Birmingham City Council is setting up special committees to work with HS2 to ensure the West Midlands secures jobs to build the proposed line.
The HS2 board is meeting outside London for the first time.
It's chosen Birmingham because the city will be at the heart of HS2Phase 1 from London and Phase 2 to the north west and the east.
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Scattered showers will continue through the evening perhaps heavy in the north, but it should become mostly dry across the region overnight.
Winds will ease through this evening with any showers, which may still be heavy at times, soon clearing to leave a dry night.
A woman from Walsall who admitted stabbing her former lover after a drunken argument, has today been jailed for 13 years and 4 months.