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What customers need to know about Brighthouse's £14.8m compensation

A weekly payment firm faces forking out £14.8 million in compensation and refunds to tens of thousands of customers after a financial watchdog ruled it had treated them unfairly.

Rent to own specialists BrightHouse, which has a store in Station Street, Burton, had agreed to compensate 249,000 customers for unaffordable lending and will pay payments which should have been refunded.

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Brighthouse is set to pay compensation to customers

Poison found on memorial pond for murdered tot Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith

A garden pond dedicated to a 21-month-old toddler murdered by her Burton mother has been poisoned killing several fish - leaving the dead youngster’s father devastated.

Kathryn Smith stamped on her toddler, Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith, so hard it ripped her heart causing a cardiac arrest and now the little girl’s father said he has been left heartbroken after vandals poured disinfectant into the pond, killing fish.

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Ayeeshia Smith died from a cardiac arrest after being stamped on by her mother
Ayeeshia Smith died from a cardiac arrest after being stamped on by her mother (Image: © Newsteam / SWNS Group)

Brave Newhall mum admits she can't leave the house some days

The brave mother of a Newhall baby who lived for only 17 minutes has told how she struggles to leave the house some days, talks about her son every single day and has lost friends since his death 38 weeks ago.

Donna Willday, has shared her devastating story in a bid to raise awareness about baby loss for Baby Loss Awareness Month which takes place in October.

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Donna and Brad are pictured with baby Blake and his big sister Chloe

Unlimited tea and coffee at Wetherspoon pubs

Wetherspoon pubs up and down the country are now offering self-serve coffee machines - meaning free refills of all sorts of coffees.

More than 100 of the pubs already have the new self-serve coffee machines, which can be used to to make filter coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, Americanos, flat whites and lattes. Unlimited refills of tea will also be available to customers.

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BB's Bakers and Baristas is looking for supervisors
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New CCTV footage of man police want to speak to after Burton post office is targeted

New CCTV footage showing a man police want to speak to in connection with an attempted break-in at a Burton post office and shop has been released.

The footage from Wellington News and Wine, in Wellington Street, shows the face of a man after the incident late on Tuesday night, October 24.

Find out more here.

CCTV footage from Wellington News and Wine, in Burton
CCTV footage from Wellington News and Wine, in Burton

Ashby takeaway boss fined for repeatedly failing to close on time

Favourite Chicken and Pizza (otherwise known as Express Chicken and Pizza) in Market Street, Ashby, already had its late night licence suspended for three months
Favourite Chicken and Pizza (otherwise known as Express Chicken and Pizza) in Market Street, Ashby, already had its late night licence suspended for three months

A fast food takeaway boss has been hauled before a court for repeatedly failing to close on time and allowing in new customers after a 2.15am curfew.

Favourite Chicken and Pizza, otherwise known as Express Chicken and Pizza, in Market Street, Ashby, already had its late night licence suspended for three months earlier this year for failing to lock up on time.

Read the full story here.

M&S, Ted Baker and Boots have thousands of jobs on offer for the Christmas rush

The festive season is fast approaching and businesses in and around Burton have around 3,000 jobs to fill to help keep up with demand.

The jobs are available at logistics companies across the region and several firms are looking to fill vacancies at local warehouses as they prepare for Christmas, according to Derby JobCentre Plus.

Find out more here.

Temporary workers at M&S could have a chance of getting a permanent job in January
Temporary workers at M&S could have a chance of getting a permanent job in January

New online craze which sees children to go missing for 48 hours causing hysteria

A worrying new craze on social media which sees young children taking part in a shocking challenge which sees them deliberately go missing for 48 hours has been branded “extremely foolish” by Staffordshire Police.

Children as young as 14 have been participating in the new ‘48-Hour Challenge’ which sees youngsters vanish without a word to friends or family to see how much hysteria they can cause as loved ones frantically search for them.

Find out more here.

Man, 24, suffers head injuries after collision with Porsche in Burton

A 24-year-old man has suffered head injuries after a collision involving a Porsche car in Burton.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to Wellington Road at 5.54am today, Thursday, October 26, after a pedestrian and car were involved in a collision near to the Beefeater pub.

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An accident occured in Wellington Street, Burton
An accident occured in Wellington Street, Burton

Accident near Burger King involving a pedestrian is causing delays in Burton

A main commuter route has been closed in Burton due to an accident.

The A5121 Wellington Road has been closed in both directions due to an accident which involved a pedestrian outside Burger King this morning, Thursday, October 26.

Find out more here.

Cloudy day ahead with some drizzle but it will brighten up

Good morning

It may be a dull start to the day and there will drizzle throughout the morning but the good news is that it will drift northwards during today. Forecasters are predicting warmer and brighter spells this afternoon.

As we head in to the evening there will be drizzle and low cloud but that will give way for cooler and clearer weather. Temperatures today will reach highs of 13C and lows of 10C.

It is going to be a cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire
It is going to be a cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire (Image: Getty)