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Groves taunts Froch with cut-out in Chelsea scarf

Groves taunts Froch with Chelsea scarf Credit: ITV News Central

The Nottingham boxer, Carl Froch, has been taunted by his world title rival, George Groves, at a press conference in London, as Groves decorated a cardboard cut-out of Froch with a Chelsea FC scarf.

Froch, a Nottingham Forest supporter, faces Groves for the second time on May 31 at Wembley Stadium, after he won their first fight after a controversial ninth round stoppage.

60,000 tickets for the rematch were sold in an hour Credit: ITV News Central

Read more: Froch pushes groves as tempers run high at Wembley press conference


Nottingham celebrates St George's Day

Hundreds have shown up to take part in this year's St George's Day celebrations in Nottingham.

The parade will include George and the dragon
The parade will include George and the dragon Credit: ITV News Central
Hundreds took part in the parade
Hundreds took part in the parade Credit: ITV News Central
Parts of the Midlands are considered the most patriotic regions of the UK
Parts of the Midlands are considered the most patriotic regions of the UK Credit: ITV News Central
Many dressed up for the occasion
Many dressed up for the occasion Credit: ITV News Central
The parade is finishing up in Old Market Square
The parade is finishing up in Old Market Square Credit: ITV News Central

Police appeal for help finding missing Nottingham girl, 14

Rachelle Smith was last seen by her mum on 15 April
Rachelle Smith was last seen by her mum on 15 April Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing for help finding a 14 year-old girl from Nottingham who has been missing for more than a week.

Rachelle Smith was last seen by her mum at their home in St Ann's at around lunchtime on Tuesday 15 April.

She was wearing red trousers and a black hooded top.

Nottinghamshire Police are asking Rachelle, or anyone who might have seen her, to call them on 101.

Nottingham club may have to close because of tram works

An ex-servicemen's club in Nottingham says it may have to close any day because of the tram works.

Beeston Victory Club opened in 1918 but now taxis and buses can no longer stop outside.

It says it has lost nearly a thousand members since the work began.

Peter Ure, who runs the club, told ITV News Central that they are struggling to run their business.

Nottinghamshire County Council say it's totally committed to supporting local businesses but the club says it's lost more than 40 thousand pounds.


Nottingham communities celebrate their diversity - through food

Dumpling making Credit: ITV News Central

People in Hyson Green have been hosting a festival of food and culture this weekend - and meeting their neighbours in the process.

There were handmade dumplings - with an edible message of hope inside - and massive plates of African and Caribbean stews.

Stews Credit: ITV News Central

It's one of the most diverse areas of the city and the organisers hope people have made new friends and broadened their horizons - as well as enjoying a break from all that chocolate!

Homemade bread Credit: ITV News Central

Mother: Quality of life improvement after garden makeover

The mother of a five-year-old girl with an incurable disease says the garden makeover at her house in East Leake in Nottinghamshire will greatly improve her daughter's quality of life.

Barnardo's charity are funding the work which will see the garden levelled out and a paths laid down, so Maddison Sherwood can roam around in her wheelchair.

Lidia Sherwood said before the makeover, the garden was not safe for her daughter.

Charity funds garden makeover for girl in wheelchair

Maddison Sherwood will now be able to enjoy the garden Credit: ITV News Central

A girl with an incurable disease will finally be able to access her family's garden in Nottingham with her wheelchair, thanks to a charity project.

Five-year-old Maddison Sherwood has a condition which affects her muscles and breathing. Barnardo's are funding the construction to level out the ground and lay-down paths

Construction workers have been levelling out the garden Credit: ITV News Central

Body found in River Ouse identified as missing soldier

Tyler Pearson, 18

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Ouse near Skeldergate Bridge yesterday has been identified as missing 18-year-old, Tyler Pearson

The soldier was last seen entering the River Ouse in the early hours of Thursday 3 April 2014.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“My heart goes out to Tyler’s family, and I know the police will offer all the help and support the family need at this very difficult time.

“The recent spate of fatalities highlights the importance of staying safe near York’s rivers, particularly when alcohol has been consumed. Last month’s river safety summit concluded that the priority needs to be on prevention as well as response.

"Work is currently underway with groups across York and families of recent river victims to make some short films to highlight the dangers of the river. In the longer term we will devise a sustained and powerful campaign to help prevent more lives being needlessly cut short.

"In addition to this, I am keen to facilitate vulnerability training, so those working in York’s night-time economy know who they can go to and what they can do to help keep vulnerable people safe."

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