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​Rare medals awarded to Derbyshire Second World War hero are snapped up by mystery buyer

​Rare medals awarded to Derbyshire Second World War hero are snapped up by mystery buyer

A mystery buyer has beat off competition to secure a rare set of Second World War medals which belonged to a highly decorated Derbyshire couple. Colonel Sir Peter Hilton was one of only 25 men awarded the Military Cross three times, while his wife Lady W

2 min. ago in Regional West
 
​Find out everything you need to know about the smoking law changes which change on May 21

​Find out everything you need to know about the smoking law changes which change on May 21

Tobacco laws are set to change and from May 21 this year and smokers will no longer be able to buy a packet of 10 cigarettes. In a bid to deter younger people from smoking, the ban will also include smaller packs of roll-your-own tobacco - and by 2020, m

today, 13:02 in Regional West
 
Sainsbury's has been given approval to make changes as latest plans are decided

Sainsbury's has been given approval to make changes as latest plans are decided

Plans have been approved for a micro brewery in Draycott in the Clay, and Sainsbury's, in Burton, has also announced changes after the latest planning applications have been decided by East Staffordshire Borough Council: Sainsbury's Store, Union Street,

today, 12:12 in Regional West
 
Marie Curie finds that poor end-of-life care is tainting memories of loved ones

Marie Curie finds that poor end-of-life care is tainting memories of loved ones

A third of bereaved people claim the quality of end-of-life care their loved one received jeopardised their happy memories of that person, a new poll has found. Marie Curie, a charity supporting people across Burton and South Derbyshire, said it was sad

today, 11:06 in Regional West
 

Watch: The end of your struggle for a successful spread of Marmite on toast

Marmite on toast has always been a favourite comfort food for many of us. But people in a hurry for this popular snack struggle to get it right. If the conditions are not right, the bread ends up being scraped away and you are left with a soggy mess. Hel

today, 10:18 in Regional West
 

WATCH: The Waterfront at Barton Marina celebrates top hygiene rating just a month after reopening

A village pub which has just opened its doors after a major refurbishment has been given another reason to celebrate after a visit from hygiene inspectors. The Waterfront, at Barton Marina, has kept hold of its five-star rating after a visit from health

today, 09:04 in Regional West
 
Plans to build a house in Repton's Main Street have been refused

Plans to build a house in Repton's Main Street have been refused

Plans to build a house in Repton have been turned down, while a Melbourne pub is set to see big changes as the latest applications have been decided South Derbyshire District Council. Here are other plan dealt with by the authority. 4 Kilburn Way, Newhal

today, 08:05 in Regional West
 
Princess Anne presents top award to HMP Dovegate psychologist for her work helping autistic inmates

Princess Anne presents top award to HMP Dovegate psychologist for her work helping autistic inmates

A psychologist who has helped countless autistic prisoners has been honoured with a prestigious award for her ground-breaking work. The outstanding achievements of Yvette Bates, a senior forensic psychologist at HMP Dovegate, were recognised during a cer

today, 07:09 in Regional West
 
Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum set to become home of national police tribute

Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum set to become home of national police tribute

Staffordshire is to become the home of the national police memorial, dedicated to all those who serve to keep communities safe throughout the country. The memorial, set to be unveiled in 2019, will be built at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Alrewas,

today, 06:28 in Regional West
 
Homes across Burton and South Derbyshire take part in Earth Hour to support tackling climate change

Homes across Burton and South Derbyshire take part in Earth Hour to support tackling climate change

In Partnership with WWF Homes across Burton and South Derbyshire took part in the most spectacular light show on Earth tonight. At 8.30pm tonight, Saturday, March 25, families in the area joined millions of people in 170 countries who plunged their homes

yesterday, 22:02 in Regional West
 

Foaming pints were pulled to mark 10th anniversary of Hatton Pre-school in July 1979

A series of celebrations marked the 10th anniversary of Hatton Pre-school in July 1979 and included the unveiling of a new playground slide. However, the youngsters knew that adults tended to celebrate by standing at the bar and – so four-year-olds Leann

yesterday, 21:01 in Regional West
 
Young YESS volunteer overcomes selective mutism to deliver keynote speech to academics

Young YESS volunteer overcomes selective mutism to deliver keynote speech to academics

A mum is rewarding the charity that helped her daughter deliver a speech to a respected group of academics – despite an anxiety disorder so severe it often renders her unable to talk. Natasha Dale has battled selective mutism, high anxiety disorder and o

yesterday, 20:01 in Regional West
 
Strictly Come Dancing comes to Burton as Russell Roof Tiles raise £3,000 for charity

Strictly Come Dancing comes to Burton as Russell Roof Tiles raise £3,000 for charity

It was time to "keep dancing" for staff at a Burton firm as they applied the fake tan and put on the glitter ready for a night of ballroom. Staff at Russell Roof Tiles, which has sites in Burton, raised £3,000 for the Shropshire and...

yesterday, 19:15 in Regional West
 
Burton Brewery Marston's spends £700,000 on new forklifts and equipment

Burton Brewery Marston's spends £700,000 on new forklifts and equipment

A Burton brewery is spending £700,000 on new trucks and equipment as part of its commitment to improving its logistics operations. Makers of Pedigree, Marston's, which is based in Shobnall Road, has signed a contract to take on 37 new forklift trucks and

yesterday, 18:15 in Regional West
 
Final tributes paid to well-known South Derbyshire sweet seller, 'Dougie' Walton

Final tributes paid to well-known South Derbyshire sweet seller, 'Dougie' Walton

Dozens of people have turned out to pay their final respects to much-loved market trader, bookie and businessman 'Dougie' Walton, who died in his sleep aged 81. Around 100 people heard tales of John Douglas Walton, known universally as Dougie, as he was

yesterday, 18:15 in Regional West
 


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