Thousands of delegates have arrived in Birmingham for the annual Tory party conference.
Four-year-old sniffer dog protects Birmingham's ICC against threats ahead of the Conservative Party Conference.
The Conservative party conference in just over a week, is set to bring an estimated £16.5 million for business in the city.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has today confirmed plans to extend HS2 north of Birmingham.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, had an overtly religious message in his Christmas speech to the nation this year.
He used the Christmas story of Jesus Christ bringing hope to the world to pay tribute to service men and women overseas.
However, it comes amid anger from many senior church figures over plans to allow same-sex marriage, including the Bishop of Leicester.
Tim Stevens has accused the Prime Minister of being out of touch with the "vast majority of practicing religious people" despite assurances that no churches will be forced to carry out such ceremonies.
Both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have backed the Metropolitan Police chief after former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said he had "no confidence" in Bernard Hogan-Howe.
The Evening Standard quotes a Downing Street spokesperson as saying that, "the Prime Minister has full confidence in the Metropolitan police commissioner and believes the police should be allowed to carry out the investigation."
Boris Johnson's office is also quoted as supporting Mr Hogan-Howe, "The Mayor has absolute confidence in the commissioner."
Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha went to the Diwan Balti restaurant in Birmingham last night to celebrate his 46th birthday, whilst in the city for the Conservative Party conference.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has described Mr Mitchell's confrontation with the police officer as "wrong".
The Prime Minister David Cameron will be visiting Northamptonshire today, in the run up to the by-election for the Corby and East Northamptonshire seat.
It follows Tory MP Louise Mensch's resignation over the summer. The seat is a target for Labour.