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It's neck and neck in West Midlands Mayor race

Exclusive survey reveals Labour and Tories too close to call on first preferences two weeks ahead of election - second votes will be crucial

Tag Heuer will open a store at the Merry Hill centre

Luxury watch brand to open at Merry Hill

Black Country shopping centre is chosen destination for group to launch its first store in the West Midlands

The Jones Bootmaker store at Grand Central is among those to close

Jones Bootmaker stores to close

Trio of shops in Birmingham area to close despite administrators securing rescue deal with private equity firm Endless

Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader Coun Ian Ward with Jon Ridgeon, from CSM Active and Rugby Legend Martin Johnson for the launch of Velo Birmingham

Win a Vélo Birmingham Business 100 Challenge team place worth £1,200

There's still a chance to enter the closed road sportive in the Business 100 Challenge on Sunday September 24 - individual entries sold out in just three days

Councillor John Clancy, Leader, Birmingham City Council; Johnathan Dudley, Midlands Managing Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill.

Reception celebrates enterprising city's award

Celebrating Birmingham's award as the “Most Enterprising Place in Britain” in the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards

National Express reduces bus fares in Black Country but not Birmingham

Operator says bus travel patterns are different in different parts of the West Midlands

Arcadian, in China Town, Birmingham

Rich List 2017: No.=11 - Caspar MacDonald-Hall

Property developer Caspar MacDonald Hall, chair of London & Cambridge which owns The Arcadian, has jumped up two places in the Rich List from 2016

Constantine Folkes

Rich List 2017: No.=37 - Constantine Folkes and family

Ower of Folkes Holdings has seen his fortune remain constant at £125 million while dropping five places on the Rich List

The late Dudley Taylor who founded Dudley Taylor Pharmacies

Rich List 2017: No.46 - Christopher Taylor and family

The Pharmacy Group bosses have seen their wealth increase by £5 million and Rich List ranking jump two places

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