The last ever Land Rover Defenders are in production at the company's plant in Solihull.
The final 15 will be completed this morning at an event to mark the end of production after 68 years.
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15 of the classic 4x4s will roll off the Land Rover production line this morning, after 68 years of the model being built in Solihull.Read the full story ›
When Maurice Wilks, Rover's Chief Designer, penned the design for the Land Rover in 1947 he probably didn't think he would be responsible for a motoring icon.
He wanted an agricultural version of the highly successful American-built Willis Jeep used throughout the Second World War.
He'd used a Jeep on his farm on Anglesey and so designed the Series 1 Land Rover at Red Wharf Bay.
The body was made from an aluminium alloy called Birmabright because steel was in short supply after the war.
Production started in Solihull in 1948 and was meant to last just a few years but 68 years and many versions later it finally reaches the end of the road.
The last Land Rover Defender, one of Britain's longest-living road vehicles and a favourite with the Queen, will be produced on Friday.Read the full story ›
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An officer from West Midlands Police has been charged with wilful assault against a child.
Pc Tariq Dost, who is based at Solihull, was arrested last Thursday and conditionally bailed, West Midlands Police said.
He was subsequently re-arrested on 12 January and charged with the assault. The 49-year-old will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning.
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