Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has said there is no other way than to look at decommissioning services in order to look for money to pay for the equal pay claims the council received today.
In addition, the council needs to save £600 million a year for the next five years.
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A cloudy and wet start with rain, persistent and heavy at times, continuing through the day with hill fog over Derbyshire Peaks.
A dull and wet day for many, the heaviest bursts in the east with some sheltered western parts escaping most of the rain.
Hold on to your hats we have another windy few days ahead with gale force gusts for some locations.