South Derbyshire, England Newswire (Page 8)

South Derbyshire, England Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Private Beesley was awarded the Victoria Cross 100 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Scores of people turned out to remember a First World War 'warrior' who received the Victoria Cross for an act of heroism which saw him shoot dead four Germans and take several others prisoner. On Tuesday, May 8, members of the South Derbyshire branch of the Royal British Legion, residents of Church Gresley and more gathered at the War Memorial Garden, in the village's Market Street.

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  2. Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Burton Mail

    A South Derbyshire family have spoken of their devastation after several precious brass artefacts they have owned for hundreds of years have been stolen from a chapel in Catton. The Neilson family have lived at Catton Hall for more than 600 years, and the site has become a local landmark, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country.

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  3. Swadlincote Festival of Transport is returning and there is still chance to get involvedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Burton Mail

    It is nearly that time of year once again when cars, buses, lorries and bikes descend on Swadlincote town centre. Preparations are now well under way for the sixth annual Swadlincote Festival of Transport, which will arrive in the town on Sunday, May 13, from 10am to 4pm.

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  4. The amount of rubbish left at this South Derbyshire beauty spot is 'sickening and saddening'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Many people flocked to the popular South Derbyshire beauty spot as temperatures rose up to 25C over the bank holiday weekend A visitor to Foremark Reservoir has branded the amount of rubbish left at the beauty spot 'sickening and saddening' following the scorching bank holiday weekend. Residents in Burton and South Derbyshire were treated to three days of beautiful sunshine between Saturday, May 5 and Monday, May 7. However, one regular visitor has been photographing the amount of rubbish and litter left at Foremark Reservoir, in South Derbyshire.

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  5. Jeff rose to fame playing for England and West Bromwich AlbionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The daughter of England footballing legend Jeff Astle, who lived in Netherseal, has told of her joy after her father's number one fan created a showstopping play detailing his colourful life. Jeff was a household name in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and went on to play for England in the 1970 World Cup after starring as a centre forward for West Bromwich Albion.

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  6. We all have a part to play in tackling litter issues in South Derbyshire, says MPRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The BBC's Blue Planet documentary which aired on television earlier this year was a watershed moment in how people think about the environment. The old adage of "out of sight, out of mind" has never been more apt when we consider the sheer amount of waste floating around in our oceans.

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  7. Repton's annual Scarecrow Trail returns and organisers want YOU to get involvedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The Repton Scarecrow Trail is set to return and organisers are looking for as many people as possible to enter this year. Straw figures will invade the South Derbyshire village when the annual Open Gardens event returns on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. Cash prizes will be on offer for the most entertaining and inventive scarecrows, and families will be researching how to create Cybermen, mermaids or Minions out of straw.

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  8. Where duck races will be taking place in South Derbyshire this year including in Repton and HattonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Residents across South Derbyshire are being invited to take part in the race - with rubber ducks. The race takes place on Sunday, May 13. The event will start at the bridge across the River Trent, in Pinfold Lane, in the village, with the ducks travelling towards the finish line at the bridge on Brook End.

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  9. Burton charity YMCA tells of finding 'distressed' people on its doorstep begging for food parcelsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Burton Mail

    A Burton charity boss who handed out a record amount of food parcels has said the problem with people not having enough to eat in the town is getting so bad staff have been finding distressed people on the charity's doorstep begging for help. Paul Laffey, chief executive of Burton YMCA, which has sites in Hawkins Lane and James Street, has said there has definitely been rising demand in food bank supplies, after a record number of emergency supplies were handed out across the country to struggling people in the past year.

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  10. Everything you need to know about May Day ahead of the bank holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Burton Mail

    May has officially arrived and families and workers across Burton and South Derbyshire are preparing to celebrate the occasion with a day off school or work. Various events are set to be held across the area to celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend so people will be spoilt for choice on how the spend their extra day.

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  11. Take a look a the Diana Memorial Garden in Swadlincote as it reopens following near 100,000 makeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Garden in Swadlincote has officially re-opened following a near 100,000 makeover - with a seal of approval from VIPs and the public. The site was originally created to mark the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, eventually becoming a place of remembrance for people in the town following her death in 1997.

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  12. Don't miss out on the chance to nominate your ultimate Burton heroRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The Burton Heroes' ceremony will see a number of people given the ultimate honour for their work in the community There is just four weeks left to nominate your Burton and South Derbyshire super heroes who you would like to see win a very special award for everything they do for us. We want you to tell us about those very special people who think nothing of going out of their way to help someone in need.

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  13. Primary school vows to keep improving after 'good' Ofsted ratingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Burton Mail

    A South Derbyshire primary school with more than 800 children on its books has been handed a 'good' Ofsted rating - with pupils described as "a credit to the school." Hilton Primary School, in Peacroft Lane was awarded a 'good' rating by education inspectors , following a visit on Wednesday, January 31. This report awarded the school, which has 834 pupils enrolled, a rating just one below the top tier 'outstanding' rank.

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  14. Careers talk in Burton from leaders at Clinigen Group and Birmingham Chamber of CommerceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Anybody interested in the world of business is being encourage to go along to the fourth 'Meet the Leaders' event in Burton. Organised by the Burton Mail and Else Solicitors , this is the fourth in a series of evenings where anybody can hear first-hand from people in power from the Burton and South Derbyshire area.

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  15. Staff have been spat at and kicked while carrying out their workRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Ambulance staff caring for patients in Burton and South Derbyshire say assaults which have seen health workers spat at and kicked are on the rise - with staff shortages blamed for a "hostile environment." Physical assaults on health workers, including nurses and ambulance crews, have increased across England as staffing shortages create a "desperate situation," according to research by Unison union.

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  16. Young musicians invited to perform at South Derbyshire Music CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Children and teenagers who are learning a wind or brass instrument are being urged to make some noise at a free open evening run by the South Derbyshire Music Centre, a registered charity which offers music opportunities. With children of all ages coming from miles around to attend twice-weekly band and choir evenings at the William Allitt School, in Newhall, organisers said the day was a chance for young people who are currently learning an instrument to play with others.

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  17. The event was organised by a group of wedding-related businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Blushing brides-to-be and their dapper grooms have been getting ideas for their big day at Swadlincote Wedding Fair - attended by more than 200 people. Couples preparing for their nuptials headed to the wedding fair where the latest information was on offer for everything from the hen and stag do to the dress itself.

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  18. Repton School head teacher is set to take up new role in LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    A head teacher is set for a new challenge as he leaves the prestigious Repton School to take up a new role. Alastair Land is set to become the new headmaster of the independent Harrow School in London when he leaves the South Derbyshire school in April 2019.

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  19. It was built by famed industrialist John Wragg almost 130 years ago but has since been left to rotRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    The rich history of a famous Swadlincote landmark is to be preserved - with a photographic exhibition of Eureka Lodge as it is bulldozed after nearly 130 years. It comes as 13 bungalows are set to be built on the site, which will be renamed Eureka Lodge Gardens following a Burton Mail competition.

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  20. Burton and South Derbyshire set to be hotter than Tenerife this bank holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Burton Mail

    Get your sunglasses and loungers at the ready as this weekend's bank holiday in Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire could be hotter than Tenerife. However, according to Metcheck , highs of just 18C are expected in Tenerife on Sunday , so residents in the area will not need to jet off to European hotspots to get a tan.

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