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Fire fighters help cut man free from car in Burton

Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have cut a man free from a car on Forest Road, Burton after a collision with a van left him trapped by injuries.

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Slow traffic on A511 Horninglow Street causing delays on Burton roads

There is traffic slower than usual on the A511 Horninglow Street in both directions between B5018 Hawkins Lane and Hamilton Road.

Temporary traffic lights causing very slow traffic in and out of Burton

There are slow delays on the A444 Woodland Road in both directions between Piddocks Road and Woods Lane in the roadworks area due to temporary traffic lights. This is causing very slow traffic in and out of Burton.

Accident on A38 causing congestion for motorists

An accident involving two vehicles on the A38 southbound is causing congestion this evening.

The incident took place at the A61 Derby Road and B6179 at Watchorn Island.

There is congestion up to the M1 at junction 28 for Alfreton and Mansfield.

One car is on the hard shoulder, the other is blocking lane two. Police are on the scene.

It is not yet known if anyone is injured.

Footage shows brave woman who stopped a gang of thugs attacking a teenager

This woman is extremely brave for breaking up a gang of thieves while they attacked a 17-year-old in Derbyshire. Watch the footage and read the full story here.

Blocked drains in Uxbridge Street causing headaches for resident

Blocked drains are causing major problems for one resident in Uxbridge Street, Burton. Michelle Whittaker says every time she leaves her house while a car is passing by, she risks being splashed with dirty water. Read the full story here.

Man found dead in a house in Stretton is named

Police have named the man found dead in Stretton as Francis Lovelock, aged 64. He died from ahead injury and his death is being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to a flat on Main Street in Stretton on Saturday evening
Police were called to a flat on Main Street in Stretton on Saturday evening (Image: Ian Hodgkinson)

Swadlincote chip shop recognised by national frying body

A popular fish and chip shop in Swadlincote is frying high after being recognised with the National Federation of Fish Friers Fish and Chip Quality Award.

Andy’s Fish Bar in Church Gresley is owned by husband and wife Chris and Elena Constantinou, who are both third generation chip shop owners.

Read the full story here

Fire at derelict building in Swadlincote

Firefighters were called to an abandoned building in Swadlincote last night. Read the full story here.

Long established Sheffield Cycles has closed its doors

A notice confirms Sheffield Cycles has closed
A notice confirms Sheffield Cycles has closed

Sheffield Cycles, in Station Street, Burton, has closed its doors, says a sign on the window. The shop has been cleared of stock. However, it is still running a repairs and a warranty collection service.

See the full story here

Inmate caught with phone by guard who was telling him about his early release

Thomas Pearson was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when the prison guard went to tell him the news about the possibility of early release. Read the full story here.

HMP Sudbury, an open prison in Derbyshire Dales
HMP Sudbury, an open prison in Derbyshire Dales

Man found dead in Stretton not yet identified

A man who was found dead at a flat in Stretton has not yet been identified. Staffordshire Police said also the cause of the death, which is being treated as suspicious, has not been established.

Firefighters called to a pan on fire in Burton

Two crews from Burton had to climb through a window to move a pan which caught fire after being left on the hob. Read the full story here.

Busy day ahead at Conkers

People heading for a day out at Conkers have reported queues outside ahead of its opening at 10am. It looks like it could be a very busy day.

Conkers, in Moira, has plenty for all the family during the summer holidays
Conkers, in Moira, has plenty for all the family during the summer holidays

Two incidents on M1 cause havoc for commuters

The M1 northbound has seen two incidents between junction 28 and 29 this morning.

One incident has been reported involving one car and a second was later reported involving a lorry and a car. It is not known if anyone has been injured.

One lane has been closed, and traffic is beginning to back up.

Thunderstorms are heading to town this lunchtime

Make sure you grab those waterproofs before leaving the house as it is going to get very wet today. See the full report here.

The stormy weather is set to hit us this afternoon
The stormy weather is set to hit us this afternoon (Image: Getty)

All the traffic and travel news for Burton and Swadlincote

Good morning

There are some delays in Burton this morning so here is all you need to know before setting off. Read all the traffic and travel news here.

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