Birmingham will be announced as the chosen site for the new HS2 Construction HQ, creating 1,500 new jobs.
It will be the home to the engineers and designers who will put together the detailed construction plans for the track, stations and signalling.
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A report is being released today, which includes a series of recommendations at reducing child poverty in Birmingham.
Bright or sunny spells across the region, especially in the morning but occasional showers are likely to develop in the afternoon.
A drier and brighter start to the day, but turning fairly cloudy by afternoon with showers or outbreaks of rain.