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JCB chairman says of EU vote we 'need to look to future'

The JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has said the business community must look to the future Credit: PA

The Chairman of Staffordshire-based company JCB has said the business community must look to the future after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the business community now needs to look to the future. The UK is the world’s fifth largest trading nation. We therefore have little to fear from leaving the EU. European markets are important to many UK businesses, including JCB, and this will not change. As a consequence of this momentous decision, we should look ahead to opportunities to trade more freely with the rest of the world, as well as building on existing trading relationships with customers and suppliers in Europe.”

– JCB Chairman Lord Bamford

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Midlands plays pivotal role in 'Brexit' vote

The Midlands played a key role in pushing the UK towards a surprise 'leave' vote in yesterday's referendum on membership of the European Union.

In the West Midlands, 59.3 per cent of voters chose to go, along with 58.3 per cent in the East Midlands - the two biggest 'leave' results in the entire country.

ITV News Central reporter Charlotte Cross looks back on a dramatic night for the region:

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Air ambulance at scene of A14 crash causing long delays

The air ambulance has now arrived at the scene of a crash on the A14 which is blocked both ways. Credit: Twitter/Chris Halpin

The air ambulance has now arrived at the scene of a crash on the A14 which is blocked both ways.

There are long delays due to an accident at M1 J19 / M6 (Catthorpe Interchange). It is causing congestion on A14 to J1 (Welford).

Three vehicles are involved and a land ambulance has also arrived at the scene along with other emergency services.

Those stuck in queue using A14 central reservation to sit on-many out of vehicles. Credit: Twitter/Chris Halpin

Loughborough MP is 'very sorry' over PM resignation

Nicky Morgan Credit: PA

MP for Loughborough Nicky Morgan has tweeted that she is "very sorry" that the Prime Minister had decided to resign.

David Cameron announced after the EU referendum exit was decided that he would leave his position in three months.

The Secretary of State for Education went on to say it has been "a privilege to work with him".

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