Derby-based Bombardier have today signed a deal worth £180 million for carriages which will serve London's busiest commuter routes.
The sale of Coventry City has been completed, but the Football League still needs to decide on its future
Members of the Sky Blues Trust, a supporters' group, have given a letter to the club's administrator.
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has heaped praise on the new deal that is set to create 5,800 new manufacturing jobs and £130million of private investment for the Black Country.
Mr Clegg said of the deal:
This marks the beginning of a new era of growth and prosperity in the Black Country. This isn’t pointless Whitehall jargon: this deal has the genuine power to change the fortunes of many people across the region by creating new jobs, boosting businesses and providing new housing...
Between government Minister for Cities Greg Clark, local authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership, the City Deal has been made in recognition of the Black Country’s role in the UK economy; where high-value manufacturing represents the largest concentration of jobs of any LEP area.
House prices in Bakewell in Derbyshire are double the county average according to latest figures.It's after a study by Lloyds bank looked at the cost to live in a market town.
Residents in Bakewell are paying the second highest percentage premium in the country, with the average property costing around 322 thousand pounds, which is more than 150 thousand pounds higher than prices in the surrounding area.
Also featuring in the national top ten is Southwell in Nottinghamshire, where homes are more than three quarters more expensive than the average.
Nottingham City Council's Executive Board will today decide whether or not to contribute £50 million towards the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
Last week the council revealed plans for new shops, restaurants, cinemas and improved transport links including a new tram stop.
Two years ago, the council was in the final stages of plans for the transformation of the shopping centre before it was sold to Intu, the owners of the Victoria Centre.
If the city council's contribution gets the go ahead, work could begin in 2015 and be completed by 2017.
The board will also examine plans for a £14 million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund ahead of the proposed regeneration of Nottingham Castle as well as £2.23 million in funding for the redevelopment of Sneinton Market.
Nottinghamshire residents can now have their say on Nottinghamshire County Council's detailed budget plans.
At a meeting today the council approved 120 draft proposals to save the authority £254 million over the next three years.
People are invited to comment on 50 savings proposals, which can be found on the council's website.
Unions will protest outside Nottinghamshire County Council today over job losses and cuts to services.
Eight-hundred jobs could be lost over the next three years to make savings of £154 million by 2016.
The council is asking for feedback from residents.
Motorway schemes in the Midlands could be the future of road network management in the future, a roads minister said today.
Speaking to ITV News Central, project manager Rob Edwards said: "We're doing extra resurfacing work so that we won't have to involve traffic management and narrow lanes for a long period after we finish this project.
"And that's going to be the emphasis on the way we manage the networks in the future."
Roads minister Robert Goodwill said today that motorway schemes, like the one used to relieve traffic on the M6 in the Midlands, could be rolled out "more and more across the country".
Speaking to ITV News Central he said: "The main thing is to keep the traffic flowing and this system does keep the traffic flowing, it's much cheaper than having to put extra lanes on motorways."
He added: "Over the next 15 years we are going to invest £50 billion in road schemes."
Roads Minister Robert Goodwill will visit the Midlands today to view progress on developing the M6 J5-8 smart motorway scheme.
The project, which aims to reduce congestion between junctions 5 and 8 on the M6, has created 600 jobs.
Construction on the £115 million smart motorway M6 scheme started in April 2012 and it is due for completion in spring 2014.