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A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress

Future has never looked so bright for Covpress after link-up

Dongying prepared to play host to a historic factory opening which marks the latest milestone in UK-Chinese trade relations.

£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

From left: St Modwen's new Midlands regional director Stephen Prosser, incumbent John Dodds and chief executive Bill Oliver in Longbridge, the home of the firm's new HQ

St Modwen moves HQ to Longbridge

Regeneration specialist moves to heartland of £1bn project as new regional director appointed to replace retiring John Dodds

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

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