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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?  

Overseas trading

Ministers insist West Midlands will benefit from a controversial US trade deal

Ministers have insisted the West Midlands will benefit from a controversial new trade deal with the United States.

David Spears (left) and Rowan Crozier from Brandauer

New man at helm of Brandauer

David Spears brings an end to 13-year tenure but will stay on in non-executive position

Scottish students currently get free university tuition

Andrew Whitehead: Scottish independence debate is an education

A major concern of the Scottish universities will be the preservation of their non-EU student fee income, which in 2011/2012 brought in £337m from non-EU course fees.

The headstones of British and Commonwealth soldiers side by side with German headstones in Mons, France

Gisela Stuart: How decisions made during the First World War still resonate today

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The commemorations of the First World War are also a chance to understand each other as the nations we have become.

Broad Street in Birmingham

Birmingham's most polluted streets unveiled

Prominent city centre streets and Spaghetti Junction named as hotspots where air is polluted with nitrogen dioxide

Judges, staff and Entrepreneurs in Residence at Innovation Birmingham Campus (from left) Paul Adams, Ian French, Stephen Harris, Katharine Fuller, Richard Davies, Glenn Barrowman and Catherine Shelley

Green start-ups to share £100,000 funding

Nine businesses on Low Carbon Accelerator programme share funding pot to aid their research and development

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party in England and Wales

Voters want "big changes" - and only the Greens can deliver, says party leader Natalie Bennett

The Green Party want to tax the rich, tax supermarkets and nationalise the railways. As she prepares for their annual conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett tells the Birmingham Post why voters are going Green.

General business

Andrew Whitehead: Where's the energy for Scottish independence?

Thoughts are once again turning to the call for Scottish independence, perhaps rejuvenated with a wave of national pride.

Coun Victoria Quinn and Sir Albert Bore at their wedding

Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore weds

Labour leader Sir Albert Bore married fellow councillor Victoria Quinn at a ceremony at Highbury Hall, Joseph Chamberlain’s ancestral home in Moseley, on Monday August 4

Traffic jam in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham looks at 'diesel tax' in bid to cut congestion

Charges are back on the agenda as council comes under pressure to cut pollution

Sir Albert Bore and Victoria Quinn

Sir Albert Bore marries Birmingham councillor Victoria Quinn

The city council leader met Sparkbrook councillor Victoria in Brussels in 2002 as he attended the Committee of the Regions

Unclean air is costing 1,500 lives in West Midlands

Almost 1,500 people in the region are dying from pollution and targets will be missed  

Tyseley Incinerator

Chance to make brass from muck, city is told

Council urged not to repeat past mistakes when Veolia waste disposal contract ends in 2019


UK manufacturing: Between a rock and hard place?

Manufacturing output in the UK saw a surprise fall of 1.3% in May, the biggest decline since January 2013, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. This left much head scratching as manufacturing data and surveys so far this year had indicated that the sector has been growing pretty robustly.

Fog lifting over the University of Birmingham, by Tim Cornbill

Birmingham University's Chinese partnership to create new research centre

The Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO), based at the university's Edgbaston campus, will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity

Eiffel Tower in Paris

Local politicians glance across the Channel for the next 'grande idée'

Compared to a hotel bed tax, TBIDs sounded more enterprising, in both senses, and, as is being demonstrated, far more likely to happen.

MG Motor UK Ltd in Longbridge, Birmingham

China Syndrome here to stay amid noise of Europe debate

We consider the extraordinary economic and cultural growth of the biggest communist superpower on the planet.

Celebrity chef recipes may be contributing to Britain's obesity epidemic

High sugar hidden in 'health foods', warns Birmingham expert

City public health dietician Eleanor McGee says many people are unaware that 'low fat' options on supermarket shelves contain far more sugar than their standard equivalent


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