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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

Former Liberal Democrat Solihull MP Lorely Burt gives her first interview since losing her seat.

Former Solihull MP bounces back with a peerage

Lorely Burt to become Baroness Burt of Solihull weeks after losing her seat in House of Commons

Birmingham, like the rest of the West Midlands, has seen a rise in foreign-born residents

West Midlands' foreign-born residents rise by two thirds

Number of people born outside the UK living in the area climbs by 180,000 as net migration nationally hits 330,00 over the past year

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year

Barncluith in Rams Hill Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull.

Gentleman's residence in Tanworth-in-Arden has plenty of room for the family

This gentleman's residence in Tanworth-in-Arden has plenty of room for the family too

Misdirected emails are a major factor in data breaches

West Midlands councils lose sensitive data 450 times in three years

Despite a catalogue of blunders only six employees have actually been fired by the councils while in 92 per cent of cases no disciplinary action was taken at all

Evergreen in Rising Lane, Lapworth.

The Lapworth home that is perfect for parties

This home in Rising Lane, Lapworth, is the perfect pad for parties.

The former Powergen site in Shirley

MP hits out at petition to save former Powergen building

Councillors, residents and Solihull MP Julian Knight have hit out at a petition to save the former Powergen building in Shirley, which was designed by city architect John Madin

Walkabout in Broad Street will soon have two new sister sites in Solihull and Lichfield

Two new Walkabout Australian bars in West Midlands after sale

Après Bars Solihull and Lichfield will be refurbished and re-open as Walkabouts in September –  in time for the Rugby World Cup

Welcome to the West Midlands. From top left, clockwise: Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham's Bull Ring, Solihull Manor House, the Black Country flag

West Midlands set to miss out on next round of George Osborne's devolution deals

The Chancellor hopes to announce more Manchester-style devolution packages in November, but the West Midlands will have to wait

Rosie Mann, Niamh Robinson and Samantha Galbraith with their top A Level results, at Saint Martin's School in Solihull

West Midlands A-level students celebrate rise in overall passes

More than 75,000 A-levels were taken at schools and sixth form colleges with 98.1 per cent of pupils achieving A* to E

The iconic Jaguar leaping cat on a heritage Jaguar at the Land Rover and Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience in Fen End

Jaguar Land Rover unveils Slovakia factory plans

The automotive giant has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government over a plant in Nitra to be operational by 2018

CGI of proposed residential care scheme in Yardley Wood Road, Solihull

Solihull development sites sold for care homes

Walsall-based Upward Property Estates plans to build new residential care facilities on pair of sites previously own by Solihull Council

Alan Bryce, Steven Jonas and Julia Morgan

Jonas Roy Bloom boosted by addition of Williamson & Soden's criminal practice

  • Law

The move signals Jonas Roy Bloom’s intention to expand in the criminal and regulatory defence market

Bournville Village Green as it looks today

Green idylls of Second City get the thumbs-up

14 parks and spaces in Birmingham win praise as part of national Green Flag awards

Lorely Burt looks on as Julian Knight wins the Solihull seat for the Tories in May's General Election

Former Solihull MP Lorely Burt takes business role with Lib Dems

Ex-MP who served for ten years will now help 'party's fightback' after it suffered devastating losses in May's General Election

Two more retailers have joined Mell Square in Solihull

Mountain Warehouse and Caffè Nero take space in Solihull

National chain agree ten-year deals with IM Properties to take units at Mell Square shopping centre

Robots in action on the Jaguar XE production line in Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover thought to be eyeing Poland or Slovakia for new factory

The move comes as the Midland car-maker continues its rapid growth amid plans to almost double production to 1.5 million vehicles a year

Poland or Slovakia in the frame as JLR ups ambitions

Prof David Bailey assess Jaguar Land Rover's potential move into Eastern Europe by setting up a new base there

Chapel Haven was once a Methodist Church on Narrow Lane in the village of Lowsonford in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

Former church transformed into stunning property

Look through the arched window to see a stunning transformation at this former church in Lowsonford

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