A new programme of support to help growing UK companies break into the online trade market will be launched in Birmingham today.
The online trading industry is expected to be worth £68 billion by 2020 - and Trade Minister Lord Ian Livingston will be at the NEC to unveil the e-Exporting Programme.
It means businesses of all sizes will be able to access specialised services to help boost their sales on a global scale.
Companies have also been invited to a round-table discussion with the UK Trade and Investment regional director Paul Noon, to discuss the challenges facing firms in the international market.
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Coventry City has celebrated a victorious homecoming, winning its first match back on home turf.
Around 28,000 fans were there to welcome the club home after its long exile in Northampton.
And it was the perfect return to the Ricoh Arena, as Frank Nouble scored the only goal to lead Coventry to a one-nil victory over Gillingham.
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All 15,000 general sale tickets for Coventry City's first match back at the Ricoh Arena have sold out.
Tonight's match will be the first game in the city since the owners of the Sky Blues moved to Northampton in a dispute over rent.
More than 50 vehicles have been left smashed after they were shot at with an air gun in Coventry.
Police say the windows were shattered after being targeted on Tuesday night by somebody firing from a moving vehicle.
Investigations are now underway to find out what route was taken and narrow down the times of when this happened.
We are taking this seriously and those responsible for this mindless vandalism need to understand that what they’ve done isn’t funny – they’ve left a lot of people out of pocket and caused them a lot of hassle."
Coventry City's Manager has said the club is excited about tonight's game.
It's their first game back at the Ricoh Arena for more than a year, with more than 20,000 fans expected to turn out to support them.
More tickets are being released today after huge queues formed outside the stadium yesterday.
More than 20,000 fans are expected tonight at Coventry City's first home game back at the Ricoh Arena.
The final few tickets are going on sale this morning.
The Sky Blues have been playing in Northampton for over a year.
Coventry City fans have snapped up all 1,000 extra tickets for the Sky Blues' first game back at the Ricoh Arena - less than three hours after they went on sale.
But fans who have yet to get their hands on a seat for tomorrow's match against Gillingham have one last chance, as unclaimed season ticket seats will become available from 6.30am.
Supporters can buy a maximum of two per person from the Coventry City superstore website, and they will be available to collect from 3pm from the shop or from 5pm at the arena.