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Summary

  1. Live updates for Thursday 31 August 2017
  2. Two arrested after death of five-year-old boy
  3. 'Bladed article' arrest 'not terror-related'
  4. East Midlands ambulance 'catastrophes' on the rise
  5. Man appears in court over fatal stabbing in Long Eaton
  6. Jimi Hendrix note to 'Foxy Lady' up for auction

Live Reporting

By Gavin Bevis and Dave Wade

All times stated are UK

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  1. Council left vulnerable people's data online for five years

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised after leaving personal information on thousands of elderly and vulnerable people exposed on the internet for five years.

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    An online home care directory revealed addresses, care needs and hospital admissions, without even the basic security of a password.

    It was only discovered when a member of the public, using a search engine, was inadvertently able to access and view the data with no need to log in.

    The Information Commissioner's Office has fined the authority £70,000, calling it a "serious and prolonged" breach of the Data Protection Act.

  2. Man arrested after fatal A50 van crash

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a lorry driver was killed in a two-van crash on the A50 near Uttoxeter this morning.

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    A lorry overturned between the McDonald’s roundabout and the A522 after the crash.

    The driver of the other lorry suffered minor injuries.

    The westbound carriageway of the A50 has been closed since 10:00. Traffic diversions are in place.

  3. Nottinghamshire Police joins Transfer Deadline Day fun

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    For a second I thought Nottinghamshire Police had signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain...

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident.

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

  5. Man appears in court over Long Eaton stab death

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A 46-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Long Eaton.

    Nigel McGurk, 63, died after being found with a stab wound in West Park Court on Tuesday.

    Jeffery Beers, of West Park Court, was remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

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  6. Watch: How you can help acid attack victims

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    With acid attacks on the rise, a trauma expert from Nottingham has been offering advice on how people can help victims in the immediate aftermath of an attack.

    Chris Moran, the national clinical director for trauma, said there were a number of simple things people can do to assist.

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    Video caption: Watch: How to help acid attack victims
  7. Lorry driver killed in A50 crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A lorry driver has been killed after his vehicle overturned in a crash with another lorry on the A50 near JCB in Uttoxeter this morning, West Midlands Ambulance Service has just confirmed.

    The service said the man died from his injuries at the scene.

    The driver of the second lorry suffered minor injuries in the crash, which led to the westbound carriageway being closed shortly after 10:00.

  8. Derbyshire road still closed after double lorry crash

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    The A619 remains closed in Whitwell following a crash this morning involving two lorries.

    Derbyshire Police has yet to release any further information about the crash and has not given a time for when the road may reopen.

  9. Watch: Man sentenced for attacking mosque

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been given a two-year conditional discharge after admitting smashing the windows of a Nottingham mosque.

    Nottinghamshire Police said Martin O'Connor, 49, attacked the Masjid Umar and Islamic Centre on Monday 3 July.

    The damage can be seen in this video, shot from inside the mosque in Alfreton Road, Radford.

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    Video caption: Watch: Footage shows Nottingham mosque damage

    O'Connor, of Prospect Terrace, Radford, admitted religiously aggravated criminal damage at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

    He was also ordered to pay £200 compensation, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

  10. Hendrix note to 'Foxy Lady' could sell for £3k

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    When Jimi Hendrix spotted a "Foxy Lady" in the crowd at a concert in 1967, he couldn't help but leap off the stage to talk to her.

    Anthea Connell

    That girl was 19-year-old Anthea Connell, from West Bridgford, who was sat alone at The Jimi Hendrix Experience gig at Boston Gliderdome in Lincolnshire.

    "I’d love to tell you that we had a deep and meaningful conversation. I must have mumbled something but have no recollection of it. I was totally awestruck. Jimi Hendrix was a complete icon," she said.

    Her husband, Steve, said: “Having seen photos of her in the 1960s, I can understand why Jimi went over.”

    After their chat, Jimi gave Anthea, now 69, a memento she's kept ever since - a guitar strings packet with a note.

    Quote Message: To Anthea. Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet. Jimi Hendrix." from Jim Hendrix
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    "I think it was because, at the time, I was the only girl in the ballroom,” joked Anthea, who's putting the note up for auction in Derbyshire in October.

    Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall said the note and autographs from Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell have a guide price of between £2,000 and £3,000.

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    Jimi Hendrix autographs are not commonplace because his time in the limelight was shortlived. He died aged 27 in 1970.

  11. Two-van crash closes A50

    Wesley Mallin

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    A crash between two vans has closed the A50 near JCB in Uttoxeter.

    The crash took place at about 10:00. It's not clear whether anyone's been seriously injured.

    Both of the westbound lanes are closed while accident investigators look at the scene.

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  12. Woman questioned after man severely burned in house fire

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC Local Live

    A woman has been arrested after two people were injured in a house fire.

    A 57-year-old man is being treated for severe burns in a specialist unit following the blaze in Mulberry Avenue, Leicester, on Sunday afternoon. A woman suffered minor burns.

    Police said they arrested a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. She has now been released while investigations continue.

    Mulberry Avenue
  13. Analysis: Transfer Deadline Day at Derby and Burton

    Owen Bradley

    BBC Radio Derby Sport

    I suspect Gary Rowett would have wanted a much more comprehensive overhaul of his squad this summer, but that doesn’t mean Derby County will be that busy on deadline day.

    Outs are more likely than ins, though if Rowett can shift a bit of the deadwood, then don’t rule out a late move for someone.

    He had talked about wanting two more attacking players in an ideal world, perhaps a mobile striker and another wide player.

    Gary Rowett

    As for Burton Albion, I wonder whether Nigel Clough was working under the assumption he would lose player of the year Jackson Irvine this summer, so don’t expect the Brewers to rush out to find a replacement.

    The loan market is where Clough will try to get lucky today.

  14. Duke's ex-private secretary seeks assurances over abuse inquiry

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    The former private secretary to the Duke of Rutland who was falsely accused of child sex abuse has demanded assurances that his accuser will not receive special legal status.

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    Harvey Proctor was cleared by the Met in 2016 after a £2.5m investigation into an alleged paedophile ring in Westminster.

    Mr Proctor, who was a Tory MP in Essex from 1979 to 1987, lost his job as the Duke's private secretary at Belvoir Castle as a result of the accusations.

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse has said it will examine claims made of abuse in Westminster.