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Stapenhill resident prepared to fight to save historic shops from being torn down
A Stapenhill resident has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to save historic shops from being bulldozed. John Harvey has spoken of his disgust at finding out that East Staffordshire Borough Council has granted permission to demolish 67 to 69 Main Street, in Stapenhill to build six homes. Read more here...
Lorry fire on M1
One lane of the M1 northbound between junction 29 and 29A near Chesterfield has been closed.
A lorry fire has been reported and the lane has been closed as it is dealt with.
Two broken down vehicles on the M1 causing disruption for motorists
Two broken down vehicles are causing delays for motorists this afternoon.
There is one broken down car on the M1 northbound between junction 29 for Chesterfield and Mansfield and 29a for Markham Vale and Bolsover.
One lane of four is closed.
The other is on the M1 southbound at junction 28 on the A38 for Alfreton and Mansfield.
Teenager arrested in connection with alleged incident at Burton and South Derbyshire College
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested this morning in connection with an alleged incident which led to Burton and South Derbyshire College being put into a state of ‘lock down’ and students were forced to stay in classrooms. Read the full story here...
Singing policeman caught rocking to Meatloaf
This video of a policeman singing along to Meatloaf, not knowing that his colleague is recording, is just brilliant.
See the full video here.
Driver slapped with ticket after running out of fuel on the A38
A driver who ran out of fuel and caused delays for other motorists on the A38 during rush-hour traffic was slapped with a fine by police this morning.
The driver of the blue Vauxhall Vectra came to a stop in the secondhand lane causing other cars to have to slow down to get past. Police were called and when they arrived officers issued the motorist with a ticket for causing an unnecessary obstruction.
Read the full story here.
Everything you need to know about the new £10 note
So the day is finally here and the new £10 note will soon be in purses and wallets across the country.
You can find out everything you need to know about it here
Delays on A38 as police escort large trucks
Motorists have been warned to expect delays on the A38 this morning as two large trucks are being escorted by police from Ripley to the M1.
The Derbyshire Police roads team have been helping similar vehicles travel across major roads in the county over the last few weeks.
Hilton teenager caught driving while disqualified is given a suspended prison sentence
A Hilton teenager has been given a suspended prison sentence after driving while banned from the roads and damaging property.
James Deas, a 19-year-old boy of Thames Way, Hilton appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Courts on Tuesday, September 5, where he pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and damaging a neighbour’s vehicle and fence.
Bosses at Midland Classic has said that buses heading out of Burton will temporarily cease using the stop on the left hand side of Union Street, meaning passengers will not be able to get on or off right outside Sainsbury’s in Union Street.
Read the full story here.
All the news from the roads
St Peter’s Bridge is continuing to causing delays for those heading in to Burton this morning.
Find out more about the traffic and travel here.
Dry but breezy morning but showers will be back later on
Today is set to start with a dry morning but it will still feel windy and cool with some sunny spells making an appearance. As we head in to the afternoon there will be some showers but they will start to become less frequent. Tonight there will be some showers which will start to get heavier as we head in to the early hours of the morning. Temperatures will reach highs 15C and lows of 11C.