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Improvements to the international protection for wildlife

In distant Quito in Ecuador governments, including ours through the EU, have been meeting to improve international protection for wildlife.

MP Steve McCabe

Labour MPs: We must listen to immigration concerns

Birmingham MP Steve McCabe (Lab Selly Oak) is the latest to highlight the issue of the public's concerns about immigration

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Fracking in Birmingham calls from city councillor

Former Lord Mayor John Lines caused outrage from environmental campaigners after calling on the council to “drill down and start fracking in the very near future”

Underground motorway mooted to ease Birmingham congestion

The "super-tunnel" is one of a host of prospects put forward by Birmingham City Council to combat the full-to-bursting A38

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Winning Chinese Investment - Focusing on scale and proximity might be the keys

Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 1

Many commercial law firms have specialist energy, environmental and regulatory practices, and benefit a great deal from increased environment compliance activity.

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Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?

One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.

Black Country MP Sir Richard Shepherd

David Cameron pays tribute to retiring MP Sir Richard Shepherd

Black Country MP Richard Shepherd is to leave the Commons at the next election

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial

Aston University

New Aston University business school after £35m boost

A £35 million package will provide vital cash support for a range of new developments and facelift work at Aston, including the new £60 million medical school project confirmed earlier this year

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite

Petalite prepares for £30k crowdfunding mission

Birmingham-based inventor of rapid mobile phone charger is hoping to launch production using support from  Indiegogo platform

Unionists gather in George Square, Glasgow, following the Scottish independence referendum.

Chris Game: Will Birmingham find a date for the Big Glam Devolution Ball?

There's no question that it's in and around the big or the eight Core Cities where the devolutionary action is. Which should be good news for Birmingham, were it not for two big buts.

Lord Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

Lotus Dome artwork by Studio Roosegaarde

European artists and regeneration experts to light up Longbridge

For nearly a century the area was dominated by one of the largest car factories in the world until the devastating collapse of MG Rover in 2005

David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

General business

Andrew Whitehead: Why no one is banking on Scottish independence

The UK, including Scotland, undoubtedly has a large and successful financial service industry, respected across the world.

The referendum vote for Scottish Independence.

Firms set for Scottish independence shake-up - regardless of referendum

The Scotland Act 2012, dubbed the biggest transfer of powers in 300 years, will mean major changes for companies

Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate

Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?  

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