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High Speed Rail

HS2 viaduct plans for South Staffordshire scrapped

Government responds to local campaign as protesters warned over impact on countryside around Lichfield

Losses increase at Birmingham City FC's owner

St Andrew's, home of Birmingham City FC
Full-year results for Birmingham International Holdings show losses grew on the back of reduced revenue for Championship club

Barclays closes Moseley branch due to declining footfall

Former Barclays branch in Moseley
The branch was one of the oldest working banks in Birmingham but was forced to close down due to customers using nearby sites

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce
Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant
Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

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Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

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The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus
David Bailey

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus hits bumps in the road again

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus has just announced that it will cut around a quarter of its workforce in a desperate attempt to cut costs.

Jon Griffin: Jobs are being sacrificed at the altar of new technology

The University of Birmingham's Boris the Robot, unveiled this month
Steve Wozniak: I do fear for the future with computers becoming more and more like real people. Already jobs are being replaced with more machinery and kiosks - I do sometimes worry about losing jobs.
Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co's new operations director Andrew Edginton

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co appoints new operations director

Mr Edginton, who was finance director for an operating unit at BT Business, takes up his new role at the Birmingham-headquartered international law firm on October 6

New recruits at the Birmingham office of PR firm Grayling, Emma Hall (left) and Dani Millward

Grayling strengthens Birmingham team

New recruits join Newhall Street-based agency to boosts its PR and digital accounts for clients such as Deloitte and Marks & Spencer

Videos & Photos

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

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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