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Official launch of the campaign to form a Halesowen BID

Black Country town launches BID campaign

Three-month campaign kicks off to form a new business improvement district which is pledging to invest £120,000 in new initiatives

Andy Coulthurst, chief executive of The Trade Centre Wales

Black Country car supermarket to open

Trade Centre UK makes its first foray into England by launching new car supermarket in the Wednesbury

2 Sisters staff protesting in Birmingham last month

Hundreds of jobs under threat as 2 Sisters Food Group plans factory closure

Group is now consulting with staff at 'ageing' poultry processing plant in the Black Country

Lidl's new distribution hub has opened

Lidl opens massive new distribution centre

Supermarket group unveils new warehouse in Wednesbury which will supply its supermarkets across the region

Tag Heuer will open a store at the Merry Hill centre

Luxury watch brand to open at Merry Hill

Black Country shopping centre is chosen destination for group to launch its first store in the West Midlands

MIPIM 2017: How the Midlands sent a powerful message to global investors about its exciting future

Nearly 3,000 international delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during global real estate show MIPIM 2017

PHS has opened its new recycling plant in West Bromwich

This new Black Country factory turns sanitary towels into fuel

Patented process is aiming to prevent millions of hygiene products such as tampons and nappies ending up in landfill where they take up to 500 years to decompose

10,000 jobs to be created at Peddimore industrial site

The city's next major development site to be marketed at MIPIM property conference in Cannes this week

UK Central Solihull

MIPIM 2017: How the UK Central Hub in Solihull contributes £5.1 billion to UK GDP

Huw Lewis, Managing Director of UK Central Urban Growth Company, is attending MIPIM to showcase the very best of the UK Central Hub to thousands of potential investors from across the world

MIPIM 2017: How HS2 is helping Birmingham Airport expansion

Paul Kehoe , chief executive of Birmingham Airport, explains why he and his team are supporting Greater Birmingham’s presence with Midlands UK at MIPIM

A housing shortage could see homes built on the green belt

Can we provide places for both people and wildlife to live in the next few years?

Space needs to be found in and around Birmingham and the Black Country for tens of thousands of new houses over the next few years.

National Express reduces bus fares in Black Country but not Birmingham

Operator says bus travel patterns are different in different parts of the West Midlands

Black Country jobs saved with £100m rescue deal

Tata Steel sells speciality steels division after launching hunt to find a buyer almost a year ago

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2017: No.8 - Lord Paul of Marylebone and family

Caparo Group founder Lord Paul remains in the Rich List top 10, despite the family's fortunes dropping from £1.2 billion to £800 million

Arcadian, in China Town, Birmingham

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Property developer Caspar MacDonald Hall, chair of London & Cambridge which owns The Arcadian, has jumped up two places in the Rich List from 2016

Roy Richardson

Rich List 2017: No.14 - Roy Richardson and family

Owners of Merry Hill Shopping Centre have seen their fortune remain constant at £480 million despite dropping three places in the Rich List

Constantine Folkes

Rich List 2017: No.=37 - Constantine Folkes and family

Ower of Folkes Holdings has seen his fortune remain constant at £125 million while dropping five places on the Rich List

Robert Plant on stage at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Rich List 2017: No.=41 - Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin star has seen his wealth increase by £5 million while his Rich List ranking has gone up by three places

Tony Deep Wouhra MBE

Rich List 2017: No.49 - Tony Deep Wouhra and family

East End Foods bosses' fortune has increased by £4 million while their Rich List ranking has dropped two places

Sunshine in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston

Natural environment essential to achieving 2020 Vision for Birmingham

Local conservationists are calling on everyone in the region to pledge to protect and improve Birmingham's natural environment.

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