Protesters are forming a 'blockade' infront of the entrances of the Council House in Birmingham as the anual budget meeting takes places.
The protests are against the £625m worth of cuts to welfare and public services.
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Events are taking place across the Midlands today to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment will parade in Nottingham later.
A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day.