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Rugeley Power Station plan to create 4,500 jobs and build 1,800 homes 

3 Aug

Developer says defunct power station site could become 'Europe's Silicon Valley...


M6 Toll launches campaign to urge females to become a HGV driver 

20 Jun

Government statistics also show that by 2022, the HGV industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people...


M6 Toll sold to Australian investors 

15 Jun

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands...


Riding school saddles up for growth after new funding deal 

9 Mar

A Staffordshire riding school is set for expansion after securing a new funding deal.


New Brexit study centre proposes radical transport solutions for the West Midlands 

26 Jan

Making the M6 Toll free to use, expanding superfast broadband, expanding the Midland Metro beyond existing proposals, bringing forward shelved railway investment and providing fast links from the Blac...


Power provider Aggreko set to turn up the heat on Winter Olympics 

4 Jan

PORTABLE power and air conditioning group, Aggreko has been awarded a major supply contract for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.


Wolverhampton pub creates 65 new jobs after £1m revamp 

22 Dec

A WOLVERHAMPTON pub has undergone a million pound plus investment, creating 65 new jobs in the process.


Wheels firm on a roll after new acquisition 

19 Dec

A STAFFORDSHIRE firm supplying wheels and tyres to the caravan, trailer and commercial markets has grown with the acquisition of a firm in Yorkshire.


Former Cannock colliery site ready for £21 million industrial development 

4 Dec

The Kingswood Lakeside scheme, set to created 425 jobs, is first to secure grant funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority...


Vitally needed warehousing pledged for Staffordshire business park after multi-million funding injection 

2 Dec

A £21.6m development along the corridor of the M6 Toll is the first project to receive backing from a new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) investment fund.


As route becomes political punchbag, M6 Toll prepares for major user landmark 

2 Dec

THE 200 millionth customer to use the M6 Toll could use the pay-to-drive motorway today.


Police investigate fire at Amazon warehouse 

14 Nov

STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE are investigating a fire that started in the early hours of Sunday morning at Amazon\'s warehouse in Rugeley.


M6 Toll improves performance but losses still top £18m 

1 Oct

CONTINUING roadworks on the M6 have helped to improve the financial performance of the M6 Toll but the pay-to-drive motorway still racked up losses of more than £18m in its last financial year...


Online giant to create 4,500 temporary jobs 

30 Sep

AMAZON is to create 4,500 temporary jobs at its Rugeley site, quadupling the number of people working there in the run-up to Christmas.


Jaguar Land Rover supplier boosts capacity with £1.3m funding deal 

8 Sep

A STAFFORDSHIRE automotive components manufacturer is set to increase annual turnover by 30% after securing a £1.3m funding deal.


Aggreko turns up the heat in North America with new acquisition 

9 Aug

PORTABLE power group Aggreko has expanded its presence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector with the acquisition of a firm in the United States.


Market turbulence sees H1 profits dip for Aggreko 

3 Aug

TURBULENCE in key markets such as North America has had a major impact on the first half performance of portable power provider Aggreko.


Car retailer moves into new Midlands headquarters 

13 Jul

ONLINE car retailer wewantanycar.


Staffordshire steel entrepreneur grows portfoilo with new deal 

1 Jul

A STAFFORDSHIRE steel entrepreneur has expanded his portfoilo with the acquisition of a Yorkshire business in a deal that saves the jobs of 50 people.


Traffic Alert: Floods bring motorway misery for second week in succession 

14 Jun

HEAVY storms are causing major problems for drivers using the M5 and M6 in Birmingham and the Black Country.


Power Minerals prepares for new dawn 

8 Jun

Sutton Coldfield ash reseller is eyeing new markets as closure of Rugeley Power Station signals end to coal-fired operations in West Midlands...


Shoppers at ‘Midlands’ Bicester Village’ could use M6 Toll for free 

2 Jun

Developers of Mill Green Designer Outlet Village, which hopes to attract the likes of Ralph Lauren and Lacoste to Cannock, are in talks with M6 Toll...


Rugeley Power Station to close next month 

23 May

Around 150 jobs will be lost after French owner ploughs on with plan to shut the West Midlands' last functioning power station...


Jobs at risk as power station to stop operating next month 

23 May

RUGELEY Power Station in Staffordshire will stop generating power next month, following through on a warning its parent company gave in February.


Free use of M6 Toll set to be debated in Parliament 

19 Apr

WHETHER the M6 Toll should be made free to use during emergencies is set to be debated in the House of Commons today.


Transport leaders hold talks with M6 Toll operator of the road’s emergency use 

23 Mar

TRANSPORT leaders have held talks with the operator of the M6 Toll over ways of making better use of the regions motorway network.


Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...


Housing development to help support almost 400 jobs 

23 Feb

A HOUSING development is set to bring investment and a jobs boost to Cannock.


VIDEO: M6 Toll driver clocked doing almost 150mph during police pursuit 

19 Feb

A DRIVER who tried to outrun police in a near 150mph chase along the M6 Toll has narrowly avoided jail.


M6 Toll must be integral part of the UK’s motorway network say business leaders 

12 Feb

THE M6 Toll must become an integral part of the UKs motorway network, business leaders in Greater Birmingham have said.


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