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Trespassing causes rail delays at Birmingham International

London Midlands have tweeted that there are delays of up to 15 minutes at Birmingham International due to a trespassing incident.

Disruption is expected on services until 3.30pm this afternoon.

Read more: Dangers of trespassing on the tracks

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Officers have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. Credit: West Midlands Police

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after driving his car at a motorcyclist in Tile Cross in Birmingham.

Police were called to Tile Cross Road just before 5.30pm last night, following reports of a crash between a Land Rover and a motorbike.

The motorcyclist, 26-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is described as being in a stable condition.

Officers have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

They believe the driver deliberately drove towards the motorcyclist, as he thought his bike was one stolen from him during a burglary two days ago.

Man shot during Friday afternoon rush hour

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A man is in hospital after he was shot during Friday afternoon's rush hour in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

It's believed to have happened on Bridgeburn Road at around 16:00.

The 21-year-old has a serious arm injury. He tried to drive himself to hospital but managed to flag down a passing ambulance.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They want to trace two men who are believed to have fled the scene in a blue hatchback.


'Spanish Plume' brings high temperatures and heavy rain to Midlands

High temperatures followed by heavy rain possible over the weekend Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.

As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.

Which areas will be affected?

Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.

What is a 'Spanish Plume'?

A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.

This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.

The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.

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