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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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...
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