News archive from 15 October 2016, page 16

Repton church receives £10,000 for new roof

Repton church receives £10,000 for new roof

A congregation is celebrating after a huge amount of money was made available to help repair a dilapidated church roof. St Wystan's Church, in Repton, has been given £10,000 to help address the urgent repairs needed. The project is to renew the clay...

 
Mother whose baby boy had heart surgery joins fight to save Glenfield Hospital heart unit

Mother whose baby boy had heart surgery joins fight to save Glenfield Hospital heart unit

A mother who had a heartbreaking wait while her five-day-old son had two operations on his heart has joined the battle to keep open the specialist hospital unit that saved him. Little Joey Brear, of Main Street, Overseal, beat the odds when doctors at...

 
Brewers Podcast: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion reaction and analysis from the Burton Mail

Brewers Podcast: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion reaction and analysis from the Burton Mail

Burton Albion's fourth Championship game of the season ended with their first shared points, with the Brewers earning a 2-2 draw at the home of former Premier League Champions Blackburn Rovers. Headers from Jackson Irvine and Tom Naylor ensured Albion...

Burton Mail, 09:09 in Sport
 
Derbyshire's Slimming World gives tips for a happy and healthy you

Derbyshire's Slimming World gives tips for a happy and healthy you

LOSING weight can help reduce the risk of cancer and can be as effective as stopping smoking or cutting down on alcohol intake. In fact, obesity is the second biggest life-style related cause of cancer after smoking. And, with two thirds of adults in...

 
V Festival 2016: Medical staff treat 411 festival goers on day two at Weston Park

V Festival 2016: Medical staff treat 411 festival goers on day two at Weston Park

Slips, trips and falls have been attributed to the rise in the number of people needing medical treatment on the second day of V Festival. A total of 411 people were seen to by West Midlands Ambulance staff and St John Ambulance volunteers – an...

 
Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Claudia Fragapane confirmed as 11th celebrity contestant

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Claudia Fragapane confirmed as 11th celebrity contestant

Claudia Fragapane is the 11th contestant to be announced in this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up. The Olympic gymnast will be aiming to backflip her way to success on the dancefloor which waltzes back onto our screens next month. The 18-year-old...

 
Man jailed after pointing air rifle at police officer

Man jailed after pointing air rifle at police officer

A man has been jailed after pointing an air rifle capable of firing a fatal shot at a police officer who smashed into his home. Scott Rigby pointed the firearm at PC Robert-Lea Mountford but surrendered the rifle after he was challenged. The...

 
Tom Naylor wants Burton Albion's late goals to start earning them victories

Tom Naylor wants Burton Albion's late goals to start earning them victories

Tom Naylor wants Burton Albion's knack of scoring late goals to start helping them secure victories rather than a share of the spoils. With the Brewers trailing 2-1 in the dying embers of Saturday's game at Blackburn Rovers, Naylor popped up with his...

Burton Mail, 10:36 in Sport
 

Tutbury Castle's steam engines in 1985 attracted celebrities including Fred Dibnah

TV personality Fred Dibnah was on hand to cast an envious eye over steam engines at Tutbury Castle in July 1985. The popular steeplejack is alleged to have gazed at the tallest of the castle's towers and said: "I'd love to bring that down. That...

 
Top 10 ways for A Level pupils to save to go travelling for a gap year

Top 10 ways for A Level pupils to save to go travelling for a gap year

Burton and South Derbyshire students who have got their A Level results, and are looking to take a gap year to go travelling, may already be making plans and looking for ways to fund their dream trip. The answer is far simpler than you might think -...

 

Punters turn out for Spanish fiesta held at The Alfred Ale House

Punters at a Burton pub donned sombreros, drank sangria by the gallon and moved their hips and feet to live music at a Spanish themed party. The Alfred Ale House, in Derby Street, hosted a Spanish Garden Party yesterday (August 20), for people in the...

 
Asda issues product recall for swim shorts

Asda issues product recall for swim shorts

Supermarket giant Asda has warned shoppers in Burton about a set of swim shorts it has had to recall due the material used. The fashion line George at Asda is recalling its boys swim shorts due to the 'quality of mesh lining' not being up to the...

 

People and pooches raise thousands for RSPCA at Bark in the Park

People and pooches from Burton and South Derbyshire who took the opportunity to take part in Bark in the Park last weekend have raised a whopping £3,500 for the RSPCA. Visitors to the event were treated to an agility display, dog shows, music and...

 
V Festival 2016: Police arrest 15 festival goers at Weston Park

V Festival 2016: Police arrest 15 festival goers at Weston Park

Police have arrested a total of 15 people at V Festival with more than half those relating to drug offences. The three-day annual event which began on August 19, has seen officers from Staffordshire Police and supporting security called into action....

 
Hockey: Former Repton School pupil Georgie Twigg wins gold at Rio 2016 Olympics

Hockey: Former Repton School pupil Georgie Twigg wins gold at Rio 2016 Olympics

A former Derbyshire pupil took to social media to express her delight after she helped her Team GB secure a gold medal in the women's hockey final at the Rio Olympics. Georgie Twigg, a former Repton School, along with her teammates made history after...

Burton Mail, 14:07 in Sport
 


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