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.
Oliver Knight is just 25 but next year he will realise a lifelong ambition - to go into space. He one of 23 people who won competition for a place in space. He went to a specialist training camp in Florida and came out on top.
"Only 537 people have ever been in space in the history of mankind. So to be one of the next people is absolutely incredible and I really feel privileged to have this opportunity" says Oliver Knight
Doctors in Staffordshire have launched a new mobile phone app which will give patients easy access to healthcare information.
The doctors say the 'Choose Well' app can tell people where their nearest pharmacy, GP's surgery or dentist is and its opening hours.
– Dr Charles Pidsley, Chair of East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
We know some people feel confused about what services they can access and where. Hopefully this app will help explain that and will be with them whenever they have their mobile device handy.
A teenager hit by an internet scam has finally received an Xbox One after a generous donation from his local electronics store.
Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had paid £450 for an Xbox One on eBay for his four-year-old son McKenzie for Christmas.
After hearing about the episode, Nottingham electronics company CeX decided to donate an Xbox One to him in time for Christmas.
Mr Clatworthy paid tribute to the generosity of the store during an interview with the Nottingham Post: “This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough."
The 19-year-old said his son would be "over the moon" with the gift.
The schools are all back now, and after a summer of texting and messaging to their hearts' content, thousands of children are spending the day parted from their mobile phone. The vast majority of Midlands schools ban mobiles from the classroom, but could they be missing out.
Research carried out by one of our universities suggests mobile phone technology can help children's learning.
Experts at the University of Nottingham say children should be allowed to take their phones into classrooms despite them being banned in some schools. Researchers say smartphones can be useful for timing experiments, creating films, and taking exams using apps.
Fans in the Midlands are queueing outside phone stores to get their hands on the latest Apple iPhone.
The new iPhone 5s, as well as the coloured 5c, has gone on sale today.
When you think of vintage cars it conjures images of Sunday afternoons tootling around country lanes with the roof down... but what about using one for the daily commute?
Well the message behind 'Drive Your Classic To Work Week' is to get these cars out of the garage and onto the roads every day. Kate Fisher reports
A multi-million pound contract has been signed today which will bring fast broadband access to 95% of households in Leicestershire. It was signed in one of the county's internet black spots and people there say they'll benefit from the investment.