The Supreme Court rules a council was wrong to declare a woman "intentionally homeless".Read more
Birmingham City Council
There has been a boundary change in Birmingham and there are 19 fewer seats than before.
To work out change, our experts have analysed previous results to say what the seats would have been in other elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 67||Total councillors 67||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 25||Total councillors 25||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 8||Total councillors 8||Change-3|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 1||Change+1|
|Councillors change compared with 2016|
Local Democracy Reporting Service
The councillor in charge of Birmingham's bin collections said there was "no overnight fix" after it was revealed last week that rubbish in the city was still going uncollected.
John O'Shea admitted that up to 900 collections were missed every day and told a council meeting on Tuesday that he was "under no illusions the service is not delivering".
"The problems are quite serious and need to be resolved," he said, explaining that there were lingering problems regarding routes and structures after workers changed from a five-day week to four.
However he said he was "confident they will be resolved and we will make the service better".
Refuse collections in Birmingham have been disrupted twice since a strike in 2017 about the changes to working patterns.
The Supreme Court has overturned a decision by Birmingham City Council to declare a mum-of-four as "intentionally homeless" after she could not afford to pay her rent.
Terryann Samuels fell into arrears in 2011 after a shortfall between her housing benefit and £700-a-month rent for a house in West Bromwich.
The council found her home was "affordable" and she had "flexibility" in her budget, which was made up of other benefits including welfare and child tax credits.
"I find it hard to see on what basis the finding of intentional homelessness could be properly upheld," Lord Carnwath, one of five Supreme Court judges looking at the case, said.
It was ruled Ms Samuels should not have had to use her other benefits to make up the shortfall in housing-related benefits and the judges called on the council to "accept full responsibility".
Homelessness charities supporting Ms Samuels, Shelter and Child Poverty Action Group, welcomed the ruling.
When someone is forced to choose between rent and keeping their children fed, they cannot be viewed as 'intentionally' homeless when they choose the latter."
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Birmingham City Council has formally declared a "climate emergency" in the city and called on the government to help it become a zero-carbon city by 2030.
At a meeting on Tuesday, councillors agreed that climate change posed a "profound" risk to "life and property" in the city.
The newly formed Climate Emergency Task Force has been charged with creating a formal plan to cut the city's emissions by January, including a review of the Labour-run council's investments into transport, housing, waste and energy.
The authority's only Green Party member, Julien Pritchard, said it was a "watershed moment" and Labour's Lisa Trickett said the council "has to act and act now".
The declaration was welcomed by Birmingham Friends of the Earth who said it was an "historic" move.
The campaign group Extinction Rebellion has been staging a demonstration in Birmingham city centre.
About 50 protestors presented a petition to the city council, calling on it to act to tackle climate change, and make the city carbon-neutral by 2025.
The proposal is being discussed at a full council meeting.
BBC Midlands Today
Birmingham City Council's gold award-winning Chelsea Flower Show display will officially open to the public on Saturday.
The garden, called Floella's Future, is inspired by the need for action on climate change.
Television presenter and peer Baroness Floella Benjamin once again worked in partnership with the council to create the garden and will at the official opening in Victoria Square.
Parents vow to continue demonstrations against LGBT teaching despite a High Court injunction.
The education secretary has said it's 'unacceptable' a Birmingham school is closing early today ahead of a planned protest over LGBT relationship education
There have been protests outside Anderton Park Primary School for seven weeks.
Protesters argue pupils are "too young" to understand LGBT relationships through storybooks.
The council said the decision to close at lunchtime on Friday was "not taken lightly".
Education Secretary Damien Hinds says he wants the protests to end as pupils are missing out on their education because of the threat of them.