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 Beth Pridding at beth.pridding@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245031.

That is all today folks

We are now signing off for the day but we hope you have all enjoyed this hot and sunny bank holiday. We will be back with all the latest news from Burton and South Derbyshire bright and early tomorrow.

Manufacturing planner needed in Woodville

Are you looking for a new challenge? Check out this job as a manufacturing planner at Dellner in Woodville. Read the full story here.

Plans for Bargates could be revealed next month

The future of Bargates in Burton could soon be revealed as plans could be revealed as early as next month.

Read the full story here.

Bargates was flattened in 2012 and turned into a 'village green'
Bargates was flattened in 2012 and turned into a 'village green'

Charles Hanson is heading to The Winery for a special lunch

Those who fancy having lunch with a celebrity are in luck as auctioneer Charles Hanson is hosting an event at The Winery for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Read the full story here to find out how you can get involved.

Celebrity auctioneer, Charles Hanson will be hosting the charity lunch
Celebrity auctioneer, Charles Hanson will be hosting the charity lunch

Pilot taken to hospital by air ambulance

A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after his aircraft crashed in a field near Abbots Bromley this morning, Monday August 28.

Emergency services received a call at around 10am after a Calibre plane was seen coming down in a field close to Blithfield Reservoir. Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to the scene.

Read the full story here

Tatenhill Airfield is the base for the Midlands Air Ambulance
The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance

Large vehicles crossing Bailey Bridge still causing problems for residents

Concerned residents in Walton have called for an end to their “two years of hell” after stranded trucks repeatedly break fences and smash walls after trying to cross the village’s Bailey Bridge and having to turn around.

Read the full story here

Don't forget!

When you head back to work tomorrow after a long weekend, don’t forget that St Peter’s Bridge will be closed for repair work.

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Missing girl found safe and well

A seven-year-old girl who was reported missing this morning has been found safe and well, Derbyshire Constabulary has confirmed.

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Could you be the best employee in Burton and South Derbyshire?

The search is on to find an outstanding employee who has delivered sustained and exceptional business performance for a prolonged period.

Following WT Parker’s 90th anniversary in 2012 and winning the Employer of the Year category at the Business Awards, the company became sponsors of Employee of the Year for the first time in 2013 and is proud to continue to sponsor the category at this year’s awards.

Read the full story here

The Burton Mail business awards 2016 were held at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Burton Mail business awards 2016 were held at the Pirelli Stadium. (Image: Picture: Alex Cantrill-Jones / ACJ Media)

Don't forget to claim a free cake tomorrow

As the Great British Bake off gets sets to make a return to screens this week, a Willington pub restaurant is whetting local’s appetites with a sweet offer up for grabs.

Find out how to claim a free cake here

Money raised from the bake sale will go towards a sensory garden in a local care home
Don't forget to claim a free cake (Image: Getty)

Formerly closed post office in Stapenhill is now open six days a week

A post office in Burton, which mysteriously closed in 2015 now has longer opening hours and will be serving customers 6 days a week.

Stapenhill Post Office in St Peter’s Street now opens from 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday and on a Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

Read the full story here

Horninglow post office should have re-opened on August 14
Horninglow post office should have re-opened on August 14 (Image: Getty)

Post office boss speaks out after terrifying raid at knife-point

A post office boss twice subjected to horrifying raids by a prolific armed robber has called for reforms to protect others from suffering similar ordeals.

Michael Ahearne, 33, held staff and customers at Draycott in the Clay Post Office at knifepoint when he targeted the store in June.

He was on bail for three other armed robberies - including one at the same post office 15 months earlier - when he committed the offence.

Read the full story here

michael ahearne was jailed for 14 years
michael ahearne was jailed for 14 years

When are the pharmacies open in Burton and South Derbyshire?

If you partied a little too hard last night, check out pharmacy opening times across the area.

Read the full story here

Here's when pharmacies near you will be open on the bank holiday Monday
Here's when pharmacies near you will be open on the bank holiday Monday (Image: Getty)

Problems on the roads

If you’re planning on travelling out of Burton for the Bank Holiday, make sure you check the roads before setting off.

The A42 northbound has been closed between junction 14 and junction 23a of the M1 near Castle Donington. The closure has been caused by an overturned vehicle and police officers are currently on the scene.

If you do need to travel that way, a diversion is in place. Drivers are advised to follow the Solid Square diversion and exit the A42 at junction 14 and join the A453 northbound until the Moor Lane and Walton Hill junction. Turn right at the junction and take the first exit at the Finger Farm roundabout to rejoin the A453 southbound.

Warm Bank Holiday in store

It’s looking to be a great Bank Holiday Monday, with lengthy spells of strong sunshine. They may be some light winds, but it’s set to become very warm into the afternoon. Temperatures could reach as high as 25C, so don’t forget your sun cream!

It's looking to be a fine Bank Holiday
It's looking to be a fine Bank Holiday (Image: Getty)

Good morning!

It’s an early morning in the office for us here at the Burton Mail.

We’re here to tell you everything you need to know this Bank Holiday Monday.

Don’t forget you can let us know about anything you see out and about today by calling 01283 245031 or emailing our reporter at beth.pridding@burtonmail.co.uk.