01/06/2014 East Midlands Today


01/06/2014

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More on that and all of today's stories on the BBC News Channel.

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That's With your news now for the

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East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. After retaining his world titles,

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Nottinghan's Carl Froch has In what he called the biggest

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and best fight of his life, he knocked`out opponent George Groves

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in front a record crowd at Wembley, then spoke exclusively to Angela

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Rafferty, in his only dressing room It was a knockout punch where the of

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a world champion. Eight rounds into the rematch, Carl Froch finally

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silenced his challenger. It was the biggest match of my life. The first

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few rounds were edgy, then this is devastating right hand. He has

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successfully defended his world title and settled scores with George

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grows. He promised to deliver and did just that. I have got no hard

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feelings. It is a sport. I will let him worry about me now. It was

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absolutely amazing. Justice has been served. Carl Froch was the better

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fighter and is the better fighter. Early weather clothes off when there

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were talks about a fight in Las Vegas.

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Was that a proposal? Sort of. I had a few words. He got down on one knee

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and said, Rachel, I haven't got a ring, but will you marry me? An

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unbelievable night after a truly remarkable night.

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See Angela's exclusive interview with him in full on our Facebook

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page. A charity fund`raiser who previously ran from Derbyshire all

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the way to his native Switzerland is planning a new challenge. This time

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to cycle more than 1,000 miles. It's to fund research into cancer after

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his family, and close friends, were affected by the disease. Simon Hare

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Two years ago, Gerard set off to run a marathon a day for a month. It

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took him from his home near Derby to his native home village in

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Switzerland, and raised ?50,000 for cancer research. Now Gerard and a

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group of friends are planning an even longer challenge. To run from

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Derbyshire to Monte Carlo. Most people can't believe we are doing.

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Everyone is very supportive. Our family and friends are for the same

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hurt from cancer in recent years. My wife had cancer and is thankfully

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overrate, my mum died of it a few months ago. There was a huge need to

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raise lots of money to help find a cure. Absolutely. There will have to

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complete around 1000 miles over nine days. Until I set off on their

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journey later this month, plenty of training to be done.

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Around 1,500 people endured today's summer`like temperatures to complete

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a half`triathlon in and around Nottinghamshire. The Outlaw at Holme

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Pierrepont included a half marathon, a one mile swim and a 56 mile cycle.

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The winning team completed it in just over four hours.

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It is absolutely great. Very inspiring. It was a bit hot for

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them, but they did well. It is awesome. I have done it and I know

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what they are going through. Hats off to them.

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The weather now. We are ending with a little bit of

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rain. It will gradually produce some showers into ahead of it, a lot of

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cloud, so. The old heavy `based even into the afternoon tomorrow. Daytime

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temperatures dropping by a few degrees.

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Good night. Hope you had a nice weekend, it was

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a warm and sunny one across central and eastern areas. A different story

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out west with signs of change. It will be a different week this week

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with some rain around. Some sunshine too. For a time, it will feel a good

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deal cooler. There is a complicated cold front

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producing patchy rain in the west right now. Sharp bursts

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