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Major Mere Green work months away after £6.4m sale

Shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, which are set to be redeveloped

The £6.4 million sale of a redevelopment scheme will allow work to start in July, with the likes of Marks & Spencer and Boots already signed up as tenants

How Midland Metro progress still falls short of our Edwardian ancestors

The first electric powered tram in Erdington in 1907.
A total of 843 trams were operating at any one time between 1904-53, as taken from historian Eric Armstrong’s work Seeing Birmingham By Tram

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

Housing market
Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review

General election: Attack mode as big guns scrap over Midland votes

Prime Minister David Cameron
The final days of the election campaign get down and dirty as parties take aim at each other with 'secret plans' and 'who can you trust?'

Newly discovered cousin of T. rex 'was vegetarian'

Birmingham scientists have discovered an ancient cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex - and it was a vegetarian.
The first electric powered tram in Erdington in 1907.

How Midland Metro progress still falls short of our Edwardian ancestors

A total of 843 trams were operating at any one time between 1904-53, as taken from historian Eric Armstrong’s work Seeing Birmingham By Tram

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review
Housing market

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review
Jabbar Khan owner of Lasan off St Paul's Square in Birmingham.

£8m restaurant chain that grew 'from naivety and ignorance'

Lasan Group has transformed itself from a small restaurant in the back streets of Birmingham into an £8 million business

Legislation could pave the way for Super Prix return

super prix
In what has been hailed as a huge boost to British motor sport, the Deregulation Bill - which enables motor racing events to take place in towns and cities on mainland Britain - has achieved Royal Assent

Days to go until Great Birmingham 10k

Map of the 2015 Great Birmingham 10k Run course
Take a look at our handy guide to help you avoid the road problems and map the route of this inaugural 10k event in the Great Run series
Kevin Little, Alex McLean, Juliet Hayes, Laurence Whittle, Vaidas Viktaravicius, all Campanile Hotels.

Campanile Hotel Birmingham showcases its facilities and food

Campanile Hotel Birmingham invited local companies, suppliers and hotel booking agents to its first business to business expo.

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.
The success of two of Coventry's largest employers has been underlined to an audience of business leaders.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur at Innovation Birmingham event

Dr David Hardman, Charlotte Crossley and Brian Donnelly.
Innovation Birmingham held a keynote event with entrepreneur Brian Donnelly.
Jabbar Khan owner of Lasan off St Paul's Square in Birmingham.

£8m restaurant chain that grew 'from naivety and ignorance'

Lasan Group has transformed itself from a small restaurant in the back streets of Birmingham into an £8 million business

Many mid-market bosses in Birmingham looking to sell-up

Nearly a third of mid-market firms in Birmingham want to sell up, according to new research.

Black Country workers axed as Carcraft closes amid £8m losses

Carcraft in Wednesbury where around 60 staff are being made redundant
Used car chain founded more than six decades ago has suddenly closed leaving 500 staff out of work nationally

Aston Martin to realise DBX concept with £200m funding round

Aston Martin has secured £200m in funding to support development of new cars including the DBX
Luxury sports car manufacturer secures support from major shareholders to drive forward new car development

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Victorian detached home in Park Hill, Moseley.

Kitchen extension a real bonus in Victorian home

The first electric powered tram in Erdington in 1907.

How Midland Metro progress still falls short of our Edwardian ancestors

Shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, which are set to be redeveloped

Major Mere Green work months away after £6.4m sale

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