Britain's most tattooed man has had a silicone skull implanted in his chest at a Birmingham tattoo parlour.
A man who has 90% of his body covered in tattoos, and was denied a passport after changing his name, says after 6 months one is on its way.
Lady Justice Hallett confirmed there are two other cases where letters were sent in error in a scheme which was kept quiet.
Over one thousand four hundred competitors aged between 14 to 87 have taken part in the 2014 City of Birmingham Triathlon.
This is only the third year the event has been held in Birmingham with athletes of all abilities setting off on a lap of the lake at Sutton Park.
The 100 Swimmers, a project by photographer Attilio Fiumarella, saw the empty Gala Pool at Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath filled with swimmers, photography fans, city heritage enthusiasts and community supporters.
It was in reaction to the news that Birmingham City Council intends to close the historic building permanently in 2015.
It also completed a community photographic project entitled The Swimmers which is on show at the Old Print Works in Birmingham until Wednesday 23 July 2014.
Attilio Fiumarella has been working to document the under-threat Grade-II Moseley Road Baths building over the past few months.
The City of Birmingham Triathlon is taking place in Sutton Park this morning.
Organisers say more than 1,300 people are competing in the event - now in its third year.
It involves an open water swim in Powell's Pool, a cycle around the closed-to-traffic roads within Sutton Park, before finishing with a run through heathland and woodland.
Starting in different 'waves' the Olympic male competitors were in the water at 7 am, with the last competitors expected to cross the finish line around 1.30 pm.
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Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has pleaded not guilty to seven terror offences connected with the civil war in Syria.
The 45-year-old appeared via video link from prison to deny the charges.
Begg, of Hall Green, Birmingham, is accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria October 2012 and April 2013 and funding terrorism by providing a generator in July last year.
He also faces five counts of possessing an article for a purpose connecting to terrorism between December 31, 2012 and February 26 this year.
Begg will stand trial at the Old Bailey on October 6
The Birmingham Ladywood MP has slammed the move to leak the Clarke report into the 'Trojan Horse' scandal.
The draft report commissioned by the government and leaked to the Guardian newspaper has found evidence of "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos" in some Birmingham schools.
– Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood
"I am disappointed beyond belief that today we have seen an extensive article on what is contained in the Clarke report. It is deeply ironic that they (both Secretaries of State) are currently looking into governance issues in Birmingham when it appears they cannot even control what comes out of their own department.
"I have already asked for the names of those individuals who had sight of the report, copies of their confidentiality agreements and a copy of the process of publication. Again I have not been given these. Nicky Morgan has been in the job two days and her department is already running rings round her.
A report by Birmingham City Council into the so-called "Trojan Horse" allegations of an extremist Muslim plot to infiltrate some Birmingham schools has found "no evidence of a conspiracy to promote an anti-British agenda, violent extremism or radicalisation".
However a draft report commissioned by the government and leaked to the Guardian newspaper has found evidence of "coordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos".
That draft report was written by Peter Clarke, the former head of Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit.
Traffic in Birmingham will be disrupted again as the A38 St Chads and Queensway tunnels close for the summer.
They're going to be shut from this evening, until 1st September.
The tunnels link the city centre to the Aston Expressway and M6.