Diabetes UK launches its largest ever type 2 campaign in the UK today. 50,000 East Midlanders may unknowingly have the condition.
In the East Midlands, mist and fog patches will develop overnight. Tomorrow it will be cloudy with bright spells.
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Farmers in the East Midlands are still sending thousands of tons of hay and animal feed to help those whose livelihoods have been threatened by the floods.
It comes in the week the government has been handed a plan on how to prevent the severe flooding happening in Somerset again.
The overwhelming response of farmers in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire has been gratefully received, and they say it will continue as long as help is needed.
More than 500 children will be taking part in a music and dance project to mark the centenary of the First World War.
It is being run by East Midlands professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva, after receiving an £89,118 grant from Arts Council England.
The project is called 'Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red' and will bring together school and college students across the region.
Among the schools participating is Beckett Primary School in Derby, where children have been rehearsing today.
New research has found that three in five cancer patients in the Midlands stay in the UK for their holiday because of the high cost of travel insurance.
The study also shows that of those who did travel in 2013, over half of patients in the West Midlands and nearly a third of those in the East Midlands, did so without insurance.
Those figures are the highest in the UK, for people travelling without any cover.
Businesses are being called on to make the safety of their workers a priority following the deaths of 14 people while at work in the West Midlands in the last year.
The figure in the East Midlands is seven.
The Health and Safety Executive also says more than 3,500 people suffered a major injury in the workplace.
The East Mids had the second largest increase in employment rate on the May to July period- an increase of 1.2 percentage points. #jobstats
The number of employed people claiming housing benefit in the West Midlands has doubled since 2009.
That's according to the National Housing Federation, which says nationally one working person is asking for help with housing costs every five minutes
The East Midlands has seen the third largest rise in working people claiming housing benefits (110%) since 2009, according to figures from the National Housing Federation.
It also predicts that the region will see the second largest rise in private rents by 2020 - up 45% - with house prices rising by 25%.
The West Midlands has fared only slightly better according to the figures with a 99% increase in working people claiming housing benefits since 2009.
The region is expected to see a 39% increase in the number of people privately renting by 2020.
An amber 'be prepared' warning for strong winds in the East Midlands has been issued by the Met Office.
Winds in some parts of Nottinghamshire could reach up to 80mph.
A yellow 'be aware' warning for winds has been issued in the West Midlands.
Millions of passengers will be able to access free internet at East Midlands Trains’ stations thanks to a new investment programme.
The move is the latest stage in the train operator's plan to ensure passengers have access to wireless internet across its mainline routes, both on board trains and at stations.
The programme will be completed by spring 2014.
The number of homeless children in the West Midlands in temporary accommodation has risen by 7% in the last year, according to the charity Shelter.
It says more than 2,400 children in the West Midlands will be in emergency hostels and bed and breakfasts this Christmas. In the East Midlands this figure stands at more than 750.