Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, who lives in Loughborough, was one quarter of England's men's 4x100m relay silver medal-winning team at the Commonwealth Games.
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Events are taking place across the Midlands today to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment will parade in Nottingham later.
A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day.