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Burton's biggest jobs fair is back for a seventh year and set to be bigger and better than ever

Job seekers are being offered the opportunity to browse hundreds of roles which are up for grabs, at Burton’s next jobs fair.

The annual event, which is organised by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, has enjoyed success in the past and is now back for a seventh year, returning to the Pirelli Stadium on Friday, September 29.

The event sees the MP work in conjunction with Burton Jobcentre Plus and Burton and District Chamber of Commerce to help the unemployed find work.

Read the full story.

Everything you need to know about school uniform rules - and what to do if your child gets sent home

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.

Parents have been spending the last few weeks on the hunt for everything they need to send their little ones back to school, but there may be some things some people don’t know about when it comes to getting their children ready for the big first day.

They include the secondary school were girls cannot wear skirts and the one that dictates what colour socks must be.

Read the full story here.

Students are expected to have their top button done up with their school tie done up smartly
Students are expected to have their top button done up with their school tie done up smartly (Image: Getty)

Your chance to own a part of Alton Towers' Flume - and it's all for charity

If you once just couldn’t get enough of The Flume at Alton Towers, you now have a chance to take part of it home. The Flume, which closed last year to make way for a new ride, had been a popular attraction at the park since it opened in 1981.

Fans of the ride can now claim their own bit of memorabilia of the ride to take home, including the boats themselves.

Bosses at the Alton Towers Resort are selling a range of items from The Flume by auction on online auction site eBay and will be donating the funds to charity. Fans have until Thursday, September 14 to get their hands on bits of the ride.

Read the full story here.

Delays on the M1 northbound this afternoon

There are more delays this afternoon on the M1 northbound.

A broken down vehicle on junction 23A is causing heavy traffic as one lane of three has been closed to deal with the incident.

Traffic monitoring website Inrix has confirmed that the traffic on the road is heavy.

Man spotted exposing himself to the public in a South Derbyshire village

A man has been seen exposing himself in a South Derbyshire village, police reports suggest. Derbyshire Police say it has received reports of a man exposing himself to members of the public on a cycle path in Etwall.

On Tuesday, August 22, at around 5.35pm, a man was seen sitting on bench exposing himself, next to the cycle path which runs between Mickleover and Hilton, off Heage Lane, in Etwall.

Read the full story here.

Delays on the M1 northbound this Monday rush hour

There are issues on the M1 northbound in Derbyshire on this afternoon’s commute home.

An earlier accident between junction 25, Brian Clough Way and junction 26 for Nottingham and Eastwood is causing slow traffic.

One lane of the four was closed earlier, but has now been re-opened, although traffic delays are continuing.

Shock figures show number of people who died waiting for an organ transplant in Burton and South Derbyshire

Ten people have died in the Burton and South Derbyshire area while waiting for an organ transplant, shock figures have revealed.

NHS Blood and Transplant organisation revealed the tragic number of deaths to mark Organ Donation Week, which starts on Monday, September 4, and runs until Sunday, September 10, and is now urging people to tell their families they want to become donors.

In South Derbyshire four people died, while six people living in East Staffordshire also died, all while needing a transplant.

Read the full story here.

Coffee chain Starbucks makes pitch for Burton as town is home to six Costa Coffees

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.

If plans to bring the popular coffee chain to the area are approved it will be the first Starbucks in Burton, joining a total of six Costa Coffees, and numerous independent coffee shops too.

Applicant, 1 Oak Limited has submitted an application to the East Staffordshire Borough Council which asks for permission to make alterations to the former Regales Restaurant, on the A38 Lichfield Road, in Barton Under Needwood. The Regales was formerly a Little Chef restaurant.

Read the full story here.

Beau Barberista is expanding to open shop in Burton's Coopers Square shopping centre

A unique barber shop business is expanding from its current base in Woodville to take up a second premises in Burton, creating up to 11 jobs.

Dean Gourley, who only opened up Beau Barberista, in High Street, Woodville, last year, is already building upon his success to open up in Coopers Square shopping centre, next to Superdrug.

East Staffordshire Borough Council has been asked to give permission for Mr Gourley to open his second barbers shop, which will also include a café – the recipe for success at his first shop.

Read the full story here.

Dean Gourley at Beau Barberista's Woodville premises cooking up a storm
Dean Gourley at Beau Barberista's Woodville premises cooking up a storm

East Staffordshire CCG praised for work behind closed doors by NHS England

The work of the East Staffordshire Clinical Commission Group, CCG, has been applauded by NHS England for their efforts throughout 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

The CCG has been singled out for praise for their overall performance for the year and particularly for managing finances and leadership, among other aspects.

This praise comes in the wake of the annual country-wide operation by NHS England which rates all 207 CCGs in the country, with East Staffordshire assessed as ‘good’.

Read the full story here.

East Staffordshire CCG's rating is just one below the maximum 'outstanding' rating
East Staffordshire CCG's rating is just one below the maximum 'outstanding' rating (Image: Getty)

Shetland pony John Willy reunited with his owner after 20 years thanks to Rolleston's Blue Cross centre

A woman is celebrating the anniversary of finding her beloved lost Shetland pony at a Rolleston horse rehoming charity - 20 years after they first met.

Naomi Baskerville was six years old when she first met John Willy Parker at a local riding school. Two years later she took him on as her own and went to visit whenever she could.

However, by 14 she was outgrowing him and getting busier with her school work and had less time to spend with her pony. She decided to give him up to a younger girl who kept John Willy at a nearby riding school, but sadly he developed some health problems and was given away again, this time to Blue Cross centre, in Rolleston.

Read the full story here.

Naomi and her pony John Willy Parker at home
Naomi and her pony John Willy Parker at home

Do you know when your kids are heading back to school?

So this is it, the end of the school summer holidays and children from across Burton, South Derbyshire, Ashby and the surrounding villages will be heading back to their studies.

Make sure you and your children don’t get caught out on their first day back to school, risking them being punished for turning up late, or worse, on the wrong day.

Find out when each school is heading back here.

Issues on the M1 southbound have now been resolved

Earlier issues on the M1 southbound in Derbyshire has now been cleared and traffic on the road is now easing.

There were delays between junction 25, Brian Clough Way and junction 24A for Derby, Stoke and East Midlands Airport due to a broken down lorry which needed removing from the road.

Recovery work has now been completed and all lanes are open.

Gresley Football Club unveils plans to move from the Moat Ground to a new ground

Gresley Football Club is hoping its move to a new ground will help it win promotion into the Conference league, starting a new chapter after more than 100 years at the Moat Ground.

The move is on the cards and a planning application has been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council to build a new full-sized football pitch, clubhouse and stand with flood lighting and a car park. The proposals are for land that is currently vacant to the west of Main Street in Albert Village.

Read the full story here.

The Board of Directors for Gresley FC at the Moat Ground..L-R: George Sutton, Gary Brockway, Barry North, Mark Harrison, Jamie Whitfield and Kevin Gladstone
The Board of Directors for Gresley FC at the Moat Ground..L-R: George Sutton, Gary Brockway, Barry North, Mark Harrison, Jamie Whitfield and Kevin Gladstone

Iceland has upped its game with a £5 meal deal - and everything in it is from Pizza Express

Supermarket giant Iceland, which has stores in Burton and Swadlincote, has upped its game in the battle for the best meal deal. However, there’s a twist – almost everything in it is from Pizza Express.

You could bag yourself a perfect Saturday night in meal this weekend – picking up two large Pizza Express pizzas, a tub of Pizza Express ice cream and a big bottle of Pepsi for a bargain price of just £5.

The feast hit the shelves on Wednesday, August 20, with an Iceland insider spilling the beans on deals forum HotUKDeals.

Read the full story here.

The ultimate feast - and it's only a fiver
The ultimate feast - and it's only a fiver

From the front this could be a typical bungalow near Burton. But just take a look at the back - it's amazing

From the front this house in Rolleston looks like a smart dormer bungalow situated in a stunning location overlooking the brook. However, once you go around the back, this is a different matter.

The four-bedroom detached, which is situated in Burnside, is simply stunning. Originally a bungalow, the property has benefited from a substantial two-storey rear extension to provide spacious family accommodation, and it has been comprehensively renovated throughout.

Read the full story 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

Scribbled love letter from rock legend Jimi Hendrix to be sold at Etwall auction house

A love letter from an American rock legend is set to go under the hammer at a South Derbyshire auction house. Jimi Hendrix was playing at a Lincolnshire concert hall on March 25, 1967, when he met the young English girl who was sitting by herself.

He walked across to meet the then 19-year-old Anthea Connell and having been struck by her beauty, wrote 20 words on the back of an old guitar string packet and handed it to her.

Read the full story here.

The love letter scribbled on the back of a guitar string case
The love letter scribbled on the back of a guitar string case

Issues on the M1 this lunch time

There are issues on the roads in Derbyshire this lunch time for those travelling along the M1 southbound.

A broken down vehicle has seen one land of the three close between junction 25, Brian Clough Way between Nottingham and Derby, and junction 24A for Derby, Stoke and East Midlands Airport.

Traffic monitoring website Inrix has confirmed that traffic is queuing along the road.

Burton residents begin shopping elsewhere following closure of St Peter's Bridge

Following the closure of St Peter’s Bridge last month, many residents in Burton have taken the decision to choose alternative routes as they struggle to navigate their way around the town for simple daily activities such as food shopping.

When asked whether our readers plan to attempt to shop in and around Burton, many of you took to social media to tell us how you plan to squeeze in your spending over the next three months.

Read the full story here.

Search is on to find suspects who rammed car into police vehicle near Ashby

A police vehicle was rammed by a car driven by the people they were sent to check out, it has been revealed.

Officers from Leicestershire Police were slightly injured in the collision, which happened in Packington, near Ashby, on Wednesday night, August 30.

Read the full story here.

Tatenhill man who works in Leeds may have to wait months to sell his house as road closes yet again

A father-of-two who was hoping to sell his house to be closer to his job in Leeds has been left feeling “like a boxer on the ropes” as a major road between Tatenhill and Branston is set to close again.

Rob Walker, of Branston Road, Tatenhill, has faced months of misery due to road closures in the village as work is carried out on the roads to make sure they are ready for the opening of a new school in September 2018.

Read the full story here.

Rob Walker may now have to wait longer to put his house on the market due to three months of road closures in Tatenhill
Rob Walker may now have to wait longer to put his house on the market due to three months of road closures in Tatenhill

Historical Travellers Rest pub in Church Gresley could be turned into two homes

A once-popular historic watering hole is the latest pub which could be turned into homes, new plans have revealed.

The 160-year-old Travellers Rest, in New Street, Church Gresley, could be turned into two detached homes after standing empty for more than two years. The plan would involve demolishing half the building, converting the remaining half into a detached home, then building a second detached property.

Read the full story here.

The Travellers Rest has been empty for several years
The Travellers Rest has been empty for several years

Heavy traffic on A50 at Sudbury

Delays are causing problems for drivers on the A50 in both directions, this morning at A515 for Sudbury Roundabout. Heavy traffic is building in the roadworks area.

Rainbow Waste in Swadlincote is fined £20,000 over mud and debris in the roads

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.

Rainbow Waste Management Ltd, in Robian Way, Swadlincote, was told it failed to take sufficient steps to stop its activities having an unreasonable effect on others in the local area.

Read more here.

Rainbow Waste has been fined £20,000
Rainbow Waste has been fined £20,000

St Peter’s Bridge closure causing problems on number of roads

Burton drivers setting off on the morning commute are being urged to cater in plenty of extra time to their journey as the closure of St Peter’s Bridge is causing chaos on a number of routes.

Slow traffic is building up on the A444 for St Peter’s Street Northbound, between A5189 St Peter’s Bridge / Main Street and A511 Ashby Road.

The very slow traffic is in the roadworks area and is also affecting A511 Bridge Street both ways at B5008 Newton Road, as drivers look to find an alternative route.

DEGM20170829A-002_C.jpeg Picture - Geoff Girvan-Merryweather St Peter's Bridge Closures have begun. The closure is set to last for 3 months. Ashby Road Traffic
DEGM20170829A-002_C.jpeg Picture - Geoff Girvan-Merryweather St Peter's Bridge Closures have begun. The closure is set to last for 3 months. Ashby Road Traffic

Delays on the M1 Southbound

Early morning commuters are being warned of queuing traffic this morning which is already causing big delays.

Traffic is building up at Junction 28 A38 for Alfreton/ Mansfield at the exit slip road.

There are a number of issues causing problems for commuters this evening
There are a number of issues causing problems for commuters this evening

Lane closure causing problems on A50

Traffic is building up on the A50 eastbound this morning between the A522 for Uttoxeter and Upper Tean and the B5030 Ashbourne Road at the Little chef roundabout.

A lane closure in the roadworks area is causing delays and drivers using the route are being warning to schedule extra time into their journey.

Burton man avoids jail after beating victim in revenge attack

A Burton man began sending his victim threatening text messages before beating him up in a “revenge” gang attack.

The victim’s former girlfriend laughed and told him ‘this is what happens’ as she watched him get beaten in a ‘revenge’ gang attack at his own home.

Read the full story here.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court
Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court (Image: Picture: Ian Hodgkinson)

Drivers reminded of road closure as rush hour gets under way

With rush hour still yet to get under way this morning, the roads are looking good for now.

However, drivers who travel through Burton on their morning commute are being reminded that St Peter’s Bridge at the A5189 is closed in both directions for refurbishment, which is likely to cause disruption in Burton town centre.

We will keep you updated of any traffic or travel problems.

To find out more about the bridge closure and the diversions in place, read more here.