Up to one hundred thousand people are expected in Birmingham this weekend for the Pride Festival.
Now in it's 17th year, the UK's largest gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender event started with a carnvival parade to Hurst Street where Boyband JLS will headline a show this evening.
The festival continues tomorrow. Gay marraige campaigner Peter Tatchell led the procession in Victoria Square.
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Lollipop ladies, pest control, and community events have all been ranked as 'low priority' services for the city.
A breezy and generally cloudy day with occasional outbreaks of rain and drizzle.
While there will be some brighter spells, it will be generally rather cloudy and breezy, with a little rain possible at times.