The President of Communities Against the Cuts has told ITV News Central that the cuts that are being approved in Birmingham Council's anual budget meeting today are 'drastic' and will 'change the whole face of local government in Britain'.
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After a chilly start, it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells.
Another largely dry and fine day, though cloud may tend to thicken from the north, with perhaps some outbreaks of rain in the evening.
EE and Vodafone have bought a number of Phones4u stores in the Midlands after the Staffordshire firm went in to administration last week.