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Ups and downs leave the boot on the other foot

What happens when your top local football team loses its Premiership status? One Staffordshire town is coming to terms with a changing sports news agenda… because as one team goes down it finds another – non-league – club making all

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Newspaper magnate, Freddie Johnston, is reported to be on the move – relocating his home south to Shropshire.He retired last year as the chairman of the 200-title Johnston Press empire after 27 years at the helm and plans to sell

News in brief

Junior school teachers are being offered the chance to take a closer lookat the Lincolnshire Echo as part of an education business partnership forliteracy exams.They will be able to explore the processes of running a daily newspaper,look at how pupils

News in brief

A cartoon showing a football fan hiding from the TV licensing officials has been bought by the inspectors themselves!The picture, by freelance cartoonist Kevin Flannery – Flan – appeared in the Burton Mail to illustrate the message surrounding England’s football

Web presence for Burton Mail

The Burton Mail has launched a bold new web presence. The Staffordshire evening paper can be found online at The site – billed as a gateway to the community – takes in daily news from the Mail and hosts

A game of two grounds

It’s a mistake that anyone could make – and plenty have over the years. In fact, a whole football team once turned up at the wrong ground when they visited Blakenhall (Wolverhampton) rather than Blakenall (Walsall) – where they should

Photographer leaves early – on advice from the police

A press photographer had to have police protection as he left a football ground following an FA Trophy clash. Trouble flared at the match between Burton Albion and Bishop Auckland when some of the 250 visiting fans left a trail

Moggy mystery drives reporter batty

Trainee reporter Chris Watson has been tearing his hair out trying to uncover the true identity of a mystery moggy. The story began when a young cat was found asleep in the engine compartment of a van travelling from Burton-upon-Trent

Birthday heroics by sports journalist Andy

Page 1 of 2 Sports reporter Andy Tilley (pictured left) spent his 30th birthday making front page news for his paper when he helped save a teenager from drowning. Andy, who works for the Burton Mail, was walking beside the

Reunited through pages of the Burton Mail

Two long-lost friends have been reunited through the pages of the Burton Mail. Enid Munro and Marianne Biddle had not seen each other for more than 20 years until, by chance, they appeared in separate articles in the same edition

Brian steps down

Brian Vertigen stood down as editor-in-chief of the Burton Mail yesterday, handing over the reins to his successor Paul Hazeldine. But before he retired, Brian said a special “goodbye” in the Mail to the readers he has kept informed during

Mail banned from obtaining resignation letters

The Burton Mail has been banned from obtaining copies of the resignation letters of a former council leader and his deputy. Following the resignation of East Staffordshire Council’s leader Dennis Heptonstall and his deputy, Penny Perry, the Mail made a

News in brief

If you want to know what’s going on around Burton-on-Trent, get a copy of the Burton Mail.That’s the view of the Football Association, which, following its decision to build a new centre of excellence in the area, has taken out

Mail's new editor is Sun man

The new editor-in-chief at the Burton Mail has been named as Sun man Paul Hazeldine. He will start his new job at the beginning of October after eight years as a chief sub-editor at The Sun, most recently helping launch

Things go from bad to worse for Burton reporter

Things just seem to go from bad to worse for Andy Tilley – the unluckiest reporter in the regional press. Back in June this year, Andy, deputy sports editor at the Burton Mail, went on a press trip to Fort

Andy's run of bad luck continues

After experiencing yet another bout of bad luck, the Burton Mail’s Andy Tilley is proclaiming himself to be the unluckiest reporter in the regional press. Having been beaten up in an unprovoked late night street attack earlier this year, a