Thousands of people are expected to attend or even take part in big mela events across the Midlands over the summer.
ITV News Central's correspondent Keith Wilkinson is celebrating 30 years of reporting for the Midlands.
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Health experts are warning that people could begin to suffer from exhaustion as temperatures across the Midlands continue to rise.
Despite lightning overnight, a heatwave is expected later today.
This mornings fire strike across the Midlands has now concluded.
Firefighters walked out for two hours between the hours of 6am and 8am as the row with Government over pay and conditions continues.
18th July Strike Action is now over and normal fire cover has resumed across Herefordshire and Worcestershire
People are being warned to look after the vulnerable as temperatures in our region could rise to more than 30 degrees over the next couple of days.
It comes after the The Met Office issued a heatwave alert for the East Midlands.
The advice is to drink plenty of water and keep out of the sun.
More than three hundred volunteers, many from the Midlands, have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity after conquering Mount Snowdon.
Volunteers from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, West Bromwich and Walsall were among those who took part in the fourth annual Snowdon trek challenge, raising more than 15 thousand pounds for Khalsa Aid in the process. The charity helped relief operations during the UK floods earlier this year.
Trek teams were greeted by youngsters from Handsworth in Birmingham, who had just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves walking the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.
Bal Sandhu from Khalsa Aid said: “Every year we see hundreds of hikers complete this event, these hikers raise money in support of humanitarian work carried out by Khalsa Aid across the globe. This year over 300 people completed the hike, with the youngest hikers being just five years old".
Narinder Singh from Oadby in Leicester was one of those who took part in the trek. He said "It was an unbelievable day. We had approximately 130 people hiking from the East Midlands who safely returned with smiles on their faces. We were overwhelmed with generosity".
As well as helping the UK's flood relief efforts, Khalsa Aid have also assisted relief efforts in Albania, India, Somalia and Indonesia. Money raised from the latest Snowdon trek will also go towards helping those in need.
Thirteen-time World and Olympic sprinting champion Michael Johnson has been in the Midlands giving coaching sessions to footballers.
He's been helping five players from Mansfield Town get ready for the new season.
Thirteen-time World and Olympic sprinting champion Michael Johnson has been in the Midlands giving coaching sessions, not to sprinters- but to footballers.
His coaching organisation has its British headquarters at St George's Park near Burton-on-Trent and he's been helping players, including five from Mansfield Town, get ready for the new season.
The government has announced plans to help fill more than three million potholes.
It is part of an investment into local and major roads. Councils across England have been allocated £168 million of funding for pothole repairs.
Local authorities will have to publish monthly progress reports on how many potholes are being repaired.
Figures released in April from the 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey suggested it would cost £167 million to fill the backlog of potholes just across the Midlands.