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New research suggests a further 750,000 people could pass through Birmingham Airport as a result of HS2

HS2 'could attract 750,000 extra passengers' to Birmingham Airport

New report published today also suggests high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London could help airport deliver an additional £34m to the West Midlands per year

Anita Champaneri, Mike Ward, Gavin Wade and Glyn Pitchford celebrate Gateley's £20,000 donation to the Birmingham Big Art Project

Birmingham Big Art project gets £80,000 contribution from Arts Council England

This latest contribution means the funding pot for the project has now passed the £100,000 mark

Plans for Serena Hotel in Digbeth double in size

New proposals have been submitted to Birmingham City Council for the scheme to build a Serena Hotel, including a leisure centre, spa and banqueting suite

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood has backed HS2 but said the party would run it under public ownership

Labour will press ahead with high-speed rail

But Shadow Transport Secretary has pledged to run the high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London as a public service during party's annual conference in Brighton

Work progressing on the Midland Metro tram line outside of House of Fraser last summer

Q&A: Everything you need to know about Metro trams in Birmingham

With the Grand Central, John Lewis and New Street openings out of the way, the launch of the Metro from New Street to Snow Hill station is next on the agenda for the city

CGI of tram on Stephenson Street. Part of proposed extension to Midlands Metro line which would see trams connected from Snow Hill Station to New Street Station

Video: Sneak preview of Birmingham Metro route with trams to return next month

Work set to complete on the Metro extension but, to take the mystery out of it, we have filmed a short video showing the journey along the new line

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

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

China invited to invest in HS2 as George Osborne opens bidding

Chinese firms will be encouraged to work with British businesses to build the line, including the surface route and tunnels

High Speed Rail

HS2 under fire in heated House of Lords debate

Peers clashed over the project, which has become integral into Birmingham’s regneration plans, with one calling for an independent review

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Work on HS2 could be 'stalled by two years'

Construction Products Association issues stark warning over concerns related to planning and financing alongside affected members of the public lodging appeals

Traffic on the M6 at a standstill after the lorry crash

Congestion costing West Midlands' economy £1bn

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Crashes on the M6 - including two during the pastweek - along with poor infrastructure and road works bringing region to halt

Jacobs Engineering is set to launch a new office in Colmore Square

Jacobs Engineering to create jobs on back of HS2 move

International company expects to grow its Birmingham workforce by around 140 staff with the potential to create hundreds more jobs

CGI of the extension to The Curzon Building

Birmingham City University plans more Eastside expansion

Latest phase of massive regeneration project will see six-storey teaching block added to new Curzon Building whose first phase opens next month

Fears have been aired the Christopher Wray building could be overshadowed by a proposed 15-storey tour

Christopher Wray developer urged to scale back 15-storey plan

Conservation and heritage panel says the size of the proposed tower on mixed-use development would over shadow historic factory

The old Curzon Street station and planned new terminal for HS2

Curzon Street HS2 Masterplan set for green light

City council expected to adopt formally the plan which will see massive regeneration in the area around the planned home of the new HS2 terminal

£5m Budget boost for Midlands transport project

Initiative to connect better the West and East Midlands has been handed a welcome shot in the arm by Chancellor George Osborne

MP Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne vows sit-in if HS2 railroads deal to use land for jobs

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has condemned HS2 Ltd for failing to listen to the concerns of Birmingham City Council and MPs.

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

BAM has won the contract to build the £90m Three Snowhill

BAM wins contract to build Three Snowhill

Company behind Barclaycard Arena and Beorma Quarter developments has won project to deliver £90m landmark office building

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

HS2 wish list drawn up for new rail route

Rail customer watchdog Transport Focus reveals key items which future users of high-speed rail line between Birmingham and London want to see


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