Chancellor says coalition has done more to boost jobs in manufacturing in three years for the West Midlands than Labour achieved in the previous ten, he is thinking of firms such as Jaguar Landrover.
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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.