Midlands

Type: Province
Name: Midlands
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 12 mins ago - 4 reports

Child services boss on sick leave

The director of children's services in Rotherham, who has faced repeated calls to step down in the wake of the child sexual exploitation scandal in the town, is absent on sick leave, the council has confirmed.Joyce Thacker has been at the centre of the ... [Published Crewe & Nantwich Guardian - 20 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

English landlords enjoying a booming rental market, says new research

Landlords in England are witnessing a booming rental market, with earnings from rental payments in excess of £32 billion per year or almost £2.7 billion per month, according to new research.London landlords collect the largest proportion of private rental ... [Published Property Wire - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

West Midlands contractor picks up $1.5m by outsourcing

PP Electrical Systems, based in Chelsyn Hay, has picked up £1.5m worth of work this year, bringing totals up to a projected £20m, and it attributes the increase to the vogue for outsourcing part of the manufacturing process.The company hopes to grow by ... [Published Professional Outsourcing Resources - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 8 reports

East Midlands unemployment drops by 87,000

Iain Duncan-SmithUnemployment is at its lowest level since 2008, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics - with the East Midlands leading the way.There were 2.02 million people out of work in the UK for the three months to the end ... [Published East Midlands Business Link - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

West Midlands house prices at record high

House prices in the West Midlands reached a new record high in July - with the average property now valued at £198,000. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show prices have soared 7.3 per cent from the previous high of £184,000.UK house prices ... [Published West Midlands Express & Star - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 8 reports

Birmingham to cut another 6,000 jobs

17 September 2014Up to 6,000 council jobs are to be axed in Birmingham over the next four years, as the leader of the council announces its workforce will be dramatically reduced.Sir Albert Bore has announced plans to cut the council’s workforce from ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 4 reports

Archaeologists study new bog body

A BOG body has been found by workers in an area in the Midlands where asimilar discovery was made two years ago.Archaeologists at the National Museum of Ireland revealed the lower leg and footbones of an adult were dug up in Rossan bog in Meath, close ... [Published Irish Sun - Sep 16 2014]
Entities: Ireland, Workers
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 16 reports

More regions surpass pre-downturn price highs

Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their 2008 ‘peak’ according to the Office for National Statistics.The East Midlands, West Midlands and south west England join London, East Anglia and south east England in rising above the ... [Published Estate Agent Today - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 4 reports

Building projects in East Midlands could become more costly says JLL

Development projects in the East Midlands are becoming more costly as developers struggle to source skilled labour, according to leading property consultancy JLL.As the economy has started to improve, construction work has picked up, particularly in the ... [Published Commercial News Media - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 5 reports

UK house prices hit new record as London average breaks £500,000

House prices surged by 11.7% across the UK. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA House prices hit a fresh record high in July after surging by 11.7% over the last year, according to official figures.The average price of a British home stood at £272,000 following three ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 4 reports

99p Stores on the hunt for new West Midlands sites

The 99p Stores chain is to open more stores in the West Midlands as it expands to open a further 150 sites in the next three year. The single price retail business opened its 250th store in Northampton last month and already has stores in Brierley Hill, ... [Published West Midlands Express & Star - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 4 reports

Two crashes on M6 cause rush hour chaos

Updated: 16/09 09:41Buy photos »This overturned lorry shut the M6 on Monday (September 15) causing major tailbacks. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.COMMUTERS suffered major delays on Monday and Tuesday following two crashes on the ... [Published Coventry Observer - Sep 16 2014]
Entities: Chaos, lorry, Coventry

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Mercians head to Cyprus in UN peacekeeping force [Published West Midlands Express & Star - 1 hour ago]
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Archaeologists to be honoured [Published Leicester City Council - 1 hour ago]
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Nikki Sinclaire, former Burton MEP, appears at ... [Published Burton Mail - 1 hour ago]
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Van driver suffers severe injury in Tean wall c... [Published Uttoxeter News - 1 hour ago]
Goodman/Aberdeen sell in Hinckley [Published CoStar Uk - 2 hours ago]
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BCA develops 20 acre Perry Barr site [Published Fleet News - 2 hours ago]
Goodman and Aberdeen complete sale of logistics... [Published Property Magazine International - 2 hours ago]
Hinckley - East Midlands [Published Property Mall - 2 hours ago]
Patient transport firm 'to improve' [Published BBC - 2 hours ago]
Flooding, lightning and hail could hit London a... [Published This is Local London - 2 hours ago]
It may be a beautiful day now, but watch out as... [Published Brighton & Hove Argus - 2 hours ago]
Lincoln hosts Meet the Buyer networking event [Published Lincolnshire Echo - 2 hours ago]
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Lincoln hosts Meet the Buyer networking event [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
Solihull set for Fun in the Park [Published Solihull Observer - 2 hours ago]
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Zimbabwe: HIV positive students suffer discrimi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 10 hours ago]
Source: The ZimbabweanCountry: Zimbabwe Despite years of hard work by government agencies, NGOs and community groups, youths living with HIV and Aids are still stigmatised at school and in their communities. HIV positive youths who spoke to The Zimbabwean ...
Sierra Leone: Why are western health workers wi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 16 2014]
Source: GuardianCountry: Sierra Leone The death of Dr Olivet Buck after the WHO refused to fly her out of Sierra Leone is not just wrong: it’s making the Ebola epidemic worse My brother-in-law, Albert, is a GP based in the West Midlands. His sister ...
Why Scotland Won’t Be Europe’s Last Region to S... [Published Brookings: Latest From Brookings - Sep 16 2014]
On September 18, the people of Scotland will decide whether they wish to remain in the United Kingdom. As the referendum approaches, public attention has focused mostly on the implications of the vote for the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom. ...
Why are western health workers with Ebola flown... [Published H5N1 - Sep 16 2014]
Via The Guardian, an opinion piece: Why are western health workers with Ebola flown out, but locals left to die? Excerpt:My brother-in-law, Albert, is a GP based in the West Midlands. His sister Olivet Buck was a doctor too: though her work was quite ...
PICTURED: £26,000 Worth of Empty iPad Boxes, Ab... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 15 2014]
The shocking profligacy of the European bureaucracy has been exposed again after a UKIP Member of European Parliament tweeted a photograph of a mountain of iPad boxes discarded in a corridor in Brussels, which housed goods worth thousands of pounds. ...
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375 New Miller Homes in the Midlands [Published Financial Services - Aug 06 2014]
IBP Group selects HSBC as global banking partner [Published HSBC Breaking News - Jun 23 2014]
PH Leicester strikes tasty deal with HSBC finance [Published HSBC Breaking News - Jun 20 2014]
Can you weather the storm? Disaster recovery pl... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 16 2014]
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