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...
Digger

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...
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...
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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...
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