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Rileys Sports Bars falls into administration as 15 sites close down

Deloitte appointed to snooker hall chain as administrators 'seek to stabilise' the business and trade the remaining outlets

Parkgate development in Shirley

Colliers International appointed to Parkgate scheme

Birmingham office of property consultancy wins brief to manage £85 million development which opened earlier this year

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appearing at National Entrepreneurs Convention in Birmingham

Mr Wozniak, who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage, alongside his friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention

Karen Palmer with Meridian partner Philip Harrison

Practice manager joins Meridian Private Client

  • Law

Karen Palmer joins after more than 30 years as a personal assistant of which 15 years were spent in the legal sector at Wragge & Co

Johnson Cars launches three new dealerships

Company's expansion includes largest Volkswagen dealership in Europe at its hub in Shirley

Tribute to race relations fighter and 'bon viveur' Ted Ratnaraja

Edward Ratnaraja, who was also a prominent figure in the Midland Liberal Party, died at the age of 74

The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE creating 4,000 Midland jobs

First Jaguar to be built at Land Rover factory in Solihull will generate thousands of jobs in the region, both directly and through partners and supply chain in biggest manufacturing employment boost for decades

The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE is 'make or break' for ambitious plans, director accepts

The XE vehicle programme director believes in order to succeed it may need to be better than rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Carillion wins £12m A45 South Bridge contract

Support services giant to lead design and build of wider bridge aimed at easing congestion around Birmingham Airport and NEC

The new Jaguar XE

David Bailey: Jaguar Land Rover needs the XE to sell well

Will Jaguar succeed with the new XE saloon and finally challenge a sector dominated by German manufacturers?

The new Jaguar XE

New Jaguar XE saloon represents 'pivotal moment'

Midland manufacturer launches new car to take on the might of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the compact executive saloon market

Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne who thinks the eastern part of Birmingham will be "battered" by the development of HS2

Giant HS2 yard is 'battering' east of the city

Loss of Washwood Heath jobs is threat to green belt, warns city MP Liam Byrne         

HMS Pathfinder was the first ship to be destroyed by a submarine-launched torpedo 100 years ago

Solihull couple to dive on first ship sunk by U-boat torpedo

Sarah Jepson and Mark Callaghan, from Solihull, will be diving on the cruiser Pathfinder which was steaming off the east coast of Scotland.

General business

Trevor Law: Carry out reviews on outgoings - but with care

An interesting exercise is to count the number of financial services products that you hold.

Airplane taking off on the runway at Birmingham Airport

Lorely Burt: Birmingham Airport runway policy could sacrifice UK growth

Airport expansion sparks an inevitable tug 'o' war between those who see larger airports as key to economic growth, and those worried about the impact on the environment.

Lorely Burt

Lib Dem MP Lorely Burt defies party over runway extensions

Member for Solihull says she wants to leave the door open for expansion of sites such as Birmingham Airport

Solihull School headmaster David Lloyd (left) inspects the start of building work on its new £4.5m sixth form centre with (from left) Ian Brinksman of Malcolm Payne Group, Mike Thompson of Rider Levett Bucknall, Solihull bursar Richard Bate and Philip Wright, Tim Burt and Richard Monk, all of Speller Metcalfe.

Work starts on £4.5m Solihull School sixth form centre

New development will feature green credentials and provide latest addition to site which has been home to school since 1882

Ian Starbuck and Angela Sheen from Johnson Fellows

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm

A speed camera

I'll switch Birmingham's speed cameras back on, new police boss pledges

New police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said he would be looking at the speed camera issue as a priority

David Jamieson with supporters

New PCC David Jamieson wants to turn speed cameras back on

West Midlands police and crime commissioner makes first pledge after dismal electoral turn-out

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