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Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

Murder trials, cheap suits and a hotline to a bygone era

A printing plate fitted to a cylinder of a rotary press during printing at Thomson Newspapers London Office circa 1950.
The passing of former Birmingham Post crime reporter Harry Hawkes at the age of 86 marks another severance of a link to an era routinely viewed as a golden age for newspaper journalism.

Time for real change to address inequality

General business
Frequently change is driven by a plethora of headlines based on reports based on data showing why it should happen.

All stories

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

A printing plate fitted to a cylinder of a rotary press during printing at Thomson Newspapers London Office circa 1950.

Murder trials, cheap suits and a hotline to a bygone era

The passing of former Birmingham Post crime reporter Harry Hawkes at the age of 86 marks another severance of a link to an era routinely viewed as a golden age for newspaper journalism.

General business

Time for real change to address inequality

Frequently change is driven by a plethora of headlines based on reports based on data showing why it should happen.

John Clancy

Birmingham doesn't always have to go for the bull's eye to win

Rebalancing the economy of the UK has become the new orthodoxy among all political parties. Rebalancing back towards more manufacturing, certainly.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor was one of several people apologising this week

No apology for being sick of apologies

The culture of mob rule via social media is starting to irk Birmingham Post columnist Jon Griffin

General business

Examining the productivity dilemma

Contained within the Office for Budget Responsibility's analysis of last December's Autumn Statement there is an assumption that productivity will rise steadily to reach 2% by 2019.

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV concept

Jaguar steps up the Pace

The firm has already invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant to enable it to increase production and said this week its workforce there had almost doubled over the past three years to around 9,500

New York Stock Exchange

The future could be mediocre without some radical thinking

Some experts are already signalling that markets could crash this year, with professional investors heading for the exit

A rally in Victoria square for Rover workers after company's collapse.

Dickens of delays as the little men lose out yet again

For the uninitiated, iSoft became a byword in Birmingham and further afield for a financial morass.

David Bailey

UK car sales boom in 2014, set to peak in 2015?

The surge in UK car sales last year even caught the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) on the hop, and it had to raise its forecast for 2014 sales growth from 6% to 8%. Even that was eventually surpassed.

General business

Andrew Whitehead: It's beginning to look a lot like biomass

Drax Power is the operator of the second largest coal power station in Europe, and has an ambitious corporate strategy, based on gradually converting a number of its generating units to become predominantly a biomass-fuelled power generator reliant on wood pellets in place of coal.

General business

Prince Charles re-enters the planning debate

Planning is about building quality places for us all. I remain concerned that the present planning agenda is neglecting issues of affordability, environmental and social justice and we urgently need to have planning principles that are inclusive and egalitarian.

David Bailey

Another blow for Rolls-Royce workers at Ansty

It's correct to say that Rolls-Royce faces a number of major headwinds in terms of military defence expenditure cuts, a perceived global slowdown, appreciating currency, and sanctions on Russia which will impact on its business there.

General business

Peru Climate Change conference - limited actions but acronyms aplenty

This latest climate change get-together in Peru has been criticized for its carbon intensity; countless air miles and hotels, fleets of buses to drive everyone around and diesel generators to power the conference venue.

People high street shopping.

High Streets need little guys for the spice of life

Most High Streets across Britain are dominated by national chains, pushing out the smaller independent shops.

Lord Bhattacharyya

Industrialist's claims on JLR pay talks were just another stumbling block

Jaguar Land Rover management and unions this week reached a new two-year pay deal, with a rise of 4.5 per cent in the first year of a two-year deal, plus a bonus payment of £825 per worker.

Peter Pannu

Peter Pannu's abusive rant apparently made towards a Blues fan

Peter Pannu, who has made a considerable sum out of Birmingham City, remains executive director, CEO and MD of the parent organisation which still controls a much-loved football club. Blues fans deserve better direction than that of a man forever damned by his own desperately clumsy words.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

'If Manchester is the Mourinho of how to run things then we're in a lower league altogether'

Chris Game argues that Birmingham seems content to be a slavish follower of Manchester and Greater Manchester and the way it has led in matters such as combined authorities

Birmingham Made Me

Beverley Nielsen: Showcasing the best of Midland design and innovation

The annual Birmingham Made Me Design Expo showed off some great Midlands innovation and design at Millennium Point as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

High Street is a medieval street, originally connecting the centre of Birmingham at the Bull Ring with the village of Deritend, across the River Rea

Videos & Photos

A dominant feature of Birmingham's skyline, the NatWest Tower looks set to be demolished

NatWest Tower set to be demolished for new building

Catherine Style, John Male, Managing Director, EFG; and Jennifer Morries, at the EFG Independent Financial Advisers reception held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

EFG holds annual reception for its clients at museum

Artist's impression of Gas Street Social at The Mailbox

Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

In This Week's Paper

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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