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...
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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...

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

IT might be too big, too small or for some buyers just right – the cottage once home to the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the former Poet Laureate Robert Southey, has...

Ram-raiders smash into garage to steal haul of valuable tools

RAIDERS made off with thousands of pounds of tools after using a van to reverse their way through the shutters of a garage in Winkton on Monday night. The police were called to Winkton Auto...
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Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

PLANS for a huge new gravel quarry close to where 875 homes are set to be built on the edge of Christchurch is slated to be decided in June. The application for nearly 78 hectares...

Man ‘bit girl’ after she refused his advances on clifftop

A MAN with a “track record” of violence against partners bit his now-ex girlfriend’s face when she refused to have sex with him, Bournemouth Crown Court heard. Owen Ackers (21) had already been before the...
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