A new training and research centre in Birmingham is said to create 200 new jobs for young apprentices in 2013.
Launched by Kristian Thomas and Virgin Media, the site in Sheldon will act as the company's 'centre of excellence in customer service operations.'
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.