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Rail passengers facing disruption for engineering work

Engineering work between Five Ways and Longbridge and also between Longbridge and Droitwich Spa will cause some travel disruption today.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester and Hereford will be re-timed to depart Birmingham New Street up to 16 minutes earlier than normal.

Trains will also not call at Birmingham University and Bromsgrove.

Replacement buses will operate between Birmingham New Street and University and between Droitwich and Bromsgrove.

Until 4pm trains between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch will be replaced by a bus between Birmingham New Street and Redditch.

Buses will also replace trains between Longbridge and Redditch from 4pm.

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Weekend Picks: Medieval Weekend in the Town House

Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove: Sat 18th & Sun 19th March

Credit: ITV News.

Have you ever wondered how you would manage without the internet or your other home comforts? if so spare a thought for your Medieval ancestors, for who everyday life was a real world away from how we now know it.

This weekend the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove is set to host its very own Medieval weekend, with the help of local students from King Edward's School Living History Group.

And, if a life of hard labour isn't quite your thing, theres plenty more to do as the museum chronicles 700 years of life in the West Midlands, with much of it open-air.

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ROADS: M42 - Worcestershire - Long delays

The southbound carriageway was closed near Bromsgrove Credit: Motorway Cameras

There is slow moving traffic on the M42 in Worcestershire after a police incident closed the southbound carriageway near Bromsgrove for nearly an hour on New Year's Eve.

A serious police incident happened between Junction 1 for Bromsgrove and the M5 this afternoon.

Drivers had been advised to follow diversions.

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