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Efforts underway across the West Midlands to reduce flood risk

The Environment Agency have been cleaning up overnight. Credit: @BarryKilnerEA

There have been widespread efforts across the West Midlands to prevent flooding after Storm Angus swept through the area last night (21 November).

Environment Agency teams were out in Worcestershire checking flood levels.

Meanwhile in Kidderminster, teams there were clearing flood grills to aid water flowing away.

Efforts were made to clear flood grills in Kidderminster. Credit: @BarryKilnerEA

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Flying Scotsman 'probably the most famous engine' in the world

The nation's best loved steam engine the Flying Scotsman set off from Bewdley early this morning with passengers boarding at Kidderminster.

Tickets to ride sold out and 15,000 people are expected to visit the heritage line to see the world famous locomotive.

Roger Scanlon from the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust says they're blessed to have "probably the most famous engine in the world" visiting.

Passenger: "It's beautiful, I just love the smell of steam!"

The nation's best loved locomotive has been wowing the crowds as it pulled into Kidderminster this morning.

Enthusiasts were aboard and excited to experience a journey on the first official steam loco to reach the speed of up to 100 miles per hour.

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Video: The nation's best loved locomotive fuels up

Video footage captures the moment the nation's best loved locomotive gets prepared to take on an epic 32-mile journey.

The conductor of the Flying Scotsman keeps its embers burning with coal for the journey.

The famous locomotive will be joined by the newly-built Tornado as part of a five-day event hosted by Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster.

Video: Watch the moment the Flying Scotsman steams into Kidderminster

Our team at Severn Trent Railway captured the moment the Flying Scotsman steamed into Kidderminster

The nation's best loved locomotive set off from Bewdley this morning and is joining the newly-built Tornado on a 32 mile stretch across the Midlands countryside as part of a five-day event.

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