ITV News Central's special series looks at a range of key election issues. In our first Central Issue debate, we look at the economy.Read the full story ›
MPs have decided not provide millions of pounds to keep Thoresby colliery in Nottinghamshire open for a further three years.Read the full story ›
The London Taxi Company in Coventry has announced it's to invest £250million into the business to develop a 'next generation green cab'.Read the full story ›
The London Taxi company is to build a new £250 million pound factory in Coventry.
It will create up to a thousand jobs.
The firm said it's preparing for the next generation of electric and ultra-low emission black cabs.
Jaguar Land Rover is to double the size of its operations at its headquarters in Coventry.Read the full story ›
Heinz is set to buy Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food company in North America.
The deal was engineered by Heinz's owner, the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, and billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Kraft shareholders will receive stock in the combined company and a special cash dividend of approximately $10 billion dollars (£6.7 billion), or $16.50 per share (£11).
Current Heinz shareholders will own 51% of the combined company, with Kraft shareholders owning a 49% stake.
Jaguar Land Rover is investing more than £400m at its factory in Castle Bromwich in Birmingham to build its latest Jaguar XF.
Later this week, Jaguar Land Rover will announce that it's spending hundreds of millions of pounds upgrading the Castle Bromwich factory, so it can build the new car which will be made from aluminium.
The factory nearly closed five years ago under Ford, before they sold the company to Tata.
Global banking giant HSBC has announced the head office of its UK operation will be moving to Birmingham.Read the full story ›
Passenger numbers are booming at Birmingham Airport, after it reported significant growth in passengers using the terminal in February.
The airport says almost 650,000 travelled through it in February, an increase of 8.4% on the same month last year.
It has also seen a 100% growth on scheduled routes to Hamburg, Oporto, Gdansk, Reykjavik and Toulouse, as well as growth to Las Palmas (+90.7%) Milan (+81.1%) and Amritsar (+69.3%).
The great start we made in 2015 has been followed up with another strong performance in February, which is a positive sign for the rest of the year.
February was boosted thanks to families choosing to fly from Birmingham during a busy half-term week.
There are many new routes, served by new carriers, set to launch in the months ahead too, including Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga with Norwegian, Barcelona with Vueling and New York JFK with American Airlines. These, coupled with the recent announcement that Birmingham will host a programme of non-stop charter flights to Beijing in the summer with Hainan Airlines, means passengers flying from Birmingham have more choice than ever before in 2015.
There was a net reduction in the number of store openings last year, as online shopping continues to put pressure on the high street.Read the full story ›