Campaign for Better Transport thinks HS2 will only take money out of the region and widen the North-South divide.
David Thornhill told ITV News Central that 'HS2 will not help the region'.
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A cooler and cloudier day on the whole, although it will remain dry in most places.
Rather cloudy with an increasing chance of rain during the day, perhaps heavy at times later across northern parts.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered stab wounds in Perry Barr yesterday.