A report's found that Birmingham City Council is failing to protect vulnerable children. The Council's been criticised after a surprise visit by Ofsted last month, which found the city's Children's Services were "inadequate" and need to improve. Immediate action has been ordered.
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A consultation begins today on how Leicester's Golden Mile could look if a proposed revamp is given the go-ahead.
After a dry start with some sunny spells, cloud will thicken to bring some outbreaks of rain across the region from late morning.
After a largely fine morning with some sunshine, cloud and showery rain will gradually spread in from the west from early afternoon.