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Birmingham teacher admits sexual assault

A music teacher from Birmingham accused of setting up secret cameras to film boys using a school changing room has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual assault and voyeurism offences.

Philip Evans will be sentenced next month after admitting seven sexual assaults, 10 charges of making indecent photographs of children, and six counts of voyeurism.

The 38-year-old was arrested in Birmingham in August by detectives who recovered more than 400,000 indecent images from a home computer.

Evans admitted 15 of the offences at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday and has pleaded guilty by letter to the remaining eight charges.


Robots teaching in Birmingham school

A school in Birmingham has been trialling a new way of teaching children with autism.

Topcliffe primary is using two robots on loan from a French technology company.

The robots can play interactive learning games and the children are rewarded with a dance when they get the answers right.

Children with autism respond well to the robots because they don't have the complex expressions of the human face.