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 editorial@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245031.

That's it from us for this week

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will be back with you first thing on Monday morning

Take a look at the back of this stunning bungalow

This house looks stunning. Find out what it has to offer here.

The rear of the property in Burnside isn't quite what you would expect
The rear of the property in Burnside isn't quite what you would expect

Car fire put out in Swadlincote

Firefighters were called to Swadlincote after a car was seen on fire.

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Midway pub closes its kitchen after fire

The Wheel Inn has had to close its kitchen after it was damaged in a fire last night.

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Appeal for witnesses after lorry driver dies on A50

Police are looking for witnesses after a lorry driver died on the A50 in a serious crash yesterday.

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The crash happened on the A50 this morning
The crash happened on the A50 yesterday

Could Starbucks be coming to Burton?

Coffee fans around Burton are set to be spoiled for choice as plans to open a Starbucks close to the town creating 15 jobs have been submitted.

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A Starbucks is also planned for the yet-to-be-built Albion Gateway development
A Starbucks is also planned for the yet-to-be-built Albion Gateway development

Rainbow Waste fined £20,000

A waste recycling business in South Derbyshire has been fined £20,000 by a court after causing significant loss to other local firms by continually leaving mud and debris on the roads.

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A38 closed near Alfreton due to overturned trailer

The A38 northbound has been closed between B600 and junction 28 of the M1 close to Alfreton and Mansfield due to an overturned trailer.

The road has been closed and work is being done to recover farming machinery that fell off the back of the trailer.

Do you know what to do if your child gets sent home from school?

One of life’s major milestones is the first day at school, and next week, thousands of children in Burton and South Derbyshire will be pulling on their crisp new uniform and packing their pens and pencils and heading to a new school.

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Don't get caught out not knowing when you're due back to school
Don't get caught out not knowing when you're due back to school (Image: Getty)

Important news for taxi users

Taxi drivers in Burton and South Derbyshire are warning people looking to book a journey today, Friday, September 1, and possibly over the weekend to be wary about closures due to Eid al-Adha celebrations.

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Taxi station
(Image: Getty Images)

Sunny spells expected

Today will be a largely dry and fine day with sunny spells. Showers could develop later on, especially in the east of the region.

In the sunshine, it will feel warm with light winds. Top temperatures of 18C.

Good morning

We’re here again ready to let you know about all the breaking news across Burton and South Derbyshire.

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