Jaguar Land Rover is taking on 800 more people to build new models at its factory in Solihull. The firm says it will bring out eight new or redesigned cars.
It sold the most cars in the company's history last year.
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A lack of political will is holding back schools in the Midlands, which has some of the worst in the UK, the head of Ofsted will say.
After a wet and windy start, rain will clear to the north to leave it dry, with easing winds but largely cloudy skies.
Early rain will clear northwards during the morning, allowing drier conditions behind.