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Jaguar Land Rover in £400m Castle Bromwich investment

JLR will build its latest Jaguar XF at the plant Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Jaguar Land Rover is investing more than £400m at its factory in Castle Bromwich in Birmingham to build its latest Jaguar XF.

Later this week, Jaguar Land Rover will announce that it's spending hundreds of millions of pounds upgrading the Castle Bromwich factory, so it can build the new car which will be made from aluminium.

The factory nearly closed five years ago under Ford, before they sold the company to Tata.

Jaguar increased production by 40% for 2013

Jaguar made 40% more cars last year, at its Castle Bromwich plant, than they did in 2012.

Jaguar's plant at Castle Bromwich, in Birmimgham, increased its vehicle production by 40% in 2013... Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than 78,000 cars, including the F-type Jaguar, rolled off its production lines - Landrover production was also up by 11%.

The news comes after Derby's Toyota factory, in Burnaston, announced the biggest production increase in the whole of the UK; with production up by 60%.

Three taken to hospital after three-car pile-up

Three people were taken to hospital after a three-car pile-up closed off a busy main road in Solihull.

The A452 Collector Road in Castle Bromwich was shut by emergency services after a car carrying two women crashed with two other cars, spinning out of control and flipping onto its roof.

Two women were travelling in this car when it crashed with two others and ended up on its roof Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 2.30pm yesterday.

The women were freed thanks to the help of passers-by and were taken by paramedics to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution, due to the serious damage suffered by the car.

A man in another of the cars had to be cut free by fire crews and was taken to the same hospital.

The road was reopened shortly afterwards.

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