Elly, who has a rare form of bone cancer, was given tickets for a dream trip to Florida to swim with dolphins.
A Worcestershire street has come out top in a vote of the most embarrassing road names in England.
Students from Leicester University have unveiled a formula for the 'perfect' cup of builder's tea. So, what is all the fuss about...?
More than 100 women have signed up to volunteer their knitting needles to help breast cancer patients who have undergone surgery.
The UK branch of Knitted Knockers was the brainchild of Birmingham mother-of-four Jo Dervisoglu - and a total of 114 others across the country have now signed up to help.
The woolly boobs, which consist of a knitted shell and poly-filled stuffing, cost around £6 to make and post.
Northfield-based Jo, aged 45, said she had 30 orders within days of starting up - and had since received orders from as far afield as Belgium.
They are lightweight, pop into your bra easily, and are comfortable on the skin.
It is lovely to make something personal for someone who has been through something as traumatic as breast cancer, and know you are doing something good for them.
Cancer can affect anyone, so it’s important to give as much as I can.
A mother from Birmingham has won the support of health chiefs across the country after creating 'knitted knockers' for breast cancer patients.
Jo Dervisoglu, from Northfield, knits the woollen breasts which women who have undergone mastectomies can then pop into their bras.
She set up the UK branch of the Knitted Knockers charity at Christmas, after stumbling over the US website and being inspired.
The teaching assistant recruited friends Nicky Smith and Catrina Marklew to help her out - and says they have been inundated with orders from as far away as Belgium.
East Kent NHS Trust, Chichester Hospital and Bedford have also all signed up to the scheme.
Builders in Leicester have been giving their opinions on tea brewed using the 'perfect' formula, devised by a group of students from the University of Leicester.
This is what they thought:
A Midlands expert has said he believes a new £1 billion pound European space telescope has a 'real prospect' of finding an alien civilisation.
Don Pollacco, from the University of Warwick, is heading a consortium of scientists involved in a new the 'Plato' ((Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) project.
It has been selected by the European Space Agency as part of its 2015-2025 Cosmic Vision programme, and is set to be launched in 2024.
""There are certain things you would not expect to occur naturally, and pollution is the obvious one," said Dr Pollacco.
"I'm talking about various kinds of metals that would not occur in that state in that atmosphere. You would have to interpret that as a sign of some kind of civilisation.
"We could do this in our lifetime; that's the most exciting thing. It would change everything. It would be amazing."
Builders in Leicester have been enjoying the 'perfect' cup of tea, created by students at Leicester University.
Students unveiled the formula for what they claim is the perfect builder's brew earlier today.