My site contains a list of reports that a user can browse. The main navigation of the site is done through a left-aligned menu. This is a mockup of the layout:
The report name which they are currently viewing is highlighted and the page title changes to the report name. This menu is always visible (no pop-in or pop-out).
I've ALSO got a breadcrumb on the report page itself. This lives in a fixed toolbar which is stuck to the top of the report so the user can scroll through the report and always see the toolbar.
Given that the navigation menu is always visible and highlighted I'm tempted to get rid of the breadcrumbs as it's duplicating the functionality of the menu. I could use the space in the toolbar that this takes up.
EDIT: I should add that the navigation is never deeper than "Reports > Report N".
Is this too much reinforcement of the user's current context? Or is leaving that breadcrumb a good idea?