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Emergency services warnings over high winds and rain

The emergency services are asking people to take extra care as high winds and rain return across the region. Flooding has already caused disruption in some parts of the Midlands this Christmas. Get the latest updates here.

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Trains on Chiltern line to operate at half speed

A view of a Chiltern Railways sign at High Wycombe rail station, Credit: PA

Chiltern Railways says it has been advised to operate its services between London and Birmingham at half speed tomorrow because of expected high winds.

Network Rail could put in emergency speed restrictions of 50mph in place during the stormy conditions, which are forecast to hit the Midlands tomorrow afternoon.

The train operator is warning passengers to expect severe disruption, and are allowing anyone with pre-booked tickets for Monday 23 December to travel on services today.

It follows a similar move by London Midland, East Midlands, Virgin and Cross Country services.

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