Exports from the East Midlands have reached their highest level in the first quarter for 6 years.
They hit £4.6 billion in the first three months of 2012 up from £3.5 billion in 2010. It means the region’s businesses are back in the black, exporting more goods than they imported for the first time since 2006.
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Early rain will clear northwards during the morning, allowing drier conditions behind.
Thousands of patients have had their operations and appointments cancelled despite a strike by junior doctors being called off.
After a wet and windy start to Tuesday, rain will clear to the north to leave it dry, with easing winds but largely cloudy skies.