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Nicky Morgan visiting the University of Birmingham School, in Selly Oak

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says hoax bomb calls 'have to be taken seriously'

Education Secretary fears impact on pupils after series of hoax bomb threats

From left: Charles Higgins, Tony Carter and Russell Hartill, from Worcester Presses

Turnover boost for Worcester Presses

Black Country manufacturer enjoys record year in which it penetrated US market for first time

From left: Lorna Freeman, Mike Pugh, Dawn Owen and Tim Freeman from BodyKraft

BodyKraft to launch new £250k repair centre

Black Country vehicle maintenance firm is expanding on the Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford

Keith Bryan is the new chief executive of Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Former Tarmac boss to head Black Country Chamber

Keith Bryan joins business body as chief executive after rising through the ranks to spearhead Tarmac

Constantine Folkes

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.32= - Constantine Folkes

Constantine Folkes’ Folkes Holdings operates across the UK and South Africa, with a mixed commercial property portfolio worth more than £100 million

Post Rich List 2016

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: Global slowdown takes its toll on manufacturing

Slowdowns in the previously buoyant economies of China, India and Brazil, Russian sanctions and sluggish economies in Europe have taken their toll on manufacturers

Midland trains could have seats and toilets removed to ease overcrowding

Trains across Birmingham and the West Midlands could have seats and toilets removed – to reduce overcrowding

137 jobs saved after rescue deal for collapsed Laidlaw

Intrinsic Equity buys out two Black Country companies from the interior furnishing group as administrators continue battle to save troubled company

Andrew Preston, industrial property manager with London & Cambridge Properties

JJX Logistics finds new home on Black Country estate

Haulage and courier group takes warehouse unit on the Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford as part of expansion plans

The launch of the mental health triage scheme in January 2014

Triage scheme for mentally ill saves taxpayers £1.1m

A mental health triage scheme has been praised for saving the taxpayer £1.1 million and halving the number of people detained by police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

Plans for rail lines, cycleways and Metro extensions agreed by chiefs

Movement for Growth sets out plans to extending the Metro, a wider Sprint bus network and train lines in Castle Bromwich, Moseley and Kings Heath

Construction and technology college to close in savings drive

Birmingham Metropolitan College is closing its college in Brierley Hill when its lease expires

David Evans, Managing Partner; Angela Underhill, Walsall Mayor Councillor; John Underhill.

History celebrated as law firm Enoch Evans marks launch of its new office

The grand opening of Enoch Evans' new offices in Walsall was in the presence of the Mayor, Councillor Angela Underhill, and was a bit of a back-to-the-future moment

Maintenance engineers replace the sign at the new Liberty Plant in Oldbury after its takeover of Caparo Tubular Solutions last month

More than 600 Caparo jobs saved in fourth rescue deal

Gupta family completes second buyout with administrators to acquire ten group companies following on from earlier acquisition last month

Call for Birmingham Airport expansion after London development plans hit by delay

Businesses want more focus on regional airports after a delay in the decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick

A bee

Catch the Birmingham Buzz

Birmingham is one of eight cities where landscapes will be improved by planting wildflowers to attract and support bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other important insects.

More than 300 jobs saved in latest Caparo rescue

Administrators have struck a deal to sell Caparo Tubular Solutions to the Gupta family whose interests include Simec and Liberty House commodities firms

Poverty has been blamed on the rise of diseases common in Victorian times

Birmingham is a hot-spot for diseases once common in Victorian times

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New fears as whooping cough, gout and malnutrition all on rise across Birmingham

Staff from the Black Country Living Museum collecting the Large Business of the Year award at the 2015 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards

Black Country Living Museum and Sandwell Women’s Aid recognised at chamber awards

More than 400 people attended the event at Wolverhampton Racecourse on November 19

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

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