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The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line

Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to produce vehicles in Austria

The partnership has been described as one that will “complement” UK production rather than signalling a move away from the company’s core UK manufacturing base

Right to Buy sales drop in the West Midlands

New research says just under 1,200 social homes were sold in the 2014/15 fiscal year which was a decrease of over seven per cent

Chessetts House in Chessetts Wood Road, Lapworth.

Solihull is the second most expensive place to buy a home

A new survey has confirmed the appeal of Solihull and surrounding villages

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Government makes charter renewal pledge after MPs hit out at BBC Midland spend

  • BBC

More than 20 MPs turned out at a special debate in Parliament over BBC spending levels in the Midlands and the East

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox in Birmingham

Midlands should be top of the agenda at BBC charter debates, MP claims

  • BBC

Solihull MP Julian Knight demands the state broadcaster starts to listen to the region ahead of a special debate on BBC investment

The two millionth Land Rover Defender

Special two millionth Land Rover Defender rolls off Lode Lane production line

Defender 2,000,000 celebrates 67 years of continuous production at the Lode Lane factory for the vehicle that changed the face of motoring forever

Marks & Spencer to close two stores

Company says it will shut its base at The Fort in Castle Bromwich and Simply Food store in Shirley in a move affecting more than 120 staff

Robin Hood Farm in Danzey Green Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden

Get stuck into a project with Robin Hood Farm

It will take a few Merry Men to transform Robin Hood Farm in Tanworth-in-Arden

Oldberrow Croft Barn in Ullenhall, Henley-in-Arden

Two became one in this refurbished Warwickshire barn

Rooms were knocked together to create a country kitchen that is a real social space in this home

Four generations of the Range Rover line up together

Range Rover celebrates 45 years

Now in its fourth generation the vehicle proved a ground-breaker for Land Rover when it was launched in 1970

CGI of new office and restaurant development which has been handed the green light by Solihull planners

Green light for Solihull mixed-use development at Mell Square

Owner IM Properties already under offer for restaurant element of four-storey scheme which is due to open next September

Shirley Advance's proposed new scheme for the former Powergen site in Shirley

Eyesore Powergen block to go after 20-year planning wrangle

New dawn for former office building after going unused for two decades as developers plan major care and residential scheme

The BBC's Broadcasting House in London updated

BBC 'short-changing the Midlands' to be debated in Parliament

  • BBC

A special Westminster Hall debate will be held next Tuesday on BBC investment levels – which work out at £12.40 per licence-fee payer in this region

An elected mayor like Boris Johnson could be in situ by 2019

Elected mayor 'running West Midlands by 2019'

Leaders of seven council have accepted an elected mayor like Boris Johnson is inevitable if West Midlands is to break free from capital's control

The Dunlop Motorsport factory

Dunlop Motorsport plant to be demolished - ending 125 years of manufacturing history

The old plant and technical centre is set to be razed to the ground by the end of July following an application to Birmingham City Council

'Greater Birmingham' snub as council leaders plump for West Midlands Combined Authority

The Post understands leaders of seven authorities in the region have agreed to put an end to any plans to call combined authority "Greater Birmingham"

Thousands of West Midlands children in classes over legal size limit

New data suggests nearly 7,000 infants are in classes which breach the Government's guidelines on how big a class should be

A Land Rover Series II once owned by Spencer Wilkes at the Land Rover Heritage Driving Centre

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience offers a hand-on journey through car-maker's history

The Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience has joined a similar Jaguar operation at JLR's customer test facility at the former Prodrive proving ground at Fen End

Silver Blades ice rink development gets go-ahead despite pollution fears

Scheme at former Leisurebox site to go ahead after Birmingham City Council planners give the green light

Birmingham tops table for dearest parking permits

City joins Manchester at top of a countdown of UK's most expensive places for a resident's permit and even beats London borough Islington

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