Vehicles made in the Midlands are leading the way in global sales.
The region is making far more cars this year than it did last but that figure could be even higher if smaller firms, who keep the big manufacturers going, could expand.
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Showers this evening, locally heavy, but becoming confined to the Derbyshire hills overnight.
The strongest winds will gradually ease but still a windy night for most. It will be cold with clear spells.