Specialist clinics in Nottingham dealt with more than 200 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) last year, nine of which involved girls under 18.
Practitioners working in this area believe that this may only be the tip of the iceberg.
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, along with partner agencies who have a responsibility for safeguarding children, are supporting a conference taking place today, to focus on the issue of FGM.
The Ending Female Genital Mutilation Together conference will bring together survivors of FGM, local authorities and safeguarding professionals, as well as health professionals, women’s groups and charities to raise greater awareness and how to tackle it.
FGM has been illegal in the UK since 1985 and the practice continues mainly because of a lack of awareness among professionals, fear and embarrassment about talking about the issue, as well as a lack of understanding among practising communities about its impact.
Almost two thousand motorists in Leicestershire have been ticketed in the last month as part of an effort to tackle unsafe parking.
The drive by Leicestershire County Council is attempting to act against people who park in contravention of parking restrictions, such as double yellow lines - posing a potential road safety hazard.
Over the last year, the council raised £735,645 from fines.
However, once the costs of running the enforcement service was taken into account, it made an overall loss of £792.
The council say that if any profit were made through the scheme, it would be used to fund improvements to parking and general traffic management in the county.
We're opening up our ITV News Central archives and bringing you videos and stories from days gone by.
In the week that this season's football Transfer Deadline Day deals were done right up to the wire, we're opening our Midlands Memories series with a video featuring transfer-talk - from the 1960's !
Ten players at West Bromwich Albion ask for a block transfer from the club. Click below to see the video from 1963, featuring Simon Smith interviewing Don Howe and other players.
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Unruly children shouting, screaming and running around are spoiling pub visits it has been revealed.
The number one complaint from regulars in 2015 has been about badly behaved youngsters.
Some pubs seat families together in one room, while others offer well-equipped play areas or free wi-fi.
The Good Pub Guide has revealed that it also throws up a dilemma for landlords, as to how they should deal with unwelcome families.
Other statistics in this year's Guide include an 82p difference in the price of a pint in Herefordshire (£3.10) compared with London (£3.92), with the average for the UK of £3.46 - up by 15p on last year.
The Pub of the Year was named as the Horse & Groom in Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire, which has window seats, a wood-burning stove, guest beers and 22 wines, being described as a "special place".
Firefighters have released photos of a serious multi vehicle incident on the M6 Northbound at Junction 10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall). Cutting equipment was used on the scene to assist those involved.
Traffic is now easing and the exit slip road has re-opened.
Nottinghamshire County Council have announced plans for a ban on employees taking smoking breaks during work time.
We ask do workers have a right to take a break for a cigarette?
Nottinghamshire County Council has insisted plans to ban smoking breaks are part of its desire to be a 'supportive employer' and that they have a 'duty of care' to the people that work for them.
Here is their full statement: