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Farewell to Ed Doolan – the Aussie-born Brummie who WAS local radio 

16 Jan 18

Broadcasting legend told it like it was for more than 40 years…


Business
Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan 18

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group’s collapse…


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Developer found for 44-acre Black Country site 

16 Jan 18

The long awaited Phoenix 10 development in Walsall is set to create hundreds of jobs…


Business
Rescue deal for recruitment firm saves Birmingham jobs 

16 Jan 18

Nova Recruitment had traded successfully for nearly 40 years but had suffered unsustainable pressure on its finances in recent months…


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Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan 18

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation…


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Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan 18

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it’s time we took back control…


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What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan 18

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector…


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Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan 18

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant…


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Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan 18

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned…


Business
This is what the collapse of Carillion means for Paradise 

15 Jan 18

Development team remains bullish over future prospects of 700m city centre redevelopment…


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Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan 18

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service…


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British construction giant Carillion COLLAPSES after talks failure 

15 Jan 18

Carillion is a key supplier to the Government and has contracts in the rail industry, education and NHS…


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Jaguar Land Rover to open software engineering centre 

15 Jan 18

New hub will be base for RD activity into new electric and driverless technologies…


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£6,500 donation to help the homeless and other charities 

15 Jan 18

City charity LoveBrum has been given one of its biggest donations in its almost three-year history by the Birmingham Publicity Association this month.


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Lenders reject Carillion rescue plan ahead of crunch meeting 

12 Jan 18

Government, pension authorities and stakeholders are meeting in an attempt to thrash out a rescue package after lenders dismiss proposed rescue package…


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GKN shouldn’t be splitting up ‘brilliant’ company 

12 Jan 18

Professor David Bailey examines the possible ramifications of Melrose’s surprise bid to take over Worcestershire engineering giant GKN…


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Landmark building to be bulldozed in Walsall town centre 

12 Jan 18

Demolition of the former police station on Green Lane could begin as soon as next month…


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GKN rejects ‘unsolicited’ £7bn takeover offer 

12 Jan 18

Engineering group says Melrose’s offer is entirely opportunistic and the terms fundamentally undervalued the company…


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New exec partner at law firm 

12 Jan 18

Birmingham office of DWF appoints Jon Stevens to lead the practice’s business objectives and community work…


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First deal for payments company Glide 

12 Jan 18

Birmingham-based firm is targeting new markets in the capital with its first acquisition since forming 11 years ago…


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This is how long the waiting time is at these West Midlands A&Es 

11 Jan 18

Heart of England reported its worst AE performance in more than two years last month…


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Heart of England Hospitals record WORST A&E performance on record 

11 Jan 18

The trust which runs Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital saw nearly a quarter of patients wait more than four hours to be seen…


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Comment: Welcome to zone 5 Channel 4 

11 Jan 18

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight outlines the compelling case for broadcaster to relocate from London to Birmingham…


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Ex-Sandwell Council boss Mahboob Hussain ‘breached’ code of conduct trying to QUASH parking tickets for his family 

11 Jan 18

He has ‘strongly refuted’ the claims…


Business
Birmingham wins right to host transatlantic conference 

11 Jan 18

Major coup for business as region looks to strike deals for a post-Brexit future…


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Peaky Blinders founder: Why Channel 4 MUST come to Birmingham 

10 Jan 18

The West Midlands has made an all-out bid to host the broadcaster after the Government said it wants Channel 4 to leave its Westminster home…


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Up to £85m in new funding to develop automotive technology 

10 Jan 18

Government agrees sector deal with industry aimed at establishing the UK as a world leader in automotive technology…


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How spending on adult social care has gone down – despite council tax hikes 

10 Jan 18

New analysis shows that Walsall and Solihull councils are in a national top 20 of councils that have seen spending on adult care fall…


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The West Midlands has a LOT of MPs in Theresa May’s government after her reshuffle 

10 Jan 18

The Prime Minister’s reshuffle didn’t go smoothly but there was good news for a lot of West Midlands MPs…


Business
Land Rover to restore ‘missing’ original 4X4 

10 Jan 18

Project will see one of three pre-production vehicles last used on the road in the 1960s restored to former glory for 70th anniversary celebrations…


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Mayor Andy Street steps up campaign to bring Channel 4 to the West Midlands 

10 Jan 18

The West Midlands is still pushing for full relocation of Channel 4 as the Government prepares to announce its decision, despite opposition from the broadcaster’s bosses…


Business
Tough trading conditions fail to put brakes on Jaguar Land Rover 

9 Jan 18

Luxury car manufacturer sees UK sales dip slightly but globally the company’s prospects continue to rise…


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Birmingham City finances: A ‘critical’ dependence on Trillion Trophy Asia and the other revelations in Blues’ accounts 

9 Jan 18

Leading firm provides sobering analysis of BCFC accounts…


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Midland MP Philip Dunne loses Health Minister job after claiming overcrowded hospitals could offer patients seats 

9 Jan 18

Philip Dunne said hospitals that ran out of beds had seats available for patients instead…


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Symphony Hall to undergo £12m revamp 

9 Jan 18

Architects appointed to lead major revamp of foyer area in one of Birmingham’s most famous live events venues…


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A hidden bar is being created inside this city centre pub 

9 Jan 18

Lost and Found will bring a new element to the pub on Bennetts Hill Birmingham…


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Charity secures £250,000 of new Lottery funding 

9 Jan 18

New capital will enable LoveBrum to hire two new staff and continue supporting community projects across the city…


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These are the reasons why Birmingham is the answer for Channel 4 

9 Jan 18

Our agenda editor gives his view why the edgy broadcaster could find a good home in the West Midlands…


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Hundreds of Birmingham and Black Country patients forced to wait in ambulances outside overcrowded hospitals 

9 Jan 18

Hundreds of Birmingham and Black Country patients had to wait outside hospitals in ambulances because there was no room for them inside…


Business
New £12m private care home to open in Birmingham 

9 Jan 18

Bupa has created 80 new jobs at healthcare facility in Edgbaston which will have 62 bedrooms…


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Designs unveiled for memorial to Tunisia terrorism victims 

9 Jan 18

Plans have been lodged with Birmingham City Council to build a moment to the victims of two terrorist attacks in 2015…


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MP Preet Gill condemns plans to ask Muslim schoolgirls why they wear headscarves 

8 Jan 18

Birmingham MP says plans for school inspectors to quiz Muslim primary school pupils have caused outrage in the city…


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Most people in the West Midlands don’t know the name of regional mayor Andy Street 

8 Jan 18

He was supposed to be a high-profile leaders that voters could hold accountable, but our exclusive survey reveals West Midlands mayor Andy Street is failing to make his mark…


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MP Jess Phillips threatens to pay ‘half licence fee’ in BBC Carrie Gracie pay row 

8 Jan 18

China Editor quits over women earning less than men…


Business
Quirky cafe bar Paramo Lounge is opening in Solihull 

8 Jan 18

Paramo Lounge is opening in High Street…


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New plans for multimillion-pound rail innovation hub 

8 Jan 18

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council is working with Warwick Manufacturing Group to develop a new hub to revolutionise very light rail technology…


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The key developments which will change Birmingham’s skyline 

6 Jan 18

Here is a handy guide to some of the regeneration and development projects which have landed on our radar during 2017…


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Aston Martin record best sales for nine years 

5 Jan 18

Luxury car manufacturers shifts more than 5,100 vehicles during 2017…


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Aston Villa named among world’s most financially powerful clubs 

5 Jan 18

Villa are one of only two West Midlands clubs to be placed in inaugural Soccerex Football Finance 100 report which assesses financial power across five metrics…


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Car market to be stuck in the slow lane in 2018? 

5 Jan 18

Professor David Bailey examines what impact the latest car registration figures will have on the automotive manufacturing sector…





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