Hundreds of companies will be in Birmingham today to vie for the opportunity to get involved in the multi-billion pound HS2 construction project.
More than 800 firm from across the company had pre-registered to attend the event.
The Supply Chain conference, being held at the ICC, is the first of a series of events designed to let businesses know how they can get involved in the design, planning and construction of the high-speed rail link.
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The gable end of a rood has blown away from a three storey house in Coventry due to strong winds.
Widespread disruption has been caused after severe gales resulted in fallen trees and power cuts across the region.
Strong winds will ease through the morning. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will continue through the day.