West Midlands based car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover, said today it is going to build a new factory in Brazil.
A new survey says more than a third of drivers in Birmingham have been involved in a road accident.
A public consultation over plans to make Birmingham's residential roads 20mph has begun today.
Plans to improve traffic in the Midlands will be announced today by the government as part of a £25billion national infrastructure investment.
The funds will go towards making the A50 in Staffordshire safer, and cut traffic back-log around Uttoxeter.
The Government says work on the road will start no later than 2016. and the funding will come from the insurance industry.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the £25 billion investment from insurance companies into British infrastructure projects was a "massive vote of confidence".
Speaking at the construction site of National Grid's London Power Tunnels, Mr Alexander said the investment was "more evidence we are rebuilding Britain."
Simon Cowell has said he still favours Jaguars, as the new F Type Coupe is launched at the Los Angeles Motorshow.
He explained how his father had an E-Type, and he looks forward to seeing the next generation of that in action.
The new Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Motorshow. This video shows the power of the new car, and the sound of the engine.
The car is built at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.
Jaguar have unveiled the F-Type Coupe in front of the world's press at the Los Angeles Motorshow.
The car is built in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, and is expected to go on sale in showrooms from early next year.
Sixty-thousand motoring enthusiasts are set for the NEC in Birmingham this weekend, thirty years on since the first Classic Motor Show at the venue, back in 1984.
The event is now the biggest indoor exhibition of its kind in the UK, with 1,500 cars and 300 bikes on display.
When the show opens its doors on Friday morning, the public can look forward to seeing both the old and the new, with cars from the early 20th century right through to the latest concept cars of today.