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MP Liam Byrne has voiced concerns about Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital

'Meltdown' of NHS services in east Birmingham behind hospital's £30m black hole

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MP Liam Byrne: Cuts to GP and social services to blame for the spiralling £30 million debt at the Heart of England NHS Trust

A magnificent copper beech graces the front garden, which also has manicured yew hedging.

Historic Knowle home has connections to a Queen

The Manor House in Knowle is steeped in history, providing a bed and probably breakfast to Queen Elizabeth 1.

Matt Hateley and Pawel Cierniak

Grayson Thermal Systems set to unveil new products for hybrid and electric bus and coach market

Grayson Thermal Systems will give buyers the chance to view the firm’s lightest ever E-Drive pack and a new 24v electric water pump

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of Paragon

Paragon Bank acquires Five Arrows Leasing Group

Five Arrows was owned by Five Arrows Leasing Holdings, part of Rothschild & Co

The Jaguar F-Type

New Jaguar driving experience aims to emulate Land Rover's success

Land Rover Experience centres that are now dotted around the world but this will be the first dedicated Jaguar facility

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance

GSF Car Parts acquired by The Parts Alliance

The addition of GSF’s 75 branches brings the total number in The Parts Alliance network to well over 300, 160 under common ownership

Jonathan Jesson, chief growth officer at McCann Central

McCann Central appoints chief growth officer

Jonathan Jesson brings a wealth of expertise to the communications agency

Land Rover has donated a Land Rover Defender to Midlands-based charity Guide Dogs and also sponsors trainee guide dogs Landy and Jag (pictured)

Land Rover donates Defender to Guide Dogs

Through its guide dog training programme the charity provides mobility to blind and partially sighted people

Protest over backing for fossil fuel by West Midlands council pension funds

Friends of the Earth says West Midlands council workers do not want their pensions invested in coal and oil. Invest in local housing and renewable energy instead say campaigners.

M6 Toll

Making M6 Toll free will cost estimated £15m a year, leaked documents reveal

A leaked wishlist for West Midlands authority also reveals plans to host World Expo 2025 and proposed rise in business rates

Revealed: The West Midlands has lost 83,000 public sector jobs in five years

The scale of the huge losses now revealed shows how the number of people employed by the state in the region has fallen by 16 per cent

Beechcote in Berkswell.

Wish came true when Berkswell home went on market

This home tempted a couple to buy, even though they weren't in the market to move

The new dental hospital at Pebble Mill

Dental Hospital opening delayed by four months

The new hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston was due to open this month

Paul Fulford with Connolly's owner Chris Connolly

Wine merchant Connolly’s agrees new PR deal

The company, which has shops in the city centre and Solihull, has agreed a short-term deal with former food and drink writer Paul Fulford

Work has started on building a second WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Chelmsley Wood

WMG Academy for Young Engineers work begins in Solihull

A sister Academy to the WMG Academy in Coventry, it will initially take Year 10 and Year 12 students for its first intake when it opens in September 2016

Pound House Cottage was originally presented as two individual cottages, but has now seamlessly been linked together to create one large house.

Get more for your money with this Lapworth Cottage

Two become one to make more pounds - in name and worth.

Nearly 16,000 former benefits claimants declared fit for work in West Midlands

Anyone declared fit for work was stripped of their incapacity benefit and moved onto Jobseekers Allowance, provided they met the criteria for JSA

The Jaguar F-Pace

Solihull boost as Jaguar Land Rover reveals £120m investment

The announcement was made at the Frankfurt Motor Show where JLR showcased its new F-Pace

Fundraisers brave the winter weather for St Basils Big SleepOut 2014

JW Hinks announces fundraising partnership with St Basils

The Edgbaston-based firm has nominated St Basils as its charity of the year

The Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar unveils F-Pace crossover

Its launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show comes at one of the most critical stages of Jaguar’s history

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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
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