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Bowling ball and biscuits stolen in nighttime raid

Thieves broke into the Royal British Legion club in Uttoxeter and made off with a bowling ball and a tin of biscuits Credit: PA

Police are investigating after a bowling ball and a tin of biscuits were stolen from a social club in Uttoxeter.

Thieves broke into the Royal British Legion's lawn green bowling hut on Bradley Street during the night of 6 September. They managed to get in by pushing at the only door, which was locked with a Yale lock.

They searched the hut, and made off with only a tin of biscuits and a lawn bowling ball.

Staffordshire Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.


Uttoxeter Racecourse attracts 16,000 for Midlands Grand National

The Midlands Grand National, is an endurance race over 4 miles, one furlong and 110 yards Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

There will are eight races scheduled at Uttoxeter Racecourse today, with the Midlands National being the course's biggest fixture of the year.

With around 16,000 attending the event, spectators will see AP McCoy compete, riding favourite to win 'Catching On'.

Jockeys are competing for a prize of £56,000.


There are delays, a road closed and queueing traffic for four miles due to an accident involving two lorries on the A50 Eastbound between A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean) and B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout).


Peaty wins third gold in European Championships

Thumbs up for Adam Peaty in the 50m breast stroke. Credit: David Ebener/DPA/Press Association Images

Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty has won his third gold medal in the pool at the European Championships in Berlin.

The 19-year-old, who swims for the City of Derby, won gold in the 50m breast stroke after breaking the world record for the event in the semis.

He can now add his newest medal to a trophy cabinet which includes two other golds in Berlin for the 100m breaststroke and the 4x100m relay.

Read more: Uttoxeter's Peaty breaks breaststroke world record

Uttoxeter's Peaty breaks breaststroke world record

Adam Peaty in action earlier this week Credit: Hannibal Hanschke/DPA/Press Association Images

Adam Peaty from Uttoxeter has broken the 50m swimming world record for breaststroke at the European Championships in Berlin.

The 19-year-old bettered Cameron van der Burgh's 2009 record, setting a new standard of 26.62 seconds.

That was in the semi-final of the event, and vowed he had plenty leftover for Saturday's final.

I didn't expect this result, even if I was close to the world record at the Commonwealth Games.

It was not a perfect race due to my final touch, so I can still improve tomorrow.

– Adam Peaty

Population of Uttoxeter to double over race weekend

The population of Uttoxeter will be doubling this weekend as the Staffordshire town host the Midland's most prestigious racing event.The race, known as the Midlands Grand National, will attract around 18,000 people to the town.

The 'Midlands Grand National' will attract around 18,000 people to Uttoexter this weekend Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Uttoxeter racecourse normally takes one fifth of its annual profits over the weekend.

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