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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

Building spree to transform Birmingham skyline

The city is embarking on an unprecedented building spree which will see a huge amount of construction completed by 2017.

New images reveal Goodman plans to transform Birmingham's Eastside

Computer-generated images of the Goodman development bordering the HS2 Curzon Street station show drastic changes to part of the city

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Transport Minister: We want to get HS2 moving quicker

The Government wants to see construction work on high-speed rail begin within two years

George Osborne, with Michael Heseltine, during a visit to Innovation Birmingham Campus where the Chancellor urged leaders to back a combined authority and elected mayor

George Osborne urges region's leaders to get behind elected mayor

Chancellor tells West Midlands council leaders to crack on with creation of combined authority and confirm enterprise zone expansion to cover HS2 station

A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

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Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

Dusk CGI looking towards Colmore business district shows new building in situ with One and Two Snowhill and Colmore Gate in the background

Three Snowhill development gets green light in Birmingham office boost

Developer Ballymore has go-ahead complete a triumvirate on the Snowhill estate with a 400,000 sq ft building over 16 storeys

Cannock Chase

The forgotten rural pieces of the West Midlands

A significant rural-urban fringe surrounds “Greater Birmingham” where the wider rural development dimension has been largely forgotten and neglected in policy and decision making.

Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Chinese super-rich to visit vast Birmingham regeneration schemes

Delegation has been organised by Midland businessman Raymond Liu

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pictured with Birmingham Airport's chief executive Paul Kehoe

Ed Balls promises city centre enterprise zone will extend to Curzon HS2 Station

Business leaders welcomed an earlier vow from George Osborne to extend the enterprise zone which would open up the door to borrowing millions needed to regenerate and create thousands of jobs


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