Workers at JCB in Staffordshire are today celebrating the production of half a million backhoe loaders, commonly known as the 'digger'.
The first digger rolled of the production line 59 years ago.
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A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Coventry on Monday night.
"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."