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Baddesley Clinton near Solihull.

Army of volunteers spring into action for annual clean-up

If the annual spring clean seems like hard work, spare a thought for the volunteers and workers of the National Trust. Mary Griffin discovers the great efforts to clean Warwickshire's best kept historic houses and gardens

Tim Pile, president of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Chamber chief urges Birmingham to become the 'new Victorians'

Tim Pile says city should grip potential as business leaders recognised at annual awards

Business

Clarke Associates wins business programme PR brief

Wythall agency renews contract to spearhead communications campaign for Business Development Programme

Robert Bloxham from ORB Creative at the Birmingham Post Investors' Fortress event.

Politicians and businesses welcome £5m Birmingham Post Growth Fund return

Cabinet ministers and businesspeople alike herald new fund as a boost to small and medium-sized firms

Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

Solihull-based Land Rover has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic

Paul Roberts, new creative director with Solihull-based NC Creative Group, with managing director Åsa Walker

NC Creative strengthens senior team with new director

Paul Roberts has joined the marcomms agency to bolster its design activities.

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers: I'm the man with the plan to fix city's failing children's services

Mark Rogers, the council chief executive with the biggest job in local government, talks to Neil Elkes.

Loose Tubes

Jazz monster Loose Tubes let loose for festival

It's one of the UK's major jazz festivals and it's right here on the doorstep. Peter Bacon looks forward to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

bournville college

£5m RGF award for Birmingham Post Growth Fund to boost the region

The Post, alongside partner Bournville College, has been given the money by government to distribute to companies throughout the region, and help to stimulate investment and unlock job creation

Ed Miliband promises "Greater Birmingham" share of £20 billion - but only if region creates a combined super-council

Labour leader Ed Miliband is revealing plans to strip £20 billion from Whitehall departments and give the funds to regions to create jobs, during a visit to Birmingham.

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

HgCapital

Growth on horizon as HgCapital acquires The Parts Alliance

  • BBC

The deal sees Peter Sephton retained as chief executive, who pledged to drive the enhanced business forward with “quick decision-making” and “best in class systems and practices”.

David Cameron

David Cameron: A little help goes a long way for many

We pledged that we would act, to help all those who were working hard, saving up, and setting their sights on buying a home of their own.

Steve Hollis

Greater Birmingham submits Strategic Economic Plan bid for £440m

The 51 priority projects outlined in the SEP are worth a total of £440 million over five years and the GBSLEP is asking for £86.3 million for 2015/16

House Of Fraser, in Corporation Street, Birmingham

House of Fraser linked with Chinese takeover

The House of Fraser group, which has 60 UK stores including the Corporation Street flagship, is being targeted by Chinese conglomerate the Sanpower Group

Anthony Coombs

Upturn for S&U 'bodes well for wider economy'

Chairman of the Solihull-based company, Anthony Coombs, told the Post: “I think the prognosis is improving for the British economy"

Arts group awarded £226,300 for history project inspired by Birmingham bus route

Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £226,300 will enable the South Asian arts organisation Sampad to undertake an 18-month project researching the history of the communities that live along the Road between Sparkbrook and Hall Green

Primary School children at work in a classroom.

Midland academy sponsors banned from opening more schools

Trusts told they can’t open new free schools or academies until they prove that pupils at their existing colleges “get a good education”

Anita Bhalla

New BBC Birmingham plans welcomed by businesses

  • BBC

New Guerrilla Group and digital commitment shows progress, according to creative sector boss

Police

West Midlands firms 'have lost confidence in police'

Claims faith must be restored to the business community after data showed that two out of five businesses nationally do not bother to report crime to police

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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