When Maurice Wilks, Rover's Chief Designer, penned the design for the Land Rover in 1947 he probably didn't think he would be responsible for a motoring icon.
He wanted an agricultural version of the highly successful American-built Willis Jeep used throughout the Second World War.
He'd used a Jeep on his farm on Anglesey and so designed the Series 1 Land Rover at Red Wharf Bay.
The body was made from an aluminium alloy called Birmabright because steel was in short supply after the war.
Production started in Solihull in 1948 and was meant to last just a few years but 68 years and many versions later it finally reaches the end of the road.
15 of the classic 4x4s will roll off the Land Rover production line this morning, after 68 years of the model being built in Solihull.Read the full story ›
Children as young as 12 are sending explicit messages of a sexual nature, police in Northamptonshire have said.Read the full story ›
Wesley Smith takes a look at just how many different ways people are sourcing power across the Midlands.Read the full story ›
A man from Staffordshire has been arrested as the third person in connection with the cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk.
Scotland Yard said a 20-year old man was detained at an address in Staffordshire today after officers executed a search warrant.
Police say the man is being held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act. He remains in custody at a local police station.
A charity says it's concerned about plans by Cambridgeshire Police to speak to victims of crime through video and phone calls rather than face to face.
The cost-saving measure has been welcomed by the county's police and crime commissioner and the police federation.
But Age UK say that many older people won't be up to speed with the technology.
Click below to hear from Gloria Cuyler from Age UK
"I think for the majority of people it'll be a very new thing that they're not accustomed to and it could be another way of older people feeling disadvantaged and not able to communicate."
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An academic at De Montfort University in Leicester has warned that the future development of 'sex robots' should be banned.Read the full story ›
ITV News Central's long-serving presenter Bob Warman has his say on programme set changes - and what it means for the viewers !Read the full story ›
Seen our earlier update on our former news programme sets ? As we welcome in a new era in set design for ITV News Central, here's another trip down our memory lane.
ITV News Central correspondent Andy Bevan has been watching our new set take shape - here's his thoughts.Read the full story ›