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Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

David Bailey: Service Birmingham's £63,000-a-day Dividend Bombshell

Capita
The financial details of the deal between Birmingham City Council and Capita in the form of Service Birmingham (SB) remain shrouded in secrecy.

Jon Griffin: Jaguar Land Rover success story masks a nation of pay freeze strugglers

The new Jaguar Land Rover Engine plant factory in Wolverhampton.
Unite union representatives sat down with Jaguar Land Rover management to discuss wage rises for around 23,000 workers.

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Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

Capita

David Bailey: Service Birmingham's £63,000-a-day Dividend Bombshell

The financial details of the deal between Birmingham City Council and Capita in the form of Service Birmingham (SB) remain shrouded in secrecy.

The new Jaguar Land Rover Engine plant factory in Wolverhampton.

Jon Griffin: Jaguar Land Rover success story masks a nation of pay freeze strugglers

Unite union representatives sat down with Jaguar Land Rover management to discuss wage rises for around 23,000 workers.

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.

The University of Birmingham's Boris the Robot, unveiled this month

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

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.

Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest

Review: Beethoven Symphony Cycle, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe finds a Beethoven performance at Symphony Hall to be full of gusto and a refreshing change from previous more low key shows

David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

General business

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven McCabe: Scottish referendum's profound implications for the British economy

The issues uppermost in the mind of Prime Minister David Cameron are the consequences of the possibility of a yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum and how to react to the truly shocking events in Iraq.

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Lord Bhattacharyya: England needs to regain spirit of enterprise

The outcome of the Scottish referendum will have an effect on industrial policy as it will many other aspects of our national life.

Additive Layer Manufacturing (3D Printing) at WMG

John Clancy: Can Birmingham become the 'city of a 1,000 3D printers'?

By being a city driven simply by finance and commerce, service and public sector bases, Birmingham is much more likely to become a city of extreme haves and have-nots.

General business

Andrew Whitehead: Why no one is banking on Scottish independence

The UK, including Scotland, undoubtedly has a large and successful financial service industry, respected across the world.

Birmingham Bach Choir

Review: Birmingham Bach Choir, Symphony Hall

Birmingham Bach Choir delivered one of the most important concerts in its history when it performed the Unfinished Remembering which was commissioned by the choir to mark the outbreak of the the First World War

Stuart Wallace: Fiscal change on the Scottish horizon

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, fiscal change is coming north of the border, argues Stuart Wallace

David Bailey: However Scotland votes, regional devolution should be back on agenda

Regardless of which way the vote falls, the debate of regional devolution must be placed firmly back on the agenda, argues David Bailey

Andrew Whitehead: Shopping for Scottish Independence

Having discussed the energy, education and manufacturing sectors, the senior partner at SGH Martineau turns his attention to the Scottish retail sector and how it could be affected by a Yes vote

Peter Shirley: Politicians challenged to protect nature

Ahead of the General Election, two of the nation's leading nature conservation bodies are calling for all parties to commit to a Nature and Wellbeing Act - Peter Shirley examines the issues.

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?

Andrew Whitehead: Manufacturing an argument for the Scottish independence debate

Would a 'Yes' vote in Scotland enhance or reduce the manufacturing sector in the country and the UK as a whole?  

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.

Videos & Photos

Park Regis Hotel sky bar work set to begin offering new views of Birmingham

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

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