UK recession: West Midlands

Page last updated at 08:39 GMT, Friday, 18 June 2010 09:39 UK

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Two Birmingham-based firms which make parts for buses and trucks go into administration.

A Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm which saw a sharp fall in pre-tax profits this year has made 19 redundancies, it is revealed.

The number of people out of work in the West Midlands rises by nearly 40,000 in three months, official figures show.


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Seven people lose their jobs when the creche at the Potteries Shopping Centre in Staffordshire closes.

A look at the prospects for some of those whose fortunes are linked to the automotive industry in the West Midlands.
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