Want to make sure you keep up to date with your ITV News Central programmes over the festive season?
Here are the provisional times for our news bulletins over Christmas and New Year.
- Please note these times are subject to change.
- Christmas Eve: 4.35pm
- Christmas Day: No programme
- Boxing Day: No programme
- 27th December: No programme
- 28th December: 6.30pm
- 29th December: 5.15pm
- 30th December: 6:30pm
- New Year's Eve: 4.30pm
- New Year's Day: No programme
- 2nd January: No programme
- 3rd January: 6pm
There's some bad news for anyone planning to do the Santa Trial in Rufford Country Park today. The event has been cancelled because of high winds, as storm Barbara approaches.
Patients at Birmingham Children's Hospital are being also treated to visits from someone with a unique bedside manner this Christmas.
She's part of a 5,000-strong army of volunteers, helping sick people of all ages who need a little cheering up - and she's especially popular with young patients, as Andy Bevan explains.
Get a sneak peek at what's coming up on our Christmas programme tonight.Read the full story ›
For any young football fan, being in hospital at Christmas is no fun, and if anything's going to put a smile on your face, it's a visit from your heroes.
The Derby County manager Steve McClaren and his players gave some poorly youngsters a day to remember today when they dropped in at the Royal Derby Hospital.
- Watch clips from their visit below.
Some of Derby County's stars have been visiting young patients at the Derbyshire Children's Hospital this afternoon.Read the full story ›
Players from Aston Villa have been spreading some festive cheer this week by visiting children at Birmingham's Children's HospitalRead the full story ›
Hatton Adventure World, Warwick: every weekend until 24th December.
It's a busy time for all of those who help Santa as he prepares for the biggest day of his year later this week, and we mustn't forget his reindeer.
To give them a little rest before the big day they will be joining all the other animals down on the farm at Hatton Adventure World in Warwick, this weekend, and you can come and see them there too.
But it's not just Rudolph and Prancer, you can also visit the Guinea Pig Village, join in with some Christmas Caroling or take a ride at the fun fair.
Buxton Spring Shopping Centre: 17th & 24th December
It’s just over a week to go until the big day is upon us, but if your clan cannot wait that long to see what Santa has in store then why not take them along to Buxton this week and meet the man himself, a few days early.
Buxton and District Lions Club have asked Father Christmas nicely if he can come along and help support the many activities and projects they do to raise funds to help both individuals and organisations within the community, a visit to Santa will help these little helpers go a bit further this Christmas.
Prices start from £1.00 and there is parking on site, but there's only room for one sleigh!
Nottingham's Broad Street will be closed to traffic on key dates around Christmas and New Year to in a move which the council say will help provide a safe and exciting environment for citizens coming to the area.
Broad Street will be closed at its junction with Old Lenton Street and High Cross Street on Friday 16-Saturday 17 December, Friday 23 December and New Year’s Eve from 6pm – 4am.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport, said:
“The area around Broad Street and Carlton Street has grown in popularity thanks to the cafes, bars and restaurants in the area.Christmas should see even more people come to celebrate in the city and this closure means we can keep these visitors safe in an open and vibrant environment, allowing them to enjoy the festivities and visit some of these places, many of them small, local or independent businesses offering something different.”