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£45m boost to region in latest Growth Deals

Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull all benefit in latest round of funding from government scheme to boost infrastructure, education and housing

Gone to pot? City council in dispute with street repairs contractor Amey over quality of roads

Officials considering enforcing penalty clauses in 25-year long contract

Jaguars and Range Rovers driven off stricken Hoegh Osaka

Cargo includes 1,200 Jaguars and Land Rovers, 65 Minis and 105 JCBs

John Madin building handed listed status

John Madin's St James's House has been awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage
Office block designed by renowned architect granted Grade II status by English Heritage as other examples of his work in the city perish

Tories could hit public sector workers with "regional pay" plan, says Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister says he blocked controversial plan to pay workers in parts of the Midlands less than those in the south

Business In Pictures

Andrew Leaver, a Villa fan who was born in Aston, seen here in 2010 after climbing Kilimanjaro for the charity Scope

Rich List 2015: No.22 - Andrew and Linda Leaver & family

In the 12 months to June 30, 2014, profits jumped by 47 per cent. The firm reported a profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.5 million the previous year. Revenue was up three per cent to £126.6 million.

A dominant feature of Birmingham's skyline, the NatWest Tower looks set to be demolished updated

NatWest Tower set to be demolished for new building

Property deal in November kick-started rebirth of key city centre business address which has lain vacant for over a decade

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

Taking stock of a wealth of statistics and perspectives

Bill Gates
Oxfam warns the richest one per cent of people in the world now own 48 per cent of all global wealth – up from just over 44 per cent in 2010.

Videos & Photos

Pictures: Jaguars and Range Rovers driven off stricken Hoegh Osaka

John Madin's St James's House has been awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage

John Madin building handed listed status

Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
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Business Reporter
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Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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News Editor
Jonathan Walker
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