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League One transfer rumours: Aston Villa striker linked with Sunderland loan move

Sunderland are reportedly interested in a loan move for Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack. McCormack - who was not part of Steve Bruce's squad for Saturday's 4-0 friendly win over Burton Albion - has not featured in a League game for Villa since...

today, 10:04 in Sport
 

Man accused of killing friend says he acted in self-defence

A 63-year-old man was found dead in his flat four days after being allegedly punched by a neighbour outside his Burton home, a court heard. Francis Lovelock had struck his head on the pavement as he fell following a confrontation in the village of...

today, 08:38 in Regional West
 
Sale at the Attic in Ashby will see 1,000 of vinyl records on offer for just £1

Sale at the Attic in Ashby will see 1,000 of vinyl records on offer for just £1

Hundreds of music lovers are set to line the streets of Ashby again as a vinyl store prepares for its popular 1,000 records sale - for just £1 per disc. On Saturday, November 25, the Attic will host the sale which sees full-priced records, some of...

today, 01:44 in Lifestyle
 

Twycross Zoo to feature in BBC One documentary

The tale of four Asian elephants' 127 miles journey from Twycross Zoo to Blackpool is set to take centre stage on a BBC documentary. "Elephants on the Move" will be televised on BBC One from 7.30pm until 8pm on Monday, July 23, and will tell...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 
Can you spot yourself in these stunning pictures from Barton Steam Rally 2018?

Can you spot yourself in these stunning pictures from Barton Steam Rally 2018?

Scores of people flooded to a Barton farm for a popular steam rally celebration with birds of prey, classic cars and more. The Barton Steam Rally was held at Needwood Riser Farm, in Barton Gate on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. Organisers have...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 

Dog lucky to be alive after eating object laced with rat poison in alleyway

Pet owners are being urged to remain calm after a dog almost died from consuming rat poison in a Measham alleyway. The poorly pooch is still undergoing treatment after eating an object laced with the deadly substance in an alley off Abney Crescent....

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 

Thief was stealing cash from Burton supermarket for WEEKS

A 20-year-old man stole more than £200 from a Burton supermarket over the course of several weeks, a court heard. Noah Lambert, of Rangemore Street, Burton, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court. He admitted stealing £210 in cash from...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 

People power triggers plans for starter homes and housing for elderly

Villagers headed to the ballot box in a bid to secure more starter homes and houses for the elderly in their community. Doveridge residents have voted in a new Neighbourhood Plan after a referendum that saw 38 per cent of eligible villagers cast their...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 
Huge demand for community transport for elderly, disabled and isolated

Huge demand for community transport for elderly, disabled and isolated

A community transport firm which stepped in after a lifeline service used by the elderly and disabled in East Staffordshire was scrapped says its services are now in huge demand. Ashbourne Community Transport took over running the service previously...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 

Burton woman prosecuted for iPhone sales scam

A woman who pretended to sell an iPhone on two occasions has been ordered to pay compensation to her victims after admitting fraud charges. Jodie Robson, 31, of Woods Lane, Burton, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court to admit two...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 

Car parks in Burton for less than a fiver!

Drivers heading into Burton for work or leisure are always on the lookout for cheap parking - and here's the ultimate guide to town centre car parks. A spokesman for East Staffordshire Borough Council said: "There are a range of car parks across...

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional West
 
Why Liam Boyce gave himself a shorter summer break ahead of new Burton Albion season

Why Liam Boyce gave himself a shorter summer break ahead of new Burton Albion season

Twelve months ago, Liam Boyce was about to see the hard work of a first pre-season as a Burton Albion player completely undone with one innocuous twist of his left knee. The ACL injury he suffered in an ill-fated friendly at Shrewsbury Town ensured he...

yesterday, 22:53 in Sport
 
Uttoxeter Leisure Centre to host scaled-down triathlon for all ages and abilities

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre to host scaled-down triathlon for all ages and abilities

A scaled-down triathlon will provide motivation to stay fit this summer, organisers have said. The Go Tri Aquathlon is an accessible version of the gruelling run, swim and cycle race which has made English twins Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee famous....

yesterday, 19:42 in Lifestyle
 

The Alton Towers tips, tricks and hacks you need to know before you go

Planning a family fun day as the kids are about to break up for the school summer holidays? But a day out at a premium attraction like Alton Towers can be an expensive trip, especially for families. That makes it all the more important to make sure...

yesterday, 06:02 in Regional West
 

Swadlincote criminal jailed after string of offences

A 36-year-old Swadlincote man has been given a stern warning by magistrates on being jailed for damaging a window. James Boultbee, of School Close, Swadlincote, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court where he admitted a series of charges....

yesterday, 06:02 in Regional West
 


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