Network Rail has revealed plans for improvements to the network across the Midlands. Over five years, starting from next year, it will invest hundreds of millions of pounds.
The company says it will greatly improve the service but commuters can look forward to years of above inflation fare rises to pay for it.
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A horse named Winston Churchill won a race at Uttoxeter on the 50th anniversary of the former prime minister's death today.
Cold with clear spells in southeast at first, cloud across the rest of the region then spreading to all parts.
Milder but breezy with a good deal of cloud and one or two brighter intervals further east.