The National Space Centre in Leicester has sent its mascot 26 miles into the sky as part of celebrations for its thirteenth anniversary.
Motorists in the Midlands left work the earliest to catch the kick-off between England and Uruguay causing an increase in traffic.
A group of penguins at Birmingham's Sea Life centre have been given the task of predicting the outcome of matches at the World Cup.
Hugh Grant has been in Staffordshire unveiling a new vehicle for Burntwood and District Community First Responders.
Speaking to Sameena Ali-Khan, he said it is amazing that such important vehicles are funded through donations.
Hugh Grant has told ITV News Central presenter Sameena Ali-Khan that he is brave to be in the Midlands, but that it is great.
The actor has been in the region to unveil Burntwood and District Community First Responder's new vehicle.
Hugh is an ambassador for the scheme.
A Nottinghamshire man has entered the record books for a fifth time, after he grew a 27kg cauliflower.
Peter Glazebrook, grew the vegetable in his greenhouse in Newark. He already owns four world records for longest beetroot and parsnip and the heaviest onion and potato.
The cauliflower weighed in at 27.485kg when it was judged to be the record holder by 7 adjudicators, breaking the record by 3kg.
Darius is no normal rabbit - he's 4ft 3in from nose to tail, and he's still growing despite being only a year old!
The beast of a bunny weighs 3st 7lb, eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day, and will keep growing for at least six more months.
The Continental Giant has been bred by former pet shop owner Annette Edwards from Worcester, who has experience reaching world beating bunnies, she's previously had three others in the record books.
Darius has stolen the title from his mother Alice, who at 3ft 3in is now a foot shorter than her son.
Miss Edwards, 59, is now waiting confirmation Darius has officially clinched the title.
"He is very gentle and I wonder if this has helped him grow bigger than the rest. But he also runs around, so the combination of food and exercise has worked out for him.The frightening thing is that Darius is still growing so he could be absolutely massive by the time he reaches full size."
A minuscule portrait of Jesus Christ - thought to be the smallest image of him in the world - has been carved by a Birmingham sculptor.
Graham Short created the microscopic image on the head of a pin from his studio in the Jewellery Quarter.
He designed the portrait to coincide with the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Mr Short has also previously carved tiny portraits of other famous characters - including one of the Queen, created for her Diamond Jubilee.
An RSPCA rescue dog who was diagnosed with cancer has finally be rehomed after months of being left on the shelf.
Eight-year-old Cleo was taken into the RSPCA Derby and District Branch, where a routine vet check discovered she had a number of mammory tumours which were likely to be cancerous, and would need an operation in future.
Volunteer Leanne Manchester said rehoming animals is tough enough in the current climate, without new owners having to worry about medical bills on top of the cost of keeping a pet.
Staff launched an appeal for a new family willing to take her on - and, after a Facebook appeal was shared dozens of times, it reached a woman living on the Isle of Man.
Anita Williams has taken in several terminally ill animals in the past and offered Cleo the chance to join them.
Ms Manchester said everyone at the branch was overjoyed they had managed to find her a home.
We are just delighted that Cleo has found a loving new home after all the stress she has had.
We don’t know how long she has left – months or hopefully years – but we do know they are going to be filled with happiness and love.
We just hope that Cleo’s story will encourage more people to adopt dogs from the RSPCA as we have so many with sad background stories like Cleo.
Experts have been left baffled after a Midland schoolgirl snapped a mysterious 'black ring' in the sky above Warwickshire.
Teenager Georgina Heap snapped the ring on her mobile phone after spotting it above Leamington Spa on Friday night.
She said the ring was in the sky for around three minutes before fading away.
No fires were reported in the area which may explain it, and the Met Office told the Daily Mail that it did not appear to be weather-related.
Other explanations include the possibility that it was a swarm of insects.