"There is some real interest from key suppliers, including Bombardier, in this project and today was about saying to them that we have a procurement approach that of course looks at value for money...
but it's also important for us as a government to communicate with those companies what our broader agenda is around skills, apprenticeships, jobs and growth."
JUSTINE GREENING MP, TRANSPORT SECRETARY
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.