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 Helen Kreft at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245032.

That's all folks!

That’s it for tonight.

Join us again tomorrow for the very best local news across Burton and South Derbyshire.

Clear roads as we head into the evening

The roads seem to have cleared up, with no major traffic reported anywhere around Burton and South Derbyshire.

Remember to let us know if you see anything by emailing editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or calling 01283 245031.

Traffic build-up on A511

If you’re on the way home you might want to avoid the A511 Bridge Street.

The road is experiencing slow traffic around the B5008 Newton Road, and road users are being advised to find alternative routes to avoid the build up.

Problems in Kings Bromley this morning
Avoid the A511 if you're heading home

Broken down vehicle on M1 removed

A broken down vehicle on the M1 near East Midlands Airport has been removed.

All lanes have now been reopened and traffic is expected to ease.

Yellow weather warning issued for East Midlands

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office.

More to follow.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place for the East Midlands
A yellow weather warning has been put in place for the East Midlands (Image: Getty)

Broken down vehicle on M1 causes delays

Delays on the roads this morning
Delays on the roads this morning

A broken down vehicle on the M1 southbound close to East Midlands Airport is causing delays.

One lane has been closed on the exit slip road at junction 24. It is unknown how long the lane will be closed for.

Man arrested in connection with serious assault released

A man that was arrested in connection with a serious assault will walk free, after the victim decided not to press charges

Read the full story here

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Gordon's has launched a new gin for summer
Gordon's has launched a new gin for summer (Image: Tesco)

Gordon’s has released a special new gin for the summer.

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Swadincote methodist church is up for auction

A former Methodist church it set to go under the hammer with the lucky buyer also taking ownership of the adjoining church hall and next-door three shops - all for a dirt cheap guide price of £160,000.

And the guide price also includes the church organ which is still in situ in the building, and the adjoining burial ground at the Methodist Church, in West Street, Swadlincote.

Read the full story here

Swadlincote methodist church up for sale along with these three shops
Swadlincote methodist church up for sale along with these three shops

Probe continues in to the suspicious death of a man in Stretton

Investigations are continuing in to the suspicious death of Francis Lovelock in Burton. Find out more here.

Police were called to a flat on Main Street in Stretton on Saturday,July 29
Police were called to a flat on Main Street in Stretton on Saturday,July 29 (Image: Ian Hodgkinson)

Sat-navs stolen by Toyota cleaner

Almost £80,000 worth of sat-navs were stolen from South Derbyshire car giant Toyota and then sold on eBay by a cleaner, a court has heard.

Juris Jakimjonoks, who systematically took the systems from the shelves as he walked from the office to the restaurant as part of his cleaning round, admitted he was “motivated by greed”.

Read the full story here

Cleaner stole £80,000 worth of sat-navs from Toyota

A cleaner stole hundreds of sat-navs from Burnaston car-maker Toyota and sold them on eBay, court is told.

Toyota Headquarters in Burnaston where the sat navs were stolen from
Toyota Headquarters in Burnaston where the sat navs were stolen from

Eureka Lodge gets ready for the bulldozers

A prominent Victorian house in Swadlincote, which has been abandoned for years, is just weeks away from demolition after the site was sold to a property developer.

Amco Developments is eager to bulldoze Eureka Lodge, off Newhall Road due to its dangerous state. It would mean the end of the line for the house which was built in the 1890s by industrialist John Wragg, who ran both pottery kilns and pipeworks in Swadlincote.

Read the latest here

Eureka Lodge has been crumbling for years
Eureka Lodge has been crumbling for years

New footage shows work on new Next at Home store

New footage has been taken of the shop which will soon become high street fashion chain Next which is just weeks away from opening.

The Next at Home store replaces Toys R Us and the BHS store, which closed last year after plunging into administration, the shops they used to occupy have been gutted and knocked into one remains empty as works continues to revamp the façade at Coopers Square shopping centre.

Read the full story and latest pictures here

You'll need your brolly today

It is set to be a miserable day today, on Monday, August 7, after a weekend of nice, if a bit blustery, weekend.

It may have been a relatively cloudy start this morning but forecasters predict temperatures will rise to 19C as we progress into the afternoon.

At around 11am there is set to be outbreaks of showers and breezy winds will appear across the north of the region throughout the course of the day.

Forecasters predict that it will continue to rain until around 5pm where the sun is expected to appear.

Rain is predicted in Burton and South Derbyshire today
Rain is predicted in Burton and South Derbyshire today