The 100th anniversary of jazz legend Billie Holiday is being celebrated in Birmingham this weekend.Read the full story ›
The comic tried to sue a woman for slander after she claimed he groped her when she attended a Jimmy Savile show aged 15.Read the full story ›
Coventry's Godiva Festival broke another attendance record last night, with 89,000 people attending the event yesterday alone. That beat the previous Saturday best of 80,000.
The country's biggest free festival had 20,000 on Friday, which was another record. They'll be hoping to break another one tonight, with Embrace headlining the main stage.
The 31st Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival is underway in Birmingham, entertaining crowds in the summer sunshine.Read the full story ›
The second day of Coventry's Godiva Festival could see tens of thousands of visitors to the War Memorial Park for its 17th year.Read the full story ›
Irish band Boyzone performed to a large crowd in Telford last night and ITV News Central caught up with them before they went on stage.Read the full story ›
Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed that she has named her new baby girl 'Summer'.
Rebecca, who is from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, and her husband Harry Needs welcomed their new arrival on the 8th of June.
She told Hello! Magazine: “It (labour) was the most painful thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding.
“Winning medals doesn’t really make a difference to real life but bringing a new child into the world is without a doubt our greatest achievement.”
Rebecca revealed that she managed most of her labour in a birthing pool, but had to get out when complications arose just before Summer was born.
Music fans are being offered a rare opportunity to hear Birmingham pop legends Duran Duran as they have never heard them before.
Demo recordings of their early hits are being made available to public ears, for the first time.
Since the early 1980s, the records have been in the vaults at the recording studio where they were produced - but to celebrate the establishment's 35th anniversary, the tapes are being played once again - to a lucky few.
Andy Bevan was one of them. If you also want the chance to hear all the demo tapes in full, click here.
Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has been diagnosed with cancer but will keep working and says he is "more than optimistic" about his future.Read the full story ›
On tonight's programme we'll be meeting the "Hidden Dragon" of Dudley - 78-year-old karate black belt Phyllis Rowley.
Here's a quick preview of her in action. More at 6:00.