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Hartshorne woman who raised thousands for life-saving defibrillators named 'Mum of the Year'

Hartshorne woman who raised thousands for life-saving defibrillators named 'Mum of the Year'

A Hartshorne mother who raised thousands of pounds to buy lifesaving defibrillator machines after being inspired by her daughter's battle with a heart condition has landed a Burton Mail Heroes award. Sarah Harrison, 35, was left heartbroken when her...

yesterday, 22:18 in Regional West
 

How the council plans to make crash hotspot at Freehay crossroads safer

Highways chiefs are bringing in new safety measures following a series of crashes at a crossroads used by Uttoxeter motorists heading to the Moorlands. Freehay crossroads, just a few miles out of town, recently saw four-way traffic lights installed as...

yesterday, 19:03 in Regional West
 

Pup found in bin bag on A50 may feature in BBC documentary

An adorable puppy who was dumped in a bin bag on the A50 with his tail hacked off could be set to have his story told in a BBC documentary. Chris Withington rescued little Cosmin when he pulled over to make a phone call in a layby in Shardlow and saw...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 

Shamed politician Andrew Griffiths says he will NOT resign as Burton MP

Shamed Andrew Griffiths says he will NOT be quitting his role as Burton MP, despite calls for him to resign. The married 47-year-old sent 2,000 crude and disgusting messages to two women over the course of a two-week period. Some of the messages...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 

Here's what shoppers in Burton had to say on sex text shame of MP Andrew Griffiths

Shoppers in Burton have been having their say on the town's MP Andrew Griffiths who quit his ministerial post after it was revealed he sent thousands of disgusting text messages to two constituents. Mr Griffiths, the married Conservative MP, had...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 

Tories 'feel very badly let down' by disgraced Burton MP Andrew Griffiths

Tory councillors in East Staffordshire "feel very badly let down" by fellow Conservative Andrew Griffiths following his sex text shame, it has been revealed. East Staffordshire Conservative Association has spoken the day after it was...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 
MPs to debate whether Staffies should be banned - but thousands have signed petition against the idea

MPs to debate whether Staffies should be banned - but thousands have signed petition against the idea

More than 160,000 people have called for Staffies to stay off the dangerous dogs list, prompting a debate in Parliament today. The House of Commons will discuss whether or not the current banned dogs list should be extended to include Staffordshire...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 

Five cygnets have been orphaned after parents died just weeks apart

A female swan has died after its mate died after being attacked on the Ashby Canal, in Moira, leaving their cygnets orphaned. In June, the male swan had to be put to sleep after being attacked by a dog and now his mate has also died after being...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 
Hero award handed to Burton surgeon who has encouraged hundreds of men to get cancer checks

Hero award handed to Burton surgeon who has encouraged hundreds of men to get cancer checks

A Burton hospital surgeon who juggles her immensely stressful job with spending much of her spare time encouraging hundreds of men to undergo life-saving cancer checks has won the Burton Mail Heroes award for Achievement Against All Odds. Jyoti Shah,...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West
 

Burton Albion XI set for friendly after first game of the season

A Burton Albion XI will face Ryan Austin's Kidsgrove Athletic in a friendly match on Tuesday August 7 - three days after their first game of the League One season. The Brewers will take a side to the Novus Stadium for a 7pm kick-off against Evo-Stik...

yesterday, 18:51 in Sport
 
Lloyd Dyer brought excitement factor to Burton Albion's Championship battles

Lloyd Dyer brought excitement factor to Burton Albion's Championship battles

With one of his first touches in a Burton Albion shirt, in a pre-season friendly at Matlock Town in July 2016, Lloyd Dyer showed exactly what he was about. Receiving possession on the left flank, the former Leicester City winger turned to face the...

yesterday, 18:51 in Sport
 
Combination of horseflies and superbugs could prove fatal, experts warn

Combination of horseflies and superbugs could prove fatal, experts warn

A medical expert has warned that horsefly bites could be fatal this summer as medicines stop working. The warning has come about due to the unusually hot weather leading to more of the insects and the fact that infections are becoming increasing...

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional West
 
Fun at the farm where a James Bond-themed maize maze meets escape rooms

Fun at the farm where a James Bond-themed maize maze meets escape rooms

Get your thinking caps on and ready for a real challenge in the maize maze meets escape room at the National Forest Adventure Farm. An incredible 10-acre maze has three miles of paths and is created each year on farmland, but this year puzzles and...

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional West
 

More vile sex messages sent by disgraced Burton MP Andrew Griffiths

More vile text messages sent by disgraced Burton MP Andrew Griffiths have been released, as calls mounted for him to resign. The father-of-one had already stood down as minister of small business ahead of revelations in the Sunday Mirror that he had...

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional West
 
Congestion at A50 McDonald's roundabout as A522 bridge closure begins

Congestion at A50 McDonald's roundabout as A522 bridge closure begins

Motorists were today queueing to get onto a busy A50 roundabout in Uttoxeter on the first days of roadworks that will go on for 10 weeks. Rush-hour Tailbacks between the town centre and the McDonald's roundabout stretched right back into Cheadle Road...

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional West
 


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