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  1. Updates for Tuesday 28 March 2017
  2. Concern over missing family from Newark
  3. Read set to retire as Notts captain
  4. Galleries of Justice to reopen under new name
  5. Trams 'not ready to accept new £1'
  6. Crews tackle fire in Beeston
  7. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Wednesday

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By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Nottinghamshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Specialist officers in search for missing family

    Ben Truslove

    BBC News Online

    Police have admitted there is very little they can say at the moment about the search, but here's a round up of what we know.

    Samantha Baldwin and her two sons nine-year-old Louis and six-year-old Dylan Madge are missing and were last seen in Nottingham city centre.

    • The family are from Newark but have links to Lincolnshire and Manchester
    • Louis and Dylan both go by the surname Taylor
    • Louis is described as having collar-length straight fair hair, a fair complexion and blue eyes
    • Dylan is described as having collar-length straight dark brown hair, a tanned complexion and brown eyes
    • Samantha is 5ft 7in, slim build with shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a red knee-length coat from Mango

    A dedicated team of officers is working round-the-clock in a "targeted search" for the family, which includes a warning at all ports, a specialist missing from home team and a specialist search team.

    Officers urged members of the public to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

    Louis, left, Samantha and Dylan
  3. Police 'seriously concerned' about missing family

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Supt Rich Fretwell told the gathered media that the importance of the public's help in the search for the family "cannot be underestimated".

    "We are seriously concerned for the welfare of all three of them. We need to find them as soon as possible to make sure they are safe and well," he added.

  4. Dedicated team of officers working 'round the clock' in search for family

    Jo Healey

    East Midlands Today

    Nottinghamshire Police have set up a dedicated team in the search for Samantha Baldwin and her two sons, Louis and Dylan.

    Three detective sergeants and 11 detective constables are working round the clock in what's described as a "targeted search".

    The family were last spotted in Nottingham city centre although they are from Newark and officers have been speaking to people in the town.

  5. Missing family have links across the country

    The family, who are from Newark, are believed to also have connections to Lincolnshire and Manchester. 

    Police believe they may have travelled to either of those places after they were last seen. 

  6. Police to brief press about missing family

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire police has called an urgent press conference about missing mum Samantha Baldwin and her sons Louis and Dylan which is due to start at 18:00.

    We're extending Local Live this evening to bring you that briefing.

  7. Police release images of missing family

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police have just released these images of Samantha Baldwin and her sons Louis (left) and Dylan Madge (right). 

    Samantha Baldwin, Louis (left) and Dylan Madge (right)
  8. Police release descriptions of missing family

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Samantha is described as being 5ft 7ins tall, of a slim build with shoulder length, highlighted blonde hair and green/blue eyes. 

    She was last seen wearing a red knee-length coat from Mango but may have changed her clothing since, Nottinghamshire Police said. 

    Louis is described as having collar-length straight fair hair, a fair complexion and blue eyes.

    Dylan is described as having collar-length straight dark brown hair, a tanned complexion and brown eyes.

  9. BreakingMother and two children from Newark missing

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Police are concerned for the whereabouts of a mother and her two children who were last seen near Nottingham city centre on Monday. 

    Samantha Baldwin, 42, and her sons Louis Madge, 9 and six-year-old Dylan Madge are from Newark. 

    Nottinghamshire Police believe the three of them are still together. 

    The boys also use the surname Taylor. 

  10. Your photos: March across Nottinghamshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Badger for sending in this pic of the daffodils in Bingham. 

    Daffodils in Bingham
  11. Anna Soubry criticises bat attack abuse sentence

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has criticised a judge over a suspended jail term given to a man who attacked his wife with a cricket bat.

    Mustafa Bashir and Anna Soubry

    Mustafa Bashir, 34, also forced bleach into her mouth, but the judge in Manchester said his sentence took into account his wife was not "vulnerable".  

    Ms Soubry, a qualified criminal barrister, has called for Bashir's sentence to be reviewed. 

  12. Evans gets GB call for France quarter-final

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Nottingham-based Dan Evans has been named in Great Britain's four man squad for next month's (7-9 April) Davis Cup quarter-final against France in Rouen.

    Dan Evans

    Evans, who trains at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, will be down to play two singles matches with Andy Murray out injured. 

    The tie will be played indoors on clay at Rouen's Kinder Arena - but Evans has not contested a tournament on clay since May 2015. 

  13. Football: Hardy has 'no regrets' at buying Notts County despite debts

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport Online

    Notts County will continue to lose money until January 2022, but owner Alan Hardy has no regrets about buying the struggling League Two club.

    Alan Hardy

    Hardy said Notts were losing £1.6m a year when he took over in January.

    But he told  BBC Radio Nottingham's Matchtalk programme  they were making progress on and off the pitch.

    "It is a step in the right direction, but it is still a lot of money we are losing every year. The whole business model has to change," Hardy said.

  14. Weather: Pleasant afternoon ahead

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A mainly cloudy but dry afternoon with occasional gaps and breaks in the cloud allowing for something a little brighter.

    Weather map

    Highs of 15C (59F). 

  15. Concern over region's graduate retention rates

    Fewer than one in three graduates are choosing to stay in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, according to new figures. 


    Research by Gradcore found that just 29% of graduates stayed in the region in 2014/15. 

    It said that this was possibly because of the number of people who come to university here from London and the south east (and then move back) and the relatively low number of local students who choose to stay and study at the University of Nottingham or Nottingham Trent.  

    General shot of Nottingham

    Mandy Ball, who has been a lecturer at Nottingham Trent for 14 years, said other cities are prospering at Nottingham's expense. 

    "Nottingham is caught a bit between two stores in that it is a city, but it is not as big as other competitors," she said.

    "There are perhaps greater opportunities in some of those larger cities." 

    Nottinghamshire County Council is set to discuss the findings of the research today.  

  16. Fire rips through house being built in Beeston

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    These dramatic pictures show a blaze at a house under construction in Beeston. 

    House fire in Beeston

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said no one was injured in the blaze and there was no damage to surrounding properties. 

    An investigation into the blaze is taking place while one crew continues to damp down the property, the fire service added. 

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, at J28 for A38 Alfreton.

    M1 Derbyshire - M1 entry slip road closed northbound at J28, A38 (Alfreton), because of a swan on the road. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time