The chief executive of Birmingham City Council is due to given evidence to a Home Affairs Committee into radicalisation in schools.
Social work managers took 147 vulnerable children off their books when they should not have done - to reduce workloads on a shrunken staff.
Birmingham City Council has released detailed maps of the areas in the city which will be the first to become 20mph speed limits.
The second phase of work on the St Chad's and Queensway tunnels in Birmingham gets underway from tonight. They'll be closed from 10pm to 6am every night for two weeks and will then close completely until September.
A similar programme of closures was carried out last summer. Drivers are being urged to find alternative routes.
Birmingham City Council has tweeted a map showing the colour of the political picture across the city, after Labour retained control of the city council.
Birmingham City Council says it expected the 'inadequate' rating it received from Ofsted over how its children's services operate.
Councillor Brigid Jones, Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for children and family services, says:
"We must never forget that the welfare of children is at the heart of everything we do and here in Birmingham we have a group of people who are absolutely committed to ensuring we do our best for all our children and young people.
When we talk about change and improvement it is important that we always remember this.
We have been very open about the state of children’s services in Birmingham and this inadequate rating is what we expected.
The report’s details build on the issues we had recognised ourselves as inadequate practice and which we shared with Ofsted on their arrival.
This is welcome but we will not let the focus on current performance distract us from the tailor-made approach to improvement put in place by the Department for Education; an approach set out by the DfE during this latest Ofsted inspection."
Birmingham City Council says more children in the city are being abused than they know about.
Officials said that for a city of its size and with its levels of deprivation and poverty, they would expect Birmingham to have more cases of child abuse.
Today a new commissioner has been appointed to help the authority improve. The council has been criticised heavily in the past for failing to protect children.
A campaign has been launched to get more parents to adopt in Birmingham, because the City Council say they are struggling to get prospective parents to come forward.
Councillor Brigid Jones says people get put off adopting because the city is so diverse, but she wants to change that perception.
Birmingham City Council says it's currently at crisis point with the number of children needing adoption.
In Birmingham over 177 children are waiting for a home and family.
That's compared to:
More people are eligible to adopt than you might think:
Anyone over the age of 21
Single parents, unmarried and married couples, whether the same sex or opposite sex
People with good enough health to provide a loving home for a child - there is no age limit
Employed or unemployed, in rented or own accommodation
Any religious background is acceptable.
Adoption website: www.adoptionbirmingham.co.uk.
Birmingham adoption and fostering information line: 0121 303 7575