Following the announcement that 900 jobs are to be cut by Birmingham City Council, the leader, Sir Albert Bore, has said that council workers will be informed of job losses later today.
The council needs to save £110 million next year and all services are expected to be cut.
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A dry day across the region with bright or sunny spells after a frosty start. However, cloud will tend to increase from the west by evening.
After a cold, bright and frosty start, skies will gradually turn cloudier through the afternoon. However, it will stay dry with light winds.
An engineer has been confirmed dead in the crash in Wales. The RAF say the pilot survived and is receiving treatment.