Work on the new runway at Birmingham International Airport begins today. Bosses say the extended runway will unlock the Far East and the rest of the world for the airport as it means long haul flights can go direct to and from there.
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Rolls-Royce is to invest £150 million over the next four years in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the East Midlands.
Staying cloudy with further rain in the north.
Wet for most with strong coastal winds and feeling cool.