The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council has praised a Birmingham headteacher for banning high caffeine energy drinks.
Cllr Steve Bedser has responded to the decision by a headteacher at Small Heath School to ban them over fears students were drinking three cans a day.
These drinks are clearly not aimed at children. They do not form part of a sensible diet and can destroy concentration levels - ruining lessons for pupils and teachers alike.
We want our young people to get the best possible start in life - both in terms of health and physical development and of course in terms of their education.
So, while I'm sure some pupils and maybe one or two parents will be critical of the ban, I applaud Mr Slough for taking a stand and would urge other head teachers across the city to follow his lead.
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Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an iPad. The picture was taken after the device was stolen.
The tablet computer was stolen from Manor Walk in Market Harborough on the 30th December.
Since the incident the victim has logged on to his iCloud account where he is able to view images from the stolen iPad.
One of those images has been released by the police who would like to speak to the man in question.
They say some of the images on the account suggest the man they want to speak to may be from the Small Heath or Bordsley Green areas of Birmingham.
One woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and several pedestrians on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath, Birmingham yesterday afternoon.
A 21-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving.
A four-year-old boy had suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg and was taken to the city's Children's Hospital.
A man has been arrested after a woman died in a car crash in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance say they were called to reports of a collision involving a car and several pedestrians on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath in Birmingham at 12:50pm.
Police have confirmed a 21-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving.
The murder of Mohammed Saleem now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit inquiry and will be thoroughly investigated.
I appreciate that there has been significant disruption whilst experts search each of the affected locations, but equally I hope that people understand the need to both ensure public safety whilst conducting a thorough investigation.
Police are continuing to investigate an industrial unit off Talbot Way in Small Heath, Birmingham, in connection with a number of terror explosions outside mosques across the West Midlands and the murder of a 75 year-old man in April.
A 25 year-old Ukrainian man was arrested last week following the explosions in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton in the last month.
He was then further arrested this weekend on suspicion of the murder of Mohammed Saleem in April.
A 22 year-old Ukrainian man had been arrested and released without charge. He is now helping the police with their investigation.
West Midlands Police say they are questioning one of the men they have arrested in connection with the Black Country mosque bomb attacks about the death of Mohammed Saleem.
It was the end of April when Mr Saleem was killed as he walked home from evening prayers in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.
The 75-year-old had been stabbed three times in the back.
Late last week officers arrested two men - a 25-year-old and 22-year-old from the Ukraine about the explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton.
On July 21st a court in London gave counter terrorism officers a further week to hold the two men.
Now the 25-year-old is also being questioned about Mr Saleem's murder - which police are calling a further act of terrorism. Mr Saleem's family have been told of the development.
Karen Griggs reports.
A 25-year-old man from Ukraine remains in custody today in connection with the murder of Mohammed Saleem in Small Heath at the end of April.
He was already under arrest as part of the ongoing counter terrorism investigation into explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton.
Mr Saleem was walking home from evening prayers in Small Heath in Birmingham on Monday 29 April.
As part of the police counter terrorism investigation into explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton, one of the people in custody, a 25 year-old man from Ukraine, has been arrested in connection with Mr Saleem's murder.
The murder of Mohammed Saleem now forms part of the wider West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit Investigation."