Events are taking place across the Midlands today to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.Read the full story ›
A teenager from Loughborough will join MPs and other dignitaries in a ceremony to mark the 750th anniversary of the English Parliament.
Rina Roy is one of 6 youngsters chosen from across the country to head to Westminster for the unique celebration.
"I think it's really special, it's once in a lifetime, it's very educational.
I really want to find out a bit more about the 750th anniversary of de Montfort Parliament.
I feel really very privileged to have been chosen out of 400 people. "
Hundreds of worried parents in Stoke have launched a petition in a desperate effort to save their lollipop man.Read the full story ›
Maggie, the eight year old Shih Tzu has become a welcome addition to the classroom at Earls High School in Halesowen.Read the full story ›
One of the country's top gymnasts is visiting schools in Northamptonshire to inspire kids to take up sport.Read the full story ›
Students were outraged after racist and anti-Islamic graffiti was reported on a building at the University of Birmingham.Read the full story ›
A headteacher has claimed that the government has 'dodged responsibility' over tackling extremism in schools.
It's farcical that central government can dodge responsibility when it wants to, that ministers feel that such stark warnings could be ignored and neither immediate action nor policy change needs to take place.
Because I didn't say, 'You must intervene in this way', they are letting themselves off the hook. As a headteacher without jurisdiction to make decisions about what to do next, I don't know what more I can do than lay out a clearly evidenced picture.
I went into a room (where) people acknowledged something needs to happen. The assumption it didn't because I didn't tell them what to do, is unreasonable.
A school headteacher who warned the Government about potential extremism in schools before the Trojan Horse scandal has described the Department for Education's (DfE) handling of the issue as "farcical".
An internal review found no instances of the DfE ignoring "specific warnings" of extremism in schools but it "lacked inquisitiveness" on the issue in the past.
But Tim Boyes, head of Queensfield School, Birmingham, said he met a minister and officials twice in 2010 to discuss Muslim hardliners infiltrating schools, but no action was taken.
The following schools in Gloucestershire are closed:
- Berry Hill Primary School
- Berry Hill Under 5s
- Glos and Forest Pupil Referral Service Joys Green Centre
- Lakers School
All schools in Bristol are currently reported as open.
People are being encouraged to register their interest to run Leicestershire's libraries.
Volunteers are needed to manage 36 community libraries with support from the county council.
Last year following a consultation in May, the county council agreed to a series of measures to save eight hundred thousand pounds from its £5.6m library budget.