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Tackling homophobic bullying improvement in schools

Schools in Nottinghamshire are the most improved in the country for preventing homophobic bullyinh Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as the most improved local authority in Britain for tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference in their schools.

That's according to a report by an equality charity today. Lincolnshire County Council was named the tenth best local authority.

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Birmingham Pride parade

Birmingham Pride parade gets underway
Birmingham Pride parade gets underway Credit: ITV Central

The Birmingham Pride parade has got underway! A route of the parade can be found here

Street artists taking part in the parade
Street artists taking part in the parade Credit: ITV Central
Colourful outfits and flags
Colourful outfits and flags Credit: ITV Central
Bands marching through the streets for celebrations
Bands marching through the streets for celebrations Credit: ITV Central
Cheery faces on floats taking part in the parade
Cheery faces on floats taking part in the parade Credit: ITV Central

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Preparations for Birmingham Pride

Getting ready for the parade at noon
Getting ready for the parade at noon Credit: ITV Central

Birmingham Pride parade kicks off at noon today. More than 10,000 people are expected to join in the celebrations over the course of the weekend.

Many of the costumes are Diamond Jubilee inspired.

Rainbow flags and union jack flags will be adorning the streets of Birmingham
Rainbow flags and union jack flags will be adorning the streets of Birmingham Credit: ITV Central
People in fancy dress ready for the parade
People in fancy dress ready for the parade Credit: ITV Central
Birmingham Pride parade kicks off at noon
Birmingham Pride parade kicks off at noon Credit: ITV Central

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