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Pubs in Midlands could be hit by higher business rates

Successful pubs in the Midlands could be hit by higher business rates in April following the government's revaluation. It means some pubs will face a considerable jump in how much they have to pay.

But, thanks to a new scheme, money and growth from business rates will actually be staying in the West Midlands, rather than going back to Westminster. Melissa Wright reports.


Birmingham Airport welcomes first Beijing flight

The first flight of a new Beijing to Birmingham summer route will land in the city today.

It's estimated the twice weekly charter flights from China will bring £19 million to the local economy.

Here's our Business Correspondent Mark Gough's full report:


Possible loss of 300 jobs as Wolverhampton Goodyear branch looks to close

ITV News has been led to believe that the Wolverhampton branch of Goodyear will close after 90 years of tyre manufacturing.

Andy Taylor from Unite, the union who represent Goodyear workers, has suggested that the closure would mean a loss of over 300 jobs over the next two years, as the facility looks to shut its doors by 2017.

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