A Coventry couple who covered their home in thousands of Christmas lights have raised £8,000 for charity.Read the full story ›
A songwriter has celebrated the festive season by writing a rather unusual song about one of his favourite places - Peterborough Services!
In the song he imagines what it would be like to spend Christmas at the service station, which is on the intersection of the A605 and A1M.
Have a listen to the song in our report below:
Here's a run through of some of the services which are being held on Christmas Day across the Midlands.Read the full story ›
A homeless charity in Leicester has begun a programme of Christmas events for people affected by homelessness in the city.
More than fifty local volunteers will help with the events, which include coffee mornings, baking classes, games and a Christmas film event.
"We hear time and time again from the people we support that Christmas is the worst possible time to become homeless as many services are closed and this makes getting the right support even more difficult."
"This year we wanted to do something different to ensure that everyone affected by homelessness has access to the help that they need and an opportunity to enjoy some of the festivities that we all take for granted."
The centre will also be open during the festive period to provide rough sleepers with emergency accomodation.
A hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon has created a gingerbread replica of 'Shakespeare's Birthplace' this Christmas.Read the full story ›
Thieves have stolen a dozen Christmas trees grown by visually impaired students at a special needs college.Read the full story ›
Youngsters at a Birmingham-based charity which helps people with hearing and sensory impairments have designed their own range of Christmas cards, as part of an appeal to help reduce the isolation many older people face at Christmas.
Deaf youngsters from the Ladywood-based Bid Services charity have designed a number of festive cards to help their appeal.
The charity say they received more than 60 designs from children as young as four.
The winning card designs are from:
- Karsel Campbell-Nottage, Longwill School, aged 4
- Alishba Azhir, Longwill School, aged 9
- Megan McGrath, Braidwood Trust School, aged 11
- Hasanur Hasan, Braidwood Trust School, aged 12
- Luke Brooks, Braidwood Trust School, aged 13
- Safa Saleem, Bordesley Green Girls School, aged 14
"We will be displaying all of the artwork at the Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, during the Christmas period...The young winners will be visiting us on Tuesday, 8th December, when they will be presented with a certificate and a copy of their printed Christmas card".
All Saints Church in Kings Heath, Birmingham, has much community involvement, especially this year.Read the full story ›
With Christmas fast approaching, ITV News Central welcomed the man behind one of the biggest ever Christmas songs to the studio today.
Roy Wood, who lives in Derbyshire, is best known for the Wizzard number 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day'.
You can watch our full interview with him below.