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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 email reporter Paige Oldfield at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245049.

That's all for today folks!

Sadly we are coming to the end of today’s live blog coverage but you can get your fix of all the latest news in Burton and South Derbyshire tomorrow morning with our lovely reporter Paige.

Police close off road in Overseal

Police have closed off Moira Road in Overseal following an incident earlier this evening.

An eyewitness told the Burton Mail that the closure of the road was causing traffic problems and was believed to be caused by a road traffic accident. Police and ambulances were at the scene dealing with the incident.

Read the full story here.

Crash on Swarkestone Bridge causing long delays this evening

A crash on Swarkestone Bridge is causing long delays for drivers this evening.

The incident happened at 4pm and involved three cars.

A police spokeswoman said it was likely to cause traffic problems for “some time” as all three vehicles were not driveable.

She said that meant they would all need to be picked up by a recovery vehicle.

The crash, she said, had “done some minor damage to the bridge’s brickwork”.

She said the cars involved were a Skoda Octavia, Ford Scorpio, and a Renault Clio.

Travellers set up camp in Branston

Travellers have set up camp on the car park of a business in Branston. An eyewitness told the Burton Mail that there are a number of caravans pitched up on Second Avenue and police officers appear to have sealed off the entrance. The eyewitness also reported seeing sniffer dogs on the scene.

More to follow.

Heavy traffic in Horninglow Road

Drivers are being warned to expect delays due to heavy traffic on the A511 Horninglow Road. Temporary traffic lights are causing traffic to build up at Shakespeare Road in the roadworks area.

Sighting of South Derbyshire's very own mystery reptile living in the waters at Midway Ponds

A Swadlincote dad was stunned when he came face to face with a large terrapin which is living in the waters at Midway Ponds. Read more here...

Jon Mcewan has spotted a terrapin hiding out at Midway ponds
Jon Mcewan has spotted a terrapin hiding out at Midway ponds

Thousands of Gold Card travel passes due to expire in South Derbyshire

Thousands of Derbyshire Gold Card holders - which entitle older people and those with certain disabilities to free off-peak local bus travel - have been warned that expiry dates are looming. Read more here...

Free bus travel could expire
Free bus travel could expire (Image: Getty)

Multi-accident on M1

All lanes have since reopened.

Cars involved in the incident were moved to the hard shoulder a few minutes ago.

Multi-vehicle accident on M1

There has been a multi-vehicle accident on the M1 Northbought between junction 25 at Brian Clough Way and junction 26 A610 for Nottingham and Eastwood.

Three lanes are closed and there is heavy traffic.

All traffic is being temporarily held while the scene is being attended.

Lanes one, two and three (of four) are closed.

There is heavy traffic around this region this morning

Another gym could be coming to Burton as we look at the list of fitness businesses making their way to the town

Yet another gym could be coming to Burton, making it the latest in a list of fitness businesses which have earmarked the town as a prime location to be in the last few months. Read more here...

Another gym could be opening in Burton
Another gym could be opening in Burton (Image: Getty)

Police chase through Burton is aborted

A police chase through Burton had to be aborted over safety concerns.

A Nissan Almera failed to stop for police and sped off along Derby Road towards the Pirelli Stadium just after 5.20pm on Monday, August 21.

A short pursuit followed and at one point the Almera was driven at 75mph in a 30mph area.

The pursuit was aborted because the safety of police officers, the occupants of the car and the general public was compromised.

More to follow.

Air ambulance lands in Winshill

Tatenhill Airfield is the base for the Midlands Air Ambulance
Tatenhill Airfield is the base for the Midlands Air Ambulance

An air ambulance landed in a road near Burton last night after a person had fallen down a flight of stairs in their home.

Staff from Midland Air Ambulance were scrambled from their base in Tatenhill to assist with a patient who had fallen down.

More to follow.

Terrified staff at Rosliston store speak out after third armed robbery in three days

Terrified staff at a South Derbyshire convenience store have spoken of the moment they were threatened with by a masked robber brandishing a large knife in what was the third raid in the area in just three days. Read more here...

Man dies after fatal police chase in Derby

A man has died following a police chase in Derby.

The A6 London Road in Alvaston had been closed in both directions while the scene was investigated.

Police said they were following a car when it hit a central reservation barrier, killing a passenger. The driver is in hospital.

No-one has been arrested
(Image: Getty)

Reports of police chase in Burton after vehicle fails to stop for officer

Staffordshire Police were involved in a chase with a vehicle last night after it failed to stop for officers in Burton. Read the full story here...

The Hatton store was ram-raided in the early hours of the morning

Humid weather heading for Burton and South Derbyshire today

After a foggy start this morning it will be a fine, warm and fairly humid day with plenty of sunny spells.

We may see a few showers develop through the afternoon, but most will remain dry and winds will be light.

The clouds will break away to leave warm and humid temperatures this afternoon

Accident on M1 causing heavy traffic

An accident on the M1 southbound is causing issues for motorists this morning.

One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down car at junction 29 A617 and A6175 for Chesterfield and Mansfield.

Lane one our of four is closed.

A 77-year was caught dangerous driving
(Image: Getty)

Welcome to the Burton Mail's live blog for Tuesday, August 22

Good morning from all of us here at the Burton Mail.

Stick with us today for breaking news as well as traffic and travel updates where you are.

We hope you have a brilliant day.