People in Leicester are celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi, which marks the end of the gloomy winter and the start of the spring.
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.
Planning a romantic weekend? Well, look no further than the Midlands - as Birmingham is the UK's fastest-growing Valentine's destination, according to new figures released today.
According to Expedia.co.uk, Britain's Second City has moved up six places in the travel company's Top 20 Valentine's destination for Brits - the highest rise of anywhere in the country.
It follows previous research which found the Midland city was also the fastest-growing Christmas and New Year's destination, with bookings to the city soaring by 118 per cent over the festive period.
Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, has posted a video of his cat online, as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launch their first online election poll to crown Westminster's cat of the year.
The Nottingham politician's cat is called 'Parsnip' and the furry feline is up against other moggies nominated by MP's and Lords in Westminster.
To be crowned 'Pur Minister' of cats, the contestants have provided a 50-word manifesto - or 'manifursto' as it is being called - setting out why they think their pet is the best candidate.
Battersea's head of Cattery, Lindsey Quinlan, said of the competition:
"We're really excited about our Westminster top cat competition and hope MP's have great fun entering their cat and the cat-loving public enjoy choosing their 'Purr Minister'"
Video courtesy of Mark Spencer.
Dawn the fox is one of six foxy residents at Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.
When rescued by a member of the public, they initially thought she was a dog - and it seems she does too.
Staff have caught her on camera rolling over to have her tummy tickled, and wagging her tail - just like any enthusiastic puppy.
The region's most tattooed man has failed to get a passport because of his name.
Four years ago Mathew Whelen from Birmingham changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink Ite.
He says a shortened version of his name - Body Art - could appear on the document.
He got a driving licence without any problems and his MP is calling for consistency between agencies.
The Passport Office say they don't comment on individual cases.
'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite's' local MP, Liberal Democrat John Hemming, is calling for more consistency with names on official documents, as Britain's most tattooed man does have his new name on his driving licence, but has been refused a passport.
The 34-year-old, also known as 'Body Art', says his human rights have been infringed, after the Passport Office turned down his application for a passport renewal, since changing his name by deed poll four years ago.
Britain's most tattooed man from Birmingham has explained in an interview with ITV news Central why he decided to change his name to 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite'.
It comes after the 34-year-old claims an infringement of his human rights because he was refused a passport under that name. Rules state that names deemed as 'frivolous' are not allowed.
Also known as 'Body Art' for short, he told presenters Bob Warman and Sameena Ali-khan he believes he has the right to become Body Art in life and by name choice.
A man from Birmingham who has 90% of his body covered in tattoos has been denied a passport after changing his name to 'King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite'.
The 34-year-old, who was previously known as Mathew Whelan but is now called 'Body Art' for short, changed his name by deed poll four years ago, but he's now been refused a new passport unless he uses his birth name. He claims this is an infringement of his human rights.
Body Art says he has spent more than £25,000 covering himself in tattoos, and even has his eyeball died black. The Passport Office says it cannot comment on individual cases,
A huge starling roost, which has appeared over land in the Peak District, has proved a hit with visitors.
Every evening since November, birds have returned from their daytime feeding grounds to roost in a reedbed on land near Cavendish Mill at Stoney Middleton.
Taking to the sky in their thousands in a process called murmuration, members of the public have come to witness the spectacle.
Tim Birch, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Manager, says: “Sights like this really are one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on the planet and this particular roost is of county and national significance.
"At times it has been estimated that there have been nearly one hundred thousand birds here. These sites are incredibly important for starlings and given the dramatic drop in their numbers in the UK in recent years we need to do all we can for these birds.”