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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

  • Law

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Mike Whitby and Boris Johnson at Downing Street

Why is government allowing the West Midlands to drag out the elected mayor issue?

When the subject of a directly elected mayor has reared its head in Birmingham it has traditionally been ground into the dust by opponents but the issues just refuses to go away

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB Hatch Chartered Accountants

HCB continues its expansion with North West tie-up

  • Law

Berry and Berry Law is more than 100-years-old with two offices in Walkden and Whitefield staffed by a team of local solicitors and 14 staff.  The move brings HCB’s office total to 23 throughout the UK, and strengthens its presence in the North West

Coventry set to join Birmingham and Black Country in new regional authority

Business leaders have welcomed a "brave and historic" decision by Coventry City Council's ruling Labour group to support joining Birmingham and the Black Country in a combined authority

Tim Dye, executive chairman of CamNutra

CamNutra reaches £800,000 crowdfunding target in just one week

CamNutra opened its doors to investors via crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room and surpassed its £800,000 investment target in just over seven days

Chestnuts on Lady Byron Lane in Knowle

Buyers will be go nuts for this colourful Solihull home

The first thing that hits the visitor when walking into Chestnuts on Lady Byron Road in Solihull is the pop of colour.

Chancellor George Osborne has told Birmingham it must have a directly elected mayor

Birmingham must agree to elected mayor says George Osborne

Chancellor warns that a new combined authority for the city, Black Country and possible Solihull must have a mayor to benefit from new funding for housing and transport

Mike Bushell - Sutton Coldfield BID, Luke Crane Jewellery Quarter BID, Stephanie Kerr-Leamington Spa BID, Adrian Field Worcester BID, Melanie Palmer - Solihull BID; Aftab Gaffar-Rugby BID and Cherry Shine Wolverhampton BID

Solihull sets up joint forum for region's business improvement districts

Solihull BID, which recently secured a second five-year term with a 72 per cent yes vote, has created the regional forum BID Central.

Deliveroo driver in Birmingham Arslan Zahid

Deliveroo restaurant service launches in Birmingham

Online delivery service has signed up more than 40 outlets in Birmingham with Solihull set to come on board next month

Solihull local election results 2015: Who was elected in your area?

The results are in for the 2015 Solihull local elections. Find out who was elected in your area.

Prime Minister David Cameron

General election: Attack mode as big guns scrap over Midland votes

The final days of the election campaign get down and dirty as parties take aim at each other with 'secret plans' and 'who can you trust?'

White Lodge in High Street, Henley-in-Arden.

Henley-in-Arden townhouses are too good to turn down

This Henley-in-Arden home is twice as nice as you can also buy the matching house next door.

Peter Kay, who plays John in Car Share and Sian Gibson who plays Kayleigh

Solihull writer's Car Share comedy breaks BBC iPlayer records

  • BBC

The new comedy series, which premiered in full on the iPlayer from 24 to 28 April, saw comedy fans flock in their millions to the BBC’s on demand service

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director

200,000 families reaping the benefits of Jaguar Land Rover's success

The Midland car-maker’s growth - which shows no sign of slowing - has seen its workforce doubled since 2008 and thousands of further jobs created in the UK supply chain

A blended image showing how Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham has changed over the years

Blended images show how decades have changed Birmingham

Images created using digital  technology show how the region we live in today looked quite so different decades before

Rick Cressman outside Nailcote Hall

Nailcote Hall expands thanks to Birmingham Post Growth Fund

Nailcote Hall in Berkswell survived an assault by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Civil War and in recent decades has enjoyed a new lease of life as a luxury hotel, entertainment venue and the location of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship golf tournament

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Time for the Midlands to make up its mind

London Mayor Boris Johnson believes the West Midlands would benefit from combined authority

Solihull World War 2 pilot Ian Fraser, who has died

Naval bomber pilot who destroyed Italian cruiser against all odds

In 1942, Fraser was in 830 Naval Air Squadron, flying Albacore torpedo bombers, based on the besieged island of Malta.

Windward House in Lapworth Street, Lapworth.

This fine country house in Lapworth has been home to the same family for six decades

Take a look at this fine country house in Lapworth that has been home to the same family for six decades

David Pack, 93-year-old second world war veteran from Shirley. Picture by Wendy Aldiss.

RAF veteran who escaped the Japanese by days during the war returns to Singapore

93-year-old veteran David Pack who served in Singapore during the Second World War has spoken of his "emotional" return to the city state for the first time in 73 years.

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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor