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It emerged in May that Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight was trying to open a production studio in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - May: Steven Knight moots new studio, Northfield Manor to be reborn and Ikea comes to city centre

The founder of TV hit Peaky Blinders said in May that he had held discussions with Paramount about launching a new studio in Birmingham while a fire-hit manor was to regenerated as a housing estate

CGI of Oka's new shop in Edgbaston

Luxury furniture brand Oka comes to Edgbaston

Retailer co-founded by David Cameron's mother-in-law is planning to launch its second Midlands outlet next year on the Calthorpe Estate

Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire over a pledge to help British Gas workers

Anger as David Cameron breaks pledge to help British Gas workers

Taskforce vow over hundreds of job losses in the Black Country has been reversed

West Midlands businesses are divided over the UK's future in Europe

Brexit - hard facts and uncertainties

Andrew Whitehead on the legal processes that UK policymakers would likely have to negotiate in the event of a Brexit.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Hammond: Quitting EU will damage car industry in the Midlands

The Foreign Secretary tells Jonathan Walker that the stakes are too high to consider leaving Europe

Birmingham Labour MPs Khalid Mahmood, left, and Roger Godsiff are campaigning for the UK to leave the EU

EU referendum: West Midlands is a heartland of the anti-EU campaign

A number of Birmingham's Labour MPs are calling for the UK to leave the European Union, while Tories in the wider West Midlands also back "Brexit"

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway

PM criticised over delay in decision on third Heathrow runway as regions left in limbo

Jaguar Land Rover's new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton - visited by the Queen last year - is part of what the Government calls the Midlands Engine

Forget the Northern Powerhouse - is Government backing the 'Midlands Engine' at last?

The Government has realised it needs to convince the Midlands it cares about more than the "Northern Powerhouse"

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

Prime Minister defends West Midlands mayor

Proposals for a metro mayor covering the "Greater Birmingham" region have come in for criticism

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons

One after another, Labour MPs invited David Cameron to join them in criticising Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MPs lined up to attack their own party leader - and to invite David Cameron to agree with them - as the House of Commons discussed the terrorist attacks in Paris

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Moderates must find an answer to Jeremy Corbyn, says Byrne

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne launched a battle for the soul of the Labour Party as he warned that “moderates” needed to explain how they would cut inequality

David Cameron delivers a speech setting out the reforms he wants the EU to agree to

David Cameron's EU demands are meaningless and referendum victory is uncertain

The Prime Minister wants to convince British voters that we should stay in the EU but he is taking a huge gamble with the nation's future

George Osborne looks unhappy in the House of Commons the day after the Lords rejected his tax credit cuts

Turns out George Osborne isn't a political genius after all

George Osborne could still become the next Tory leader but the tax credits disaster is a reminder that he's not invincible

Chancellor George Osborne, here with Madame Peng Liyuan and Chinese President Xi Jinping, is under fire after diverting this week's Chinese state visit away from Birmingham to Manchester

'George Osborne's got it in for us' say city MPs

Chancellor under fire from Birmingham politicians over apparent snub to the city during this week's visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chancellor George Osborne, seen here in China last month, has intervened in a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chancellor tells Chinese President to visit Manchester instead of Birmingham

Personal intervention from George Osborne will see President Xi Jinping spend time touring Manchester despite Chinese leader's desire to visit the city

Sir Albert Bore

Departing Sir Albert Bore: "I want to ensure someone sees through the work I’ve started"

The Birmingham City Council leader announced he would leave the role after 16 years after a week that saw two of his Labour cabinet step down and more councillors threaten to jump ship

Tom Watson

Prime Minister criticises Midland MP Tom Watson over Leon Brittan allegations

Mr Cameron said the West Bromwich East MP should “examine his conscience” for comments about Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary

Actress and writer Meera Syall

Meera Syal hits out at 'shocking' BBC investment in the Midlands

  • BBC

The Goodness Gracious Me star called for more investment in production in the region – and is backing the Post’s campaign demanding a fairer share of BBC spending

Ateeq Ahmed, a senior associate in Freeths' corporate team

Freeths team advises on Mofilm acquisition

  • Law

Mofilm was established in 2009 and is a fast-growing crowdsourcing content developer


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