Not officially announced until Monday, but has been leaked in local press. Link to Evening Mail coverage
Every Birmingham resident will be able to use a gym and swimming pool free of charge from September under radical new plans being drawn up to get people to lose weight.
City council chiefs hope its new Be Active scheme open to people aged 17 to 59 will make people fit, not fat.
Under the £9.3 million initiative, they will get free off peak access to local authority-run pools and leisure centres.