The RSPCA is appealing for information after a member of the public saw a man aiming at and shooting a swan in Alrewas, Staffordshire.Read the full story ›
The National Memorial Arboretum will host more than 200 events in 2016, including a one-day walk aimed specifically at dog owners.Read the full story ›
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson issued the following statement after the latest Cobra emergency meeting to discuss the UK's flooding.
With severe flood warnings still in place COBRA has met again today to ensure that all government departments, local authorities and agencies are working in unison and doing absolutely everything they can to help communities at risk.
Since Friday evening 73,000 homes have been protected in England from flooding and the Environment Agency is working extremely hard to protect communities by deploying demountable flood defences, sandbags and clearing waterways.
I have enormous sympathy for those who have been affected again this weekend and the government is working with all local councils to help communities recover. All requests for assistance have been met.
The pumping operation continues day and night in Somerset and today additional vehicles have been deployed by the county council to help with the relief effort.
Two Army-style all-terrain vehicles have left Staffordshire to help residents trapped by the floods.Read the full story ›
Two amphibious vehicles are being driven down to Somerset today from Alrewas in Staffordshire to help victims of flooding on the Somerset Levels.
I have been working with Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit for some years on the re-utilisation of equipment like this, and for exactly this kind of emergency.
I'm really pleased to see that Staffordshire's highly detailed preparations for all emergency situations will now be used to help the people of Somerset who so desperately need this type of support.
Two amphibious vehicles are about to leave Staffordshire for the long journey down to Somerset where they will help transport aid to cut off victims of the floods.
Amphibious vehicles built by a Staffordshire company are heading south today to help victims of the Somerset floods.
The vehicles are currently kitted out to get aid to stranded communities.
The manufacturers have been working with the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit - a team set up to help in emergencies.
The company, based in Alrewas, has spent the last two days providing training to nine drivers before the vehicles could be deployed to the flood-stricken area.
Hundreds of people have gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to pay their respects to members of the armed forces killed during 2012.
Fifty-two new names have been added to the stone memorial, which took a month to be engraved earlier this year.
Air Marshall Baz North from the Royal Air Force, says the wall remains a place of remembrance for the whole country.
The monument honours more than 16,000 people killed since the end of the Second World War.
One of the biggest ever gatherings of Midlands-built Rover cars has taken place today in Warwickshire.
It included an armoured police vehicle once used by Margaret Thatcher. Some of the very first Rovers were also on show.
ITV News Central's Transport Correspondent, Keith Wilkinson, reports.