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XE Saloon: The most important car Jaguar will ever make?

Analysts predict the Jaguar XE will be the start of a product offensive as the firm seeks to quadruple its sales and it is almost certain to be followed by an SUV crossover

Swimming pool

Olympic training pool bought by Birmingham City Council

Birmingham’s £200,000 bid for the tank, heating system and filters was successful – meaning it will be packaged up and rebuilt in the city

The Factory youth centre at Longbridge

Work starts on Longbridge construction college

The 30,000 sq ft for Bournville College development is located adjacent to The Factory young people’s centre and St Modwen’s Technology Park, near the existing college

The canal around Icknield Port Loop

MIPIM 2014: Key developments looking for investors

Icknield Port Loop is a large scale development opportunity for a residential led mixed use scheme.

Dunlop Motorsport in Castle Bromwich

Government offers to subsidise Dunlop Motorsport for city move

Business Minister Matthew Hancock made the offer publicly in the House of Commons

St Modwen

Civil engineers move into Longbridge office

Rodgers Leask has relocated from its previous base at Longbridge Innovative Centre, to new office space in the heart of the town centre taking 1,600 sq ft of space on a long term lease

LAS Claims Management has been bought by the Innovation Group

Former Longbridge welder's firm LAS sold for £35m

LAS Claims Management, founded by Darren Cooper in 2005, has been bought by the Innovation Group from private equity firm Gresham

Smallbrook Ringway and Birmingham city centre in 1969.

How the West Midlands became the driving force behind an urban revolution

England's obsession with the motorcar has transformed the landscape of our towns and cities forever. Sarah Probert reports

Beverley Nielsen

Greater Birmingham: Pulling together to become the Self-Made Place

Too many people in Birmingham prefer to say they are from Longbridge, Aston, Ladywood, Edgbaston.

North Worcestershire Golf Club

Campaign to rescue golf club from development plan for 800 homes

North Worcestershire Golf Club, in Northfield, has agreed to sell up to housing developer Bloor Home prompting fury among neighbours

Problem parkers are making roads close to Bournville College a no-go area, say angry residents.

Residents claim problem parkers are causing chaos around college site

One fed-up householder has blamed the traffic problems squarely on workers and students at the new Bournville College.

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

Longbridge's £1 billion rejuvenation could take another 20 years, admits developer

Development of 468-acre site complex, which once housed the UK’s most famous car plant, is nearing its halfway aim of creating 10,000 jobs across high-technology, retail and leisure

St Modwen

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.28 - Simon Clarke and family (£115m)

Simon Clarke’s St Modwen regeneration company posted a strong set of results in the first half of 2013, with an 11 per cent increase in profit before tax to almost £39 million.

MG has been confirmed as the official automotive partner to British Athletics in the build up to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016

MG signs partnership deal with British Athletics in run-up to Rio Olympics

The British automotive marque will provide a fleet of MG6 and MG3 vehicles to support the organisation across a range of activities.

Deloitte advised on the MG Rover sale to the Phoenix Four

Northfield MP: Vince Cable 'has washed his hands of MG Rover'

Richard Burden furious as Business Secretary refuses to meet him over using £14m fine to compensate former workers

Range Rover production at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

Land Rover delivers another record-breaking sales performance

Solihull-based group sold nearly 55,000 vehicles in the UK last year, beating the 2012 record

Sir Albert Bore

The end of days has been postponed – and one lord’s a leaping

We’ve had highs and lows over the last 12 months covering civic affairs in this wonderful city. And to mark the occasion here are my own awards for 2013.

Dr Lucy Zybert with her husband Richard

Nuclear physicist wages war on hackers

West Midlands businesses are being blackmailed by gangs of organised cyber criminals who are charging monthly fees for them to access their own databases.

The new display on the Jaguar Castle Bromwich plant

An alternative to the Tata successes of recent years

Tata's takeover of Jaguar Land Rover has been an unqualified triumph, the single biggest industrial UK success story of recent years.

St. Modwen housing plan for Longbridge

Manufacturing fears as more Longbridge land set aside for homes

Birmingham’s planning committee members had previously stalled over applications for housing on three Bristol Road sites, worried that the land might be better suited for industry


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