A mother from Solihull has been fined £200 for failing to ensure her child's school attendance.
She was found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday.
The charges related to a total of 41 unauthorised absences taken by her 15-year-old son between June and October last year.
Car production in the UK reached a seven-year high last year, with almost a third made by Midlands-based Jaguar Land Rover.
Nearly 450,000 cars were built at its factories in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood in Liverpool.
Meanwhile Toyota's factory in Burnaston nearby Derby produced 172,215 cars 2014.
More than 1.5 million cars were were made across the country in last year, the equivalent of one every 20 seconds.
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A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Solihull this morning.
Paramedics arrived at 7am to find that a moped and a 4x4 had collided at the railway bridge on Four Ashes Road in Bentley Heath.
“On the crew’s arrival at the scene the motorcyclist, a man, was found lying on the road underneath the front of the car.
"The man was freed and immediately assessed by ambulance crews. Sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene.”
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