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 Paige Oldfield at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245019.

Join us tomorrow for more breaking news

Join us here tomorrow at the Burton Mail live blog for more news as we get it.

Enjoy your Saturday night.

Brewers 0-1 Cardiff

Burton Albion have lost 0-1 against Cardiff City. Check out the full live blog coverage here.

Protesters march through Burton to oppose the planned hospital merger with Derby

A protest took place today to oppose the proposed merger between Burton’s Queen’s Hospital and Royal Derby Hospital. Read the full story here...

Protesters gathered at the Washlands, in Burton to listen to guest speakers
Protesters gathered at the Washlands, in Burton to listen to guest speakers

Repton's popular Bull's Head faces fight over permanent marquee plan

Claims that some customers of a popular Repton pub restaurant, which employs 86 people, are causing traffic and noise problems could dash the business’s hopes of making its outdoor marquee a permanent fixture. Read the full story here...

The Bulls Head, in Repton, has been going from strength to strength over the years
The Bulls Head, in Repton, has been going from strength to strength over the years

Signalling problem affecting East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains are experiencing delays due to signalling problems.

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham are affected.

Some trains are being diverted through Leicester
Some trains are being diverted through Leicester (Image: Getty)

All lane since re-opened following accident on M1

All lanes have since reopened following an accident on the M1 northbound.

the incident took place after junction 24A A50 for Derby, Stoke and East Midlands Airport.

There was congestion up to junction 24 A6, A50 and A453 for Kegworth and East Midlands Airport.

Recovery work is now in place and the car has been moved to the hard shoulder.

The traffic at Horninglow Road is now easing since the road has been reopened
The traffic at Horninglow Road is now easing since the road has been reopened

Fire at Wards Recycling in Woodville

Swadlincote and Coalville fire services were called out to a fire at Wards Recycling in Woodville yesterday afternoon.

Two jets of water and foam were used to successfully extinguish the fire which took place in a yard in Moira Road.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Swadlincote
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Swadlincote

Slow traffic on M1 southbound due to broken down car

A broken down car is causing delays for motorists on the M1 southbound between junctions 29 A617 / A6175 and junction 28 for Alfreton and Mansfield.

Lane one of four is closed because a broken down car has pulled over to the verge.

The accident was involving two vehicles
The accident was involving two vehicles

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

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

Rats are making Angela Bentley ill as they take over her home in Burton. Illustrative picture
Rats are making Angela Bentley ill as they take over her home in Burton. Illustrative picture (Image: Getty)

Clear roads in Burton and South Derbyshire this morning

Traffic information website Inrix is reporting that there are currently no incidents causing delays in Burton and South Derbyshire this morning.

Car moving on elevated road
Car moving on elevated road

Heavy showers predicted in Burton and South Derbyshire today

After a sunny start this morning, heavy rain is predicted at midday today. Wherever you’re going, don’t forget your umbrella!

Red gumboots in rain full of water
Red gumboots in rain full of water

Pervert jailed after trying to meet young girl

Pervert is jailed after trying to meet young girl. He was snared with the help of a vigilante group. Read the story here

Martin Rhodes admitted grooming the girl
Martin Rhodes admitted grooming the girl (Image: Keeping Kids Safe)

If you were caught up in tailbacks on the A38 - this was why

Derbyshire Roads police have issued a driver who ran out of fuel with a ticket for causing an obstruction. The motorist came to a halt on the busy A38 at the Markeaton roundabout and caused delays for other drivers. As police point out when they Tweeted about the incident, there is petrol station in the background. Hugely annoying if you were caught up in this no doubt.

Police issue a driver with a ticket for causing an obstruction on theA38
Police issue a driver with a ticket for causing an obstruction on theA38

Hospital merger protest due to take place today

Campaigners concerned about the plans to merge Burton’s Queen’s Hospital with the Royal Derby hospital are due to stage a protest ‘bed push’ followed by
a rally in Burton.

Thomas Hadley is the one of many protesting against the potential merger between Queen's Hospital, in Burton and Royal Derby Hospital
Thomas Hadley is the one of many protesting against the potential merger between Queen's Hospital, in Burton and Royal Derby Hospital

Roadworks on the A38

Good morning and welcome to the Burton Mail’s live blog today. Don’t forget that there are roadworks taking place on the A38 overnight at the moment. Work is happening on the northbound side at the A5121 for Clay Mills. The sliproad there will be closed tonight, Saturday, August 5, from 10pm to 6am tomorrow, says traffic and travel information website Inrix. The roadworks are also due to continue until Sunday night into Monday morning too, it says.

Have a good day today.

roadworks
roadworks (Image: Getty Images)