival ever?

WITH more than half a million people set to head to Staffordshire this weekend for V Festival, the line-up has been getting people talking about whether it could be the best festival yet. Last year's festival saw the likes of Calvin Harris,...

 
Opposition preview: Sheffield Wednesday up next for Burton Albion

Opposition preview: Sheffield Wednesday up next for Burton Albion

When it comes to the Championship, there is never too much time for respite - and Burton Albion's debut second-tier campaign continues apace at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday (7.45pm). The Brewers' second defeat of the league campaign was even...

Burton Mail, 19:27 in Sport
 
Jessica Ennis-Hill and Great British Bake Off stars to appear at Chatsworth Country Fair

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Great British Bake Off stars to appear at Chatsworth Country Fair

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to open Chatsworth Country Fair next month. The heptathlete who won silver this weekend in Rio and triumphed on her home turf winning gold at London 2012, is the latest president of the event and will be 'cutting the ribbon'...

 
Showstopper range for budding bakers

Showstopper range for budding bakers

With The Great British Bake Off about to make a TV comeback, 'star bakers' wants to make sure they have everything they 'knead' to create tasty treats. The new Bake Off range at Aldi means you can mix up a treat in your kitchen this summer. Create the...

 
Bass Museum's teddy bears' picnic success

Bass Museum's teddy bears' picnic success

Fun, food and frolics – the 'bear' necessities of life – were the order of the day at Bass Museum's teddy bears' picnic in August 1997. The annual event was in its third year in 1997 and was bigger and better than previous events with more than 100...

 
'It would be a sad day for Swadlincote if Festival of Transport was not held there again'

'It would be a sad day for Swadlincote if Festival of Transport was not held there again'

SWADLINCOTE'S Festival of Transport is a firm date on the calendar each year. It has gradually got bigger and better and is enjoyed by thousands of people who flock to the event to view the exhibits and spend an interesting day out. People travel from...

 
Woman bit mother's face to force her to hand over £90 from cashpoint

Woman bit mother's face to force her to hand over £90 from cashpoint

A woman who bit her 64-year-old mother on the face and forced her to hand over £90 from a cashpoint has been given a suspended jail sentence. Samantha Welland, 34, pleaded guilty to common assault and theft of the cash from her mum on April 2....

 
Nigel Clough: Sheffield Wednesday are dangerous with or without Forestieri as Burton Albion await

Nigel Clough: Sheffield Wednesday are dangerous with or without Forestieri as Burton Albion await

Burton Albion will prepare for the possibility of Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Foresteri tonight despite doubts over the Argentinian-born striker's future at Hillsborough - but Brewers boss Nigel Clough insists the Owls have plenty of options...

Burton Mail, 22:17 in Sport
 
Burton Hospitals miss target of 95 per cent A&E waiting times

Burton Hospitals miss target of 95 per cent A&E waiting times

HEALTHCARE at Burton Hospitals remains of 'high quality' despite the latest figures revealing that the trust has missed its target to treat patients in its accident and emergency department. The trust treated 90.3 per cent of patients in June within...

 
First floor of Burton shopping centre could become gym

First floor of Burton shopping centre could become gym

A shopping centre struggling to fill its empty shops could see its entire first floor transformed into a gym, creating a total of 35 jobs. The Octagon shopping centre, in Burton, has submitted plans to tackle its ongoing problem surrounding dwindling...

 


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