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Marston's acquires Lancaster Bomber owner

Black Country brewery buys beer division of Thwaites to boost its real ale operations and presence in the North West

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

West Midlands 'must get act together' if it is to convince Chancellor George Osborne to afford it more powers

Budget 2015: 'West Midlands must get act together' say business leaders

More devolution must come our way after Chancellor announces new backing for 'Northern Powerhouse'

DTZ has been appointed to find a developer for the former IMI James Bridge Copper Works site at Darlaston

DTZ joins hunt for Phoenix 10 developer

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Property consultancy appointed by HCA and Walsall Council to help bring about long-planned regeneration of former industrial site

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Transport Secretary says Midlands needs joint strategy on transport

Patrick McLoughlin has called on the region to formulate ambitious plans to improve and revitalise the region's transport network

The Cadbury Barn in Manor Farm Park, Northfield

Residents asked how 120-year-old Cadbury Barn in Northfield could be used again

Barn in Manor Farm Park in Northfield was once used by the Friends Ambulance Unit as a base to train recruits heading to the front line to care for injured soldiers

Young people on the BBC Make it Digital Traineeship pilot programme in Birmingham

Birmingham chosen to pilot BBC Make it Digital Traineeship programme

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The BBC Make it Digital Traineeship programme is a partnership between the broadcaster, the Department for Work and the Pensions and Skills Funding Agency, supported by a range of other organisations

Dan Bytheway, Reg Bytheway and Dave Bytheway

Bytheway & Co invests in new headquarters

Bytheway & Co, which was set up in a small home garage by current director Reg Bytheway, has invested to transform a derelict building in Sedgley into its new home

Richard Burden

New rules to trace owners if pets killed on the road

Ministers agreed to ensure officials such as Highways Agency staff trace owners of dogs or, where possible, cats if they are killed in collisions with vehicles.

Coun David Jamieson is urging the region to create a combined authority as soon as possible

West Midlands Police chief joins calls for combined regional authority

David Jamieson, the only person elected to a West Midland role at the moment, is urging the region to get on with creating a combined authority to avoid losing the chance of receiving devolved powers from London

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore says the authority could be at the vanguard of change

City council could be 'at vanguard' of 21st century change

Leader Sir Albert Bore has argued the focus on dealing with city's shortcomings has given local authority the push to implement changes

Adrian Bailey

Business support is 'too complex' for firms to access

With more than 600 schemes designed to support business, firms struggle with the range of different organisations and measures

Birmingham Wholesale Markets in Pershore Street, Digbeth

Wholesale Markets and Icknield Port Loop on show at MIPIM 2015

Greater Birmingham’s schedule will comprise 11 events and 25 speakers across the four-day property exhibition

Pictures: Birmingham canals blighted by rubbish, syringes and oil slicks

Post reader James Leyshon's photos show scenes which would likely put off visitors

Paula James, from London & Cambridge Properties, with Map Concrete Pumping director Mark Phillips on the newly built Progress Point business park in Kingswinford

Progress Point welcomes first tenant

New Black Country business park signs up Map Concrete Pumping following £1.5m build programme

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

'We won't overlook Midlands in favour of North'

A £5.2 billion plan to boost the region's economy over five years has been unveiled by the Government as it defends itself from accusations of Northern bias. Post Head of Business Graeme Brown assesses the response

New chairman Simon Hake (back row, 3rd from right), with the Greater Birmingham and Black Country Business Board of charity NSPCC

New chairman for NSPCC's business board

Birmingham businessman Simon Hake will lead charity's board as it launches a new fundraising ball aiming to generate a six-figure sum to support its work in the city and Black Country

Internet is no way to train police - MPs

Commons condemns College of Policing's online methods saying officers need more face-to-face training to improve community skills

Bernard Shepherd

Bernard Shepherd to become president of West Midland Association of Law Societies for second time

Mr Shepherd, a consultant at Black Country law firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary, is to become president of the West Midland Association of Law Societies for the next two years

Bilston Town FC's ground which is being auctioned off later this month

Bilston Town FC's ground up for auction

Home of Black Country football club has a guide price of £120,000 and is one of 131 lots at the auction to be run by CPBigwood

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