Energy bills in the East Midlands are £450 higher than average. Latest Government figures show homes in the region are using 40% more energy than in other areas of the country.
It's after a study by consultancy firm WSP into how energy efficient certain regions are.
It looked at how much mains electricity and gas is used, and show that the average annual household bills for a home in the East Midlands exceed £1600, £450 more than the average annual bill of £1172.
The South West are the best energy savers, spending approximately £200 less than the average at £970 per year, and a whopping £650 less than the average spend in the East Midlands.
If you haven't found something after 70 years of looking, usually, you'd assume it was lost forever, but not for one ex-minor in the Peak District.
Peter Harrison has been searching his Cavern in Treak Cliff since 1945 after being told about a rare vein of Blue John Stone. Now, it's was found by his Grandson. Michael Sibert has more.
Birmingham represents the country in a European competition to find the best environmental city.
Judges have been in the city to see what horticultural and environmental qualities it has to offer.
These are just some of the sights the judges of the Entente Florale contest have seen today in Birmingham, which faces competition from cities across the continent.
The winner will be announced on September 27.
Judges in a competition to find Europe's best garden city were today being shown around some of Birmingham's best-known historical landmarks.
They set off this morning and have taken a tour around popular spots including Eastside, Millennium Point, Sarehole Mill, Longbridge, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Guinea Gardens, St Philip’s Cathedral, Colmore Row and Birmingham Council House.
The visit is part of the judging process for the Entente Florale competition, which aims to pick the best horticultural and environmental city in Europe.
Birmingham will be up against cities in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Slovenia in the battle for the title.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Belgium on September 27.
Birmingham has been chosen to represent the UK in a competition to find the best environmental city in Europe.
This weekend, a judging panel made up of dignitaries from across Europe will visit some of the city's best-known historical landmarks as part of the Entente Florale contest.
Birmingham is up against cities in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and Slovenia in the battle for the title.
They will be judged on both their horticultural and environmental qualities.
Whether you love or hate bees, there is no denying that we all need them. But with the wet summers and harsh winters we've had, the bee population is shrinking rapidly.
At one farming estate in the Midlands, they've lost 102 of their 150 hives. So they've taken drastic action by importing £10,000 worth of bees, from Italy - to try to boost numbers. Kate Fisher reports.
£10,000 is being spent on bringing bees from Italy to Ludlow to replace 102 hives lost during the poor weather.Read the full story ›
£10,000 worth of bees are arriving in Ludlow today from Italy to repopulate 102 hives lost following the poor weather.
A Queen Bee will be placed in a hive before keepers open a box of the new arrivals and wait for them to swarm towards the Queen.
At Ludlow Food Centre their bee hives have taken a hit over the last 18 months following the bad weather.
They fed their bees a sugar solution over the winter to keep them alive. It seemed to be working, but they ended up losing 102 or their 105 hives.
Bees are being brought from Europe to Ludlow Food Centre, to replace the hives that have declined in recent years.
In Ludlow, 102 out of the 150 hives have gone, which is believed to be mainly down to bad weather.
The Food Centre has spent £10,000 importing the bees from the continent.