Hundreds of people have gathered in Smethwick for the Vaisakhi Parade.
The Vaisakhi Parade 2016 has just started along the High St, passing the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple in Smethwick... https://t.co/PIPRsqNwI3
The parade started on the High Street and will make its way past the Guru Nunak Gurdwara Temple before ending in Handsworth Park where festivities will continue.
The following roads in Sandwell will close on a rolling basis:
- B4169 High Street - from its junction with St Alban's Road to its junction with High Street (A4030)
- A4030 High Street - from its junction with High Street (B4169) to its junction with Tollhouse Way (A457)
- A457 Tollhouse Way - from its junction with Crocketts Lane to its junction with Fenton Street)
- B4135 Rolfe Street - from its junction with Tollhouse way (A457) to its junction with Rabone Lane (B4236)
- B4136 Rabone Lane - from its junction with Rolfe Street (B4135) to its junction with Booth Street (B4135)
- B4135 Booth Street - from its junction with Rabone Lane (B4135) to the borough boundary
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A supermarket bakery in Smethwick has been evacuated after a fire.
3 fire engines have been sent to the scene on Bearwood Road.
West Midlands Fire Service have tweeted:
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The A4092 in Cape Hill, Smethwick is close in both directions due to a stabbing between B4136 Windmill Lane and Raglan Road.
The closures are affecting B4136 Windmill Lane between A4092 Cape Hill and Raglan Road Near Windmill Retail Park.
An area of Cape Hill in Smethwick is currently cordoned off as police continue to deal with a report of a serious assault.Read the full story ›