A youngster from Burbage who cannot get cold because he was born with half a heart has taken part in his own unique ice bucket challenge.
A Brazilian bus magnate has offered to buy a record collector’s entire 70,000 stock of rare vinyls which had been put on sale for £1 each.
A new kind of B&B has opened in Solihull called 'In The Dog House'...
American actor and film producer Johnny Depp was apparently spotted in Leek in Staffordshire over the weekend, according to the Stoke Sentinel.
The manager of Foxlowe Arts Centre, Ian Wilson, said his staff told him that the Pirates of the Caribbean star paid them a visit.
Excited fans took to Twitter when they heard the rumours.
#JohnnyDepp are you currently in Leek, Staffordshire, England? The town is going crazy because it thinks you are!
The real Johnny Depp is in leek Staffordshire filming..wonderful. ..my home town..Please let me meet him
Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House over the next three days as the stately home hosts its annual country fair.
Tomorrow the fair will host a flypast by planes from Lincolnshire's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent opened the event with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And he revealed he worked as a volunteer at Chatsworth before starting his sporting career.
Staff at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton-upon-Trent have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest number of scarecrows gathered in one place.
Scarecrow number 3,312 was lifted in to position today, breaking the previous record which was held in the USA.
Throughout the summer visitors to the farm have had chance to take part in the record attempt by bringing in a ready-made scarecrow or making one on site.
Farmer Tom Robinson hopes to hit 4,000 by the time the collection closes at the end of next week.
The world record for the largest display of scarecrows has been broken by a farm in Burton-upon-Trent.
Earlier today scarecrow number 3,312 was lifted into position at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
The farm's visitors will have topped the current Guinness World Record of 3,311 held in Cincinnati, USA.
People who enjoy gambling have something in common with pigeons.
That is according to research, which suggests human gamblers and pigeons are 35% more likely to take greater risks when there is a chance of a big win.
– Dr Elliot Ludvig, from the University of Warwick's Department of Psychology
Birds are distantly related to humans, yet we still share the same basic psychology that drives risk-taking. This may be due to a shared common ancestry or similar evolutionary pressures.
When people gamble, they often rely on past experiences with risk and rewards to make decisions. What we found in this study is that pigeons used these past experiences in very similar ways to guide their future gambling decisions. Any big wins we've had in the past are memorable and stand-out when we are making our decision to gamble again.
The pigeons and human volunteers were testing with four options - two that led to high-value rewards and two that led to low-value rewards. Humans were rewarded with points and the birds were rewarded with food.
For each high or low reward level, one safe option resulted in a guaranteed fixed reward, and one risky option yielded a 50/50 chance of a better or worse outcome.
Both birds and humans were found to be 35% more likely to take a gamble on the high-value rewards.
The challenge taking the internet by storm has provoked celebrities, politicians and even our very own Duncan Wood and Jon Mitchell, to throw ice cold water around themselves.
The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.
A 102-year-old from Chesterfield has shown anyone can get involved, and could be one of the oldest contributors to the charity challenge. The clip has now been shared more than 4,000 times on Facebook.
Click below to watch Jack Reynolds' challenge:
Thousands turned out today in Leicester for day two of the City Festival.
Today the Leicester Sky Ride and Sports Festival took centre stage at the festival.
It continues tomorrow and is hoping to attract hundreds more local families looking for an enjoyable day out on Bank Holiday Monday.
Two police spaniels have arrived in South Korea to help protect the country's buildings from termites - which feed on wood causing millions of pounds worth of damage to historic buildings.
Olivia and Oxo have been trained to sniff out drugs and explosives, and their sense of smell is thousands of times more sensitive than a human. It's more effective than thermal imaging equipment. They track down the insects by detecting their hormones.
Termites have become a problem in South Korea thanks to rising humidity levels which create a perfect condition for the insects.
Apparently most of their commands are non-verbal - so the dogs don't need to learn Korean!