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You can keep your hat on

Readers of the Burton Mail have voted that performers should keep their clothes on. The newspaper asked for their opinion when the council’s licensing panel decided to review its policy on striptease. Seventy-three per cent of readers who responded said

Football's coming home!

The announcement that Burton-upon-Trent is to be the new home of English football took the nation by surprise. Except for the population of Burton and the surrounding area, that is – as the story about the National Football Centre had

Burton Mail acquires new title

The Burton Daily Mail Ltd has acquired the Black Country Bugle from Scottish Radio Holdings. Founded in 1972, with a circulation of more than 17,000 per issue, the Bugle is the only paid-for weekly newspaper circulating in the West Midlands

The best job in town

The catchphrase of a former reporter and sub on the Burton Mail has been immortalised in the newsroom. A plaque bearing the words “We’ve got the best job in town” has been unveiled to mark the first anniversary of the

Readers views sought on great stripping debate

Readers of the Burton Mail are being given the chance to vote on East Staffordshire’s great stripping debate. Strip shows are currently banned in all of the borough’s pubs and clubs due to a standard condition on all public entertainment

Former reporter is shortlisted for literary honour

Author Mark Chadbourn (pictured left) has been shortlisted for a prestigious literary award. The former Birmingham Post & Mail and Burton Mail reporter is delighted to have made the final five for the August Derleth Award for Best Novel –

From truth to fiction

Top fantasy writer Mark Chadbourn (pictured left) once spent his working day committing more mundane matters to print as the Swadlincote district reporter for the Burton Mail. After a spell on the Birmingham Post & Mail, he took voluntary redundancy

Editor fights for Burton's future

Page 1 of 2 A regional newspaper editor has made an impassioned plea to the Government to try to secure the future prosperity of his town. Brian Vertigen, editor-in-chief of the Burton Mail, has appealed to Trade and Industry secretary

Burton Mail creates work for the police

A Crimestoppers column run by the Burton Mail is so successful that staff who man the police hotline are having to work extra hours. The Staffordshire Crimestoppers telephone line is usually manned from 9am until 5pm. But when the Mail’s

Flooding souvenir photos

Page 1 of 2 With the worst of the flooding crisis over – and mopping-up operations well underway – regional papers around the country have set their sights on souvenir supplements and photo sale opportunities. At the Burton Mail –

Flooding souvenir photos on sale

Page 2 of 2 But to get their pictures, the Mail photographers had to use initiative – and in at least one case unusual transport. Photographer and keen canoeist Ian Hodgkinson (pictured below) paddled down Scropton Lane, Hatton, to get

Holding out for a hero

Page 1 of 2 There comes a time in every reporter’s life when they have to interview one of their heroes. And for Burton Mail trainee Chris Watson, it was a nerve-wracking experience when he spoke to comic actor Rik

Burton papers make 29-stone fitness instructor a star

A 29-stone aerobics instructor – who shot to fame through the pages of the Burton Mail and its sister paper the Burton and South Derbyshire Advertiser – has now hit the small screen. Jody Bunting (22) who runs fitness classes

Mail man's ale showdown

When you work in Burton-on-Trent – with its proud history of brewing – you have more reason that most journalists to take a keen interest in beer. And when the Burton Mail’s Andy Tilley took a swipe at Wolverhampton &

Experts to prowl the Midlands' 'Big Cat' country

The Leicester Mercury’s in-depth coverage of big cat sightings in its county has led a team of specialist investigators to the area. The Bristol-based Exotic Animal Register (EAR) decided to stake out fields in Leicestershire and Rutland after an increase

Stray cat strut – with bite

More Big Cat sightings have been reported to HoldtheFrontPage after we revealed a spate of summer predators across the nation. After our initial story we’ve been told of yet more of the mysterious beasts – dotted around the country in