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That's With your news now for the
East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. After retaining his world titles,
Nottinghan's Carl Froch has In what he called the biggest
and best fight of his life, he knocked`out opponent George Groves
in front a record crowd at Wembley, then spoke exclusively to Angela
Rafferty, in his only dressing room It was a knockout punch where the of
a world champion. Eight rounds into the rematch, Carl Froch finally
silenced his challenger. It was the biggest match of my life. The first
few rounds were edgy, then this is devastating right hand. He has
successfully defended his world title and settled scores with George
grows. He promised to deliver and did just that. I have got no hard
feelings. It is a sport. I will let him worry about me now. It was
absolutely amazing. Justice has been served. Carl Froch was the better
fighter and is the better fighter. Early weather clothes off when there
were talks about a fight in Las Vegas.
Was that a proposal? Sort of. I had a few words. He got down on one knee
and said, Rachel, I haven't got a ring, but will you marry me? An
unbelievable night after a truly remarkable night.
See Angela's exclusive interview with him in full on our Facebook
page. A charity fund`raiser who previously ran from Derbyshire all
the way to his native Switzerland is planning a new challenge. This time
to cycle more than 1,000 miles. It's to fund research into cancer after
his family, and close friends, were affected by the disease. Simon Hare
Two years ago, Gerard set off to run a marathon a day for a month. It
took him from his home near Derby to his native home village in
Switzerland, and raised ?50,000 for cancer research. Now Gerard and a
group of friends are planning an even longer challenge. To run from
Derbyshire to Monte Carlo. Most people can't believe we are doing.
Everyone is very supportive. Our family and friends are for the same
hurt from cancer in recent years. My wife had cancer and is thankfully
overrate, my mum died of it a few months ago. There was a huge need to
raise lots of money to help find a cure. Absolutely. There will have to
complete around 1000 miles over nine days. Until I set off on their
journey later this month, plenty of training to be done.
Around 1,500 people endured today's summer`like temperatures to complete
a half`triathlon in and around Nottinghamshire. The Outlaw at Holme
Pierrepont included a half marathon, a one mile swim and a 56 mile cycle.
The winning team completed it in just over four hours.
It is absolutely great. Very inspiring. It was a bit hot for
them, but they did well. It is awesome. I have done it and I know
what they are going through. Hats off to them.
The weather now. We are ending with a little bit of
rain. It will gradually produce some showers into ahead of it, a lot of
cloud, so. The old heavy `based even into the afternoon tomorrow. Daytime
temperatures dropping by a few degrees.
Good night. Hope you had a nice weekend, it was
a warm and sunny one across central and eastern areas. A different story
out west with signs of change. It will be a different week this week
with some rain around. Some sunshine too. For a time, it will feel a good
deal cooler. There is a complicated cold front
producing patchy rain in the west right now. Sharp bursts