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Weekend Picks: Victorian Pumping Station

Victorian Pumping Station: 2nd -3rd January (Claymills, Burton upon Trent)

Twenty-four original stationary steam engines will be on display Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station are opening their doors for a special steaming event this weekend. Visitors can expect to see two 80 tonne, five storey high beam engines, a steam powered engineering workshop, Blacksmith’s Forge and Joiner’s Shop, a working Victorian bath house, twenty-four original stationary steam engines on display and a fully operational Steam Powered Electrical Generator - the oldest in the country.

The stream engine event will include activities for all the family including operating a steam engine, hands-on model making, a children’s Victorian dressing-up corner and miniature steam engine rides.

For prices, times and more information visit: www.claymills.org.uk

Police investigate after man dies in fatal A38 collision

The collision happened on the A38 near Burton-on-Trent at around 1.40pm this afternoon. Credit: PA

Police are investigating the circumstances which lead to a male pedestrian being involved in a fatal collision with a car near Burton-on-Trent earlier today.

The collision happened on the A38 near Burton-on-Trent at around 1.40pm this afternoon.

Emergency services attended the location in Branston near to the Gate Inn pub, the collision was on the southbound carriageway. Sadly the man involved sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

Specialist collision investigators have conducted a detailed forensic investigation at the scene and recovered the car involved. The two occupants of the car have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road is currently closed but is expected to fully reopen around 7pm once police have finished their investigation.

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