A report published by MPs today says there needs to be more prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation.
The Commons Home Affairs Committee revealed that in the last five years 1,500 cases of FGM were recorded at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, but there have been no successful prosecutions in the UK in the last 20 years.
Keith Vaz is from the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Leo the Labrador came to the rescue when Joanna Mellor suffered a heart attack in the middle of the night by waking up her boyfriend.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of vulnerable children in Leicester have been put at risk after the City Council failed to allocate a social worker to those who needed one.
Two senior staff members have left the authority over the issue and now the City Mayor's has put himself in charge of turning around the Children's Services Department.
Sir Peter Soulsby says he will take 'urgent and swift action' to make sure children across the city are kept safe.
In January, Ofsted inspected the children's services department at Leicester. Ofsted will publish its final conclusions on Friday 20th March.
The changes to children's social care services come because City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said 'serious failings' still need to be addressed.Read the full story ›
Dozens of holidaymakers whose trips to an Egyptian resort in 2012 were ruined by an outbreak of gastric illness have secured over £350,000.Read the full story ›
Half of people living with disabilities in the Midlands say they feel cut off from society as they face difficulties sustaining friendships.Read the full story ›
On around a half of all callouts in Leicestershire, crews have to take vital minutes manouevring around cars parked on double-yellow lines.Read the full story ›
More than 100 fearless fundraisers are taking part in an abseil today to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.Read the full story ›
People in Wolverhampton and Birmingham are among the least likely in Britain to join the organ donor register.Read the full story ›
Forty people will be sleeping rough tonight in Wolverhampton to raise money for the homeless.Read the full story ›