News archive from 15 October 2016, page 11

Former teacher Bruce Kilgour accused of smacking and groping schoolgirls as court trial continues

Former teacher Bruce Kilgour accused of smacking and groping schoolgirls as court trial continues

An alleged victim of sexual assault at the hands of a Derbyshire teacher has told a court hearing that she "never knew whether it was going to be a smacking day or a groping day", and that her parents scolded her for being "too...

 
Eczema: How best to deal with the skin condition by South Derbyshire GP

Eczema: How best to deal with the skin condition by South Derbyshire GP

Dr Buk Dhadda, GP at Swadlincote Surgery and governing body member of NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG. Did you know that if you suffer from an allergy you are more likely to develop others? You may have heard of the term 'atopic', which means sensitivity...

 
Bunnies were left abandoned and dehydrated

Bunnies were left abandoned and dehydrated

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two baby rabbits were 'deliberately' abandoned near a landfill. A man contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the domestic pets – thought to be aged around three months old – on land near to...

 
Morning Championship news: Aston Villa defender set for Rangers switch, Preston striker to follow?

Morning Championship news: Aston Villa defender set for Rangers switch, Preston striker to follow?

The first of our daily round-ups of all things Championship ahead of Burton Albion's trip to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow. This morning's news includes a duo of second-tier players who could be on their way to Rangers and a Cardiff City goalkeeper...

Burton Mail, 11:22 in Sport
 
The Burton Bridge Brewery - how it all started

The Burton Bridge Brewery - how it all started

When Geoff and Bruce first started there were four breweries in the town, with the brewery becoming the fifth. Now there are eight breweries in the town and 25 across Staffordshire. The pair worked together for Allied Breweries in Burton and had a...

 
The Burton Bridge Brewery is up for sale

The Burton Bridge Brewery is up for sale

Burton Bridge Brewery has been put up for sale, nearly 35 years after owners Geoff Mumford and Bruce Wilkinson brewed their first pint. The pair, who set up the business in Bridge Street, in 1981, and started brewing in May 1982, have conceded that...

 
David Bellamy award scheme heaps praise on Mercia Marina for bee conservation

David Bellamy award scheme heaps praise on Mercia Marina for bee conservation

Organisers of the David Bellamy Conservation Award scheme have heaped praise on South Derbyshire's Mercia Marina for the work volunteers are doing to save the bee population. The award scheme annually assesses UK holiday parks to determine how well...

 
Derbyshire teenager claimed man was stabbed and is arrested for making four hoax calls in two hours

Derbyshire teenager claimed man was stabbed and is arrested for making four hoax calls in two hours

A teenager has been arrested by Derbyshire Police after making four hoax calls in just two hours. The 16-year-old boy called the police four times between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, August 17, and made an allegation that a man had been stabbed....

 

Thousands of red heads visit Twycross Zoo for national orangutan day

THOUSANDS of people have already battled the rain and wind at Twycross Zoo as red-haired folk were invited into the attraction for free. The Mail joined what seemed an endless stream of red-hairs in the queue as the zoo supported national orangutan...

 
Dog rescued by firefighters in South Derbyshire after becoming stuck

Dog rescued by firefighters in South Derbyshire after becoming stuck

A DOG has been rescued by firefighters after it became struck in a culvert in South Derbyshire. Fire crews from Derby's Ascot Drive fire station were called to Pingle Lane, Swarkestone, at 8.32am on Thursday to reports of a Springer Spaniel struck in...

 
Gas meter mix-up could see Burton and South Derbyshire residents refunded

Gas meter mix-up could see Burton and South Derbyshire residents refunded

A meter reading mix-up could see Burton and South Derbyshire residents and businesses refunded, and compensated, after an investigation found they had been wrongly read. The problem has been cited with gas meters that had the usage measured in metric,...

 
Winless start makes Blackburn Rovers more dangerous for Burton Albion, says Jackson Irvine

Winless start makes Blackburn Rovers more dangerous for Burton Albion, says Jackson Irvine

Jackson Irvine believes Blackburn Rovers' shaky start to the season could make them an even more difficult proposition this weekend. Owen Coyle's Rovers are one of two sides yet to register a point in the Championship after three games - Preston North...

Burton Mail, 13:19 in Sport
 
Burton Albion transfer news: Phil Edwards joins Oxford United on a season-long loan

Burton Albion transfer news: Phil Edwards joins Oxford United on a season-long loan

BURTON Albion right-back Phil Edwards has signed for Oxford United on a season-long loan deal. The Brewers defender is yet to play a league game for the Brewers this season and will now spend the rest of the season at the Kassam Stadium. Edwards has...

Burton Mail, 13:44 in Sport
 
Jim Davidson to provide entertainment at glitzy Burton Addiction Centre charity ball

Jim Davidson to provide entertainment at glitzy Burton Addiction Centre charity ball

Generation Game legend Jim Davidson will be the star entertainment at a charity ball in Burton in a couple of weeks to raise money for a vital charity. The second annual O'Connor Gateway Summer Ball will take place at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton on...

 
Scam warning as fraudsters target East Staffordshire

Scam warning as fraudsters target East Staffordshire

Residents are being alerted to a courier fraud phone scam that is potentially circulating in East Staffordshire. Police received two reports earlier this week, of suspicious phone calls from someone claiming to be from a PPI company. It is reported...

 


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