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Aston Martin branches out into F1 with Red Bull 

25 Sep 17

Luxury carmaker extends partnership with motorsport team to become title sponsor…


Business
Jaguar Land Rover ‘looking to buy’ another car brand 

25 Sep 17

West Midlands manufacturer is reportedly on the hunt for acquisition both within the automotive sector and elsewhere…


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Plans to fix West Midlands’ busiest motorway junction: Have your say 

25 Sep 17

Consultation still open into 282 million project aimed at easing traffic jams around notorious Birmingham Airport junction…


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Labour blames Conservatives for Birmingham’s bin strike 

25 Sep 17

Shadow Local Government Secretary Andrew Gwynne insists Conservatives – not the Labour-run council or Unite trade union – are to blame for the bin strike…


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Women sue NHS after claiming they were abused by Birmingham doctor who later killed himself 

25 Sep 17

The pair were both patients of Philip Schuppler at Swanswell Medical Centre in Acocks Green…


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New Royal title is music to the ears of Birmingham Conservatoire 

25 Sep 17

Take a bow: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire…


Business
Popular wine shop eyes Edgbaston for latest shop launch 

25 Sep 17

Owner of popular independent Loki unveils plans for a third store to tap into suburb’s ongoing rebirth…


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Crackdown on rogue landlords proposed with new licence regime 

24 Sep 17

Tenants and residents in Stockland Green being asked about new licence regime for landlords…


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Labour holds its annual conference in Brighton as the party finally appears to have united around the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn 

23 Sep 17

Activists and MPs are meeting as the Labour left has a real chance to lead the party into government…


Business
£3.7 million boost for Black County business park development 

23 Sep 17

West Midlands Combined Authority invests in major new warehouse scheme in Wednesfield…


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How Brummies can get a free bike 

23 Sep 17

2,000 of the orange Big Birmingham Bikes are up for grabs – here’s how to apply…


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This is Birmingham City Council’s response after Uber is axed in London 

22 Sep 17

Transport for London says Uber is not fit and proper to operate there – this is what Birmingham says about the firm…


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New Street set for extra armed cops in big anti-terror recruitment drive 

22 Sep 17

Recruitment drive launched by British Transport Police…


Business
Capita staff in Birmingham to strike for six days in pensions row 

22 Sep 17

Trade union claims some workers will be left up to 70 per cent worse off in retirement following changes to company pension scheme…


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Vélo Birmingham will be one of region’s ‘most exciting sports developments’ 

22 Sep 17

Countdown is now on for thousands of cyclists and teams taking on Business 100 challenge this weekend…


Business
Bruton Knowles hosts drinks party 

22 Sep 17

There was a fantastic turnout for Bruton Knowles’ Birmingham office Summer Drinks Party…


Business
Birmingham Mail and Sunday Mercury nominated for newspaper of the year 

21 Sep 17

Bumper shortlisting for Birmingham titles with staff, campaigns and stories featuring in ten different categories at 2017 Midlands Media Awards…


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Comment: Will the Green Man go the same way as the Digbeth Dragon? 

21 Sep 17

Bennie Gray, the founder and former owner of the Custard Factory in Digbeth, ponders the fate of a imposing piece of art…


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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson on leadership rule changes, Brexit, Channel 4, bin strikes and the best videogame ever 

21 Sep 17

As Labour prepares for its annual conference, Deputy Leader Tom Watson explains why the party must prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister…


Business
HMRC to bring thousands of tax staff to Birmingham development 

21 Sep 17

Government confirms location of its planned new regional tax hub which will consolidate its West Midlands offices into one site…


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London Midland swaps rail for road with Vélo Birmingham challenge 

21 Sep 17

A team of 61 staff from the train operating company will be hitting the West Midlands’ roads on Sunday to tackle the 100-mile cycling event…


News
Three way battle for council leadership 

21 Sep 17

Labour councillors will choose the successor to John Clancy on September 28…


Business
Private equity focus in Birmingham Post supplement 

21 Sep 17

LDC leads special pullout on thriving sector which is helping businesses grow…


News
Heritage tourism adds £1.5bn to West Midlands economy 

21 Sep 17

New report by Historic England highlights financial impact of sector on region…


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Former Birmingham Council leader Mike Whitby claimed £20,526 from House of Lords but didn’t speak once 

21 Sep 17

Birmingham peer Lord Whitby received 20,526 from the House of Lords over the course of a year but didn’t actually speak in any debates during that period.


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The Conservative Party needs winners and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is one of them 

20 Sep 17

He’s already helped them win in the West Midlands but could Andy Street do even more for the Conservative Party…


Business
Chamber’s new business awards shortlist unveiled 

20 Sep 17

The best Solihull companies and individuals will be recognised at a ceremony next month…


News
Mayor’s Movers tackle Great Birmingham Run for Cure Leukaemia 

20 Sep 17

Team of 15 from West Midlands Combined Authority will be pounding the city’s streets next month to support 1m cancer appeal…


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Birmingham’s bin strike suspended after dustmen win legal battle 

20 Sep 17

Injunction granted blocking proposed 106 redundancies ahead of full court hearing in November…


Business
£4m investment supports new Birmingham IT training centre 

20 Sep 17

Sparta Global secures capital injection which will create 100 new jobs across two sites…


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City council watchdog panel demands urgent senior appointments 

20 Sep 17

Government-appointed improvement panel calls for immediate action following recent resignation of leader John Clancy…


Business
New jobs created by logistics firm’s move 

20 Sep 17

BCA is expanding its team in the West Midlands with relocation to Birmingham Business Park…


Business
Construction group appoints first female director 

20 Sep 17

Shaylor Group promotes daughter of company founder to business development director…


Business
Colmore Business District team cycling for Sifa Fireside 

19 Sep 17

Quintet of workers from Birmingham business quarter are hitting the roads on Sunday to raise cash for homelessness charity…


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‘A medieval stench fills the streets’: how the rest of the world sees bin strike Birmingham 

19 Sep 17

The bin strike means people see Birmingham as a place where black bags are piled high and pavements are covered with rubbish…


Business
Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham 

19 Sep 17

Tom Charman founded an app which aims to make it easier to get to know cities…


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House of Commons lost messages sent by constituents to MP, following cyber-attack on Parliament 

19 Sep 17

Midland MP Michael Fabricant says messages sent to him have vanished as an unintended side-effect of new security measures…


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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces plan to end Britain’s housing crisis and find out what’s gone wrong with social housing 

19 Sep 17

Midland MP and Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid tells Birmingham event he wants a ‘nationwide conversation’ about lack of housing and what to do about it…


Business
Pay deal for Cadbury workers in Bournville 

19 Sep 17

Trade union members agree deal which it says will counter inflation…


News
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable reveals plan to stop Brexit and keep the UK in the European Union 

18 Sep 17

In his big speech to the Lib Dem conference, Vince Cable will say: ‘We believe the public have a right to change their mind’ about Brexit…


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Former MP John Hemming predicts Liberal Democrats will bounce back when voters reject Brexit 

18 Sep 17

Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming lost his seat in 2015 but believes his party will start winning again…


News
Anger as travellers descend on popular West Midlands beauty spot 

18 Sep 17

The group of up to 50 caravans are in Barr Beacon…


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How the bravery of British Army Sikh soldiers in the Battle of Saragarhi matters today 

18 Sep 17

A Birmingham filmmaker has produced a documentary about a battle where 21 Sikh soldiers fought to the last against 10,000 enemies…


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New build ‘nightmare’ for couple after home has 150 problems in TWO years 

18 Sep 17

The couple, who live in Staffordshire having moved from Hertfordshire in December 2015, moved into the property because of its quiet location…


Business
Sainsbury’s to fine drivers who illegally park on-site £70 

18 Sep 17

It is understood four number plate recognition cameras will be erected at the retailer in a bid to tackle the problem…


News
Experts look to preserve Brum’s rare prefab houses 

18 Sep 17

Built in 1945, they were only expected to last for a decade…


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Council bombarded with 11,000 bin complaints a week 

18 Sep 17

More than 120,000 complaints have been lodged since strike began…


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Calls for older graduates to retrospectively pay for cost of degree 

18 Sep 17

Study calls for the introduction of a new all-age graduate tax which is paid by everyone who has a degree, regardless of when they studied…


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Bin strike rally: Council chief executive should ‘sling her hook’ says union boss Len McCluskey 

17 Sep 17

Crowd shows support for Birmingham’s striking binmen as union issues defiant message to council bosses…


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Revealed: How MI5 mole ‘sabotaged’ National Front in the West Midlands 

17 Sep 17

Andy Carmichael was recruited at a garden party held in Cannock to honour Baroness Thatcher in 1991…


Business
Launch of city Culture Card by Brumpic 

16 Sep 17

Guests came to Reuben Colley Fine Arts to celebrate the launch of the Culture Card by Brumpic.


News
Why city’s MPs have changed their tune on the bin strike 

15 Sep 17

Labour MPs issue statement backing new council leader and calling for positive talks with the unions…


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Social care redundancies will leave service on brink of collapse warns union 

15 Sep 17

4 million cuts to city’s home care service include 150 care workers jobs…


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The pound just hit a one-year high – and this is the reason why 

15 Sep 17

The pound was up 1.4% versus the greenback at 1.33, and 1.5% higher against the euro at 1.12…


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‘Out of touch’ Jacob Rees-Mogg blasted for foodbanks comments 

15 Sep 17

The backbencher was challenged during an interview on LBC over the growth in foodbanks under the Conservative Government…


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Why Brummies are wasting their time recycling cans and paper during the bin strike 

15 Sep 17

City Council estimates it has lost thousands by scrapping paper and card recycling through ongoing binmen’s strike…


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Giant Hagley Road development takes major step forward 

15 Sep 17

Planning permission granted for major new public square and event space alongside offices and flats…


Business
Development consultancy to open Birmingham office 

15 Sep 17

New base in Colmore Business District will bring portfolio of UK offices up to 11…


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Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep 17

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders…


Business
Engineering group chief executive to retire 

14 Sep 17

GKN head will step down at the end of the year after 16 years on the Worcestershire group’s board…