'Do not travel by rail!' Strike action causing severe disruption in the West Midlands
There are no trains running at Birmingham New Street Station today because of strike action.
The Commonwealth Games in the West Midlands was "beyond expectations" and is the best-attended edition of the competition in the UK, chiefs have confirmed.
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Birmingham was a mere market town before the industrial revolution created a powerhouse. Now Birmingham is the UK’s second city and has undergone major redevelopment in recent years. The Bullring shopping centre, the Library of Birmingham, Symphony Hall, Grand Central and New Street Station are among its best known landmarks.