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Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital

Jaguar Land Rover buys £100 million classic car collection to preserve it for the nation

James Hull's £100 million car collection, which has been bought by Jaguar Land Rover
The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur James Hull

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A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.

London buses in GKN F1 fuel use

Industrial giant is using the technology to help drive fuel savings on buses in the capital

James Hull's £100 million car collection, which has been bought by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover buys £100 million classic car collection to preserve it for the nation

The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur James Hull

Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford, Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas pose next to the new Jaguar F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle

Special Jaguar F-Type takes on Tour de France role

The Midland car-maker extended its support as an innovation partner to Team Sky by designing, engineering and building a bespoke F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during Stage 20 of the race

Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry

The company, which builds heavy duty earth movers and fork lift trucks, has earmarked land in Coventry for its new factory – with dozens of jobs set to follow

Coun Tahir Ali

Council double glazing firm stabilises after 40 job losses

Erdington-based Shelforce, which specialised in providing employment for disabled workers, has shed 40 jobs in the last 12 months

Aston Martin's bespoke 'super saloon' which will revive the Lagonda badge

Aston Martin to revive Lagonda name with 'super saloon' for Middle East market

The Gaydon-based car-maker said the new ‘super saloon’ will rekindle the Lagonda ethos of “the finest of fast cars” and be offered exclusively in the Middle East, in response to customer demand

James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s

Button making has returned to its roots

Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

Vax's headquarters at Two Colmore Square

Vax invests £1m in R&D centre in Birmingham's Colmore Square

Midland floorcare manufacturer is investing £1 million into building laboratories and product development workshops at its central Birmingham offices located at Two Colmore Square

Tableware designed by Heritage Collection at Palomar

Heritage Collection wins Palomar restaurant order

Birmingham silversmith completes 2,500-piece order in three weeks for new London eatery

Brandauer apprentices (from left) Tom Parkes, Andrew Bullows and Tom Flight with toolroom manager Leigh Cresswell (light blue shirt)

Brandauer develops own scheme to address skills shortage

Manufacturer launches 'Improvers' scheme to boost recruitment and aims to treble apprenticeship intake

Andrew Richardson, Arc Group chief executive

Arc Specialist Engineering acquires TBF International

Birmingham-based firm born out of Metalrax collapse expands with Black Country deal

Sir Nick Scheele

Former Jaguar and Ford chief Sir Nick Scheele dies aged 70

Sir Nick, aged 70, was CEO of Jaguar Cars from 1992 until 1999 and later served as president and chief operating officer at Ford, retiring in 2005

Morgan expands with Middle East dealership

Worcestershire manufacturer opens first Middle East dealership as it continues targeting new global markets

The BMW i8

BMW launches new i8 hybrid with Hams Hall-built engines

The car is a total sellout in the UK for more than a year, with 350 already ordered

Profit and sales up at Samuel Heath & Sons

Birmingham bathroom fitting manufacturer adopts cautious approach as trading fails to reach pre-crisis level

Gary Marsh, chief executive of Solid State

Solid State wins Ministry of Justice tagging contract

Worcestershire technology company to provide government with monitoring hardware

CGI of the £30 million aerospace research centre on Ansty Park

Work starts on Ansty Park aerospace research centre

£30 million hub will provide engineering and manufacturing expertise

Jaguar's latest teaser image of its forthcoming XE

Jaguar's XE saloon set for September unveiling

The Castle Bromwich-based car-maker has pledged to deliver “a true driver’s car” and a vehicle that “redefines the concept of the sports saloon”

Nick Dawson, corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office

Midlands sees rise in private equity-backed manufacturing deals

According to the latest data from Experian and analysis from law firm, Irwin Mitchell, manufacturers in the West Midlands were the target of 17 deals during the second quarter of 2014

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CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

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