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Mayor candidate wants self-driving cars on West Midlands roads

Mayor candidate wants self-driving cars on West Midlands roads

Driverless cars should be allowed on West Midlands roads, according to a candidate standing to become the region’s first elected mayor. Letting the West Midlands lead the way in testing self-driving cars would provide a boost to employers, according to C

today, 10:30 in Regional West
 

These council cuts are a step too far

We have heard the apocalyptic predictions before – most notably when former city Labour leader Sir Albert Bore described the cuts a few years back as the “end of local government as we know it” and warned of the widening “jaws of doom”. But there is some

today, 05:37 in Regional West
 
Bids invited for £2.75 billion HS2 high speed trains contract

Bids invited for £2.75 billion HS2 high speed trains contract

The contest for a £2.75 billion contract to build a fleet of high speed trains is launched today. The Government says it expects hundreds of jobs to be created. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is announcing that up to 60 state-of-the-art trains to tra

today, 05:37 in Regional West
 
Labour should not be afraid to fly flag of English patriotism says mayor candidate

Labour should not be afraid to fly flag of English patriotism says mayor candidate

Labour candidate for West Midlands mayor Siôn Simon will launch his campaign in Wolverhampton today with a patriotic rallying cry for a fair deal for England. The former Erdington MP will demand English regions like the West Midlands get as good a devolu

today, 05:37 in Regional West
 
Restyled MX5 still offers seat-of-the-pants driving

Restyled MX5 still offers seat-of-the-pants driving

Mazda’s MX5 has been around for some years now – but it’s never looked better. The latest incarnation of the little convertible has lost the traditional soft rounded look in favour of a more angular design and it’s given it a whole new lease of life. The

yesterday, 19:14 in Regional West
 
Brutalist Smallbrook Queensway building approved for demolition

Brutalist Smallbrook Queensway building approved for demolition

An "awful" and "horrendous" Birmingham link bridge which has blighted the city centre for decades can be torn down, following a unanimous vote by planners. The decision means the sweeping concrete-clad Ringway Centre, in Smallbrook...

yesterday, 16:05 in Regional West
 
Greggs to axe Birmingham bakery with 140 job losses

Greggs to axe Birmingham bakery with 140 job losses

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced plans to axe its manufacturing operation in Birmingham to create a "logistics centre of excellence", placing around 140 jobs under threat. In addition to running dozens of shops across the...

yesterday, 16:05 in Regional West
 
First look at the 2018 Ford Mustang

First look at the 2018 Ford Mustang

With Mustang sales still resolutely down – US customers bought 19% fewer of them in December 2016 than they did in the same month in 2015 – it’s tempting to wonder how Ford dealers will react to the parent company’s announcement of the 2018 Ford Mustang,

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional West
 
Middle East staff eye jobs at HSBC's new Birmingham base

Middle East staff eye jobs at HSBC's new Birmingham base

HSBC's move to Birmingham is prompting interest from its staff around the globe as the bank continues its relocation out of the capital. Antonio Simoes, chief executive of HSBC Bank and the man spearheading the move, said there had been plenty of interes

yesterday, 05:27 in Regional West
 
Comment: Madin's Chamber of Commerce House still makes a statement

Comment: Madin's Chamber of Commerce House still makes a statement

Did you know that Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston was the first tall office ever built in Birmingham? The chamber of commerce commissioned renowned local architect John Madin to design both its headquarters and adjacent office accommodation. In 19

yesterday, 05:27 in Regional West
 
Next phase of Birmingham office plan to be revealed

Next phase of Birmingham office plan to be revealed

The next stage of a city centre office regeneration scheme can be revealed. The Axis site, next to Birmingham's Mailbox shopping mall, is set to be redeveloped with four new office buildings and a public square. Phase one was unveiled last year and compr

yesterday, 05:11 in Regional West
 
Qatari investors in talks with Birmingham over Smithfield and Curzon Street developments

Qatari investors in talks with Birmingham over Smithfield and Curzon Street developments

Birmingham has taken a major step towards securing millions of pounds of investment in the Curzon Street and Smithfield developments following a trade mission to the oil-rich state of Qatar it is claimed. Council leader John Clancy led a delegation to Do

Wednesday, 17:44 in Regional West
 
They love London and they've discovered the North, but politicians forget the Midlands exists

They love London and they've discovered the North, but politicians forget the Midlands exists

How easily they fall back into old habits. The Government once appeared to be obsessed with the North of England, while it forgot about the Midlands. Former Chancellor George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse policy was focused unashamedly on Manchester. But

Wednesday, 16:25 in Regional West
 
Police asked to investigate fraud allegations against two Labour councillors

Police asked to investigate fraud allegations against two Labour councillors

Police have been asked to investigate allegations of fraud and misconduct against two Sandwell Labour councillors. An investigation by Sandwell Council alleges that former council deputy leader Mahboob Hussain (Oldbury) and his colleague councillor Babu

Wednesday, 16:25 in Regional West
 
Cause a scene if you see racism, urges Midlands MP

Cause a scene if you see racism, urges Midlands MP

People should “make a scene” when they witness others being racist, Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has said. Mr Javid, the Secretary of State for Local Government, said people should "call out" anti-Semitim and other forms of racism. He was...

Wednesday, 14:38 in Regional West
 
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