Final preparations are underway in the city ahead of the eight annual event which will see thousands take to the streets.Read the full story ›
Nearly £7,000 pounds has been raised for a firefighter from Leicestershire who was found dead while on duty at work.
Crew Manager Paul Wilkens was found on the morning of the 23rd August 2016.
The 47-year-old worked for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service after joining from his service in the Corps of Royal Engineers.
His colleagues at Castle Donington Fire and Rescue Station say he was a "larger than life" character who will be "sadly missed".
"He was incredibly positive and tremendously kind. His nature was certainly that of he would “do anything for anyone”. Paul’s loyalty was unquestionable."
The fire service has not yet given any details of how he died.
His colleagues are trying to raise money to support his partner, two children and two step-children, they have nearly reached their £7,000 target.
There have been smiles and tears across the region today as thousands of nervous teenagers opened that all important envelope.
School leaders have been under extra pressure to do well this year after the education watchdog Ofsted raised concerns over standards in secondary schools in the Black Country.
We went along to a school in Sandwell which has bucked the national trend.
Rebecca Burrows reports:
Pupils across the East Midlands have been celebrating after getting their long-awaited for GCSE results.
School leaders and councils were under extra pressure to do well in the East Midlands.
After the education watchdog Ofsted described the region as one of the worst performing in the country.
Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports:
Police have released the images as part of an investigation into an alleged arson at a farm.Read the full story ›
Leicester City have been drawn against a former Champions League winner in Group G.Read the full story ›
Leicester City have been drawn against Belgium side Club Brugge in Group G of the Champions League.
Earlier on in the draw, The Foxes learned that they would meet the 2004 Champions League winners Porto.
The draw continues.
Leicester City have been drawn in Group G along with Porto who are drawn as Leicester City's strongest opponents in the group.
Porto won the Champions league in 2004 under the management of Jose Mourinho.
This is the first time Leicester City have been entered in the draw of the Champions League.
The draw continues.
The Met office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain, possible thunder and lightning. Luckily for us it won’t last.Read the full story ›
It's exactly a year since two new tram lines were opened in Nottingham. We look back at some of the highlights since the opening.Read the full story ›