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Excitement building for Queen's visit to Birmingham

Birmingham New Street has tweeted its excitement ahead of the Queen’s visit to the city later.

Her Majesty will officially open the revamped station before going on to see the extension of the Midland Metro and the Dental Hospital.

Security around the city has been stepped up in the wake of the Paris terror attacks which killed 129 people.

However officers say the increased measures here are not in response to any particular threat or intelligence, and they are confident the royal visit will pass off safely.

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