Market traders have been putting their finishing touches to their stalls ahead of the opening of Birmingham's German Christmas market.
The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market returns tomorrow, so we decided to take a look at what's on offer this year.
An extremely rare medieval parchment has been found by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the authority's archive.
A priceless piece of parchment dating back to the 14th century has been found during a major clear-up of a council archive.
The sheet of medieval music was found by archivists in Hereford as the county's record office prepares to move to a new building.
Eleona Harris is the shocked member of staff who found the document.
Here she explains to ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin how she thinks it came to be hidden in the archives, and her theories on where it originally came from.
Rhys Griffith is a senior archivist at Hereford County Record Office, where a rare piece of medieval music has been found during a clear up of the archives.
The find came as a complete shock to staff as it was being used as a protective covering for other later documents.
Mr Griffith says it's a priceless piece of evidence giving a glimpse of Hereford's medieval history.
An extremely rare medieval parchment has been uncovered by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the local authority's archive.
The sheet of music could date back to the 1400s and staff at the archive had no idea it was there.
Music like it was destroyed by Henry VIII when he dissolved the Catholic church but this somehow survived and was hidden in the archive as it had not been catalogued as anything of worth.
The recent wet weather has not been much fun for many of us but it's being celebrated at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.
Today it hosted the World Puddle Jumping Championships. Competitors were scored on how high they can jump, and the size of their splash - the bigger the better.
Competitors are making a splash at the inaugural World Puddle Jumping Championships, being held at Wicksteed Park, today.
The event which kicked off this morning is part of the park's drive to encourage children - and adults - to get out into the fresh air and have fun.
A special series of championship-standard puddles have been created at the park, and competitors in age groups ranging from toddlers to young at heart pensioners will be encouraged to jump in and make a splash.
Judges will give scores based on things such as height of jump, enthusiasm, distance of splash and stickability (the amount of mud which clings to each competitor).
The event follows on from the park's participation in national Playday in August, when more than 1,000 people took their teddy bears to the park and came close to breaking the world record for a teddy bear chain.
Wicksteed Park is currently undergoing a £2million lake restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to further encourage people to enjoy its 147 acres of countryside.
It seems all the rain we've had this week has come at just the right time.
The World Puddle Jumping Championships are being held today at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.
Competitors are scored on everything from how high they can jump and how much of a splash they can make - the bigger the better.
Landmarks in Wolverhampton will be transformed tonight by a light display, which will illuminate the city.
It is all part of an event called 'The Enchanted City', which starts this evening and culminates in a firework display on Sunday night.
If all of this feels familiar, it is probably because the same technology was used during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, when Buckingham Palace became a canvass for brightly coloured light displays.
The display was created by the artist Ross Ashton of Projection Studio.