A demonstration has taken part in Leicester against an anti-islamic film, that has sparked a wave of protests around the world.
A protest took place in Nottingham today against the dangerous dog legislation, which prohibits the ownership of certain dogs.
Teachers will be lobbying the leader of Nottingham City Council today over plans to change term-times in the city.
A group of mothers campaigning against the closure of children centres in Dudley say they will not be able to travel to ones further away because of the cost.
Dudley Borough Council plan to reduce the number of centres from 20 to 13 due to funding cuts, but say they are holding a period of consultation to see what can be done to save them.
Campaigners say the service is a lifeline for many mothers.
The TUC held a protest in Birmingham this morning against the blacklisting of construction workers who were illegally targeted for pushing for better health and safety on building sites.
The demonstration took place outside the offices of Sir Robert McAlpine on Paradise Street in Birmingham city centre before moving to Wolverhampton where it will continue later this morning.
Other TUC protests are taking place around the country today alongside the construction unions GMB, UCATT, and Unite who will lobby MPs to call for justice against blacklisting.
In 2009, it emerged that more than 40 construction industry employers in the UK had been using a list of more than 3000 building workers in order to keep activists out of work. These workers have never been told they have been blacklisted, nor paid any compensation.
The TUC are calling for an inquiry into the practices and say the aim of today's protests is to hold the industry account.
More than 60 members of the North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention are due to hold a demonstration protesting against large companies who they believe are not paying their fair share of tax.
The protests are to begin outside the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent before attendees make their way to the centre of Hanley.
Campaigners from across the country have been protesting in Birmingham over the Government's spare room subsidy, otherwise known as the bedroom tax.
It follows the death of a 53-year-old woman from Solihull, who neighbours believe killed herself because she was worried about how she would afford to pay for her spare rooms.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham is lending his support to the campaign to save an historic army battalion from falling victim to defence cuts.
Councillor John Lines joined a delegation in Westminster today raising concerns about the proposal to disband the Second Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
The battalion has strong links to the City of Birmingham. Campaigners say they want the decision reversed.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor John Lines, has today taken an e-petition to Downing Street in opposition of the disbandment of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
The regiment, which is considered to be one of the best in the Army, was chosen by the Chief of the General Staff to be disbanded.
The unit, which was a merger of regiments including the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, will cease existence in June 2014.
Thousands of protesters today called for the Government to axe the so-called "bedroom tax".
They are angry about changes to housing benefit which will see cuts for people with a spare room.
Protester organiser in Kidderminster Brian Ryder explains why he thinks the tax is unfair.
There are 11 protests across the Central region today against the Government's plans to cut benefits for social housing tenants if they have a spare bedroom in their house.
It's one of a number of changes being brought in by the coalition government to try and reduce the country's welfare and benefits bill.
Nationally there are two main protests in London and Glasgow, and also 50 smaller demonstrations including these in the Midlands.
- Wolverhampton - The Civic Centre at 1pm
- Newcastle-under-Lyme at 1pm
- Loughborough - Town Hall at 12pm
- Lincoln - Speakers' Corner at 1pm
- Kidderminster- Town Hall at 1pm
- Uttoxeter - Town Hall at 11am
- Derby - Council Offices at 1pm
- Coventry - Council House at 1pm
- Corby - Corby Cube at 12.30pm
- Burton - High street at 1pm
- Birmingham at 1pm
The national day of action has largely been organised by Labour Left, the political party's largest research group, in conjunction with trade unions and other left wing political parties including the Green Party.
A series of protests are taking place across the region today against plans to cut benefits for social housing tenants who are considered to be living in a house which is too big for their needs.
Under the Government plans, social housing tenants deemed to have a spare bedroom stand to have their housing benefit cut from next month.
Critics have called the plan a 'Bedroom Tax', and say it's unfairly targeting the poorest people in society.
There are 11 protests across the Central region today, mainly outside town halls and council buildings, including in Birmingham, Kidderminster, Loughborough and Corby.
"We recruit in Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham and Nuneaton. And so many of our soldiers come from that area. And if this cut is made there'll be no link from Warwickshire to the Army anymore. And it goes back 350 years "