Get the first look at how Birmingham's new #105 million library planned for Centenary Square could look.
Three architects have been asked by the city council to come up with ideas for a world-class building capable of housing a library fit for the 21st century.
Sandwiched between the Rep Theatre and Baskerville House, it is hoped the new library will bring a striking modern presence to the heart of the historic civic quarter.
City council leader Mike Whitby is appealing to the people of Birmingham to have their say on the best design for a library.
Birmingham's Muslim-led People's Justice Party is to disband, with its 400 members transferring to the Liberal Democrats.
The shock announcement follows eight months of secret negotiations between the two parties.
It means that the two PJP city councillors, Shaukat Ali Khan in Aston and Mohammed Saeed in Bordesley Green, become Liberal Democrat councillors with immediate effect. Both have already joined the party.
Concern has been raised over the quality of mentors used in schools after it was found less than 72 out of nearly 2,000 providers in the West Midlands are officially accredited.
The revelation comes at a time of increased use of mentoring as a method of raising attainment among schoolchildren by providing them with positive role models.
The Government has pumped millions of pounds into funding them, particularly in areas where teachers struggle to deal with the multitude of issues around deprivation.