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Wilder hails 'unbelievable' Northampton Town promotion

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has described the club's march to the League Two title as "unbelievable".

The Cobblers were crowned as champions with four games to spare following a 0-0 draw at Exeter City on Saturday.

Wilder was rewarded for his part in their promotion with the Manager of the Year prize at the Football League awards last night.


Peterborough gymnast Smith apologises for Twitter rant

Louis Smith had to settle for silver in Liverpool. Credit: PA

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has apologised for a rant he made on social media last week in which he criticised judges at the British Championships.

Smith was furious that the gold was awarded to Team GB Max Whitlock instead of him in the pommel.

British Gymnastics have since met with Smith and warned him about his future conduct.

After Sunday’s pommel final at the British Gymnastics Championships I aired my frustration, verbally and through social media because I genuinely thought I had performed the best routine of the day.

Having had time to cool off, and following conversations with British Gymnastics, who have helped me see the consequences of my actions, I realise the way that I expressed my feelings was wrong and it should never have happened.

I want to say sorry to my team mates; to my fans; to the judges involved; and to British Gymnastics for any offence caused. Being a gymnast can be difficult because the sport is subjective; coupled with that I am very driven, and passionate about the sport that I love.

None of that is meant to be an excuse for my behaviour, but I am human and I let my emotions get the better of me. My plan is to get back in to the gym to focus on the upcoming Europeans, and Olympics.

– Louis Smith


Funeral of eight-year-old Tommi Miller takes place today

Tommi Miller's funeral will take place in Cambridge today Credit: ITV News Anglia

The funeral of an eight-year-old boy from Cambridge who died after a five year battle with leukaemia will take place today, after Chelsea football star John Terry offered to pay for it.

Tommi met his idol, footballer John Terry, last year. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tommi Miller, who was 8-years-old met some of the players on a visit to his beloved football club last year.

Tommi died nearly a fortnight ago after an unsuccessful attempt to carry out a bone marrow transplant.

After hearing the news on social media, Chelsea defender Terry decided to call the funeral director and pay the £1,600 costs.

Those attending Tommi's funeral will be asked to wear either Chelsea or Cambridge United strips.

Bedfordshire rower hopeful of place in Olympic team

Charlotte Taylor from Bedfordshire is battling for a place in the Olympic rowing team. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Athletes from across the country are currently battling it out to secure a place in the Olympic games in Rio this summer.

ITV News has been given rare access to the rowing squad training ahead of the European Championships next month including Bedfordshire hopeful Charlotte Taylor.

Many of those competing in that event will travel to South America to represent Team GB and contribute to the Olympic medal tally.

ITV News reporter Matt Price has been following the athletes on their Road to Rio

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