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Dry trains for Villa's Wembley trip

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Alcohol will be banned on today's London Midland trains to and from Aston Villa's FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley against Liverpool.

There will be some extra stops at Wembley Central on a number of services departing from Birmingham.

Because these trains will be busy, the alternative is to change trains at Harrow and Wealdstone station and catch London Overground rail services to Wembley Central.

There are also no London Midland trains between Redditch and Birmingham New Street until 11:27. If you need to travel into the city, rail replacement bus services are in place.

After the game, the following London Midland trains will call at Wembley Central for onward travel to Birmingham:

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Aston Villa head to Wembley

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Aston Villa will play at Wembley this afternoon against Liverpool in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

If they win, they'll go on to play Arsenal in the final, who yesterday beat Reading 2-1.

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Man dies in hospital after being stabbed in Lincoln

A 39-year-old man has died in hospital after being stabbed in Lincoln.

The incident happened at Walnut Place in the city on Friday April 17.

A 42-year-old man and and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.

This is a tragedy for the deceased man and his family and friends. We are working hard to establish what happened. To that end officers will be conducting house to house enquires in the area. We need to build up a picture of the circumstances leading up to the stabbing. "

– Det Chief Inspector Martin Holvey, East Midlands Special Operations


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