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There's still chance to get your hands on the last penthouse apartment at Barton Marina

The last penthouse apartment at Barton Marina - complete with waterfront views - is up for sale, with a price tag of £475,000. Read the full story here.

Delays by East Midlands Airport

Those travelling near East Midlands Airport should expect delays this evening.

Travel time is seven minutes at junction 23a A42.

Walton residents share woes about Bailey Bridge after they claim cyclists and motorcyclists ride on footpath

Residents in Walton have been voicing their concerns about the safety of the Bailey Bridge after cyclists and even motorcyclists have been seen driving on the footpath. Read the full story here.

Stroke services to move from Burton's Queen's Hospital to Royal Derby once merger is finalised

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

Hospital bosses in charge of the proposed merger between Burton and Derby hospital trusts have explained the decision to move stroke services away from Queen’s Hospital and into the Royal Derby Hospital.

Read the full story here.

Birds Bakery salted caramel doughnuts are back - and this time they're here for good

Birds Bakery’s much-loved salted caramel doughnuts, which have won the hearts of people across Burton and South Derbyshire, are back to stay. Read the full story here.

Burton's Molson Coors toast success at the seventh annual Center Parcs Supplier Awards

Burton brewing giants Molson Coors are toasting two industry accolades at the seventh annual Center Parcs Supplier Awards.

The prestige awards celebrate the best suppliers to have worked with Center Parcs throughout the year. Molson Coors scooped the coveted‘2017 Supplier of the Year, as well as Food & Beverage and Retail Supplier honours.

Read the full story here.

Burton man in court for stealing baby monitors and hair grooming sets

Baby monitors were stolen by Robert Doughty
Baby monitors were stolen by Robert Doughty (Image: Getty)

A man has been fined after he was caught stealing baby monitors and hair grooming sets from a Burton shop. He becomes the latest to be dealt with at Cannock Magistrates’ Court:

Read the full list of criminals here.

Bretby man keeps best friend's memory alive after 14 years holding charity darts competitions

The Charlie Wood Memorial Charity Darts competition raised over £1870 for Help For Heroes. Pictured L-R: Mick Taylor, Mick Hinks - Landlord, Paula Allen - Help For Heroes, Charlie Ward - Grandson of Charlie Ward, Lee Ward
The Charlie Wood Memorial Charity Darts competition raised over £1870 for Help For Heroes. Pictured L-R: Mick Taylor, Mick Hinks - Landlord, Paula Allen - Help For Heroes, Charlie Ward - Grandson of Charlie Ward, Lee Ward

A Bretby man teamed up for a fund-raising night with the son of his best friend, 14 years after his death at the age of just 52.

Mick Taylor and Lee Ward first held a charity darts match in 2003 after Lee’s dad, Charlie, died from pneumonia.

Read more here.

Burton and South Derbyshire College student in running for Asian Apprenticeship Awards

Moh Akram has been shortlisted
Moh Akram has been shortlisted

A 22-year-old customer service worker fought back from joblessness to put himself in the running for an apprentice of the year accolade at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards.

Moh Akram, who works as a marketing and business assistant at Burton and South Derbyshire College’s business development and marketing team, has been shortlisted in the charity, voluntary organisations and public services category of the awards for his efforts during Level 2 and 3 customer service apprenticeships.

Read the full story here.

Heavy traffic due to several broken down vehicles

An accident on the M1 is causing heavy traffic.

Traffic information company Inrix says the accident is on the southbound stretch between Junction 26 for Nottingham/Eastwod and Junction 25 for Brian Clough Way.

One lane is currently closed between the two junctions.

Broken down vehicles are also causing problems on a number of slip roads on the M1.

These are at Junction 24A for the A50 southbound and Junction 28 for the A38 northbound.