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That's all from us for today

That’s all from us here today at the Burton Mail.

Join us here at the live blog tomorrow on Thursday, October 12.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue attend collision in Rosliston

Reports are coming in of a road traffic collision involving two cars in Catton Lane, Rosliston.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue say the incident took place at 16:01. East Midlands Ambulance Service assisted two females.

Boy bullied at John Port School tells how culprits 'choked him with his own school tie'

A pupil at an Etwall school has been forced to move just weeks into the new academic year after bullies allegedly “tormented” him.

Harvey James-Green,11, started at John Port school on September 5 but has already moved on after abuse started straight away, it has been claimed.

Read the full story here.

Former South Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie stands by her egg stance as they are declared safe to eat raw

Edwina Currie, the former MP for South Derbyshire, has once again weighed in on the topic of egg safety - more than 20 years after her outspoken comments on salmonella landed in her hot water. Read the full story here.

Just for Pets to close in Burton but Swadlincote store saved from administration

A major pet business will remain open in Swadlincote after being saved from administration – but its Burton site will close as part of the plans.

Around 200 jobs have now been saved at Nottingham-based Pedigree Wholesale Just for Pets after the stricken firm had gone into administration.

Read the full story here.

Increasing concerns for missing man living in Spain with Derbyshire links

Concerns are growing for the safety of a missing man who lives in Spain, but has links with Derbyshire.

Mark Anthony Hayes, who currently lives in Alicante, but has family in Chesterfield, has not been heard from since Thursday, October 5.

Read the full story here.

Mark Hayes has been missing since October 5
Mark Hayes has been missing since October 5

Burton's Queen's Hospital to open £50-plus million health care village and multi-storey car park

Queen’s Hospital in Burton is set for a £50 million-plus revamp which will see a multi-storey car park and a healthcare village built.

The £50 million village will be built on the Outwoods site, next to the hospital in Belvedere Road, with a number of old buildings being flattened to make way for the new facilities - and should be opened by the end of 2019.

Read the full story here.

Burst water main causing problems in Barton under Needwood

Residents in an East Staffordshire village are experiencing water problems today due to a burst water main.

South Staffs Water is warning people living in Barton under Needwood that there are problems with low pressure and some homes have no water this morning, Wednesday, October 11, as a result of the burst main.

Read the full story here.

Engineers in Barton under Needwood working on the water pipe
Engineers in Barton under Needwood working on the water pipe (Image: Karen Lanchester)

First day at school pictures in Burton and South Derbyshire - day one

Last month the Burton Mail paid a visit to infant and primary schools in and around Burton and South Derbyshire to capture that special moment of pupils taking their first steps into the playground.

The first day at school is an exciting time for both parents and children and if your child started school this term, the chances are we photographed your little one.

See the fantastic pictures here.

Willington homes left without power after tractor hit high voltage line

One thousand homes in Willington were plunged into darkness last night after a tractor driver collided with a high-voltage power line.

The driver of the tractor had a lucky escape and was helped by fire crews but was not believed to have suffered any injury in the incident, which happened just after 6.30pm on Tuesday at Frizams Lane in Willington.

IT issues hit Swadlincote Surgery

Swadlincote Surgery has said it has severe It issues this morning, which means it has limited access to computers, staff have said.

Read the full story here.

Plumbing system to be overhauled at Burton hotel shut after two guests got legionnaire's disease

Health bosses have said the plumbing system will be overhauled at the Three Queens Hotel in Burton. It comes after two guests contracted legionnaire’s disease and the venue was closed.

The Three Queens Hotel in Burton
The Three Queens Hotel in Burton

Yobs threw scooters at buses

Police have dealt with thugs who threw scooters at buses. Read it here

Bosses at Conkers to make changes to avoid problems of last time's fireworks event

Bosses at Conker’s tourist attraction say they will be introducing a raft of changes after major issues at last year’s fireworks event. Read it here

Overcrowding at Conkers last year
Overcrowding at Conkers last year

Delays on Ashby Road in Burton due to the bridge works

There is queueing traffic and delays on the A511 Ashby Road westbound at the A444 Stapenhill Road in the roadworks area. This is being caused as drivers use alternative routes to avoid St Peter’s Bridge which is closed due to repairs. The bridge closed on August 29 and his not due to re-open until thr end of November. highways bosses have said the work to replace rusted bearings on the bridge is on track.

Picture of the ongoing roadworks on the St Peter's Bridge in Burton. Titled "Water Under Troubled Bridge".
Picture of the ongoing roadworks on the St Peter's Bridge in Burton. Titled "Water Under Troubled Bridge". (Image: IAN LEECH)