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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Outbreaks of rain will move southwards turning clearer and colder.
Heavy showers with a chance of thunder but clearing this evening with clear spells overnight.
Showers are likely to break out which could turn heavy during the afternoon.