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If it's happening, you'll hear it here first.

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.

We're hoping you can be our eyes and ears in your own communities so if you spot something going on you can tweet reporter Jenny Moody at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245019.

Join us tomorrow for more live blog action

That concludes our live blog today on Monday, July 31 here at the Burton Mail.

Join us tomorrow as we bring you more breaking news as we hear it.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Flight from East Midlands Airport makes emergency landing

A flight from East Midlands Airport destined for Mallorca had to make an emergency landing in London Gatwick this afternoon.

The 3.55pm flight from East Midlands Airport was diverted to London Gatwick after declaring an emergency over the English Channel.

The Thomson Airways Jet landed safety at the airport.

Traffic easing following accident on A42

Good news for commuters - the traffic is starting to ease after all lanes were reopened following an accident on the A42 southbound at junction 11 for Burton.

One vehicle had overturned which was causing congestion on the A24 and the A512 Ashby Road in Ashby.

There is heavy traffic around this region this morning
There is heavy traffic around this region this morning

Swimming star Adam Peaty is so humble

Despite all his gold medals, Adam’s such a humble lad. Swimming sensation Adam Peaty has his feet firmly on the ground.

Adam Peaty has taken won another gold at the World Aquatics Championships
Adam Peaty has taken won another gold at the World Aquatics Championships (Image: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Accident on A42 causing tailbacks

One lane is closed and there is queuing on the A42 southbound at junction 11 for for Burton due to an accident causing congestion on the A42 and the A512 Ashby Road in Ashby.

A vehicle has overturned. It is currently on the grass verge however emergency services are blocking lane one.

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Three in court charged with drugs offences

Three people have appeared in court after a police operation in Burton charged with drugs offences. They will next appear at the crown court.

Kathryn Smith has sentence reduced for the murder of her daughter

Kathryn Smith has seen her sentence reduced to a minimum of 19 years following an appeal to overturn her murder conviction.

Smith stamped on her toddler daughter, Ayeeshia, so hard it tore her heart.

Read the latest here

More time to question man in connection with suspicious death

Police have more time to question a man being held in connection with the suspicious death of a man in his 60s in Stretton. They now have until noon tomorrow.

Two females taken to hospital after house fire in Burton

The females were both treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in the bedroom of a house in Derby Road, Burton

The fire was reported at a house in Derby Road, Burton
The fire was reported at a house in Derby Road, Burton (Image: Filip Hladký )

Appeal over suspicious death in Stretton

Police investigating the suspicious death of a man in his 60s in Stretton want to talk to anyone who saw a disturbance in the area - five days earlier. They are probing whether the two incidents are linked.

Police forensic teams are still working in the block of flats
Police forensic teams are still working in the block of flats

Bright and sunny day for Burton and Swadlincote

Pop those brollies away as the sun is making a welcome return today. Find out more about what to expect here.

Soldiers who died in the Battle of Passchendaele to be honoured today

The thousands of young men who died during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War One will be remembered today at the National Memorial Arboretum.

These sculptures will now be on display at the National Memorial Arboretum
These sculptures will now be on display at the National Memorial Arboretum

Roadworks causing issues in Burton

Welcome to the Burton Mail’s live blog. We will keep you up to date with all the traffic, travel, weather and news throughout the day. Keep popping back to this blog to keep up with the latest news.

There is currently queuing traffic on Ashby Road in Burton due to nearby roadworks.

Queuing traffic on Ashby Road in Burton
Queuing traffic on Ashby Road in Burton