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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 6 April 2017
  2. Samantha Baldwin, found with two sons today, arrested for abduction
  3. PM launches election campaign in Notts
  4. Trent Barton cuts bus service in Derbyshire
  5. Cromford Mills given prestigious award
  6. Lightning retain England trio for T20 league

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie and Khia Lewis-Todd

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended but will return tomorrow from 08:00. 

  2. East Midlands weather update: Cloudy with a chance of mist patches

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Overnight, it will continue to turn increasingly cloudy from the west through this evening. It will be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud and a few clear spells at times. 

    Where cloud breaks persist, it’ll be chilly with the chance of a few patches of mist.

    Weather
  3. Nottingham vet students help look after horses, by royal appointment

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Vet students from the University of Nottingham have been helping to look after the Queen's iconic military ceremonial horses. 

    royal horse

    The students worked alongside the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery to help screen the horses for a potentially life-threatening equine disease called Strangles.

    Nottingham students

    Major Harriet Church, from the Household Cavalry Regiment, said: "Testing the large number of military horses based in London would have been impossible for regimental vets to tackle in a realistic time period without the students and clinicians of Nottingham’s veterinary school. 

    "Their drive and dedication ensured that every single horse could be tested."

    The horses are used to do things like escort the royal carriage on major state occasions. 

  4. Passengers and staff surprise favourite bus driver

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Today a Derby bus driver got a surprise he wasn't expecting when he finished his round.

    He was met by colleagues and his regulars to help him celebrate being crowned the winner of a customer service award.

    Mick Smith

    Mick Smith was chosen as one of the winners of Trent Barton's really good service awards - but because he couldn't make the ceremony, Trent Barton rounded up a group of his regular passengers to help him celebrate in style.  

    Mick Smith

    More than 250 people nominated Mick for an award. The bus service even sent mystery passengers aboard Mick's bus to ensure he was everything customers said he was.

  5. Travel: Trains disrupted between Derby and Burton

    BBC News Travel

    A broken down train's causing disruption to services between Derby and Burton this evening.

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  6. Tennis: Nottingham-based Dan Evans set for Davis Cup duty

    BBC Sport

    Nottingham-based tennis player Dan Evans will be second on court during Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France tomorrow.

    Dan Evans

    Evans, 26, who trains at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, takes on world number 68 Jeremy Chardy at the Palais des sports de Rouen. 

    Kyle Edmund will face Lucas Pouille in the first match. 

    The reverse singles are on Sunday.  

  7. Scrapping of Derbyshire bus service 'disastrous'

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier on we told you about Trent Barton scrapping their village bus service in Etwall and Eggington.

    Miles Nesbitt has lived in Egginton for 10 years - and he says losing the service is "disastrous".

    "For the village I think it's disastrous - we are a community of about 570 people. 

    "A lot of people depend on the bus service... for them the decision to withdraw the V2 from the village completely is disastrous."

    Bus Stop

    Pictured above is Hilton bus stop which runs though Etwall and Eggington.

  8. PM: 'No immediate date' for Midland Mainline electrification

    Peter Saull

    BBC Radio Nottingham political reporter

    There is no immediate start date for the electrification of the Midland Mainline, according to Prime Minister Theresa May. 

    Theresa May

    Speaking on a visit to Nottingham, she said: "That is something that we are looking at.

    "I haven't got a date that I can give you immediately... we have set aside, as a government, money to put into, to invest into, infrastructure because infrastructure is very important. 

    "It is part of our industrial strategy, investing in infrastructure, and doing that across the UK." 

    The Midland Mainline runs from London to Sheffield through the East Midlands.

    Midland Mainline map
  9. Severn Trent to begin work on Daleside Road

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    Expect delays on Daleside Road in Nottingham this evening, as Severn Trent begin work which will result in one lane being closed between 19:00 and 22:00 today and tomorrow.

    Congestion
  10. Cromford Mills given prestigious award

    Rory Gallimore

    BBC Radio Derby

    Cromford Mills has been given a prestigious European award for its restoration. 

    Building 17 is one of two UK winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Culture Heritage. 

    More than £6.5m has been spent on bringing the building back into public use - and it looks as if it's paid off.

    Building 17

    Here's a picture of what the building looked like before the restoration.

    Building 17 before restoration
  11. Missing teenager found

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    We told you earlier about missing teenager Ellie Cunningham. 

    Police say she has now been found "safe and well".

  12. Boys 'in care of professionals'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Chief Supt Chamberlain said: "The boys are safe and in the care of childcare professionals."

    Speaking to our reporter at Nottinghamshire Police HQ, she added that they had not been physically harmed.

    police
  13. Boys found in 'secluded holiday cabin'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Chief Supt Chamberlain said the boys were found in what has been described as a "rural setting" which was "very secluded".

    The accommodation was a holiday cabin, just north of Ollerton.  

    "We were contacted by a member of the public after seeing the nationwide appeal who decided to ring us up with some concerns he had," she said.  

  14. Mum and boys were at holiday home together

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Chief Supt Helen Chamberlain said police believe they have been at the same location in Ollerton since they went missing.

    She said they believe it was a "pre-planned attempt to evade the authorities".

    Helen Chamberlain

    The boys were there with their mother, she said.

    "All the wider family have been informed of the wider developments," she added.

  15. BreakingSamantha Baldwin arrested on suspicion of abduction

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Samantha Baldwin, 40, has been arrested on suspicion of abduction.

    She and her two sons, who were reported missing last Monday, were found in a holiday home in Ollerton, police have said.

    Samantha Baldwin

    A 62-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman remain on bail.

    The boys were found in very secluded holiday accommodation, just outside Ollerton.

  16. Your photos: Flower power across the East Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    A great shot taken in Kegworth this afternoon...

    Flowers

    The flowers are crispy white under the perfect clear skies in Codnor today...

    Flowers

    Picture perfect taken in East Leake...

    Flowers

    Thank you to all our Weather Watchers for sending these in across the day.  

  17. Cyclist in hospital after crash

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News Online

    A cyclist remains in hospital with serious injuries after a collision near Market Overton, Leicestershire. 

    Emergency services were called to Edmondthorpe Mere just before 11:00 yesterday morning.

    The 69-year-old cyclist had collided with a VW Polo. No-one else was injured.

    Edmonthorpe Mere