"We recruit in Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham and Nuneaton. And so many of our soldiers come from that area. And if this cut is made there'll be no link from Warwickshire to the Army anymore. And it goes back 350 years "
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He demanded the money after placing a carrier bag containing what appeared to be a heavy object on the counter.
Closures will be in place on the Aston Expressway, Park Circus and Salford Circus. There will be some full weekend closures and diversions.
West Midlands Police have said specially trained police negotiators are speaking with the woman to try and talk her down to safety.