Leicester will campaign to have the remains of King Richard III reburied in the city's cathedral, at the High Court in London.
Hundreds of jobs will be axed and council tax will increase as Nottinghamshire County Council must save £105million, it was announced today.
Schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, has had an historic week, which could be capped off by the Nobel Peace Prize.
Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP, Patrick McLoughlin, will be questioned by a committee today over criticism that a report in September over-estimated the economic benefits of HS2.
Phase one of the project will link London to the West Midlands. Phase two will travel through the East Midlands.
A report by KPMG said the project would boost the economy by £15billion a year.
Teenage education activist, Malala Yousafzai, has been awarded the EU's Sakhrov Prize for freedom of thought at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this morning.
Before the ceremony, Malala met with Birmingham MEP, Phil Bennion and members of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, who nominated her for the prize.
Mr Bennion said:
"Malala is an inspiration for millions. We nominated her for the European Union's highest award not only for her incredible work before she was brutally attacked, but for the tremendous courage she has shown since in continuing to fight for girls' right to education around the world."
Sir Graham Watson, a Liberal Democrat MEP and leader of ALDE, said:
"This prize is not just for Malala but for the millions of other girls and boys worldwide, Muslim and non-Muslim, who like her have been denied their universal right to education. She now personifies the fight for that right with her 'weapons of books and pens'."
The TUC held a protest in Birmingham this morning against the blacklisting of construction workers who were illegally targeted for pushing for better health and safety on building sites.
The demonstration took place outside the offices of Sir Robert McAlpine on Paradise Street in Birmingham city centre before moving to Wolverhampton where it will continue later this morning.
Other TUC protests are taking place around the country today alongside the construction unions GMB, UCATT, and Unite who will lobby MPs to call for justice against blacklisting.
In 2009, it emerged that more than 40 construction industry employers in the UK had been using a list of more than 3000 building workers in order to keep activists out of work. These workers have never been told they have been blacklisted, nor paid any compensation.
The TUC are calling for an inquiry into the practices and say the aim of today's protests is to hold the industry account.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said the Government's reforms for the NHS outlined today do not go far enough.
In response to Jeremy Hunt's statement outlining the recommendations of the Francis report that will implemented, he said:
"What happened at Mid Staffs was a betrayal of the NHS and its values. The last Government rightly apologised but now is the time to back our words with action.
That is why, while welcoming much of what you have said, it is my job to press you on where we feel you could have gone further and question why of the 290 Francis recommendations, 86 are not being implemented in full."
Julie Bailey, whose mother died at Stafford Hospital in 2007, has said she is disappointed with the government's response to the public inquiry into the deaths at the hospital
The Cure the NHS campaigner told ITV News "We are disappointed, we know the NHS has come a long way since 2007 but we don't feel we've got enough here.
"We wanted five key recommendations, just one of those would have done us and that was legal protection for whistleblowers....doctors and nurses have got to feel safe to speak out."
One of the most chilling accounts of the Francis report came from Mid Staffs employees, who considered the care they saw as being normal.
Cruelty became normal in our NHS and no-one noticed. The Francis report made 290 recommendations. I accept the principles behind all of them and wherever possible have adopted the practical solution suggested by the inquiry.
– The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
Today's measures are a blueprint for restoring trust in the NHS, re-enforcing professional pride in NHS frontline staff and above all giving confidence to patients that after Mid Staffs, the NHS has listened, the NHS has learnt and the NHS will not rest until it is delivering the safest, most effective and most compassionate care anywhere in the world.
The Government has accepted 281 out of 290 recommendations made by the Francis report into the Stafford Hospital scandal, including 57 in principle and 20 in part.
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs: "I accept the principles behind all them".
Calls for healthcare assistants to be registered were rejected, instead training will be improved.
There will also be no statutory duty of candour on individual NHS staff to tell patients or their families if incidents have led to serious harm or death.
Instead, the Government will impose such a duty on organisations as a whole and will strengthen duty of candour on individuals using organisations such as the General Medical Council
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, watches Jeremy Hunt outline the Government's response to key recommendations made by the public inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital scandal.
Julie lost her mother, Bella, at the hospital.
The Department of Health said new safe staffing measures would include the following features:
- All hospitals will publish staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.
- Boards will review the evidence for their staffing numbers in public at least once every six months.
- New NHS guidance will set out how local Trusts can work out the right staffing numbers for safe and effective care on their wards and clinical services.
- Safety information about every hospital in the country will be published monthly on a publicly accessible website
- Five thousand "patient safety fellows" will be trained by NHS England within five years to be "champions, experts, leaders and motivators in patient safety."