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TRAINS: WOLVERHAMPTON - BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET - LINES REOPENED

It was earlier reported that trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street were blocked due to a trespasser on the railway track at Smethwick Rolfe Street.

The line has since been reopened but delays of 20 minutes are expected.

Trains blocked between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street

Trains between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street are blocked following reports of trespassers on the railway track at Smethwick Rolfe Street, according to London Midland.

London Midland have not reported any major delays at this moment.

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ITV's political show in the Midlands - Central Lobby: November edition

How do we tackle the congestion and air pollution problems in Midlands towns and cities? A new study shows in Birmingham only 3% of people cycle to work - the lowest out of the seven cities in the study but why?

Also as prominent East Midlands Tory MPs challenge the government over Brexit - we debate is a cut off date for leaving the EU really a good idea.

  1. Lucy Kapasi

Schoolboy makes his acting debut in prime time drama

An 11 -year-old boy from Oldbury will make his acting debut in a primetime TV drama after his mum responded to a casting director's advert on facebook.

Himmut Singh Dhatt beat 200 others to win the role in The Boy with the Topknot which is based on a memoir by Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera about growing up in the city during the 1980s.

Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera said the production team spent months trying to find the right person to play him as a young boy.

Himmut with the writer of The Boy with the Topknot, Sathnam Sanghera Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
Himmut with Bollywood and Bend it Like Beckham star Anupam Kher who plays Sathnam's father in the film Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
On set with the 'adult Sathnam' - Mr Selfridge star Sacha Dhawan Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt

The drama airs on Monday evening (13 November).

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