Top Birmingham City Council Stories:
Transport boss warns of gridlock ahead for Brum (Birmingham Mail) A council boss (Cllr Victoria Quinn) has demanded action to stop a string of redevelopment projects leaving the city appearing 'closed for business'.
BBC WM - this story was also discussed during the morning's newspaper review
Suspected arson attack at school – A former school building in Wednesfield suffers “extensive damage” in a fire believed to have been started by arsonists
School coach stowaway suspect arrested – A 35-year-old from Sudan is arrested after allegedly making his way into the country by stowing away under a school bus
US strikes Islamic State in Syria – The US and allies thought to include Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says
Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK – Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a “world class country” in his final conference speech before the general election
'Crucial' climate talks set to begin – World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding a summit on climate change at the United Nations