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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband vows: I'll create a Cabinet for the English regions

Labour's devolution plans revealed: Big city and regional leaders to join "English Cabinet" chaired by Ed Miliband, while legislation will devolve control of transport, housing and more to local level

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna calls for regional mayors in 'more federal' UK

In a strident interview on devolution to English regions, the Shadow Business Secretary called for a more federal political model

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.

Jaguar Land Rover strike threat after unions turn down 14% rise

Three-year pay deal rejected amid concerns over cuts to pensions, starter rates and bonus payments

Park View School, Alum Rock and Golden Hillock School, Sparkhill

Park View School flooded with applications despite Trojan Horse claims

Park View School the Academy in Alum Rock was flooded with 884 applications – despite only being able to offer 120 places to pupils this academic year

Will Adams and Tony Turner from Integrity Security

Integrity Security Group expands after venturing east

Solihull firm secures £250,000 contract to supply cleaning, facilities and security services to Nottingham Wholesale Fruit and Flower Market

Former offender and ex BBC reporter Ashley Blake.

BBC TV presenter backs business campaign hoping to give ex-convicts a chance

Fallen BBC television presenter Ashley Blake has backed calls for employers to give ex-convicts a chance amid a national debate over jobs for offenders.

West Midlands Leaders' Roundtable at Trowers & Hamlins' offices in Colmore Row, Birmingham

Leading lights put future of region in the spotlight

Key figures from the city's private and public sectors came together to debate projects in the region and future collaboration

Seven Star Road in Solihull.

£600k Substantial Solihull detached home has residence to rent

Careful division has created another place to live in or let in this large Solihull property, reports Alison Jones

A refreshed interior has created striking new spaces in this home in Holland Avenue, Knowle.

£795k renovated home in Knowle

A refreshed interior has created striking new spaces in this Knowle house, says Alison Jones

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

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor