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Boy offered free hydrotherapy after appeal on ITV News Central

Ben Baddeley, from Stoke, has cerebral palsy and had life changing surgery called SDR to straighten his legs.

His post operative physiotherapy costs the family £2000 a month as the NHS does not cover the treatment. They fear that without regular funding

We caught up with Ben and his mother Amy last month ...

After viewing the report, a local Hydrotherapy centre has offered to give Ben free sessions to aid in his treatment. This comes on top of his specialist SDR treatment, which the family are still struggling to fund.

For more information about Ben and his appeal, click here.

Pics: Inside the British Motor Museum ahead of weekend re-opening

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon, will re-open to the public tomorrow following a £1.1m refurbishment.

Formerly known as the Heritage Motor Cantre, the new venue is said to be visually more exciting with an extra 250 cars from the reserve collections now on display.

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central

Weekend Picks: Willow Decoration Trail

Willow Decoration Trail: Sat 13th Feb - Sun 28th Feb (Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent)

People enjoying a walk around Trentham Gardens in Stoke Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Families are invited to weave their way around the Trentham Estate this weekend and follow the willow trail.

Visitors will be able to discover some larger than life sculptures and get the chance to learn and pick up woodland facts along the way.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.trentham.co.uk/

Valentine's Day: Are you embracing it or boycotting?

A calendar shows the number 14 surrounded by petals Credit: Patrick Pleul / DPA/PA Images

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day is upon this Sunday and ITV Central want to hear from you.

What are you planning on doing? Are you sharing the day with a loved one? Do you have any special surprises planned?

Or are you the opposite? Are you planning on boycotting the day?

If you're planning on popping the question and doing it abroad, then remember East Midlands airport have introduced a 'secret word' to ensure you get your ring through security discreetly.

Send us your comments and don't forget to let us know where you're from.

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Pics: Preparations are underway for Jimmy Hill's memorial service

Thousands of people are expected to head to Coventry Cathedral this evening for the memorial service of Jimmy Hill.

The former footballer and Coventry City manager died in December at the age of 87.

Preparations are underway with the serice set to start at 5:30pm.

Preparations are underway ahead of this evening's service Credit: ITV Central
Preparations are underway ahead of this evening's service Credit: ITV Central
Coventry Cathedral Credit: ITV Central
Inside Coventry Cathedral Credit: ITV Central

Tune in to ITV Central at 6pm for our live coverage.

Weekend Picks: Lovebirds weekend

Lovebirds weekend: Sun 14th Feb (Monkey Forest, Trentham)

Trentham’s Monkey Forest will be reopening with a special ‘Lovebirds’ weekend Credit: Mike McCusker

This weekend Trentham Monkey Forest will be reopening with a special ‘Lovebirds’ weekend to mark the start of the Chinese year of the monkey and celebrate Valentines Day.

The forest are inviting couples to take a romantic stroll through the forest and see the monkeys for the first time this year.

There will also be an Owl Experience where visitors can learn all about birds of prey, see live displays and have their pictures taken with the birds.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.monkey-forest.com/events

Weekend Picks: Wildlife Watch

Rutland Water Wildlife Watch: Sat 14th Feb (Rutland Water Nature Reserve)

Join the wildlife watch and take part in nature activities Credit: Hinrich BÀsemann/DPA/Press Association Images

Join the Wildlife Watch at Rutland water nature reserve this weekend for a day of exploring local wildlife.

By going along to a group visitors will be able to make friends with other nature detectives and take part in a range of practical activities – from pond dipping to wildlife safaris.

The wildlife watch groups are organised by trained volunteer leaders and helpers who know about the local wildlife and wild places.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/rutland-water-wildlife-watch/

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