The Department of Health has admitted the NHS will collapse if improvements are not made to health and social care.
Council say they have had to make many difficult decisions over which services to cut.
Sikhs from Leicester have attended a mass rally outside Downing Street today, along with 500 to 600 others from around the UK.
Former Labour Cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt has said the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) was "naive and wrong" to accept the claims by the Paedophile Information Exchange that it was a campaigning and counselling organisation.
Patricia Hewitt said that as general secretary of the NCCL in the 1970s, she took responsibility for the mistakes that had been made at that time.
The former Leicester West MP, who said she had been away for the past 12 days while the controversy was raging in the the press, said any suggestion that she had condoned or supported the "vile crimes" of child abusers was completely untrue.
"NCCL in the 1970s, along with many others, was naive and wrong to accept PIE's claim to be a 'campaigning and counselling organisation' that 'does not promote unlawful acts'," she said.
"As general secretary then, I take responsibility for the mistakes we made. I got it wrong on PIE and I apologise for having done so.
"I should have urged the executive committee to take stronger measures to protect NCCL's integrity from the activities of PIE members and sympathisers and I deeply regret not having done so."
These were her first public comments since the latest controversy over The Mail's claims that the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) had alleged historic links to PIE, a paedophile rights campaign.
Dunlop Motorsport says its focus is now on supporting employees following renewed calls for the company to stay in Birmingham.
We appreciate the support and offers made by Birmingham City Council and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and the personal interest the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for BIS have taken in our situation following our site being sold. Over the past several months we have worked with the Council and local agencies to identify and evaluate any local site alternatives.
However our challenge has always been one of timescale and being in a position to maintain continuity of supply to our key customers. Unfortunately no other appropriate site was available locally where a factory could be established in the timescale to allow us to maintain supply to our key customers. Within our timeline, the only option was to propose to transfer production to facilities that already have the necessary infrastructure.
– James Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director, Dunlop Motorsport
Our focus now is on supporting those affected employees and we continue to work with our Unions and employees throughout the consultation process.
Through the some 700 associates Goodyear Dunlop employs across its TyreFort headquarters and Wolverhampton manufacturing facility, the company remains committed to Birmingham and the West Midlands.
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Stoke North MP Joan Walley has urged the Prime Minister not to forget that University Hospital North Staffordshire will have to be funded to take on extra patients from Stafford in future.
The Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock, has pledged government support for the campaign to keep Dunlop Motorsport in Birmingham.
It was announced earlier this month that the company is moving work away from the West Midlands with the loss of 241 jobs.
Jack Dromey, Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington, has repeated his call for Goodyear Dunlop to maintain its motorsport manufacturing business in Birmingham.
He raised his concerns in parliament following the announcement earlier this month that the company is pulling out with the loss of 241 jobs.
A veteran politician of the Labour party and dedicated Black Country man Lord Bilston, Dennis Turner, has died, it was announced tonight.
The 71-year-old served as an MP for Wolverhampton South East from 1987 to 2005, when he was made a peer. He was born in Bradley and lived in the Black Country his whole life.
Janet Royall, Labour's leader in the House of Lords, paid tribute to the politician on Twitter.
Very sad to learn of Dennis Turner's death - a great Labour man, a fine MP and public servant. A privilege to share the red benches with him
Conservative MP Peter Bone said allegations in relation to an inquiry into benefit fraud against his family are "without foundation."
The Times reported that the Wellingborough MP had been questioned as part of a inquiry into benefit claims to pay for the residential care of hie mother-in-law, Dorothy Sweeney.
Anyone with assets over £23,250 is expected to pay their own care home fees.
The paper alleges Northampton County Council was not given accurate information about Mrs Sweeney's assets before paying benefits of around £100,000.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Bone said:
The Times allegation: We have done nothing wrong. The claims made are without foundation. A full statement will be issued in due course.