Around 1,300 workers across factories including Bournville and Leominster are due to benefit.Read the full story ›
Abz Navsarka started out after success in a school project. People now vote on Facebook for its next location, and queues regularly form.Read the full story ›
Rolls-Royce is to invest £150 million over the next four years in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the East Midlands.Read the full story ›
Spring house price momentum stalled in June as the average price tag on a property coming to market dipped by more than £1,000 month-on-month, according to Rightmove.
Across England and Wales, the average asking price was £316,109 in June, marking a 0.4% or £1,172 fall compared with May.
It was the first fall seen in the month of June since 2009 - at the height of the credit crunch - Rightmove said.
By contrast, asking prices were up month-on-month in June in the East Midlands, by 1.2%
In the West Midlands, asking prices dipped by 0.8% month-on-month - the only other region apart from London and the South East to see asking prices fall in June.
The retailer's pre-tax profits plunged to £309,000 in the six months to April 1, down from £1.9 million the year before.Read the full story ›
CCTV footage has captured the moment robbers pointed a gun at a shopkeeper who refused to hand over cash when they raided his store.Read the full story ›
Manchester United could sponsor the M6 motorway, according to a proposal to generate funds for investment in roads.Read the full story ›
Marks & Spencer is planning to close six stores following a review of its store estate, a move that will impact 380 staff.Read the full story ›
The new boss of department store chain Debenhams has unveiled plans to close its Lodge Farm distribution centre near Northampton along with 10 smaller in-house warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review.
The warehouse, operated by DHL, employs 220 staff and will shut in two years' time.
Debenhams say they hope to be able to redeploy many staff affected by the smaller warehouse closures.
Sergio Bucher, who took over as chief executive last October, outlined the overhaul that will see the group shut one of its three distribution centres.
Details of his plans came as the group announced a 6.4% drop in pre-tax profits to £87.8 million for the six months to March 4.
Plans to close a poultry processing factory which employs over 600 workers have been described as "devastating".Read the full story ›