Founded in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar Land Rover Limited has become one of Britain's most enduring brands.
Jaguar Land Rover says it's creating 1,700 new jobs and investing another £1.5bn into its factory at Solihull.
A woman from Solihull has taken her own life, leaving a note for her son blaming the Government for her actions.
Jaguar Land Rover is creating 1,700 new jobs and investing another £1.5bn into its factory at Solihull.
The firm will build a new plant on the site to make aluminium body panels and a final assembly line.
Speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Ralf Speth, told the world's media about the businesses commitment to the United Kingdom.
Jaguar Land Rover's CEO, Dr Ralf Speth, has addressed the world's media at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Dr Speth said today was a 'very important day' for the business. Jaguar Land Rover announced it is creating 1,700 new jobs and investing another £1.5bn into its factory at Solihull.
The Prime Minister has tweeted saying the 1,700 new jobs and a £1.5bn investment by Jaguar Land Rover is a 'great vote of confidence.'
The creation of 1700 new jobs and a£1.5bn investment by Jaguar Land Rover is a great vote of confidence in the UK economy. #Globalrace.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has said Jaguar's 'ground-breaking' project takes the company to a 'new level'.
He said: "Jaguar Land Rover has been experiencing great success over the last couple of years but this ground-breaking project takes Jaguar on to the next level.
"This all-aluminium architecture project typifies the type of innovative and high value R&D that the UK excels in and government is supporting through the automotive industrial strategy."
Jaguar's £1.5 billion investment at its plant in Solihull will go towards developing technically-advanced aluminium parts for future models.
The first model to show the technology will be a mid-sized sports saloon car, due to be launched in 2015.
Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr Ralf Speth announced the investment at the Frankfurt Motor show:
At Jaguar Land Rover we place the customer at the heart of everything we do and the introduction of a world class all-new aluminium vehicle architecture means we will be more competitive, flexible and efficient delivering exciting new products for our customers around the world.
Jaguar Land Rover is a business driven by design, technology and innovation and this investment and level of job creation is yet further evidence of our commitment to advancing the capability of the UK automotive sector and its supply chain.
The family of a Derbyshire soldier who was killed by an Iraqi mob are planning to bring a Human Rights case against the Ministry of Defence.
The families hope that legal action will lead to an inquiry into the deaths.
Cpl. Russell Aston, from Swadlincote in Derbyshire, died in one of the most hostile regions of Iraq in 2003 alongside three soldiers and two military police officers.
Mike Aston, Cpl Aston's father, called for justice for his son saying:
What we want is for people who were culpable in this to answer our questions.
– Mike Aston, Derbyshire. Father of Cpl Aston killed in Iraq in 2003.
We want justice. They weren't killed in action, it was murder.
The move comes after families of British soldiers killed and injured fighting in Iraq were given the go-ahead earlier this year to bring compensation claims against the Government.
An MoD spokesperson said:
– Ministry of Defence
Our thoughts remain with the families of those killed in this terrible incident.
However, the circumstances have been investigated extensively and reported on and no practical purpose would be served by holding a public inquiry.
The families of two Army Red Caps from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and Solihull killed by an Iraqi mob are to bring a human rights act claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Lance Corporal Thomas Key, 20, and Corporal Russell Aston, 30, were killed when 400 people attacked a police station in Majar al-Kabir in Iraq in June 2003.
The families hope their legal action against the MoD will trigger a public inquiry into the deaths, having said they were dissatisfied with both the inquests and board of inquiry investigation which followed the deaths.
Birmingham tennis player Dan Evans says he is confident he can keep performing at the top level after his success at the US Open.
The 23-year-old, who is ranked 179 in the world, made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows earlier this week earning him £60,000 in prize money.
Read more on Dan Evans' success at the US Open here.
Dan Evans, the 23-year-old tennis player from Birmingham, is through to the third round of the US Open.
Evans, who is ranked number 179 in the world, beat Australian Bernard Tomic, who is ranked just outside the top 50, in four sets, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
He will now take on Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open.
Our Sports Correspondent, Steve Clamp, has been to meet Dan's sister, Laura Kitching.