Hundreds of people descended on Hallaton and Medbourne in Leicestershire yesterday to watch rival villagers battle over beer barrels.
The sport, which dates back around a thousand years, sees people from the neighbouring Hallaton and Medbourne battle it out to get barrels across their own village's finishing line. Hallaton won 2-1.
Joao the Sumatran tiger turned four today so zookeepers decided to treat him with an Easter-themed gift to mark the occasion.Read the full story ›
Ed Dee was checking on his flock at 4.30am when he found one lying lifeless submerged in several inches of water in a trough.Read the full story ›
Experts found a disturbance at the head-end of the Bard's grave, corroborating a century-old story that his skull was stolen.Read the full story ›
The statue of a Saxon Warrior would pay tribute to the Staffordshire Hoard which was found in a field near Lichfield in 2009.Read the full story ›
The Holi festival, or the 'Festival of Colours', is being celebrated in Leicester today.
It's a major event in the Hindu calendar, celebrated across the world with by splashing paint on those participating and lighting bonfires.
It starts at 4pm at Spinney Park in the city, and the bonfire is located near the Park Vale Road entrance.
Remember the divisive Dudley Wheel attraction? It has been described as 'the worst tourist attraction in Britain' but now it seems to have found a whole lot of new fans.
More than 3,000 people have now taken to the skies on the 35-metre high wheel, which has been in Dudley since March 12. It will remain in Stone Street Square until April 10, the last day of the Easter holidays.
“Some London-based journalists have knocked Dudley and the Black Country for having a big wheel. I hope the hard facts about how many people have already gone on Free Radio DY Eye in just one week and before the Easter holidays have even started will have them in a spin.
“Both council staff and local business people are conducting surveys to ask people who have gone on the wheel what they think. It is a work in progress, but so far the feedback has been glowing, with people enjoying the views and heritage that we have to offer.
“In fact I would like to thank the naysayers down south for helping us. Thanks to them we have had people coming from far afield, including a number from Somerset and Devon, to see what all the fuss is about. And they have given us nothing but praise.”
The magical sport played by Harry Potter at Hogwarts is being played a little closer to home this weekend.Read the full story ›
The city of Derby is to get its own official Monopoly board after beating other East Midlands cities in a public poll.Read the full story ›
British astronaut Major Tim Peake has tweeted a school in Nottinghamshire after hearing a song made specially for him while up in space.
Children at Burton Joyce Primary School wrote and recorded a song for him, and tweeted it to him.
The European Space Agency have worked with teachers at the school to enable Tim to hear it while on the International Space Station, and today he managed to.
Here's his reaction: