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People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show saw 65,000 car-lovers head to Birmingham's NEC in an event hailed by organisers as "the best ever".

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak
Rich Bitch Studios, based in a converted engineering factory in Selly Oak, could be set for a move from its home of more than 30 years.

Jaguar Land Rover pledges to produce a self-drive car within 10 years

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept
Jaguar Land Rover told MPs it plans to build cars which gave motorists the option of driving for themselves or letting the vehicle take over.

Birmingham couple paid £100,000 for flat that was never built

Geoff Land who has taken legal action against Khoie Properties real estate development company based in the United Arab Emirates after investing in a development in La Hoya Bay.
Birmingham IT consultant Geoff Land and his family forked out more than £100,000 a luxury seaview apartment in the Gulf that was never built.

Spitfire exhibition to open at Birmingham's Thinktank

The Spitfire hanging at Thinktank in Birmingham
A new Spitfire exhibition is to open at Thinktank in Birmingham in April 2015 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Business In Pictures

A long life ahead: But lifespans differ significantly in different parts of the region

Life expectancy rises - but children born in richer parts of the West Midlands live three years longer

It matters where you live: new official figures people in wealthier areas of the West Midlands can expect to live up to three years longer

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

Former Debenhams warehouse conversion branded 'monstrous' by city councillor shows off two new apartments to tempt city dwellers to part with upwards of £275,000

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Fair game to probe Premier League's TV deals

Bid to get more football on the box at lower cost to supporters.

Radicalisation at home is battle we all need to fight

The video footage allegedly showing Steven Sotkoff’s beheading
Midland MP Khalid Mahmood has warned that increased terrorist activity abroad makes it easier for extremists to recruit young people to their cause here.

Videos & Photos

People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

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