Singer and actor Alvin Stardust from Mansfield has died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager has said.
This coming year marks the 100th anniversary since the first Ladybird book was published in Loughborough.
The childrens books have been read by millions of people learning to read.
This weekend is the start of celebrations to mark their anniversary.
This picture shows smoke from a fire in Clifton in Nottingham.
There are six crews on the scene of the blaze in a derelict building.
Six crews are on the scene of a fire in a derelict building in Clifton, Nottingham.
While firefighters from Nottingham deal with the incident at the old Fairham College, Summerwood Lane is closed between Farnborough Road and Thistledown Road junction.
A train driver says it is a 'devastating experience' for anybody who comes to work and is involved in a fatality.
It comes ahead of conference being held in the region today on the growing number of suicides on railways.
You can watch the interview with Andy Botham, train driver and ASLEF union rep, here:
Derby's new £27 million cycling and sports arena will be another step closer to opening today.
Builders will hand over the keys to the Pride Park complex at a celebration involving cyclists, athletes and musicians.
Today's event marks the end of major construction work.
There are delays and queueing traffic on the M6 Southbound near Corley Services in Warwickshire, and congestion on the M6 to Junction 4 M42 and A446 in Coleshill.
It follows a chemical incident involving a man and a white substance. All lanes have been re-opened since the incident but there is still congestion with travel time at around 30 minutes.
More than 400 positions will be up for grabs at the Birmingham Job Show today.
Dozens of employers from different sectors will gather under one roof at Birmingham City Football Club and will be recruiting for various roles.
Jobs on offer include bedroom fitters, care assistants, foster carers, administration, nurses and project management roles. There will also be an area dedicated to career guidance and education training.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr. Shafique Shah and Lady Mayoress Mrs Sadia Shafique will officially launch the event.
The A6900 St Mary's Road in Kettering, Northamptonshire is blocked due to an accident.
It involves a car and a van between A6098 Windmill Avenue and A6003 London Road.
There has been a chemical incident on M6 in Warwickshire involving a white powder at Corley Services South.
The fire service were called out in the early hours of this morning.
The driver of a lorry had fallen ill after inhaling a white powder, believed to be a cleaning product, after a package he was carrying had split.
He has been taken to hospital and specialist teams say the substance poses no threat to the public.