Welcome to the rolling news live blog where you'll find all the latest news and traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Burton and the surrounding area.

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.

Hunt for people in car after a woman is found dead on the A38 in Derbyshire

The Hatton store was ram-raided in the early hours of the morning
Police are appealing for information

Police want to speak to anybody who witnessed a fatal collision on the A38 in Derbyshire last night, Thursday August 3.

Officers from Derbyshire Constabulary were called to a stretch of the southbound carriageway between Ripley and the Coxbench turn-off after reports that there was a body in the road.

Read the full story here.

Slow traffic on the A453 this afternoon

This afternoon there is some very slow traffic between Junction 14, A453 for Castle Donington and the A453 Ashby Road in Leicestershire.

According to traffic monitoring website, Inrix slow traffic should be expect for those heading back from work this Friday afternoon.

Disabled woman left trapped in own home by plague of rats in Burton

A disabled woman whose house is plagued by rats has been left “petrified” and unable to sleep at night as the vermin scuttle around her home.

Angela Bentley says she has suffered due to the unwelcome visitors at her home in Burton for the last 10 years. And despite visits from a pest control expert every two months, they have always returned bringing her more heartache.

Read the full story here.

Campaigners to protest Queen's Hospital and Royal Derby merger plan tomorrow

Campaigners will be holding a protest over the potential merger between Burton’s Queen’s hospital and Royal Derby Hospital in the town tomorrow, Saturday, August 5.

Members of East Staffordshire Trade Union Council, Unite Community and Burton’s keep our NHS Public branch make up those protesting over the move.

Read the full story here.

Police linking ram-raids in Kings Bromley and Hatton

Police now believe that the ram-raids in Kings Bromley and Hatton are linked. Read the full story here.

JCB digger in the side of the Co-op in Kings Bromley
JCB digger in the side of the Co-op in Kings Bromley

Part of the A38 in Derbyshire closed

A section of the A38 at Ripley has been closed by police, as they carry out investigation work.

A police incident is reported to have happened last night.

Traffic on A50 in Uttoxeter following accident

There have been reports of an accident on the A50 westbound in Uttoxeter at the racecourse.

One lane has been closed while the incident is dealt with and traffic is moving slowly.

Half price tickets for a day of fun in Drayton Manor's flash sale

The Maelstrom ride at Drayton Manor
The Maelstrom ride at Drayton Manor

If you’re planning on going to Drayton Manor this summer, now is the time to book it!

Read the full story here...

In case you missed it...

Branston Golf and County Club used a digger at their entrance to block further travellers from entering the site
Branston Golf and County Club used a digger at their entrance to block further travellers from entering the site

Travellers have left Branston Golf and Country Club after they were threatened by a court order.

They arrived in the car park on the site on Wednesday, August 2, and left on Thursday evening.

Read the full story here...

Body of a woman has been found on the A38

Sad news this morning after the body of a woman was found on the A38.

Read the full story here.

Police, police car
Police, police car

Police incident closes part of the A38 in Derby

Commuters heading in to Burton from Derby this morning are warned that part of the A38 is closed due to a “police incident”.

The southbound carriageway of the A38 at Ripley, in Derbyshire, is closed between the A610/B6441 Hartshay Hill and Coxbench Road due to the incident. This has caused congestion on the A38 to A61 Derby Road/B6179 Derby Road and there is queuing traffic in the area. The road has been closed since 11.30pm yesterday and this is affecting traffic between Alfreton and Derby.

Ian Leech to finish charity bike ride at Burton Albion game

Ian Leech will be arriving at Saturday’s Burton Albion match in style as he remembers his daughter Mel.

Read his full story here.

Ian Leech is pictured at the King Power Stadium during the challenge
Ian Leech is pictured at the King Power Stadium during the challenge

Sunny but cloudy day ahead in Burton and South Derbyshire

Find out what the weather has in store for us today here

The weather is predicted to be sunny today
The weather is predicted to be sunny today