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Avingtrans to close Black Country base

Aerospace, energy and medical products manufacturing group says steep rise in oil price and delayed projects has brought about decision

West Midlands 'needs Transport for London' style regulator

Midland Metro is set to run along Broad Street and beyond but council chiefs claim public transport here is a shambles
City council watchdog brands Birmingham's public transport a "shambles" as recently unveiled 20-year vision comes under microscope

Black Country chamber names Voestalpine Metsec business of the year

Black Country Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Business of the Year Voestalpine Metsec with category sponsor University of Wolverhampton
Oldbury manufacturer was one of seven winners at the annual awards which recognised customer service and international trade among other categories

Canal & River Trust plans £20m canalside Wharfdale Park

CGI of the £20m Wharfdale Park industrial development in Tyseley
Industrial estate along Grand Union Canal will feature warehouses of up to 150,000 sq ft on site in Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District

London & Cambridge welcomes SMEs to Pensnett Estate

Paula James, sales negotiator at London & Cambridge Properties
Trio of small businesses take space at industrial park normally used by large-scale operations

Ventriloquist-comedian Paul Zerdin lined up for Press Club's Christmas Lunch

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and his puppets
Barclays is sponsoring the 2014 event with proceeds being donated to Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Northfield

Avingtrans to close Black Country base

Aerospace, energy and medical products manufacturing group says steep rise in oil price and delayed projects has brought about decision

West Midlands 'needs Transport for London' style regulator

Midland Metro is set to run along Broad Street and beyond but council chiefs claim public transport here is a shambles
City council watchdog brands Birmingham's public transport a "shambles" as recently unveiled 20-year vision comes under microscope
Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

Project will see more than 100 individually designed owl statues appear throughout Birmingham during next summer to help showcase the wide cultural appeal of the city

West Midlands 'needs Transport for London' style regulator

Midland Metro is set to run along Broad Street and beyond but council chiefs claim public transport here is a shambles
City council watchdog brands Birmingham's public transport a "shambles" as recently unveiled 20-year vision comes under microscope

Review: Cole Porter in Hollywood by The John Wilson Orchestra at Symphony Hall

John Wilson provided plenty of gems in this evening of Cole Porter music

Review: William Tell by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

Welsh National Opera's regular David Kempster brought heroic tone and an affecting decency to the title role in this production

Review: Moses in Egypt by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

Barry Banks (Aronne) and Miklós Sebestyén (Mosè) in the Welsh National Opera production of Moses in Egypt
Richard Bratby finds plenty of striking moments in Welsh National Opera's production of Rossini's Moses in Egypt
Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

Project will see more than 100 individually designed owl statues appear throughout Birmingham during next summer to help showcase the wide cultural appeal of the city

Five Midland businesses explored new trade avenues in Istanbul

Selim Ozturk and Emine Ahmetoglu, Turkish Airlines, Nigel Waldron, Power Minerals Ltd, Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post, Stephen Hynes, Ultraseal International, Thomas West, Bareface Media, Craig Cooksley, Chairman, Birmingham Post Growth Fund and Kenneth Alfred, Ash UK Power Reserve Ltd.
The Birmingham Post linked up with Turkish Airlines to take five of the region’s businesses to Istanbul to explore new trade avenues.

Property professionals race to secure space at Birmingham's Eleven Brindleyplace

Jodi Larkin, William Sherlock, CBRE; Kelvin Craddock, Jones Lang LaSalle; Ed Purcell, Cushman & Wakefield; Dominique Roberts.
Property professionals from across the West Midlands moved into top gear when they joined the race to secure space at Birmingham's Eleven Brindleyplace.
Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

Project will see more than 100 individually designed owl statues appear throughout Birmingham during next summer to help showcase the wide cultural appeal of the city

Peter Matthews, Arthur J Gallagher's regional managing director for the Midlands

Oval Group to become part of Arthur J Gallagher brand following acquisition

The combined business has created one of the UK’s top three commercial retail insurance brokers

RMP Products targets new markets with £490k funding deal

From left: Leo Arnold, office and quality at RMP Products; Ray Arnold, director at RMP Products; Mark Meakin, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Paul Dyche, director at RMP Products; Lauro Rodi, regional manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance; and Mark Edwards, director at RMP Products
Black Country manufacturer established 22 years ago now looking at new markets and job  creation after purchasing two machines for factory

Ofcom awards ex-ATV presenter Mike Prince city's local TV licence

New venture called Kaleidoscope TV has until next March to begin broadcasting following the collapse of City TV in August

Videos & Photos

Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

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