Bosses behind HS2 will be meeting in the Midlands today.
It's the first time they've gathered outside London.
They'll be meeting local business leaders and council representatives to discuss how the route will affect the region.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.