More lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Derby are being encouraged to either adopt or become foster carers.
The city council says children do well when they are with adoptive or foster parents from the LGBT community.
Staff will hold special events today and next week to encourage more prospective parents.
With the demand for adoption and fostering being so high, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can make a real difference in the community by giving children and teenagers the care, support and family life they desperately need.
Our children do well when placed with adopters from the LGBT community and in some cases better, because LGBT people are more likely to keep families together by adopting or fostering siblings.
Clearer and colder overnight than of late, with many areas remaining dry. Isolated blustery showers may affect the Peak District at times.Read the full story ›
Spring is literally around the corner and signs of it are starting to pop up. We would love to lots of pictures from all around the MidlandsRead the full story ›
Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in Lincolnshire has closed three wards and restricted admission to two because patients and staff have symptoms of norovirus.
The closures are a precaution to prevent further spread of the virus.
The wards will reopen once patients have been discharged and the area has been free from symptoms of the winter vomiting bug for up to 72 hours.
The hospital remains open.
More than 200 letters sent home by a soldier serving in The Great War are being published 100 years to the day since they were written.Read the full story ›
Rain and mild conditions will clear by around midday to leave a bright, but increasingly chilly afternoon.Read the full story ›
A pensioner has died after being hit by a National Express coach in Derbyshire.
Police say it happened as the single decker bus pulled out of Chesterfield Coach Station onto Beetwell Street just before 1:30 pm.
A man who was crossing the road was hit and suffered fatal injuries. An investigation has begun.
Plans to create more specialist roles to support breastfeeding mothers in Leicestershire have been announced.
More than 1,000 people had signed a petition fearing potential cuts to breastfeeding services.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says it's working towards increasing local support, following a consultation into parents needs.
Nancy Cole reports:
Cloudy and becoming increasingly windy overnight with occasional light rain.Read the full story ›
We've received more wonderful images of the region this week but a certain subject matter stood out! Take a look for yourselfRead the full story ›