22 people, including children, have been killed after a suicide bombing at a Manchester Arena concert.
Ofsted Warns Progress Is Too Slow At Birmingham Trojan Horse Schools
The schools judged to be failing pupils after reports into the Trojan Horse allegations are not improving fast enough according to Ofsted.
Inspectors say it has taken too much time to appoint new governors and senior leaders at these schools, meaning that "very little action'' has been taken to address the serious concerns raised about their performance.
In the first update following inspections earlier this year, Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw said that "too much poor practice remained unchallenged during the summer term''.
In one case, at Park View Academy, "little had been done'' to tackle segregation between the sexes, and encourage boys and girls to sit together in lessons and share ideas, inspectors warned.
The action and improvement plans of all five schools are "not fit for purpose'', Sir Michael said.
Four separate probes were conducted into the allegations in Birmingham, which were originally sparked by the ''Trojan Horse'' letter - now widely believed to be a hoax - that referred to an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to seize control of a number of school governing boards in the city.
Nine people have appeared in court charged with conspiring to use drones to fly drugs and weapons into jails in the West Midlands.
More than 100 people treated by rogue Birmingham breast surgeon Ian Paterson have come forward since his conviction for wounding patients, a law firm said.
A Sandwell man who thought he'd escaped justice has been jailed after he tried to return to the UK eight years after raping a teenage girl.
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