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River Rea running through Austin Park in Longbridge town centre

New plans for River Rea in Longbridge

First phase of environmental and infrastructure works aimed at improving public realm and access around River Rea including new cycleways and footpaths

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

People are struggling to get on the housing ladder
Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review

Major Mere Green work months away after £6.4m sale

Shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, which are set to be redeveloped
The £6.4 million sale of a redevelopment scheme will allow work to start in July, with the likes of Marks & Spencer and Boots already signed up as tenants

Alycidon Capital appoints chief operating officer

Alycidon Capital's founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins (left) welcomes chief operating officer Alistair Macleod
Alycidon is located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and is headed up by co-founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins

Business In Pictures

River Rea running through Austin Park in Longbridge town centre

New plans for River Rea in Longbridge

First phase of environmental and infrastructure works aimed at improving public realm and access around River Rea including new cycleways and footpaths

Many mid-market bosses in Birmingham looking to sell-up

Nearly a third of mid-market firms in Birmingham want to sell up, according to new research.

Black Country workers axed as Carcraft closes amid £8m losses

Carcraft in Wednesbury where around 60 staff are being made redundant
Used car chain founded more than six decades ago has suddenly closed leaving 500 staff out of work nationally
Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham
The Post is campaigning for a fair share of funding from the state broadcaster - but, despite what its executives seem to think, we aren't telling them how to spend
One of the DeLorean gold cars

Former DeLorean director helps organise first ever reunion for car-maker

The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975

Dawn Hilton (front right), Louise Finnie, Eversheds senior partner David Beswick and Rich Lloyd (back right)

Three partner promotions at Eversheds' Birmingham office

Louise Finnie (corporate), Dawn Hilton (real estate) and Rich Lloyd (commercial dispute resolution) have all been made partners at the law firm

Simon Kaguramamba, Action Starter

BYPY 2015: Simon Kaguramamba, Action Starter

More from the technology category at 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year with our latest Q&A

Alycidon Capital's founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins (left) welcomes chief operating officer Alistair Macleod

Alycidon Capital appoints chief operating officer

Alycidon is located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and is headed up by co-founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins

Videos & Photos

Pictured at the opening of the new Sadler's Brewhouse and Bare are Eamonn Holmes with Chris Sadler (left) managing director and right, Ian King, sales manager

Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans

Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

The first electric powered tram in Erdington in 1907.

How Midland Metro progress still falls short of our Edwardian ancestors

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