Burton Mail - 2021-11-26
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Burton Mail - 2021-11-26

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SAVE 50% ON yOur BurtON MAil FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 90p News and sport 24/7 burtonlive.co.uk Gritters are at the ready iN Our BlAck fridAy SAlE SEE PAGE 30 SEE PAGE 3 street will be lighting up again for christmas page 16 Teen knifed pair in fear of attack Benjamin Orton died in this passageway on June 12, and his friend was seriously injured youth accused of stabbing two people in a swadlincote alleyway, killing benjamin orton, 17, gives evidence as defence begins in court – page 5

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facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 3 Gritting teams are ready to hit the road bad weather is expected this weekend Ian Freestone, Steve Hussey and Mick Lowndes with a gritter for Staffordshire County Council Cllr David Williams News Supporting football club A weLL-known auction house has teamed up with Indian Super League football club odisha FC. Richard winterton Auctioneers, based at Fradley Park, has invested in the new community and kit partnership initiative, which allows companies to choose a player to sponsor for the season while also making a valuable contribution to the local odisha community. Auctioneer Richard winterton said: “we’re excited and delighted to be sponsoring odisha FC and its wonderful work at grassroots level helping children and the community. “we will all be cheering for odisha Football Club.” By JeNNy MOOdy jennifer.moody@reachplc.com @Jenny_moody85 An ARMy of gritters is ready to hit Staffordshire’s roads with freezing temperatures forecast to arrive. Roads bosses have announced they have readied their fleet, with an “arctic blast” predicted across the county. In Burton, the mercury is set to drop to 0C tomorrow, the Met Office has predicted, with a yellow weather warning for strong winds. Sunday’s temperature is forecast to drop even lower to -1C overnight, with a frosty start also predicted for today. In preparation, highways chiefs have prepared five depots, with 20,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled, as well as 40-plus gritters and snow ploughs. David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: “On Sunday night we saw temperatures drop right across the county making it a busy shift for our gritting crews as they rolled into action for the first time. “The weather has been fairly mild up to now but with the freezing temperatures expected to continue, crews remain on standby ready to roll when needed. “On a typical day, they’ll be out largely on the main roads but in prolonged ice or snow, they will be pulling out all the stops to treat less major routes across the network. “The higher ground, particularly in the Staffordshire Moorlands, often takes the brunt of any snowfall but our hill contractors are ready for any challenges. “I would also remind motorists that they have a role to play too. Regardless of whether a road has been gritted, people need to slow down, drive to the conditions and allow more time for their journeys. Whether a road has been gritted, people need to slow down, drive to the conditions and allow more time for their journeys. The most important thing is that we all get through winter safely.” In the Staffordshire Moorlands, crews have already been needed this week due ice on the roads and snow is expected to hit higher parts of the county between Leek, Ashbourne and Buxton this weekend. Road conditions, weather and temperatures are being monitored from nine stations across the county and a team of “Winter Decision Makers” will make the call as to when and where to send out the gritters. Staffordshire also has a community of ‘ice-busters’ – volunteers who clear paths and areas gritting crews can’t get to. Any groups interested in getting involved should get in touch with the council’s highways team by calling 0300 1118000. winter GET AMAzING OFFERS ON… WINDOWS | DOORS | CONSERVATORIES | ORANGERIES | ROOFS | PORCHES FLEXIBLE FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TURN YOUR EXISTING TOO COLD/TOO HOT UNUSABLE CONSERVATORY INTO A COSY, ATTRACTIVE EXTRA ROOM BOOK A FREE QUOTATION NOW DON’T MISS OUT. Visit our website to see our products www.selectwindows.co.uk BURTON-ON-TRENT Email: sales@selectwindows.co.uk Freephone: 0800 167 0680 or Call: 07813 074276 Serving the Burton area for 24 years. COMPOSITE DOORS WE RECYCLE ALL OLD UPVC PRODUCTS THAT WE REMOVE COMPOSITE DOORS FRENCH DOORS LARGE SELECTION ORANGERY *terms and conditions apply

4 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News A fund-rAising curry evening saw £3,260 being handed over to help support a community centre in Burton. The event was held at the Apne restaurant, in Cross street, and was organised by Burton rotary Club to raise cash for the red Lion Community Centre. Burton rotary Club president Ben robinson said: “i would like to thank all the rotarians and attendees who joined us at Apne to support our evening and because of the enormous generosity of them all, we were thrilled to raise such a large amount for this fantastic centre which is proving a major benefit to the community in Horninglow. “special thanks to Mr Azmal Hussain, the owner of Apne, who regularly invites local charities to hold events at his restaurant on a Monday evening, charging them a very nominal sum for dinner in order to raise the maximum amount of funds for local good causes.” The cheque was presented by Mr robinson to Prebendary Michael freeman, Parish Priest and rural dean of Tutbury. He said: “On behalf of the trustees of red Lion House Charity i want to thank Burton rotarians for this donation which will go towards the from left, Ben robinson, Michael freeman and Andy Archer, who is the rotary Chairman of the fundraising and Entertainment Committee Curry night raises thousands for community centre refurbishment and equipping of the first floor which will complete the development of this Community Centre on the corner of Horninglow road north and rolleston road. “At present there is a large meeting room on the ground floor, together with a splendid kitchen and good toilet facilities. Weekly use includes yoga groups, Versus Arthritis, Burton Albion Community Trust dance and Youth Club, guides and Brownies, and Muslim prayer meetings. The centre is available for private functions. “Work on the first floor will provide a medium-sized meeting room, a smaller meeting room, two offices, a kitchenette and a toilet. A lift is also planned. it will be possible for up to three groups to use rLH at the same time. “Experience shows we are meeting a real need in the community. We are excited and eager to improve what we can offer.” School celebrates as it is rated ‘good’ in all areas By JeNNy MOOdy jennifer.moody@reachplc.com A SWAdLInCOTE school has been given a reason to celebrate after a visit from an education watchdog. The Pingle Academy, in Coronation Street, has received an overall rating of “good” after a visit from Ofsted inspectors on October 12 and 13. The report has only just been released by the watchdog. Inspectors found the school was good across all areas, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and sixth form provision. It is the first time the school has received a “good” rating since Ofsted created its current grading system more than 20 years ago. This was the first routine inspection since the start of the Covid pandemic and when the school was last inspected it was found to require improvement. The inspector found school leaders were ambitious and there was a “well-planned” curriculum in place for all subjects. Pupils were achieving well as a result, the report states. The report reads: “Teachers focus on helping pupils to remember what they have learned. Pupils have frequent opportunities to recall topics that they learned about before. “They say that this helps them to remember more in the long term. Teachers do not always use their knowledge of what pupils know and can do to plan the next steps in their learning. “Pupils study a wide range of subjects throughout the school. The number of pupils studying the core academic curriculum at GCSE is below the government’s aim. pingle progresses from ofsted’s ‘requires improvement’ grade “Leaders are encouraging more pupils to take subjects that are included in this curriculum, such as modern foreign languages.” It was also noted more pupils were studying Spanish at GCSE and study programmes in the sixth form included a range of appropriate non-examination activities. As part of the sixth form programme, pupils are helped to learn independently. The report states many pupils had fallen behind in reading when they joined the school, but special staff helped them improve quickly. Leaders also identified the needs of pupils with special educational needs carefully. They plan a programme for pupils’ personal development and they know how to stay safe online, with leaders able to understand how to recognise and respond to harmful sexual behaviour. Leaders are considerate of the staff and their workload and those responsible for governance know the school well, the inspectors noted. Some areas were noted as needing improvement. Ofsted found pupils behaved well in class and low-level disruption was rare, but when it did occur, some teachers did not resolve it fast enough. Most pupils were found to look smart but some did not always wear uniform appropriately and this was We are determined to use this judgement as a platform for further improvement. Acting principal steve Hall Pingle Academy former principal Viv sharples has been praised for her part in turning the school around not always corrected by staff, the inspector said. In some subjects, the curriculum was not implemented consistently well. Some teachers did not use information about what the pupils knew well enough and some policies were not implemented consistently. The latest rating has been welcomed by the school. Acting principal Steve Hall said: “It gives me great pleasure to report that The Pingle Academy has received a ‘good’ judgement for its overall effectiveness and ‘good’ judgements for each separate area in which we were inspected. “This marks a significant achievement and has been brought about through the hard work and determination of everyone involved. As many of you are aware, The Pingle School was judged to be inadequate in 2013 and placed in special measures. “Since that time, the school has undergone a period of rapid and sustained improvement. We also joined The de Ferrers Trust in 2017 and converted to an academy. In our previous inspection in May 2015 we were judged as ‘requiring improvement’ and we have been keen to validate what we have believed for a number of years, which is that The Pingle Academy is a ‘good’ academy. “I am extremely proud, in my short time as acting principal, to have been able to play my part in our academy achieving this judgement and I would also like to recognise the significant role that Mrs Sharples, the former principal, played through her leadership and drive to initiate so many of the changes which have improved the life chances of the young people in our community. “On behalf of the entire academy community, I would like to assure you that we are determined and committed to use this judgement as a platform for further improvement.” Ian Mcneilly, chief executive of The de Ferrers Trust, added: “‘This is the first time that Pingle has been judged to be ‘good’ since Ofsted created its current grading system more than 20 years ago. The positive judgement is a testament to the hard work of members of staff at the school and trust over recent years and, of course, the wonderful students and parents and carers. “I am very proud of the improvements that have been made and I know that school leaders and staff will want to build on them and further improve the education experience that their children benefit from.’ Former principal Vivien Sharples said: “I am incredibly proud of all that has been achieved. Being part of a fantastic team, moving the school from special measures to where it is today has been so rewarding and I know that the academy will go from strength to strength in the future. I am overjoyed that all the hard work and achievements at The Pingle Academy have been recognised in the Ofsted ‘Good’ judgement. “The students are truly amazing and the staff commitment and dedication are second to none. The unfailing support of parents and carers, the Local Governing Body, the trust and the local community has also played its part in lifting the academy to its current success. “I have such fond and happy memories of my time at Pingle; the Pingle family will remain forever in my heart.” The Pingle Academy has 1,412 pupils aged between 11 and 18.

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 5 News Accused thought he would be attacked By staff reporter editorial@burtonmail.co.uk A teenager accused of murdering another teen in an alleyway said he stabbed him as he thought he was about to be attacked himself. The youth, who was aged 16 at the time of the incident and is now 17, told a jury at Derby Crown Court he saw “a flashing” and believed Benjamin Orton and Joe McMullen were carrying weapons. He said he pulled out his flick knife and used it on both men to protect himself and his two friends. All three, whose identities are protected by law due to their ages, are on trial for the murder of Mr Orton, known as Benji, who suffered 13 stab wounds in Wragg Passage, near the Odeon cinema in Swadlincote, on June 12, this year. They all deny charges of murder and attempted murder of Mr Orton’s friend Mr McMullen, who himself was stabbed five times to the neck and head. One of the other two defendants, who are both 17, has also pleaded not guilty to assisting an offender by disposing of a knife, a phone and items of clothing. Under cross-examination, prosecutor Peter Joyce QC asked the 16-year-old: “They were not walking or chasing after you, they were just walking up the alleyway. You were ahead of them and then stopped, they came close to you, there were no threatening words.” The teen replied: “When I turned around I saw weapons.” Mr Joyce said: “They were going backwards.” The teen replied: “Yes.” Mr Joyce said: “If you had not gone towards them as they were walking backwards none of this would have happened.” The youth said: “I was that scared I did not even realise they were walking backwards, I just saw weapons. “I wanted to protect my friends; there was flashing. I thought at that time he (Benjamin) had a knife.” Mr Joyce said: “You stabbed Benji 13 times and you say you can only remember three of the knife wounds. “Which three were they? The first three? The middle three? The last three?” He replied: “The first three.” The jury has already heard evidence from Mr McMullen, the friend of Benjamin, who was stabbed five times allegedly by the 16-yearold in the same violent incident. He said he and Benjamin had been at a friend’s house and were on their way to find a taxi to catch to Coalville to see Mr McMullen’s girlfriend when the confrontation occurred. Opening the prosecution’s case, on the first day of the trial last week, Mr Joyce said: “The three defendants had left the Odeon cinema at 10.32pm and turned left into Wragg Passage. “Benjamin Orton and his friend were walking in the opposite direction down the passage. “Having gone down Wragg Passage, Benjamin and his friend were the victims of a sustained attack by these defendants. “You [the jury] will see Benjamin and his friend backing away on CCTV, retreating from the three about to attack them. “Benjamin was brandishing a knife as if to say ‘stay back’. Benjamin was holding his knife defensively, while the 16-year-old was holding his knife aggressively. “Everyone must have seen that the 16-year-old had a knife. “He was passing the knife from hand to hand and gave his phone to one of the 17-year-olds.” The trial continues. 24-hour swimathon will raise cash for cancer charity A leisure centre is set to join forces with customers in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support next month – by taking part in a 24-hour swim at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. A minimum of one person will be swimming at all times in The Adam Peaty Pool between Sunday, December 19 (5pm) and Monday, December 20 (5pm). A lane has been set aside for the challenge at the centre, which is run by Everyone Active on behalf of East Staffordshire Borough Council. The 24 hours will be split into 30-minute slots in a bid to complete as many lengths as possible, with a tally to be kept throughout the event. Colleagues will swim through the night while the centre is closed, with pre-identified customers able to take part from opening time at 7am the following morning. Around 20 members of staff will Benjamin Orton swim and it is hoped participants will be able to complete around 40 lengths per half-hour slot. All funds raised will go to Macmillan, which is Everyone Active’s charity partner. The partnership launched in 2019 and has raised more than £88,000. Nick Fearnett, Everyone Active’s general manager, said: “It’s a big challenge, especially for the colleagues who will be swimming during the small hours, but we Flowers left near where Benjamin Orton died in Swadlincote on June 12 wanted to set a real test and to inspire people to donate. To donate, please visit justgiving. com/fundraising/uttoxeterlc and if you would like to take part, please speak to a member of the team to register for a slot. 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6 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News New owners take over town’s shop for cheese lovers the store has plans for several christmas markets By samuel hodgkiss samuel.hodkiss@reachplc.com The new boss of a Burton cheese shop is set to take his show on the road with a series of Christmas markets. Businessman Simon Jackson has taken over The Cheese Station, in High Street. Cheese enthusiast Mr Jackson says it was love at first sight when he was invited to have a look at the shop by previous owner Terry Williams. And now he has ambitious plans for the business. Mr Jackson, who moved to Horninglow from Lincolnshire six years ago, said: “Terry approached me to say he was putting the shop up for sale a couple of months ago. “Because I come from a food retailing background it was something that I was interested in. “I then came and had a look at it and knew that I was going to take it on.” The Cheese Station sells around 100 regular cheeses, as well as a selection of speciality products. Olives, chutneys, mustards and pickles are also available in store. And Mr Jackson will be taking them on the road at a series of Christmas markets. He said: “We’re going to be doing several Christmas markets. We will also be opening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Indoor Market Hall with a deli-style stall, which will have a few cheeses and bakery products including eggs.” “We’re also looking to be going out to the Lichfield area after Christmas.” Cheeses sold by Mr Jackson are all sized to order, with sizes tailored to feed individuals or families. The Cheese Station is also a member of industry journal the Guild of Fine Foods and has a rating of five out of five. The shop is open Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Knitters needed for project A community campaign is aiming to get the people of Staffordshire to start talking about their mental health and promote messages of hope for the future. Brighter Futures’ team of Talk Suicide Community Champions are hiding Bee-You Bee’s in towns across the area for the public to find and keep. Each one contains a message of hope and information of other services and are available to brighten people’s day by laying them down in various places around the area. The campaign has quickly gathered momentum and providing a bright spark for people who may need that helping hand. Jane Williams, Suicide Prevention Community Champion, says: “The Bee-You Bees were brought about to bring joy and happiness to residents of Staffordshire; whilst raising awareness of mental health and suicide prevention “They’re a great activity to get our local communities involved with both making and for donating. “It’s also a great opportunity for people to get outdoors within nature to find bee’s in their hidden locations. “This project has brought smiles to the faces of both young and older people. Most important of all, it has helped a significant number of people who are struggling right now, to reach out via our Facebook page and be directed into appropriate support for their needs.” Brighter Futures would love anyone with an interest in knitting to join them and help create their own bees. Contact Sarah.Birchall@ brighter-futures.org.uk.

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 7 The Cheese Station in Café wants to make it a waffley good Christmas A new café and shop in Burton is showcasing a unique selection waffles in the run-up to Christmas. The Little Dessert Shop, in Derby Street, has announced four new festive treats as part of its Elf Hat Christmas Collection. The shop, which opened in August, will be running the desserts for a limited time to celebrate the festive season – and will be offering them in store and on delivery services such as Deliveroo. The first treat is “Spicy Speculoos”, which is described as a “giant choux pastry filled with a piping of Lotus Biscoff biscuitinfused cream cheese and topped with a dollop of Lotus Biscoff spread”. The next is “Naughty Tella”, which is “deliciously thick cream cheese, perfectly parcelled in a giant choux pastry and adorned with a generous helping of Nutella”. “Creamy Cookie” is described as “cookies-and-cream-cheese-centred giant choux pastry topped with a layer of cookies and cream spread”. The last of the new desserts is called “Nutty Peanut” – a “giant The Little Dessert Shop’s promotion for its waffle selection in it’s Black Friday collection deal of 99p for any waffle, running tomorrow choux pastry filled with a creamy Reeces peanut butter cream cheese and topped with a layer of Reeces spread”. The Little Dessert Shop is offering a wide range of other waffles, including topping combinations of white chocolate and raspberry, strawberry sensation, white Kinder Bueno and “Enchanted Unicorn” – a mix of candy floss, hundreds and thousands, Smarties and bubblegum and raspberry sauce. And to celebrate Black Friday, the shop will be offering a collection deal of any waffle for 99p, running tomorrow between 3pm and 11.30pm. News Ginger is a big favourite for pudding lovers The spicy taste of ginger is clearly a firm favourite in the Uttoxeter area for diners who have been helping to raise cash for a Staffordshire homeless charity. Diners at the recently opened Heath House Kitchen in Cheadle Road have already helped reach more than half the target set for The Gingerbread Centre when selecting a specially flavoured pudding. Heath House Kitchen chef and joint owner Dave Northam produced the sticky gingerbread base with an orange drizzle and stem ginger ice cream. He hopes it will raise at least £500 for Stoke on Trent based The Gingerbread Centre that supports homeless families and those at risk of becoming homeless. Emma Northam, Dave’s wife and co-owner, explains: “From each sale we donate £3 to the charity and diners have clearly voted it a firm favourite. Since its launch in mid-September, we have already sold 78 ginger puddings and other diners have made generous donations.”

8 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News Joiner died from ‘toxicity’ of drug used for fall pain the 28-year-old was using the prescription drugs to treat pain following a fall By Richard Castle richard.castle@reachplc.com @richardcastle85 A Swadlincote joiner died from a prescription medication overdose given to him after a fall, an inquest has heard. Richard Lathbury, 28, suffered the accident in October 2019 and was left experiencing serious pain. His inquest at Derby Coroner’s Court last week heard it was so severe doctors prescribed morphine. He was also prescribed pregabalin because he was suffering from anxiety and insomnia. The court heard that nine months after his prescriptions for these drugs began, Mr Lathbury died at his home in Midway Road, on August 3, last year. A post-mortem examination determined his medical cause of death was from morphine and pregabalin toxicity. Sabyta Kaushal, assistant coroner for Derby and Derbyshire, said doctors had decided it was “safer” to prescribe further doses of the drugs rather than stopping him from using them. In her narrative conclusion she wrote that he had been prescribed “regular doses of both morphine and pregabalin over a nine-month period” by his GP due to chronic pain following a fall, DerbyshireLive reports. The coroner said: “Opioids have a sedative effect and taken in excess have depressant effects on the cardiorespiratory centres in the brain leading to death from cardiorespiratory arrest. “Sadly, that regular use of pregabalin and morphine over the nine-month period resulted in Richard’s death on August 3, 2020, at his home address.” In the hearing Miss Kaushal said that while there “could have been further considerations of a co-ordinated plan” within his GP surgery to treat him, she stopped short of ordering a prevention of future deaths report. Dr Roger Follows, senior partner at Swadlincote Surgery, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Lathbury’s family at this difficult time and we extend our condolences to them following his tragic death. “We are working closely with NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG, and NHS England, to collectively ensure that lessons identified are acted upon. “This includes ongoing patient risk assessments and sharing information on drug toxicity.” Village prepares for procession A SOUTH Derbyshire village is organising a Santa and nativity procession culminating with switching on the lights of the community Christmas tree. The event at Coton in the Elms will take place on Sunday, December 5 from 4.30pm to 7pm. Santa on his Sleigh, together with Mary on her donkey, will be leading a colourful, musical, procession around the picturesque village of Coton in the Elms, stopping off at the local pubs where Joseph will ask if there is any room at the inn. Finishing in the centre of the village, Mary and Joseph will rest in the stable beneath a large Christmas tree where Santa will switch on the lights. The acclaimed local choir, B Natural, will then lead a rousing festive sing along whilst visitors can sip on mulled wine and tuck into festive treats from the pop-up stall on the village green. The event has been organised by the Coton in the Elms Village in Bloom Committee, in collaboration with other village partners. Christine Oliver, chairman of Village in Bloom, said “Despite Covid restrictions, last year’s event was a great success, and It is heartwarming to see the whole community coming together to make it extra special this year. “The Christmas tree at the centre of the festivities is kindly donated by Catton Hall Estate, mulled wine is provided by The Bubble Inn and festive treats come from local resident, Carolyn Leech.” Many of those attending the event will be wearing Christmas themed fancy dress and it will be a great opportunity to see Santa on his Sleigh.”

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 9 News PC made up victim’s statement after she feared for her safety By NIgeL SLATeR Local democracy reporter nigel.slater@reachplc.com A PolICe officer deliberately lied and made up a false victim statement after a vulnerable woman reported she was racially abused and threatened on a bus. A two-day misconduct hearing explored allegations that Derbyshire police officer Ian Biggin had failed to investigate properly a serious incident which left the woman fearing for her safety. All allegations against Biggin – which he denied – over the way he handled the case were proven true. The officer of 13 years’ service resigned from his role just days before a three-day misconduct hearing was due to start. But now his hopes of a future career in policing have been left seriously damaged after the hearing’s panel concluded his actions were deemed to be of “serious gross misconduct”. The hearing centred on a disturbing incident on January 27 this year when a woman claimed she was racially abused and threatened by a neighbour on a bus journey home in Derbyshire. Understood to have been so terrified by the events, the victim rang the bell immediately and got out of the bus miles before her chosen destination. The woman then called police to report the incident before realising the perpetrator had also left the bus, leaving her fearing for her safety. PC Biggin arrived at the woman’s location around an hour later, after there was confusion over the directions, which was said not to be the officer’s fault. The officer then told the victim to get the bus back home and he would see her later at her home address to talk about the incident. During the second meeting, PC Biggin got the victim to sign a box at the bottom of his notebook entry. The victim believed this was to confirm he had attended her house but, unknown to her, it also included her statement. The officer also declined to see a video in which it was claimed showed a previous racial episode involving the same neighbour. During the next day, the officer then updated the entry of the incident and falsely stated that the victim did not want the police involved. The alleged victim heard nothing following PC Biggin’s visit and weeks later raised concerns when the police asked her for feedback into how well the police contact with her had been. Her concerns then prompted an investigation. Witness A told the hearing on Monday how PC Biggin quickly dismissed the idea of CCTV being used to help the investigation. She said PC Biggin told her that CCTV from the bus would be “grainy” and would not show anything conclusive. However, in May, bosses of Stagecoach told police that the bus’s CCTV was “high definition” quality. But at that time, it was said the CCTV footage for that day [January 27] had already been overwritten – meaning it was no longer available – and potentially significant evidence was lost. The panel found that PC Biggin had made no adequate attempts to gather the CCTV evidence when it was available. The chair of the panel, David Tyme, said the former officer was “wholly responsible for his actions” and had “failed to act diligently” throughout the investigation. It was concluded that former PC Biggin would have been dismissed without notice had he not tendered his resignation. A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: “The hearing heard allegations that former officer, PC Biggin, conducted himself in a manner that amounted to misconduct. “Members of the public, as well as the force, expect the highest levels of professionalism from officers and staff and, in this instance, the former constable did not meet these expectations. The hearing decided that, had he not already resigned from his position, that he would have been dismissed.”

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facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews According to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 11 Heather Wheeler MP for South Derbyshire Firm’s next step means more jobs From the V-12 merlin engine used to power Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes, through to the Trent XWB engine, which is so influential in commercial aviation today, rolls-royce have always been at the forefront of confronting our country’s challenges and opportunities. The story of rolls-royce is the story of Derbyshire – and, with the announcement that the Government is to provide £210 million, alongside over £250 million from the private sector for Small modular reactors (Smr) to reinvigorate our nuclear power capability, Derbyshire and rolls-royce are once again poised to be at the centre of technological innovation in Britain. Nuclear power currently generates 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity, and new Smr power plants, which can be built rapidly and are significantly cheaper than previous generations of nuclear power plants, will play a huge part in our transition to net zero by 2050. They are clean, safe and are no bigger than the size of two football pitches. rolls royce estimate that each Smr power plant will have the ability to provide green, consistent power to a million homes. As we emerge from the uncertainty of the pandemic and the demand for energy surges, the price of energy has increased rapidly in the UK, Europe, US and across the globe. We have seen energy companies going out of business and we need less expensive, more sustainable energy sources developed in the UK giving reliable pricing to British consumers. As energy generated through nuclear technology is not weather dependant, we can ensure that consumers are no longer subject to fluctuations in energy prices arising from the pressure the energy grid comes under during winter. rollsroyce also believes that 80 per cent of each Smr power plant will be manufactured using material that can be delivered by the UK supply chain, reducing our reliance on imports from overseas and creating and securing jobs here in Britain. rolls-royce envisage Smr power plants will be built on former coal mining and nuclear power sites, With cheaper energy prices for South Derbyshire consumers, new highquality jobs, and a continuing commitment to Britain’s leadership against global warming, I’m pleased Rolls-Royce’s story in South Derbyshire will be so significant. Rolls-Royce, which manufactures the globally successful Trent WXB engine and employs many in South Derbyshire, is also poised to develop Small Modular Reactors, which will ‘reinvigorate our nuclear power capability’ which will bolster the Government’s levelling up agenda, and spread technological opportunity across the country. The good news for those living in South Derbyshire is that new Smr power plants also mean more high skilled jobs. rolls-royce estimate that up to 700 new jobs may be created in Derbyshire and inspire the next generation of young scientists. I am delighted that the Government is committed to investing in Britain’s position as a science superpower, leading the charge in developing green energy alternatives to fossil fuels. With cheaper energy prices for South Derbyshire consumers, new high-quality jobs, and a continuing commitment to Britain’s leadership against global warming, I am pleased that the next chapter of rolls-royce’s story in South Derbyshire will be so significant. ■The ■ views and opinions of guest columnists do not necessarily represent those of either the Burton Mail or its staff This Was £339 .97 Shop all in one place with a choice of ways to pay App | very.co.uk Nintendo Switch with Super Mario 3D World and Animal Crossing Now £289 .97 Delivery £3.99.

12 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News / National MINUTE BRIEFING Celeb in castle exit RichaRd Madeley has been forced to withdraw from i’m a celebrity... Get Me Out Of here! after breaking the show’s “covid bubble”. The 65-year-old TV presenter (above) was taken to hospital in the early hours yesterday after falling ill. assuring followers he was now ‘fine’, he wrote on instagram: “Obviously i’m gutted to be leaving so soon but the safety of all the campmates is the number one priority.” Migrant drownings a ‘dreadful shock’ hOMe Secretary Priti Patel said there was “no quick fix” to tackle migrants crossing the channel in small boats as France demanded fresh assistance and dozens more made the perilous crossing in the wake of the deadliest day of the crisis on record. French President emmanuel Macron said he was requesting “extra help” from the UK yesterday as authorities revealed that pregnant women and children were among the at least 27 people who died when a dinghy capsized off the coast of calais. Ms Patel (pictured) said the drownings were a “dreadful shock” and described the crossings as “absolutely unnecessary” after renewing an offer of sending British officers to join patrols on French beaches during a call with French interior minister Gerald darmanin. But the scale of the problem was further illustrated by new figures from the home Office showing asylum claims in the UK have hit their highest level for nearly 20 years, fuelled by soaring channel migrant crossings and a rise in numbers following the coronavirus pandemic. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer expressed his frustration that the home Secretary “isn’t doing anything to deal with this effectively” following the “heartbreaking tragedy”. in an urgent statement to MPs, Ms Patel said: “What happened yesterday was a dreadful shock, it was not a surprise but it is also a reminder of how vulnerable people are put at peril when in the hands of criminal gangs. “There is also no quick fix. This is about addressing longterm pull factors, smashing the criminal gangs that treat human beings as cargo and tackling supply chains.” Remarkable run effort Brian Wood MC at the finish No 100% backing a VeTeRaN has run a mile for every soldier who died in iraq and afghanistan by completing 25 marathons in 25 days. Brian Wood, 41, who holds a Military cross for gallantry, hoped to raise £20,000 for the charity Walking With The Wounded but has already exceeded £70,500 after running a total of 635 miles. Vigil for female victims A vigil has been held to remember the victims of male violence towards women. Dozens of Million Women Rise supporters gathered outside Scotland Yard in central london yesterday afternoon to mark the UN international Day for the Elimination of violence Against Women. They held placards and banners, gave speeches and took part in a short silence to honour women and girls killed by men in the past year. The Government will “work at pace” to deliver a new independent regulator for football, a minister has said. however, sports minister Nigel huddleston told MPs that the Government could not “commit 100%” to all the recommendations set out by a fan-led review of the english game. The minister’s comments came after his boss Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, announced yesterday morning that she supported the principle of setting up a new regulator. But after questions from MPs about whether the Government would accept other proposals laid out in the Crouch review, Mr huddleston told MPs: “I cannot commit 100% to all the proposals today.” he added: “The report shows that fundamental change is needed in our national for football review game and fans deserve that. We are at a turning point for football in this country. “The review is a detailed and worthy piece of work that will require a substantive response and plan of action from across Government, but the primary recommendation of the review, that football requires a strong independent regulator, is a recommendation that I and the Government endorse in principle today. The Government will now work at pace to determine the most effective way to deliver the independent regulator and any powers that might be needed.” Labour shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens said she was “somewhat concerned” to see Ms Dorries’ support for the proposed regulator was only “in principle”. Ms Stevens added: “Can the minister allay my fears and confirm that the Government accepts both the principle and the detail of the independent regulator recommended by the review and that it will be enshrining that in primary legislation? “Because the Secretary of State’s and the minister’s words just now appear to suggest something less than that.” She described the recommendations of the review as a “package” that needs to be accepted all together, warning: “Anything less would be a botched job.” The fan-led review of football governance, chaired by former minister Tracey Crouch, concluded that a regulator is required to provide financial oversight in english football. The purpose of this watchdog would be to ensure clubs are run sustainably and for the benefit of their communities through a licensing system.

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews A LArge explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital killed at least eight people. The extremist group Al-Shabab said it carried out the attack. The al Qaida-linked group controls large parts of rural Somalia and continues to frustrate efforts at rebuilding the nation after three decades of conflict. The blast sent a plume of smoke above a busy part of Mogadishu during the morning rush hour. Police said eight people were killed and 17 others wounded. “This is a tragedy,” said Abdulkadir Adan, of the Amin ambulance service, which rushed people to hospital. The casualties were fewer than might have occurred as Thursday is part of At least 8 dead in Somalia blast FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 13 the weekend in Somalia, an overwhelmingly Muslim nation. Al-Shabab said it targeted Western News officials / being World escorted by the African Union (AU) peacekeeping convoy. But a witness said that a private security company was escorting the officials and said he saw four of the security personnel wounded. The attack occurred as Somalia faces major questions about its political and security future. The AU peacekeeping force was meant to withdraw from the country, but its mission could be extended amid security concerns. A long-delayed presidential vote was meant to take place in February but now looks set to be held next year. Go-ahead LIMITED TIME ONLY for Pfizer to jab kids across EU The eU drugs regulator has authorised Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children aged five to 11, clearing the way for jabs to be administered to millions of primary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across europe. It is the first time the european Medicines Agency has cleared a Covid-19 vaccine for use in young children. It said it “recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid- 19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged five to 11”. After evaluating a study of the vaccine in more than 2,000 youngsters, the eMA estimated it was about 90% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid- 19 in young children, and said the most common side effects were pain at the injection site, headaches, muscle pain and chills. At least one country facing spiking infections did not wait for eMA approval. Authorities in Austrian capital Vienna have already started vaccinating the age group. europe is at the epicentre of the pandemic and the World health Organisation has warned the continent could see deaths top two million by the spring unless urgent measures are taken. The eMA approval for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German company BioNTech has to be rubberstamped by the european Commission before health authorities in member states can begin administering jabs. earlier this week, German health minister Jens Spahn said shipping of vaccines for younger children in the eU would begin on December 20. The US signed off on Pfizer’s vaccine for children earlier this month, followed by other countries including Canada. Pfizer tested a dose that is a third of the amount given to adults for primary school-age children. even with the smaller jab, children who are five to 11 years old developed antibody levels as strong as teenagers and young adults getting the regular-strength vaccines, Pfizer said in September. Studies on Pfizer’s vaccine in children have not been big enough to detect any rare side effects from the second dose, like the chest and heart inflammation seen in mostly male older teenagers and young adults. US officials noted that Covid-19 has caused more deaths in children in the five to 11 age group than some other diseases, such as chicken pox, did before children were routinely vaccinated. earlier this month, the eMA said it began evaluating the use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged six to 11, and estimated a decision would be made within two months. Although children mostly only get mild symptoms, some public health experts believe immunising them should be a priority to reduce the virus’s spread. Researchers disagree on how much children have influenced the course of the pandemic. early research suggested they did not contribute much to viral spread, but some experts say children played a significant role this year spreading variants such as Alpha and Delta. Black Friday 20% off almost everything* in store & online Valid 22 nd - 29 th November 2021 Scan this barcode at the till with your Reward Card or App, or type in the code online. 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14 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News A cAre home in Burton is bringing elderly people together to celebrate the joy of music, offering clients the chance to join a choir for like-minded people. Home Instead Burton, in Stretton, has welcomed Pop UK, an organisation which offers singing projects to children that has turned its hand to helping elderly people enjoy the wonders of music. run by rachel Ortiz, the group gives ageing adults the opportunity to socialise, make friends and, most importantly, sing as part of a choir. Home Instead Burton is keen for people to stay active as they age and maintain a good social life, given the positive effects it has on physical and mental health. Owner of Home Instead Burton, John Winfieldale, commented: “At Home Instead we are always looking for ways to enrich and celebrate the amazing talents of our clients. Our role as a home care company goes Care home helps elderly people find their voice Spectacular savings worth toasting save Buy 6 or more 25% beyond the care we provide clients with. “We want everyone to thrive in their old age, that’s why activities like our choir are so important in keeping our clients active and giving them a reason to get out and meet up with people.” While the main focus is singing, choir members also use umbrellas and other props to get into the spirit of their songs. Their repertoire ranges from “Singing In The rain” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. recruitment & retention co-ordinator, Lorraine Bartram said: Home Instead Burton choir at practice in the Priory centre in Stretton contributed “rachel has injected some muchneeded positivity into everyone who attends; she really is a ray of sunshine and happiness for our clients. Older adults have had a tough time over the past 20 months, and it’s wonderful that they can now get together and enjoy something that does so much to lift our spirits: singing.” The choir meets at the Priory centre in Stretton every first Thursday of the month. To find out more about Home Instead Burton’s client choir call 01283 539917 or visit www. homeinstead.co.uk/burton/ Woman who died in crash is named at her inquest If you want to buy alcohol you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D No sale. You must be 18 or over to purchase alcohol. All bottles shown £8 each. Buy 6 save 25% offer includes 75cl and 1.5l bottles of wine and sparkling wine (excludes champagne). England & Northern Ireland £4.75 and above. Wales £7 & above. Excludes gift sets, fortified and meal deal wines. Selected Asda stores. Subject to availability. May exclude small stores: asda.com/smallstores Excludes Scotland and some Petrol Filling Stations. Drink Aware. Offer ends 12th December 2021. Delivery or collection charge will apply. Carrier bag and minimum basket charges may apply, see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery/collection slots subject to availability. By geORge BUNN george.bunn@reachplc.com A woMAN who died in a crash on a country road has been named by a coroner. Caroline Scothern, 55, was the passenger in a Seat Ibiza that was travelling on Gallows Lane in Measham towards Ashby at the time of the collision, on Sunday, November 7, say coroners. The Seat Ibiza collided with a Mini that was believed to be travelling in the opposite direction. The incident saw a large section of the B4116 closed for hours while emer- gency services worked at the scene. Ms Scothern, from Ashby, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Seat was taken to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, where their condition at the time was described as “stable”. No further updates on their condition have been provided. Leicestershire Police has now confirmed it is not treating the incident as a criminal matter. Rutland and North Leicestershire District coroners, based in Loughborough, has opened and adjourned an inquest into Ms Scothern’s death, reports LeicestershireLive.

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 15 News By Richard Castle richard.castle@reachplc.com @richardcastle85 A government watchdog has found JCB is not linked to human rights abuses in Palestine. A complaint by Lawyers For Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) has been under investigation for two years by National Contact Point - a body set up by the UK government to check that businesses are behaving responsibly. The group’s complaint stemmed from the use of JCB diggers and excavators in the demolition of Palestinian homes and the building of Jewish settlements in their place. The NCP has now issued its findings. It said that JCB had not conducted any “due diligence of any kind, despite being aware of alleged human rights impacts and that its products are potentially contributing to those impacts”. Rocester-headquartered JCB, which employs thousands of people at factories across Staffordshire, was also pulled up for having “no policy commitment to respect human rights”. However, the NCP threw out three of the LPHR’s five allegations, clearing JCB of any links to actual human rights abuses. It ruled JCB had not contributed to, facilitated or failed to try to prevent any “adverse human rights impacts”. Part of its investigation centred on JCB’s business relationship with Comasco, the sole dealer of its machines in Israel. Crucially, the NCP found no evidence JCB machines directly sold by Comasco had actually been used to demolish Palestinian homes. It said: “Comasco could have sold JCB products to third parties, individuals, small dealers, construction companies, or the Israeli Government. “The JCB products being used to demolish Palestinian properties in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) may be owned by those who have commissioned the demolition, be on hire, or be equipment owned by contractors employed to do the work. “The products could have also come from the second-hand market. Products purchased from this route will have no connection with either Comasco or JCB.” The NCP was set up by the Government to investigate alleged breaches of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct. A JCB spokesman said: “We are very pleased that the UK NCP has firmly rejected the various allegations made by the Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights that JCB either contributes to, is responsible for, or is otherwise linked in any way to adverse human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), either directly or indirectly, and/or that JCB has failed to mitigate or prevent such adverse human rights impacts. “This re-affirms the NCP’s position set out in its Initial Assessment dated 12 October 2020 that there has been no wrongdoing by JCB. In particular, the NCP conclusively found that the alleged human rights impacts cannot be linked to JCB’s business operations or contractual arrangements. The process has now concluded. “There was no basis for the Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to make such allegations about JCB. As an organisation, JCB does not condone any form of human rights abuse and we have a consistent record of providing urgent and substantial support in response to natural disasters around the world. “As an ancillary matter, the NCP has recommended that JCB regularly conducts human rights due diligence and prepares a separate policy affirming its commitment to human rights. We welcome these recommendations and will consider them in due course.” A separate Amnesty International report released last week claimed JCB’s lack of due diligence represented “a failure to respect human rights”. It also alleged the firm’s LiveLink system allowed it to track where its machines were operating. A JCB spokesman said: “JCB is aware of a report published by Amnesty and wishes to confirm that JCB does not contribute to, or is in any way responsible for, or otherwise linked to adverse human rights abuses in the OPTs, either directly or indirectly. “These allegations have recently been the subject of a full independent investigation by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. “The recent conclusion by the UK NCP re-affirms its initial finding that there has been no wrongdoing by JCB. Specifically, the UK NCP conclusively found that the alleged human rights impacts cannot be linked to JCB’s business operations or contractual arrangements “As an organisation, JCB does not condone any form of human rights abuse and we have a consistent record of providing urgent and substantial support in response to natural disasters around the world. “In terms of LiveLink, JCB fits the system to machines, but it is up to the customer how it is configured and operates.” In June, pro-Palestine protestors held a march around the grounds of the JCB World HQ, in Rocester. Two years earlier, Palestine supporters blockaded the company’s World Logistics factory in Tunstall, near Stoke. 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16 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News Street prepares to light up again to delight crowds The Christmas lights in Lansdowne Road, Branston last year. Jenny Moody the entire cul-de-sac is decorated and attracts hundreds of visitors By Jenny Moody jennifer.moody@reachplc.com @Jenny_moody85 A Branston street is once again being turned into a winter wonderland - with hundreds expected to check out its incredible Christmas lights. Lansdowne Road gets bigger and brighter every year as Burtonians make a visit part of their festive routine. And it is all for a good cause as the residents who have put so much love and joy into decorating their homes collect thousands for charity. Although they could not collect money last year due to covid, they still decided to decorate their home to bring some smiles to many people’s faces at a time when people were struggling. This year they will once again be raising money for charity - and the chosen cause is the Midlands Air Ambulance. There is not long to wait for the big reveal as the lights will officially be switched on today at around 5pm. And the street will once again ring out with music as residents blast out some Christmas classics. Resident Jenny Wilkes said: “We’re switching on at approximately 5pm and we are raising funds for Midlands Air Ambulance this year. We have an online raffle running at the moment via our Facebook page, Lansdowne Christmas Lights. “Although the street lights are being switched on tomorrow, not all the houses will be ready but normally every house is lit up by the second week in December. “We are hoping to smash our last fundraising figure from 2019 where we raised £8,500 for Macmillan.” Lansdowne Road will have Santas and snowmen, polar bears and penguins and other festive characters to make it one of the most Christmassy streets in the town. Parking is available at The Riverside hotel for those wanting to walk. Those wanting to make a donation to the charity can also do so by visiting the Facebook page.

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18 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews News By EddIE BIskNELL Local democracy reporter eddie.bisknell@reachplc.com DErbyshIrE County Council has filled a returning leadership role paying up to £176,000 – a salary which has been opposed by its own administration. The authority has appointed Emma Alexander, who held the highest officer role at the authority, to the new managing director position. Opposition groups, and the council’s own role definition, point out the managing director role is effectively the same in all but name as the former chief executive position, which was scrapped four years ago. The authority is set to formally approve the appointment of Ms Alexander, who joined the authority in 2017, at a council meeting on Wednesday. It says Ms Alexander will start on a salary of £161,000 with additional money for expenses, £23,000 higher than the former chief executive role. Cllr barry Lewis, the authority’s leader, who opposed the pay for which Ms Alexander may now receive, said: “Emma joined the council in 2017 with a strong track record in the public and commercial sectors and has provided outstanding leadership and drive to the Council fills leadership role paying salary up to £176K organisation over the last four years. “I am delighted that she will be working alongside me in the role of managing director. “Emma was selected after a rigorous competitive recruitment process against a high-calibre field and I know she will continue to have the core values of improving people’s lives and partnership work at the centre of her approach. “The changing world of local government – which includes leading the post-pandemic economic and social recovery, the integration of health and social care, driving forward Vision Derbyshire to develop a collaborative working model across all local authorities, and harnessing the opportunities that levelling up presents – means this role is essential in enabling us to adapt and respond at every level across the organisation. “This approach demonstrates our responsiveness as a council, our ability to change and adapt to a new landscape and our determination to Emma Alexander will be the new managing director of Derbyshire County Council, above right do what is right for Derbyshire people, our partner organisations and our communities.” The role of managing director will be to set clear strategic direction, drive performance and provide accountability to councillors and residents. It also includes the responsibility of “leading on relationships with key partners locally, regionally and nationally, ensuring Derbyshire has influence at every level and that the county’s voice is h e a r d ”. Ms Alexander is set to take up the role from December 6, with a salary of between £161,000 and £176,000 - 10 times the salary of the authority’s lowest paid staff. This is a significant £23,000 to £38,000 increase from the previous £138,000 chief executive role, scrapped by the then incoming and now incumbent Conservative administration in 2017. The administration had cut the role, then held by Ian stephenson, in a bid to save £300,000. It was later revealed that Ian stephenson, the outgoing chief executive whose role was scrapped, making him redundant, had received a total payout package of nearly £125,000 – with leadership denying this was a “golden handshake”. When the council approved the forming of the new managing director role in september, the authority’s own leader, Conservative Cllr barry Lewis, said that no role in local government should have a salary higher than the Prime Minister. Black Country Bugle Annual 2022 96 Page Special The Black Country Bugle Annual 2022 Provides a colourful and memorable look back at all aspects of Black Country life. It’s all here in compelling stories and features and fascinating, rare photographs. ON SALE NOW From your local retailer or by visiting our online shop, £4.99 + p&p shop.regionalnewspapers.co.uk

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 19 Boris Johnson’s total salary as Prime Minister is £161,401, of which £79,496 is for his role as Prime Min- ister and £81,932 is for being an MP (member of Parliament). Cllr Lewis denied that this was the chief executive role returning under a different name, despite the respon- sibilities remaining nearly identical. He said the former role enabled the chief executive to “stand in front” of the council leader and block decisions, while the new role would not allow for that and would see the managing director give “clear, strategic guidance”. Cllr Simon Spencer, deputy leader of the authority, had also said he was uncomfortable with the salary but said this was the standard in the industry. Labour Group leader Cllr Joan Dixon had opposed the salary, saying it could not be justified and said what the Conservatives “haven’t got the guts to do is to say the cuts to strategic leadership was wrong”. Cllr ed Fordham, leader of the Liberal Democrats Group, said the pay level was “unacceptable” and that pay levels for senior management need to be reassessed. The county council is to pay private firm Korn Ferry Hay Group £83,000 to review the levels it pays senior management. ROLe TIMeLINe Jul 2017: Council scraps chief executive role, assistant chief executive and director of corporate resources to save £300,000 a year Aug 2017: Ian Stephenson leaves £138,000 chief executive post. Sep 2017: Joy Hollister, director of adult care, appointed head of paid service with £10,000 bump above other directors Apr 2018: emma Alexander, director of commissioning, communities and policy, designated as head of paid service on a permanent basis Jun 2018: It is revealed Ian Stephenson received £124,694 redundancy payout. noV 2020: Council’s lead officer role, occupied by emma Alexander, is upgraded to managing executive director, with £30,000 rise, for one year. Sep 2021: Managing director role made permanent with salary of up to £176,000. noV 2021: Council appoints emma Alexander, interim managing executive director and executive director for commissioning, communities and policy, as permanent managing director. with all of our councillors and officers for the benefit of our residents, but I felt it time to plough a more independent furrow. There has been over the past few years now a lack of harmony within our group and I just feel I can better represent the interests of residents that elected me from an independent perspective. “There is no rancour animosity and it is not a snap decision, it has been bubbling away as a possibility for some time and I feel it is the right time to do that.” Cllr Churchill says he has contacted his local parish councils to update them and has continued working closely with Cllr Kerry Haines, who also represents Repton but remains with the Tory group. He says he remains part of the national Conservative Party and said his relationship with his former district colleagues remains amicable. Cllr Churchill said joining the Independent Group would have been “like throwing sand in the eyes” of his former colleagues. News Former Tory leader quits group to sit as independent councillor A FoRMeR leader of the South Derbyshire Conservatives has quit the group after 18 months of turbulence and resignations that lost the Tories control of the district council. Cllr Andrew Churchill, who represents Repton, has quit the group after two-and-a-half years and will sit as an independent councillor. Cllr Churchill said there was no “rancour animosity” between him and the South Derbyshire Conservatives leadership. Cllr Churchill, who was elected in May 2019, said he felt he would be better positioned to be able to represent the people of Repton as an independent, instead of as part of the Conservative Group. He said he would “definitely, definitely” not be part of the district council’s Independent Group, which comprises five other former members of the Conservative Group, who left in December last year. Cllr Churchill said: “My philosophical outlook remains Conservative and I look forward to working He says he is much closer aligned with the Conservative Group and said many council votes are backed unanimously by all political groups. Cllr Churchill’s resignation from the Conservative Group, leaves the make-up of the now Labour-controlled authority as follows: Labour - 15, Conservatives 14, Independent Group 5, Independents 2. Labour took control in January for the first time since 2007 after three Conservatives quit the council entirely and six Tories left the group. The Tory group leader, Cllr Marytn Ford, who had been leader of the authority, also quit his role, but remained on the council, leaving Cllr Churchill as interim leader. 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Head of estates Andy Ansell said: “It is incredible to be recognised in this way just a few weeks after securing our first-ever Green Flag award and we are immensely grateful to everyone who voted for us. “Earlier this year we marked 20 years since we first opened our doors to the public and it is amazing to look back and see how the site has grown into a world-class setting. “We are proud of our status as the nation’s year-round place to remember, and our team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to maintain our 150-acre garden and woodland site, ensuring it remains an inspirational living landscape, freely open to all. “As we look towards the future, we are committed to adopting and advocating for ethical and sustainable practices throughout all aspects of our operations, ensuring we have a positive impact on the environment.” Joining the National Memorial Arboretum in the People’s Choice top ten most popular parks and green space are: ■ Cassiobury Park, Watford ■ Eoropie Park, Isle of lewis ■ Strathaven Park, South lanarkshire ■ University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester ■ Valentines Park, Ilford ■ Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets ■ Warley Woods, Smethwick ■ Telford Town Park, Telford ■ Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot Town police could get more power A town in north west Leicestershire that saw disorder in the streets this summer could give police powers to confiscate laughing gas, alcohol and other substances. Dispersal orders were put in place in Ashby town centre this summer as large crowds gathered to celebrate England’s Euros success, with police having to step in to curb unruly activity including drunk and disorderly behaviour and police vehicles damaged. And now north west Leicestershire District Council is looking at creating a public spaces protection order (PSPo) in the town. If passed, it would include the town centre, including Hood Park and Bath Grounds. It would give the police and other authorised officers the power to confiscate alcohol as well as psychoactive substances, including nitrous oxide, “khat” and “spice”. Drinking in public and on licensed premises would still be allowed under the order, with officers only using powers if drinking or substance use is linked to anti-social behaviour. A public consultation on the plans is set to run for three weeks from December 15, with council officers the national Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas reviewing responses before making a recommendation about the order to the cabinet. Chairman of the north west Leicestershire community safety partnership Councillor Andrew woodman said: “Ashby is a safe and vibrant town, but as with anywhere there are instances of anti-social behaviour which we are keen to reduce. t c s a a p d t E

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facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 23 bygones Packed streets for the annual lights switch-on By sTepheN sINfIeLd stephen.sinfield@trinitymirror.com 01283 245011 @mailremembers REVELLERS took to the streets of Swadlincote to celebrate the annual switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights in 2003. The lights, in the town centre, were switched on by Councillor Mick Bale, the chairman of South Derbyshire District Council, in a ceremony in late November. Fireworks exploded into the sky at the moment the lights illuminated the town centre, creating a spectacular extravaganza of light and sound. Coupled with the official turnon, a range of entertainment lined the streets of Swadlincote. The bus station was packed with fairground rides and festivities. The build-up to the night’s events began at lunchtime when live entertainment was provided by Pingle School’s band. They were joined by the choir of St George and St Mary’s Primary School who performed popular Christmas carols in the afternoon. Later new local boy band Twen2y 4 se7en performed for the crowds. Owen Hall, the Derbyshire star of ITV’s “Pop Stars, The Rivals”, added to the entertainment along with the Salvation Army band. Swadlincote Ski Centre was also involved in the Christmas kick-off. Fun started at the venue at 5pm with Santa and club mascot Polar Bear sledging down the dry ski slope. Town centre shops opened until late and Swadlincote’s covered market was filled with charity stalls for the evening. Kennedy Derry Local boy band Twen2y 4 se7en ON THIS DAY 1607: John Harvard, founder of Harvard University, was born in London. 1864: Charles Dodgson presented a little girl called Alice Liddell with a story she had inspired him to write. It was called Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, which later became Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and was published under Dodgson’s pen name Lewis Carroll. Eric Clapton of Cream 1922: Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon became the first men to see inside the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun near Luxor since it was sealed more than 3,000 years before. 1942: The film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered at the Hollywood Theatre in New York. 1968: Rock group Cream – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker – played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall. 1983: Gold bars worth £millions were stolen from the Brinks Mat security warehouse at Heathrow Airport. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The European Space Agency signed a ¤86 million Euro (£76 million) contract with a Swiss start-up company to bring part of a rocket back to Earth. STAR BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS: Tina Turner, rock singer, 82; John McVie, rock musician (Fleetwood Mac), 76; Des Walker, former footballer, 56; Garcelle Beauvais, actress, 55; Tammy Lynn Michaels, actress, 47; Natasha Bedingfield, singer, 40; Trevor Morgan, actor, 35; Rita Ora, singer, 31. Tina Turner Councillor Mick Bale, the chairman of South Derbyshire District Council with his grandson. friday £1,000 BB12 7BD EN1 3SS G40 4TP G62 7TN HP2 4ES NG6 8JN NR34 9XD OL8 2AJ OX12 7NP PR2 3UB for every ticket in these winning postcodes S13 9ZL SA13 1ER SE15 2TP SK8 7PT SS13 2JZ ST10 1TQ SW17 0DQ TS22 5SN UB6 9EE YO21 1JR

24 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Films HHHII ENCANTO (PG) A mountain town in Colombia is home to generations of the Madrigal family led by imperious matriarch Abuela Alma (Maria Cecilia Botero). She is custodian of a magical candle, lit in her darkest hour when her husband sacrificed himself to protect their family. The flickering totem bestows special powers to the Madrigals when they come of age. The only member of the household not to be blessed so far is Abuela’s young granddaughter Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatrix). Stephanie Beatriz voices Mirabel When the family’s home is attacked by a dark force, Mirabel steps out of the shadow of her gifted siblings to seek a key that will protect her loved ones. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original songs fail to rival his toe-tapping work on Moana, but what Encanto lacks in hummable tunes it makes up for in vibrant colours and impeccable artistry. ■ In cinemas now Jared Leto as Paolo A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS (PG) HHHII Henry Lawfull plays urchin Nikolas, who lives in a forest in the middle of Finland with his woodcutter father Joel (Michiel Huisman) who believes money will ease the grief of losing a wife. “Being good is better than being rich,” coos the boy. “If you’ve forgotten that, Papa, then you’ve forgotten Mama.” When the blustering king of the realm (Jim Broadbent) offers a handsome reward for proof that hope and wonder exist, Joel abandons his boy to join an Toby Jones expedition led by Anders the huntsman (Rune Temte) to the fabled land of elves. Nikolas is left at home in the company of cruel Aunt Carlotta (Kristen Wiig). A discovery of a map to Elfhelm propels Nikolas and pet mouse Miika (voiced by Stephen Merchant) on an epic odyssey. They meet an elf (Toby Jones) and his great-granddaughter Little Noosh (Indica Watson). A Boy Called Christmas is a wholesome, enjoyable prelude to the Yuletide festivities. ■ Out on Friday and on Sky Cinema Ridley Scott’S tale of intRigue at an iconic faShion houSe failS to dReSS up itS flawS LEMON AID RAISE STRONG, INDEPENDENT CHILDREN. Except at dinner time. Just sit down, be quiet FOR THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU NEED A LIFT OR A LAUGH… Sign up to our parenting newsletter at: lemonaidparenting.co.uk

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 25 PIRATES (15) HHHII Television presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates makes his feature film directorial debut with a selfpenned coming-of-age comedy drama set on New Year’s Eve 1999. Eighteen-year-old best friends Cappo (Elliot Edusah), Two Tonne (Jordan Peters) and Kidda (Reda Elazouar) excitedly promote their group The Ice Cold Crew (The ICC) on pirate radio and are convinced this will be their big break into the BiG NiGHT ouT: Reda Elazouar, Jordan Peters and Elliot Edusah co-star hugely competitive music scene. Cappo manages the outfit and he nervously returns home from studying away at college with a well-rehearsed speech (“Boys, I’m leaving The ICC”). Before he can deliver the bombshell, Two Tonne persuades Cappo to help him track down tickets to a millennium party so he can impress a girl called Sophie (Kassius Nelson). As the clock ticks down to midnight and Y2K, the friends air grievances, shoplift cool togs and discover that mobile phone batteries run out at inopportune moments. ■ In selected cinemas now HOUSE OF GUCCI (15) HHHII REvIEwS by DAmOn SmITH HigH fashion meets high camp in Ridley Scott’s real-life crime drama about the italian fashion house gucci. Patrizia Reggiani (Lady gaga) is working at her father’s haulage firm when she meets Maurizio gucci (Adam Driver), grandson of the fashion dynasty’s founder guccio gucci, at a party. infatuation piqued by the famous surname, Patrizia stalks Maurizio and worms her way into his affections to secure a seat at the dynastic table headed by Maurizio’s disapproving father Rodolfo (Jeremy irons) and uncle Aldo (Al Pacino). To wield greater influence, Patrizia marries Maurizio and encourages him to “take out the trash” at boardroom level so they can acquire a majority stake in the company. Self-styled television psychic Pina (Salma Hayek) provides scheming minx Patrizia with counsel as her plan Gucci Gucci coup: patrizia (Lady Gaga) tries to exploit family rifts to seize power for herself and husband Maurizio (Adam Driver) pits the couple against Maurizio’s extrovert cousin Paolo (Jared Leto). “i’d rather see gucci burn than hand it over to you two!” he snarls. When Maurizio publicly undermines Patrizia and flirts with old friend Paola Franchi (Camille Cottin), the vengeful wife sets in motion a murderous plan to shed the emotional baggage that is slowing her ascent of the social ladder. House of gucci stomps the runway to a glorious 1990s soundtrack including a wedding choreographed to george Michael’s Faith. Lady gaga is mesmerising as a master manipulator, who believes that “a strong family makes a strong business” as she assiduously lops off the weakest branches of her marital family tree. Leto is hysterical and scenes with Pacino are a battle of the caterwauls. Caught between tragedy and high camp, Scott’s handsome picture is impeccably tailored to appeal to the widest possible audience without genuinely thrilling any of us. ■ In cinemas from Friday Get £75 worth of beer for only £34.99 Includes: 30 Craft Beers • Magazine • Tasty Snack • Free Delivery Only £1.16 per can! BLACK FRIDAY OFFER Save £10 RRP £44.99 A monthly subscription of unique hand picked craft beers and lagers from exceptional small and independent breweries Lady Gaga is on fine form as the ambitious, devious patrizia alongside Leto’s hilarious paulo *£34.99 offer is only available to new customers. Hopsmore Beer Club Subscription is £44.99 per month thereafter. Please drink responsibly SUBSCRIBE & SAVE TODAY AT HOPSMORE.CO.UK

26 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Screen Shots ADAM DRIVER is trying to decide on his most memorable moment from his time working with Lady Gaga. The duo are electric together on screen in House of Gucci, in which they play the once-married couple, Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani. “It’s hard to say because there are so many things that we just took in a really weird direction,” muses the Star Wars actor, 38, who hails from San Diego. “We were both so eager to play, and there’s nothing to work on as far as chemistry – it’s just there. “The more intimate scenes were really fun because we’re pretty comfortable. I feel comfortable in my own skin and she is in hers and there’s more of an anxiety of like, ‘What’s going to happen?”’ The ending of House of Gucci – directed by Sir Ridley Scott, the man behind movies like Alien and Gladiator – is so shocking, it’s hard to believe it’s inspired by real events. The film’s director Sir Ridley Scott The story delves into the history of the family behind the Italian designer fashion brand, Gucci, which was founded in Florence in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. Written by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna, the dynastic saga takes us on a journey of scandal and betrayal, starting in the 1970s – a big turning point for Gucci. At the time, the business is being overseen by Guccio’s sons, Aldo (Al Pacino) and Rodolfo (Jeremy Irons), but there’s the question of who will be at the helm next. When Rodolfo’s son Maurizio meets the beautiful Patrizia, he falls in love and marries her against his father’s wishes – and she persuades him to join his family company. Aldo’s son – the hapless, fanciful Paolo (Jared Leto) – is not happy about this. But more drama is to come; with rising competition from rivals such as Armani, Versace, and Lagerfeld, ambitious Patrizia goads her husband into staging a coup. The couple seizes control of the business, and Maurizio starts to enjoy the power he has. In fact, he ends up turning on Patrizia, leaving their marriage in tatters. Desperate for revenge, she joins Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani The FALL coLLecTion: Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Adam Driver forces with psychic, Pina Auriemma (Salma Hayek), but Maurizio has no idea of the danger that lies ahead... For Adam, the initial draw of the project – which many are predicting to win big at next year’s Oscars – was teaming up with Ridley again. The movie covers a turbulent period at the fashion house “We had just worked together on The Last Duel, and I loved it,” he enthuses. “So when he reached out to me, I couldn’t wait to get back on set with him.” Meanwhile, New York native Lady Gaga, who received critical acclaim for her role in A Star Is Born (the Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Adam Driver talk to GeorGia HumpHreys about telling the stranger-thanfiction tale of a vaunted fashion family in Ridley Scott’s House Of Gucci film also won an Oscar for Best Original Song for Shallow, which she co-wrote), loved the complexities of her character. “Before they see the film, some people might think Patrizia is a gold digger,” says the 35-year-old. “But when they got married, his family had turned their back on him. So, she didn’t marry for money, she married for love.” The renowned musician – whose hits include Poker Face, Bad Romance and Born This Way – notes that Patrizia “wanted so much to be taken seriously by the family”. “She was smart and felt that she knew what to do in order to move the company forward. But their acceptance was only an illusion. They were all just using her to get to Maurizio and firm up their control. She was always an outsider, a woman in a man’s world, and there’s only so much she could do, as many women know. Their power can often go unnoticed.” What did Adam – who also starred in Oscar-winning drama Marriage Story – learn about Maurizio in his preparation for the role? “Well, I learned lots of things that are probably boring, about building a character, like what his accent was. He spoke English very well where he was educated in London – how do we say that in the accent? And factual things, about how controlling his father was and was he reluctant to take over the business? What was his relationship to this idea of legacy that’s talked about in the movie?” The charismatic star continues: “The most surprising is his relationship to the spiritual part of it all, which is not in the movie, but it was in life. “At one point he also had a spiritual advisor, and they were casting spells on each other. There’s one story where he walked into a room and felt a presence because Patrizia’s Pina had sent a spell on the house.” Another brilliant performance in House of Gucci comes from Louisiana-born Jared Leto. The 49-year-old – who is also the lead vocalist for Thirty Seconds to Mars, the band he formed with his older brother Shannon Leto – first rose to prominence in the US TV series My So-Called Life. Next came memorable film roles in Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Dallas Buyers Club, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Playing Paolo Gucci required quite the transformation, with the star donning a bald cap and undergoing six hours of heavy prosthetics every morning, leaving him unrecognisable in the film. “I love that Paolo always had a twinkle in his eye, and a belly full of bread,” reflects Jared. “He was someone who enjoyed life. It was fun to play a character that was always singing and dancing and fighting for his creative survival. He was very passionate and volatile. “Every scene that I had was absolutely incredible. A challenging experience, but worth every single second.” Elaborating further on how he embodied Paolo, he recalls: “I studied Italian, I immersed myself in Italian culture and history and the language, the music of the time. “I paid a visit to Paolo’s grave, which was very beautiful, and an emotional experience. “I read everything that I could, watched everything that I could, spoke to family and friends, and really just tried to bring an impression of this life to the screen. He adds: “I had a blast doing it. I find Paolo to be a very lovable and fun guy.” ■ House of Gucci is released in cinemas on Friday.

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 27 reached a climax at Knebworth Stadium in Hertfordshire, confirming Freddie’s status as one of rock’s greatest frontmen. His bandmate Brian May, who is one of the contributors to the documentary, says: “Freddie opened up his heart and gave it everything he had. He was a musician through and through and through. He lived for his music. He loved his music, and he was proud of himself as a musician above everything else.” Born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946, Freddie had his first top 10 UK hit with Queen in 1974 with Seven Seas of Rhye. They soon enjoyed global success, but it had seemed like their star might be waning in the early 1980s, especially in America. That all changed with their iconic, show-stealing performance at Live Aid in 1985, which reminded the world how good they were. However, as the decade progressed, Freddie would find himself battling HIV/Aids, a disease that was killing millions and, at the time, carried a huge stigma. So, when Freddie died, his bandmates wanted not just to celebrate him but also to raise awareness of the illness. Queen drummer Roger Taylor, who is interviewed in the programme, says: “We were very angry and we had to stick up for our friend – our best friend. I became fixated with the idea of giving him a hell of a send-off.” The documentary looks at how May and Taylor, along with Queen’s manager Jim Beach, devised a plan to commemorate his life with what would be one of the biggest gigs in history. The resulting Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, which featured Elton John and David Bowie among the line-up, was attended by over 70,000 people, with more than a billion viewers on TV. This documentary hears from some of the performers, including Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), and promoter Harvey Goldsmith, as well as some of those closest to Freddie, including his sister Kashmira Bulsara, his friends Anita Dobson and David Screen Shots Freddie opened up his heart and gave it everything he had On November 24, Queen fans marked the 30th anniversary of frontman Freddie Mercury’s death. But while his life and career may have been cut short at the age of 45, he continues to loom large over pop culture. In 2018, he was the subject of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which won an Oscar for leading man Rami Malek. And of course, Queen’s music remains as popular as ever – the song that gave the film its title is still regularly voted one of Britain’s favourites. Now, BBC2 is dedicating an evening to him. The highlight is the documentary Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, which charts the last years of his life, as well as the tribute concert held in his honour at Wembley Stadium in April, 1992. The story begins in 1986, when Queen’s Magic tour Roger Taylor Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is remembered in a new documentary to mark the 30th anniversary of his death Rachael Popow finds out all about it WE WILL ROCK YOU: David Bowie and Elton John, right, were among the music legends who paid tribute to Freddie Mercury Wigg, and his PA, Peter Freestone. The film also features contributions from those who saw the impact of HIV/AIDS first hand, including medical practitioners, survivors and human rights campaigners. ■■Freddie Mercury: The Final Act is on Saturday, BBC2 at 9pm Sponsored by www.Teamdogs.co.uk Send in your photos of Santa’s Little Helpers whether the kids or pets are dressed up as shepherds, little angels, Santa’s little elves or even grown ups in their festive Christmas jumpers! All photos will appear in the for our Santa’s Little Helpers Photo Special on Thursday 23rd December 2021. Upload your images now at www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/santaslittlehelpers

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facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 29 Spotlight I never dreamed I would play the James Martin is hitting the road SHOWBUZZ The horror of iT all Are you ready to step through the door marked No. 9? Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith will be interviewed on stage about their TV hit Inside No 9 as part of a 13-date tour starting on December 6. They say: “It’s been a while since we went anywhere other than in front of the fridge, so we are looking forward to it.” To book go to ticketmaster.co.uk Palladium You’re hitting the road next year with a nationwide tour. What is the first thing you will be packing? (Laughs) The knives. I’ll be b******d if I don’t take the good kitchen knives ... and a small Yoda. I’ve a little Yoda toy and I take it with me. It sits in my guitar case and then my dressing room, and when you press it, it comes out with these different sayings. It’s like my good luck charm. I took it with me on the first tour and Yoda’s probably been to 100 venues with me by now. What can audiences expect? It’s going to be bigger and better than the last two tours. We’ve had some really great fun with tours in the past. Of course, I’ll be cooking and trying to teach everyone some tips and tricks, but fear not, there will be plenty of humour injected into these shows, so prepare to have a really good night out. A fairground ride will be part of it. I’m renovating that now and I’ve had time to think about it for the past six months. I’ve been talking to a few of my mates about doing something for the tour and we’ve been filming them in advance. I’ve been in the studio as well, with the band, getting ready for it. What does it take to go on tour? A 38-tonne truck full of stuff and a refrigerated van for all the food. It’s not as much as you need for a big rock tour, but it is still a lot. We’ve built the set already. I’ll be filming four days before we go on tour and then it will be 19 days straight. It’s the only time I can do it after the Christmas and New Year Celebrity chef James Martin tells marion mcmullen about taking his cooking on tour and getting back to business after lockdown rush in the restaurants. And I definitely could not do it in the summer because there is so much work going on. The tour takes you to 18 towns and cities ending at the London Palladium. Are you looking forward to it? I played the Hammersmith Apollo last time and it was amazing. Now I’m going to play the Palladium. I used to go past it when I was working as a young chef in London. I feel so lucky. All the things I James missed his restaurants during lockdown have done in my life. I never dreamed I would play the Palladium or the Apollo or sell out Glasgow and get a standing ovation. I think, ‘I’m a farmer’s lad. What the hell happened here?’. I also played with my band at CarFest this year, in front of 30,000 people, and then did a cookery demonstration. I still have the same work ethic and enthusiasm... you get better as you get older James Martin Any plans yet for your 50th birthday next year? I don’t feel any different. The only difference is 10 years ago I’d get up and my first thought would be about going to work and now my first thought is ‘I want to pee’. I still have the same work ethic and enthusiasm. I’m a better chef than when I was 30, without a shadow of a doubt, and I was better at 30 than I was at 20. You get better the older you are. I’ve a few ideas for my birthday, but you don’t know what can happen. A sell-out tour would be a nice present. Do you think more people turned to cooking during the lockdowns? I think there was a huge appetite for cookery shows during lock- downs because people could not go to restaurants, but I think now they feel p***ed off at home and want to go out again. Some ingredients were hard to get hold of. I made pasta for my entire village. I could get hold of eggs and flour and made 2,000 kilos of pasta for everyone. How did you cope during the lockdowns? (Laughs) I think I must have mowed my lawn about 50 million times. I even had headlights on the mower in winter. I’m lucky, I have quite a big garden and was able to get out. I feel sorry for those who were in little flats. I always had stuff to do in the garden. I kept myself busy. There’s always lots of things that need doing at my place. I’m always up at six in the morning doing stuff. I missed my restaurants, the kitchen and the companionship there. I just missed the cooking over that whole Covid time. I remember at the start of it all having a bet with my mates how long it would all last. They said three to four months. I said two years. Now I think, like going to a restaurant, people want to come out and get dressed up and we are looking to give them the best experience. ■ The James Martin Live tour starts on March 3. Go to ticketmaster.co.uk for tour and booking information Graeme has a Tail or Two The Dogfather, Graeme Hall, star of Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to his first UK tour from April next year. Graeme says: “I’ll be sharing the lessons I’ve learnt from training thousands of dogs, and telling more than a few funny stories along the way. “ Go to graemehalllive.com for details of the 43-date tour. ware There’s a will... Jessie and Lennie Ware are to tour the country for the first time with their number one hit podcast Table Manners, which has included guests ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to Dolly Parton. There have been more than 30 million downloads of the podcast and pop star Jessie and her mum will be hitting the road from April 28. Jessie says: “Get ready for special guests, plenty of food, and lots of FUN!!” Visit tablemannerspodcast.com for ticket details. DJ maTT ’s album aDvenTure Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson embarked on making an album from scratch during lockdown with the help of 10 of his bestloved singer/ songwriters. His podcast Not Another Love Song looks at the experience and includes guest appearances from James Arthur, Becky Hill, Griff and many more. The podcast is now available weekly on Apple, Spotify, Acast and all podcast providers.

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facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews I thought the old songwriting lark had left me... in hindsight I just got a bit lazy Sir Rod Stewart talks to Alex Green about touring, living with a special police constable and writing raunchy songs in his 70s SIR ROD STEWART has just finished a string of dates at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, playing to 4,000 adoring fans each night. “It was just wonderful,” he recalls. “When we completed the first show, all the girls in the band cried their eyes out. All their make-up was running. It was just so emotional to get out there and do it again.” But those concerts were a far cry from his lockdown, much of which was spent hunkered down at his Essex estate living a pleasant life of domesticity. Sir Rod, 76, has emerged from the past 18 months with a new album, his 32nd, and the energy of a man 30 years his junior. The Tears of Hercules features a raft of original material written with Kevin Savigar, the keyboardist who co-produced his last three studio albums. The first of those, 2013’s Time, was his first full album of original material in two decades, and drew inspiration from his rich history in the Faces and as a dandyish Seventies rock and roll icon. “It is very gratifying, because I thought the old songwriting lark had left me,” he explains in typically jovial fashion. “But in hindsight I think I just got a bit lazy. I am enjoying it ever such a lot.” When he picks up the phone from his family home, Sir Rod’s two young children with wife Penny Lancaster, 50, are at school, while his six older offspring are “scattered around the world”. Sir Rod’s album includes a love song for Penny, a model and TV presenter who is also now a fully qualified special police constable. He describes playing I Can’t Imagine – as the track is called – to her for the first time, with laddish charm: “The first time it went around it went right over her head until I said, ‘You have to listen to the lyrics, my love’. “Then she got it, that she is the Rod and wife Penny Lancaster at the Brits last year final... hopefully the final wife. I can’t afford any more!” He chuckles. “No, she is absolutely the most gorgeous woman I have ever had in my life. And she is a policeman to boot.” Elsewhere on the album, Touchline is a tribute to the star’s father, who he says taught him and his brothers to love football. Sir Rod was born in north London but has Scottish heritage and supports Celtic. He also pays tribute to Marc Bolan on Born to Boogie. “You couldn’t have had a lovelier fellow,” he recalls of the flamboyant T Rex frontman, who died in 1977, aged 29, in a car crash in London. “In the Faces, we played with him at the Weeley Festival and we were second on the bill to him. We literally wiped the floor with him and he had the decency to come into the dressing room and congratulate the Faces – because we were a boisterous load of louts – and say, ‘Guys, I can’t follow you on’. “That struck me. What sort of a man does that. It takes a lot of guts to say, ‘I can’t follow you on’. “We became friends. Not close friends. Drinking buddies. We shopped at the same shops and hung around together. “I wish [he] had been around to have told him how much I loved him and appreciated his music.” Rod in 1975 Longtime fans will be thankful Sir Rod has not disowned his sexier side. The Tears of Hercules has a few raunchier cuts, such as One More Time and Kookooaramabama, both of which put his libido centre stage. “I thought I had outgrown all that stuff,” he laughs. “I can’t resist.” Has he tried to retire the saucier side of his songwriting? “I tried, old boy. I tried. But it keeps rearing its wonderful head!” You can trace the disco stomp of some of these songs back to his 1978 release Blondes Have More Fun, which contained the evergreen hit Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Sir Rod says “the audience love that song,” but, “for a while, it became tedious. When it was a hit, it was great to sing. And then since 1979 into the Eighties, I was getting fed up with it. I thought I had outgrown all that stuff. I can’t resist. Sir Rod on his raunchy songs “Now, I absolutely love it. It’s so joyous. I play it and a lot of people who weren’t even born when it was a big hit just love the song. It’s never off the radio.” Next year Sir Rod will embark on a lengthy world tour, taking in Australia and America. But, sadly, it seems this could be the end of his songwriting stint. “I don’t think I will be making any more self-penned albums. I have so much stuff I want to do. “I’m in the middle of making a swing album and the record company have asked me to do a country album with duets, so I have to get those two out the way first. “But I have said a lot in the last 10 years... I can’t see me doing another album of original songs – what with all the touring I have got next year.” ■ The Tears of Hercules (right) by Sir Rod Stewart is out now Sir Rod Stewart pictured on stage in 2019. He’s looking forward to touring again next year FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 31 Music album OF thE wEEk 30 ADELE HHHHI An incredibly versatile work, 30 jumps from soulful crooning to boppy ballads in a heartbeat. Adele portrays the deepest vulnerability in this album, notably on My Little Love where the voice of her young son accentuates the personal nature of the track. In true Adele fashion, she combines a deep sense of pain with a shine of humour. 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32 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Smarter For Ten Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford in the original blade Runner all boxed up With Blade Runner and Alien heading for the small screen, we take a look at some of the best movie- to-TV spin-offs 5 6 Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series eclipsed the original 1992 movie in terms of success. Created by Joss Whedon, the hit show ran from 1997 to 2003 and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, left, as the high school student protecting the world from the forces of evil. The Fargo TV series, that launched in the UK on Channel 4, was inspired by the Oscarwinning film of the same name. There have been four seasons of the Midwest-set crime comedy drama so far and stars have included Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst (above) Ewan McGregor and Chris Rock. 1British film-maker Sir Ridley Scott is turning two of his most famous science-fiction films into live-action TV series. The fourtime Oscar-nominated director confirmed the news this week, saying that he has already written the pilot and a plan for a 10-episode series of dystopian drama Blade Runner. Meanwhile a pilot is in the process of being written for Alien, left, which is sure to have fans chestbursting with excitement. 7Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1960 movie Psycho and follows a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) as he unravels during his teenage years. Vera Farmiga plays his mother Norma. 2MASH, about a group of army medics during the Korean war, was a hugely successful spin-off of the 1970 film of the same name, which in turn was based on the novel by Richard Hooker. The Emmy awardwinning show, starring Alan Alda, left, ran for 11 series from 1972 to 1983. 8 9 US mini series Hannibal is another prequel of sorts, with Mads Mikkelsen taking on the role made famous by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. He gives a chilling performance as psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter, right, as we watch his growing relationship with a young FBI criminal profiler haunted by his ability to empathise with serial killers. 3The Fame TV series followed the 1980 hit movie. Set at the fictional New York City High School for the Performing Arts, it followed the trials and tribulations of the students who wanted to be stars and ran for six series between 1982 and 1987. Set 34 years after events of the All Valley Karate Tournament, Cobra Kai is a follow-up to the hit Karate Kid movies of the Eighties. It sees Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), inset, face off again after Johnny re-opens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. The fourth series hits Netflix next month. 4Star Wars director and Indiana Jones co-creator George Lucas came up with a prequel spin off series with 1992’s The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. It saw an elderly Indy reminisce about his exploits as a youth – played by Sean Patrick Flannery, right. Sadly it flopped and was cancelled. 10 Heathers, the 1989 black comedy starring Christian Slater, right, and Winona Ryder as a pair of murderous teens who take down the popular girls at school was rebooted for TV in 2018 but was beset by controversy. Episodes had to be edited following a run of school shootings in the US and it has yet to be renewed for another series. Make this Christmas extra special by celebrating with us the Yuletides of yesterday. Our brilliant new Nostalgia supplement raises a glass to those magical memories. The snow (sometimes); Morecambe and Wise on the telly and the last-minute shopping rush on December 24 - along with so many of the wonderful things we remember from our family Christmases - are captured with page after page of amazing pictures. Don’t miss out on this festive trip down memory lane with our 48-page special - perfect as a stocking filler and yours for just £2.50. To avoid disappointment, place your order now at our online shop www.regionalnewspapers.co.uk Postage and packaging charges will be added at checkout This publication will also be available in the shops from November 24th. Scan here to visit our online shop

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews Women on what they really want MORE than fifty years ago, everything seemed to be changing for women. The Equal Pay Act and the Women’s Liberation movement promised a shift in attitudes. Since then, the #MeToo movement, Reclaim the Night and equal pay cases have raised urgent questions about what it is to be a woman at home, at work and in relationships. But are attitudes really any different? In this thought-provoking programme, six famous women spanning different age ranges, background and experience come together in Leeds to tackle some of the most hotly contested issues. Broadcaster Kirsty Wark is joined by Strictly’s Shirley Ballas, blogger and influencer Chidera Eggerue, businesswoman Jacqueline Gold, 80s popstar Sinitta and stand-up comedian Suzi Ruffell. They lead eye-opening conversations into the role of L to R: Jacqueline Gold, Shirley Ballas, Chidera Eggerue, Sinitta, Suzi Ruffell and Kirsty Wark womanhood BBC2, 9pm/BBC2 Wales, 11.05pm women and their place in society, while also sharing their own personal experiences and confronting their views on consent, coercive control, cosmetic surgery, women’s safety, the trans discussion, sex work and childcare. Everyone involved here brings their own issues to the table. Shirley says: “In my industry, you always have to look a certain way, be a certain weight so it’s always been difficult.” Sinitta, meanwhile, feels that no one really wants to hear what she has to say. Suzi says: “I really hate it when people think women are too emotional. Ok, well lots of men are really angry and that is an emotion.” Ultimately there are arguments, tears and breakthroughs as they dig into the big, thorny issues. PICK OF THE DAY Sinitta at a Reclaim the Night march in Leeds – highlighting just one of the issues hotly debated by the women the graham norton show BBC1, 10.35pm Hollywood superstar Will Smith, inset, is no stranger to the red couch and not only has plenty to say about playing Venus and Serena Williams’s father in the movie King Richard, but he also has his autobiography, Will, to plug. In it he traces his transformation from a fearful kid in West Philadelphia to one of the biggest stars in America. TV host Richard Osman discusses his new novel The Man Who Died Twice, the sequel to best-seller, Thursday Murder Club. Creator of the smash-hit Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, talks about his new project, Tick, Tick... Boom!, based on the story of composer Jonathan Larson, best known for Rent. And there’s music from Yola, who performs Starlight from her latest album, Stand For Myself. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 33 We buy any house! BY Sara WalliS Tonight’s TV thames at night with tony robinson Channel 5, 8pm The Thames is the river that never sleeps, and these days it’s working harder for us than ever before. Tony Robinson, will be uncovering secrets of the Thames after dark, discovering jobs that have to be done between dusk and dawn, some of which are pretty extreme. “It’s a scary old river isn’t it,” ponders Tony, who hears ghost stories from Blackwall tunnel maintenance workers and joins a perilous railway track inspection. He begins at the Thames Barrier control room to see how it keeps London safe throughout the night. Tony, left, with Thames Barrier manager Steve East WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH SOAP Watch emmerdale ITV, 7pm Meena is in good spirits. “I am crushing today!” she tells Brenda, who is annoyed and bewildered by her erratic behaviour. Later she has something important to say to Billy. Aaron is still left trying to pick up the pieces at home, with Liv pushing him away and being difficult. He’s desperate to escape to Newquay. And, after Cain causing trouble, he now tries to get back into Liam’s good books, inset, offering to pull his weight for the good of the community. coronation street ITV, 7.30pm and 8.30pm Abi is desperate to get through to Sam and suggests to Nick and Leanne that the boy might like to come round for tea with Jack. Elsewhere, Stu finds Kelly semi-conscious on a bench and realises she’s been smoking spice. As Stu heads off to find the dealer, Kelly staggers off in the opposite direction and gets herself into trouble, below, when some drunk school kids follow her. And Aggie is furious with Grace for treating her like an unpaid babysitter. eastenders BBC1, 8.05pm As Phil continues to raise doubts about Jada, right, Sharon now begins to have her own suspicions – especially after she makes a concerning discovery. Phil is worried, not wanting Sharon to lose another child. 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36 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Puzzles & Stars Cryptic crossword Quick crossword Gogen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 9 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call 0905 789 4220 to hear individual clues or the full solution. Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 26/11/2021 Across: 1 Butts; 4 Flowing; 8 Elation; 9 Eaten; 10 Keep; 11 Sufferer; 13 Chef; 14 Form; 16 Township; 17 Ogre; 20 Igloo; 21 Catcall; 22 Express; 23 Minor. Down: 1 Breakfast time; 2 Trace; 3 Suit; 4 Fungus; 5 Overflow; 6 Interim; 7 General dealer; 12 Keystone; 13 Cowslip; 15 Discus; 18 Grain; 19 Stem. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Water; 9 Putter; 10 Deduct; 11 Dives; 12 Idol; 15 Nugget; 17 Dilates; 19 Ere; 20 Sweet; 22 Egret; 24 Shoal; 25 Roars; 27 Pay; 29 Deficit; 32 Amends; 34 Race; 35 Libra; 37 Kismet; 38 Espied; 39 Rests. Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. 1 G S F T X N I H A C D W Y K J V O M E R ACROSS 7. Deliver plaster (6) 8. Walk a short way then ride (6) 10. A barber no-one wants to come (7) 11. Indian ruler returns in an amazing way (5) 12. Looks at a key agreement (4) 13. Children are a contentious point (5) 17. To doctors they’re grave situations (5) 18. This is beneath one (4) 22. Perfume helps to make a romance possible (5) 23. Certainly bound to change (2,5) 24. Choose the French condiment (6) 25. Break a hole in the wall (6) ACROSS 3. Appeal humbly (5) 8. Disparage (5) 10. Snake poison (5) 11. Cabin (3) 12. Punctuation mark (5) 13. French bean (7) 15. Alcoholic drink (5) 18. Star (3) 19. Zodiac sign (6) 21. Short axe (7) 22. Naming word (4) 23. Flank (4) 24. Welsh rabbit (7) 26. Utter tearfully (6) 29. Raised edge (3) 31. Animal skins (5) 32. Natural surroundings (7) 34. Competitor (5) 35. Illuminated (3) 36. Board game (5) 37. Trite (5) 38. Distinctive character (5) DOWN 1. It’s eaten with cream (7) 2. In a bad temper the day none came round (7) 3. Jumped and broke a plate (5) 4. Terminate the sitting, presumably (5,2) 5. He composed the last letter in the catalogue (5) 6. Wooden smiles? (5) 9. Group with no strings attached (5,4) 14. Many a wise person shows craft (7) 15. Appointed place in a legal document (7) 16. An entertaining lady (7) 19. Beheaded they are even more venomous (5) 20. Train – or just part of one (5) 21. A summer danger (5) DOWN 1. Rehabilitation, in short (5) 2. Craftsman (7) 4. Plunder (4) 5. Shore bird (6) 6. Jeans fabric (5) 7. Twelve (5) 9. Vicious dog (3) 12. Keep from discovery (7) 14. Incision (3) 16. Finger or toe (5) 17. Jockey (5) 19. Common (7) 20. Grind teeth together (5) 21. Hot and sticky (5) 23. Like, resembling (7) 24. Withstand (6) 25. Fish type (3) 27. Dark period (5) 28. Poetry (5) 30. Death-dealing (5) 32. Ring of light (4) 33. Metallic element (3) Down: 1 Aphid; 2 Stool; 3 Wed; 4 Arises; 5 Eden; 6 Resumes; 7 Fudge; 8 State; 13 Diagram; 14 Layer; 16 Erratic; 18 Sword; 21 Their; 23 Toddler; 26 Secret; 27 Parka; 28 Yeast; 30 Cabin; 31 Teddy; 33 Site; 36 Ass. Q U L B P DISHY DOWNSHIFT FAX LUMBERJACK MOLE PERKY QUOD TAKE VOLUME WINGS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y 2 Q P D J X B U Y A M G I V L R Codeword This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 R Need a little help getting started? Then call 0901 293 6261 to hear four random extra letter clues. Or text CODE and send to 64343 to receive 4 clues. Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Z Y C J U Q T I M N F R S 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 W X A V L P O K B D E H G Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. R I T A W R A E S L S Q B O H U H N E T F C K O W S K D E T P N D O T O E W I H T C BIN BUY ELM FLAX GIVEN JAM KNOW LADY PUB QUIETLY STENCH TRAY WOKE S R H L A T J S H S A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y A YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS S N A K E L C V A O R T A S E D H A S T E YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS C O B V R J B V M O F D M P A Q U A F S J U E L N N G L K C Q X I S K H E I Y R W H G T Y W X T P D

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facebook.com/BurtonNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 39 Working in partnership to provide Brailsford and surrounding area with a notice for every funeral we arrange funeral-notices.co.uk Announce, share and remember forever “We partner with funeral-notices.co.uk as we realise that lots of our clients want an interactive service where messages of condolence and memories can be shared. Whilst we are a well established company, working to traditional values, we realise the importance of working within a modern age, offering not only the traditional newspaper notices, but added value services, available at the touch of a button.” Being a preferred partner of funeral-notices.co.uk enables W Jones & Son to offer their families a place where their funeral notices can be seen by local communities through regional print including the Derby Telegraph and local news websites, whose loyal audiences return day after day to read the funeral notice pages. funeral-notices.co.uk is an online community where notices remain online forever, they can be shared with family and friends and tributes and photos added free of charge. funeral-notices.co.uk are pleased W Jones & Son have chosen to partner with the UK’s number 1 provider for funeral notices, making sure their notices are seen, loved, and shared by the people important to their families. Speak to one of the team at funeral-notices.co.uk about becoming a preferred partner. Contact: 03444 060 276 or fdteam@funeral-notices.co.uk Your Independent Funeral Directors Established: 1864 When you need a caring and compassionate expert for funerals in Brailsford and the surrounding areas, look no further than your local funeral specialists W Jones & Son. We are an independent, family-run funeral business that is based between Ashbourne and Derby, right next to the A52. Our premises are situated in a large garden area in the village of Brailsford. W Jones & Son can offer you a complete funeral service locally and anywhere in the UK. We can also arrange overseas transportation, and our staff are friendly, helpful and courteous. Here for you when you need us most: 01335 360319 W Jones & Son, Main Road, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshirem DE6 3DA Visit us online: wjonesandson.com MURFIN Win Win passed away peacefully at Home on 12th November 2021, aged 81 years. Devoted wife to Tony, loving and adored mum of Deb and Tony, mother in law to Steve and Kerry, treasured nan to Doug, Darrell, Brooke-Angel and Evie-Belle and a special nanny Win to Logan, Demi-Mae, Noah, Isaac and Charlie. Funeral Friday 3rd December, service 3:15pm in the Anglesey Chapel at Bretby Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired are invited to benefit St Giles Hospice. These may be given online at tjparryfunerals.co.uk or sent c/o T. J. Parry & Family Funeral Directors Britannia House, Station Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1AX. Tel. 01283 205285. MURPHY Beryl Mary Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on 18th November 2021 aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Johnny. Loved mum of Donna and Vicky, mother-in-law to Andy and Colin. Also a cherished nan and great nan. A funeral service will be held on Thursday 9th December at 10.00am in the Anglesey Chapel at Bretby Crematorium followed by interment at Stapenhill Cemetery. Black need not be worn. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Beryl for R.S.P.C.A Burton may be placed in the collection box at the service. Alternatively you may donate via berylmurphy.muchloved.com All further enquiries to Wellings Funeral Service. Tel: 01283 563555. SANDERS Jeremy Neville 'Jerry' Passed away after a short illness at Royal Derby Hospital on 4th November 2021, aged 83 years. Jerry will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral Tuesday 30th November, service 11.30am at Lichfield & District Crematorium. Black need not be worn. Family flowers only please, donations in memory payable to 'Murray's Charity Account' (to be divided between S.S.A.F.A. and the Inland Waterways Association) may be made online or sent c/o Murray's Funeral Directors 23 York Street, Burton, DE14 2LX. Tel: 562299. SARSON Trevor 'Trev' Passed away peacefully at Queen's Hospital on 17th November 2021, aged 66 years. Loving husband of Julie, amazing dad to Lorraine, Jo and Kerry, brother to Sheila and Nigel, a devoted grandad to Tanisha, Olivia, Kai, Jack, Ruben, Harry, Jacob, Isaac, Ivan and Isla and a special friend to many. Funeral Friday 10th December, service 12:30pm at St Marks Church, Winshill, followed by committal at Bretby Crematorium. Floral tributes welcome or donations in lieu to benefit 'Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, Palliative Care'. These may be given online at tjparryfunerals.co.uk or sent c/o T. J. Parry & Family Funeral Directors Britannia House, Station Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1AX. Tel. 01283205285. SHERRATT Lesley Bernadine née Hill Passed away suddenly on 31st October 2021, aged 63 years. Much loved mother, daughter and sister. Lesley will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Monday 6th December, service 1.00 pm in the Anglesey Chapel at Bretby Crematorium. Floral tributes welcome, donations in memory of Lesley to 'Dogs Trust' may be sent c/o Murray's Funeral Directors 23 York Street, Burton, DE14 2LX. Tel: 562299. To donate online, light a candle or leave a memory please visit murraysfunerals.co.uk (click on obituaries and donations). SIMPSON David Passed away peacefully at home on the 20th November 2021, aged 88 years. Loving husband of Ellen, treasured dad of David and Tracy, wonderful grandad to David, Joseph, Joshua, Earl and Luke. David will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Thursday 16th December, service 11.15am in the Carnarvon Chapel at Bretby Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in memory payable to 'St Giles' Hospice' may be sent c/o Murray's Funeral Directors, 23 York Street, Burton. DE14 2LX. Tel: 562299. To donate online, light a candle or leave a memory of David, please visit murraysfunerals.co.uk ( click on obituaries and donations). ROBINSON Grace Ann Asleep 26th November 2000 In loving memory of a most precious and sadly missed Daughter, Sister and Granddaughter. Twenty one years since you were called to rest, For God He always takes the best, Here on Earth and in Heaven above, You will always have our special love. With all our love from Mummy, the Late Daddy, James and the Late Nanny. xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx “Our family, caring for your family” We are a local, independent family run funeral directors, committed to offering the highest level of personal care at the most affordable prices. • 24 Hour professional and personal service • All funerals traditional and modern • Private Chapel of Rest T. J. Parry & Family indePendenT Funeral direcTors • Traditional hearse and fleet • Floral and masonry services • Pre paid and pre arranged funeral plans 01283 205285 info@tjparryfunerals.co.uk www.tjparryfunerals.co.uk 2 Britannia House | Station Street | Burton upon Trent | DE14 1AX

40 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews 23 York St/Dallow St, Burton DE14 2LX 01283 562299 Turn To Us For Help and Support In your time of need we’ll take care of all the funeral arrangements. J Hylton & Sons Funeral Directors 25 Market Street, Church Gresley Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9PR 01283 216668 Call us 24 hours a day. ● Funeral Pre - Payment Plans ● Memorials Part of Dignity plc. A British Company. Murray’s Independent Family Funeral Directors 1 Boardman Rd Swadlincote DE11 9DL 01283 819933 Burton’s longest serving independent funeral directors • 24 hr service • All funerals traditional or modern • Chapel of Rest • Prepayment Plans • Monumental Masons www.murraysfunerals.co.uk J Hylton & Sons Funeral Directors 32 St Peters Street, Stapenhill 29 Station Road, Barton under Needwood DE13 8DR 01283 713714 Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire DE15 9AW 01283 516666 WANTED! (Antique and Deactivated) Guns, swords, bayonets, helmets, armour, military badges, military medals, aeronautica, German regalia etc. Anything considered. CALL DAVE: 07964 858098 WANTED ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES WANTED FOR CASH Gold and silver jewellery, coins, comics, posters, cigarette/trade and Pokemon cards. Old toys ie. Corgi, Dinky, Matchbox, Star Wars, Hornby, Triang etc. 1950's/60's/70's furniture, architectural items, anatomical and medical items, and anything to do with the macabre and magic. Plus old advertising tins and signage. 07505817575 or 01283575777 WANTED VINTAGE & TRADE HAND TOOLS WANTED TOOLS Brought for CASH Vintage Hand Tools, Agricultural, Engineering, Carpentry, Lead, Wood & Leather Working Tools plus Specialist Tools, Signs, Advertising & Oil Cans. Garage & Shed Clearances Undertaken Social Distancing Rules Will Be Respected 07766 768987 WANTED BY RESTORER Pre 70's furniture, woodworking tools, wood etc. Teak, mahogany, oak etc, wardrobes, tables, chests etc, broken, painted, damaged or wormed. Charity shop rejects also. Any condition. Ring Paul. PPE worn 07895451158 WANTED Wanted Football Memorabilia Programmes, Tickets, Badges, Shirts, Sticker Albums, Trade Cards Etc. Cash Paid. Plus Other Sports. Also Non Sport Trade Cards & Sticker Albums, Also non sport Comics & Magazines 0116 2358724 or 07966 892148 WANTED CARAVANS cash paid any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 WANTED CARAVANS cash paid any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 WANTED VINYL RECORDS LP's, 45's and 78's. Rock, pop, soul, reggae, jazz, classical, folk, heavy metal and more. Top prices paid!! Cash for collections large or small, lists welcome. Call or text. Free quotes, no obligations. Trusted buyer, 45 years experience have been advertising for 15 years. 01332 344486 or 07769 793001 ADORABLE FRIENDLY KITTENS Black and White Female and Tabby Female. 8 weeks old Wormed and litter trained. Each £45 01335 390 228 or 07890 477 189 10% DISCOUNT ThIS mONTh ONLY 01283 342 078 / 07842 869 806 Adhering to Covid 19 Regulations & Social Distancing Measures WANTED Mobility Scooters Urgent! 07768 362853 ALL WORK GUARANTEED FULLY INSURED RE ROOFS CHIMNEY STACKS LEAD WORK RE-POINTED / FLAUNCHED SLATING / TILING OR REMOVED FLAT ROOF LEAK DETECTION SPECIALISTS SPECIALIST DORMER ROOFS GENERAL REPAIRS VELUX WINDOWS ROOF SURVEYORS VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.firstcallroofingandguttering.biz FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CALL TODAY email: firstcallroofingandguttering@aol.com C. DEWEY BUILDERS All Aspects of Interior & Exterior Building Works Bespoke Fitted Kitchens & Bathrooms, Extensions, Floor & Wall Tiling, Traditional House Repointing, Plastering All Electric & Gas Work Offtec and Gas Safe Approved EstablishEd 1968 - Family Run businEss 07812 208259 or 01283 529415

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42 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted vehicles wanted EAST MIDLANDS NO.1 VEHICLE BUYERS caRs | vans | BiKes | 4X4’s & caRavans BROUGht FOR cash DAMAGED | MOT FAILURES | UNWANTED | PROJECTS, BARN FINDS & CLASSICS | ANYTHING CONSIDERED FREE COLLECTION | DVLA NOTIFIED | MINIMUM £50-£10K 07801 789234 07712 626426 Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted Wanted ELDDIS COACHMAN GXL 2 berth, top of the range, nice tourer, fridge, hob, full cooker, hot and cold water, shower, cassette toilet, nice gold seating, nice light wood interior, comes with 2 awnings, porch awning and full awning. New leisure battery, spare wheel, hook up lead, non smokers or pets, show room conditions. £1100 ono 01162600925 WANTED MOTORHOME OR CARAVAN Any age or condition, any make or model even damp or damaged. Same day collection, same day payment genuine buyer please call James 07392180003 WANTED Touring Caravans & Motorhomes Anything considered with or without damp. Collection anywhere in the UK. For a hassle free sale please contact Nathan 07922 071187 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 Vtr Hdi 2010 5dr Senior citizen owner, well very maintained, regular service, last serviced 11/21, very well maintained, very economical, reliable and comfortable to drive plus 65mpg, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air con, radio, cd, hpi clear, alloys, 4 good tyres, look immaculate all around with beautiful interior, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy, 12 months MOT available, very spacious Px welcome, delivery and warranty available Bargain (T) £2495 07711166600 Fiat Panda Active 1.1 2006 5dr 48K Jaguar X-type 2.0 Diesel, 2008, Estate Senor citizen owner, with a full service history, 11 service stamps in the book, last serviced 10/21, very well maintained, ideal for estate car with big boot, economical and reliable, comfortable to drive, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air con, navigation, full leather interior, looks excellent around with immaculate inside, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy Please note no advisories for the last three years Px welcome, delivery and warranty available (T) £2850 07711166600 Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ3 2009 5 door £30 tax WANTED *** ANY CAR *** CASH TODAY FOR CARS, VANS & CARAVANS Condition Not Important MOT Fails Or Scrap Nearly New Or Old Cash Paid-Guaranteed To Beat Any Dealer Or Scrap Merchant Same Day Immediate Collection Tel: 07545 609637 COVID-19 PROTECTION 100% Contactless Gloves and Face Mask worn MOTORCYCLES WANTED FOR CASH ANYTHING CONSIDERED Call 07929 326990 WANTED MOTORHOME & TOURING CARAVAN Any age or condition, damp or damaged. WANTED MOTORHOME/ C A M P E R V A N / CARAVAN Any age or condition. Damp or damaged. With or without MOT. Call Will - 07500501403 WANTED U R G E N MOTORHOME T & CAMPERVAN Any miles, any age, any size, any condition considered. Please call. Cash waiting, best price paid. Same day payment and collection. Instant decision. £. 07444 371 359 WANTED CARAVANS Cash paid, any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 TRAILER FOR SALE 4ft by 3ft by 18 inches deep. Sits on an A frame, wooden construction, 3/4 tonne pay 2 Owners, 48k miles warranted from new, Low mileage for the year, Service history, All service stamps in the book, Last service 10/21 at 48k, Very well maintained, Ideal for run about, Cheap tax & insurance, Economical, Reliable, Comfortable to drive, Power steering, Central locking, Electric windows, Radio, CD, HPI clear, 2 keys, 4 good tyres, Looks immaculate all around with beautiful inside interior, Drives very smooth, First to see plus drive will buy, 12 month MOT available, PX welcome, Delivery and warranty available. (T) Bargain at £1650 07711166600 Ford Fusion 1.4 Style, 2008, Big Boot Lady owner, service history, very well maintained, last serviced 09/21, ideal for first time driver, cheap tax and insurance, plus 70 mpg, very economical and reliable, comfortable to drive, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, radio cd, hpi cleared, 2 keys, 4 good tyres, looks excellent all round with beautiful inside interior, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy, 12 months mot available, px welcome, delivery and warranty available. (T) £1650 07711166600 Toyota Yaris T Spirit 1.4, Diesel, 2011 CAR ACCESSORIES FOR SALE Boot tidy, For Ford Kuga Mk 2 £10 Wind deflectors, Full set, Boxed as new £30 £. 01773 449479 07871589141 load. £50 ono 07709 348810 BMW X5 X Drive, 40 D, 3.0, 2011 Sport 5 door, mpv, senior citizen owner, 89k miles warranted from new, last serviced 11/21 at 89k, very well maintained, ideal for family mpv, big boot. Economical, reliable, comfortable to drive, plus 50mpg, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air con, radio, cd, hpi clear, 4 good tyres, looks and drives very well, excellent body with beautiful interior, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy 12 month MOT available, delivery and warranty available Very spacious (T) £1450 07711166600 Ford Transit Connect 90 T220 1 owner since 2011, last service 10/21, very well maintained, ideal for family 5 door car, cheap tax and insurance plus 60mpg, diesel, very economical and reliable, comfortable to drive, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, navigation system, air con, radio, cd, hpi clear, alloys, 4 good tyres, looks immaculate with as new, beautiful inside interior, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy, 12 month mot available, px welcome, delivery and warranty available. Bargain (T) £2550 07711166600 WANTED CLASSIC VEHICLE Collectors car, van or lorry. Any condition. I am interested in anything old even panels or parts. Responsible viewing. Tel: 07971 788885 Diesel, with full service history from new, auto, 7 seater estate, 2 owners from new, 114k miles warranted, last serviced 10/21 at 114k. Very well maintained, ideal for 7 seat family car, top of the range, fully loaded, every extra fitted, immaculate body, with as new full leather interior, drives like new, first to see plus drive will buy, very spacious, 18 month warranty, parts and labour 12 month mot, please note no advisory Px welcome, delivery available (T) £11,500 07711166600 White with grey interior, Registered in 14/10/2010, New Exhaust and Battery, Full MOT, Excellent condition throughout, Has got side loading door, Ford alloy wheels, 261,000 Miles, Previously a delivery van (parcels) £1750 ono 01332730225 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Sxi 2013, 62 Reg, 62k WANTED CARS - VANS - LORRIES - CARAVANS Anything - even damaged or non runners Tel: 07971 788885 1 owner, 62k miles warranted form new, last serviced 10/21, very well maintained, ideal for 5dr family car, cheap tax and insurance, economical and reliable, comfortable to drive, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air con, radio, cd, alloys, 4 good tyres, hpi clear, excellent all round with immaculate interior, drives very smooth First to see plus drive will buy, MOT June 22 Please note no advisory for future work Px welcome, delivery and warranty available Bargain (T) £2995 07711166600

facebook.com/BurtonNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 43 Vauxhall Agila 1.2 Design, 2008, 5dr 2 owners, 79k miles warranted, service history, last serviced at 79k 11/21, very well maintained, ideal for 5dr family car, cheap insurance, economical and reliable, comfortable to drive plus 65mpg, power steering, remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, radio, cd, air con, hpi clear, 2 keys, alloys, 4 good tyres, looks new all around with immaculate interior, drives very smooth, first to see plus drive will buy, full 12 month MOT Px welcome, delivery and warranty available (T) £1995 07711166600 Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Gap Group Ltd of Carrick House, 40 Carrick Street, Glasgow, G2 8DA is applying to change an existing licence as follows: To keep an extra 5 goods vehicles and 0 trailers at the operating centre at Gap Group Ltd, Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0BB. Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 6NF stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s Office. ADVERTISEMENTS AS REQUIRED BY THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS) AND CONSERVATION AREAS ACT 1990 AND REGULATIONS 1990 The following applications have been received and are available to view via our website www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk Any person wishing to make representation should do so in writing to me at the Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB not later than 24 days from the publication of this notice quoting the application number. For any householder applications listed below, in the event of an appeal against a refusal of planning permission, which is to be dealt with on the basis of representations in writing, any representations made about this application will be sent to the Secretary of State, and there will be no further opportunity to comment at appeal stage. Any representations can be read and copied by any interested person by virtue of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985. Naomi Perry - Planning Manager APPLICATION NUMBER: P/2021/01164 APPLICANT: Miss Leah Reed Change of use of existing building from A1 (Shop) / C3 (Dwellinghouse) to C3 (Dwellinghouse), installation of bathroom in existing outbuilding, erection of a replacement shed, replacement fencing, erection of a gate, creation of a driveway and formation of an access onto King Street. The Antique Shop 1 King Street Yoxall Burton on Trent Staffordshire DE13 8NF Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the character and appearance of a Conservation Area Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the character and appearance of a listed building APPLICATION NUMBER: P/2021/01336 APPLICANT: John Taylor High School Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for a Minor Material Amendment of planning permission P/2021/00076 relating to the erection of a single storey detached building to form 8 classrooms including removal of existing 3 no double classroom modular units without complying with Condition 2 by way of amendments to modular unit drawings. John Taylor High School Dunstall Road Barton Under Needwood DE13 8AZ Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the character and appearance of a Conservation Area Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the Setting of a Listed Building APPLICATION NUMBER: P/2021/01401 APPLICANT: Mrs Karen Leyland Erection of a two storey front and two storey rear extension 115 Main Street Barton under Needwood Staffordshire DE13 8AB Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the Setting of a Listed Building Reason for Advert: BM - Affects the character and appearance of a Conservation Area APPLICATION NUMBER: P/2021/01451 APPLICANT: Mrs Leah Reed Listed Building Application for emergency works and rebuild chimney and installation of internal shutters to two downstairs windows. The Antique Shop King Street Yoxall Staffordshire DE13 8NF Reason for Advert: BM - Listed Building Consent SOUTH DERBYSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL The Council has under consideration the following applications: Ref: DMPA/2021/1464 (affects the setting of a listed building) The relocation of detached garage (garage as approved under application 2019/0884) at Glebe House, 10 The Green, Findern Applications may be viewed at planning.southderbyshire. gov.uk or during working hours at the Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0AH. Any comments must be made in writing, quoting the application reference number, within 21 days of the date of the publication of this notice (not including public holidays) This notice is given in accordance with provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and/or associated subordinate legislation. Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, all representations received become documents, which the public has a right to read and copy. We collect information from you when you contact us about a planning or associated application, enforcement complaint, planning enquiry, or local planning policy consultation. This includes contact by email, letter or telephone. When commenting on planning or associated applications, we do need your postal address to enable fair consideration of your comments. We will use your information to allow us to fully consider the relevant application, enforcement complaint or planning enquiry. Comments and objections on applications and enforcement matters do not form part of the statutory register, and as such we will only retain these for up to two years following a decision being made unless an appeal is lodged. You can find more information about how we handle your personal information by visiting www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/privacy. Head of Planning and Strategic Housing: 26th November 2021 STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 PUBLIC FOOTPATH No. 17 A DUNSTALL PARISH TEMPORARY CLOSURE Notice is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council, on 27 May 2021, made an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any pedestrian from proceeding along part of Public Footpath No. 17 (A) starting from A38 Lichfield Road for a distance of approximately 85 metres in a south easterly direction, approximately 40 metres in a southerly direction and approximately 130 metres in a south easterly direction. The closure is required for flood defence works. An alternative route will be available. This Order came into operation on 01 June 2021 and will remain in force for a further period of six months or until the flood defence works have been completed, whichever is the earlier. 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44 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Sport boss now sets sights on next test against qpr By STeve NIchOLSON stephen.nicholson@reachplc.com • Sponsored by: Wayne Rooney says he is proud of the way in which his Derby County players have handled a tough week on and off the pitch. a further points deduction last week took the Rams’ total points punishment to 21 for the season and left them bottom of the Championship on minus three points. They then faced a daunting double header of fixtures against the division’s top two teams - Bournemouth and Fulham. They beat Bournemouth 3-2 on Sunday to move on to zero points and followed that by holding leaders Fulham to a goalless draw at Craven Cottage. Fulham had won their previous seven matches, scoring 25 goals. “It is a good point for us in a very difficult game against Fulham, a strong team, and we maybe could have nicked it on another day but a point was a fair result,” said Rooney. “In the past week, given everything surrounding the club, to get four points against Bournemouth and Fulham, the players deserve a lot of credit for that. “It has been a tough week off the pitch but they keep coming in and working hard, and I can never doubt that. I think they are getting the recognition they deserve and praise they deserve for how they are handling the situation. “I know the players, I have big demands of them and they have not let me down one bit. “But we cannot become complacent with these results because we have another difficult game on Monday against Queens Park Rangers. It is an opportunity for us to try and get three points.” young midfielder Liam Thompson completed his second 90 minutes in four days for the Rams and earned more praise from Rooney. “Liam made his debut on Sunday, played 90 minutes, and 90 minutes again against Fulham, and he has been fantastic - as good a two games I have seen from anyone from their first two games,” Rooney added. “He deserves a lot of credit but all of them do, the work they are putting in in a very difficult season and very difficult time for the club I can’t fault them. “as a manager, that is what you want, players to be fighting for themselves first of all, for their teammates, for the manager and for this club, and every one of them is doing that.” The Rams remain 16 points adrift of safety with 27 games left to play. “We will keep fighting, we will Big point is made against leaders and Roo so proud keep working, keep pushing, and you never k n o w , ” Rooney said. “I said after the previous game if there is small chance we can stay up, which will be very difficult, I have no doubt these players will take it.” Fulham’s leading scorer aleksandar Mitrovic missed the game. The striker has hit 21 goals for the west London side this season including 11 in his last seven appearances. In the past week, given everything surrounding the club, to get four points against Bournemouth and Fulham, the players deserve a lot of credit for that. Wayne Rooney asked if the absence of Mitrovic from the team sheet was a huge boost, Rooney said: “I am being honest with you, and you might think I’m not, it didn’t matter at all. “Of course he is a fantastic player and the goals he has scored but I addressed the players before the game and it was about what we do. We have to play our game, play our way, which off the ball is energy and working hard but try and play with composure and create chances, which we did at times.” Baldock will be ruled DerBy County striker Sam Baldock will be sidelined for a few weeks, manager Wayne rooney has confirmed. Baldock has had hamstring trouble this season and he was replaced during the first half of Sunday’s victory over Bournemouth. He missed Wednesday night’s goalless draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage and is out of Monday’s home game with Queens Park rangers. “Sam will be a few weeks,” rooney said. “It is nothing serious but we just need to get to the bottom of it, it has happened now four times with his hamstring so we have to make sure we check him over properly - we check his back, his hamstrings, to really find out why it is happening.” Festy ebosele was substituted 20 minutes from the end of the Fulham game. “He had cramp,” rooney said. “Festy missed training the day before the Bournemouth game, he was ill. He played and got cramp in that game and he is still trying to

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 45 Sport Rams fight every inch of the way By Steve Nicholson stephen.nicholson@reachplc.com BIRTHDAYS Joe Lydon (rugby league) Former Wigan, Widnes and Great Britain rugby league player, born 1963. Des Walker (FOOTBALL) Former Nottingham Forest and England defender, born 1965. Ridley Jacobs (cricket) Former West Indies wicketkeeper, born 1967. John Amaechi (basketball) British former NBA basketball player, born 1970. Liam Thompson flicks the ball on for Derby County as Fulham’s Harrison Reed close in during Wednesday night’s goalless draw at Craven Cottage. out for a ‘few weeks’ get the right fluids into his body. “Now he has got a few more days to get ready for Monday.” ■Fulham ■ manager Marco Silva confirmed Aleksandar Mitrovic was one of a number of players in his squad affected by illness, while keeper Marek Rodak was ruled out because of Covid protocols. Silva said: “Mitro and Tom Cairney are ill. Some of the others like Harrison Reed, Harry Wilson and Bobby De Cordova-Reid have also been ill with a fever. “Nothing to do with Covid but we have six or seven players affected, some who could play and some who couldn’t. “With Marek, he has been told there was someone on the plane had Covid when he came back from internationals.” Silva admitted his side were below par but insisted the absence of Mitrovic was not the reason for the draw. He said: “It definitely wasn’t our best performance but we created enough to win the game. We started a bit slower than normal but we created more than enough to win the game.” Another day, another raft of offthe-field matters making the headlines. Derby County Football Club has been in administration nine weeks and the latest new document to drop at Companies’ House reveals more about the Rams plight. The administrators’ proposal document shows how much Derby had in the bank when the club was placed into administration and also the cost of the administrators has been disclosed. Meanwhile, the search for new owners continues with four parties reportedly interested in saving the club. The hope is, the administrators tell us, they will drop on a preferred bidder in the next two or three weeks. That cannot happen quickly enough, although the timescale to wrap everything up is likely to run to late January, if all goes well. There is so much bubbling off the pitch that is dominating thoughts, hopes and concerns, but the reaction to adversity on the pitch must not be overlooked. The players, manager Wayne Rooney, his staff and the fans are injecting pride back into the club. That is the overriding emotion and they have been magnificent. What we saw as Derby came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-2 on Sunday was uplifting, a much-welcome boost only days after the club’s points deduction increased from 12 to 21 and left them bottom on minus three points. The win saw the team move onto zero points before the daunting task of facing Championship leaders Fulham at Craven Cottage. Fulham had won their previous seven matches scoring 25 goals in the process. Yes, they might have been without the division’s best striker in Aleksandar Mitrovic on the night, but take nothing away from Derby. They earned a point in a goalless draw, and a deserved point given the way they battled and created their own opportunities to maybe have nicked a win. Seeing the defenders dig in, seeing centre-backs Phil Jagielka and Curtis Davies putting their bodies on the line time and again, seeing Nathan Byrne make vital interventions close Derby County’s Jason Knight under pressure against Fulham. to his own goal, seeing Craig Forsyth return to the team and keep the talented Harry Wilson quiet and seeing goalkeeper Kelle Roos put his error against Bournemouth behind with a commanding display filled everybody connected with the club with pride. Those in front of the defence worked tirelessly, often without the ball. Liam Thompson, in only the second League appearance of his career impressed again, Max Bird, Graeme Shinnie and Jason Knight worked their socks off, while Festy Ebosele’s power and pace from the right gave Fulham problems for 70 minutes. Skipper Tom Lawrence led by example against Bournemouth and his two goals in the second half helped to turn the contest Derby’s way. At Fulham, he was asked to play as a false number nine and produced another unselfish performance. He was twice denied by home keeper Paulo Gazzaniga. Two games against the current best two sides in the division and two outstanding performances against the odds from the team. That deserves to be recognised and deserves immense credit. The odds are stacked against Derby, they are in need of a football miracle if they are to retain Championship status, but they are standing up and being counted. They are fighting every inch of the way. Des Walker playing for Nottingham Forest. Campbell Walsh (canoeing) Athens 2004 Olympic silver medallist, born 1977. Hafthor Julius Bjornsson (weightlifting) Awarded World’s Stongest Man title in 2018, also starred as The Mountain in TV’s Game of Thrones, born 1988. Danny Welbeck (FOOTBALL) Brighton & Hove Albion striker, born 1990. quiz 1. What was the only World Cup Des Walker played in? 2. Which is the current NRL club ex-Great Britain representative Joe Lydon played two seasons for in the late 1980s? 3. Which two teams play their home games at San Siro? 4. Name former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain’s only county club. 5. How many teams compete in the FA Women’s Super League? 6. Who is the head coach of France’s men’s rugby team? 7. Who is Great Britain’s most successful female Olympic competitor? 8. How many gold medals has she won? 9. Name one of the three NBA franchises John Amaechi appeared for during his career. 10. How many points is a field goal worth in American Football? Answers: 1. Italy 1990; 2. Sydney Roosters; 3. AC Milan and Inter Milan; 4. Essex; 5. Twelve; 6. Fabien Galthie; 7. Laura Kenny; 8. Five; 9. Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic or Utah Jazz ; 10. Three.

46 BURTON MAIL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 @BurtonMailNews Sport Midweek lift only counts if it carries into next By Colston Crawford colston.crawford@reachplc.com IT WAS entirely typical of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to move quickly to the subject of what Burton Albion – and individual players – might have done better after Tuesday night’s 4-0 destruction of Accrington Stanley. Hasselbaink is far from the only manager to use the mantra that you don’t get too high about winning and you don’t get too low about losing. It was a favourite of Nigel Clough’s and those who wanted Clough to move on and Hasselbaink to come back tend not to see how often the footballing philosophies and managerial approaches of these two very different men often overlap. Both are disciplinarians who also enjoy remaining involved in the dressing room banter that they will have enjoyed as players. But, more than anything, neither of them get carried away over a few results – they look at a bigger picture. That is probably why they have both worked for Ben Robinson twice, a chairman who always sees a big picture beyond a run of results and is all too rare among football club owners for that. So, Hasselbaink was not shouting from the rooftops after the Accrington game and rightly so. He admitted to some relief and acknowledged that he understood his players being edgy until they had taken the lead. It could have been another of those nights. Accrington were poor, generally, but when Sean McConville swung a boot at a ball sitting up nicely just outside the box early in the game, his swerving volley might have gone in. Ben Garratt was certainly both beaten and concerned and, right behind the shot in the main stand, the trajectory was such that you could not be sure it was not going in until it had fizzed wide. Fizz wide it did and, after 28 minutes, the Brewers were on their way with a goal from Daniel Jebbison. The value of scoring first was amply illustrated, the Brewers having done so in each game they have won so far. This time they moved on smoothly to a comfortable win. “You know me by now. Even when we were winning games, I was trying to be level-headed and look at where we can improve,” said Hasselbaink afterwards. “We’ve had a little bad spell and here and there we were unfortunate in that spell, especially with the red cards. It happens. It’s about keeping your head down and keeping working.” It was put to him that most people saw Terry Taylor as the man of the match. The young midfielder had been so calm with his interceptions, with being available for the ball, generally with moving it on to another yellow shirt. Taylor also seems like the least likely candidate for success to go to his head. He is modest and with the proverbial old head on young shoulders. But Hasselbaink wants to be sure. “Terry was excellent but I expect more from Terry!” he said. “I think he can switch play more. He’s understanding it, he knows what I want and I’m going to keep on pushing him because I think there is so much more in his game. “He didn’t play a five or a six, it was a seven. But with the moments he had on the ball, I think he could have made better choices at times. He dwelt a little bit on the ball because he had more time.” Jonny Smith starred, also, returning from an unjust red card against Wigan Athletic – you see higher feet that do not even attract a free kick, let alone a card, in every match. He was full of direct running, not restricting himself to the wing, and had had two shots blocked and a third saved before he scored in first half stoppage time. This was the Smith that so excited supporters when he first signed. Again the manager enthused with the added note of caution. “You know what kind of player Jonny is. He got a red card and really didn’t deserve it. It’s not in his DNA,” said Hasselbaink. “You see what he can do. You see the pressure he can put on defenders and we also know that he has pace. He showed that and he is important to us. “It must have done him some good, as well, not to play, and be angry and come in and want to show the world it was an injustice. “Hopefully, he can keep that hunger week in, week out.” Well, exactly. Because, as Hasselbaink knows, a solitary thrashing of Accrington will mean very little unless Burton use the confidence it brought to go on and win more games. Confidence but not cockiness. Another point the manager made after the game. “There were good performances, sometimes a little bit cocky but that happens, they are young,” he said. “They need to learn and we need to get that cockiness away. It must have done them a lot of good and, hopefully, we can bring that into the next match.” Winger is DAVID Templeton has called time on his career after struggling to recover from a hamstring injury with Hamilton Academical. The winger, who is only 32, was with Burton Albion from July 2018 to January 2020, making 63 appearances and scoring 11 goals after signing from Hamilton. He had previously been with Stenhousemuir, Hearts, Raith Rovers and Rangers. The Brewers cancelled his contract early so he could return to Scotland with his young family. Templeton was well liked at

facebook.com/BurtonLiveNews FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 BURTON MAIL 47 Sport Simon Grayson lost his job in charge of Fleetwood Town. All change but JFH not on the move ON THIS DAY 1997: Newcastle United’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League ended with a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona. 2004: England finally arrived in Zimbabwe for their controversial one-day international tour. The tour party entered the country two days late in protest at a number of journalists being refused visas and consequently the schedule was reduced from five to four matches. 2006: Justin Rose won his first European Tour event in four years at the MasterCard Australian Masters in Huntingdale after carding a 12-under-par 276. 2007: Derby County chairman Adam Pearson confirmed that the club had parted company with manager Billy Davies. forced to quit game Burton and capable of sublime moments on the ball but he has also been unlucky with injuries throughout his career. Accies club chairman Allan Maitland confirmed that Templeton would continue to be involved as a coach of the club’s under-14s. “David is a model professional who scored some important goals David Templeton Daniel Jebbison found the net twice for Burton Albion against Accrington Stanley at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night. picture: Richard Burley / Epic Action Imagery for the club and created many lasting memories for our supporters,” said Maitland. “As we look to nurture and develop the next wave of talent at the club we are delighted to have him involved, this will allow him to pass on his knowledge and expertise.” Templeton made 349 career appearances, scoring 77 goals. IT HAS been another interesting week on the lower league managerial merry-go-round. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was never in danger of losing his job over a four-match losing streak, of course, but some managers might have been. Simon Grayson was dismissed as Fleetwood Town manager on Tuesday night after they lost 3-1 away to Oxford United. He had been there only as long as Hasselbaink has been back with Burton, appointed in January. They lost their first four games of the season, went on a run with only one loss in 10, winning five of them, but have now gone eight games without a win, losing seven. Grayson has now had eight clubs in 13 years as a manager but the writing was on the wall, you might think, when they twice lost at home to Burton, in the FA Cup and the League, within a month. It seemed a stretch when Grayson blamed the conditions for the FA Cup defeat. The foul rain and wind that day are hardly rare at Fleetwood’s exposed stadium close to the coast. In League Two, Oldham Athletic dispensed with the services of Keith Curle after eight months. Supporters are in despair about the ownership of Abdallah Lemsagam after Curle became his ninth change since 2018, a spell which included Burton assis- tant Dino Maamria, sacked after 10 months in charge between September 2019 and July 2020. Meanwhile, a story emerged in South London that Hasselbaink was “interested” in the Charlton Athletic job. The writer almost apologised for the story when he promoted it on Twitter, saying that he had initially ignored it and thought it unlikely – but the headline put on it did not reflect the content, describing Hasselbaink as “keen” on the job. The Dutchman ended his playing career with Charlton but was not popular with supporters in a season in which they were relegated from the Premier League and they did not welcome news of his apparent interest. Club legend Johnnie Jackson, who played 279 games for them, is unbeaten in seven League and FA Cup games, winning five, since taking over as caretaker manager and he is the man supporters want to see appointed. Asked about the rumour after the Accrington game, Hasselbaink made light of it. “I was very surprised to see that. I’m really enjoying my time at Burton. What can I say? I’m here and I’m not leaving you yet. You’re stuck with me!” he said with a broad smile. Billy Davies 2009: Portsmouth announced Avram Grant as their new manager, replacing Paul Hart at the helm. 2014: Moeen Ali’s maiden one-day international hundred was in vain in a 25-run defeat against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium. 2017: Lewis Hamilton finished second at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take his fourth F1 World Drivers Championship. 2020: Arsenal announced they would be the first Premier League club to allow fans back into their stadium since the pandemic after announcing 2,000 supporters would be able to attend the Europa League match against Rapid Vienna. OFFICIALHORSERACING COMMENTARY AND RESULTS Cal09016094248 Calscost65pperminplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccesscharge.18+only. SP:Spoke.Helpline:03332023390

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 SPORT Celebrations for Jonny Smith after his second goal for Burton Albion in the match against Accrington Stanley. PiCTuRE: RiChARD BuRlEy EPiC ACTiON imAgERy Brewers must ROONEY’S SHOUT OUT TO PLAYERS FOR REACTIONS PAGE 44 push on from Stanley boost Published by Staffordshire Newspapers, 2 Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2PB. Tel: (01283) 245013. Printed by Reach plc, Oldham. HASSELBAINK IS HAPPY BUT NOT CONTENT AS HE CALLS FOR MORE FROM ALBION PLAYERS – TURN TO PAGE 46

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