Titanic II: could this mean business for the Midlands?

The 'unsinkable' Titanic sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing 1,500 people Credit: PA

With news an Australian billionaire is planning to build a full life-size replica of the Titanic, could it mean work here for businesses in the Midlands?

Artists impression of the Titanic II in New York - where the original ship never arrived Credit: Blue Star Line

Many items on the original ship were designed and made in the region including beds in Birmingham, china in Derby and the anchor in the Black Country.

Plans to build a full life size replica of the Titanic by mining tycoon Clive Palmer were revealed in New York yesterday.

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Billionaire to build Titanic II

A billionaire Australian businessman plans to build a replica of the Titanic in China. Many items on the original ship were made here in the Midlands - but will this be the same for the Titanic II?