A dentist in Birmingham jailed for seven years for defrauding the NHS out of £1.4 million, has been ordered to pay the money back.
Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children.
Catherine Saunders, from Nottinghamshire-based Midlands Women's Aid, backs calls for psychological abuse to be made an arrestable offence.
A doctor has spoken out to assure parents that scarlet fever is still relatively rare, despite a sudden surge in the number of cases being reported in the East Midlands.
There are normally between 2,000 and 4,000 cases nationally each year - but since the start of January, 134 cases have already been reported to Public Health England in the region.
That is compared to just 56 in the same period last year.
In a chat with ITV News Central presenter Sameena Ali-Khan, Nottingham GP Dr Ian Campbell said while the disease was potentially fatal in previous years, with penicillin available now a complete cure in 10 days was now expected.
More than 500 motorcyclists from around the UK are expected to attend a charity ride today.
The bikers will ride from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to the Queen's Hospital in Burton-on-Trent this morning.
Steve Sinfield is raising money for charity after his wife Katherine was diagnosed with leukaemia in April 2013. She spent over 100 days in hospital.
An East Midland GP has urged parents not to worry about a recent surge in the number of cases of scarlet fever reported in the region.
Dr Richard Vautry told ITV News Central that the numbers were "of concern" but still small compared to other infections.
More than 130 cases of scarlet fever have been reported so far this year in the East Midlands, sparking a warning from health bosses in the region.
The bacterial infection, which causes a distinctive pink-red rash, is rare in the UK but there has been a surge in cases over the past few weeks.
Teachers and nursery staff in Lincolnshire have now been sent letters by the county council advising them on how to spot the warning signs of the condition.
Health campaigners in Stafford are starting the fight to get representation on the board of the new hospital trust, after the Mid Staffordshire NHS trust was dissolved by the Health Secretary yesterday.
The move will see some key health services moved to other hospitals.
They have also taken heart from the suggestion that consultant led maternity care could remain in the town and see it as "a start" in the battle to retain other services.