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  1. Keith Wilkinson

Full report on Midlands car sales increase

There's been a big increase in sales of new cars this month across the Midlands, official figures revealed today.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says it shows there's been a rise in confidence among buyers.

The society says the Midlands as a whole has fared better than the rest of the country.

  1. Michael Sibert

Full report on Export boom for Midlands

Exports from the East Midlands have reached their highest level in the first quarter for 6 years.

They hit £4.6 billion in the first three months of 2012 up from £3.5 billion in 2010. It means the region’s businesses are back in the black, exporting more goods than they imported for the first time since 2006.

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