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  1. Updates for Tuesday 26 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Clough upbeat for Posh trip

    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough remains in optimistic mood for tonight's game against Peterborough United, despite Saturday's shock home defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

    Nigel Clough

    "It's another opportunity for us. If we get a point or three we can go back top," Clough told BBC Radio Derby.

    "We were both unlucky not to get something from our games on Saturday. They will think they have an outside chance of making the top two because there are still 20 games to go. It should be a good open game."

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories we're covering at the moment:

  4. Cost-cutting bridges funding gap

    Sally Swinfen

    BBC Radio Derby newsreader

    Staffordshire's police and crime commissioner says spending money more effectively has allowed a £6.4m budget gap to be filled.

    Matthew Ellis said replacing back office support roles with police staff had reduced costs.

    He also said managing police buildings more efficiently had saved £398,000 and he has frozen the amount of council tax that goes towards policing for the fourth year in a row.

  5. Van crash blocks A38

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    More on the accident on the A38 northbound in Burton where a van has gone into the central reservation.

    Derbyshire Police says the road is blocked and traffic is at a standstill in both directions.

    Police are warning motorists to avoid the area and say the air ambulance is at the scene and treating the driver.

    It's not yet clear when the road is likely to reopen.

  6. Your photos: Fiery skies over Chaddesden

    More colourful scenes around Derbyshire and East Staffordshire earlier today.

    This photograph of Chaddesden was taken by BBC Weather Watcher Peter. 

    Chaddesden at sunrise

    And you're welcome to email your comments, questions and photos throughout the day, or get in touch on our Facebook page or via Twitter.

  7. Brewers target top spot

    Nigel Cash

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    Burton go to Peterborough tonight aiming to return to the top of League One.

    A win or a draw would regain top spot for the Brewers, although Walsall could become the new leaders with victory at Fleetwood and if Burton fail to win.

    Burton boss Nigel Clough believes Graham Westley has made their opponents a better team since taking charge in September.  

  8. Travel: Accident blocks lane on A50 eastbound at Uttoxeter

    BBC Travel

    An accident is blocking a lane and there's slow traffic on the A50 eastbound in Checkley, just near Uttoxeter.

  9. Rare Derbyshire book auctioned

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    A rare book promoting Derbyshire and the Peak District has gone under the hammer fetching £150.

    Rare book 'The Wonders of the Peak' auctioned in Derbyshire

    Called 'The Wonders of the Peak', it was uncovered in a box of books and auctioned yesterday.

  10. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories we're covering this afternoon.

  11. Roadworks to end nearly a year late

    East Midlands Today

    It's been confirmed that delayed roadworks on part of the M1 in Derbyshire won't be finished until the spring, almost a year late.

    M1 roadworks between junctions 28 and 31

    Highways England says it's got to "thoroughly test the technology" before opening the system between junctions 28 and 31.

  12. Butterfield stunned by 'crazy' loss

    BBC Sport

    Derby County's Jacob Butterfield says there were signs they were getting back to their best at Burnley and described the 4-1 loss as a "crazy night".

    Jacob Butterfield (left) and Chris Martin

    The Rams conceded three goals in 12 second-half minutes at Turf Moor and are now winless in five league games.

    Butterfield, whose volley levelled the scores at 1-1, told BBC Radio Derby: "In the first half we were the better team and played some brilliant stuff. Before we knew it, we were 3-1 down in a game we have dominated."

  13. Brewery posts record festive season profits

    BBC Radio Derby

    Marston's, which has a brewery in Burton, has posted record profits over the Christmas period for the fourth year in a row.

    Like-for-like sales rose 2.5% at the food-led outlets, in the 16 weeks to 23 January.

    The company owns about 1,600 pubs and brews ales such as Pedigree and Hobgoblin.