Governors at schools placed in special measures are to be interviewed as part of the council's investigation.
Michael Gove's assertion that new rules could force schools to actively promote "British values" has sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy.
The leaking, from her department, of a letter to Michael Gove, raises serious questions for the Home Secretary to answer.
Police searching for a woman who has been missing for over three weeks have found a body.
Eve Cullen, aged 52, was last seen on Thursday 17 July leaving her home in Hollywood in Birmingham.
The body was found by a footpath near Chantry Close in Hollywood. It was reported by a member of the public.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
A 26-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, West Midlands Police say.
The man had been taken into custody at Manchester Airport yesterday after arriving from Lahore, police said.
The force tweeted:
He is believed to have been in Pakistan since leaving the UK in 2010 and suspected of attending the training camp in 2011
He was taken to a West Mids police station and questioned by officers from the CTU before being released on conditional bail this evening
Two men who were discovered injured on train tracks in Birmingham reportedly fell from a bridge near the station.
Emergency services found the pair aged in their 20s with multiple serious injuries on the line near Birmingham New Street station just before 6am this morning.
It disrupted rail services to and from the station during the busy rush hour period.
– West Midlands Police
At this time it is unclear how the men suffered their injuries and the incident is being treated as unexplained, while officers continue inquiries and establish the full facts as to how the men came to be on the tracks. We are looking at the bridge as one line of inquiry as to how these two men came to be there."
British Transport police say the incident involving two men who ended up on a train track in Birmingham is being treated as unexplained.
Police were called out to Birmingham New Street station just before 6am following the reports of the injured men.
Rail commuters are expected to face continued delays following the disruption during this mornings rush hour.
Where two males have sustained injuries, unknown at this time how the injuries were sustained but there will be a press release
Two men have been discovered injured on the tracks at Birmingham New Street station
There are reports of multiple trains being delayed or diverted because of the incident.
British Transport police say it's not clear yet how the men came to be there.
Two children reported missing in Birmingham have been found safe and well on a bus, West Midlands Police said.
Police had earlier launched a search for Saina Sava, 11, and her three-year-old brother Adi after they disappeared from their home at around midday.
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Two children who have been missing in Birmingham since this morning are unlikely to know their way around the area, police say.
Superintendent Alison Telford, who is coordinating the search, said officers were becoming "increasingly worried" about Saina Sava, 11, and her three-year-old brother Adi.
– Superintendent Alison Telford
It’s been a number of hours now since Saina and Adi went missing and we’re becoming increasingly worried about them.
As they’ve only been in the city for a short time they’re unlikely to know their way around the area, although we have had numerous sightings of them in the locality throughout the afternoon on Alum Rock Road and Bordesley Green East.
It’s about to get dark and we need to ensure these children are found and reunited with their family as soon as possible, so I would urge people in this area of Birmingham to please check your gardens and sheds and have a look out of the window.
A father has described his sadness and shock after his two children went missing in Birmingham.
Police have launched a search for Saina Sava,11, and her brother Adi, 3, who have not been seen since leaving their family home in Wright Road, Washwood Heath at around 11.30am this morning.
"I feel very sad and shocked because my kids are missing," Ion Sava, 33, told the Birmingham Mail.
"They have never done this before. They only ever go to the shops with their parents.
"They walked out the door and that was the last time I saw them. I've tried calling their friends' parents - but nothing."
Mr Sava's wife was said to be too distressed to speak.
Police say they are increasingly concerned for two children who have been missing in Birmingham since this morning.
Saina Sava, 11, was last seen pushing her three-year-old brother Adi in a black and red four-wheeled pushchair on Wright Road, in Washwood Heath, at 11.30am this morning.
The family - who are originally from Romania - have only been living in Birmingham for three months.
Saina, who is described as 5ft tall with long dark hair, was wearing a white t-shirt and light blue jeans with a diamond pattern on both legs.
Adi was wearing a yellow t-shirt and yellow or brown shorts at the time of his disappearance.
The leader of Birmingham City Council has accepted that the authority had "shied away" from dealing with governance issues in a number of east Birmingham schools "out of a misguided fear of being accused of racism".
Sir Albert Bore said despite having issues raised to the council and the Department for Education since 2007, "opportunities to pull together an overview of what was happening in east Birmingham were missed".
– Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council
The report has highlighted areas where we have either taken no action, were too slow to take action, or have simply done the wrong thing. The report further states this has often been because of the risk of being seen as racist or Islamophobic.
Our proper commitment to cohesion in communities sometimes overrode the need to tackle difficult questions about what was happening in a small number of schools.