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Have we all got the energy for a Brexit?

The outline of a deal for the UK has just been announced, and an early Brexit vote looks a distinct possibility.

Land Rover launched three special editions of the Defender to mark its final year of production

End of the road for Land Rover Defender

The final edition of the famous 4x4 will roll off the production line in Solihull tomorrow after 68 years of production

Aston University has joined up with local MPs to launch a pro-Europe campaign

Aston University calls for Britain to stay in EU

City institute hosts event to launch the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign with a trio of West Midlands MPs

A beaver

2015 was a bad year for nature

Looking back over 2015 it is easy to find the bad news for nature, finding the good news not so.

Jaguar Formula E race car

Jaguar's Formula E entry showcases green ambitions

Professor David Bailey examines the decision by Jaguar to enter Formula E and its potential impact the future of the firm's green credentials

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Scrapping MAS is a retrograde step

Professor David Bailey reflects on the decision to scrap the Business Growth Service (BGS), including the popular Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Growth Accelerator programme.

Climate talks - how to lose at cards

Andrew Whitehead picks the key points out of the recent Autumn Statement from an environmental perspective

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK's auto industry.

General business

Climate talks - The stage is set

With a sharp focus now on security concerns, the French capital will continue to dominate the headlines, as many world leaders finalise their travels plans and head for the French capital later this month for the COP 21 climate talks in Paris.

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

The steel industry is in crisis, with thousands of jobs announced at Redcar on Teesside

Firms call for ban on Chinese steel imports

Trade body UK Steel said Business Secretary Sajid Javid should spearhead immediate European action on anti-dumping measures

Khalid Mahmood

Birmingham Labour MP to urge ethnic minorities to vote 'no' to Europe

Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood is to lead a campaign to convince the UK’s black and ethnic minority voters to leave the European Union

Katherine Fuller and Catherine Shelley (front centre), both from Innovation Birmingham Campus, with the Low Carbon Accelerator start-up companies and entrepreneurs in residence

Seven Birmingham green tech companies share £70k in new funding

Group will use fresh injection of capital to continue developing low carbon businesses and accelerate launch of products to market

Britain's steel industry is in crisis

Midlands Steel Taskforce set up over 260,000 job fears

Business leaders, academics and economists will meet to thrash out a strategy to support steel-reliant manufacturers

Julia Higginbottom, of film producer Rebel Uncut, and Clive Reeves, managing director of Clive Reeves PR, will produce a trade campaign for the European Tyre and Rubber Manufactures' Association

Clive Reeves PR treads on familiar ground with client win

Birmingham-based agency has won a brief from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association to run a trade PR campaign

Theresa May is under fire over her comments on immigration

Theresa May under fire over immigration comments

Birmingham MP Steve McCabe slams the Home Secretary as she claims immigrants have stolen thousands of jobs across the UK

M6 Toll

Making M6 Toll free will cost estimated £15m a year, leaked documents reveal

A leaked wishlist for West Midlands authority also reveals plans to host World Expo 2025 and proposed rise in business rates

Dr Vicki Squire from the University of Warwick’s politics and international studies department

Midland scientists research into refugees' experiences

Experts at the University of Warwick will attempt to understand better the journeys made by migrants across the Mediterranean Sea.

The Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar Land Rover: We don't use software to cheat diesel emissions tests

Company makes statement in wake of America Volkswagen scandal

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham passengers are owed up to £1.7m in flight compensation

Approximately 56,000 Brum holidaymakers were affected by flight disruptions this year while jetting off on their summer breaks from Birmingham Airport


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