The company behind the crockery for the Titanic, Royal Crown Derby, has been bought with jobs thought to be under threat.
Steelite International has taken over the company after recent financial struggles.
Steelite say they are bringing out a new range of fine bone china which will be made in Derby but they cannot guarantee jobs will not go.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.