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2,000,000th Land Rover Defender auctioned for £400k

The two millionth Land Rover Defender to come off the production line at the luxury car maker's Solihull plant has sold for £400,000 at auction.

The famous 4x4 was first build at the manufacturers Solihull plant in 1948, and has retained elements of its original design ever since.

The car was sold at auction house Bonhams in London, with funds raised being donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Born Free Foundation.

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A50 to be improved as part of £25billion investment

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.

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Alexander: £25bn investment a 'vote of confidence'

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."

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