A portrait of a schoolgirl from Birmingham, who survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, is expected to fetch up to £48,000 at auction today.
The portrait of Malala Yousafzai is going under the hammer in New York, with all proceeds going to the Malala Fund, which supports girls' right to education.
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A £70 million regeneration project including plans for one of Birmingham's tallest residential buildings is expected to go ahead.
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Five Second World War veterans will be honoured with France's highest award for military service at a ceremony in Leicestershire today.