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.Read the full story ›
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!
Some of the world's top water ski champions have gathered for a tournament in Lincolnshire.
The Stokes Pro Am tournament at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe-on-the-Hill has attracted the current world champion and world record holder Freddy Krueger.
He will be challenged by British number one and world number three Tom Fladborg-Asher at the two-day event.
In total, 16 professionals and 37 amateurs are taking part, including local prospect 15-year-old Rob "The Rocket" Hazelwood, seen below warming up for the event:
Newlyweds Jamie and Emily Pharro returned from their honeymoon only to discover their home plastered with thousands of post it notes.Read the full story ›
The Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson used jelly babies to help arrange his team ahead of their win against Conference rivals Barnet.Read the full story ›
Amelia was the most popular girls name across the East and West Midlands for new-borns in 2013, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.
For the boys - in the East Midlands the most popular name was Oliver - and in the West Midlands it was Mohammed.
Leicester City Council has used its CCTV cameras in the hunt for a missing cat.
Despite the council's efforts - there has been no sighting of the missing feline.
The owner of the cat, which has been missing since July 6, sent a Freedom of Information request to the council to ask if they could check its local footage.
While this is not the usual sort of request we would deal under the Freedom of Information Act, given the very specific areas and limited timeframes detailed by requester, we were happy to be able to help on this occasion.
Checking the relevant CCTV footage took no more than 30 minutes of staff time and therefore the cost was negligible.
It would not have detracted from the important public safety role that the CCTV team carry out.
It is reassuring that members of the public have confidence in CCTV and recognise its value when assistance is required.
With more than 200 British drivers over the age 100, a new ITV documentary will look at why and how they still get behind the wheel.Read the full story ›
One of the country's most important Roman sites is being brought to life, a hundred and fifty years after it was first discovered. Visitors to Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, are getting the chance to experience it with a planetarium-style projection. The "discovery dome" has been developed by a student from the University of Bath.
John Tredinnick a researcher at the University says visitors will be taken back in time during the tour: