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Don't forget - allow more time for your journey through Birmingham

Crowd control measures start today at Birmingham New Street station. They'll be in place every Friday and weekend from now until Christmas.

The station is advising people to allow more time for their journey.

Two Leicestershire roads in top five for worst flooding

Two roads in Leicestershire have come in the top five of the country's worst flooding locations.

Slash Lane between Barrow-upon-Soar and Sileby in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

Slash Lane near Barrow Upon Soar features in an AA list of top breakdown spots for drivers getting their vehicles stuck in water.

42 drivers have had to be rescued in the last five years.

Business leaders welcome reported Qatari HS2 investment

Business leaders in Birmingham have welcomed reports of a proposed investment from the Qatari royal family in the city's planned HS2 station.

An aerial view of how Curzon Street station could look Credit: HS2 Limited

The Emir of Qatar visited the UK last month, and reportedly told Prime Minister David Cameron that the Gulf state were particularly interested in investing in the regeneration planned in central Birmingham.

The Curzon Street station would become one of the largest new stations in Britain for over a century, if the plans for the HS2 station were to come to fruition.

The plans there also include building 2,000 homes and 600,000 square metres of office space in the area.

We should celebrate that any major development in Birmingham attracts global interest so it is no surprise that Curzon Street is attracting widespread attention. It was always the case that HS2 would need to be backed by private investment.

– Jerry Blackett, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC)

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