A couple from Lincolnshire have just scooped £53M on the EuroMillions, so is there something special about the "luck of the Midlands?"Read the full story ›
Global banking giant HSBC has announced the head office of its UK operation will be moving to Birmingham.Read the full story ›
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 ›
240 jobs are to be lost at Nottingham City Council because of savings cuts.
The council has agreed over £27 million of savings in its 2015/16 budget.
Council tax will also be increased by 1.95%.
The council has already saved £123 million over the past four years.
The East Coast rail line becomes privately run from today after more than five years in the public sector.Read the full story ›
A record-breaking five and a half million people visited the Christmas markets in Birmingham last year.
Almost £400,000,000 was spent in the city over the festive period.
These record-breaking visitor numbers demonstrate the quality and wide appeal of Birmingham's Christmas Markets. Our extensive festive programme has drawn visitors from across the UK and Europe, all of whom have enjoyed the city's retail and events offer, as well as the famous Birmingham welcome.
The positive figures form an excellent base for 2015, which is set to be one of Birmingham's most exciting periods in over a decade.
Rolls-Royce has secured a contract worth $130 million to provide Trent 1,000 engines to All Nippon Airways.
The firm, which has a base in Derby, has previously been selected by the airline for the engine which has now powered more than 80,000 Dreamliners.
Protesters met outside the city's transport museum which is one of the services which will be affected by the council's budget cuts.
This is on top of library closures, a reduction in street cleaning and funding cuts to local charities.
Lee Comley reports.