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The new Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover unveils new Discovery Sport

The Freelander name has been dispensed with as part of a strategy to develop a new ‘family’ of Discovery vehicles

British Car Auctions resurrects plans for former P&O site in Perry Bar

National chain wants to build 20-acre auction centre and resubmits planning application five years after vision was first unveiled

Work starts on £4.5m Solihull School sixth form centre

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

Liquid PR takes on Adrian Wheeler as non-exec director

Adrian Wheeler
Mr Wheeler is also non-executive director at London Communications Agency and Firefly

Former partner returns to mfg Solicitors

Sarah Coyne, who has returned to mfg Solicitors following a 10-year break
Sarah Coyne re-joins Worcestershire practice where she spent 14 years before taking career break

Business In Pictures

The Bromford pub which has been hit by a fire ahead of a planned redevelopment on the site

Fire at Birmingham pub earmarked for residential complex

Setback for The Bromford after fire rips through rear of the building ahead of planned development work

Aston University

Mercia Fund Management backs Aston EyeTech with new funding deal

Aston University spin-out plans to roll out software programme design to help optometrists

Smith Cooper supports MBO at Evac+Chair

Mark Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair, and Ed Saunders, tax advisory partner at Smith Cooper
In the wake of the deal the firm is now focusing on growing the global reach of its Emergency Solutions brand
David Bailey

David Bailey: End of the road for UK new car sales boom?

New car sales are close to record highs and may be peaking, thanks to an avalanche of used cars starting to hit residual values, interest rate rises looming and car makers less inclined to off-load cars in the UK market as European markets pick up.

A cultural divide from Bengal Bay to Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins bucket challenge
I've been scouring the world for the place to go to get away from Katie Hopkins... and I think I might have found it
Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Sarah Coyne, who has returned to mfg Solicitors following a 10-year break

Former partner returns to mfg Solicitors

Sarah Coyne re-joins Worcestershire practice where she spent 14 years before taking career break

Adrian Wheeler

Liquid PR takes on Adrian Wheeler as non-exec director

Mr Wheeler is also non-executive director at London Communications Agency and Firefly

New partners in the Birmingham office of KPMG (from left) Nick Harrison, Beccy Fenton and Matt Collinson with Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

Partner promotions at KPMG in Birmingham

Trio join partnership at One Snowhill as 52 promotions are made across the firm's UK offices

Videos & Photos

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover unveils new Discovery Sport

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

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Business Reporter
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