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.
Work and Pensions secretary IDS has confirmed to Rachel Reeves that he won't take part in the planned Labour debate on the "bedroom tax" , ITV News understands.
There are a number of demonstrations against the policy planned around Westminster to coincide with the debate.
Shadow secretary for work and pensions Rachel Reeves is calling for MPs to vote on a labour motion to repeal the policy.
A number of MPs from the Midlands will take part in an opposition day debate on the abolition of the 'bedroom tax' today.
Jack Dromey MP for Birmingham and Erdington will speak at the debate today and Geoffrey Robinson MP for Coventry will vote today to abolish the tax.
During Prime Minister's Questions, the MP for South Derbyshire Heather Wheeler asked David Cameron to join her in congratulating Toyota, which has a base at Burnaston in Derby, as well as other manufacturers, following recent figures which showed that car production in the UK has gone up by 10%.
In his response, the Prime Minister said companies like Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover are leading the re-industrialisation of the United Kingdom.
Warwickshire County Council has announced it needs to save £92million over the next four years.
The council says it will work to protect vulnerable people and promote economic growth but there will be some difficult choices to make over the coming years.
The council's budget will be set next February. It has not yet said how it will save the money.
Forty pubs and restaurants will cut their prices by 7.5 percent today in a protest against the amount of VAT paid by the hospitality sector.
Several chains and brands are taking part in the campaign, including JD Wetherspoon, Subway, Pret a Manger and Heineken.
Nottinghamshire County Council will today seek approval to cut a free school transport system for children from September 2014.
The council said that cutting the Discretionary Travel Scheme will save £1.7m by 2017/2018.
Councillor John Peck, committee chairman for children and young people, said:
The financial pressures on local authorities at the moment are immense and in this economic climate it is difficult to sustain such a scheme.
Nottinghamshire is the only local authority in the country currently running a discretionary travel scheme like this - the other 150 authorities do not operate
Nottinghamshire County Council will today seek approval to cut the Discretionary Travel Scheme from September 2014.
The council say that cutting the scheme which provides free school transport for children in the region will save £1.7m by 2017/2018
Children who currently benefit from the scheme will continue to be supported until they reach statutory school-leaving age.
Opponents argue that this decision will restrict parental choice meaning that children are unable to go to schools outside of their immediate area.
With a total of almost 250 breweries across the region, more than 40 have started up in the last year, the Good Beer Guide said.
The UK has seen a 14% increase overall, the organisation said.
Eighteen new breweries have opened in the West Midlands in the last year, the Good Beer Guide said.
The number of breweries have increased by more than a fifth, despite reports of declining beer sales in the first half of 2013 by the British Beer and Pub Association.
The number of breweries in the East Midlands has increased by almost a quarter in the last year.
The Good Beer Guide says twenty three new ones have opened, taking the total to 133.
It is despite a report by the British Beer and Pub Association of declining beer sales in the first half of this year.