Exactly 107 years ago the man who created the Mini car was born. Today, to mark the event, a new model was unveiled at the Cowley factory.
The stakes are high for the workers at the Oxford site, with hundreds of jobs dependent on its success. BMW - which owns Mini - says it will invest £750m in the car up until 2015. Divya Kohli reports.
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It happened while he was crossing Naseby Road just before 4pm on Wednesday 13th December. The driver of the car was not injured.
Thursday early forecast for the west of the region
Thursday early forecast for the east of the region