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That is all from us today folks

That is all from us for today but we will be back bright and early tomorrow with all the latest news for Burton, Swadlincote and North West Leicestershire

It could all be in your genes to love or hate Burton's Marmite, new study claims

Burton’s finest Marmite has been causing arguments for generations, but now top scientists say that it may actually be in your genes to love or hate the brown nectar.

DNAFit, which is one of the country’s top genetic research centres, has released research after a year of conducting clinical trials and taste tests around the yeast spread produced in the town.

Read more here.

The limited edition Marmite jar
The limited edition Marmite jar

St Peter's Bridge still on schedule to reopen for Burton Christmas lights switch-on despite 'attack by vandals'

Highway chiefs have vowed to make sure that St Peter’s Bridge is open in time for the Christmas lights switch-on despite a vandal attack.

Red industrial paint was used to vandalise paving, structures and signs, resulting in the need for emergency repairs to make sure the bridge is ready to reopen as planned on Saturday, November 18.

Find out more here.

Red industrial paint was used to vandalise a speed restriction sign
Red industrial paint was used to vandalise a speed restriction sign

Tributes flood in for Burton musician Brian Wood who spent his days playing the keyboard, dominoes in the pub and games with his family

A well-known Burton musician who played in three local bands has died, aged 69, after a brave 15-year battle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Brian Wood has been remembered for his love of family, fancy dress, quirky gadgets and his beloved motorbike.

Read the full story here.

Brian is pictured with his band members in his heyday. He is pictured second right
Brian is pictured with his band members in his heyday. He is pictured second right

Former Ashby butcher jailed for 18 years after sexually abusing young girl

A former Ashby butcher has been jailed for 18 years after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl.

Mark Rawlinson had denied a total of 20 sexual offences but was found guilty by a jury following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

Read the full story here.

Mark Rawlinson has been jailed for 18 years
Mark Rawlinson has been jailed for 18 years (Image: Hull Daily Mail)

Brrrrrr! more frost on the way tonight - make sure you have your scraper and de-icer ready for the morning

People in Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire are being warned to wrap up warm with the United Kingdom set to face a wintery cocktail of rain with temperatures down to a shivering -10C in the coming days.

It comes as there are warning of snow in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Read the full story here.

Many residents across the area had to get the de-icer out today
Many residents across the area had to get the de-icer out today (Image: Getty)

Just five per cent of speed cameras in Staffordshire are working

New figures show that Staffordshire drivers might get away with breaking speeding regulations due to speed cameras not working.

Drivers in the county have a 95 per cent chance of escaping a fine, as just 14 of the 272 cameras work at any one time.

Read the full story here

Former Burton Albion star Billy Kee sentenced over nightclub fracas

A former Burton Albion footballer has appeared in court for his role in a fight outside a city nightclub.

Striker Billy Kee, who played for the Brewers from 2011 to 2014 before he left to join Scunthorpe United, was sentenced alongside Cardiff City midfielder Lee Tomlin following a fight outside Leicester nightclub Ghost.

Read the full story here

Billy Kee of Burton Albion, right, is pulled back by Andy King, of Leicester City, during the FA Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Burton Albion at The King Power Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Leicester

Vehicle fire in Ashby

Firefighters in Ashby have been dealing with a vehicle fire in Tamworth Road.

Crews from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a vehicle fire on a driveway. It was reported that 70 per cent of the vehicle was damaged by the fire and two other vehicles suffered head damage.

All lanes on M1 southbound re-opened

All lanes on the M1 southbound have been re-opened after an earlier accident.

Long delays have still be reported between junction 28 and 26 after the road was blocked as emergency services removed vehicles and debris from the carriageway.

Travel time is roughly one hour and 20 minutes.

More misery on the roads

Traffic has been reported on the M1 southbound between junction 29 and 28 due to an earlier accident involving a van and a lorry.

Two lanes were closed until around 7.40am, but traffic is still struggling in the area.

Police car left burnt out in Overseal

A police car has been left burnt out following a fire in Overseal.

Reports say that the Derbyshire Constabulary vehicle was left completely charred in Burton Road this morning, Sunday, November 5. It is not yet known was caused the fire.

Read the full story here

On the roads...

Queuing traffic has been reported heading into Burton on the A444 Stapenhill Road and A511 Ashby Road as commuters are heading into the town. The delays are being caused by the closure of St Peter’s Bridge - but it will be opening soon!

Heavy traffic is also present on the A52 Brian Clough Way westbound at the Pentagon Island.

Meanwhile, motorists heading towards Nottingham are being advised to avoid the M1 southbound between junction 27 and 26, as two lanes have been closed. The lanes were closed at around 7.25am after a car overturned on the carriageway.

St Peter's Bridge has closed for three months

Monday's weather

It’s been a rather cold start to the morning, but it is looking set to stay dry and bright for more of the day.

After the early frost has cleared, the sun will appear making it a bright, pleasant day. It will stay rather cold though, and winds will emerge in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 10C.

There might be some spots of rain overnight and the wind will get stronger into tomorrow morning. Minimum temperatures will be 7C.

It's set to be a cold start to the morning
(Image: Getty)

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