In his Christmas message tonight at Shrewsbury Cathedral, the Bishop of Shrewsbury will tell his congregation that proposals to legalise same-sex marriage will redefine marriage and family life for generations to come.
The Roman Catholic Bishop, the Rt Rev Mark Davies, will accuse David Cameron of pushing the bill through without a mandate.
He will also condemn destructive experiments on human embryos, the scale of abortion and neglect of the elderly.
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A consultation begins today on how Leicester's Golden Mile could look if a proposed revamp is given the go-ahead.
After a dry start with some sunny spells, cloud will thicken to bring some outbreaks of rain across the region from late morning.
After a largely fine morning with some sunshine, cloud and showery rain will gradually spread in from the west from early afternoon.