Birmingham International Airport will enter into last ditch talks with union representatives to avert strike action which could ground all planes on nine separate days up to and over Christmas.
It is understood the meeting will discuss possible compromises although both BIA and Amicus have reached entrenched positions in the dispute over the sacking of two security workers for unauthorised absences.
BIA has said it cannot allow security arrangements to be "dictated by industrial ballots" while the union has said the airport must be "held to account" for firing the two men over allegations they believe to be without foundation.
Multiculturalism has left the English embarrassed about celebrating their true national identity, the outgoing Bishop for Birmingham said.
Dr John Sentamu, who became the country's first black Archbishop when he was appointed Archbishop of York, called on the English to mark St George's Day properly on April 23, warning that the failure of England to rediscover its culture would lead only to greater political extremism.
Ugandan-born Dr Sentamu said he would not be where he was today were it not for the British Empire and the English teachers and missionaries who worked in Africa.
"I speak as a foreigner really," he said. "The English are somehow embarrassed about some of the good things they have done."
Heart attack victims are being denied prompt life-saving treatment because of a row over funding, an MP has claimed.
Hospitals are failing to meet official targets for administering essential drugs because local health trusts, West Midlands Ambulance Service, and the hospitals themselves cannot agree on who should pay for it, said Gisela Stuart (Lab Edgbaston).
Ms Stuart has stepped into the dispute after she was alerted to the problem by senior executives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in her constituency.
She said: "It is ridiculous that red tape is putting lives at risk in this way."
Schools that take pupils off roll before sitting their GCSE exams were defended by Birmingham's elected head of education.
Yesterday The Birmingham Post revealed how two Birmingham schools - Kings Norton High and The College High - removed 62 pupils between them months before they were due to take the exams.
The majority of the pupils, judged unlikely to achieve good results, were referred on to colleges.
Both schools went on to triple their GCSE pass rates this summer and were praised as the city's biggest success stories.
The widow of a Birmingham soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has paid tribute to a "fantastic dad and loving husband".
Sergeant John Jones, aged 31, from the the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers, died on Sunday in an explosion which targeted two Land Rovers in Basra.
"Jonah" Jones, a married father-of-one from Castle Bromwich, was commanding a routine patrol when the incident occurred.
The keen Aston Villa fan leaves behind wife Nickie and five-year-old son Jack.
See Wednesday's Birmingham Post for more on these stories