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James DeGale hoping to win a world title in USA

Packing a punch - DeGale in training at St George's Park. Credit: ITV News Central

Boxing gold medalist James DeGale is hoping to be the first British Olympic champion to win a world title when he fights in the USA in May.

He's been training at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent.

DeGale has always been open about his intentions to fight Carl Froch from Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire.

But first he must face the American Andre Dirrell in Boston, with a narrow win enough to catapult him to world boxing superstar status.

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National Videogames Arcade will 'inspire & excite' says co-director

Co-director Jonathan Smith from the National Videogames Arcade told ITV News Central that he wants the place to 'show people how inspiring and exciting games can be.'

Children and adults alike have been enjoying Nottingham's newest attraction which opened its doors for the first time this weekend.

Cycling stars make an appearance at Derby Arena open weekend

Olympic medalist Joanna Rowsell took time out of her busy schedule to support the next generation of British cycling hopefuls at Derby's new multi-million pound arena.

She told ITV News Central 'It's great to see that there are so many riders now in that sort of young talent pool ready to come through'.

Joining her at the arena's open weekend was BMX World Champion stunt rider Joe Oakley from Derbyshire.

He was entertaining crowds with tricks and skills also hoping to inspire a younger generation to take up BMX trials.

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104 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Nottinghamshire

The county council says ceremonies have proved very popular. Credit: Elaine Thompson/AP/PA Images

104 same-sex couples have tied the knot in Nottinghamshire since gay marriage was legalised exactly one year ago today.

This includes 48 in Greater Nottingham, 37 in Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood.

The county council says ceremonies have proved very popular.

This figure is believed to have been boosted by a further change in the law in December, which allowed couples to convert civil partnerships into marriage.

National Videogame Arcade opens in Nottingham

'Mission Control' proves popular for young gamers. Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds have been visiting the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham, which opened its doors for the first time this weekend.

Backed in a joint venture with Nottingham Trent University and the City Council, it claims it's the first permanent centre for gamers of all ages.

The centre has created 20 jobs, with two and a half million pounds being invested in it over the next three years.

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