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Queues on the M6 around junction 4 after the northbound carriageway was closed between J5 and J6 following a fatal accident

Planning for transport is great but delivery is another thing

Public transport improvements are years away, meanwhile Birmingham and the region are being gridlocked on a regular basis

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

New £20m rail fund launched by Finance Birmingham

Business body will offer loans of up to £2m to help companies tap into new opportunities within rail sector

CGI of the planned new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham

New Birmingham HS2 college set for green light

'City fully endorses' government's decision to locate new college on city science park as planners expected to give scheme the go ahead

Birmingham City Council director Waheed Nazir

Birmingham City Council director Waheed Nazir placed in charge of economy

The man who spearheaded a series of major regeneration schemes has been promoted at the city council

Birmingham continues to be a target for new investment

Birmingham named best city in the UK to invest money

The city was named above the likes of Madrid, London and Paris in an annual survey of European investors’ intentions

Production of Land Rover's Defender was extended in July

Review of 2015 - July: Land Rover Defender, Christopher Wray regen and Google's boost for library

Land Rover revealed this month it would continue production of its Defender into 2016, a new future was unveiled for some of Birmingham's oldest houses and tech giant Google offered a helping hand to the beleaguered Library of Birmingham

Plans for rail lines, cycleways and Metro extensions agreed by chiefs

Movement for Growth sets out plans to extending the Metro, a wider Sprint bus network and train lines in Castle Bromwich, Moseley and Kings Heath

Birmingham business leaders urge fresh look after Heathrow delay

Pause over third runway decision is an opportunity to reassess the existing capacity which exists in UK regional airports, say chamber and airport chiefs

Call for Birmingham Airport expansion after London development plans hit by delay

Businesses want more focus on regional airports after a delay in the decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Greater Birmingham needs to convince the world we can match the ambition of the Northern Powerhouse

The Government proved they can fast track major projects like HS2 if regions show they can be trusted to deliver

Midlands Connect has welcomed the news HS2 will be extended to Crewe six years earlier than planned

Midlands Connect welcomes confirmation of HS2 stations and new line

New transport lobby group says it will work with the Government to make sure Midlands' wider transport network is properly connected to new HS2 stations

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Birmingham's HS2 link to the north to open ahead of schedule in 2027

HS2 phase 2a between Birmingham and Crewe will open six years early, bringing an economic boost to the Midlands, the north and Scotland, says Chancellor George Osborne

HS2 compensation for families 'treated with contempt'

Company set up to build high speed rail between London and Birmingham to thousands to families in Staffordshire after two-year period of 'severe stress'

HS2 should be going north, not south, Jeremy Corbyn claims

The Labour leader tells the Post that HS2 should be about benefiting the regions - not London

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

£750m boost for Greater Birmingham with enterprise zone expanded

The devolution deal signed yesterday commits to funding the Curzon Street Enterprise Zone extension, which will be a major money-spinner for the region

John Evans is the first chief executive of the new National College for High Speed Rail

First Group director takes CEO role at National College for High Speed Rail

John Evans is the first chief executive of new college in Birmingham and Doncaster which will train next generation of rail engineers

From the Alpha Tower.

Business backing for £1bn West Midlands devolution deal

The long-awaited deal means the “Greater Birmingham” region will get cash to improve transport and skills

Birmingham skyline

Birmingham named top city in Western Europe to invest

City placed higher than the likes of Dublin, Barcelona, London and Berlin in respected report that tells financiers where to put their money

Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne urged to show support for the West Midlands with funding

MPs are calling on the Chancellor to ensure the region receives a substantial package of funding allowing investment in transport, training and business support


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