What I hear from businesses here and elsewhere is that a renewed recovery is taking hold amid a rising tide of optimism. The signs are that this recovery is broad based and set to continue. This is welcome and should be encouraged.
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Some of the most talented participants from the world of archery are in Nottingham for the Great Britiain National Series finals.
A minute's silence has taken place in memory of a rugby coach from Leicestershire who died whilst swimming in the sea on holiday in France.
West Midlands weather: A chance of some patchy rain during the night, with mist and fog in places.