The National Space Centre in Leicester has sent its mascot 26 miles into the sky as part of celebrations for its thirteenth anniversary.
Rugby Borough Council has launched a mobile web app for people to report environmental incidents, such as dog-fouling and littering.
Formula E is the FIA's new electric single-seater race championship - and it is planting its roots in Leicestershire.
Birmingham-based Jaguar Land Rover says it is developing cutting-edge technology to make an "intelligent self-learning vehicle" of the future.
They say it will mean less distractions to the driver and a reduction in accidents. Computer software learns the driving style and preferences of the driver, and takes into account other factors such as time of day, traffic conditions and weather.
It uses that to predict driver behaviour and take away some of the driving 'chores', such as selecting air conditioning temperature and making a regular phone call.
Loughborough University students have devised a swarm of drones that they believe could be the future for mountain search and rescue operations - and they say it's a fraction of the price of a helicopter.
A man from Stoke-on-Trent has denied launching a cyber-attack against the Home Office.
Mark Johnson, of Josiah Wedgwood Street, in Stoke-on-Trent, pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today.
The 44-year-old is alleged - under the Computer Misuse Act - to have encouraged or assisted in a 'distributed denial of service attack' on websites operated by the Home Office and the Home Secretary, Theresa May, on June 15th 2012.
Mr Johnson has been granted bail until his trial begins on November 3rd.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to visit Leicestershire after setting up a new motor racing team which will be based in the county.
The team will compete in Formula E, a new global electric motor-racing series, which will have its global headquarters at Donington Park.
Donington Park has been announced as the global HQ for Formula E, the FIA’s new global electric motor-racing series.
Additionally, two teams - fronted by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo Di Caprio and Virgin supremo Richard Branson respectively - will use the circuit for their testing and development work.
Dozens of civil engineers and technicians have begun work on the new build, with around 150 highly technical racing engineers set to be working on site from May.
The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) contributed a £3.65m loan facility towards the £5.7m scheme to ensure the circuit was selected by Formula E.
Toyota made 60% more cars at its Derbyshire site last year than in 2012.
The increase marks the biggest growth out of all the car manufacturers in the country, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
180,000 cars rolled out of its Burnaston factory in 2013.