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Derby Arena: Joanna Rowsell to host master class

The £28m arena opened earlier this month Credit: ITV News Central

Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion Joanna Rowsell will be holding a master class in track cycling to mark the opening weekend of Derby Arena.

Jo Rowsell (right) celebrates after winning the Women's Team Pursuit Final at London 2012 Credit: PA Wire

The £28m arena's opening weekend will showcase everything it has to offer and includes:

  • Wattbike taster sessions led by Joanna Rowsell
  • Track cycling master classes from World Masters Champion Geoff Cooke
  • Extreme stunt bike performances from Joe Oakley - World Record Holder, BMX World Champion and Britain's Got Talent star

Residents of Derby will be able to visit the café, check out the art gym facilities and experience a number of other exhibitions.

It is open from 10am until 4pm.


Royal British Legion falls victim to a break in

Royal British Legion were shocked to find the doors wide open. Credit: Kingswinford Royal British Legion

Members of the Royal British Legion were shocked to find their club house had been broken into last night in Kingswinford, Dudley.

According to their Facebook page the items that were taken included a television and several bottles of spirits.

They are appealing for anyone who has any information about the robbery and are urging people to get in touch with the police.

We would like to thank the people responsible for breaking into our British Legion, Kingswinford last night. > As a charity we raise money for soldiers who are currently serving and veterans who have fought for our country and your right to freedom.

– Kingswinford Royal British Legion
Boxes were scattered all over the floor after the break-in. Credit: Kingswinford Royal British Legion

Emotional Shropshire farmer says smaller herds are suffering

Nicky Harris told ITV News Central that big supermarkets are holding dairy farmers to ransom.

She said she'll have to pick some of her herd to go to slaughter this week just to keep the wolves from the door.

She has set up a campaign page to raise awareness.


Shropshire farmer takes tough decision to slaughter her dairy cows

Nicky Harris is struggling to pay the bills. Credit: ITV News Central

Nicky Harris, a farmer in Shropshire, says she's distraught that she'll have to send some of her dairy cows away for slaughter this week because of falling milk prices.

She says big supermarkets are holding dairy-farmers to ransom with such low prices and many farms in the area are struggling to keep going.

The increasing pressure has meant sending the cows for slaughter is the only way to pay the bills.

Hundreds brave the rain to show their support for the NHS

Campaigns, health staff and unions marched together. Credit: ITV News Central
Protestors were marching against what they claim is a 'gradual destruction' of the service. Credit: ITV News Central
Protestors were calling for better pay to NHS staff and more money to ensure the service stays free. Credit: ITV News Central
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