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The bear pit at Dudley Zoo prior to restoration

Can we bear to let Dudley Zoo design classic crumble?

Architect Joe Holyoak examines what fate awaits run-down parts of famous zoo and no guarantees of funding mean an uncertain future lies ahead

Tata JLR Jaguar Land Rover

Fall in JLR sales in China dents Tata Motors' Profits

Tata Motors said today that net profit for the last quarter fell by 2%, hit by lower JLR sales in China. This was better than many analysts had expected.

General business

Have we all got the energy for a Brexit?

The outline of a deal for the UK has just been announced, and an early Brexit vote looks a distinct possibility.

An artist's impression of how the new Martineau Galleries will look with the 780-ft tower in the centre

The moment for Martineau Galleries is now

Community leaders are demanding action on a giant regeneration site in Birmingham city centre - agenda editor Graeme Brown looks at why it is so important

Driverless vehicles manufactured by Midland firm RDM Group

Driverless cars really are coming, starting in Coventry

The government have announced this week that over 40 miles of roads in Coventry are to be equipped with technologies to assist autonomous or driverless cars

CGI of the new iCentrum building which opens in March

Investing in innovation is key driver for growth

Innovation Birmingham's chief executive David Hardman examines the price and benefits of investing for future growth

CGI of Beorma Quarter's 30-storey tower

Comment: Can the Beorma Quarter match its towering ambition?

As work on the next phases of the Beorma Quarter in Digbeth is imminent, architect Joe Holyoak casts his eye over one of most significant regeneration projects

Climate change

Mixed reactions after the Le Bourget climate talks

Naturally, sceptics will argue that the Paris talks were all a monumental waste of time and money, whereas many environmentalists will bemoan the fudge and obfuscation in the final outcome.

Jaguar Formula E race car

Jaguar's Formula E entry showcases green ambitions

Professor David Bailey examines the decision by Jaguar to enter Formula E and its potential impact the future of the firm's green credentials

Manufacturing Advisory Service

Scrapping MAS is a retrograde step

Professor David Bailey reflects on the decision to scrap the Business Growth Service (BGS), including the popular Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Growth Accelerator programme.

We must give green light to build James Bond's cars in Birmingham

The Post reveals today that Aston Martin is looking seriously at Sutton Coldfield for a new plant - why our business editor thinks it must happen

Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich production line

The UK Auto Industry and Europe

Professor David Bailey reflects on the impact of EU membership on the UK's auto industry.

General business

Climate talks - The stage is set

With a sharp focus now on security concerns, the French capital will continue to dominate the headlines, as many world leaders finalise their travels plans and head for the French capital later this month for the COP 21 climate talks in Paris.

A Volkswagen Passat CC car being tested for its exhaust emissions.

The VW scandal has a long way to go

Since the Volkswagen emissions scandal the company has brought in a new CEO, posted its first quarterly loss in 15 years, and has sought pin the blame on a few 'rogue' software engineers.

A Volkswagen Passat CC car being tested for its exhaust emissions

How will Volkswagen restore its reputation after 'dieselgate' scandal?

Professor David Bailey reflects on the recent eruption of Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal

The Uber app being used as the car-sharing service.

When is a meter not a meter?

The High Court has handed down a declaratory judgment, in proceedings brought by regulator Transport for London and the "bête noire" of the black cabs, Uber.

The Green Economy in decline

Midlands-based Mark Group, which until recently was a reputable installer of solar PV panels, was put into receivership earlier this month with over a thousand jobs either lost already or at risk.

Coun Waseem Zaffar has accused Sir Albert Bore of leaving unanswered questions over Service Birmingham

We still need to see the whole Capita Service Birmingham contract

Professor David Bailey calls for greater access and scrutiny of the Capita Service Birmingham contract

A New Street Apple makes for an appealing city core

The world's largest retailer is investing in a part of the city which looked unloved and lacking direction a matter of months ago

Chancellor George Osborne

Birmingham China Business Forum pick up the Chancellor's challenge

Chancellor George Osborne's visit to China shows the opportunities are there but breaking down the doors is still an issue, says Mike Loftus

Videos & Photos

The Kings Norton Mop on October 7, 1963. All images taken by Phyllis Nicklin.

WATCH: New film inspired by nostalgic pictures of Birmingham

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

Charlie Toogood, Ian Stinger, both GVA; Martin Guest, CBRE

CBRE hosts party to mark anniversary

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor