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The owner of Diwan Balti Restaurant in Moseley, Bosir Miah, says he's honoured that David Cameron and his wife Samantha chose to come to his restaurant to celebrate the Prime Minister's birthday.
Disabled workers who have lost their jobs following the closure of Remploy factories are to stage a protest outside the Conservative Party Conference later.
Twenty-four sites were closed in August as part of government cut backs.
The Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent factories are among three more due to shut later this year and and the future of a further 18 are uncertain.
The Home Secretary Theresa May has been defending twenty per cent cuts to Midlands' police budgets, insisting that because of the perilous state of the economy, there is 'no alternative'. Full report by Central Tonight's political correspondent Alison Mackenzie
Ian Edwards, from West Midlands Police, says 5,600 officers will lose their jobs across the country by 2015.
The West Midlands Police secretary, Chris Jones, says the proposed 20% cuts to the police force will hit them hard.
Mr. Jones was speaking outside the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, where a Boris look-a-like rode outside with a 'PC Pleb' t-shirt on in protest at alleged comments against a police officer made by Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell.
It is the third day of the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC in Birmingham.
Speakers today include the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the newly appointed Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.
11,000 people have arrived in the city for the event.
Alison Mackenzie talks to the Prime Minister at the party conference.
Alison Mackenzie speaks to the Prime Minister at the Tory party conference in Birmingham.
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Further demonstrations are expected by police federation members across the Midlands at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.
The first full day of the Conservative Party Conference gets underway later this morning at the ICC in Birmingham.