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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.


Boy, 11, with cerebral palsy delivers letter to the PM

An eleven year boy who's calling for NHS funding for his cerebral palsy treatment has delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street.

Ben Baddeley, from Silverdale in Staffordshire, has had to rely on private donations and fund-raising efforts for his treatment so far.

He was unimpressed by what he called a lack of answers from the Prime Minister in an earlier reply. He had this message for David Cameron today:

In a statement, North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:

Our priority is to ensure that any child receives the NHS care and treatment that is clinically appropriate for their needs.

We would encourage the family to contact us if they need any support in applying for private physiotherapy.

– North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

MP accuses doctors of 'short-changing' the public

An MP has accused striking junior doctors of "short-changing" the public over their long-running dispute with the British Medical Association.

Lucy Allan, the Conservative MP for Telford, said their recent two-day walkout was "holding the NHS to ransom".

But local junior doctors have hit back, calling her comments out of touch with reality.

Andy Bevan reports:

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