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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These pictures show the dramatic moment a £100,000 supercar lost control and ploughed into an elderly couple's house in Sutton Coldfield.
Rain clearing, becoming windy with showers developing later.
Morning rain then drier and brighter by Tuesday afternoon.