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Tony Xia has NOT sold his remaining Aston Villa shares - here's what's happened

Tony Xia has written off £49million worth of shares, it can be revealed. The former majority owner of Aston Villa released the huge amount to help the summer takeover go through smoothly. Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens were only prepared to invest...

today, 13:37 in Regional West

WSP wins Birmingham Airport contract

Engineering consultancy WSP has secured a five-year contract with Birmingham Airport. The programme, which includes the option to extend for a further two years, will see WSP support the airport across areas including building services, structures,...

today, 13:18 in Regional West

Black cabs to carry animated digital screens in Birmingham

Dozens of Birmingham black cabs are to be fitted with new roof-top advertising screens - which will also provide 'critical' public information alerts. As well as promoting businesses which pay for the exposure, the new signs will also be able to...

today, 12:00 in Regional West

Risk of taxi 'go-slow’ protest in Birmingham over new crackdown on licence breaches

Birmingham could be ground to a halt by a taxi go-slow protest due to a controversial new crackdown on licence breaches. The city council yesterday (Wednesday, September 19) approved a new penalty point system to punish all sorts of infringements -...

today, 10:02 in Regional West

£2m boost for Highbury Estate restoration project

The project to restore the historic Highbury Estate has received a £2m boost. Birmingham City Council cabinet bosses this week agreed to provide the sum as match-funding for any successful grant bids. It is hoped the move will help secure a grant...

today, 10:02 in Regional West

Revamped Jewellery Quarter flats plan set for green light

One of the biggest regeneration projects in the Jewellery Quarter's recent history is set to receive the green light from city planning chiefs next week after undergoing yet another rethink of the designs. The £110 million Hockley Mills development...

yesterday, 14:42 in Regional West

Inspirational Birmingham announced as partners of Birmingham Post Business Awards

Leading Midland luxury lifestyle magazine Inspirational Birmingham has announced its partnership of this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards. Taking place on 1 November at the The ICC, Inspirational Birmingham will be joining a whole host of other...

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional West

Office block undergoes £4m revamp

An office block on the Brindleyplace estate has undergone a £4 million programme of renovation work. The interior and exterior of the Oozells Building, previously Nine Brindleyplace, have both been refurbished, vacant suites upgraded and the reception...

yesterday, 05:25 in Regional West

Theresa May urged to rethink Brexit plans to save the motor industry

MPs have warned the UK must abandon its Brexit plans and sign up to EU institutions and rules if it hopes to save major car manufacturers It comes after Midland-based Jaguar Land Rover announced it was introducing a three-day-week at its Castle...

Wednesday, 09:56 in Regional West

Revealed: This is the hardest school to get into in Birmingham

Four-fifths of parents didn't get their first choice of a place at one Birmingham school this year - use our interactive to find out how oversubscribed your local school is. Just 19% of those who put King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys...

Wednesday, 09:28 in Regional West

HS2 high speed rail bosses say they've 'learnt lessons' over spending errors

HS2 bosses have insisted they “learnt lessons” after it emerged they had made £1.76 million of unauthorised payments to staff. But they insisted the planned high speed rail network, which has already cost £4.1 billion, would provide a huge boost to...

Wednesday, 09:28 in Regional West

Comment: Double whammy hits JLR

News that Jaguar Land Rover is moving its Castle Bromwich workers to a three-day working week until Christmas isn't a surprise, sadly. A JLR spokesperson said that "in light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making...

Wednesday, 06:51 in Regional West

Campaign to get Stourbridge war hero Frank Foley knighted

A quiet and modest man, Frank Foley was also a British spy and our country's equivalent of Oskar Schindler. Jonathan Walker reports on the campaign to grant him a posthumous knighthood. By all accounts he was a short, quiet and unassuming man. Frank...

Wednesday, 00:37 in Regional West

Business Profile: Fiona Toye of Toye Kenning & Spencer

Tom Fleming speaks to a businesswoman who works with the pressure of 325 years of family heritage on her shoulders. Founded in 1685 by a French Huguenot immigrant, Toye Kenning & Spencer is a business with a heritage. In celebration of its 325th...

Wednesday, 00:37 in Regional West

Massive underground restaurant and cocktail bar Tattu to open in Birmingham city centre

BirminghamLive can reveal that work has begun on transforming the 5,000 sq ft venue into Birmingham’s biggest basement bar and restaurant Tattu. The much anticipated venue will open in early 2019. The entrance to Tattu will be found at ground floor...

Tuesday, 11:47 in Regional West

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