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MG Rover workers at Longbridge in 2005

Former MG Rover bosses to share £6m payout

Phoenix Four and ex-chief executive in line for bumper pay day following deal with liquidator

Cadbury Bournville can't return to 'days of women in hair nets'

Women working on a production line at Cadbury's in 1966.
Cadbury workers must accept owner Mondelez International's modern practices 'ultimatum' to survive, claims MP Steve McCabe.

Head teacher of failing Birmingham school vows to turn it around this year

West Heath Primary School headteacher Michelle Hooper
Michelle Hooper, head teacher of failing West Heath Primary school, in Birmingham, vows to turn it around by the end of the year.

BBC TV presenter backs business campaign hoping to give ex-convicts a chance

Former offender and ex BBC reporter Ashley Blake.
Fallen BBC television presenter Ashley Blake has backed calls for employers to give ex-convicts a chance amid a national debate over jobs for offenders.

Sutton Coldfield's green belt takes centre stage in housing battle

Green belt land in Walmley Ash Lane, near Sutton Coldfield, where Birmingham City Council is planning to build 6,000 houses
Four-week public inquiry launches into 17-year development plan for Birmingham with campaigners arguing that any development is going too far

Business In Pictures

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Owner Raj Lal remains upbeat despite lack of buyers saying viewings are still taking pace

Randy Lerner

Peter Sharkey: Bid to give football fans a greater say in how clubs are run

Politicians want supporters involved in ownership and decision-making

Joe Holyoak: Ordinary architecture can be out of the ordinary

Shop units converted from an old factory in Fargo Village
Big, expensive architecture was in the news as the Library of Birmingham lost out in the Stirling Prize.

Videos & Photos

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

Phil Ewing, HB&O; Martin Taylor, Wyndon Motors; Mike Durkin, Santander; Mike Wakeling, Lodders, attend Harrison Beale & Owen's annual charity golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Charity golf day in Warwickshire raises over £3,000

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