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An artist's impression of the proposed Icknield Port Loop development near Edgbaston Reservoir

9,000 Midland house plots 'sat on' by Homes and Communities Agency

The agency has 1,500 acres of public sector land across the country, of which 596 acres are in the Midlands

David Bailey

Birmingham development centres too much on 'glamour projects'

Focus needs to shift away from city centre says Professor David Bailey at debate on damning Kerslake review

The Broad Street statue in honour of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch

10 questions about Birmingham manufacturing: How much do you know about city's proud industrial heritage?

Test your knowledge about the inventions and industries that made this region the driving force of the Industrial Revolution

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

MG Rover workers still owed a payout years after this sorry saga

The Phoenix Four should still do the right thing. By directing the proceeds of the Deloitte fine to former employees, the FRC could show them an example, write Prof David Bailey and Richard Burden MP

Pop group Duran Duran at the NEC, Birmingham in 1981.

Birmingham needs a little more faith in itself

Not being self-assured, it was suggested by some, is a reason why Birmingham has not attracted the level of investment and willingness by businesses to locate that would be typical in countries on the continent.

St Modwen is behind the regeneration of the former MG Rover site in Longbridge

St Modwen adds £120m in sales as profit surges

Birmingham-based regeneration group says it has enjoyed an 'exceptional year' as progress continues on Midlands projects

£300m Covpress China factory is blueprint for future - Lord Whitby

A West Midlands trade delegation is in China forging links and laying the groundwork for greater co-operation with the economic powerhouse. Business writer Jon Griffin reports from Dongying

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

The ongoing regeneration of Longbridge by St Modwen has come under fire for its lack of industrial development

Longbridge job hopes 'dashed by developers' say city councillors

St Modwen's £1 billion regeneration of the south Birmingham town has come under heavy criticism from planners who want to see more industrial development

A rally in Victoria square for Rover workers after company's collapse.

Dickens of delays as the little men lose out yet again

For the uninitiated, iSoft became a byword in Birmingham and further afield for a financial morass.

CGI of St Modwen's One Park Square office development in Longbridge

One Park Square plan to create hundreds of Longbridge jobs

St Modwen lodges plans to create head office building for major corporate occupier as regeneration of south Birmingham town continues          

MG's new SUV, which is set to make its debut in China as the GTS this spring

MG SUV set to make Chinese debut before going on sale in UK

The new vehicle - which will be known as the GTS in China - is tipped to be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show in April and will go on sale just a month after

Birmingham City Council

'Rambling' councillors urged to stop making Birmingham politics dull

An inquiry into the council’s ward committee set-up found they are failing to engage citizens and often ignore or brush over issues of local interest

Birmingham housing boost with 500 homes to be built

St Modwen continues its long-running regeneration of Longbridge while the city council is eyeing a new housing estate in Kings Norton

A child hides its face.

Birmingham's Council Chamber shows steady resolve to rise up and fight sexual exploitation

Councillors are adamant that Birmingham needs to come together to get a grip of child sexual exploitation.

Longbridge Technology Park

Longbridge to house new mobile device lab

Web design agency Ballyhoo to launch new hub for developers to test creations on wide range of devices

An acting principal is filling in for Bournville College principal Norman Cave (above)

Staff axed as Bournville College faces cash crisis

Three years after moving from Selly Oak to purpose-built campus in Longbridge, the college has an acting principal and redundancies are afoot

Park Point in Longbridge town centre

Next phase of Longbridge redevelopment unveiled

Major transport and digital investments, new residential and office schemes, and improvement work to Longbridge Lane, Tessall Lane and Longbridge Island are on the horizon

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Birmingham's £4bn plan to get city moving

A new vision for transport in the city can be unveiled which is expected to revolutionise how people travel and commute across Birmingham over the next 20 years

MG3 supermini is helping to turn around the fortunes of MG Motor UK

MG Motor cuts losses as Longbridge turns a corner

Positive news at Birmingham car manufacturer as firm reduces losses to below £1m mark for first time since launch six years


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