A Birmingham composer has created the music for a stage version of The Kite Runner which has made its European premiere in the Midlands.
A look at some of the achievements of one of the world's biggest pop stars, Beyonce. The singer kicks off her UK tour in Birmingham.
Dudley-born Lenny Henry is performing in 'Fences' at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and spoke to ITV News about his new role
Actor Paddy Considine, from Burton-on-Trent, has revealed he felt like 'closing down for years' after he was gripped by despair before doctors found out he was suffering from a rare condition that made it difficult for him to cope with light.
In 2010, Considine, who stars in the ITV drama, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, was told he had Asperger's syndrome in 2010.
After seeking further help over his symptoms, he was later told he also had Irlen syndrome, a condition in which the brain cannot properly process light.
Paddy Considine has starred in the films Hot Fuzz and Bourne Ultimatum.
A motorbike once owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen is set to go under the hammer today in Stafford.
The 1914 Indian Model F once owned by the daredevil actor is among more than 240 bikes going up for auction at the Bonhams sale at the International Classic MotorCycle Show.
The bike, which is expected to sell for between £22,000 and £28,000, is an example of a board-track racing motorcycle.
Beyoncé fans waited outside in the wind and rain for nearly 12 hours to get a good spot at the international superstar's first UK performance in her World tour, which kicked off at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night.
More fans are camping out today to bag themselves the front row in tonight's second sell out performance.
Tickets sold out in minutes when they went on sale earlier this year.
The cheapest seated tickets have a face value of £55, but some are now fetching upwards £180 on internet auction sites.
Beyoncé kicked off her UK tour last night at the LG arena in Birmingham. Some fans said they'd queued for more than 12 hours to get right to the front of the venue to see the international superstar in action.
A singer from the West Midlands is gearing up for her biggest gig ever.
Gabriella Jones from Sutton Coldfield will tomorrow support Beyonce for her final performance at the LG Arena in Birmingham.
"It would be amazing to meet Beyonce," said Gabriella.
"I'm very excited – It's been absolutely crazy."
From walking her dog in the park to sharing a stage for Beyonce, it has been a dramatic rise for 18 year-old Gabriella Jones from Birmingham.
The singer-songwriter has already performed at the Wireless and Hard Rock Calling festivals and will support Beyonce at the LG Arena on Saturday 27 April.
She was discovered by an LG Arena manager who bumped into her while walking her dog in the park.
You can listen to her music here.
Beyonce starts the UK leg of her world tour in Birmingham tonight. She's playing two nights at the LG Arena. Tickets sold out in ten minutes.