Some journeys for people travelling over christmas are set to be difficult with major engineering work on the West Coast Main Line. There will be no direct services from Euston station in London to Birmingham on December 23 and 24.
Union members at CrossCountry Trains, which runs through Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, were due to go on strike on Friday over an alleged breakdown of industrial relations but this has been canceled.
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Derby County have unveiled a memorial at the iPro Stadium to their former player and manager Dave Mackay, who died in March.
A chilly and dry start for many, leading to a day of isolated showers, but with some good sunny intervals.
A bright, mostly dry start but cloud increasing with scattered showers developing by this afternoon.