News archive from 15 October 2016, page 13

MP Andrew Griffiths welcomes another decrease in number of people claiming unemployment benefit

MP Andrew Griffiths welcomes another decrease in number of people claiming unemployment benefit

Burton's MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the latest employment figures released earlier this week which revealed another decrease in the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Burton. The Office of National Statistics shows that just 675...

 
V Festival 2016: Stay away from 'legal highs' plea

V Festival 2016: Stay away from 'legal highs' plea

Revellers are being asked to party safely at this weekend's V Festival, in Weston Park. Staffordshire County Council's Trading Standards team is advising V Festival goers to party safely and avoid new psychoactive substances (NPSs). Festival goers are...

 
Mercury Music Prize: A history of the award

Mercury Music Prize: A history of the award

Since the Mercury Music Prize was created in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit awards it has rapidly established itself as the most-prestigious prize in non-mainstream music in the world. It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and...

 
Mum of Kai Lambe issues water warning as she pepares to mark second anniversary of his death

Mum of Kai Lambe issues water warning as she pepares to mark second anniversary of his death

The mother of a schoolboy who drowned in a tragic accident has issued a stark warning as she plans a memorial football match to mark the second anniversary of his death. Kai Lambe, from Hatton, was nine when he lost his life in August 2014 while...

 
How Liverpool's Kevin Stewart has progressed since Burton Albion loan spell

How Liverpool's Kevin Stewart has progressed since Burton Albion loan spell

In January this year, Kevin Stewart returned to Liverpool following a loan spell at Swindon Town. For most Liverpool fans, the name Kevin Stewart would likely have been alien but, by the end of May, the Kop faithful didn't just know his name, they...

Burton Mail, 22:13 in Sport
 
Derbyshire Police working with Sophie Lancaster Foundation to expand boundaries on hate crime

Derbyshire Police working with Sophie Lancaster Foundation to expand boundaries on hate crime

A police force has changed its definition of hate crime to include attacks made on the basis of someone's appearance or culture, known as 'alternative subculture'. Derbyshire Constabulary now recognises, records and monitors alternative subculture as...

 
Banned driver jailed after 110mph police chase

Banned driver jailed after 110mph police chase

A disqualified driver who led the police on a dangerous pursuit for 50-minutes has been jailed for three years and two months. Tony Holland, 24, carried on driving with sparks and flames shooting from the wheels, despite a stinger deflating two...

 
East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire has some of 'worst rate' of safe car parking spaces

East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire has some of 'worst rate' of safe car parking spaces

East Staffordshire has one of the worst rates of safe car parking spaces in the UK - according to new data. In a survey conducted by the British Parking Association's (BPA) Safer Parking Scheme, there are just five car parks in the area that have...

 
Holiday 'to cost families £300 more due to Brexit'

Holiday 'to cost families £300 more due to Brexit'

FAMILIES across Burton and South Derbyshire setting their sights on a cheap European holiday can think again as reports claim the cost of a holiday has gone up thanks to the Brexit vote. The average cost of a family holiday has increased by £300 due...

 
Cranberries may help keep us skinny

Cranberries may help keep us skinny

CRANBERRIES have long been praised for their health virtues and now scientists claim they can help keep people skinny. The versatile little berry can be drunk as juice, made into tasty sauces and are delicious when died. They are well known for...

 
Recap: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion, Naylor nods Brewers level late on

Recap: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion, Naylor nods Brewers level late on

Burton Albion rescued a point at Blackburn Rovers through Tom Naylor's third goal of the season after a difficult encounter at Ewood Park. Albion twice had to come from behind at Rovers, having conceded to a wonder-strike from Craig Conway before...

Burton Mail, 08:53 in Sport
 
Claymills Pumping Station awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016

Claymills Pumping Station awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016

Burton's beloved steam museum is celebrating this week after being awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for another year. Engineers have been hard at work to restore the Claymills Pumping Station for more than 22 years, and regularly open...

 
Don't let airports or railway stations stress you out

Don't let airports or railway stations stress you out

HOLIDAYS are generally fantastic and something we all look forward to. Checking into the airport or negotiating the hustle and bustle of a railway station is not so enjoyable and can have our stress levels sky high before we even get to the hotel. So...

 
V Festival 2016: 270 festival goers need medical treatment on first day

V Festival 2016: 270 festival goers need medical treatment on first day

The first day of V Festival saw a total of 270 people needing medical treatment by ambulance staff with some of those festival goers being taken to hospital. The popular music festival, which will see the likes of Rhianna, Little Mix and Justin Bieber...

 
Derbyshire Police working with Sophie Lancaster Foundation to expand boundaries on hate crime

Derbyshire Police working with Sophie Lancaster Foundation to expand boundaries on hate crime

A police force has changed its definition of hate crime to include attacks made on the basis of someone's appearance or culture, known as 'alternative subculture'. Derbyshire Constabulary now recognises, records and monitors alternative subculture as...

 


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