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A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

How Birmingham Sprint may look
The Midlands’ first bus-based rapid transit system could be running in two years

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent

Severn Trent new CEO
New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility

Business In Pictures

Serene Furnishings' owners Tasleem Tasab (left) and Nadirah Habib

Serene Furnishings expands on Hill Top Estate

London & Cambridge properties signs up existing tenant to even more space ahead of product launch next year

Severn Trent new CEO

Senior management shake-up at Severn Trent

New roles and responsibilities at utility firm as it prepares for new regulatory period

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM
Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facility
The Vauxhall Vivaro, which has secured 1,200 jobs over the next decade

Viva Vauxhall! (and a Vauxhall Viva to come as well…)

Vauxhall’s UK quality and work practices now compare with anywhere in Europe, and the adaptability and skill level of Vauxhall’s UK workforce is a major asset for the firm

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

General business
Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.
A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

Family law solicitor Sue Brookes from Mills & Reeve, who has qualified as a mediator

New mediator boosts Mills & Reeve's family law team

Ms Brookes, who has worked at the firm for six years, advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdowns, focusing on financial settlements and child arrangements

Matt Taylor, director of Headline Communications, shows off his Bolton Ironman UK medal

Headline director proves he is a real Ironman

Matt Taylor completes gruelling triathlon and raises thousands for charity Scope

Oxygen Accelerator has won a contract to help rejuvenate Wolverhampton-based start-up scheme SPARK. Pictured are Nigel Babb, Ian Oakes, Simon Jenner, Paul Cherry and Luke Hill

Oxygen Accelerator set to re-ignite SPARK scheme

Funded by and located at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, SPARK gives the equivalent of £10,000 worth of support for each aspiring start-up in certain sectors

Videos & Photos

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

How Birmingham Sprint may look

Sprint buses down Hagley Road by 2016 under £15m plans

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

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