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.

Molson Coors has defended the strength of Carling after it was criticism of the alcohol content

Burton brewer Molson Coors has hit back at claims it has been misleading customers over the strength of Carling - putting it down to brewing being a natural process which can lead to variations in the strength of the lager. Read what bosses had to say here.

There have been claims the lager is actually weaker than advertised
There have been claims the lager is actually weaker than advertised (Image: Toby Melville)

Team wants to hear from Hilton people who have been offered bathroom goods for sale

Have you been offered bathroom good for sale in Hilton? The Safer Neighbourhood team wants to hear from you.

Find out why here.

South Derbyshire tattooist to feature on ITV show about Manchester bombing

Kevin Paul is famed for tattooing Ed Sheeran
Kevin Paul is famed for tattooing Ed Sheeran

Crash on the M1 between van and a car

There has been a crash between a van and a car on the M1 northbound near East Midlands Airport between junction 24A and junction 25.

Two lanes have been closed while the vehicles are recovered.

The travel time is expected to be around 15 minutes.

Melbourne woman banned from keeping dogs after admitting her Staffordshire bull terrier was dangerously out of control

Staffordshire Bull Terrier caused injury
Staffordshire Bull Terrier caused injury (Image: Getty)

A 50-year-old woman has been banned from keeping dogs after her Staffordshire bull terrier caused injury to another person.

Gillian Ashworth, of Sweet Leys Way, in Melbourne, admitted being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, which caused injury to another person.

Read the full story here.

St Peter's Bridge completely empty

Eerie photographs have emerged of St Peter’s Bridge after it closed for repair work this morning.

Read the full story

Are you stuck in traffic?

If you’re stuck in the traffic around Burton let us know! You can do so by emailing editorial@burtonmail.co.uk, calling 01283 245031 or letting us know on our Facebook page.

Traffic has been building in both directions on Burton Bridge
Traffic has been building in both directions on Burton Bridge

First pictures coming in of the traffic in Burton

Our photographer is on the scene around Burton as traffic builds due to the closure of St Peter’s Bridge

Traffic has been building on the way into Burton as St Peter's Bridge closes for three months
Traffic has been building on the way into Burton as St Peter's Bridge closes for three months
Workers prepare to start work on St Peter's Bridge
Workers prepare to start work on St Peter's Bridge
Traffic is building into Burton
Traffic is building into Burton

Traffic building on A444

Traffic is already beginning to build on the A444 Stapenhill Road between A511 Ashby Road and St Peter’s Bridge, due to the closure.

If you need to cross the bridge, make sure you allow plenty of time, as slow traffic has been reported.

Find out more about the closure

Traffic is already building up due to the closure of St Peter's Bridge
Traffic is already building up due to the closure of St Peter's Bridge

We're in for a cooler day

Today is looking to be much cooler than yesterday as clouds will build and there could be light spots of rain throughout the day. Highs of 18C.

Good morning!

It’s another early morning in the office, but we’re here to give you all the latest news across Burton and South Derbyshire.

Don’t forget, if you see anything out and about you can let us know by emailing editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or calling 01283 245031.