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.
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.
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.