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Outline planning approval has been granted for City of Wolverhampton Council’s redevelopment of the city’s wholesale market site to facilitate the first phase of the Brewers Yard city centre living scheme.

Computer generated images show what the new Hickman Avenue market could look like. The scheme is designed to accommodate the Council’s fleet services operation, which is due to relocate from its current Culwell Street depot to pave the way for hundreds of new homes as part of the Brewers Yard regeneration masterplan.

An iconic Bodmin Moor pub immortalised by Daphne du Maurier has been sold. The pub, the Jamaica Inn, was sold for a reported £8 million to the Coaching Inn Group, who purchased the property from Allen Jackson.

The 18th-Century, 36-bedroom coaching inn near the A30, was immortalised in her best-selling novel of the same name as a place where wreckers and smugglers would come to dispose of their goods and try to avoid the excise men.

Birmingham legal and professional services group Ampa has announced 16% growth in its latest year-end results – before factoring in its two recent mergers.

In its 2021/22 financial results, the group – which includes full-service law firm for life and business Shakespeare Martineau, consumer champion law firm Lime Solicitors, planning consultancy Marrons Planning, uninsured loss recovery experts Corclaim and cyber security consultancy CSS Assure – has, for the first time, broken the £80 million turnover milestone, publishing a year-end result of £80.4 million.

Lesters has announced it has invested £100,000 into the opening of a second warehouse to help it cope with a 120% increase in orders.

The large packaging specialist, which has recently recruited 15 new staff, has fitted out the 25,000 sq ft facility near its headquarters in Burntwood with flexible racking options meaning it has enough space to store over 2000 pallets.

Island Global Yachting LLC, known as IGY Marinas, is being acquired by MarineMax, Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. IGY Marinas owns and operates a collection of 23 iconic marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations, including St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.