Welcome to the rolling news live blog where you'll find all the latest news and traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Burton and the surrounding area. If it's happening, you'll hear it here first. If it's happening in the wider world and we think you'll be interested, this is where you will find it. We will keep you up to date on all you need to know.

We're hoping you can be our eyes and ears in your own communities so if you spot something going on you can email reporter Paige Oldfield at paige.oldfield@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245031.

That's all for tonight folks!

Sadly, we have come to the end of Monday’s live blog coverage but Paige will be back bright and early tomorrow with all the news you need to know from around the region, back here at 7am.

Shoppers flock back to Burton as St Peter's Bridge reopening boosts weekend footfall, business leaders reveal

Business leaders are celebrating after shoppers flocked back to Burton following the reopening of St Peter’s Bridge.

Traders have been hit hard after the bridge, a main route in and out of town, closed on Tuesday, August 29 for repair works.

Read the full story here.

Prisoner is on the run with tattoo bearing his own name

A convict with a tattoo bearing his own name is on the run after fleeing from an open prison. Sean Maher, 26, is serving a 16-year-sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence.

Read the full story here.

Broken down car on Burton Bridge causing traffic problems

Motorists setting off on their commute home are being warned of a broken down vehicle which is causing delays on Burton Bridge.

Man arrested as Burton bar evacuated over 'tear gas' incident

A popular Burton nightclub was evacuated after a substance thought to be tear gas was allegedly let off inside.

Customers were forced to leave The Locomotive, in Station Street, Burton, after it was alleged a man had released CS gas.
Staffordshire Police confirmed it was called to reports of disorder at the bar at around 10.20pm on Sunday, November 12.

Read the full story here.

Popular watering hole Billy's in Burton could be turned into homes and shops, new proposals reveal

A long-established Burton town centre pub hit by falling trade could be turned into shops and flats, new plans reveal.

Billy’s, in New Street, Burton, has been a staple of the town’s drinking scene for many years but could soon be facing last orders if an application to turn it into two shops and five apartments is permitted.

Read the full story here.

Man to appear before magistrates charged with assaulting woman in Swadlincote

A 26-year-old man is due to appear before magistrates this morning charged with assaulting a woman in Swadlincote.

Derbyshire police said Kieron McAllister, of Salisbury Drive, Midway, will appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, November 13, charged with assaulting a 30-year-old woman in The Delph between midnight and 12.20am on Saturday, November 11.

Read the full story here.

Burton mum goes viral after finding toddler's poo on windowsill after spending hours searching for foul smell

A Burton mum has become an internet sensation after she spent an hour trying to locate an unpleasant smell in her daughter’s bedroom – only to discover the two-year-old had left a poo on the windowsill! Read the full story here.

Accident in Nottingham Road, Ashby

There has been a road traffic collision in Ashby.

An ambulance was required for one casualty and vehicles were made safe by the fire service.

Police are in attendance with removing the vehicles.

Barton bodybuilding star Ashley O'Connell could be crowned 'Mr Universe'

A Barton bodybuilder could be crowned ‘Mr Universe’ at the end of this month after qualifying to compete in a prestigious bodybuilding tournament in Germany. Read the full story here.

Firms and business leaders react to St Peter's Bridge opening

Business leaders, firms and transport companies have welcomed the news that St Peter’s Bridge has now reopened. Read the full story here.

Burton man was among six arrested over the weekend in connection with alleged drugs offences

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Burton over alleged possession of drugs offences. Read the full story here.

Broken down vehicle on M1 southbound

A broken down vehicle on the M1 southbound is causing delays for motorists.

The incident took place at junction 23A for the A453 and is causing slow traffic in the area.

Lane one of three is closed.

Concern as cones replace missing pedestrian railings following accidents on A38 at Barton under Needwood

Barton residents living near a slip road off the A38 fear lives are being put at risk after a row of traffic cones was installed providing scant protection from traffic roaring down the carriageway. Read the full story here.

CrossCountry trains delayed between Burton and Derby

A fault with the signalling system between Burton and Derby has resulted in CrossCountry services being disrupted.

Trains may be delayed by up to 20 mins or diverted or may not call at Tamworth and Burton.

Driver suffers serious injuries after collision in Barton under Needwood

A driver is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in an East Staffordshire village. Read the full story here.

M1 roadworks causing delays of up to 32 minutes

The roadworks on the M1 southbound are causing delays for motorists this morning.

Travel time is 32 minutes at junction 25 for the A42 at Nottingham / Derby.

Brrrr! Icey conditions as temperatures drop to 3°

It’s set to be a cold one across Burton and South Derbyshire today. Read the full story here.

Many residents across the area had to get the de-icer out today
Many residents across the area had to get the de-icer out today (Image: Getty)

Good morning

Good morning and welcome to the Burton Mail live blog today on Monday, November 13.

Stick with us for breaking news as we get it. We hope you have a wonderful day.