Anti-Islam film protest in Leicester

A demonstration has taken part in Leicester against an anti-islamic film, that has sparked a wave of protests around the world.

Teachers contest five term year

Teachers contest five term year

Teachers will be lobbying the leader of Nottingham City Council today over plans to change term-times in the city.

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Protests against so-called 'Bedroom Tax'

A previous protest about plans to cut benefits for social housing tenants Credit: PA

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.


Veterans protest outside Parliament to save Midlands regiment

Hundreds of veterans have been marching past parliament today in protest at defence cuts Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of veterans campaigning to save an historic army regiment that recruits in the West Midlands have been marching outside the Houses of Parliament today.

The Battalion is under threat because of defence cuts Credit: ITV Central

The Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is under threat because of defence cuts. It was previously called the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and has served in every major conflict since 1647.

The Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers formally known as Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Credit: ITV Central

Protest in Birmingham ends without any arrests

A protest, which began outside the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, has ended this afternoon without any arrests.

It was held by local residents who oppose the amateur video 'Innocence of Islam,' which has led to unrest in many countries around the world.

Police patrolled the area with shops and businesses remaining open throughout.

Today's protest follows a demonstration that was held in Birmingham city centre on Friday.


Bullring locks doors as 100 people protest

The Bullring has locked its doors as a precaution as 100 people protest outside.

Police are monitoring the demonstration, for which people have been gathering since 3.00pm today.

"As a precautionary measure Bullring has locked its external doors after consultation with the police due to a protest currently taking place on Rotunda Square. As always our primary concern is the welfare of our shoppers and retailers."

– Bullring spokesperson
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