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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.

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.


Body found in search for missing Kidderminster man

A body has been found at Bewdley Country Park in search for a missing 76-year-old Kidderminster man, Joseph Stone.

The body was discovered yesterday evening. Formal identification has not yet been carried out.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and Mr Stone's next of kin have been informed.

Mr Stone was last seen at a bus stop on Stourbridge Road in Kidderminster on Wednesday morning.

Second Kidderminster man charged over stab murder

A third man has been charged over the murder of a 29-year-old who died of stab wounds.

Lynford Brewster was killed on Sunday June 12 Credit: South Wales Police Cardiff

Jake Whelan, 23, from Kidderminster, in Worcestershire, has been charged in connection with the killing of Lynford Brewster, South Wales Police said.

Mr Brewster, from Cardiff, died on Sunday June 12 following an incident at around 7pm in Brynfedw, Llanedeyrn.

Whelan will appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

Two other men, including another from Kidderminster, had previously been charged with his murder.

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