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We hope that you enjoy the rest of your evening and we will be back tomorrow bright and early with all the latest news for Burton, Swadlincote and North West Leicestershire.

Tots striking a pose in front of the camera in hope of being crowned Burton Mail Baby or Toddler of the Year 2017

Parents have been rushing to get their tots photographed and entered into this year’s Burton Mail Baby and Toddler of the Year competition.

Mums and dads have been keen to get their youngsters involved and possibly bag themselves a share of the £1,500 prize money.

Find out more here

Burton Mail Baby of the Year photographs are being taken in the Cooper's Square Shopping Centre with Andrea Powell Photography taking the photographs Baby: Lucie - Paige Deakin Mum: Elizabeth Grumshaw
Burton Mail Baby of the Year photographs are being taken in the Cooper's Square Shopping Centre with Andrea Powell Photography taking the photographs Baby: Lucie - Paige Deakin Mum: Elizabeth Grumshaw

Commentator, author and presenter Clare Balding inspires Burton children to get reading

A sports broadcaster and commentator delivered an inspirational speech to around 300 schoolchildren in Burton.

Clare Balding visited the Queen Street Community Centre, on Wednesday, October 4, to introduce her new children’s book, The Racehorse Who Disappeared, to try to encourage more children to get involved with reading and writing.

Read the full story here.

Clare Balding meets Staffordshire County Councillor, Bernard Peters
Clare Balding meets Staffordshire County Councillor, Bernard Peters

50-strong gang in Winshill leave residents 'intimidated and vulnerable'

A 50-strong gang in a Burton village is leaving many residents terrified for their safety amid reports of intimidation, assault, excessive drinking and litter problems.

Police officers are joining forces with councillors to tackle anti-social behaviour in Winshill, which residents say has left them afraid and unsafe.

Read the full story here.

Residents in Winshill have been left feeling vulnerable and intimidated as a result of anti-social behaviour at hotspots including Wheatley Lane recreation ground
Residents in Winshill have been left feeling vulnerable and intimidated as a result of anti-social behaviour at hotspots including Wheatley Lane recreation ground

'Untouchable' Overseal traveller jailed after he systematically harassed his neighbours

An “untouchable” traveller from Overseal who systematically harassed and intimidated several of his neighbours over a year has been jailed.

John Doherty, 35, who previously admitting flooding six neighbours’ homes after he dumped a pile of hard core rubble onto his land without permission, was found guilty of threatening his neighbours and filling their sewage pipes with concrete.

Read the full story here.

John Doherty is now behind bars
John Doherty is now behind bars

Bloor Homes' manager named as one of the best in the country at Pride in the Job Awards

An Etwall housebuilder has been named one of the best in the UK after beating more than 16,000 rivals to a top industry award.

Danny Easton, 44, of Ashby-based company Bloor Homes, received his accolade in front of an audience of 550 in the second round of the annual National House Building Council’s ‘Pride in the Job Awards’ for his site in South Derbyshire.

Read the full story here.

Danny Easton accepting his award
Danny Easton accepting his award

Christopher Goring to be sentenced over shoplifting spree across Burton

A 41-year-old man is to be sentence after going on a shoplifting spree across Burton. Christopher Goring, of Holts Lane, Tutbury, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he admitted eight shoplifting offences, as well as breaching court orders.

Goring admitted stealing a socket set worth £94 from Jones & Clark tool supplies, off Hawkins Lane, Burton, and having wire cutters for the use in connection with theft. Both offences happened in Burton on May 15.

Read the full story here.

Sister of missing Stretton schoolgirl thanks social media sharers as young Rosie is found safe and well

The sister of a schoolgirl from Stretton who went missing for three days has thanked everyone who shared her appeals on social media and lauded the positive role they played in getting the 14-year-old home, safe and sound.

Rosie Miles went missing from her Stretton home at 11.50pm on Friday, September 29 and was not seen or heard of throughout the weekend.

Read the full story here.

These new road markings in Burton are so bizarre they look like Egyptian hieroglyphics

Motorists have been left doing a double take after road workers painted “ridiculous” markings on a Burton street - that the ancient Egyptians would have been proud of.

The odd paint job was carried out after parts of the road was dug up for vital gas repair works - and the results have left motorists and passers-by scratching their heads.

Read the full story here.

Derbyshire Police officer sacked after engaging in a sex act in the back of a van

An award-winning police officer who engaged in sexual activity in the back of his van and touched a colleague’s bottom has been sacked.

Married PC Christopher Frost took part in a sex act in the back of a police van while on duty. He had just dealt with a domestic violence incident.

Read the full story here.

'Everything we worked for has gone' say family after fire rips through their Burton home

A distraught Winshill family have made a desperate plea for donations after their home and all their possessions were destroyed in a fire. Read the full story here...

Shop will be 'lucky' if it makes it past Christmas as traders feel the pinch during St Peter's Bridge closure

The owner of a vintage and shabby chic shop in Burton said she will be lucky if she makes it through Christmas as traders feel the pinch from the St Peter’s Bridge closure. Read the full story here.

Clear roads so far

Traffic information website Inrix is reporting that there are no delays or incidents on the roads this morning.

Today's weather in and around Burton and South Derbyshire

Today it will be dry and bright with some sunny spells for much of the day. However, the cloud will increase through the afternoon as the wind increases.

There will be bursts of heavy rain rain and strong gale force winds will move southwards overnight. Drier, clearer conditions will reach all parts by morning.

The weather is predicted to be sunny today

Good morning

Good morning and welcome to the Burton mail live blog for Wednesday, October 4.

Stick with us today for breaking news as we get it.

We hope you have a wonderful day.