The dreaded sound of "unexpected item in the bagging area" from the Tesco self-service checkout is about to become a thing of the past.Read the full story ›
A man who's facing redundancy from Goodyear in Wolverhampton after working there for 28 years says he feels bereft the US firm have decided to leave the city.
Three generations of Wayne Devaney's family have worked for the firm since it opened in 1927. Last month it was announced the factory will close in 2017 because it's not economically viable.
But now Wayne has written to President Barack Obama to put pressure on bosses to change their minds. Chris Halpin reports.
Up to 600 new jobs are to be created by the motorcycle manufacturer Norton.
The company, which is based at Castle Donington in Leicestershire, is setting up a multi-million pound academy which will also train apprentices.
The government is putting in £4 million pounds to help fund the scheme.
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600 new jobs have been pledged to Norton Motorcycles HQ in Castle Donington after the Chancellor announced a new £4 million loan.Read the full story ›
Two businesses from the East Midlands are accompanying the Prime Minister on his One Nation business delegation to South East Asia.Read the full story ›
London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester have been named as top buy-to-let hotspots for landlords.Read the full story ›
A couple who watched a man stealing from their business in Derby say they only caught him because footage of the burglary was beamed to their mobile phones.
A hi-tech security system alerted them in the middle of the night and they decided to go and confront the thief.
The burglar first rifled through the till of the Indian restaurant and then stole £8000 of cigarettes from the shop next door.
Samy and Kala Thirunavukkarasu, who own the shop, were asleep at home at the time and were alerted to the break-in after receiving an automated phone call triggered by the shop's burglar alarm.
They called the police and drove to the shop on Monk Street in the centre of Derby. There, they were helped by a van-driver who'd just turned up with the morning papers.
The burglar tried to escape through a yard and over a wall into a car park next door. But Mrs Thirunavukkarasu and the delivery man ran round and managed to grab hold of him, until the police arrived.
The long-awaited opening dates for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central have been confirmed, after six years of building work.Read the full story ›
More than 300 workers are facing redundancy tonight with the closure of the iconic Goodyear tyre-making plant in Wolverhampton.
Unions described the move as "a devastating blow".
An accountant is behind bars after he used fraud to steal almost £6 million from BMW to fund his lavish lifestyle.
Johannes Franken, 50, of Fockbury Road in Bromsgrove, made false representations and altered supplier invoices at the business in Cowley to pay funds into his account. He spent more than £200,000 on cars and holidays.
He was sentenced to five years and four months in prison at Oxford Crown Court after pleading guilty to money laundering and fraud.
The company says they have had to review their procedures to avoid it happening in the future.
I hope this sentence will act as a deterrent and show that crime does not pay.