Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet.
A Birmingham cultural centre is trying to raise awareness of the difficulties deaf people face when they play sport.
The Deaf Cultural Centre in Ladywood in Birmingham says deaf people are often excluded from sport because of their hearing loss. It says it hopes an event it is holding today will encourage people with hearing loss to get more involved in sport.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after human remains were discovered in a Birmingham canal.
The man, aged 33, and woman, 34, were arrested from an address on Oxford Road in Smethwick at around 5am today. The address has been cordoned off.
The body was discovered in the canal near Icknield Port Road in the Ladywood area of Birmingham by men who were working on the canal.
A forensic examination has since taken place and the victim has been formally identified as 39-year-old Michael Spalding, known to friends and family as ‘Spud’.
Detective Inspector Harry Harrison said:
We are still in the early days of what is a very complex investigation and I would like to re-appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Shabana Mahood Labour MP for Ladywood says that the Government's appointment of the former anti terrorism chief Peter Clarke to investigate allegations that Muslim extremists are trying to take control of some schools in Birmingham is a very provocative move.
Camelot are trying to track down the person who bought a winning EuroMillions ticket in the Ladywood district of Birmingham for the draw on Friday 31st May.
They have won the millionaire's raffle - a total of £1million per month for a year.
The lucky ticket holder has until 27th November to claim their prize.
An 18-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager.
16-year-old Ben Morutare died after he was stabbed outside a social club in Smethwick.
The 18-year-old from Ladywood handed himself in to Bloxwich police station yesterday.