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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 Rhea Turner at rhea.turner@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245031.

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We’ll be back with more breaking news tomorrow morning from 7am.

Broken down vehicle causing slow traffic on the M1 northbound

A broken down vehicle is causing delays for motorists on the M1 northbound.

The incident took place between junction 28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield) and junction 29 A617 / A6175 (Chesterfield / Mansfield).

Lane one out of four is closed.

Heavy traffic on the M1 northbound after accident involving three vehicles

An accident on the M1 northbound is causing delays for motorists this afternoon.

The incident took place between junction 29 A6175 / A6175 (Chesterfield / Mansfield) and J30 A616 / A6135 (Worksop / Sheffield South).

Lane four of four was closed. Emergency services are currently attending the scene.

All lanes have since re-opened.

All lanes on the A38 are now open after shocking crash left the major road closed for 11 HOURS

Drivers can breathe a sigh of relief after two carriageways on the A38 have re-opened following an 11-hour closure.

The main carriageways of the A38 northbound and southbound were closed at 10.30pm on Tuesday, November 28 and only reopened at 9.15 this morning after a late night collision involving two lorries and a car.

Read the full story here.

Both sides of the A38 reopen

Both sides of the A38 have now reopened following the accident on the evening of Monday, November 28.

This is according to traffic monitoring website, Inrix, who have confirmed that the southbound side is cleared, while northbound road is clear and reopen.

It does warn that delays and queuing traffic is expected on the road following the accident involving two lorries and a car.

Mothballed UTC to become sixth form campus IF de Ferrers Academy gets the green light

A multi-million pound purpose built building which has stood empty in Burton since 2015, will become a sixth form campus if trust bosses get the go-ahead next week.

De Ferrers Academy has high hopes for the mothballed University Technical College and is well on the way to transforming it into a third campus for existing and new students.

Read the full story here.

Shocking pictures of serious crash that closed northbound AND southbound carriageways of the A38

These shocking images show the aftermath of a serious crash on the A38, which saw the drivers escape with only minor injuries.

The main carriageways of the A38 northbound and southbound are currently closed and will remain shut until at least 3pm according to Highways England.

Read the full story here.

Picture: Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit Accident on the A38 in Derby between two lorries and a car
Accident on the A38 in Derby between two lorries and a car

Clean up of fuel spillage needed before A38 can re-open

The A38 southbound and northbound will remain closed until 3pm while barrier repairs and recovery work take place. A clean up of fuel spillage is needed before the road, which has been closed since 10.30 last night, can be re-opened.

Pedestrian dies after collision with car in Swarkestone

Police have confirmed that a pedestrian has died following a collision in Swarkestone, early yesterday evening.

The pedestrian, who was involved in a collision with an SUV in Barrow Lane at its junction with Lowe Lane just after 4.30pm on Tuesday, November 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Read the full story here.

A38 Crash: 'Minor injuries' for drivers

The BBC has reported that the drivers escaped with ‘minor injuries’.

A38 closures causing tailbacks throughout Burton

Drivers are being warned to schedule extra time onto their journey this morning after a serious crash last night resulted in A38 closures northbound and southbound.

There is currently congestion to A5121 (Branston Interchange) and on A5121 Derby Road to B5018 Hawkins Lane / Princess Way / Wetmore Road. Buses are re-routing through Newton Solney which is also gridlocked.

Highways England says A38 could be closed until 3pm today

Drivers setting off on their morning commute are being warned of a number of diversions which are in place on a major road, after a serious accident last night.

There are currently diversions on the A38 northbound and the A38 southbound and the road has been closed since 10.30pm on Tuesday night.

Read the full story and see our video of resulting gridlock here.

There is a major build up of traffic around Markeaton Island this morning
There is a major build up of traffic around Markeaton Island this morning

Drivers in Burton and Derby gridlocked due to A38 closures

Drivers are currently experiencing huge delays and tailbacks as a result of closures to the A38 northbound and southbound.

Read the full story here.

There is a major build up of traffic around Markeaton Island this morning
There is a major build up of traffic around Markeaton Island this morning

Buses re-routing to avoid the A38

All vehicles including buses such as the X38 are being re-routed and diverted due to road closures on the A38

Crash involving two lorries and a car closes A38 Northbound AND Southbound

Drivers setting off on their morning commute are being warned of a number of diversions which are in place on a major road, after a serious accident last night.

There are currently diversions on the A38 northbound and the A38 southbound and the road has been closed since 10.30pm on Tuesday night.

Read the full story here.

Alison’s Childcare and Early Education in Swadlincote requires improvement, says Ofsted

A childcare service in Swadlincote has been rated poorly by education watchdogs despite making major improvements since its last visit from inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted.

Alison’s Childcare and Early Education (ACE) Ltd has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted - five months after being given the poorest rating of ‘inadequate’.

Read the full story here.

Assault at Swadlincote lights switch-on: Police release image of people they want to speak to

Police have released an image of people they want to speak in connection with an assault on a PCSO, which left her with a dislocated elbow.

The Derbyshire police community support officer was pushed to the ground after she challenged a group of youths.

Read the full story here.

Queueing traffic on A50 Derby Southern Bypass Eastbound

There is currently queueing traffic on the A50 Derby Southern Bypass Eastbound between J5 A516 Derby Road / Willowpit Lane (Etwall / Hilton) and J4 A38 / B5008 Etwall Road (Toyota Island) due to road closures on the A38.

Wednesday's weather: Cold and breezy with some sunshine

After a frosty start, Burton and South Derbyshire will enjoy another dry and sunny day. It will feel cold again in a brisk northerly wind and there may be slightly more cloud over Warwickshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands and possibly the odd shower. Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 6C.

The evening and night will stay breezy and cold and it will be windy on the hills. A widespread frost will form quite early in the night but ice isn’t likely. Temperatures will fall to -3C.

It's going to be a dry and sunny day today but scattered showers are predicted
It's going to be a dry and sunny day today but scattered showers are predicted (Image: Getty)

Drivers diverted as A38 is closed northbound and southbound

Drivers setting off on their morning commute are being warned of a number of diversions which are in place on a major road, after a serious accident last night.

There are currently diversions on the A38 northbound and the A38 southbound and the road has been closed since 10.30pm on Tuesday night.

Read the full story here.