BMW have announced it's to invest a further 250 million pounds in its three Mini factories including its plant at Hams Hall in North Warwickshire.
It will safeguard thousands of jobs there and at its other sites in Oxford and Swindon.
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It will be another day of frequent sunny spells, brisk winds, and isolated showers.
Friday will remain cold in the breeze with a mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers.
Outbreaks of rain, sleet and some hill snow are forecast across the region through Saturday morning.