Parents at an infant school in Birmingham say they fear for their children's safety now that construction has began on a Starbucks drive-through next door.
The planned entrance for cars coming into the drive-through is next to the pedestrian gate for Bellfield Infant School in Northfield. The school's headteacher says that could cause a serious accident - but the developers insist they've put safety measures in place. Melissa Wright reports.
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Key findings of a Birmingham City Council report into the alleged islamification of schools named in the so-called 'Trojan Horse' group will be published today.
Former headteacher Ian Kershaw was appointed to work on the investigation in April.
It comes after four schools were placed in special measures by Ofsted, after an anonymous letter earlier this year alleged Muslims with hardline views were attempting to take control of schools in the city.
Council bosses have said there has been disruption to its services today because of strike action.
Frontline services have been running as normal although rubbish collections in the borough have been affected.
Walsall Gala Baths closed at 3pm.
Domestic household waste collections have been disrupted in Fishley/Little Bloxwich, Goscote, Bloxwich North, Harden(part), Sandbank area, Leamore(part), Short Heath and Coppice Farm.
A number of schools are closed, garden waste collections have been suspended and Walsall Leather Museum has been shut all day.
"I would like to apologise to those residents who have been inconvenienced today as a result of the industrial action."Where there has been an impact, such as rubbish collections, we have put plans in place to ensure that the disruption is kept to a minimum and I would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding."
Public sector workers have gathered in Nottingham in a row over pay, pensions, conditions, jobs and spending cuts.