Lord Heseltine, the former Deputy Prime Minister, has officially opened Birmingham City University's new Parkside Building
Around 900 of Nottinghamshire's top young athletes are taking part in the county schools' equivalent of the Olympic Games.
One of the biggest chains of academies in the UK is having to hand over control of one of its schools because of concerns about standards.
Bosses at the controversial Al-Madinah free school in Derby have said they believe the government's decision to close the secondary half of the school is a positive step.
Barry Day, chairman of the Al-Madinah Education Trust, told ITV News Central he knows it will come as a "real shock" to parents and staff - but said he believes it is the "only way forward" for the school to improve its performance.
Prior to this morning's announcement by the Department of Education that Al-Madinah's secondary school is to be closed, Lord Nash explained the decision in a letter to the school.
Writing to the Chairman of Al-Madinah Education Trust, Barry Day, the Parliamentary Under-Secratary for the Department of Education said:
"It is clear there is a great deal of work to be done at the school. The feedback I have received from my officials, as well as the findings of Ofsted's reports, make plain the scale of the challenge facing the Trust....
... I am particularly concerned at the poor quality of the secondary teaching and the lack of breadth in the secondary curriculum...
... I have come to the conclusion that it would be simply not be in the interests of parents and pupils at the secondary school to continue to fund provision which has failed them in the manner now apparent...
... I have decided it would be in the best interests of those children in the secondary school to continue their education elsewhere from this September onwards."
Al-Madinah symbolises everything wrong with Free School programme: unqualified teachers & a complete lack of local oversight over schools
The Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, has criticised Al-Madinah in the wake of news that its secondary school is set to close.
The Al-Madinah secondary free school in Derby is set to be closed, amid concerns over the quality of teaching and curriculum.
The Department of Education made the following announcement today:
"The vast majority of free schools are performing well but where we have found failure we have acted swiftly and decisively. We have monitored Al-Madinah very closely since problems came to light last year...
... Based on the current situation, we believe the new Board – which began work last week - needs to focus efforts on the primary school in order to bring about the level of improvement required...
... The Board has accepted our decision to close the secondary school and we have offered our full support in helping pupils to find alternative places before the start of the next academic year.”
Part of Derby's skyline will turn red tonight as the University of Derby and British Heart Foundation raise awareness about the UK's biggest killer - heart disease.
The iconic glass staircase at the university will glow red for the whole of February.
David Cameron enjoyed a game of football alongside Leicester City legend Gary Lineker, during his visit to a Birmingham primary school today.
And one young man was delighted to have scored a goal in front of the Prime Minster:
The Prime Minister says the multi-million pound funding boost for sport in primary schools will be given straight to the schools, and that Ofsted will inspect o ensure it is spent correctly.
David Cameron spoke to ITV News when he visited a Birmingham school to make the announcement today.
The Prime Minister was given a popstar's reception at St Brigid's Catholic Primary School in Birmingham today as he announced millions of pounds of funding for sport in primary schools.
David Cameron was alongside Leicester City football legend, Gary Lineker, as he met children from the school, before announcing primary schools would get £150million a year to spend on sport until 2020, to help secure the Olympic legacy outlined ahead of the 2012 Games.
BREAKING: Two further men charged with violent disorder following protest at University of Birmingham. Full details: http://t.co/H5122UH98H
West Midlands Police have charged two further men with violent disorder after a protest at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday.
It follows a charge against another man earlier today. Ten other people have been released on police bail following disorder which saw buildings on the Edgbaston campus damaged.