Making energy from the sun is seen as a clean, green way to generate power, but that doesn't stop how and where it's done from being controversial.
Latest figures show there are around 30 large-scale solar farms in the Midlands providing energy to tens of thousands of homes.
Some solar panels are attached to factory roofs, but increasingly farmers are turning over their land to energy developers. Tomorrow a decision is due for one such site near Stratford-upon-Avon, but it's facing fierce opposition.
Residents are fighting plans to put up 74,000 panels on nearly 100 acres of land near Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire. Chris Halpin reports.
The police group Action Fraud has received several reports in the last 24 hours from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands.Read the full story ›
When Maurice Wilks, Rover's Chief Designer, penned the design for the Land Rover in 1947 he probably didn't think he would be responsible for a motoring icon.
He wanted an agricultural version of the highly successful American-built Willis Jeep used throughout the Second World War.
He'd used a Jeep on his farm on Anglesey and so designed the Series 1 Land Rover at Red Wharf Bay.
The body was made from an aluminium alloy called Birmabright because steel was in short supply after the war.
Production started in Solihull in 1948 and was meant to last just a few years but 68 years and many versions later it finally reaches the end of the road.
15 of the classic 4x4s will roll off the Land Rover production line this morning, after 68 years of the model being built in Solihull.Read the full story ›
Children as young as 12 are sending explicit messages of a sexual nature, police in Northamptonshire have said.Read the full story ›
Wesley Smith takes a look at just how many different ways people are sourcing power across the Midlands.Read the full story ›
A man from Staffordshire has been arrested as the third person in connection with the cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk.
Scotland Yard said a 20-year old man was detained at an address in Staffordshire today after officers executed a search warrant.
Police say the man is being held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act. He remains in custody at a local police station.
A charity says it's concerned about plans by Cambridgeshire Police to speak to victims of crime through video and phone calls rather than face to face.
The cost-saving measure has been welcomed by the county's police and crime commissioner and the police federation.
But Age UK say that many older people won't be up to speed with the technology.
Click below to hear from Gloria Cuyler from Age UK
"I think for the majority of people it'll be a very new thing that they're not accustomed to and it could be another way of older people feeling disadvantaged and not able to communicate."
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An academic at De Montfort University in Leicester has warned that the future development of 'sex robots' should be banned.Read the full story ›
ITV News Central's long-serving presenter Bob Warman has his say on programme set changes - and what it means for the viewers !Read the full story ›