Find out why hundreds of staff at the region's biggest private sector employer, National Express West Midlands, are all getting a pay rise.Read the full story ›
Birmingham City Council says plans for a £500 million regeneration of a 14 hectare site in the city centre 'will create a vibrant new destination'.
Birmingham Smithfield presents a once in a generation opportunity to build upon our recent successes and deliver a truly unique asset for the city. Our plans for Birmingham Smithfield will create a vibrant new destination – adding to the city’s reputation as a top visitor destination and a great place to live and do business.
The area’s vibrant heritage, dating back to 1166 with its focus on markets, will be central to its future transformation, with the name Birmingham Smithfield reflecting its unique history. While the area’s wholesale markets will move, its retail markets will be improved to encourage more niche and specialist traders to locate alongside the famous brands on offer at the nearby Bullring retail centre.
Plans for a £500 million regeneration of a 14 hectare site in Birmingham city centre have been unveiled.Read the full story ›
The lilac-coloured classic British car was sold at a specialist car auctioneers - 55 years after it rolled off the production line.Read the full story ›
Demolition work will get underway today of the old Ilkeston train station, 50 years after it closed.
It will make way for a new one costing £6.5 million.
Ilkeston has often been described as the largest town in England without a train station after Dr Beeching, a former Chairman of British Railways, brought out a report in the 1960s, which led to thousands of stations and many railways closing down.
The new station will have two platforms, automated ticket machines, a 150-space car park and a taxi rank.
It will also service the Nottingham to Leeds line.
Derbyshire County Council says it has identified six potential sites to build solar farms on.
The authority is looking in the Amber Valley and North East areas of the county.
If the plans are agreed by the cabinet next week, a public consultation will begin.
BT has announced the West Midlands is to benefit from plans to create a thousand apprenticeships and graduate jobs in the UK.Read the full story ›
Poundland can no longer claim every item it sells costs £1 after a watchdog upheld complaints that it sold items for more.Read the full story ›
Companies in the Midlands are growing faster than in the rest of the country, which is seeing a slowdown.
According to the government's manufacturing advisory service, two thirds of firms have increased turnover in the last six months - and most of them say that trend will continue this year.
Our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports.
The East Coast rail line becomes privately run from today after more than five years in the public sector.Read the full story ›