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Burton hospitals urge residents to avoid A&E for minor injuries

People in Burton are being urged to avoid going to the A&E for minor injuries.

The Burton Hospitals Trust says Accident and Emergency units are busier than usual and are reminding patients to only use them in a genuine emergency.

Staff are reminding people of other options for less serious ailments such as advice from getting pharmacies and using the NHS 111 service.

Police investigate theft of church donations in Staffordshire

Police investigate a theft of donations at a church Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are investigating a theft of donations at a church over the Christmas period in Burton upon Trent.

Between 23 and 24 December, unknown offenders entered the Catholic Church on Wales Lane in Barton-under-Needwood where they stole the contents of the Votive candle box.

Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have CCTV from surrounding houses and businesses to make contact with them.

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Police granted further time to question six terror suspects

Police have been granted further time to question six people who were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.

Four men from Derby age 22, 27, 35 and 36, a 27-year-old man from Burton on Trent and a 32-year-old woman from London have all been arrested on suspicion of engaging in the Preparation of an Act of Terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The ongoing investigation has been led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit supported by officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police. In a statement the North East Counter Terrorism Unit said:

"The North East Counter Terrorism Unit can confirm it has been granted a warrant of further detention to continue questioning six people on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006. Detectives now have until Monday December 26 to question the subjects. The arrests were made on Monday (December 12), as part of an ongoing investigation led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, supported by local officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police."

– NECTU Statement.
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Weekend Picks: Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm: Say 26th - Sun 27th Nov (National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton-upon-Trent)

Credit: National Forest Adventure Farm

From this weekend, visitors can visit Santa and his helpers at the Winder Wonderland at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton.

Santa will be waiting to give all the good girls and boys a present from the Elves’ Workshop. There’s Elf Training, Sing-a-longs and a Christmas Shows Walk.

We’re bringing Christmas fun to the Farm with Santa, Elves, his reindeer and lots of interactive activities for children to take part in.”

– Tom Robinson, National Forest Adventure Farm

For times, prices and more information: www.adventurefarm.co.uk

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