Tony Rabaiotti from Unison has told ITV Central that Birmingham City Council faces a very difficult new year following the announcement that 900 jobs will be slashed because the council needs to save £110 million next year.
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Councils across the region have written letters of support, held a minute's silence or opened a book of condolence.
Another dry day with sunny periods, becoming locally very warm.
Staying dry with plenty of warm sunny spells.