Welcome to the rolling news live blog where you'll find all the latest news and traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Burton and the surrounding area. If it's happening, you'll hear it here first. If it's happening in the wider world and we think you'll be interested, this is where you will find it. We will keep you up to date on all you need to know.
We're hoping you can be our eyes and ears in your own communities so if you spot something going on you can email reporter Helen Kreft at email@example.com or call us on 01283 245032
Good luck to the Brewers!
That’s all from us for tonight, but don’t forget you can keep up to date on Burton Albion’s match against Manchester United with our live blog.
We’ll be back with the latest news again tomorrow from 7am.
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for the Brewers!
Vicky Balch left shaken after car veers off the road in Vietnam
A victim who lost her leg in the Smiler crash at Alton Towers suffered another near-death experience when her car veered off the road while filming in Vietnam.
Alton Towers crash amputee Vicky Balch was left shaken while filming a BBC documentary in the country.
Moira man among those jailed for supplying £145,000 worth of cocaine
A man from Moira has been jailed for seven years for being part of a gang which supplied £145,000 worth of cocaine in a crime spree described by a Judge as a ‘substantial operation and conspiracy.’
Clive Andrews, of Cherry Tree Court, Moira, was one of six members of the drugs gang, who have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.
Brewers have arrived at Old Trafford
If you didn’t manage to get yourself a ticket to tonight’s clash against Manchester United, Mail reporters Joshua Murray and Richard Cusack have got you covered.
They’ve got everything you need to know about the match, and will giving you the latest news from Old Trafford, as soon as it happens.
St Peter's Bridge might have seemed empty... here's why
Motorists have been reassured that work is taking place on St Peter’s Bridge is on target despite a small gap in the day when residents have reported that the structure appears silent.
Staffordshire County Council has told the Burton Mail that a “crew changeover” is the reason for when the bridge appears empty for a short period in the afternoon.
Broken down car causing traffic queues in Walton
Reports of a broken down car in Walton on Trent has led to queuing traffic.
Traffic and travel information website Inrix is reporting that a vehicle has broken down in Main Street, near Station Lane. The caller reports that a car has broken down near to the bridge over the River Trent, affecting traffic between the A38 and Walton on Trent.
Lane closed on M1 in Derbyshire
One lane of the M1 southbound has been closed between junction 29a for Bolsover and junction 29 for Chesterfield and Mansfield.
The closure is due to a broken down vehicle.
The other three lanes on the carriageway remain open.
Tiny kitten dumped in tied-up plastic carrier bag in a Burton street
A tiny kitten has been found dumped in a tied up plastic carrier bag in a Burton street. A passer-by found the frightened black and white cat, thought to be around 10 months old, after noticing the carrier bag left in Carver Road was moving.
They were so moved by the kitten’s sad plight that they have now decided to keep her.
Bike stolen from St Peter's Bridge
Today at 12.05pm a cycle was stolen from the tesco store on st Peters bridge.
Police are appealing for more information about this incident. Contact the 101 number and quote serial number 0325 of the 20th of September.
Police are encouraging cyclists to be aware that cycles are being stolen regularly from all areas please be vigilant at all times
If you have any information regarding cycle thefts please contact the 101 number your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence
Twenty coaches booked as more than 2,000 Brewers fans set to head to Manchester United
Up to 2,000 Burton Albion fans are today making the journey north for their club’s mouth-watering Carabao Cup clash with Manchester United 11 years after their beloved Brewers almost pulled off a major cup shock.
The Brewers’ exploits will be beamed live to a satellite TV audience of millions worldwide as they go in search of a famous cup upset against Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils.
White Swan pub in Walton-on-Trent gets go ahead to extend bar and restaurant
A popular village pub is aiming for a big boost in trade after plans to extend its bar and restaurant were approved as part of a major renovation scheme.
The White Swan, in Main Street, Walton, is bucking the national trend of continuing pub closures, with figures from real ale campaign group CAMRA showing as many as 20 a week are going under across the UK.
Woman taken to hospital from Ashby Statutes after 'slipping as she got off a children's ride', say the organisers
A person who was taken to hospital following an incident at Ashby Statutes fair at the weekend was hurt when they slipped exiting a children’s ride, says an organiser of the event.
It was originally reported that someone had fallen from the waltzer ride in Market Street at 2.16pm on Saturday, September 16, but Michael Harris, one of the organisers of the annual fair, said the incident actually on one of the children’s rides.
Former dairy parlour in Coton in the Elms part of brewery plan for Catton Hall events
Historic Catton Hall could get its own brewery - with a former dairy parlour producing up to 8,500 pints of beer a month for a wide range of events on the estate.
The picturesque estate is hoping to strengthen the appeal of its growing number of events, including music festival Bloodstock, by providing a craft ale brewery on site.
Newhall man admits making almost 600 indecent images and movies of children
A 41-year-old from Newhall has admitted making almost 600 indecent images and movies of chidren over a four-year period.
Gareth Studden, of The Fairway, Newhall, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to three charges. He admitted making 176 indecent images and movies of a child which were classed as the most serious Category A; 123 Category B images and movies; and 292 category C images.
A38 at Burton reopens after earlier lorry fire
An earlier lorry fire partially closed the A38 northbound between Branston and Claymills. However, the lanes have now reopened and the lorry has been moved into a lay-by to be recovered.
Delays to Midland Classic route due to lorry fire
Bus firm Midland Classic reports traffic is queuing normally but due to the recent lorry fire, route 22 is running late
One lane of A38 now open
Highways England say one lane is now open on the A38 northbound carriageway where the fire took place but the other lane remains closed.
Police and recovery team are now at the scene.
Lorry fire partislly closes the A38 at Burton
A lorry fire partially closed the A38 in Burton overnight for more than three hours.
Traffic information service Inrix says the blaze took place between the junctions of A5121 (Branston Interchange) and A5121 (Clay Mills).
It also adds an HGV broke down at the scene causing further problems to motorists during the night.
Inrix says a “large clean up operation” took place following the lorry and tree fire and the road re-opened at 5am after closing at 1.30am.
Further information to follow