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Roughed up on roller skates

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Roller derby is a sport dominated by women, but many a man may be intimidated by this fast-paced and often aggressive game.

It has been a popular pastime in the US for decades and is now catching on around the world, including in the UK.

Mike Bushell got his skates on to meet the inaugural European champions, the London Rollergirls All Stars, ahead of the new league season.

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