Birmingham is to become one of the major centres in the world for pharmaceutical companies to test new medicines.
A new centre's being built to test the drugs. It will find new medicines, but it will also become the next big industry in the Midlands.
One expert has described it as a sleeping giant, rivalling the car industry and the computer gaming industry.
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
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