Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has told ITV News Central that there has been a revival around the West Midlands which has been driven by the success of Jaguar Land Rover.
This comes after the SMMT announced that 2012 was a record year for UK car manufacturing, with 1.2 million cars being sent overseas.
More top news
A campaign group has criticised officials for giving a date for the Snibston Discovery Museum to shut.
Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.