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TRAINS: LONDON MIDLAND DELAYS

TRAINS: LONDON MIDLAND DELAYS Credit: PA

There are delays on London Midland trains this morning at Birmingham New Street and Crewe.

London Midland have tweeted the following:

New street station announcer retires after 25 years

It's the last day at work for the man who has been the voice of Birmingham New Street station for the last twenty five years.

Andrew Smith is leaving after a quarter of a century doing station announcements at the station.

You can see Melissa Wright's report here:

Video: Interview with 'Voice of Birmingham New Street'

It's the last day at work for the man who has been the voice of Birmingham New Street station for the last twenty five years.

Andrew Smith is moving on after a quarter of a century doing station announcements at the station.

You can see his full interview here:

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Video: The strangest announcement made at Birmingham New Street station

When you've been the voice of Birmingham New Street station for twenty five years, you do have to make the occasional odd announcement.

On his last day in the job, we asked Andrew Smith about the strangest thing he's ever had to read out on the tannoy.

Grand Central shopping centre to open today in revamped Birmingham New Street station

John Lewis in Birmingham New Street Station Credit: ITV Central

Birmingham's Grand Central shopping centre opens its doors to the public this morning, along with John Lewis.

The £150m development features sixty different retailers and is the product of years of planning. It's hoped it will establish Birmingham as an international travel and shopping destination.

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