A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', and a third folio edition of William Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories and Tragedies' go under the hammer today.
Auctioneers, Bonhams, expect both works by the Midlands writers to be sold for between £10,000 and £15,000.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.