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11:05, 30 APR 2014
Aston Martin sales rise despite debt being downgraded
The luxury car firm's revenues topped £500 million. Profits were up by 22 per cent at £85 million
Goodbye Mondeo man, hello microtargeting
I don’t pretend fully to understand micro-targeting, but I do get, and somewhat resent, its democratic implications. First, though, as Mike Yarwood’s Max Bygraves would say: I wanna tell you a story
Peugeot to go upmarket? No, not a belated April Fool's Day joke
I'm still trying to figure out how the Peugeot 308 won the car of the year title instead of the Nissan Qashqai, BMW i3 or Mercedes S class.
'Model T' of BSA guns reborn for modern era
A Tamworth gun shop is set to launch a 21st century prototype of the “Model T Ford of the firearms world” – in conjunction with world-famous BSA.
An Aston Martin SUV?
Midlands-based car maker Aston Martin is thought to have secured as much as £100m in funding to support investment a new model range.
Ford goes the extra mile with ECOnetic
Ford's latest Focus is built to give motorists better fuel economy but does it deliver? Edward Stephens finds out
Funding boost as Aston Martin courts China's billions
The Gaydon firm has secured a $165 million – £100 million – loan to invest in new models, starting out with the Lagonda SUV
Jaguar Land Rover
XE Saloon: The most important car Jaguar will ever make?
Analysts predict the Jaguar XE will be the start of a product offensive as the firm seeks to quadruple its sales and it is almost certain to be followed by an SUV crossover
Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.45 - David Richards (£55m)
Last year was a good one for David Richards and Prodrive – the motorsport consultancy he founded in 1984.
Jaguar Land Rover
Europe's mass car producers: the 6.4bn Dollar Question
While budget players like Hyundai and Kia continue to do well in Europe, as do the premium brands like BMW and JLR, the 'squeezed middle' of Ford Europe, GM Europe, Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat are expected to lose a combined $6.4bn this year.
Automotive jobs created on back of Growing Places funding
More than 20 new jobs will be created and 57 other posts safeguarded by the move into the medical sector by Expert Tooling and Automation following funding from the Growing Places initiative
Birmingham Remploy workers celebrating after buyout saves company from closure
Arlington Industries Group said it planned to expand the business, which makes components for car firms including Jaguar Land Rover and Ford, and the announcement is a rare piece of good news for Remploy
Autumn Statement 2013: Chancellor delivers boost to motorists
Fears of another hike in the price of fuel have been allayed in the Autumn Statement
David Bailey: Aston Martin needs 'big name backing' to stem rising losses
Global market for high-end cars had strengthened – with Ferrari enjoying a record year last year – but the owners of James Bond’s favourite car were struggling to break through
Happy front as Frankfurt prepares for China arrival
Volkswagen poured a large bucket of cold water reality on perceptions of the state of the European car market.
Birmingham City University
Cities need to be 'talent magnets' to be successful
Beverley Nielsen hears the ideas of Lou Glazer, president of the Michigan Future think tank.
Ground-breaking Jaguar SUV tipped for motor show debut
An artist’s impression of a new Jaguar crossover vehicle appeared in motoring magazine Autocar and comes as speculation mounts the firm is set to follow in the footsteps of Land Rover.
Graffiti vandals ruin Moseley mural after just one day
Moseley work of art has word 'Tesco'daubed all over it
Sales of Jaguars and Land Rovers rise again
Yet more good news for car giant as improving sales performances roll on
Fiesty Fiesta diesel is a delight to drive
Ford’s ever-popular ‘baby’ is still going strong – Edward Stephens reports.
Colourful history of The Old Manse
Dating from the mid 18th century and built of local Cotswold stone, The Old Manse, in the popular hamlet of Cutsdean, was originally a substantial farmhouse before being purchased by the Baptists in the 1830s.
Tesco drops plan to build supermarket on site of former Moseley car dealer
Tesco has pulled out of plans to build a supermarket in Moseley, to the delight of campaigners who had protested against the development for many years.
Movie Review: The Great Gatsby
Directed by British filmmaker Jack Clayton (Room at the Top), the most recent 1974 version starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow as the titlecharacters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, with Laura Dern’s father Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan and Sam Waterston as Nick Carraway.
Adopted Brummie Leonard Lord and how he gave the world the Mini
A new book is aiming to lift the lid on Leonard Lord, the man who ran Longbridge in the wake of Herbert Austin, but who remains an unsung hero of 20th century industry.