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Banks of River Trent at West Butterwick, nr Scunthorpe on Saturday Credit: ROY BRIGGS

Rather cloudy start with showery rain pushing northeast during the morning.

By afternoon a mix of sunny spells and showery outbreaks - these more frequent and heavy over high ground.

Winds may ease for a time during the morning but will gather strength again into the afternoon, westerly gusts 45mph over The Pennines.

Feeling noticeably cooler compared to Saturday's high of 16°C, more like 8°C - which is a couple of degrees below the seasonal average.


Brook calls out Amir Khan following IBF title defence

Sheffield's Kell Brook retained his IBF Welterweight title beating Romanian Jo Jo Dan by technical knockout in four rounds and remains undefeated.

Brook knocks down Jo Jo Dan during the IBF World Welterweight Championship defence Credit: Press Association

Fighting at a packed out Sheffield's Motorpoint arena, the local fighter made the most the partisan crowd, starting on the front foot and continuing throughout.

Brook looked focused and composed as he took advantage of defensive mistakes by the mandatory challenger, and the bout looked settled from the second round, where Brook scored two knockdowns against the 33-year-old Dan.

It was truly amazing to walk out in front of all my fans and I didn't think I would ever box again.

– Kell Brook

A further two knockdowns in the fourth round, one of which came on the bell led to Dan's corner taking the decision to withdraw their fighter, keeping him on his stool before the fifth round could start.

Kell Brook knocks down Jo Jo Dan during the IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at the Motorpoint Arena Credit: Press Association

It was Brook's first defence of the title he won from Shaun Porter since nearly losing his life when he was stabbed in the leg in Tenerife last September.

Brook's leg looked fully recovered and will now target Amir Khan, calling out the Bolton fighter. "If you're watching, come and get in this ring with me," Brook told Khan. Promoter Eddie Hearn added that Wembley Stadium was free for the pair on June 13.

Adam Etches loses IBF title in fourth round knockout

Sheffield's Adam Etches lost his IBF Middleweight title to a fourth round knockout from Belorussian Sergey Khomitsky.

Adam Etches (left) lost his IBF title to Sergey Khomitsky (right) Credit: Press Association

Fighting at Sheffield's Motorpoint arena on the undercard for Kell Brook and Jo Jo Dan, the 24-year-old local, etches struggled against the veteran Khomitsky, despite a partisan home crowd.

Gavin McDonnell wins European super-bantamweight title

Doncaster's Gavin McDonnell has won the vacant EBU super-bantamweight title, beating Ukranian Oleksander Yegorov on a points decision.

Gavin McDonnell (left) and Oleksandr Yegorov Credit: Press Association

The 28-year-old from Doncaster started the bout strongly, before a late comeback by the previously undefeated Yegorov taking the verdict by the verdict by 117-11, 118-110 and 118-109 margins.

McDonnell's fight came five years to the day from when twin brother, Jamie won his EBU Bantamweight title, a night that would spur Gavin on to become a champion too.

Hundreds march against "increasing privatisation" of NHS

Hundreds of campaigners staged a march through central Leeds earlier - against what they describe as the 'increasing privatisation' of the health service. The protestors say they are also worried about what they call 'cost driven cuts and closures'.

However, the Department of Health say use of the private sector in the NHS accounts for only six percent of overall budgets:


Play the game, not the occasion, warns FA Trophy minnows' Chairman

Ahead of their FA Trophy final at Wembley tomorrow, North Ferriby United's Chairman has told his players not to let the occasion get to them.

The minnows, from the village on the banks of the Humber take on favourites Wrexham in the capital, but Les Hare wants his players to enjoy the day:

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