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Birmingham becomes a high speed cycle track for the night

Part of Birmingham city centre became a high-speed cycle track tonight, as the British Cycling National Circuit Race Championship came to town.

Around 150 top-class cyclists took part Credit: ITV News Central

Around 150 top-class cyclists have been speeding around on a 1.1 kilometre square circuit of the streets around the centre of town.

The circuit took in Broad Street, Granville Street, Holliday Street and Bridge Street.

The riders reached speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour - that's about 27 miles per hour.

Chris Lawless won the men's race. Eileen Roe took the women's title.

Coventry Roof Stand-Off: Police cordon off area after man climbs onto roof

West Midlands Police have released the following statement:

"Officers went to make a pre-planned arrest at an address on William McKee Close, Willenhall, Coventry at around 1pm today.

On arrival a 23-year-old man climbed on to the roof of a property.

Police have cordoned off an area of the close and specialist negotiators are in currently attendance to try and safely resolve the situation.

Members of the local community are thanked for their patience during this sensitive incident."


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