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The work on repairing Burton Bridge will be delayed until the SUMMER after overwhelming pleas from the public

A lengthy closure of Burton Bridge will now take place in the summer holidays after previous plans to do the works in the New Year sparked fury, it has been confirmed.

Staffordshire County Council sought permission from the government to move the date of the works after the ongoing three-month closure of St Peter’s Bridge caused chaos.

Read the full story here.

Screamfest returns to the National Forest - and you'd better get ready for quite a fright

The countdown to Halloween is well and truly on in Burton and South Derbyshire - as horror attraction Screamfest returns to the National Forest Adventure Farm.

The Burton Mail was given personal access to the five spooky sections at the park, and the scares didn’t disappoint.

See the terrifying pictures and our thoughts on the event here.

National Adventure Farm Annual Screamfest 2017 Demonica Zone
National Adventure Farm Annual Screamfest 2017 Demonica Zone

Stapenhill's Riverside Care Home on the up, says manager, despite 'requires improvement' rating

The manager of a Stapenhill care home has expressed her pride at the results of its latest inspection, saying that the service has taken a step forward, despite it receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating.

Riverside Care Home, in Main Street, Stapenhill, was visited by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on July 10, 2017. They concluded that the home needed improving, six months after a previous report gave the same rating.

Read the full story here.

Riverside Care Home on Main Street in Burton has been inspected by CQC
Riverside Care Home on Main Street in Burton has been inspected by CQC (Image: Google)

Cost of burials to rise by £150 in East Staffordshire

Burial costs in East Staffordshire are to rise by £150 - but charges to bury under-16s have been scrapped.

Families now face paying 30 per cent more to bury their loved ones in the borough’s two cemeteries in Rolleston and Stapenhill following a decision by councillors.

Read the full story here.

Time to nominate your pet hero for Blue Cross medal

The Blue Cross pet charity near Burton wants to hear about hero pets from the area as it opens nominations for the Blue Cross Medal 2018.

Animal lovers in Staffordshire, where the charity has a rehoming centre in Rolleston-on-Dove, and in Derbyshire, where the charity offers veterinary care, are being encouraged to nominate inspirational pets who could be the next medal winner.

Read the full story here.

Sarac looking for good listeners and non-judgmental people to become volunteers in Burton

Volunteers to provide emotional support are being sought by a Burton charity which helps victims of rape and sexual abuse.

Sarac offers free, independent and one-to-one emotional support, information and advice to male and female survivors of sexual abuse.

Read the full story here.

You could have thousands of pounds coming to you as dozens of estates are sitting unclaimed

Potentially life-changing sums of money are sitting unclaimed across the area, including cash bound that could belong to people from Burton, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire.

Records published by the Treasury have revealed that there are 41 unclaimed estates with links to the region that could be worth some serious cash.

Read the full story here.

A bingo session is being held at Burton Town Hall
You could have thousands of pounds coming to you as dozens of estates are sitting unclaimed (Image: Getty)

Asthma sufferers urged to stay indoors after Saharan dust poses 'severe risk' of deadly attacks

A charity has warned that the Sahara dust that covered Britain yesterday could lead to deadly attacks for asthma sufferers across the country.

People from across the country were quick to snap photos of the deep red colour that filled the skies on Monday, October 16, but health experts have encouraged people who suffer with severe asthma should stay indoors to avoid the dust.

Read the full story here.

Si Young captured this impressive photo of the red moon
Si Young captured this impressive photo of the red moon (Image: Si Young)

Imposter 'water board' officials strike Staffordshire four times targeting victims as old as 101-years-old

Residents in Burton and throughout East Staffordshire are being warned about imposter ‘water board inspectors’ after four elderly people were burgled in the last two months. Read more here...

Burton Albion make record pre-tax profit of more than £1million during debut Championship season

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has praised the tireless efforts of the Brewers staff on and off the pitch after the club’s annual accounts showed Albion made a record operating profit of more than £1million during an unforgettable debut Championship campaign.

The accounts for the last financial year, released today, show the club to have made a pre-tax and post-depreciation profit of £1,344,038, with the commercial benefits of featuring in English football’s second tier having a telling impact.

Read the full story here.

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson
Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson (Image: Steve Parkin)

Dying man says he's a prisoner on his narrowboat home because of problems on the canal

A terminally ill man who has lived on a boat for seven years says he is a prisoner in his own home after mooring problems left him stuck in silted mud in Horninglow.

Chris Brown, 63, has stayed at Horninglow Basin with his wife Val, 61 for the past few years, but after returning a month ago, the couple have been plagued by a string of problems.

Read the full story here.

Chris Brown is not going anywhere, even if he wanted to as his boat grounded on silt in the Horninglow Marina.
Chris Brown is not going anywhere, even if he wanted to as his boat grounded on silt in the Horninglow Marina.

Man is jailed after stealing cash from Burton mini market

A 24-year-old man who stole cash from a Burton mini market has been jailed.

He also resisted arrest while subjecting a police officer to hostility, a court has heard.

Read the full story here.

Delays in Burton town centre

Traffic is busy but moving slowly on Guild Street this morning with disruption affecting Horninglow Street and Evershed Roundabout. The estimated travel time is currently four minutes.

Lucky escape for driver after his car breaks down and another motorist smashes into it

A driver’s decision to get out of his broken-down car while waiting for help probably saved his life after it was hit by a second vehicle just moments later.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to a road traffic collision on the A38, near to the junction with the A5192, in Lichfield at 6.09am on Friday, October 6, and sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.

Read the full story here.

Usual congestion is building up on Stapenhill Road

It is very busy on the roads this morning including the A444 Stapenhill Road Northbound between A5189 St Peter’s Bridge/Main Street and A511 Ashby Road. There is queueing traffic in the roadworks area.

Slow traffic in Willington

There is very slow traffic on the B5008 Repton Road in both directions this morning especially around Bargate Lane.

Queuing traffic on Ashby Road

Drivers on the A511 Ashby Road Westbound at the A444 Stapenhill Road are currently sat in queueing traffic. The delays, which are in the roadworks area are a result of the closure of St Peters Bridge.

Stapenhill's Riverside Care Home on the up, says manager, despite 'requires improvement' rating

The manager of a Stapenhill care home has expressed her pride at the results of its latest inspection, saying that the service has taken a step forward, despite it receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating.

Read the full story here.

Riverside Care Home on Main Street in Burton has been inspected by CQC
Riverside Care Home on Main Street in Burton has been inspected by CQC (Image: Google)

Slow traffic on busy Uttoxeter route

There is currently slow traffic on the A50 Eastbound around the B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout).

Trains back up and running after earlier signalling problems

Normal service has resumed on East Midlands Trains between Sheffield and Derby after an earlier signalling problem at Chesterfield caused disruption and cancellations.

Today might still be a bit blustery...but the sun is coming out!

After a very windy night in some parts of Burton and South Derbyshire, we are pleased to say that Tuesday morning will get off to a dry and bright start with

lighter winds and some decent sunny spells making it feel pleasantly warm. However, the sunshine will turn hazy later as the cloud increases from the south while temperatures are expected to reach 17C.

After a mainly dry evening, outbreaks of heavy rain, accompanied by low cloud and mist will spread north reaching most parts by morning with temperatures falling to 7C.

There could be glorious sunshine on Sunday
There could be glorious sunshine later today (Image: Getty)