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Derek "Red Robbo" Robinson speaking at Cofton Park, near Longbridge works, on 20 February 1980.

Why leaving 'Red Robbo' far behind put us on the right road

Nobody summed up the worker-management divide of late 70s Britain as potently as the stocky, balding figure with the microphone in Cofton Park.

Artist's impression of the new High Street in Longbridge town centre

St. Modwen to lead Longbridge tour

BPS Birmingham Future event will update how regeneration of south Birmingham town is progressing

The Austin Seven car which was so popular around the world and particularly in parts of Europe

Austin motor the first German leader ever drove

The Birmingham built Austen Seven attracted the eye of Adolf Hitler when it rolled off the production line. Chris Upton reports

Artist's impression of the new High Street in Longbridge town centre

ExtraCare plans £35 million retirement village for Longbridge

St. Modwen signs deal for five-acre development with 260 apartments

North Worcestershire Golf Club

Bloor Homes says it will engage with Northfield residents over plans for North Worcestershire Golf Club

Bloor Homes' pledge has been backed by an announcement for a two-day drop-in consultation outlining plans to build 800 homes on the century-old golf club in Frankley Beeches Road, Northfield

Prime Minister David Cameron

Whitehall 'no longer knows best' says Prime Minister

David Cameron vows to back regions in creating their own futures during visit to Birmingham

Prime Minister David Cameron

Growth Deal investment programme worth £350 million unveiled

Governments Local Growth Fund to support host of projects in Birmingham and West Midlands including new tram lines and advanced technology centre among many others

Bytesnap Design director Dunstan Power (left) with James Teal, Innovation Centre manager at Longbridge Technology Park

Bytesnap Design expands Longbridge base

Embedded systems development company has moved to a new office on Longbridge Technology Park

Some of MG's finest models from a bygone era at Silverstone

Pictures: Celebrating 90 years of MG at Silverstone

The MG90 event on June 21 and 22 also featured a timeline collection of current production and historic MGs worth over £3 million

John Dodds, Midlands regional director at St. Modwen

St Modwen posts £12.6 million increase in pre-tax profit

Birmingham-based regeneration specialist says it is enjoying strong performance in Midlands

MG's CS concept, on which the firm's first SUV will be based, on show for the first time in Europe at Silverstone

SUV to keep MG on the right road

Birmingham car-maker MG has confirmed it will definitely produce the firm's first SUV when a version of its concept CS vehicle goes into production.

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

Green light for Marks & Spencer store at Longbridge

St. Modwen to start second phase of retail development in £1 billion regeneration project in autumn

The MG3 Trophy Concept

MG unveils its hottest hatch yet as covers come off the Trophy Concept

The MG Trophy Concept is based on the MG3 built in Longbridge but bears little resemblance to the production car

Labour party member Ian Cruise

Money talks when it comes to choosing a preferred committee

About 50 councillors picked a joint committee as their first choice position in the annual shake-up.

The MG3 supermini

MG adds more retailers to expanding dealer network

Birmingham manufacturer on target to double network by end of 2014

A Royal Mail postman

Life goes in cycles as Royal Mail sets off on new route

The Royal Mail was not just a loss-making drain on the taxpayer's purse, it seemed, but a hotbed of bullying, occasional racism and downright anarchy right here in Birmingham.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, one of the venues taking part in the 2014 Birmingham Architecture Festival

Packed events programme for Birmingham Architecture Festival

Read our run down of some of the events taking place during this weekend's second festival celebrating the city's built environment

Richard Burden

MG Rover workers' 'astonishing' nine-year pension wait

The near decade-long delay to resolve the level of payments to members of the MG Rover Group Senior Pension Scheme was today branded ‘astonishing’ by Northfield MP Richard Burden

MG Rover at Longbridge

MG Rover pension fund probe delay 'astonishing'

The near decade-long delay to resolve the level of payments to members of the MG Rover Group Senior Pension Scheme was today branded ‘astonishing’ by Northfield MP Richard Burden.

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

British Council for Offices 2014: What makes Birmingham a great place to do business?

Neil Rami , chief executive of Marketing Birmingham, explains why the city is attracting unprecedented levels of investment


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