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Infographic: The Carillion collapse, explained 

17 Jan 18

The collapse and liquidation of Carillion has dramatically unfolded over the last few days, leaving a company with a dominating global presence dethroned from its former glory.


Business
Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan 18

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service…


Business
Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan 18

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service…


Rugby
Aston Villa plans to relocate football pitches following HS2 threat 

12 Jan 18

Proposals have been submitted in two phases as HS2 will cut through their training facility near Tamworth…


Sport
Future for Bodymoor Heath becomes clearer with HS2 to plough through Aston Villa training ground 

11 Jan 18

There are fears for the future of the prized academy which has produced stars like Jack Grealish and Keinan Davis…


Business
Review of 2017 – May: New mayor elected, unexploded bomb and HS2 landmark revamp 

27 Dec 17

There was a historic moment for West Midlands politics in May as Andy Street was appointed the region’s first directly mayor and Birmingham was strangled for almost two days after an unexploded bomb was found…


Rugby
Global engineering group launches in Birmingham 

19 Dec 17

US outfit Bechtel opens fifth UK office in Waterloo Street to support its projects in the region including HS2…


Business
Global engineering group launches in Birmingham 

19 Dec 17

US outfit Bechtel opens fifth UK office in Waterloo Street to support its projects in the region including HS2…


News
County councillors vow to keep up fight to get best deal on HS2 for Lichfield residents 

18 Dec 17

Councillors have reiterated their vow to fight for the best deal for the region on HS2.


News
HS2 redundancy pay ‘shocking waste’ of taxpayer cash 

15 Dec 17

Overpayments totalling £1.76m were made to 94 people, a committee of MPs says.


News
£56 billion HS2 high speed rail project is at risk of ‘fraud and financial errors’ 

15 Dec 17

MPs warn of poor financial controls after HS2 Ltd handed over 1.76 in unauthorised redundancy payments…


News
County Council to Petition on Next Phase of HS2 in Staffordshire 

14 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament.


News
Birmingham International Station takes next step towards major transformation. 

13 Dec 17

Plans to turn Birmingham International Station into a major transport hub have taken a significant step forward after Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s cabinet agreed to submit a business case worth £286m to government.


Rugby
HS2 Bodymoor Heath update, predicted XI for Millwall, fitness latest and more Aston Villa news 

7 Dec 17

The latest AVFC talking points from the Birmingham Mail…


Rugby
HS2 will ‘wipe out’ Aston Villa’s academy – here is the latest from Bodymoor Heath 

6 Dec 17

Rail minister Paul Maynard met with Villa CEO Keith Wyness this week to discuss the best way forward for the club…


Villa
HS2 Still Dragging Heels Over Bodymoor Heath 

6 Dec 17

HS2 Still Dragging Heels Over Bodymoor Heath Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:06/12/2017 13:01:00 As fans will know the HS2 project will wipe out a section of our Bodymoor Heath training base but despite lodging our fair request for compensation …


Rugby
HS2 will ‘wipe out’ Aston Villa’s academy – this is the latest from Bodymoor Heath 

6 Dec 17

Rail minister Paul Maynard met with Villa CEO Keith Wyness this week to discuss the best way forward for the club…


News
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant admits his ‘wrecking amendment’ was unlikely to put the buffers on HS2 

6 Dec 17

Lichfield’s MP has tabled a motion aiming to halt HS2 in its tracks – but admits he does not expect it to cause the controversial rail project to hit the buffers.


Business
West Midlands businesses urged to be HS2-ready 

5 Dec 17

Procurement picks up pace for high-speed project.


News
County Council say Staffordshire is in great shape to capitalise on HS2 Connections 

2 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE is in great shape and in a great place to capitalise on a HS2 hub to help share in any economic benefits and drive the growth of the economy – that was the view of the county’s leader when he spoke on Thursday.


News
Region well placed to capitalise on economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

30 Nov 17

Our region will be perfectly placed to capitalise on any economic benefits from high speed rail, Staffordshire County Council’s leader has claimed.


News
Communities in Staffordshire to share in HS2 road safety scheme fund 

25 Nov 17

COMMUNITIES affected by the construction of Phase One of HS2 are set to benefit from almost £3 million extra investment in road safety schemes, as part of a £30 million cash boost announced today.


News
£16m to improve road safety along West Midlands HS2 route 

25 Nov 17

Region is granted new capital to building cycle lanes and new junctions along route of planned high-speed rail line…


News
£16m to improve road safety along West Midlands HS2 route 

25 Nov 17

Region is granted new capital to building cycle lanes and new junctions along route of planned high-speed rail line…


Business
HS2 rail link to Staffordshire and Crewe confirmed by Sir David Higgins 

24 Nov 17

After a four month consultation, the boss of HS2 has confirmed the new rail line WILL be ploughing through Staffordshire and Crewe.