An iconic Midlands business known across the world that employs thousands across the region reached a milestone today.
JCB has presented the latest backhoe loader to roll off the production line to its new Russian owners in a special ceremony on the shop floor.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.