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Business leaders in the region today welcomed the “outstanding” figures that show the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is second in the UK for creating private sector jobs. The GBSLEP has already created 85,200 jobs, 72 per cent of its target to create 119,000 jobs by 2020. This gave them a 6 per cent higher growth rate than in any other core city LEP area, apart from the West of England.

Young Nigerians living in the Britain have set-up an organisation designed to promote enterprise and entrepreneurism. NewGen Nigeria UK, aimed at young people aged between 21 and 35 years old, will look to build business relationships among the next generation of Nigerians in the UK and breaking down negative perceptions. The not-for-profit start-up, programme of events will include business networks and cultural and educational services, including language courses.

A unique project to help young people in Wolverhampton cope with the trials and tribulations of modern life has moved into new offices in the city.  Last year, the City of Wolverhampton Council was given £500,000 by The Big Lottery Fund to establish a series of pilot HeadStart projects which would test different ways of improving the mental health, well-being and resilience of 10 to 16-year-olds and giving them the best chance to do well at school and in life.

Just a few days after the New Street Station launch, Grand Central, and the flagship John Lewis store, the largest outside of London, will open to the public today at 10am! Have you had a chance to see inside the new station yet? What are your thoughts? Get in touch with your views via our Facebook and Twitter pages with your images of your exploration of Birmingham's newest addition!

Farrington's Mellow Yellow welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester to view their newly expanded production facility and announced export deals to UAE and Asia. Farrington's Mellow Yellow unveils its production expansion and biggest investment to date, which sees a significant increase in production facilities to support continued domestic growth and new export deals to UAE and Thailand.