Live updates

Economic recovery? What the white man van thinks

Central Tonight took a straw poll on the economy today from the people who really know how British business is doing - the white-van man.

It coincided with the launch of a vehicle from one of the country's smallest and newest motor firms.

So we thought we'd ask the small one-man band operations who drive the UK economy if we're still in trouble. Here's our Business Correspondent, Mark Gough.



  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.

Load more updates