Diggers have started work extending the runway at Birmingham Airport. The longer runway would mean the airport can take long haul direct flights to major business markets like China and Brazil.
One report has claimed the increased trade could create almost a quarter of a million jobs in the Midland over the next thirty years.
But there's doubt that it will attract enough airlines if the government decides to increase airport capacity in the south east. Our business correspondent, Mark Gough reports.
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A largely mild, cloudy night with outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent from the northwest, perhaps turning heavy in places too.
It will be a largely mild, cloudy night with outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent from the northwest.
Birmingham City's parent company has appointed Carson Yeung's brother-in-law as its new chief executive and managing director.