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Jail for Burton man who stole eggs, Red Bull and hair straighteners

A Burton man who stole two packs of eggs and hair straighteners has been jailed after admitting a string of offences. Kelvin Little, 33, of Alexander Road, Burton, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre where he admitted shoplifting. He...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Watch heart-stopping moment a woman falls into busy road

This is the shocking moment a woman narrowly avoids being run down after stumbling into the path of an on-coming van in Burton. The footage has been released to the Burton Mail by Eugene Soch whose rear dash cam captures a van being forced to brake...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Which schools have expelled the most pupils in Burton and Uttoxeter?

More than a hundred pupils have been kicked out of Staffordshire's schools this academic year - including 23 in East Staffordshire. The borough is joint-second in a new table ranking the county's districts where students have been permanently...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Cyberbullying warning to parents over Tellonym app

Do you know what's on your kid's smartphone? Children are being bullied using a popular app that allows people to send messages anonymously, schools have warned. The Manchester Evening News reported that Tellonym lets its 8 million users share texts...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Tory council leader says 'Burton does not have a functioning MP'

The leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council has claimed that Burton does not have a functioning MP in the wake of the Andrew Griffiths sex text scandal. Tory councillor Richard Grosvenor, leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, says it is...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Do you know this Hilton man? Police want to speak to him

Police have issued an image of a Hilton man they want to speak to in connection with burglary. Officers have released an image of Justin Poynton, 41, who they would like to trace to interview in connection with the incident. The 41-year-old, from...

Burton Mail, today, 14:31
 

Young Leamington burglar jailed for more than three years

A Leamington youth who became a ‘third strike’ burglar with a break-in carried out in Rugby just ten days after his 18th birthday has been jailed for more than three years. Callum Taylor pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the burglary, committed...

 

Warwick district councillor urges men to ‘get tested’ following his cancer diagnosis

A Warwick district councillor is urging men to take a test for prostate cancer after he was diagnosed with the disease. Last year councillor Noel Butler took part in a blood test to show support for the Graham Fulford Trust, which was the chosen...

 

Calls for improved services at Kenilworth Station's official opening

Calls to improve Kenilworth Station's services were made at an official opening of the station today (Friday July 20). The station was officially opened by the unveiling of a plaque outside the station's entrance by the Transport Secretary Chris...

 

Firefighters called to lorry fire in Harbury Lane

Firefighters have been called out to a fire in Harbury Lane in the Heathcote area this morning (Friday). Currently two fire crews from Leamington are on the scene. A spokesperson from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue said: “There is a lorry on fire in...

 

Travellers spotted in Warwick car park

Travellers have been spotted in a car park in Warwick. A group of Travellers are thought to have moved on the Myton Fields car park around 9pm last night. Around seven caravans are on the site. Last week a group of Travellers were in Hatton Park and...

 

IN PICTURES: Warwick Beer, Cider and Music Festival 2018

IN PICTURES: Warwick Beer, Cider and Music Festival 2018 The annual Warwick Beer, Cider and Music Festival returned to the town last weekend. This year the event took place at a new venue - the Westend Centre Marching Band HQ, Hampton Road. Warwick...

 
Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event

Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event

THE newly-reopened Head store is set to officially open its doors with a performance by Leamington bands. Local rockers Luna Kiss will be joined by The Ellipsis and Freezacrowd at the event in the Royal Priors between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday (July...

Leamington Observer, today, 14:31
 
Charity founder battles snow, snakes and black widow spiders during 3,000 mile bike ride

Charity founder battles snow, snakes and black widow spiders during 3,000 mile bike ride

A FUND-RAISING charity founder battled snow, snakes and black widow spiders to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Founder of Kids Run Free, Martine Verweij and husband Brian cycled more than 100 miles a day for 26 consecutive days to complete...

Leamington Observer, today, 14:31
 
Youth became 'third strike' burglar days after turning 18

Youth became 'third strike' burglar days after turning 18

A YOUTH from Leamington became a ‘third strike’ burglar just ten days after his 18th birthday when he raided a Rugby home. Callum Taylor was jailed for more than three years after pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the burglary, committed while...

Leamington Observer, today, 14:31
 


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