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The High street fashion chain, Primark, opens its new store in Walsall today.
The Council has invested £7 million pounds into the development as part of plans to transform the Old Square Shopping Centre.
This is the retailer's 169th store in the UK and 289th store in total.
I'm delighted that we have finally completed this exciting project.
"It's a massive boost for the town. You can feel the anticipation and excitement building as we count down the days and hours before the store opens.
"Just take a look around at what's happening in Walsall. There's some amazing regeneration work taking place in the town, delivering almost £40m of investment and approximately 700 new jobs.
"The new cinema scheme at Walsall Waterfront is progressing well and is expected to be open early next year.
Doors will open to customers from 10am today.
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More than three hundred warehouse staff have gone on strike at the Argos distribution centre in Lutterworth.
The 24-hour strike by Unite union members started at 6am, in a dispute over contract changes which will mean increased weekend working.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has started selling groceries online to customers in parts of the Midlands for the first time in its history.
The groceries will be dispatched from a warehouse based in Dordon in North Warwickshire.
Yesterday, the firm announced a drop of nearly 6 per-cent in sales, which it said was partly due to its lack of online presence
Two Leicester-based retailers say they're optimistic for the next financial year after revealing positive trading figures.
Topps Tiles' revenue increased by more then 9 percent between April and July while Dunelm saw a boost in sales of nearly 3 per-cent between July and October last year.
Dunelm Mill, a family-run business, started life as a curtain stall at Leicester market in 1979.
Last week, clothes retailer Next, which is also based in Enderby, reported a surge in sales before Christmas, putting it on track to generate bigger profits than Marks and Spencer.
A retailer from Rugeley has been found guilty of hygiene offences.
An inspection in October 2012 at West End Wines, Anson Street, found a number of food hygiene issues, including filthy equipment, mouse activity and food at risk of contamination.
Despite previous warnings from officers at the council, Lawrence Duckhouse failed to act to correct the offences and the shop was immediately closed as a result. He was ordered by Stafford Magistrates Court to pay fines and costs totalling £4192.
Midlands camera chain Jessops is back after Dragons' Den entrepreneur, Peter Jones, decided he was going to make them an offer.
It cost him £4 million for 100% of the company.
The group was founded in Leicester in 1935 and had almost 200 stores before they all closed in January 2013 with 1,500 people losing their jobs.
Lee Comley reports.