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Traffic delays on A516 in Etwall after serious motorcycle crash - live updates

Traffic delays on A516 in Etwall after serious motorcycle crash - live updates

There has been a serious crash involving a motorcyclist and a car near to a Derbyshire school. The accident happened at 8.30am on the A516 Etwall Road near to the junction of Derby Road in Etwall close to John Port School. Police are on their way to...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Woman, 81, banned from road for FIVE years after dangerous driving charge

An 81-year-old woman has been banned from driving for five years. She was among the latest defendants dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court. Driving dangerously Phyllis Maguire, 81, of Doles Lane, Findern, admitted driving a vehicle...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Championship news: Leeds United and Derby County linked with Bolton Wanderers midfielder

Leeds United and Derby County are among a clutch of clubs being linked with a move for Bolton Wanderers midfielder Josh Vela ahead of the January transfer window. The 23-year-old has recovered from an ankle injury sustained on the opening day to help...

5 December 2017 in Sport
 

Fascinating book about Burton's famous brewing past set to be a best seller

A Burton author has penned a book tracing the intriguing history of brewing in the town. It will be Ian Webster's second book about the industry, having released his first in 2015. Brewing in Burton Upon Trent, which will be released on January 15,...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Reassurance over Rykneld Primary School in Burton taking on academy status

Staff at a primary school in Branston have made the decision to turn it into an academy. The governors at Rykneld Primary School in Main Street have been considering its future for the past five years and this month made the choice to join the John...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Big NO to more free parking for Christmas shoppers in Burton

Plans to introduce additional free parking to Burton for the Christmas period have been rejected by the borough council. It was felt the current structure in place is good enough. These proposals were bought to the council meeting of East...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Burton Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel on Tuesday, December 5

Burton Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel on Tuesday, December 5

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...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Mum of sepsis victim joins ambulance service to raise awareness of 'silent killer'

A public information campaign to raise awareness of a potentially deadly disease which claims 44,000 lives in the UK every year has been launched. West Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Anthony Marsh says of Sepsis - which claimed the life of...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Stores in Burton enjoy a bumper Small Business Saturday - but it doesn't end there!

Organisers have hailed Small Business Saturday as a huge success as they encourage shoppers to not stop now and keep on shopping local. On Saturday, December 2, Burton shoppers were urged to show their support for the many independent town centre...

5 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Watch shocking moment Eddie Stobart driver causes M6 horror smash after falling asleep

A speeding truck driver who caused a major crash on the M6 after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed. Dashcam footage showed the fully-laden HGV plough into a stationary car, sending it into a second vehicle, at 43mph, causing injuries to the...

4 December 2017 in Regional West
 

These are the things you should never do before trying to get to sleep

If you always feel tired and do not feel property rested and need coffee to wake you up, we might be able to help you. You might have tried sleep apps on your phone, hot milk, herbal remedies and just about every trick up your sleeve. But still you...

4 December 2017 in Regional West
 
Burton Albion draw Birmingham City away in FA Cup third round, Liverpool v Everton the big tie

Burton Albion draw Birmingham City away in FA Cup third round, Liverpool v Everton the big tie

Burton Albion will travel to Championship rivals Birmingham City in the third round of the FA Cup in January. The Brewers were drawn at the Blues in Monday night's live televised draw, meaning they will face a fellow struggler in the second tier, with...

4 December 2017 in Sport
 

Huge increase in house building means bin collection spend reaches nearly £1 million

A further £61,000 is to be spent on bin collections in a bid to reach more households without stretching staff into doing overtime in South Derbyshire. South Derbyshire District Council passed a recommendation to spend the cash. The authority will be...

4 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Meghan Markle will face a British citizenship test - but could you pass it?

After Prince Harry popped the question and got engaged to American actress, Meghan Markle, his bride-to-be will now face the same test as anyone else before becoming an official British citizen. The actress intends to become a British citizen after...

4 December 2017 in Regional West
 

Burton businesses touched by appeal pledge support for Feed Our Families

Two popular Burton businesses are doing their bit for the community after being moved by the plight of struggling families so poor they cannot even put food on the table. Staff at Specsavers Opticians in High Street, Burton, have got behind the Burton...

4 December 2017 in Regional West
 


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