Local Democracy Reporting Service
Could the centre of Birmingham look like this by the year 2040?
The city council has had these drawings created to show how rooftop gardens, avenues of trees, and skyscrapers covered in plants could create a "green oasis" in the future.
This picture envisions future Digbeth.Copyright: Birmingham City Council
The images have been drawn up as part of a consultation exercise, asking people how the city centre should be in the hope of stimulating discussion.
Ian Macleod, acting director of inclusive growth at Birmingham City Council, said: “This marks the start of a continuous engagement process to transform central Birmingham into a green, prosperous and fair place."
You can see the full range of images on the Birmingham City Council website.Copyright: Birmingham City CouncilCopyright: Birmingham City Council
Police officers have responded to reports of gunshots being fired in Birmingham this morning.
West Midlands Police said it was called to Hunters Road, Handsworth, at about 08:25, and nobody was injured.Copyright: @DESJADDOO
The chief constable of West Midlands Police is back at work after what he said was a "mild" case of Covid-19.
Sir David Thompson said he had been working remotely during his recovery.Copyright: BBC
A force meeting last week heard West Midlands Police had a combined sickness and self-isolation rate of more than 10% of its total officer and police staff numbers, heading into the end of January.
Temperatures will remain just above freezing for most of the day and are expected to reach no higher than 5C (41F).
So that means the icy conditions will remain for another day, and we could have some light rain later this morning.Copyright: Keith
With more freezing temperatures forecast tonight, gritters will be back out in Birmingham.
The council said it would be gritting from 19:00 and treating key footpaths from 04:00 on Tuesday.Copyright: Birmingham City Council
The mother of Keon Lincoln, 15, who was shot and stabbed, pleads for information about his death.
Some footpaths will be cleared in Birmingham by city council staff today.
The local authority said it would be working to treat priority paths including clearing snow as well as sending out gritters.Copyright: Birmingham City Council
Two Covid-19 testing centres in Birmingham remain closed today because of the icy weather.
However the test centre at the Arcadian Centre has reopened after being closed on Sunday during the snow.
By Clare Lissaman
BBC News, West Midlands
Quad bike owners are being warned not to use the snow as an excuse to cause "havoc" in their communities.
West Midlands Police said officers seized multiple bikes on Sunday and warned they would seize and crush other vehicles causing disruption.Copyright: West Midlands Police
Bin collections have been cancelled across Birmingham today because of the bad weather.Copyright: Birmingham City Council
The city council said it made the move for safety reasons and would try to catch up later in the week.
It also said Sutton New Hall Cemetery would open to visitors for an extra hour today, until 16:00, to allow funerals to be rescheduled.
Several Covid-19 test centres were forced to close in the West Midlands amid Sunday's heavy snow falls.Copyright: PA Media
The sites at Castle Vale Stadium, the Arcadian Centre and Maypole Youth Centre closed, said Birmingham City Council.
The snow also forced the closure of testing centres on Moat Street, Coventry and The Place in Oakengates in Shropshire along with one in Lichfield, Staffordshire, local MP Michael Fabricant said.