News archive from 20 October 2014, page 17

Festive shoplifting blitz by the police in South Derbyshire

Festive shoplifting blitz by the police in South Derbyshire

POLICE are set to launch a crackdown on shoplifting in South Derbyshire in the run-up to the festive season. Officers from Swadlincote Police Station will be visiting shops across the area in a bid halt the annual rise in the crime. Owners and staff...

 

Latest raids which prove Burton has the worst problem

THE latest trader to be caught selling illegal cigarettes in Burton is Mohammed Abdulla Ahmad. He was caught selling the banned substances at High Street News on three separate occasions. It comes after more than 19,000 illegal cigarettes were seized...

 

COURT: Lack of evidence case dismissal

A 29-YEAR-OLD man who was accused of assault has seen his case dismissed. Luke Johnson of Tutbury Road, Burton, appeared at Burton Magistrates' Court after he was charged with intentionally destroying an iPhone 5 belonging to Jade O'Hara and...

 

HISTORY: Victoria Community Schoo's murals bring history alive for pupils

THE reign of Queen Victoria, the American declaration of independence and the first published dictionary are among the landmarks presented in a major project at a Burton primary school. Staff, pupils and others connected to Victoria Community School...

 

CRIME: Burton named as worst town for illegal cigarette sales in whole of Staffordshire

BURTON is the most notorious town in Staffordshire for the sale of illegal cigarettes - which have even been found to contain human excrement, the Mail can reveal. A campaign funded by the Proceeds of Crime Act, to tackle the growing trend of illegal...

 

Derbyshire Police attend three-car collision

THREE vehicles have been involved in a collision in Midway. The crash in Sandicliffe Road was reported at 2.42pm on Friday, and caused tailbacks while police attempted to unblock the road. The drivers of the Audi A4, Proton Wira and Citroen Relay van...

 

GALLERY: Screamfest returns for scariest show ever

PREPARE to have the hairs on your back stand on end and your senses heightened as Screamfest returns for its most frightening display ever. The annual event, at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Tatenhill, plays a host to dozens of live actors,...

 

Didcot power station blaze inquiry

Fire investigation officers are due to travel to the site of a gas-fuelled power station following a major blaze. More than 25 fire appliances raced to the Didcot B power station last night as flames ripped through a cooling tower. Such was the scale...

 

Vandals smash bus shelter glass

VANDALS have targeted a bus shelter in Horninglow Road, Burton, smashing all but one glass sides. It is currently uncertain who or when the glass shelter was targeted, but staff at the nearby Sainsbury's confirmed that it was not damaged when the...

 

Matthew Humphries, from Swadlincote, to embark on charity rickshaw effort for Children in Need

A SOUTH Derbyshire youngster has been picked to take part in a mammoth challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Sixteen-year-old Matthew Humphries has been named as part of Team Rickshaw 2014 and, alongside four other youngsters, will be...

 
Packington Pork boss 'meats' match in Burton nightclub scuffle

Packington Pork boss 'meats' match in Burton nightclub scuffle

THE behaviour of door staff at a Burton High Street nightclub has come under fire in court after a meat company director was 'wrestled to the ground' and charged with assault. Robert Mercer, 34, of Dogshead Lane, Barton under Needwood, who suffered a...

 

Crew cut roof off car to free driver

FIREFIGHTERS had to cut the roof off a car to free a driver following a collison. The collision, between a Volkswagen Passat and a Ford C-Max, happened yesterday morning in Rolleston Road. Police and firefighters from Burton attended the incident,...

 

BOJ stays upbeat on regional Japan, Kuroda says recovery on track

BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda also stuck to his upbeat tone in a speech to a meeting of the central bank's regional branch managers, saying that the economy is set to recover moderately as a trend although there are some weaknesses in factory output....

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NEIL WHITE: Richard gave my new gnashers the chance to grin on the delayed 7.58

NEIL WHITE: Richard gave my new gnashers the chance to grin on the delayed 7.58

I WOULD like to say a big hoorah to a chap called Richard who was on the 7.58pm train from St Pancras to Derby on Tuesday evening. The journey north could have put the dampers on an otherwise excellent evening at the Derby Embassy on Pall Mall. This...

 
OPINION: I'm worried about having Derby asylum-seeker hostel on our doorsteps

OPINION: I'm worried about having Derby asylum-seeker hostel on our doorsteps

WITH regards to the proposed asylum seeker hostel, I am fervently opposed to it. With what we read about asylum seekers committing crimes in this country, it worries me who could be housed on our doorstep. Recently we have seen the case of Alice...

 


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