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Man overcomes injury to set world record - in high heels

Marti Powell suffered a severe brain injury 15 years ago - but he has already set a handful of world records.

Marti Powell has high hopes he will set even more world records

The 35-year-old, from Chesterfield, was involved in a road accident, which left him unable or speak or move. He holds the record for the fastest five metres and the furthest distance travelled by a rubber band car.

And now, he's the proud holder of the title 'fastest man over one hundred high heels'.

His achievement comes at the start of Brain Injury Awareness Week.

He says he picked the unusual targets because he likes to be be different:

'He said: "Everybody wants to be different, wants to be remembered. If you are the same as everyone else, you would just be the same. If you do something different - you'll be remembered."

See Chris Kiddey's report here:


Hospitals in Leicester 'feeling effect' of yesterday's game

Hospitals in Leicester say they are "feeling the effect" of yesterday's Leicester City match with Everton, with many people using the Accident and Emergency departments.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Infirmary, General and Glenfield Hospitals, tweeted to urge people not to use the A&E unless it's vital.

Thousands were celebrating in the city last night as the Foxes lifted the Premier League Trophy after beating Everton 3-1.

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