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Thrill-seekers stuck in mid-air for '45 minutes' on Smiler ride at Alton Towers

Thrill-seekers stuck in mid-air for '45 minutes' on Smiler ride at Alton Towers

A thrill-seeker left suspended in mid-air when the Smiler broke down yesterday said the experience was "horrendous". The Alton Towers rollercoaster that crashed two years ago reportedly left riders hanging in mid-air for 45 minutes. A...

5 min. ago in Regional West
 
These are the dangerous slang terms parents need to know urgently

These are the dangerous slang terms parents need to know urgently

As technology adapts, every day slang is forever changing and it's important for parents to keep up with how their children talk online. Slang is ever-changing, fast-paced and sometimes difficult to keep up-to-date with. As The Mirror reports, for parent

22 min. ago in Regional West
 
Former Burton Albion loan star Chris O'Grady signs for Chesterfield

Former Burton Albion loan star Chris O'Grady signs for Chesterfield

Former Burton Albion loanee Chris O'Grady has signed for League Two side Chesterfield. The 31-year-old striker - who spent the entirety of last term with the Brewers - has penned a two-year deal with the Spireites. O'Grady made a telling impact as Albion

today, 12:10 in Sport
 
NHS trialling red key rings in Burton to lower the number of elderly people in hospital

NHS trialling red key rings in Burton to lower the number of elderly people in hospital

A simple new idea is being trialled in the Burton area to attempt to reduce the number of elderly that are being admitted into hospitals. Virgin Care will be working with the NHS in East Staffordshire to introduce special red key rings which indicate tha

today, 12:08 in Regional West
 
Thieves steal safe full of cash from East Midlands Aeropark at Castle Donington

Thieves steal safe full of cash from East Midlands Aeropark at Castle Donington

A safe full of cash has been stolen by thieves who ransacked an aeropark at East Midlands Airport, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Police were called to the Castle Donington site shortly after 9pm on Sunday, June 25. A force spokesman said t

today, 11:38 in Regional West
 
Time running out to have your say on latest greenfield housing plan in Uttoxeter

Time running out to have your say on latest greenfield housing plan in Uttoxeter

People in Uttoxeter don't have long to influence the next phase of one of the biggest housing developments in the town's history. Developer St Modwen has applied to build 113 homes at the Bramshall Meadows site, at Parks Farm, off Bramshall Road. The dea

today, 11:06 in Regional West
 
Hollywood film wants YOU to star alongside Margot Robbie and get paid

Hollywood film wants YOU to star alongside Margot Robbie and get paid

Ever fancied seeing yourself on the big screen? Now here is your chance. A casting company is on the look out for budding actors from Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire to feature in a new biopic which stars Hollywood actresses Margot Robbie and Saoi

today, 11:06 in Regional West
 
Distinctive Land Rover stolen from Ashby

Distinctive Land Rover stolen from Ashby

A distinctive Land Rover has been stolen from Ashby. The vehicle was taken from outside an address in Marlborough Way sometime between 10pm on Monday, June 26, and 6.45am the following morning. The red Land Rover Defender has been modified and has an ext

today, 10:30 in Regional West
 
Ashby family's pet hen called Becky is killed during break-in

Ashby family's pet hen called Becky is killed during break-in

A family's pet hen has been killed in a "despicable" crime after thugs broke into a shed at a house in Ashby and poured petrol over its contents. It happened sometime between 10pm on Saturday, June 24, and 7.45am on Sunday, June 25, when the...

today, 10:30 in Regional West
 
Burton Albion games with Sheffield United and Cardiff City rescheduled

Burton Albion games with Sheffield United and Cardiff City rescheduled

Burton Albion's home clash with Sheffield United and away trip to Cardiff City in the Championship next season have been rescheduled. The Brewers were due to host the recently-promoted Blades at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday November 18 (3pm), but the

today, 10:13 in Sport
 
Mail reporter Beth Pridding went to give blood for the first time in National Blood Week

Mail reporter Beth Pridding went to give blood for the first time in National Blood Week

Donating blood for the first time is going to be a scary experience for anyone, regardless of how brave you may seem on the outside. The thought of sitting in a chair while a pint of blood is pouring out of your body is enough to make you queasy, but wha

today, 10:09 in Regional West
 
Princess Cruises set to expand its Ocean Medallion Class fleet

Princess Cruises set to expand its Ocean Medallion Class fleet

Three more ships are set to be included in Princess Cruises' Ocean Medallion Class fleet which will bring the total to seven by the beginning of 2019. Crown Princess and Golden Princess will be Ocean Medallion ready in November 2018, with Ruby Princess r

today, 10:05 in Lifestyle
 
The EAGA Gospel Choir from BBC 2 is coming to Burton

The EAGA Gospel Choir from BBC 2 is coming to Burton

The EAGA Gospel Choir are coming to Burton for a "truly exhilarating night of music". The Choir first came into the spotlight when they became runners up on BBC 2's "The Choir" with Gareth Malone in 2016, and now they are coming to...

today, 09:09 in Regional West
 
Traffic easing in Burton and South Derbyshire as some of the roadworks look set to end

Traffic easing in Burton and South Derbyshire as some of the roadworks look set to end

Motorists are still facing heavy delays commuting in and out of Burton as roadworks continue to hold up traffic around the town. Vehicles are still being held up in Derby Road near the Pirelli Stadium due to gas works but those who had been affected by r

today, 09:09 in Regional West
 
Value of George Formby ukulele shows the importance of musical history

Value of George Formby ukulele shows the importance of musical history

Even though it is easy to make jokes about the sale of one of George Formby's ukuleles and how it has "turned out nice again" for the seller and buyer alike, there is a stronger message out there for music lovers. These instruments are also...

today, 08:03 in Regional West
 


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