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Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

No MG sports car in the pipeline as firm instead focuses on SUV arrival

MG's new SUV, which is set to make its debut in China as the GTS this spring
MG Motor UK's marketing chief says a sports car is still some way off but did not rule out future development

Parade of historic Jaguars and Land Rovers made possible thanks to £100m classic car collection purchase

A parade of Jaguar and Land Rover heritage vehicles at the Lode Lane plant to mark the start of Jaguar production there
The parade, which took place within the road network of the Lode Lane factory, featured 40 classic Jaguar Land Rover models spanning the decades

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Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

MG's new SUV, which is set to make its debut in China as the GTS this spring

No MG sports car in the pipeline as firm instead focuses on SUV arrival

MG Motor UK's marketing chief says a sports car is still some way off but did not rule out future development

A parade of Jaguar and Land Rover heritage vehicles at the Lode Lane plant to mark the start of Jaguar production there

Parade of historic Jaguars and Land Rovers made possible thanks to £100m classic car collection purchase

The parade, which took place within the road network of the Lode Lane factory, featured 40 classic Jaguar Land Rover models spanning the decades

Aston Martin urged to choose Longbridge for new factory

Business and civic leaders say the former MG Rover base would be idea with the luxury marque said to be looking for a new production plant

The Range Rover Evoque

Larger Evoque tipped to be next addition to Range Rover family

The model tipped to be the next arrival in the Range Rover family is a longer and larger version of the Range Rover Evoque, bridging the gap between the standard version and the Range Rover Sport

Jaguar XEs rolling off the production line in Solihull

Jaguar XE makes history as first Big Cat to be produced in Solihull

Jaguar’s new XE saloon is being produced in all-new production facilities at the Lode Lane plant following an investment of almost £2 billion

Getting an inside track with Chinese investment

Chinese investment and its support for UK manufacturing is as important now as ever, says Mike Loftus

Aston Martin considers new Birmingham factory to build 4x4 cars

Luxury marque reportedly planning a new plant with Birmingham and South Wales the front-runners

Mini Metros roll out of the assembly line at Longbridge in 1980 - thousands could have been sold to Indonesia under a project which eventually collapsed

Secret Far East plan which could have saved Rover

Discussions were held in the mid-90s about selling thousands of Metros to Indonesia under 'Project Maleo' but collapsed when Suharto regime fell in 1998

MG Rover workers at a protest rally outside the Longbridge factory in April 2005

MG Rover crisis ten years on still leaves unanswered questions

As the landmark anniversary passed this week, the Post recalls the desperate attempts to save the Longbridge carmaker in 2005 and how the bitter fallout from its collapse is still being felt to this day

The new MG6

MG hopes new MG6 will fuel further growth

Launch of the latest MG6 comes on the back of a successful 2014 for Longbridge manufacturer which saw it claim to be the fastest-growing automotive brand in Britain.

Longbridge Technology Park is one of several developments in the decade since MG Rover closed

Longbridge's reinvention is a lesson to us all

The passing of MG Rover in 2005 was both a sad and landmark event, but mourning the firm's demise isn't necessarily the right path to follow, says Jon Griffin

Staff outside the old MG Rover factory in Longbridge in April 2005 at the time of its collapse

Lasting legacy of MG Rover's demise

Questions still need to be answered and lessons learned ten years after the collapse of MG Rover, argues Professor David Bailey

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

MG Rover creditors could receive another £56m

Liquidator PwC says further payouts could be in line as original administrators continue to pursue claims against manufacturer

Nigel Farage on the campaign trail at Himley Hall in Dudley

Farage claims business backing for HS2 is 'to gain contracts'

Outspoken UKIP leaders reiterates stance that party would scrap high-speed rail link amid fears it would benefit London more than Birmingham

Guardfreight's E-Containerlock

Guardfreight's E-Containerlock tipped to save billions

E-Containerlock has been developed by Droitwich-based Guardfreight and can be fitted to all types of shipping containers, roller shutter doors, trailer barn doors and bulk liquid tankers

Mike Bell from JLR will deliver the 2015 Lunar Society Annual Lecture

Jaguar Land Rover technology chief to deliver Lunar Society lecture

Mike Bell will discuss the role technology will play in future vehicle design and manufacture at prestigious annual lecture

Andrew Thorpe of FW Thorpe

FW Thorpe goes Dutch with £6m deal

Worcestershire lighting firm acquires Lightronics Participaties to boost overseas presence

Team Sky tests out the Dogma K8-S

Jaguar continues innovation partnership with new Dogma K8-S

Car manufacturer uses engineering innovation to worth with Team Sky and Pinarello to bring new bike aimed at tackling rough terrains

MG's new multi-million pound flagship dealership in the heart of London's Piccadilly

MG opens four more dealerships including flagship central London outlet

Other dealerships have also opened for business in Guildford, Exeter and Maidstone

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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
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor