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Regional Affairs

Midland Metro is set to run along Broad Street and beyond but council chiefs claim public transport here is a shambles

West Midlands 'needs Transport for London' style regulator

City council watchdog brands Birmingham's public transport a "shambles" as recently unveiled 20-year vision comes under microscope

Black Country chamber names Voestalpine Metsec business of the year

Black Country Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Business of the Year Voestalpine Metsec with category sponsor University of Wolverhampton
Oldbury manufacturer was one of seven winners at the annual awards which recognised customer service and international trade among other categories

Canal & River Trust plans £20m canalside Wharfdale Park

CGI of the £20m Wharfdale Park industrial development in Tyseley
Industrial estate along Grand Union Canal will feature warehouses of up to 150,000 sq ft on site in Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District

London & Cambridge welcomes SMEs to Pensnett Estate

Paula James, sales negotiator at London & Cambridge Properties
Trio of small businesses take space at industrial park normally used by large-scale operations

Harrison Clark Rickerbys launch awards to recognise trainees

Jonathan Brew, Chris Herford, Emme Kent, Rachel Nolloth, Charlotte Avery and Robert Capper from Harrison Clark Rickerbys
The firm’s trainees were judged on several criteria, including dependability, enthusiasm and excellence in their fields

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

Mark Smith, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands

PwC claim honours in National Apprenticeship Awards

Now in their 11th year, the awards celebrate the achievements of the country’s most outstanding apprentices and apprenticeship employers

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

Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art; Sarah-Jane Marsh, Birmingham Children's Hospital; Rob Pendleton, LDC; Jerry Blackett, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, attended The Big Hoot art project launch event at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.

Big Hoot art project launches at Ikon Gallery

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

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