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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

Well Meadow in Bates Lane, Tanworth-in-Arden, has been designed by architect Graham Sharp.

Stylish £1m glass house in Solihull has the wow factor

Appearances are deceptive, as there is a lot more to this 'bungalow' than meets the eye

Jaguar XE

Test Drive: Jaguar XE has 22 ways to personalise it

Nicknamed the 'baby' Jaguar, the new XE model offers a generous amount of interior space for five people

Aston Martin DB10 at the launch of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at Pinewood Studios

Aston Martin DB10 glimpsed in Spectre James Bond trailer

The official trailer for the film, which can be viewed below, has now been released and it features glimpses of the Aston Martin DB10 created specially for the film

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Secure Trust Bank boss calls for 'level playing field' in UK banking market

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Solihull-based Secure Trust Bank, has hit out at a new eight per cent bank corporation tax surcharge

Derek John Morris

Tributes to Midland skate maker who got Europe rolling

Derek Morris, the man behind Solihull-based Morris Vulcan Ltd and MV Sports and Leisure, helped transform the UK’s toy industry over several decades.

CGI of the new motorway services on the M42 near Catherine de Barnes

Plans in for new M42 motorway services

  • M42

Region's next services near Birmingham Airport could be open by the end of 2017 and are expected to attract 80,000 vehicles a week

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

Education team on board at HCB Solicitors and Chartered Accountants

  • Law

A specialist education law team headed up by Andrew Barrowclough has joined HCB and it follows the appointment of a corporate law team led by Paul Corren

Land Rover is launching three special editions of its iconic Defender model to mark its final year of production

Land Rover Defender production set to run on into 2016

In January Land Rover announced a year of celebration to mark the final year of Defender production at its Solihull plant

From left: Richard and Chris Sargeant, co-founders of Handmade Burger Company, with Finance Birmingham investment director Clive Broadhurst

Handmade Burger Company secures £600k to support Grand Central launch

Finance Birmingham backs burger business founded in Birmingham in 2006 to open third outlet in the city

Andrew Elsby-Smith, group finance director at Amtico International and Mark Lewis, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Amtico expansion

Amtico International, headquartered in Coventry, makes a range of wood, stone and abstract look flooring

JLR staff in row over Ramadan breaks

Workers claim some Muslims were passing out due to heat in factories run by luxury car maker

Council leaders launch the prospectus for the proposed West Midlands Combined Authority

Whitehall millions bypass Midlands on way north

Region's MPs angry over shocking shortfall in handouts to West Midlands compared to other regions

A CGI of how the extended Touchwood centre in Solihull would look with St Alphege Church in the background

Plans submitted to expand Solihull's Touchwood shopping centre

The expansion would see the addition of 30 new shops, restaurants and cafés and the creation of a new open street

Loansathome4u sold in £82.5m deal

Solihull home credit provider acquired by Non-Standard Finance which specialises in serving customers shunned by mainstream banks

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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