New College Nottingham is to rebuild its Basford Hall campus in a £27million project.
The Royal Shakespeare Company will today become the first theatre in the UK to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools.
A parish council has criticised education officials for failing to reveal the outcome of a Nottinghamshire headteacher's hearing.
An Ofsted report has found there are "no signs of improvement" at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby, with relationships between school leaders at all levels labelled "destructive and deteriorating".
The school's action plan for improvements was found to be not fit for purpose, and inspectors also found teachers are not being held to account for inadequacies in teaching.
The inspection was carried out on November 29, just weeks after an initial report labelled the school "dysfunctional."
The University of Nottingham is to set up an institute in China, for the purpose of training financial specialists.
The University, which has long-standing links with China since opening a campus there a decade ago, is to work with Guangdong University in the south of the country.
Paralympic athlete Richard Whitehead MBE will receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University later today.
Richard is the current world record holder for leg amputees in both the half and Olympic marathon distances. He is also the first ever leg amputee to complete the marathon event in under three hours.
This summer the Nottingham-born former Colonel Frank Seely School pupil ran 40 marathons in 40 days - from Land's End to John O'Groats - and raised more than £300,000 for charities Sarcoma UK and Scope.
The double amputee is to receive the Doctor of the University award and will be presented with his degree alongside Nottingham Trent University students at the Royal Concert Hall this afternoon.
Derby's Al-Madinah free school has been told by the Education Secretary it must fire its board of trustees or have its state funding scrapped, according to a report by the Sunday Times.
The school had been set 17 requirements by Education Minister Lord Nash and had until the November 1 to show what it was doing to comply.
In a statement, the Department for Education says it is considering the responses it has received from the Al-Madinah Trust but says it would be inappropriate to go into any further detail.
The school has since said it is determined to make improvements and that progress is being made every day.
The headteacher of a Black Country school has defended banning the local dialect from classrooms, saying it will help raise literacy standards.
John White said the school had decided to ban the dialect from lessons or otherwise put at risk the future prospects of its 600 pupils.
The measure, which came into force at Colley Lane Community Primary School in Halesowen at the start of the term, is accompanied by a guide explaining to parents the reasons for the ban.
Some mothers and fathers have reportedly criticised the step as an attack on Black Country culture.
Newark and Sherwood District Council will begin work today on the UK's first National Civil War Centre.
The £5.4 million project includes a £3.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Items to go on display include an Iron Age Newark Torc or necklace, an exquisite Anglo-Saxon gold cross, paintings from Newark-born artist Sir William Nicholson and the Byron Press, used to print a number of the early works of the Victorian poet Lord Byron.
A £4.5 million project to develop a Grade II listed building in Newark into the Uk's first civil war centre has begun.
Woodhead Heritage has promised to employ local people on the project, working with apprentices and students.
Simon Butler, from Woodhead Heritage, said:
Our head office is based in the district and we strongly believe in employing local people to work on this project. During the works we shall be working with apprentices and work experience students from construction courses to provide learning opportunities in specialist heritage skills. We are keen to encourage the development of heritage skills in construction to ensure our heritage buildings continue to be protected in the future.
Work has started on the nation's first civil war centre in Newark, the £4.5 million National Civil War Centre is expected to attract 60,000 visitors a year.
The struggle to control Newark, a Royalist town, was one of the defining events of the Civil War.
The centre will be the first of its kind anywhere in the UK, Councillor Tony Roberts, MBE, said, "the Centre will have vibrant galleries, trails and resources providing a thrilling experience for families."