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Man, 24, involved in a collision with Porsche in Burton remains in 'critical but stable condition'

A cyclist who was involved in a collision with a Porsche in Burton remains in a “critical but stable” condition in hospital.

Staffordshire Police has said the 24-year-old man involved in the accident in Wellington Road, near the Beefeater pub, at 5.54am on Thursday, October 26, was on a bike when he collided with the Porsche Macan.

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A cyclist has been involved in a collision in Wellington Road, Burton
A cyclist has been involved in a collision in Wellington Road, Burton

Find out just how honest shoppers are when a purse is dropped in the street TEN times

Is it true that northerners are the friendliest people in the country? Well, there are hundreds - if not thousands - of polls, surveys and quizzes which tell us they are - much more so than their southern counterparts.

But just where do us Midlanders fit in? In a bid to discover the answer, the Burton Mail’s sister title, the Derby Telegraph, carried out a social experiment in Derby city centre to see what people would do if someone lost a purse in the street – and filmed what happened.

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M&S, Ted Baker and Boots have thousands of jobs on offer for the Christmas rush

The festive season is fast approaching and businesses in and around Burton have around 3,000 jobs to fill to help keep up with demand.

The jobs are available at logistics companies across the region and several firms are looking to fill vacancies at local warehouses as they prepare for Christmas, according to Derby JobCentre Plus.

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Temporary workers at M&S could have a chance of getting a permanent job in January
Temporary workers at M&S could have a chance of getting a permanent job in January

Burton Yarn Trent on display at The Octagon shopping centre

Shoppers have until the end of October to catch a glimpse of a unique “yarn-spinning” version of Burton on Trent in miniature.

The exhibition of “Burton Yarn Trent” makes its final call to go on display at The Octagon shopping centre until Tuesday, October 30.

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Burton Yarn Trent is on show in the town centre

Hospital bosses say there will be no enforced job losses from proposed merger, but warn 'natural staff turnover' will continue

Health chiefs have ruled out any compulsory redundancies among 12,000 staff if the proposed merger between Burton and Derby Hospital Trusts goes ahead as planned.

A final business case for the link-up between Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS is set to be submitted by February 2018, with a new trust formed under a new name.

Read more here.

Queen's Hospital in Burton
Queen's Hospital in Burton

Poison poured into garden pond dedicated to murdered toddler Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith

A garden pond dedicated to a 21-month-old toddler murdered by her Burton mother has been poisoned killing several fish - leaving the dead youngster’s father devastated.

Kathryn Smith stamped on her toddler, Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith, so hard it ripped her heart causing a cardiac arrest and now the little girl’s father said he has been left heartbroken after vandals poured disinfectant into the pond, killing fish.

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Photos taken by Ricky Booth showing injuries that had been seen on Ayeeshia Smith, prior to her death. Trial of Kathryn Smith and Matthew Rigby.
Photos taken by Ricky Booth showing injuries that had been seen on Ayeeshia Smith, prior to her death. Trial of Kathryn Smith and Matthew Rigby. (Image: Ricky Booth)

Burton shoplifter admits EIGHT crimes including stealing tools

A 41-year-old man has narrowly avoided an immediate jail sentence after admitting a string of shoplifting offences across Burton.

Christopher Goring, of Holts Lane, Tutbury, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Courtwhere he admitted eight shoplifting offences, as well as breaching court orders.

Read the full story here.

The case was dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court
The case was dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court (Image: Picture: Ian Hodgkinson)

All the news from the roads in Burton, Swadlincote and North West Leicestershire

There are some delays across the are due to roadworks this morning.

Find out more here.

Roadworks are causing delays near East Midlands Airport
Roadworks are causing delays near East Midlands Airport

Dry and bright day ahead today

Good morning

We have some good news for you today as it is set to be a dry and bright day. The early mist and fog will clear and make way for plenty of sunshine with just a light breeze.

As we head in to the evening it will remain clear and dry, although the wind may pick up in the early hours of the morning.

Temperatures today will reach highs 13C and lows of 8C.

The weather is predicted to be sunny today
The weather is predicted to be sunny today