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Richard Burden

People are turning against Israel, Midland MP claims

A historic vote to recognise Palestine was welcomed by MPs who have campaigned for many years to support Palestine, such as Birmingham MP Richard Burden

David Bucknall OBE

Special summit to shine light on Midlands infrastructure

Government has been working with the construction industry to develop a long-term vision – ‘Construction 2025’

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

HCB Group take over Clive Shepherd & Co

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HCB has taken over the legal practice of Clive Shepherd & Co, moving the staff into its offices in Lichfield Street, which were acquired in 2011 when Walsall legal firm Hadens joined the group

A car production line

David Bailey: Bringing foreign jobs home to the Midlands needs a will and a way

More than £6 billion has been invested by major auto assemblers over the last three years, with more to come in the supply chain.

From left: Simon and Michael Hanson, of HCM Engineering, with Rachel Eade from the Manufacturing Advisory Service

HCM Engineering completes £500k investment programme

Manufacturing Advisory Service supports Black Country engineering group as it aims to double company

Ian Dury with artefacts found at the archeology dig at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Earliest remnants of glass industry are rediscovered in Stourbridge

Two of the earliest glass-making furnaces ever discovered in the region have been revealed during a dig in Stourbridge.

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire.

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire housed some famous historical names

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire is the country house that has been home to some famous historical names. Chris Upton takes a look.

Andy Ball, business development director at Higgs & Sons

Higgs & Sons joins Families in Business

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Higgs & Sons becomes an FiB approved adviser in the Black Country, providng legal services to family-run and owned businesses which are working with FiB

Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

Kenrick House in Sandwell which has been put up for auction

Historic Kenrick House to go under the hammer

Former Black Country industrial building housed famous metalwork manufacturer until earlier this year

Writing West Midlands chief executive Jonathan Davidson

Birmingham Literature Festival 2014: Chief executive Jonathan Davidson picks 13 events

The 2014 Birmingham Literature Festival will be the best yet, says chief executive Jonathan Davidson

Sajid Javid MP who is launching the Black Country Broadband Project

Sajid Javid to launch Black Country Broadband Project

Culture secretary in area to kick off £12.2m scheme to connect 98 per cent of Black Country homes and business to superfast broadband

From left: Jayne Watkins, Nick Stanley and Raj Rana from Livewell (Care & Support) which has secured a £300,000 funding package from Lloyds to support the opening of a new centre in Great Barr

Lloyds backs care company's expansion with £300k funding package

Livewell is opening a new centre for adult with learning disabilities in Great Barr which will create up to 15 new roles

Comedian James Acaster

Birmingham's Glee Club plays host to deadpan comic James Acaster

Comedian James Acaster plays Birmingham's Glee Club as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival, he will also play Warwick Arts Centre and Bromsgrove Artrix.

Comedian Mark Watson

80 shows across Birmingham in comedy extravaganza

The Birmingham Comedy Festival runs for 10 days from October 3 and features 150 acts in 80 performances across the city.

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow

Martyn Morgan, Stuart Thomas, Mark Hodgson, Louise Jones, Gill Bowskill, James Gwilliams, Andrew Wakeman, Peter Hill, Peter Adkins and Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots

Award for QualitySolicitors Talbots' director

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Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots picked up the award at the network’s Annual Conference and Awards 2014

The House of Commons in London

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

Additive Layer Manufacturing (3D Printing) at WMG

John Clancy: Can Birmingham become the 'city of a 1,000 3D printers'?

By being a city driven simply by finance and commerce, service and public sector bases, Birmingham is much more likely to become a city of extreme haves and have-nots.

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