The World Championship Hop Pocket Race is about to be held for the second year. Competitors come from as far away as Bulgaria and Poland.
A 22-year-old man has died at V Festival in Staffordshire.
People heading to the V Festival in Weston Park in Staffordshire are being advised to plan their journey in order to avoid delays.
12,000 music fabs are expected to catch a bus to V Festival this weekend.
The festival at Weston Park in Staffordshire starts tomorrow, with The Killers and The Stone Roses headlining on the main stage.
There's heavy traffic on the M54 between junction 2 and 3 as thousands begin to make their way to the V Festival.
It's the first day of the annual Northampton Balloon Festival at Billing Aquadrome, with dozens of hot air balloons expected to take to the skies over the next three days.
The event is now in its 23rd year. Depending on the weather balloons will fly twice a day, at 6am and 6pm, today, tomorrow and Sunday.
M6 Northbound exit slip road closed due to traffic management ahead of V Festival at Weston Park at J12 A5 (Gailey).
This closure could remain in place until 20:00 this evening.