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1,000 jobs are to be axed by Coventry City Council.
The authority says it needs to save ?60 million pounds
because of reduced funding from Government
and hopes all posts will be lost through voluntary redundancy.
But a union has warned that the city's public services
will be left on the brink of "collapse".
Four years ago, these Coventry City Council workers
Today, the authority says there's more pain to come.
They want to axe another 1,000 posts `
the loss of one in six jobs over the next three years.
allows people who want to leave to leave
and after that we will be able to re`divert remaining workers
into services that protect the most vulnerable.
The move, expected to be signed off next month,
will no longer be Coventry's largest employer.
There is a danger of collapse of services.
Although government is talking about a recovery,
certainly in Coventry, the jobs are not there.
So if you make people redundant, where will they go for a job?
The authority couldn't tell us which services will be reduced
but they'll protect the jobs of social workers.
following the tragic death of Daniel Pelka
and pressure to implement recommendations
Here, building work's underway on the Friargate business district `
Coventry City Council plans to move many staff here
as part of a wider scheme costing ?59 million.
A similar sum the Council says it's losing from central government.
Do you think you have got your spending priorities wrong
The move to Friargate, the new building
close to the train station, will save us money.
That is going to save us around ?500,000 a year.
Labour and councils have been speaking
about something called a graph of doom.
It marks the point at which key public services
And this authority says they could reach that moment
A man's died after becoming ill at the Global Gathering festival
The 20`year`old was taken from the event at Long Marston airfield
to Warwick Hospital but medics were unable to revive him.
Warwickshire police are treating the death as unexplained
and a post mortem examination is due to take place later.
in connection with a fatal shooting in Rugby.
The body of a man, in his 20s was found in a vehicle
A car was seen speeding away from the scene.
Warwickshire police say passengers on the X44 bus may be key witnesses
and are appealing for anyone who might have seen a silver hatchback
Hundreds of people have been taking part
in a march in Birmingham to protest against the fighting in Gaza.
The West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign
organised the march from Sparkbrook to the city centre.
A letter was handed into BBC Birmingham
ahead of a rally on the steps of the Mailbox.
Time for a look at what's been happening at the Commonwealth Games.
A second gold medal for Oldbury's Jodie Stimpson
She teamed up with the gold and silver medallist
and the bronze medallist, Vicky Holland, from the women's event.
It feels quite special. The last time we did the relay, things did
not work out. This is pretty special.
In swimming, Amy Smith from Kidderminster
are both through to the semifinals of the 50 metres butterfly.
Amy will also compete in the final
of the 50 metres freestyle later this evening.
Then there's the final for medal favourite Adam Peaty
from Uttoxeter, who broke his own record
at the 100 metre breaststroke semifinals last night.
In the cycling, Andy Tennant from Wolverhampton
is through to the cycling points race final
and Jess Varnish from Bromsgrove narrowly missed out on silver
and will compete for bronze in the cycling sprint.
The weather now, here's Charlie Slater.
Good evening. Police to say that if you sick and tired of being hot and
bothered, it will be cooler tomorrow. We have some showers which
could be heavy and thundery as be going to be early hours of Sunday
morning. It will still be another warm night. As we go through into
Sunday, it will be a cooler day. There will be a lot of cloud around
with a view showers in northern parts but those temperatures are
down to the low 20s rather than the high 20s. As I say, it probably
comes as good relief for some. We'll be back just
after 5pm tomorrow evening, that's with Michael Collie
here on BBC One. A bit of a change on the way, in
fact it has already started in the north and west of the UK. It will be
cooler, temperatures slipping back to where they
cooler, temperatures slipping back to where they should be for this
time of the year. Some sunshine, but also some outbreaks of rain. Ahead
of this crowd, some sunshine and heat, 29 in Southampton but only 16
in the Western Isles. Heavy rain for a time overnight working its way
deep words -- eastwards. Elsewhere, largely dry, particularly in
southern counties. Warmer in the south-east, 18 or 19 degrees. Any
rain on the eastern side of England doesn't last too long. The western