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Experts are checking trees in parks in Birmingham after two ash trees were found to be infected with the fatal tree disease, Ash Dieback.
The infected trees in Rectory Park in Sutton Coldfield were removed and burned along with six others thought to have the disease.
Disruption between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill / Hatton will be affecting services today Friday 21 November #WhitlocksEnd
A signalling problem between Stratford-upon-Avon and Whitlocks End is causing disruption to journeys to Birmingham Snow Hill / Hatton.
Problems are is likely to continue until at least 17:00.
Trains are not running on some parts of the route or terminating early. For travel tips click HERE
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A memorial evensong service for the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings will be held at the city's St Philip's Cathedral this evening to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.
The bombings claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 182.
The evensong will be attended by family and friends of those who were killed or injured, and will then continue in Cathedral Square.
A minute's silence will be held at 8.26pm to mark the moment the first bomb exploded.
The service will be an opportunity to reflect on a deeply difficult time.
At this time our thoughts will be with the families of those that suffered not only with the loss of loved ones, but also those who received injuries.
I hope the service will bring strength and depth to all.
It's 40 years since the IRA bombed two pubs in Birmingham killing 21 people. Nobody has ever been successfully convicted of the attacks.
Our reporter Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to those who were caught up in the atrocity.
A 20-year-old woman was subjected to a "terrifying" sexual assault and robbery in a Birmingham park this week, police said.
The woman was taking pictures in Sheldon Country Park off The Radleys around 8am on Tuesday when she was grabbed and dragged into bushes where the assault took place. The man made off with her camera - a black Sony A37 - mobile phone and bank card.
This young woman suffered a terrifying ordeal at a time of day when people were going to work, walking dogs and taking children to school.
I would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the park on Tuesday morning or who recognises the description of the attacker.
The man is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall with brown eyebrows and clean shaven. He was wearing a navy blue top with the hood up and a black body warmer.
Police are continuing to conduct house to house enquiries and trawl through CCTV in the area in a bid to identify the man.
Police investigating the death of a man in Birmingham have named him as Francesco Leccese.
The 21-year-old Italian national was found dead at his home address in Daley Close, Ladywood just after 9am on Tuesday.
A post mortem revealed he died as a result of stab injuries.
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of murder. The man, also an Italian national, has been sectioned under the mental health act and continues to be assessed at a secure unit.
Investigations into the death and the circumstances leading up to the incident continue and forensic enquiries are on-going at the address.
I would appeal for anyone near Daley Close and saw or heard anything between 5am and 8.30am on the morning of Tuesday 18 November to call police on 101.
Mr Lecesse was living in Birmingham and working as a croupier in the city centre. His family are now in the city and are being supported by specially trained liaison officers.
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Birmingham City Football Club will pay tribute to the 21 people who died in the Birmingham pub bombings to mark the 40th anniversary.
The names of all the victims will be read out and displayed on the big screen at half-time in their home fixture against Nottingham Forest on 29 November.
There will also be a full-page tribute in the matchday programme.