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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is a West Midlands-based automotive company, a wholly owned subsiduary of India's Tata Motors. The firm develops and manufactures the iconic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles from bases at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, Solihull, Gaydon, Whitley in Coventry, Halewood in Merseyside and Pune in India. Only a quarter of JLR's vehicles are sold in the UK, with the rest going to major markets in Europe, the US, Russia and China.

Kahn Design's Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose

The ultimate Land Rover Defender... yours for a staggering £150,000

Leeds-based Kahn Design, which specialises in modifying a wide range of cars, has launched what many are calling the ultimate Defender

Pictures: Jaguars and Range Rovers driven off stricken Hoegh Osaka

Cargo includes 1,200 Jaguars and Land Rovers, 65 Minis and 105 JCBs

Land Rover Defender celebrations continue with the recreation of a 1948 production line at the Solihull plant

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover's Solihull plant

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover

Birmingham will taking more partners than ever before to Cannes for MIPIM in March

Birmingham's MIPIM cohort larger than ever

City's delegation heading to south of France in March will be showcasing developments including Paradise and Resorts World          

Jaguar Land Rover's 'Bike Sense' research updated

Jaguar Land Rover's Bike Sense technology will help cyclists and bikers

The car-maker’s Bike Sense research is being conducted as part of a drive to reduce the number of accidents on UK roads, where 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured each year

Job Centre

Huge unemployment fall takes West Midlands' rate lower than London's

The huge fall in people out of work takes the unemployment rate to 6.3 per cent – compared to 9.3 per cent a year before

A 1956 Rover 90

Is the world ready for the Rover's return?

Speculation is rife the once-proud Midland brand could return after its collapse ten years ago. Enda Mullen talks to experts about whether it could ever happen

Sao Paolo in Brazil is an emerging place to do business

Brazil business hub to get more manufacturers exporting to growth nation

The Brazil Business Hub aims to be a “one-stop shop” offering firms a range of support to drum up business in the world’s seventh largest economy.

General business

Examining the productivity dilemma

Contained within the Office for Budget Responsibility's analysis of last December's Autumn Statement there is an assumption that productivity will rise steadily to reach 2% by 2019.

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV concept

Jaguar steps up the Pace

The firm has already invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant to enable it to increase production and said this week its workforce there had almost doubled over the past three years to around 9,500

Land Rover Defender

Quiz: How much do you know about Land Rover's world-famous Defender?

Test your knowledge of one of the world's most famous 4x4s

The Aston Martin facility at MIRA

Aston Martin opens new Warwickshire vehicle development base

New facility at the MIRA Technology Park in Warwickshire will "significantly" expand engineering facilities

Inside Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54

Jaguar Land Rover unveils record 2014 as China sales soar

The West Midlands’ biggest manufacturer sold 462,678 vehicles around the world last year, which represented its fifth successive year of growth in sales

The new Jaguar sports car will be based on the C-X17 concept car

Jaguar to create 1,300 jobs with new SUV

Lode Lane plant in Solihull will receive largest investment in its 70-year history as manufacturer unveils plans for 'practical five-seat vehicle'

Land Rover created the largest sand drawing ever produced in the UK - a Defender outline measuring 1km across, using a fleet of six Land Rovers at the beach in Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, where Maurice Wilks first sketched the original Land Rover

Land Rover's Defender could live on after 2015

While 2015 marks the final year the Defender will be made at the Midland car-maker’s Solihull plant, the firm has suggested it could be built elsewhere in the world

Land Rover is launching three special editions of its iconic Defender model to mark its final year of production

Land Rover announces final year of celebration for long-serving Defender

The Midland car-maker is to launch three special editions of the legendary 4x4 as it nears the end of production

A tug boat pushes against the car carrier Hoegh Osaka after she became stranded on Bramble Bank, in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight

Stranded cargo ship has 1,200 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and 105 JCB diggers on board

The 51,000-tonne Hoegh Osaka became stricken on the Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars. There were also 65 Mini vehicles on board

Plans were lodged in December for 'Left Bank', a two-tower development in Broad Street

Review of 2014 - December: Revised Regal Tower, 'Muncher' at New Street and  Conservatoire designs

The site which was once going to house the massive Regal Tower in Broad Street could still be redeveloped while Birmingham City University unveiled new CGIs of the  Conservatoire - prompting massive debate among readers

Range Rover Sport SUV is said to be vulnerable to devices which get around keyless entry systems

£100 eBay kit that could bag top car for thieves

Devices get around keyless systems in luxury cars like Range Rovers which has prompted JLR to work on new ways to beef up security

Grant Associates' public realm plans for Paradise Circus

Review of 2014 - March: Paradise Circus takes shape, £3.3m for Stirchley baths and Super Prix on table

Spring is in the air in our annual review and March saw more details about the massive Paradise circus regeneration and the possibility of Birmingham's Super Prix returning reared its head again

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor