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Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

Michael Kors opens in the Bullring

Bullring shopping centre
Luxury clothing and accessory brand launches first standalone unit in the Midlands

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

How Birmingham Sprint may look
The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent

Severn Trent new CEO
New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period
Bullring shopping centre

Michael Kors opens in the Bullring

Luxury clothing and accessory brand launches first standalone unit in the Midlands

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand
Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital
Joanna Reid, executive director of Coventry's Belgrade Theatre

Arts organisations critical to the prosperity of the city

As the Belgrade Theatre prepares to stage its latest home-produced drama, executive director Joanna Reid writes about Arts Council funding and tough times ahead

Nazis loathed jazz but they knew how to harness its power

Bradley Clarkson, Jonny Bower, Miranda Wilford, Chris Andrew Mellon and Calum Coates in Propaganda Swing, which is coming to Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
The glitz and glamour of the Berlin jazz scene in the 1930s is brought to life in a wartime drama produced by Coventry's Belgrade Theatre. Catherine Vonledebur reports.

Fascinating tales from the Home Front being told in real time over four years

Actors Claire-Louise Cordwell (Alice), Alun Raglan (Ivor) and Ben Crowe (Bill) record an episode of Home Front at the Mailbox.
A major radio drama about the First World War is being made in Birmingham. Roz Laws sat in on a recording.
John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Birmingham consulting engineers Stewart & Harris celebrate becoming part of national firm Patrick Parsons.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.
​Brooke Smith Planning celebrated 20 years in business at its annual Summer Garden Party at The Cloisters in Edgbaston.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.
BDO spoke to 50 UK housebuilders across the country to canvass views on the key challenges facing the industry and how to overcome these.
Family law solicitor Sue Brookes from Mills & Reeve, who has qualified as a mediator

New mediator boosts Mills & Reeve's family law team

Ms Brookes, who has worked at the firm for six years, advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Severn Trent new CEO

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent

New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

Poundland
Darren Shapland to step up after six months on the board as Black Country waves farewell to Andrew Higginson

Videos & Photos

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

Period property in Chantry Road, Moseley.

Home of the day: £625k period property in Chantry Road, Moseley

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