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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

Sir Albert Bore

Call for Birmingham to set its own income tax rates

Ten of Britain's biggest cities are demanding control over policing, transport, housing and skills as they publish a "modern Magna Carta" for local government

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Nick Clegg

There's no rush - why kowtow to our end-of-term politicians?

Nick Clegg called on Birmingham and the Black Country to create a combined authority as quickly as possible.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Long Election campaign is well under way as parties limber up

I hope you're not tired of the election yet, because the West Midlands is set to be at the heart of the campaign when it begins in earnest.

Unions slam Car Parts Industries UK plans to ship jobs to Poland

Jobs at the remanufacturing firm's Wednesbury plant are under threat amid plans to move them to Eastern Europe

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg: Why Birmingham and Black Country must combine forces as quickly as possible

In a wide-ranging interview the Deputy Prime Minister tells Jon Walker the region must press on with a combined authority quickly

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: Labour's £30bn devolution pledge to UK regions

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says all parts of country, including West Midlands, will benefit - not just the northern powerhouse

£45m boost to region in latest Growth Deals

Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull all benefit in latest round of funding from government scheme to boost infrastructure, education and housing

Little duckling following its mother.

Peter Shirley: Nature is nothing if not impatient

This year the very mild weather leading up to New Year meant that many flowers were blooming over Christmas, and there was early bud burst on some shrubs and trees.

Andrew Preston, industrial property manager with London & Cambridge Properties

London & Cambridge Properties signs up latest tenant

Armorduct Systems consolidates four bases into a single space on Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford

Nick Clegg

Tories could hit public sector workers with "regional pay" plan, says Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister says he blocked controversial plan to pay workers in parts of the Midlands less than those in the south

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