A man who set somebody alight has been jailed for 14 years
After a dry and fine day expect to see rain on Wednesday night. It
Low pressures pushes it way in on Sunday bringing with it several fronts and some showers just in time for Bank Holiday Monday.
Schools across the Midlands were today bracing themselves for a dip in GCSE results following a huge shake-up in the exam system.
For the first time, students sat final exams in the summer rather than being continually assessed in module units and the January exams were also scrapped.
Beauchamp College in Oadby in Leicestershire saw a slight fall in the number of students gaining 5 A*-C grades but experts say comparisons with previous years are virtually meaningless because of the scale of the reforms.
Despite the changes to exams though it was a record year for GCSEs at Haywood Academy in Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent.
Two people in Derby say they fear for the lives of their relatives, who are currently in northern Iraq.
David Sleman and Ysra Khalil's relatives are Yazidi, and they are at risk of being killed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, if they don't convert to Islam.
They also told ITV News that the worry is affecting their lives in the Midlands.
A family from Derby say they don't if their Yazidi relatives in Iraq are still alive after they were forced to flee to a mountain.
David Sleman and Ysra Khalil are trying to keep in touch by mobile phone but say some have disappeared after they were threatened with death unless they converted to Islam.
A family from Derby who have Yazidi relatives in Iraq say they've escaped to live on a mountain.
They say they were threatened with death unless they converted to Islam.
The family say that some of their relatives have now disappeared.
Campaigners are fighting plans to build up to 400 new houses on a large area of parkland near the Kedleston Hall estate in Derbyshire.
Campaigners, who call themselves 'the Kedleston Voice', are opposing the sale of the land to the housing developers on the grounds of harm to the environment and wildlife, traffic congestion, and a lack of schools and other facilities.
The National Trust, who own Kedleston Hall, say they do not own the land which could be sold for housing, and that they are concerned that the development of that site could impact on the setting of the hall and historic grounds.
A Malaysian fishmonger has been charged with murdering two british medical students in Malaysia, according to AFP reports.
Neil Dalton, from Belper in Derbyshire, and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were killed after an apparent row in a bar, in Kuching, Borneo.
Five Malaysian men were arrested over the deaths. One of the suspects, 23-year-old Zulkipli Abdullah, was charged with murder, according to reports from The Star daily.
The charge carries a mandatory death penalty. No plea was recorded.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.
Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.
Two firefighters from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have been injured after their aerial ladder platform left the road and overturned.
The two men were taken to hospital as a precaution. No other vehicles were involved in the incident on the A5270 near Buxton, and their were no other casualties.
DFRS is currently providing support to the individuals and families of all those involved in this incident. A full investigation is underway