Tributes have been paid to Former British and European Boxing heavyweight Champion Jack Bodell who has died at the age of 76, following a battle with dementia.
The Derbyshire born former butcher from Swadlincote claimed the British heavyweight title in 1969, and later secured commonwealth and European titles before the end of his career in 1972.
He then went on to run a successful fish and chip shop in Tile Hill, Coventry, which was once famously visited by Mohammed Ali.
ITV News Central spoke to a confident, 27 year-old Jack Bodell ahead of his fight against American Ray Patterson.
International Food and Crafts Festival: Fri 14th - Sun 16th Oct (Swadlincote, Derbyshire)
Organisers say they expect more than 10,000 visitors at the International Food and Crafts Festival in Swadlincote this weekend.
Visitors will get to sample flavours from across India, Poland, Germany and Spain. Just some of the food at the event include paella, churros, crepes, cheese, olives and chocolate.
Crafts including jewellery, clothing, artwork and gifts from around the world will also be available at the stalls.
On Sunday members of the public can enter the community Bake Off.
“The variety of stalls and the entertainment schedule at this year’s festival is absolutely stunning – we’ve really raised the bar high.”
For times, prices and more information: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/
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Emergency services were called out to Hearthcote Road in Swadlincote at around 1.45am after reports of a crash between two vehicles.
One vehicle had left the road and collided with a bungalow. Due to suspected structural damage to the premises the occupants were evacuated whilst damage was assessed.
The driver of one of the vehicles sustained a minor injury but did not require hospital treatment. Those living in the house were unharmed but due to the damage caused, were unable to return to their house.
An investigation into the cause of the collision has now been launched.
Derbyshire Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision to get in contact quoting incident number 38-14/7/16.
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Police have launched an investigation after a suspected double stabbing in a nightclub in Swadlincote.
Officers were called to the Empire Bar in the early hours of the morning, to find two men with serious injuries.
The venue was cordoned off while teams conducted searches. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to speak to Derbyshire Police.