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 email reporter Ben Waldron at editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245032.

That's all for tonight folks!

Sadly, we have come to the end of today’s blog but our reporter Ben Waldron will be back bright and early from 7am tomorrow to let you know what is going on in and around Burton and South Derbyshire.

Man allegedly caught with Taser disguised as a torch denies drug dealing in Burton

A 21-year-old man accused of drug dealing while allegedly caught with a Taser disguised as a torch is to stand trial.

Read the full story here.

Burton man tells of horrors of Hurricane Irma and earthquake in Mexico after emigrating to America

A former Winshill man has told how he was caught up in TWO major disasters - Hurricane Irma and then the earthquake in Mexico.

Martin Barnett found himself caught up in Hurricane Irma, which hit Florida at the beginning of the month, where he now lives. He was then later caught up in the earthquake in Mexico after heading over to the University in Puebla, the epicentre of an earthquake, as part of his work.

Read the full story here.

Trespass incident sees trains cancelled

An earlier incident with a trespasser has resulted in delays of up to 30 minutes and some cancellations on East Midlands Trains between Derby and East Midlands Parkway, and between Derby and Nottingham.

Delays expected until 8pm on busy road

Highways England said there is two miles of traffic on the approach to Markeaton island after a fuel spillage left traffic gridlocked in parts of the city.

A spokesman said delays are expected to continue until at least 8pm and urged motorists to find alternative routes.

Fuel spillage causes severe delays near Markeaton Island

Drivers heading towards Markeaton Island are facing severe delays this evening following a resin spillage.

The spillage is blocking one lane of the southbound carriageway of the A38, with the junction of the A52, near to Markeaton roundabout.

Derbyshire roads policing unit have urged motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Incident brings Cross Country trains to a halt

Emergency services are dealing with an incident on a Cross country train which means services between Derby and Nottingham are currently at a standstill

Here's how to get Prosecco from Sainsbury's for JUST £1.50 a bottle

With the festive season getting ever closer, a bargain Prosecco deal is all you need for a very merry Christmas.

Bargain hunters at Money Saving Expert have discovered a way to bag bottles of your favourite fizz for as little as £1.50 each – by using a new online hack called ‘code stacking’.

Read the full story here.

Alton Towers crash victim Vicky Balch falls in love with Countryfile star while filming BBC's Without Limits: Vietnam

A 22-year-old woman who lost a leg in a horrific rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has reportedly fallen in love with a popular TV presenter while filming a documentary.

Vicky Balch was one of those seriously injured when the Smiler crashed at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire in 2015.

Read the full story here.

Students and shoppers invited to grab a late night bargain at The Octagon shopping centre TONIGHT

Students and other shoppers are being invited to enjoy a spot of late night shopping in Burton - with a number of bargains up for grabs.

The Octagon shopping centre is hosting the event from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 28.

Read the full story here.

Spillage causes delays on A38

Delays have been reported on the A38 at Markeaton.

Resin has been spilled on the road, and is currently being cleared up.

The Burton Statutes Fair: Times, road closures and temporary bus stops

Thrill-seekers are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Burton’s Statutes Fair. The two-day event, which will be operated by Pat Collins Fun Fairs, will take place on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3, in the Market Place and the surrounding areas of High Street, Lichfield Street and New Street in the town centre.

The arrival of the fair means anyone using buses to get into town should expect changes. There will also be some car parks closed for the event.

Bus stops will temporarily be relocated away from New Street from noon on Sunday, October 1, until 6am on Wednesday, October 4.

Read the full story here.

Ex-netball players in Burton and Uttoxeter invited to take up the sport again

Netball sessions are being introduced in Burton and Uttoxeter to encourage past players to take up the sport again.

Sessions run by East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sport Development Team will take place in Burton at Shobnall Leisure Complex on Thursday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, starting on Thursday, September 28.

Read the full story here.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning: Macmillan Coffee Mornings happening in Burton and South Derbyshire

Fund-raisers in Burton and South Derbyshire are preparing for one of the largest charity events of the year – the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support.

The big event, taking place on Friday, September 29, will see people all over the country host their own coffee morning for others; providing cakes, tea, coffee, biscuits and other delicious treats - and all to raise money for charity. And there’s still time to get involved - just put on the kettle, throw in a few cakes and get fund-raising for the cause.

Find the full list here.

Crash involving two cars on Burton Bridge led to delays

There were delays on Burton Bridge earlier today, after a crash involving two vehicles.

The incident happened shortly after 2pm, today, September 27, on the bridge, which has been busier than normal due to the closure of St Peter’s Bridge.

Police confirmed that no-one was injured in the crash.

Read the full story here.

Swadlincote church complete with burial plot fetches £200,000 at auction

A former Methodist church in Swadlincote, complete with adjoining church hall and three shops next door, has fetched £200,000 at auction.

SDL Auctions Graham Penny sold the Methodist church, which is situated in West Street, earlier this week and the property, which has now been taken on by a mystery buyer, is expected to turn it into homes.

The church was on the market for a guide price of £160,000 and included the adjoining burial ground, and church organ which is still in situ in the building.

Read the full story here.

Dramatic pictures show aftermath of crash in South Derbyshire after driver's lucky escape

A driver has had a lucky escape after his vehicle crashed into two lampposts while driving onto the A38 in South Derbyshire.

Officers from Derby Roads Police unit took photographs of the aftermath of the dramatic crash to highlight the dangers of careless driving and then posted the shock images on social media

Read the full story here.

MP Andrew Bridgen tells of his money difficulties during court hearing over maintenance to his ex-wife

North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen has told a court how he pays for Remembrance Sunday wreaths out of his own pocket, despite having less than £200 in the bank.

Mr Bridgen, whose constituency includes Moira, Measham and Ashby, made the comments during a court hearing over the spousal maintenance he pays to his ex-wife. He told Nottingham Crown Court that he had been left with no car and no house following his divorce from Jacqueline, 40, according to the Daily Mirror.

Read the full story here.

Andrew Bridgen is pictured outside Nottingham Crown Court
Andrew Bridgen is pictured outside Nottingham Crown Court (Image: Nottingham Post)

CCTV image released after £400 worth of Olay products are stolen from Boots in Swadlincote

Almost £400 worth of Olay products have been stolen from a Swadlincote store.

Now officers from the Swadlincote Safer Neighbourhood Team have released CCTV footage from Boots, in High Street, of two people they want to trace who may be able to help with their inquiry.

The incident took place at the store at around 4pm on Friday, September 8, although the image has just been released.

Read the full story here.

Do you recognise these people?
Do you recognise these people?

Burton bridge closure bosses TURN DOWN cash offer aimed at speeding up repairs - because 'it wouldn't help'

Highways bosses have TURNED DOWN an offer of cash aimed at speeding up the completion of roadworks on St Peter’s Bridge in Burton because they say it would not help with what is a complex job.

The closure of St Peter’s Bridge has caused outrage in the town among motorists and traders alike, who have been faced with long tailbacks and a down-turn in trade as shoppers stay away from the town.

Read the full story here.

Delays in Winshill

Those travelling in Winshill this early may experience heavy traffic and a delayed travelling time.

Particularly on the A511, Ashby Road heading westbound, just before Stapenhill Road, where traffic monitoring website Inrix is estimating a travel time of four minutes.

We will keep you updated as and when we know more.

Children protest over lorries as mother reveals how she had to throw her son over a wall to avoid crash

‘No more lorries, keep us safe’ was the chant from children at a village primary school plagued by lorries squeezing along the narrow road they have to use.

Parents and pupils from Yoxall Primary School, near Burton, left the classroom after school today, Wednesday, September 27, to stage a protest. They gather outside their school close to a narrow bend on the A515 regularly used by HGVs as a short cut from the A38 to the A50.

Read the full story here.

A peaceful protest at St Peter's School in Yoxall, where pupils, parents and governors are asking for the weight limit to be reduced to 7.5T.
A peaceful protest at St Peter's School in Yoxall, where pupils, parents and governors are asking for the weight limit to be reduced to 7.5T.

Good morning folks!

It’s going to be a cloudy day in Burton and South Derbyshire today, but with plenty of sunny intervals.

Temperatures are forecasted to remain fairly constant throughout the day, with high of 18C at around 3pm this afternoon and it won’t dip below 15C until 10pm this evening.

Stay tuned with us throughout the day, for all of you traffic, weather and breaking news updates.