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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Dry start, with some brighter spells. However turning breezy, with rain spreading east during the morning.
A rather cloudy and wet day with rain, sometimes heavy, spreading northeast through the morning
A halal butchers in Walsall has been left badly damaged in a fire-bomb attack. Detectives say they are keeping an 'open mind'.