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Delays of up to 55 minutes after crash on M1

Delays of up to 55 minutes have been reported on the M1 northbound after a two-car collision between junctions 23A for East Midlands Airport and junction 24 for Kegworth and Castle Donington.

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The scheme aims to improve traffic congestion on the M1

New online craze sees children to go missing for 48 hours

A worrying new craze on social media which sees young children taking part in a shocking challenge which sees them deliberately go missing for 48 hours has been branded “extremely foolish” by Staffordshire Police.

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Four police officers were sacked over WhatsApp messages

Accident on the M1 causing problems for motorists

An accident on the M1 northbound is causing problems for motorists this afternoon.

The incident took place between J23A A42 / A453 and J24 A6 / A50 / A453 for Kegworth and East Midlands Airport.

One lane is closed. There is queuing traffic and it is not known if anyone is injured.

Fats Domino dies aged 89

Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89.

Burton post office targeted in early hours by man carrying a large stone

This CCTV footage shows a man police would like to speak to in connection with an attempted break-in at a Burton post office and shop.

Wellington News and Wine, in Wellington Street, was targeted by a would-be burglar who damaged specialist reinforced glass in the process, late last night, Tuesday, October 24.

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In the early hours of the morning a person was seen on CCTV trying to break into the post office on Wellington Street in Burton CCTV Image
In the early hours of the morning a person was seen on CCTV trying to break into the post office on Wellington Street in Burton CCTV Image

Crowd confront man spotted rifling through charity shop donations

Footage has been released showing a man being confronted by residents after he was seen taking items donated to a charity shop in Ashby by popping them into his wheelie bin to carry away.

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The man has not yet been arrested

A small handful of parents abusing gym staff has led to a Burton school losing parking

A “handful” of parents abusing staff at a Burton gym while dropping their children off at school has cost them convenient parking space.

Parents of the 160 pupils at Holy Trinity C.E. (C) Primary School, in Wetmore Road, Burton, can no longer park at The Workout gym across the road while they are dropping off and picking up their children.

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Parents of children at the Holy Trinity School, in Wetmore Road, Burton, can no longer part at the gym across the road
Parents of children at the Holy Trinity School, in Wetmore Road, Burton, can no longer part at the gym across the road

Two crashes involving three lorries on same Branston road

Drivers escaped without injuries following two crashes involving three lorries on the A38 Branston underpass this morning, Wednesday, October 25.

Staffordshire Police received a call from West Midlands Ambulance Service at 8.06am.

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Robber who threatened Stapenhill shop staff with a knife is jailed for four years

A robber has been jailed for more than four years for carrying out a frightening knife-point raid at a Stapenhill convenience store after eagle-eyed police officers spotted his getaway vehicle.

Keith Thompson was one of two men who threatened staff at Hadfield Stores, in Rosliston Road, with a knife before escaping with a quantity of cash in a white Ford Transit van which was stopped by police within hours of the robbery.

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Keith Thompson has been jailed for 54 months for robbery
Keith Thompson has been jailed for 54 months for robbery

Radio 1's Tim Westwood set to make appearance at Burton's Allure

A well-known DJ is set to appear at a Burton nightclub this week to launch a series of brand new weekly openings.

Former Radio 1 presenter Tim Westwood will be performing at Allure this Thursday, October 26, to kick-start the new ‘Zoo Thursday’ events and organisers are expecting it to be a sellout.

Find out more here.

Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood

Garden King inviting grandparents to give Santa their Christmas list in aid of the Alzheimer's Society

Move over children - it’s time for Granny and Granddad to sit on Santa’s knee.

Garden King Garden Centre in Park Road, Newhall, is holding a “Granny Grotto” so older people can enjoy meeting the big man himself in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Garden King’s latest grotto idea is exclusively for grandparents and will support the charity by donating £1 from every ticket sold to the charity.

Find out more here.

Grandparents are being invited to meet Santa
Grandparents are being invited to meet Santa (Image: Getty)

Bright day ahead with a break from the rain

Some good news on the weather front today as it seems we may finally be getting a break from the rain.

Forecasters have said that it will be a dry and bright day with long sunny spells, particularly in the afternoon. Still need to grab those coats thought as it will be breezy in the morning but warm for the time of year.

This evening it will stay dry but will still be cloudy.

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

All the news from the roads this morning

Good morning

Roadworks are causing delays on the roads again for those heading in to Burton and on the M1 this morning.

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There are delays on the roads this morning
There are delays on the roads this morning