Top Birmingham City Council stories
40% rise in self harm because of austerity (Daily Mirror): Report on the Birmingham Child Poverty Review's findings. Cllr John Cotton quoted.
Agency errors in mothers' deaths (BBC online and Birmingham Mail): Coverage of two domestic homicide reviews into cases where mentally ill sons killed their mothers. A series of recommendations made to agencies involved, including the city council.
£130m boost to Metro link (Birmingham Mail): Report on a string of HS2 announcements, including the extra funding for the Metro line, which is to be extended to Digbeth. Sir Albert Bore quoted.
MP's 'warped view' warning (Daily Mirror): Short piece on MP Sadiq Khan, Shadow Justice Minister, who says more must be done to confront 'dangerous' stereotyping of Muslims, in light of the Trojan Horse allegations.
NEC lands waste award (Solihull News): Report that the National Exhibition Centre won an award for best waste and recycling scheme at the council's Sustainability and Recycling Awards.
A man charged with murder, after a woman's body was found in a burnt out car in Erdington on Tuesday, is due to appear in court today.
Oldbury triathlete Jodie Stimpson wins the first gold of the Commonwealth Games.
A pioneering breast cancer treatment which replaces weeks of radio therapy in a single, targeted shot, is set to be offered on the NHS.
The Office for National Statistics is expected to announce today that the economic depression is over and that the economy is recovering.