The world famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive has arrived at the Severn Valley Railway. The engine will be hauling special trains on the 16-mile heritage line from tomorrow until Sunday.
Today Flying Scotsman travelled by rail under its own steam to Kidderminster from Tyseley Locomotive Works in Birmingham. Our video shows it between Blakedown and Kidderminster. The five-day event at the Severn Valley is called Pacific Power and also features another famous engine, the newly built Tornado. The duo are expected to draw in large crowds.
Flying Scotsman was credited in the record books as being the first steam loco to officially reach the speed of 100 miles per hour. It gained worldwide fame after making trips to America and Australia.
A jury has found three people guilty of the murder of music producer Tanveer Iqbal today. The victim's body was found inside a cardboard box in the boot of an abandoned car in Edgbaston on February 1, this year.
Gul Nawaz, 44, of Roway Lane, Oldbury , Zatoon Bibi, 37, of Bridgeburn Road, Bartley Green and a 16-year-old male, who cannot be identified, had all denied murdering the 33-year-old who was strangled.
At the start of their trial, jurors heard Mr Iqbal and Bibi were lovers and had an “unconventional and complicated domestic relationship” lasting several years. Details of their love triangle were aired in court but Bibi denied any part in her lover’s murder as Judge Mark Wall QC said he believed she was the main instigator.
He said in the case of Bibi and Nawaz, the starting point was 25 years, while in the case of the 16-year-old, it was 12 years.
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Four men are due to stand trial in February accused of planning to carry out a terror attack. Naweed Ali, 28, Khobaib Hussain, 24, Mohibur Rahman, 32, and Tahir Aziz, 37, are all charged with preparation of terrorism.
The men appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday via videolink from Belmarsh prison and sat in a row chatting to each other before the start of the hearing. Judge Mr Justice Saunders was forced to mute the feed as the defendants could be heard joking and laughing as they tried to adjust the camera angle. They each held their hand up in answer to their names.
The trial, which will take place before a High Court judge is expected to last eight to 10 weeks. The men were arrested on August 26 by the West Midlands Police counter-terrorism unit. They have been charged with preparing for terrorist acts, contrary to section five of the Terrorist Act 2006, between May 26 and August 27.
Ali and Hussain, both of Sparkhill in Birmingham, and Rahman and Aziz, of Stoke-on-Trent, were all remanded in custody and ordered to appear on December 19 for a plea hearing.
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