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'Scumbags' rob Bramshall Industrial Estate businesses of more than £50k of goods

Business bosses today called for extra police protection after “scumbags” raided a Uttoxeter industrial estate and stole items worth more than £50,000. Read more here...

Halloween decoration warning as unattended tea light leads to Derbyshire bar blaze

An unattended Halloween tea light which led to a major blaze at an award winning bar has led to danger warnings in the lead-up to October 31. Read the full story here.

New concept pizza restaurant and cafe to open in former Sheffield Cycles shop in Burton

A notice confirms Sheffield Cycles has closed
A notice confirms Sheffield Cycles has closed

An empty unit which is the former home of Burton’s popular cycling shop Sheffield Cycles is set to be converted into a pizza restaurant and coffee shop - with a nod to the building’s lengthy history.

Pizza Galore and Electric Cafe will create between 12 and 14 new jobs in a mixture of full and part-time roles when the “new concept” eatery opens at the end of November or early December.

Read the full story here.

Measham man who died in First World War is remembered in poignant tribute by great nephew

Reuben Kent Story
Reuben Kent Story

A Measham man has compiled the tragic life story of his great uncle - 100 years after he was blown up by a landmine in the First World War.

As a child, Geoff Kent had come across Reuben Kent’s name on the village war memorial and always wondered who he was. After finding out they were related, the father-of-three carried out detailed research about the soldier who had been his great uncle and his heroism in the Great War

Read the full story here.

Traffic mayhem caused after static caravan becomes stuck in street near Overseal traveller site

The static caravan being removed from the site in Overseal
The static caravan being removed from the site in Overseal

A caravan which was being removed from a controversial traveller site became stuck on the road causing traffic mayhem.

A static caravan was moving from the site, in Woodville Road, Overseal, this morning. However, it became stuck as it was removed at an angle out of the site into the narrow street.

Read the full story here.

Woman taken to hospital after vehicle overturned

A woman has escaped with minor injuries after her vehicle overturned in a Swadlincote road.

The driver has been taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital with minor arm injuries following the incident in Midway Road.

Derbyshire Police confirmed they were called at 11.30am today to reports that a vehicle had overturned following a collision with a parked car which was also damaged.

Officers are now aiding recovery of the vehicle.

Swadlincote woman who gave a false alibi after her partner held up a jewellers told she could still face jail

An armed robber’s girlfriend who escaped jail after giving him a false alibi when he held up a jeweller at gunpoint has been warned she may still end up behind bars.

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided to challenge the decision to suspend the two-year prison sentence given to Lisa Sudale for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Read the full story here.

St Peter's Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule - just in time for the Christmas lights switch-on

A major repair scheme which led to the three-month closure of St Peter’s Bridge is to end a week earlier than expected - bringing much-needed relief for thousands of motorists.

Staffordshire County Council has announced that the bridge will reopen on Saturday, November 18, a full seven days before it was originally due to be finished.

Read the full story here.

The repairs to St Peter's Bridge will be completed sooner than expected
The repairs to St Peter's Bridge will be completed sooner than expected

Mum of Burton stabbing victim says more needs to be done after staggering figures show knife crime is on the up

The heartbroken mother of a Burton man who died after being stabbed outside a nightclub has called for greater efforts to stop rising knife crime.

Yvonne Upton’s life was turned upside down in 2010 when her son Connor was stabbed outside the former Merlin’s nightclub in Station Street, Burton. He later died at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, leaving a hole in the lives of all who had known him.

Read the full story here.

Connor Upton's mother Yvonne said more needs to be done to reduce knife crime which took the life of her son
Connor Upton's mother Yvonne said more needs to be done to reduce knife crime which took the life of her son

5-car crash in Stoke causing delays for motorists

Commuters in Staffordshire are being made aware of a crash involving five cars on the A500 in Stoke.

Staffordshire Police says nobody has been injured in the incident.

Banned driver from Swadlincote got behind the wheel THE DAY of his prison release

Leon Tilt has been jailed again
Leon Tilt has been jailed again

A Swadlincote man who had been banned from driving got behind the wheel of a car on the day of his release from prison for shoplifting, a court heard.

Leon Tilt, 32, had been one of seven shoplifters who caused a massive spike in Swadlincote town crime figures when they were freed from jail.

Read the full story here.

Broken down vehicle on M1

Commuters travelling on the M1 southbound this morning should think about taking a new route.

A broken down vehicle has closed a lane between J26 A610 (Nottingham / Eastwood) and J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby), traffic and travel information website Inrix has said.

Slow traffic is being reported.

Police chopper helped chase Swadlincote burglary suspect who fell out of bedroom window

A suspected burglar who led a police chopper on a dramatic chase after falling out of a bedroom window to escape detection led to officers changing their shifts in order to catch him.

In a crimewave which lasted more than a week, two homes and three bars across Swadlincote were targeted by just one man. Two police officers were later assaulted with a wooden stake when they approached the suspect.

Read the full dramatic story here.

Good news for trick or treaters as dry weather predicted

If you are treat or treating tonight then we have some good news.

Weather forecasts have said that today’s weather will be cloudy throughout the day with a patch of sun.
Those taking part in some spooky fun tonight will need to wrap up warm with temperatures dipping to 11C around trick or treat time.

Temperatures will reach a maximum of 14C and a minimum of 8C.