The Prince of Wales has presented the Mercian regiment in Worcestershire with their new colours in a ceremony rich with tradition.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is on display today in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour.
A king has been crowned today at Dudley castle after hospital staff made a schoolboy's dream come true
Now it's only a month until a new name will be added to the Royal Family tree, but today a secret's been revealed about Prince William's heritage.
Experts studying the family line on his mother's side have uncovered something quite surprising, thanks to the involvement of one the Prince's distant cousins here in the Midlands. Chris Halpin reports.
Designs for the new King Richard III visitor centre in the heart of Leicester's Old Town has been revealed.
"Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery" will guide visitors through the dramatic story of the King's life and his rediscovery in a car park in the city.
The centre will open in March 2014, in the former Leicester Grammar School building at St Martin's Place. It is likely to attract 10,000 visitors per year and bring in over £4.5million pounds to the city's economy in the first year.
External designs for a Richard III visitor attraction will be unveiled in Leicester's Guildhall later today by the city's Mayor, Peter Soulsby.
The centre, which will be located in the former Alderman Newton's Grammar School on St Martin's Place, Leicester, is expected to open next spring. The King's remains were discovered in a car park in Leicester last year.
Prince Edward is in the Midlands today to officially open Leicester De Montfort University's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.
The Earl has been invited to tour the new leisure centre's facilities, and meet sports societies that are already benefitting from being able to train there.
The Prince of Wales has officially presented the Mercian Regiment with their new colours, following the regiment's formation six years ago.
The regiment recruits many soldiers from the Midlands and today was important as all four batallions came together to welcome the new colours, which Prince Charles said represented their heritage and fighting spirit. Victoria Davies reports.
Captain Jimmy Clark from the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment explains why's it's important for him to receive new military colours.
Major Chris Wood from 2 Mercian explains why the regiment has received new colours from Prince Charles today.