Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Birmingham sex abuse report finds 132 children at risk (The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, i, The Independent, BBC News online, Daily Mail, Birmingham Mail, plus widespread TV and radio coverage) The year-long investigation by Birmingham City Councilâ€™s scrutiny committee has found that 132 children in the city are suffering or are vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Quotes Cllrs Brigid Jones and Anita Ward.
Two arrests as suspected drugs den exposed (Birmingham Mail) Two men injured in an explosion at a council flat in West Heath have been arrested on suspicion of causing it, amid claims that the property was being used as a drugs den. Quotes city council spokesperson confirming that the flat was council-owned and the support being offered to neighbours directly affected by the explosion.
19 weird and wonderful German market buys (Birmingham Mail) Light-hearted piece on unusual items for sale at Birminghamâ€™s Christmas Markets.
Jaguar Land Rover is threatening legal action against Chinese car manufacturer LandWind amid claims of deliberate copycat production over the latter firmâ€™s new X7 model.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are due to visit Birminghamâ€™s Jewellery Quarter today to see how it is set to be transformed after winning a Â£2 million funding boost.
Rioting and looting have broken out in Ferguson, Missouri, following a jury decision not to bring charges over the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer.
A report due to be published today is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, although the inquiry by Parliamentâ€™s Intelligence and Security Committee is also expected to add that the security service could not have prevented his death.