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Holiday Inn Solihull embarks on £1m ground floor refurbishment

The eight-week project is set to be completed by the middle of March

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MPs

  • BBC

Politicians from the three top parties call for greater investment in the Midlands from the broadcaster, which invests far more per head in every other region

Deadline looms for £15,000 small business competition

Winner will be announced at a glittering awards dinner being held at The Hawthorns on Monday March 16

Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster which has been acquired by Helena and Andy Hogarth

Stone Manor Hotel under new ownership

Couple behind Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Solihull have acquired their second property

Jaguar Land Rover recently opened its Engine Manufacturing Centre at i54 exclusive

JLR eyes foreign factory after UK pay row fallout

Car manufacturer is said to be on the hunt for new factory sites in Turkey and Austria following the recent pay disputes in the UK with trade unions

Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sutton Coldfield and Solihull dominate most expensive property list

A total of 34 properties in the Birmingham area sold for more than £1 million in 2014

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals rake in £4m for parking

  • NHS

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals was top of the league for money received from parking charges

Grace Academy students get down to business

Students from the Solihull academy have been competing in a national business challenge

The Victoria Cross

Birmingham to create 'Walk of Heroes' to honour Great War VC winners

Birmingham's 10 Great War Victoria Cross recipients are to be honoured with the creation of a Walk of Heroes.

Andy Gollop who suffers with PTSD after serving in the Army for 14 years

Call to protect Midland veterans' payouts from means test

Midland veterans fear their war pensions could be swallowed up by care costs because they are "unfairly" singled out.

Chessetts House in Chessetts Wood Road, Lapworth.

Two houses make impressive package for those with £3 million to spend in Lapworth

Get two for one with Chessetts House and Chessetts Padddocks behind it in Lapworth

Paul Cusack, BRI Wealth Managements joint chief executive (left) with Simon Preston

BRI Wealth Management expands financial services team

Mr Preston joins BRI from Broadstone, formerly BDO Investment Management, where he advised clients for over 12 years, and was latterly responsible for its Birmingham office

Prime Minister David Cameron

Long Election campaign is well under way as parties limber up

I hope you're not tired of the election yet, because the West Midlands is set to be at the heart of the campaign when it begins in earnest.

The Courtyard in Solihull

Letting spree at The Courtyard in Solihull

Agencies secure string of tenancies in town centre office development

Lafarge Tarmac

Lafarge Tarmac sold to Irish rival CRH in £5bn deal

Solihull firm changes hands in giant deal which sees Dublin-based CRH become a market leader

Peel's Restaurant at Hampton Manor. Sommelier Seamus Sharkey is pictured with diners

Third AA rosette for Peel's Restaurant at Hampton Manor

The first restaurant in Solihull to receive the coveted culinary accolade, it joins a handful of restaurants in the region which have made the jump form two to three rosettes, including Simpsons, Purnell’s, Adam’s, Turners and Loves

Julian Lloyd Webber is selling his Stradivarius after being forced to retire

Julian Lloyd Webber says he wants to see his rare cello go to a good home as he can no longer play it himself

Nick Clegg

Tories could hit public sector workers with "regional pay" plan, says Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister says he blocked controversial plan to pay workers in parts of the Midlands less than those in the south

Land Rover Defender celebrations continue with the recreation of a 1948 production line at the Solihull plant

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover's Solihull plant

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover

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