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Signs on the gates at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.

The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.

John Towers

The sorry legacy of MG Rover's Phoenix Four

John Towers, Peter Beale, Nick Stephenson and John Edwards became the unacceptable face of capitalism with the closure of MG Rover nearly ten years ago after racking up debts of more than £1 billion.

Former MG Rover chairman John Towers told workers the assets of MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before pocketing £1m

Former MG Rover chief's letter sparks call for payout

John Towers, one of the notorious Phoenix Four, told former workers the entire assets of subsidiary MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before he pocketed £1m

CGI of how Kings Heath High Street might look after a major transport shake-up which would see it named a Green Travel District

New 'Green Travel Districts' for Birmingham to entice drivers out of cars

Eleven areas in the city to receive special designated status as part of a major shake-up to encourage people out of their cars.

Longbridge Light Festival

Pictures: Longbridge Light Festival comes alive

More than 7,000 people visit south Birmingham town for key conference and to enjoy public artworks

Jonathan Green, development surveyor at St Modwen which has received the green light to expand Centurion Park

St Modwen gets green light for major industrial estate expansion

Next phase of Centurion Park can begin as regeneration specialists continues investment in logistics hub

MG Rover workers at Longbridge in 2005

Former MG Rover bosses to share £6m payout

Phoenix Four and ex-chief executive in line for bumper pay day following deal with liquidator

Women working on a production line at Cadbury's in 1966.

Cadbury Bournville can't return to 'days of women in hair nets'

Cadbury workers must accept owner Mondelez International's modern practices 'ultimatum' to survive, claims MP Steve McCabe.

Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Saga branded an 'impenetrable mess' by MP will see 95 former Longbridge staff receive additional money following 2005 collapse

Regeneration X by Birmingham artist Matthew J Watkins, who will be contributing to the first Longbridge Light Festival

Longbridge Light Festival aims to put suburb back into the spotlight

Jon Perks looks ahead to the inaugural Longbridge Light Festival, a new international arts event aiming to put the regenerated suburb back into the spotlight

The shell of the last Austin mini pulled from Longbridge.

Steven McCabe: Innovate or die - but will our bosses take the risk or spend the cash?

Longbridge car production factory Rover Cars, learnt the lesson that constant improvement and innovation is not optional if you want to keep your customers happy.

Team MG KX Clubcard Fuelsave celebrate their BTCC manufacturertitle win at Brands Hatch

MG celebrates manufacturers' title in Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

The victory comes just two years after the Midland car-maker marked its return to motorsport and brings to an end Honda’s four-year dominance of the BTCC championship

The British Motor Show in 1998

Jon Griffin: Bringing back the glitz and glamour of the Motor Show

The British Motor Show was an institution for decades. Post-recession, it deserves another outing.

Workers in the dying days of MG Rover

MG Rover pension delay blasted as 'complete mess' by MP

Decade-long wait has no sign of a solution in sight according to Birmingham MP Richard Burden who has attacked delay to resolve payout levels to 96 members of pension scheme

An artist's impression of the new M&S in Longbridge

Marks & Spencer construction to start in Longbridge next month

St. Modwen confirms start time for next phase of the new £70m Longbridge town centre

Lotus Dome artwork by Studio Roosegaarde

European artists and regeneration experts to light up Longbridge

For nearly a century the area was dominated by one of the largest car factories in the world until the devastating collapse of MG Rover in 2005

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Neil Elkes: Birmingham puts party rivalry aside as it tries to fight back over wounding cuts

Birmingham Leader Sir Albert Bore told us that the total job losses at the council throughout the period of austerity would be equal to twice those lost during the 2005 Longbridge Rover collapse.

Birmingham City Council which has announced job losses of up to 6,000

Birmingham City Council job losses down to 'disproportionate' budget cuts says GMB union

GMB organiser Gillian Whittaker said the changes proposed by the city council would be felt across Birmingham

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more staff amid giant Government cuts

It is likely that 3,000 jobs will go next year with more to follow after further cuts for the authority

Mike Murray, St Modwen

ExtraCare wins green light for £35m Longbridge retirement village

Charitable trust continues expansion plans as it looks to build up to five care homes in Birmingham


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