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A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

A hybrid car being charged

Alternatively powered cars: Hybrids - not electrics - lead the charge

At the moment everyone seems to be waiting for a 'game changer' in terms of a big breakthrough in battery technology which could see consumers switch over in a big way.

General business

Deflation and the dangers of 'turning Japanese'

Optimists argue that a number of things will occur militating against the normal problems associated with falling prices.

European projects assistant Kate Martin (left) and senior manager for European projects Katherine Fuller, both of Innovation Birmingham, with the 2014 Pioneers into Practice cohort

Innovation Birmingham hunts climate change pioneers

Latest €400,000 programme launches to find green stars to develop services and products to be at the forefront of climate change

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore re-appointed to European Committee for the Regions role

City council leader will have held a role in the key European body for more than a quarter of a century at the end of his latest stint

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna insists Labour would back business and sets out five-point plan for jobs

With Labour's relationship with business in the spotlight, Chuka Umunna names the six key industry sectors where a Labour government would focus support

Birmingham City Centre

Don't look now but the world is watching Birmingham

With Birmingham recently named as the Start-up hotspot for the second year in a row, and the UK's most investable city, there's no shortage of positive messages to give.

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

Quarter of West Midlands homes can't afford basic standard of living

In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty

Black Country MP Sir Richard Shepherd

General Election 2015: Conservatives tipped to retain Aldridge-Brownhills

While Conservative MP Richard Shepherd will stand down as Aldridge-Brownhills MP in 2015, bookmakers expect the party to retain the seat in the General Election

Want to know what UKIP believe? Read their manifesto pledges

UKIP's 2014 manifesto has been delayed, but we can look at what Nigel Farage and his colleagues were promising last time

SGH Martineau partner Bill Barker

SGH Martineau transatlantic delegation seals US deals

The meetings, organised in association with three US law firms, were designed to explain the benefits of setting up or acquiring a business in the UK, whilst addressing specific areas of concern for clients and prospects of the three firms

Land Rover created the largest sand drawing ever produced in the UK - a Defender outline measuring 1km across, using a fleet of six Land Rovers at the beach in Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, where Maurice Wilks first sketched the original Land Rover

Land Rover's Defender could live on after 2015

While 2015 marks the final year the Defender will be made at the Midland car-maker’s Solihull plant, the firm has suggested it could be built elsewhere in the world

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

Land Rover announces final year of celebration for long-serving Defender

The Midland car-maker is to launch three special editions of the legendary 4x4 as it nears the end of production

Plane lands at Birmingham Airport which a security export believes is vulnerable to drone attacks

Birmingham Airport is 'ideal target' for terror drone attack

Security expert says airport has several factors which could make it ideal for terrorists attempting to fly a drone into a plane's engines

Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way

David Bailey

Another blow for Rolls-Royce workers at Ansty

It's correct to say that Rolls-Royce faces a number of major headwinds in terms of military defence expenditure cuts, a perceived global slowdown, appreciating currency, and sanctions on Russia which will impact on its business there.

General business

Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.

Birmingham city centre as seen from the roof of Fort Dunlop

Call to tackle Birmingham's pollution problems

Data gathered from testing sites shows that the worst reading recorded at Birmingham’s Tyburn Road was 111 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide in each cubic metre

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