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The UK Auto Industry and Europe

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

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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

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

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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.


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