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Sajid Javid in one of the vehicles on show at MIRA

Solihull roads will be a real-life test track for smart cars

More than 40 miles of road around Solihull and Coventry will be used to test a new generation of “smart” cars

Final Defender rolls off the production line in Solihull

Land Rover marks the end of Defender production

Special ceremony at Solihull plant welcomes former Top Gear presenters to see final Defender roll off the production line

Five bedroom, detached home in Spring Coppice Drive in Dorridge, Solihull.

Modern Dorridge home is filled with light

There is plenty to see (through) in this Solihull home where fenestrations really are a feature

Land Rover launched three special editions of the Defender to mark its final year of production

End of the road for Land Rover Defender

The final edition of the famous 4x4 will roll off the production line in Solihull tomorrow after 68 years of production

A new future awaits the Red Rose centre in Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield 'could rival Solihull as premier shopping destination'

High hopes for regeneration of town centre after city council buys Red Rose shopping centre and looks to a new future akin to Solihull's Touchwood centre

Sir Paul Ruddock

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.15= - Sir Paul Ruddock

Since his retirement financier Sir Paul Ruddock has devoted himself to the arts

Joan Lane, Sylvia Flanner, John Flanner MBE, Ally Flanner

Mayor of Solihull joins local business people at book launch

The Mayor of Solihull joined local business people and dignitaries to celebrate a book launch and the creation of a new National Civil Service Award

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

Public inquiry launched over Touchwood extension

A public inquiry is to be held following objections over plans to extend the Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull

Boys begin to close gap on GCSE performance in Birmingham

GCSE results suggest tide could be turning as more exams introduced

Changan Automotive is increasing its footprint in the West Midlands

Changan Automotive boosts investment in West Midlands

Jobs boost for the region as firm trebles footprint on Birmingham Business Park after acquiring 80,000 sq ft of offices

The Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 was creating with an all-star cast including adventurer Bear Grylls and actress and conservationist Virginia McKenna

One-off "Defender 2,000,000" becomes most costly ever Land Rover at £400k

The one-off vehicle, which like all the others has been manufactured at Land Rover’s Solihull, was sold at Bonhams


MP demands action after pay gap between West Midlands men and women grows to £5,500

The pay gap between the sexes rose to almost £5,500 last year, from £5,080 the year before

Plans for rail lines, cycleways and Metro extensions agreed by chiefs

Movement for Growth sets out plans to extending the Metro, a wider Sprint bus network and train lines in Castle Bromwich, Moseley and Kings Heath

Parkgate in Shirley will go on the market next year

£85m Parkgate retail development to go on sale

Shirley regeneration project which completed last year will be placed on the market after owners secure final tenants

Rochdi Ziyat, chief executive of Vinci Energies UK and Ireland

Vinci Energies UK strengthens group with buyout

Solihull-based business acquires Derbyshire outfit AND Automation in 'significant milestone' for both companies

Solihull named best in region for primary schools

Borough comes top of 14 local authorities in the West Midlands region according to a new report released by education watchdog Ofsted

CGI of plans to regenerate the former Powergen site in Shirley

Powergen plans to spell the end for Madin's office block

Long-awaited application is finally lodged to knock down and regenerate vacant building in Shirley town centre which has been empty for more than two decades

Adoption parties

Childcare costs outstripping pay, data shows

New data shows working mums are paying more than they earn for childcare – and a city MP has called for government action

Paul Fulford, Tom Cullen, Alev Dervish and Tom Carroll at Connolly's Wines tasting event at the Library of Birmingham

Connolly's wine tasting event at the Library of Birmingham hailed a success

Scores of wines from around the world were served at Connolly's Wine Merchants' annual winter tasting event.

Lodge Paddocks in Warings Green Road, Hockley Heath, has quite the manorial look with its imposing frontage and solid oak and iron studded front door.

Lodge Paddocks makes a striking first impression

A house suitable for horse lovers makes an imposing first impression

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