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04:00, 4 JAN 2019
Meera Syal regales IPF's annual dinner with showbiz tales
Meera Syal was the special guest speaker at the Investment Property Forum (IPF) Midlands annual dinner at the ICC.
High Speed 2
Review of 2018 - May & June: £286m station revamp, Judas Priest rights and Clean Air Zone
Designs for a major overhaul of Birmingham International station were unveiled in June while heavy metal fans were invited to buy a slice of music history
Salmon in the Stour?
The Tame and the Stour arise from streams running off the hills of the Black Country which are part of the main watershed of England.
MBO at Black Country manufacturer
Owner of Worcester Presses has stepped back from business to allow directors to take over
Rescue plan for local wildlife
Human activities have destroyed more than half (60%) of the world’s wildlife in the last 50 years.
A single voice for the environment
There are many ‘green’ organisations in the West Midlands, in both the voluntary and public sectors.
Protection for local wildlife sites
The Wildlife Trusts launched their ‘Act Swiftly Campaign’ and 25,000 people signed their petition.
High Speed 2
High Speed rail and the environment
As High Speed Rail continues with its low speed development there has been a recycling of news about its ecological mitigation programme.
Say no (again) to the Western Orbital road
Plans have been revived to build the so-called Western Orbital road, needed, some say, to cut traffic congestion in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Marks & Spencer
M&S confirms Walsall store closure date
High street retailer says it will shut up shop at The Saddlers Centre in August as part of wider reduction in portfolio of stores
Comment: We need more backing for West Mids manufacturers
Professor David Bailey looks at how a 50-year-old Black Country firm could offer an example for the future of the steel and automotive industry
Peaky Blinders creator talks ballet at Press Club lunch
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight revealed plans for a ballet version of the hit Birmingham gangster TV show.
MBO at Black Country industrial firm
Management team takes over the reins at TotalKare
Local wildlife is under threat
Wherever you live in Birmingham and the Black Country you will not be far away from a Local Wildlife Sites.
West Midlands universities and industry join forces to secure Government grants for cutting edge research and development
New board set up by Mayor to attract investment in energy, driverless cars and life science research
Black Country drinks brand secures Tesco listing
Purity Soft Drinks wins deal to supply two of its brands to supermarket giant's stores nationally
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber appoints first female president
Black Country Chamber recruits accountant to lead organisation
Former West Bromwich HQ sold for apartment conversion
Old office building in Black Country town has been acquired by Yorkshire property group making its first investment into the Midlands
The bird with the golden slippers
A beautiful cousin of the grey heron, the little egret, is now colonising our marshes and wetlands.
New base for Black Country engineering firm
International Piping Products sets up home at Prime Point development in Kingswinford
Black Country manufacturer secures £25m Middle East order
Furnace maker has taken on 20 new staff as a result of securing new overseas order
Work starts on Black Country industrial park
New park in Tipton will have up to 500,000 sq ft of industrial space close to the M5
What’s in your local ponds?
The Wildlife Trust are asking people to let them know when spawn appears in garden and other ponds.
Green light for £65m Black Country development
Hunt is now on for retailers to take space at new project in Kingswinford to be called Tansey Green Retail Park