JCB has won a big order - for a thousand mini diggers from a hire firm which will rent them out here and in the United States.
150 people have been taken on at the factory where they're being made.
And today JCB invited small plant hire businesses to look around its world head-quarters on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border.
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Breezy and rather cloudy this evening and overnight.
Mainly dry to start with some clear spells but remaining windy and mild.