Paul Everitt from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the Midlands' car industry has done well over the last year with investment from Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Mini.
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A dry start to Tuesday with some bright spells, though scattered showers developing.
Stoke City have announced the signing of Wales international midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool for a fee which could rise to £13 million.