Author: Chris Ellis

Owen Bradley

Owen Bradley is one of the hottest talents in the television and broadcasting industry, so it is no surprise that one of the most forward-thinking football clubs in the country turned to him to lead their new and ambitious television channel. Derby County are riding high in the Championship and have their eyes set on the Premier League, not just with their performances on the field but the way they operate off it. Bradley, who is from Breaston, has twice been named as the Radio Academy’s Top 30 Under 30, which recognises the top young talent in the industry, so it’s no surprise that Derby turned to him to...

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Sophie set to realise life-long dream

Many of us dream of scoring the winning goal for our country in the World Cup final, the crucial game-winning try, or perhaps having an Olympic gold medal around our neck and it will always remain just a dream for most, but one triathlete from Keyworth is right on the track to realising a life-long ambition.  Brothers Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee are two of the best-known names in the world of triathlon. Both have won medals at the Olympics, indeed Alistair is a two-time gold medallist while Jonny has won a silver and a bronze at the last two Olympic Games. And now, 22-year-old Sophie Coldwell is on the path...

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Jonny Owen

Jonny Owen is part of a formidable duo who are putting Nottingham firmly on the map. The 46-year-old is the partner (and recently got engaged) of Nottingham actress Vicky McClure who has starred in a host of hit  films and TV series, including This is England, Line of Duty and Broadchurch.  Welshman Jonny was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1971 and it is almost a case of you name it and Jonny has done it. As a teenager he was a Welsh boxing champion but it was not just sport that he excelled in. His indie band, The Pocket Devils, were signed to labels in the UK and...

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Patel completes the summer of dreams

A successful season for a Sportsman or woman is their team winning a  cup, or maybe gaining promotion. On a personal level, perhaps they have won the player of the season award. For one man this season, he won almost everything there was to win on a team and personal level. All-rounder Samit Patel helped Nottinghamshire win the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast, along with promotion to Division One of the County Championship. Patel, in his benefit season with the club, was named as the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Players’ Player of the Year and named in the PCA Team of the Year....

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