The entire city center in Birmingham has been evacuated and there are reports that the police have conducted controlled explosions.
The evacuations were the result of "intelligence." The controlled explosions suggest that it was not a false alarm.
Blog posts from the area:
I am in Birmingham … sirens are wailing … again!
I finally made it back from London to Birmingham and the breaking news here is that the Broad Street area of the city has been closed off and thousands of people have been evacuated.