The Royal Shakespeare Company will today become the first theatre in the UK to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools.
Could the Midlands provide another Britain's Got Talent winner, as auditions come to the region?
A Nottinghamshire pub has become the first in Britain to take customers' orders by mobile phone - banishing traditional bar queues.
– Astro, former UB40 member
It is going to be great working with Ali again after all this time. We started on a mission to promote reggae music and that mission is still ongoing. Onwards and upwards!
Singer, Astro, who announced last Friday that he was to leave Birmingham band, UB40, has today said he is to re-join two other founder members of the band in a reunion concert.
Astro will join up with Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue on December 6, at the IndigO2 in London.
The gig will be their first performance together in almost six years, although Campbell and Virtue have been playing together since both left the original band in 2008.
Leicester rock band Kasabian have officially announced a homecoming concert, to be held at Victoria Park next year, at a launch event today.
Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has welcomed today's announcement confirming Kasabian's homecoming gig at the city's Victoria Park in June 2014.
– Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester City Mayor
"Leicester is incredibly proud of Kasabian and we are delighted to host this homecoming concert to celebrate these local heroes. There can be no doubt that this will be one of the musical highlights anywhere in the country next summer."
Leicester rock band, Kasabian, have announced a homecoming concert taking place next summer in Victoria Park.
It is expected to be their biggest headline show ever, and the band say they are proud to be back on home soil.
The concert will take place on Saturday June 21, and guitarist and song-writer, Serge Pizzorno, said:
"We are hugely honoured to be playing in our home town at such an incredible setting right in the heart of the city."
"It is a happening we have been planning for years. Summer solstice is coming; set the controls for the heart of the sun."
It's not long now before Hobbit fans get their next instalment of Middle Earth as the second part of the blockbuster epic hits our screens.
In the West Midlands it's usually Birmingham that plays up its connections to the author JRR Tolkien - with Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog both his childhood haunts.
But now Staffordshire is getting in on the act too.
The 2014 Butlins Redcoat auditions will be held in Birmingham today, the first of two days of auditions, they will take place at the Hippodrome.
The company is looking to recruit people for its West Sussex (Bognor Regis), Somerset (Minehead) and Lincolnshire (Skegness) resorts.
Candidates will need to learn new skills from street theatre to magic and circus skills.
Mansfield Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington is appearing on ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' this evening.
The 24-year-old, who recently retired from swimming, has said it is going to be one of the toughest challenges of her life.
The series starts tonight at 9pm.
Reunited heavy metal band Black Sabbath have landed a hat-trick of prizes at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards tonight.
In addition to an honorary living legend prize, their comeback release 13 was named best album and they took the event of the year title for the hitting number one with the collection.
Guitarist Wilko Johnson who announced earlier this year he has terminal cancer and is refusing treatment - took the "innovation" prize from the magazine.
Black Sabbath's comeback album took them to number one for the first time in 43 years.