A woman given just months to live unless she could raise £180,000 for an operation only available in America is in recovery back at home in Sutton Coldfield, with doctors saying the surgery was a success. And the cherry on the cake? It was just in time for her birthday.
Did you hear a commotion in Birmingham today? That might have been the women from WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign - who protested outside the Conservative Party Conference. They say they got a nasty shock when they reached 60 and found out they couldn't claim their pension as expected, as the government didn't tell them they were raising the age of retirement.
A coroner has today ruled that the death of a motorcyclist killed in a head-on crash with a taxi was an 'unlawful killing'. Mark Buckley from Mansfield died after the crash in March 2014, having suffered "unsurvivable" injuries.
For some people, remembrance is about more than one day a year. For some, it's a burden they carry every day - the grief, and pride, that their loved one laid down their life for their country. It's this burden that the new Remembrance Centre at Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum aims to help with.
A Paralympic gold medallist is calling for action after being repeatedly turned away by taxi firms who won't take her guide dog. Libby Clegg says despite it being illegal, she has been left stranded by Loughborough taxi companies seven times in two years - and even more often by cabbies in London.
Children at one Midlands school have been given the chance to explore outer space, Ancient Egypt and even the time of the dinosaurs - thanks to virtual reality. Bengeworth C of E Academy in Evesham has been chosen by Google to take part in a trial of its futuristic Google Expeditions programme - taking pupils to far-flung parts of the universe, and even back through time.
Furious business owners say they're losing tens of thousands of pounds in earnings thanks to roadworks which have overrun by a whole year. A £1.2 million project by Severn Trent to replace sewer pipes in the Staffordshire street started in November 2015 and were due to last just four months - but are still not finished.
A mother has told of her fears for her young son as inpatient paediatric services at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch shut down due to critical staffing shortages. As of tonight, all children who need to be admitted will go to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital - and all ambulances carrying children will be diverted there too.
A mother who snatched her young daughter out of the path of a car which sped through a red traffic light today told ITV News Central of the terrifying moment she realised the vehicle was not going to stop.
The Midlands played a key role in pushing the UK towards a surprise 'leave' vote in yesterday's referendum on membership of the European Union. In the West Midlands, 59.3 per cent of voters chose to go, along with 58.3 per cent in the East Midlands - the two biggest 'leave' results in the entire country.
A father and son who ran a brothel in Birmingham, raking in almost £7.7 million in five years, have been jailed. Cyrprus-born Achilleos Neophytou, aged 66, and his son Stefanos, 25, ran the Libra Club in the Jewellery Quarter where around 200 men a night would queue to see a prostitute.
A 12-year-old boy choked to death while apparently trying a dangerous online challenge involving strangulation, a coroner has ruled. Coroner Emma Brown has now called for more awareness about the deadly risks of the craze. Video report by Charlotte Cross: Birmingham schoolboy Karnel Haughton was found dead at the bottom of his family home in Viscount Close, Castle Vale, by his mother on June 1.
Hundreds of families in Redditch are set to lose what they say is a vital support service - with council funding axed, and lottery money expected to dry up within weeks, leaving a £70,000 shortfall. Home Start supports families struggling with deprivation, mental health issues and domestic abuse - and referrals are rising.
A domestic violence charity in Staffordshire has revealed it is having to turn victims away from refuges, as reports of abuse in the county have hit a five-year high. A new joint taskforce between Stoke City Council and Staffordshire County Council has now been approved to try to tackle the growing problem.
Hundreds of people joined rallies across the East Midlands today in a show of unity against hate crime. It comes after a surge in the number of reports of racial abuse and attacks nationwide following the EU referendum - with the National Police Chiefs Council saying it had seen a 57 per cent rise in the days following the vote.
A mother-of-two with an aggressive degenerative disease is campaigning to raise £150,000 she needs for critical surgery only available in the United States - and has just three months to do it. Jessica Kill, aged 38, from Sutton Coldfield, has been told by neurologists that after that, the damage to her spine and brain will be beyond repair.
A woman who brutally beat a toddler to death in a "barbaric, inhuman and evil" campaign of abuse has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Birmingham mother-of-four Kandyce Narielle Downer, aged 34, was granted legal guardianship of 18-month-old Keegan Downer in January last year.
Thousands of parents in the Midlands joined others across the country and kept their children home from school today in the first school strike in history. The day of action was organised in protest against controversial changes to SAT exams, with parents arguing that children are being tested too much, too young.
A new café designed to offer support and a welcoming atmosphere for young families has opened in Nottinghamshire, as part of a scheme to make the area 'breastfeeding friendly'. The Milk Lounge has become the first business to sign up to Gedling Borough Council's scheme, offering feeding and mental health advice from professionals, as well as tea, coffee and cakes.
The parents of a mother-of-one from Nottinghamshire who died in Italy four years ago are appealing to the government to help them get answers over her death. Claire Martin collapsed and died at her in-laws' home in Carpignano in March 2012, having suffered more than 20 stab wounds to her neck.
More than two-thirds of care homes in London inspected in recent months have failed at least one basic standard of care, ITV News can reveal.
Pioneering new technology to help emergency services across the UK improve the way they react to major incidents is being developed by firefighters in the West Midlands. The web-based app, dubbed 999Eye, will help give fire crews, police, paramedics and mountain rescue teams access to what is being posted on social media during an emergency.
Cannabis: A viable medicine? A multiple sclerosis patient has hit out at a "postcode lottery" in treatments for the condition as she battles to get funding for the UK's first licensed cannabis-based medication.
He's been threatened, his home has been attacked, and he lives in fear of going to jail for possession of cannabis. But he says he has no choice. He suffers from ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he spoke exclusively with ITV News Central to describe how being denied legal cannabis-based medication has meant he is forced to turn to the streets for his pain relief.
"The best way we can defeat terrorism is to carry on as normal and that includes our personnel wearing their uniform." Former soldier Glenn Rees, of Maesteg in Wales, was among those who posted a picture of himself, labelling the decision "ridiculous" and accusing the government of "backing down."
The trust's chief operating officer, Donna Green, said that patients at the unit, at Basingstoke Hospital, would only be served alcohol if it was medically appropriate, and added that regular reviews of the policy would be carried out.
The Museums Association recently found a gift of deed document that appears to support the Lord's case, because it prohibits the sale of any part of the collection of Egyptian pieces. The convener of the association's ethics committee, Nicholas Merriman, said the council should seek legal advice in light of this new evidence.
"He was very obedient and always good with the sheep," the trainer said. "He had a lovely character and a good temperament, he was calm but intelligent and always responded to the commands. The standard of work he was capable of doing was excellent, he got the hang of it very quickly.
"It will reduce my bad cholesterol, protect me against cancer and even sharpen my mind. It pretty much promises that I will live longer, and healthier." He is not alone, other disciples of the 5:2 diet include actor Benedict Cumerbatch and Phillip Schofield. But Raymond Blanc, the doyen of chefs, said "It's ridiculous."
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