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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

Labour deputy leadership candidate Tom Watson, left, and leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, right

Tom Watson's challenge is to heal Labour

Black Country MP Tom Watson, the favourite to become Labour's deputy leader, is trying to heal a party divided by a brutal leadership contest

West Midlands' exports continue to grow

Region exported four times as many goods to China as any other area while overall rates grew by 3.6 per cent in last quarter

Midlands 'should be like Scotland or Wales' for BBC

  • BBC

MPs have urged the BBC to make the Midlands its principal focus after ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland teamed up to negotiate the new charter

Pro bono Birmingham lawyer wins lorry driver's licence back

A driver was able to get back on the road because of a lawyer who recently joined the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve and No 5 Chambers

Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 - a new plant is now set to open in Slovakia

Slovakia latest weapon in JLR's global mission

After a battle between several eastern European nations, David Bailey examines the impact following Jaguar Land Rover's decision to open a new plant in Slovakia

The iconic Jaguar leaping cat on a heritage Jaguar at the Land Rover and Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience in Fen End

Jaguar Land Rover unveils Slovakia factory plans

The automotive giant has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government over a plant in Nitra to be operational by 2018

This energy policy is on a new course sunshine

In a politically “hot” and highly regulated sector such as energy, market certainty is what investors value more than anything else.

Robots in action on the Jaguar XE production line in Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover thought to be eyeing Poland or Slovakia for new factory

The move comes as the Midland car-maker continues its rapid growth amid plans to almost double production to 1.5 million vehicles a year

Poland or Slovakia in the frame as JLR ups ambitions

Prof David Bailey assess Jaguar Land Rover's potential move into Eastern Europe by setting up a new base there

Richard Halstead

Midland manufacturers are most confident in the UK

  • EEF

The annual report provides a longer-term picture of the state of UK manufacturing

Land Rover is launching three special editions of its iconic Defender model to mark its final year of production

Land Rover Defender production set to run on into 2016

In January Land Rover announced a year of celebration to mark the final year of Defender production at its Solihull plant

Greek 'no' voters celebrate victory in referendum which engaged population

Why allowing the public to have their say is not always a good idea

Calls for a referendum on a combined authority are misguided as direct democracy only works when the public are fully engaged

Birmingham City Council

Public services in Birmingham are in decline, but is improvement on the way?

The city council's annual performance report threw up the sad fact that 62 per cent of key targets were missed in 2014/15 - Neil Elkes looks at the issues

City council leader Sire Albert Bore is keen to further Birmingham's links with China

Sir Albert Bore keen to build on China links

City council leader addressed EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during speech at conference in Brussels

Dave Munton, regional managing partner, Grant Thornton

Business confidence stabilises during second quarter of year

The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) indicates businesses have seen a steady level of growth across a range of financial indicators


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