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Birmingham City Ladies player Jade Moore at Solihull Moors FC where she has set up her own business called Be more offering physiotherapy and sports therapy.

Birmingham City Ladies star Jade Moore sets up her own business

Birmingham City Ladies FC star sets herself a new goal off-pitch with physio and sport therapy firm, BeMore

Jon Croxford, who has been promoted to the role of partner at Meridian Private Client

ABS move sees non-lawyer appointed as partner at Meridian Private Client

  • Law

Chartered tax adviser Jon Croxford, who joined Meridian in June as a director, is a specialist in personal tax planning

Darryll Thomas, head of employment law at the Solihull office of law firm The Wilkes Partnership

Parental leave rules could pose threat to small business

The new rules will allow employees to choose how they share a total of up to 50 weeks of maternity leave – including paid leave of 37 weeks – between fathers and mothers

Brooklands Cottage in Kington Lane, Claverdon.

Warwickshire cottage has useful extras for family and friends

There is land for keen riders and accommodation for relatives at this extended country home in Claverdon, Warwickshire, reports Alison Jones

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.

Chassis firm agrees Jaguar Land Rover parts deal

Midland manufacturer signs deal to supply parts to build the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

Mark Eden, director at Jerroms, John Bill and Chris Pate of Trafalgars and Neill Currie of Jerroms

Jerroms seals second merger in two months

Solihull accountancy firm has merged with Birmingham practice Trafalgars following a similar deal with Bromsgrove-based Harrison Priddey & Co

The Moratab Pazhan - an Iranian-built Land Rover

Not the end of the road for classic Land Rover

When Land Rover stops production of its iconic Defender in 2015, Iran will be one of the few places drivers can still buy a version of it in the shape of the Morattab Pazhan

Filming the documentary 'Bicycle'

City filmmakers wade into cycling debate

Filmmakers Michael B Clifford and Pip Piper who are behind a Birmingham-based movie have waded into a debate about whether a £23 million plan to revolutionise cycling in Birmingham is discriminatory.

Peter Gate, an associate at Solihull-based specialist private client law firm Meridian Private Client

Meridian Private Client associate singled-out as rising star

  • Law

Peter Gate has been named as one of the UK's top private client advisers in a countdown published by web site eprivateclient

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko

Apple founder Steve Wozniak: Entrepreneurs are leading the way in digital age

Man who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage alongside friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention, at the ICC

Paul Belfield, Handelsbanken; Tina Costello, Heart of England Community Foundation; David Hall, Toastmaster; Dawn Mobbs, Band Hatton Button; Phil Costigan, Band Hatton Button.

Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button hosted a charity ball at the Hilton Hotel

Coventry and Warwickshire's business community attended a glittering charity ball staged by Coventry-based law firm Band Hatton Button at the Coventry Hilton Hotel in Walsgrave.

The House of Commons in London

Jonathan Walker: Midlands devolution fever could end in tiers

In the wake of the Scottish referendum there are calls to change the way England is governed.

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's six new SME professionals in Solihull. Pictured, from left, are Martin Rowe, Gary Saxon, Kevin Curtis, Paul Warrington, Darren Riley and Nigel Arnold

Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds' SME offering in Solihull

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands

Rileys Sports Bars falls into administration as 15 sites close down

Deloitte appointed to snooker hall chain as administrators 'seek to stabilise' the business and trade the remaining outlets

Parkgate development in Shirley

Colliers International appointed to Parkgate scheme

Birmingham office of property consultancy wins brief to manage £85 million development which opened earlier this year

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appearing at National Entrepreneurs Convention in Birmingham

Mr Wozniak, who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage, alongside his friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention

Karen Palmer with Meridian partner Philip Harrison

Practice manager joins Meridian Private Client

  • Law

Karen Palmer joins after more than 30 years as a personal assistant of which 15 years were spent in the legal sector at Wragge & Co

Johnson Cars launches three new dealerships

Company's expansion includes largest Volkswagen dealership in Europe at its hub in Shirley

Tribute to race relations fighter and 'bon viveur' Ted Ratnaraja

Edward Ratnaraja, who was also a prominent figure in the Midland Liberal Party, died at the age of 74

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