Recently by Marc Reeves
In three weeks' time, the last daily edition of the printed version of the
Birmingham Post will roll off our presses in Erdington, marking the end of
a publishing tradition that stretches back more than 150 years.
But it also marks a rebirth, as the Post starts a new chapter in its
evolution as a multimedia brand and its new life as a must-read weekly
This is my raw copy filed to the Birmingham Post from India today, Tuesday, March 24. It can't be published on the Post's website because it's broken. Normal service will be resumed soon.
An exasperated Ratan Tata, boss of the multi-billion Indian giant that owns Jaguar Land Rover, has broken his silence in the UK media to accuse the government of failing to value the manufacturing sector.
He also highlighted the potential cost to the company and its employees if the government does not come forward with the requested loan guarantees. He raised the prospect of JLR's development projects being wound down, halting progress on a new sports roadster and leading to layoffs amongst development staff.
IN the nineties sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, one of Sanjeev Bhaskar's recurring characters would claim anything innovative, famous or succesful came from India - even if the subject at hand was William Shakespeare or Superman.
It seems an odd connection at first.
A heap of steel wrapped around a 625cc engine that constitutes a car with a top speed of 65mph is about as far away on the auto food chain as it's possible to get from the sleek and supercharged Jaguar XK.
When I sat down to write this blog, I wasn't sure where to start if was going to do justice to the journey the Post has embarked on this week.
Then, as I chomped on a sandwich at my desk in the newsroom, I realised all I had to do was describe a 15 minute segment of my day, and you'd get a pretty good idea of what I want to say.