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Bimlendra Jha is the new chief executive of Tata Steel UK

Tata Steel ramps up efforts to sell Black Country factories

New chief executive to run UK arm of steel group while Standard Chartered bank will expand international reach of potential suitors

Markova's tutu which was sold at auction

Ballet legend Markova's tutu sold

Garment worn by Dame Alicia Markova in Swan Lake far outstrips expectations at Black Country auction

From left: Chris Sadler, managing director of Sadler's Ales, Paul Keeling, international trade adviser with UKTI West Midlands and Ian King, sales director of Sadler's Ales

Black Country brewery serves up export deal

Sadler's Ales signs agreement to supply bars across Finland with two of its craft beer brands

Tata Steel will begin selling its plants next week - including two in the Black Country

Tata Steel to begin sell off next week

Steel giant which owns two plants in the Black Country confirms launch of process to pull out of its UK operations

Tim Wooldridge, Managing Director of IM Properties

Birmingham Post Power 250: Construction

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of construction

Lord Bamford

Birmingham Post Power 250: Manufacturing

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of manufacturing

David Fennell, chief executive of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Birmingham Post Power 250: Legal

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The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the legal sector

Jean Templeton

Birmingham Post Power 250: Third Sector

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the third sector

Phil Riley, founder of commercial radio group Orion Media

Birmingham Post Power 250: Media

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of media

Birmingham City Council's new chief executive Mark Rogers

Birmingham Post Power 250: Public Sector

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the Public Sector

Neil Edginton at the School Yard development in Harborne

Birmingham Post Power 250: Property

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of property

Walsall's Waterfront scheme is set to welcome four more restaurant units

New restaurants coming to Walsall Waterfront project

Latest plans will see four new venues built at regeneration scheme which will finally complete 17-acre development

Tata Steel sell off could impact 1,000 Black Country jobs

Uncertain future for plants as Jaguar Land Rover owner says it wants to exit the UK steel market and launches bid to offload factories here

Bond Wolfe's managing director James Mattin

Little Dessert Shop to open new venue

Third site for dessert and ice cream outlet as deal agreed for former Pizza Hut site in West Bromwich

Black Country Tata Steel plants under threat

Manufacturing giant announces plans to exit UK operations after it was hit by cheap imports and high production costs

Black Country firms lay into Chancellor for Budget Midlands Engine snub

Keith Bryan, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, joined colleagues in Birmingham in expressing “deep frustration” at the lack of investment in this region

University of Wolverhampton students unveil new Formula 3 car

Institute is only university to be running a Formula 3 car in this year's championships

ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) Honda's humanoid robot, walks with a tray of beverages as it makes its UK debut at the WIRED Conference in London

Robots will kill off 11m UK jobs, warns Tom Watson

Up to 11 million British jobs will be lost to robots, Labour MP Tom Watson has warned

West Midlands Police could lose out on funding to rural forces

Funding for West Midlands Police could be cut as part of the Government’s plan to change the way cash for forces is shared out across the country

Benefits freeze could hit 100,000 families in Birmingham

Charity the Children’s Society said it would lead to more children living in poverty, as family incomes fail to keep up with rising costs

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