Ex-offenders and former drug and alcohol addicts are being encouraged to try scuba diving to help them on the road to recovery.
On the third anniversary of the death of Ricky Burlton, police release more details about the man wanted in connection with their inquiry.
Beeston Men’s hockey team have been crowned Premier League Champions after winning the play off finals this weekend.
A new £28 million health research programme will launch today in the East Midlands, tackling long-term conditions such as diabetes, pulmonary disease and poor mental health.
The project, which brings together universities, the NHS, and local councils, will be officially unveiled in full at the Holywell Conference Centre in Loughborough.
Called the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands, it aims to not only research treatments and support for long-term conditions but to ensure that its findings are put into practice as soon as possible.
It comes after research found life expectancy in the East Midlands was lower than the national average.
The Commercial Director of 99p Stores Ltd - Hussein Lalani - that was fined for selling children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe limit has expressed regret at the incident.
The Director told ITV Central, "99p Stores regrets this unfortunate incident and has strengthened their measures of testing products and meeting the relevant UK safety standards."
A Loughborough company has been fined £16,500 for selling children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe limit.
The plastic doll and bow and arrow set were bought by Trading Standards in Leicestershire as part of a test purchase in 99p Stores.
Tests later showed they contained a toxin which if used excessively can cause liver and kidney damage.
A Leicestershire company which sold children's toys containing toxins above the legal safe level has been fined £16,500.
Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards officers conducted a test purchase operation and found a plastic doll contained 70 times the legal level of phthalates and a bow and arrow set was 33 times over.
The doll was bought at a 99p store in Loughborough.
At court, the company admitted to two charges of failing to comply with legal regulations and received a fine of £10,000 in total.
The A6 Loughborough Road in Leicestershire has been partly reopened after teams from Severn Trent worked through the night to get floodwater on pumped away.
The A6 is closed between Hathern and Loughborough due to another burst pipe - the second one since Boxing Day.
Severn Trent Water says the pipe is almost three feet wide and the amount of water escaping means "the area flooded is the size of a football pitch."
It says water supplies were back to normal within an hour but there may be some discolouration due to 'harmless sediments' within the water.
– Severn Trent Water spokesperson
As the burst is in the central reservation, we're hoping that once the water has dispersed, we might be able to open one lane either side of the road to allow traffic to continue to flow, but we will need to assess the damage to the road before that decision can be made - obviously the safety of road users is our priority....
Over 100 miles of pipe are affected and as you can imagine, this takes a lot of effort to get right. But we'd like to reassure our customers we have been and will continue to work around the clock until everything is back to normal.
This footage shows two men breaking into a house in Radmoor Road, Loughborough, on October 29. It happened between 4pm and 10pm.
It shows a man looking through an open window and climbing up onto the ledge to peer inside.
He then beckons another man over, who goes inside and passes goods, including an Apple laptop, out of the window to his accomplice.
If you can help - contact Leicestershire Police on 101.
Dog owners in Derbyshire are being urged to sign up their faithful friends to become blood donors.
A doggy blood drive will be held at Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital on January 16 by Pet Blood Bank UK.
The blood will then be taken to the charity's processing unit in Loughborough, to be sent out to animals in need.
More than a thousand people have been given awards in the New Year Honours List - including many from the East Midlands.
The recipients include a GP from Loughborough and an archaeologist who led the team that found the remains of King Richard the Third under a car park in Leicester. Rajiv Popat reports.