Ukrainians from Nottingham, Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton are travelling to London today to take part in a march against what they say are the illegal actions of the Russian president in Ukraine.
Up to 5,000 people could be at the march which starts at 1.30pm in London.
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Flood warnings have been issued across the Midlands after heavy rainfall.
Most parts across the region will be dry but showers are likely as well as brisk winds.
30 firefighters are currently at the scene on Aston Church Road in Nechells. People are being asked to avoid the area.