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 Rhea Turner at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245032.

Good night folks!

That is all from us for this evening, make sure you come back in the morning when Rhea Turner will be guiding you to work with the latest breaking news, traffic and weather news.

A few of today’s top stories so you know you’re in the loop.

Burton holidaymaker had to be restrained on plane after clashing with woman over spilt drink

10 vehicles, including a van, are involved in an accident on the A50

Bat put down by RSPCA after being found at golf club with fishing hook impaled through its face

Granddaughter of hero of RAF Fauld explosion wants to learn more about her family's past

A retired solicitor who discovered her grandfather was a hero of the Fauld explosion wants to find out more about her family.

Ros Bond was adopted at birth and never got the chance to meet her biological mother but is determined to find out more about her family and meet the people who knew them.

Since first starting her search and appealing for information, she has now found her sister Heather; and as she has delved into her family’s history she has discovered she was the granddaughter of a hero.

Read the full story here.

Arthur and Hilda Harris with their daughter Beatrice Upstone and granddaughter Heather.
Arthur and Hilda Harris with their daughter Beatrice Upstone and granddaughter Heather.

The countdown is on for charities and groups to apply for part of £300,000 People Power funds

There are less than two weeks left for Burton, Uttoxeter and Staffordshire charities, groups and projects to put themselves forward to be part of a £300,000 funding scheme.

The People Power Fund is run by Staffordshire police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis, who will select groups to receive between £100 and £3,000 to go towards their cause.

Applications need to be submitted by Thursday, September 14 for groups to receive the backing from People Power.

Read the full story here.

Fishing in Safe Hands club founder John Anderson, left, with anglers and police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis
Fishing in Safe Hands club founder John Anderson, left, with anglers and police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis

Broken down vehicle on the A42 southbound

A broken down vehicle in Ashby is causing some delays on the A42 southbound.

Between junction 13, for the A511 Ashby Road and the M42 junction 11 for Burton, traffic is moving slowly as one lane of the two is closed.

Traffic issues on the A38 after accident near Croxall

An accident on the A38 northbound near Croxall is causing delays for those heading home this Thursday evening.

At the A513, for the Alrewas and Tamworth turn off, the accident which is reportedly near Willowbrook Farm is causing slow traffic on the road.

Bat put down by RSPCA after being found at golf club with fishing hook impaled through its face

A wild bat has been put to sleep by the RSPCA after being found with a fishing hook impaled through its face at Branston Golf and Country Club.

The animal was been identified as a daubentons bat and was found at the club, in Burton Road, Branston on Wednesday, August 23.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the animal dangling on a fishing line from a tree.

Read the full story here.

The X-ray image shows where the hook had impaled the bat
The X-ray image shows where the hook had impaled the bat

Drug dealer escaped from Sudbury prison through gap in the fence

A drug-dealing robber has been put back behind bars after he escaped from prison through a gap in the fence.

Michael Ford, 24, went on the run for two-and-a-half months after fleeing from HMP Sudbury, near Uttoxeter, in May.

He had been locked up for eight years and 10 months in 2014 after carrying out a 10-week reign of terror.

Read the full story here.

Burton businesses change opening hours in a bid to 'Beat the Bridge'

Burton businesses are changing their opening hours to “make life easier” for customers who are being affected by the three-month closure of St Peter’s Bridge.

The Alphabet Gift Shop, in Union Street, is the latest firm to open its doors early in a bid to cater for commuters who are getting caught up in traffic chaos.

Lowercase Café, which is based inside the gift shop, is mounting a ‘Beat the Bridge’ initiative in a bid to ease the pain of people suffering through the closure of the bridge while worn-out bearings are replaced and the road waterproofed and resurfaced.

Read the full story here.

Sue Dorling, owner of The Alphabet Gift Shop, has launched the Beat the Bridge scheme to help Burton residents braving the commute
Sue Dorling, owner of The Alphabet Gift Shop, has launched the Beat the Bridge scheme to help Burton residents braving the commute

Suspended jail sentence for man, 29, who stole hundreds of pounds from Burton car parking firm over three-day period

A 29-year-old man has avoided an immediate jail sentence after he admitted stealing money from a Burton town centre car park.

Matthew Tallett, of St Matthew’s Street, Burton, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he had originally denied a series of charges against him, but later pleaded guilty.

He has now admitted stealing £185 of cash belonging to Smart Parking which runs Middleway Park, Burton, on September 23. He was then caught stealing £100 on September 24; and £20 on September 25; all offences were from the same company and all last year.

Read the full story here.

Matthew Tallett stole money from Smart Parking, which runs Middleway Park
Matthew Tallett stole money from Smart Parking, which runs Middleway Park

New mum shares the horrors of suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - same as Duchess of Cambridge as she expects baby number three

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed this week they are expecting their third child, to the delight of many as they prepare to welcome a new royal next year.

However, with Kate’s history of hyperemesis gravidarum, known to many as extreme morning sickness, it is not set to be an easy pregnancy.

Read the full story here.

Alicia Savory, with husband Jamie and son Dexter, suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum all through her pregnancy
Alicia Savory, with husband Jamie and son Dexter, suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum all through her pregnancy

Burton's Brewhouse Arts Centre inviting dementia sufferers and carers to autumn weekly film scheme

Dementia sufferers and their carers are being invited to the Brewhouse Arts Centre as ‘Friendly Fridays’ return to the Burton-based centre.

Beginning on Friday, September 15, the event aims to give those suffering with the dementia a place to feel safe and comfortable, along with enjoying musical fun and entertainment.

The event will be held on Fridays throughout autumn, beginning with a screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a British comedy meets drama hit.

Read the full story here.

Burton Brewhouse
Burton Brewhouse

Burton holidaymaker had to be restrained on plane after clashing with woman over spilt drink

A Burton woman who nearly caused a flight from Jamaica to Birmingham to be diverted to Iceland after getting into a drunken row with another passenger, has appeared in court.

Kirsty Owen downed nine vodkas, a glass of wine and a sleeping tablet during the nine-hour flight and became verbally and physically aggressive towards cabin crew and other passengers, a court heard.

Read the full story here.

Kirsty was involved in a drunken row on a flight
Kirsty was involved in a drunken row on a flight

Damage caused to the van

Highways England have revealed the damage caused to a van involved in a 10-vehicle collision this morning

A close up of the damage caused to the van on the A50
A close up of the damage caused to the van on the A50 (Image: Highways England Twitter)

10 vehicle accident on A50 affecting traffic in Swarkestone

A multi-vehicle accident which is thought to involve 10 vehicles including two lorries is causing delays for drivers using the A50.

The main carriageway of the A50 Derby Southern bypass eastbound is closed with debris on the road and recovery work taking place.

The accident happened at J1 B6540 for Tamworth Road, Rycroft Road and London Road for Long Eaton. There is also congestion on the A50 to J3 A514 Swarkestone Road for Swadlincote and Melbourne.

The accident which happened underneath the bridge, is causing delays and queueing traffic and is affecting traffic towards the M1.

'Lucky' driver pulled from dramatic smash in Overseal

Horrifying images have been revealed showing a car which had smashed into a lamppost in a South Derbyshire village.

Derby Roads Police Twitter page revealed the images following the crash which happened in Acresford Road, Overseal, in the early hours of the morning on September 3.

Read the full story here.

This was all that was left of the Honda vehicle
This was all that was left of the Honda vehicle

Take a look at the latest progress of the St Peter's Bridge closure

It’s the topic which everyone in Burton and South Derbyshire is talking about - the three-month closure of St Peter’s Bridge.

On Tuesday, August 29, two became one as the number of routes across the River Trent in Burton were halved and the only way of crossing the water in the town is via Burton Bridge.

See the full video here.

Roadworks causing delays on A50

Elsewhere on the roads motorists on the A50 Eastbound are also experiencing delays around the B5030 Ashbourne Road, near the Little Chef roundabout, due to roadworks.

Traffic mayhem starts early in Burton

It seems that many drivers have got the same idea this morning, venturing out of the house earlier in the hope of beating the traffic caused by the closure of St Peter’s Bridge.However, the knock on effect is that the delays and gridlock have started earlier.

There is currently slow traffic on the A444 St Peter’s Street Northbound between the A5189 for St Peter’s Bridge and Main Street and A511 Ashby Road.

The build-up in the roadworks area is also affecting A511 Ashby Road both ways at A444 Stapenhill Road as drivers look to find an alternative route into work and school.

To find out more about the closure of St Peter’s Bridge, read here.

DEGM20170829A-002_C.jpeg Picture - Geoff Girvan-Merryweather St Peter's Bridge Closures have begun. The closure is set to last for 3 months. Ashby Road Traffic
DEGM20170829A-002_C.jpeg Picture - Geoff Girvan-Merryweather St Peter's Bridge Closures have begun. The closure is set to last for 3 months. Ashby Road Traffic

Get your brollies ready – rain is set to dampen our day!

After a largely dry start with some sunny spells, the weather looks to get a bit wetter today with forecasters predicting a scattering of showers likely during the afternoon, which may merge into longer spells of rain later on.

However, there will be some brighter spells too and the air is feeling cool with high temperatures of 19C.

There will also be a mix of clear spells and showers this evening, with any showers tending to die away later in the night, as rain approaches from the west towards dawn. Temperatures are expected to fall to 12C tonight.

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