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1,700 temporary jobs to be created at Boots' hub

1,700 jobs are due to be created at Boots' delivery hub in Burton-upon-Trent.

The Nottingham-based firm is created a total of 7,000 temporary jobs across the country Credit: Amer Ghazzal / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The temporary roles are to meet the increased demand for goods at the distribution centre in Centrum 100, over the Christmas period.

The firm, founded in Nottingham, is also creating 7,000 temporary jobs in stores across the country.


Motorcyclist dies after crashing into telegraph pole

A motorcyclist has died after a crash this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a telegraph pole in the early hours of this morning.

It happened on Burton Road in Branston in Burton-on-Trent, shortly before 4.30am.

“Crews arrived to find a man who had come off his motorbike following a collision with a telegraph pole.

“Unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him due to the nature of his injuries and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“It is not thought there were any other vehicles involved in the incident which is expected to cause the road to be closed for a considerable amount of time.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Police search for missing woman from Burton

Wendy Richards Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police are asking the public to keep a lookout for a missing woman from Burton-upon-Trent.

Wendy Richards, 44, is from the Stretton area. She was last seen around 1.30pm on Wednesday in Tutbury where she attended a dental appointment and also collected a prescription from a pharmacy.

Wendy is white, around 5ft 4" tall and with short dark blonde hair.

She is believed to be wearing a white vest top and sky blue tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down the side.

Anyone who has seen her should call Staffordshire Police on 101.


Second man charged with attempted murder in Burton

Detectives from the Staffordshire Police major investigation department have now charged two men in connection with the attempted murder in Shobnall Street, Burton on Monday evening.

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Nadeem Akhtar aged 36, from Shobnall Street, Burton has been charged with attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent, whilst Zufeer Mohammed aged 26, from Horninglow Road North, Burton has been charged with assisting an offender, both will appear before East Staffordshire magistrates on Thursday morning.

The third man arrested on Tuesday has been released on police bail pending further investigation.

The injured man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The family has been informed about the charges.

Burton hit-and-run treated as attempted murder

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was hit by a car in Burton on Monday evening.

Police say around 10pm on Monday 20 July, emergency services were called to a report of an injured man in Shobnall Street, Burton.

The 49-year-old was taken to the trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. He has serious, life-threatening injuries.

Staffordshire Police have now launched an attempted murder investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Man arrested after train crashes into empty car on level crossing

A man has been arrested after a train carrying 42 people crashed into an empty car on a railway track.

The results of a collision between a train and a car. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened at about 7.25pm on 20 July in the Stretton area of Burton upon Trent.

British Transport Police said the 35-year-old is being held on suspicion of obstructing the railway after the crash at Claymills level crossing in Staffordshire.

The driver of the car was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash but was found unhurt in nearby Meadow Lane.

On arrival, crews found the ‘Cross Country’ train approximately 500 yards from the level crossing. The car involved had been destroyed by the impact, but fortunately the train hadn’t derailed.

“An initial search of the area could find no sign of the car driver and he was later found nearby unhurt; he wasn’t in the car when the impact happened.

“There were 39 passengers and three crew on the train. All were offered a check-up. There were initially five people who required further assessment, three with back pain. Thankfully, after they were seen by medics, all were discharged at the scene.

“All ambulance staff were clear by 9.10pm.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The empty car following the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
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