Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

ACCORDING to an inscription on the wall of the Bear of Burton, Goldilocks “woke in a fright, jumped out of the window and ran away – never to return to the Three Bears’ snug...

Village postmaster up for award over efforts to keep branch open during pandemic

THE efforts by Burton’s postmaster to keep the branch open during the Covid-19 pandemic have seen her nominated for a regional award. Gilly Cole was shortlisted by the Post Office in the south-east category of...

Knife attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women injured

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women were badly hurt in a knife attack at a Burton home. Police responded to a disturbance at an address in Lineside where the...

Rider chased by dogs suffers ‘shocking’ injuries falling from horse

THIS is the shocking picture of an experienced rider thrown from her horse after it was chased by two large dogs on Sopley Common. Hayley Williams suffered a dislocated fracture of her collarbone, requiring a...

Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

A MAN was exposed sending sick images to what he thought was a young girl in a sting set up by paedophile hunters. Adam Dunstan (31) contacted the profile of ‘Gigi Brown’ on the messaging...
Burton Youth Football Club

Kids’ matches disrupted by joyriders churning up football pitches

A CHILDREN’S football club in Burton has hit out at a motorist who drove over its pitches, leaving two of them so badly damaged they cannot be played on. The main full-size pitch of Burton...

Pub renamed after Goldilocks author hoping for fairytale launch

A NEW country pub named after the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is opening in Burton this spring. The Bear of Burton is on the site of what was formerly known as The...

Parrots worth £9,000 stolen in raid

NINE parrots worth around £9,000 were stolen when thieves raided an outbuilding in Burton. A door was forced to gain entry to the structure before the offenders escaped with the pet birds which, police said,...
Burton fire

Police launch investigation into blaze which wrecked empty house

POLICE have launched a probe into a fire which ripped through a derelict building in Burton during the early hours. Around 30 firefighters responded as flames engulfed the two-storey detached residential property in Salisbury Road...
James Thomas

Tommy Robinson supporter jailed for part in ‘terrifying’ protest violence

A BURTON man who was part of “terrifying disorder” wreaked by supporters of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson in London has been jailed for 18 months. James Thomas (28), of Priory View Road, was sent down...
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