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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

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

Chancellor George Osborne

General election: Chancellor George Osborne warns of risk to West Midlands economy of SNP backed Labour Government

Chancellor in Longbridge  unveils new manifesto for the West Midlands with 160,000 jobs pledge and investment in new Enterprise Zones

A slight rebrand for Birmingham Airport could be a way to lure US passengers, according to its chief executive

'Shakespeare's Airport' could help Birmingham crack US market

Rebrand for Birmingham Airport is not such a daft idea says chief executive Paul Kehoe following similar ploy to woo Chinese visitors

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line updated

SNP vows to start HS2 in Scotland, not Birmingham

Scottish nationalists say they plan to use post-Election power for a radical shake-up of high-speed rail plans for the UK

CGI of Fabrick Square in Digbeth

New future of Harrison Drape unveiled

Former factory in Digbeth will be rebranded Fabrick Square and have four individually named buildings following £30m redevelopment

Nigel Farage on the campaign trail at Himley Hall in Dudley

Farage claims business backing for HS2 is 'to gain contracts'

Outspoken UKIP leaders reiterates stance that party would scrap high-speed rail link amid fears it would benefit London more than Birmingham

Ed Balls has 'slapped Midlands in the face' over HS2 - Cameron

Prime Minister accuses opposition of 'immense slap in the face' after Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he wants to build a new line running east to west across the country before completing phase two of HS2

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