Mike Howitt is planning to hitch hike from Leicester to Cape Town to raise money for the charity who cared for his wife in her final hours. He says
"Everybody's mad but most people have the art of disguising it, someone said 'I can't work out if you're mad or insane' and I think it's a bit of both, but then life's fun isn't and I'm making the most of it"
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Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment will parade in Nottingham later.
A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day.
Bright morning across southern parts, after a chilly start, but thicker cloud in the northwest will push southeast during afternoon.