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If it's happening in the wider world and we think you'll be interested, this is where you will find it.

We will keep you up to date on all you need to know.

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That's all from us, folks!

That is all from us here on the LIVE breaking news, traffic and weather blog today.

Roads are looking fairly quiet in and around Burton and South Derbyshire this Saturday afternoon.

In terms of the weather, it looks like it is going to be a cloudy evening, with heavy rain later on.

If you have missed any of our top stories today, here is a few that you simply cannot miss.

Man, 59, arrested in Burton on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child

Ground opened up in the middle of a Burton road and man falls in large hole

Can you see the ghost appearing on the banks of River Trent?

Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue save the day and pull two cows from a canal

Burton Albion preseason latest

Burton Albion have just hit half time of their pre-season friendly against Shrewsbury Town, with the score 0-0.

Brewers record signing, Liam Boyce was stretchered off early on, after fellow striker Marvin Sordell was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge.

Follow the dedicated live blog and keep up with the action as Nigel Clough’s men continue their preperation ahead of kick-off for the new Championship season, this time next week.

Traffic eases in Stapenhill, Burton

Traffic has returned to normal around Saxon Street in Stapenhill.

Traffic monitoring website, Inrix has claimed that the earlier traffic issues we told you about on the A444 Stanton Road has now been resolved.

Station Bridge in Burton reopened

Station Bridge in Burton has now reopened after what is believed to be a police incident.

Between the A5121 Borough Road and Curzon Street, Moseley Street was closed for roughly 15 minutes, but has now reopened and traffic has returned to normal.

Pervert caught with more than 1,000 sick child abuse movies and animal porn

Martyn Dunks leaving Derby Crown Court
Martyn Dunks leaving Derby Crown Court (Image: Martin Naylor)

A South Derbyshire pervert who admitted he has a sexual interest in children avoided being sent to jail immediately despite being caught with more than 1,000 sick child abuse movies.

Martyn Dunks, of Foss Road, Hilton, had 1,213 indecent films and images stored away on electronic devices, almost half of which were the most serious category A, which would typically show young children in sexual activity with adults.

Read the full story here

Some traffic delays in Burton this afternoon

There is some slow traffic in the Stapenhill area of the Burton this afternoon.

Traffic monitoring website, Inrix has stated that the temporary traffic lights around Saxon Street is causing delays on the A444 Stanton Road.

Fire service begins summer campaign

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service have began their ‘Flames aren’t games’ campaign, to try and deter young people away from dangerously playing with fire, especially through the summer holidays.

Ground opened up in the middle of a Burton road and man falls in large hole

Jason Hair fell down the three foot hole in Burton
Jason Hair fell down the three foot hole in Burton

A Burton man was left gobsmacked when the ground ‘opened up’ and he fell into a 3ft hole in the middle of a road in the town.

Jason Hair, 46, was walking alng Lincoln Road with his girlfriend Jodie when he felt the ground below him collapse, trapping his leg under the Tarmac.

Read the full story here

Burton Albion release new home kit for 2017/18 season ahead of Leicester City friendly

The back of the new Burton Albion shirt
The back of the new Burton Albion shirt (Image: Richard Holmes/Burton Albion FC)

Burton Albion have released their new home kit for the 2017/18 Championship season.

The new shirt - which will first be worn by Albion in Tuesday’s friendly clash with Leicester City at the Pirelli Stadium - retains the yellow body of last term’s, but with black sleeves.

Read the full story here

Can you see the ghost appearing on the banks of River Trent?

Did you spot the ghost?
Did you spot the ghost? (Image: Clive Lloyd)

A fisherman has had the shock of his life after capturing what he believes to be a ghost on camera - completely by accident.

Clive Lloyd’s fishing trip took a chilling turn when he spotted an apparition across the riverbank.

Read more and join the conversation here

In case you missed it...

A man has been arrested in Burton on suspicion of attempting to sexually groom a child.

Staffordshire Police said the 59-year-old man was today, Friday, July 28, in custody after being arrested in the town last night when officers were called to a property in Princess Street at around 7pm.

Read the full story here

Have a pint, it's Saturday

Beer
Beer

It’s looking like the rain will be holding off for most of the day here in Burton and South Derbyshire, why not celebrate with a free pint?

Yes, you read that right.

Pubs are giving away FREE pints and this is how you can get one.

Read how here

World champion freerunner's daring stunts on Burton Ferry Bridge spark controversy

Our story about a world champion ‘freerunner’ performing daring acrobatics on Burton’s iconic Ferry Bridge has sparked much controversy. Police have condemned his antics, which they say are dangerous and should not be copied. Watch him in action here

The video shows off the beauty of the Ferry Bridge
The video shows off the beauty of the Ferry Bridge

Newhall man is jailed for attack in the street

Newhall man Callum Dolman is jailed for an assault in a street where there were children, a court has heard.

Scales of justice, courts
Scales of justice, courts

Weather forecast for Burton and Swadlincote today

It will be partly cloudy today with some sunny spells, with temperatures around 15C. And it looks like the rain will stay away if you’re planning a barbecue. For updates on the weather through the day click here. Enjoy those barbecues.

Warning issued from fire chiefs to people having barbecues
Warning issued from fire chiefs to people having barbecues (Image: Getty Images)

Roadworks warning for the A38

One to watch out for here. There will be roadworks on the A38 at Clay Mills. They will be on the northbound side when the slip road will be closed between 10pm and 6am from Monday, July 31, to to Sunday, August 6. If you’re travelling late on those days be sure to remember this one, says traffic and travel information website Inrix.

roadworks
roadworks (Image: Getty Images)

Traffic moving well on the roads so far

Good morning and welcome to the Burton Mail’s blog on Saturday, July 29. We will be keeping you up to date with what’s happening on the roads and in the news in the area throughout the day so keep popping back to the blog. Traffic is moving well on the roads around Burton and Swadlincote today so far.

Here are the latest traffic and travel updates
Here are the latest traffic and travel updates