West Midlands based car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover, said today it is going to build a new factory in Brazil.
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JCB will today announce plans to invest £150 million to expand its operations in Staffordshire creating 2,500 jobs.
The plans will include a new factory in Beamhurst, near Uttoxeter, to replace the current facility in Rugeley.
A second factory will be built at Cheadle in Staffordshire.
The firm will also expand its operations at its headquarters in Rocester to make hydraulic cylinders.
The company behind the High Speed Rail Link or HS2 rolled in to Leicestershire today, as part of it's public consultation on the proposed route for Phase Two. Those in favour of the project say it will bring our rail network in line with other countries.
But critics argue it's a waste of money and will have limited benefits. Rajiv Popat reports.
Businesses across the region will be hoping for positive news as the Chancellor delivers his Autumn statement later.
Goodyear Tyres in Wolverhampton, and A1 Flues in Nottinghamshire, are among companies in the Midlands calling for more help so they can export more.
HS2 Limited is holding an event in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire later today, as part of its consultation into the second phase of the project.
The phase would create a high speed rail link between London and Sheffield via the East Midlands.
Last week, the bill for phase one of HS2, between London and Birmingham, was published by the government.
People attending the event at the Hood Park Leisure Centre in North Street will be able to get advice and information.
Those visiting will also be able to hear how the HS2 line will sound in a special sound booth.
Real Motorsport Limited are the new operators of Mallory Park in Leicestershire.
The company has been formed jointly by Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both racers with links to Mallory Park.
Stuart Hicken is the owner of the Buildbase BW Motorrad UK British Superbike Team. He started racing in the 1960s and set up his racing team.
Eddie Roberts owns Complog, a leading retailer of motorcycle tyres that also supplies the British Superbike Series. He enjoyed a twenty year racing career, competing in the Isle of Man TT.
The new operators of Mallory Park race circuit in Leicestershire say today is a "great day."
Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed Real Motorsport Limited which will run the track activities after Mallory Park Motorsport Limited went into liquidation.
Stuart and Eddie released a statement to ITV News Central and said: ‘This is a great day for us both. We have grown up with Mallory Park, firstly as spectators, then as competitors and now running businesses associated with the sport’.
There is new hope for Leicestershire race track Mallory Park after the circuit announced it has new operators.
Superbikes team owner, Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts will run the track as Real Motorsport Limited.
The pair said it has been 'a great day for both of them'. Both Stuart and Eddie are former motorcycle racers.
Mallory Park race circuit in Leicestershire has found new operators.
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Online shoppers spent more money this year on Cyber Monday, than the same day in 2012.
Cyber Monday, or Mega Monday, is the day predicted as the busiest day for online shopping each year.
Monday 2nd December saw online sales up by 31.6% compared to last year’s Cyber Monday, with the average online order value amounting to £82.24. That is an increase of 1.4% compared to 2012.
The figures, analysed by IBM, also show shopping on mobile devices has grown by 94.3% year over year, with the majority of these using tablet computers.
Argos, which has a large distribution centre near Burton-on-Trent, dispatched around 300,000 different items on Monday alone.