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Founded in 1773, the Assay Office courted controversy last year with its decision to open a base in India

Assay Office could be stopped from using anchor mark abroad

Birmingham Assay Office could be forced to reverse decision to allow historic anchor symbol to be used by Indian sub-office after hallmarking council breaches ministerial undertaking

Aston Martin DB11

Tide turning for Aston Martin on back of DB11 success

Pre-tax profit back in the black as 'Second Century' transformation programme show signs of working

The Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Discovery

Jaguar Land Rover posts huge profit rise and record sales

Luxury car manufacturer sees sales in China rise by a third as profit stays above the £1.6bn mark

Subcon 2017: Top Gear's fastest ever car and other editors' picks

Trade magazine editors reveal their top picks for Subcon, the premier manufacturing supply chain show at the NEC - register for free here

The Airbus a380 arriving at Birmingham Airport, the Airbus is the one the worlds largest aircraft and operated by Emirates who are about to launch a regular service.

A look inside the Airbus A380 planes flying from Birmingham Airport

Take a look round the giant plane which will be a daily feature of Birmingham Airport - including its bar, lounge and plush business class seats

Midland Metro tram being tested near New Street Station

We want West Midlands firms to work on our tram lines say Midlands Metro bosses

The Midlands Metro Alliance, working on a series of tram line extensions, wants 80 per cent of suppliers to be based in West Midlands

BMW workers strike outside the Hams Hall plant last month

BMW workers suspend strike action after pension offer

Members of the Unite trade union are now considering the revised offer from the luxury car manufacturer following a series of walkouts

Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston's

Marston's acquires Bombardier brewer for £55m

Listed Black Country brewery buys out rival as acquisition strategy continues

Paintbox founder James Sharp (left) and BGF investor Aaron Baker

BGF helps Paintbox UK create a brighter future

Paintbox UK is enjoying the benefits of having BGF on board following investment last year

Cadbury wins latest trademark battle with Nestlé

Swiss group has tried to protect the distinctive shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar but fails in the Court of Appeal

Aston Martin's 2017 auction at the Aston Martin Works plant

Rare Aston Martins raise £5m at auction

Annual sale of old and new cars sees one car fetch more than £560,000

Manufacturer sets up base in hotel after bomb discovery

Guhring is forced out of its new home due to discovery of unexploded Second World War bomb in Aston

Basement bar at The Compound which has won a RIBA Award

Jewellery Quarter creative space and JLR factory win RIBA Awards

Annual ceremony which recognises exceptional architecture unveils the top projects in the West Midlands

John Price, chairman of cutlery manufacturer Arthur Price, who has died aged 88

Chairman of cutlery firm which supplied Concorde dies aged 88

John Price 'led a crusade' for the cutlery industry and travelled internationally to promote British business

Bernd Gress is the new plant director at BMW's factory in Hams Hall

BMW appoints new director to lead Hams Hall plant

Bernd Gress takes over the top job at a difficult time as factory faces a series of walkouts by staff in a row over pensions

Joe Holland, general manager of Accles & Shelvoke

Historic Birmingham manufacturer acquired by Danish group

Buyout of Accles & Shelvoke will expand product portfolio of new owner Frontmatec

Why BCU professor wants to replace 'career politicians' with engineers

Alan Pendry, Associate Professor of Advanced Systems Engineering at BCU erveals wishes ahead of speaking at Subcon at the NEC

What to expect at Subcon - the UK's premier manufacturing supply chain show

See the world class manufacturing experts from blue-chip organisations visiting Subcon and how to register for free

Liberty House to expand after Tata Steel buyout

Steel group says it will make multimillion-pound investments into plants

This Aston Martin DB6 Mark I Volante could reach up to £900,000 later this month

Rare Aston Martin to sell for £900k

1960s lot is considered one of the rarest post-war Aston Martins and features in the annual Bonhams auction

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Sumitra Oliver, Ben Hunt, CDI Group; Nickey Parmar, Andrew Knight, Service Birmingham.

CDI Group marks 30th anniversary with celebration

Darron's Fancy at Original Patty Men

Iconic burger place Original Patty Men to open bar and bakery

Speakers - Tom Francis, JLL; David Smith, Strata Real Estae/IPF; Nick Riley, Whittam Cox Architecs; Phillip Hillman, JLL; Allan Wilson, JLL.

IPF seminar puts spotlight on accommodation for students

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