Train drivers are continuously moving to companies who offer better conditions, according to Railfuture – an independent campaign for a better network, which is leaving London Midland short staffed.
Hundreds of trains have been cancelled since October, leading to London Midland issuing a new timetable to deal with a driver shortage.
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Birmingham children's services is under the spotlight again after the death of the toddler at the hands of her legal guardian.
The toddler died after suffering eight months of abuse at the hands of her legal guardian Kandyce Downer.
After a cool start, Thursday will be another dry and warm day with some good spells of sunshine.