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More than 1,000 work placements created for unemployed young people in the West Midlands
More than 1,000 unemployed young people in the West Midlands will be offered work placements in a bid to cut youth unemployment in the region.
How to grow your tourism business for free
VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s relaunched Business Advice Hub provides free resources to help England tourism businesses to grow.
Black Country announced as Careers Hub to help transform careers education
The Black Country is to become one of 20 Careers Hubs, following an announcement from the Secretary of State
Mayor launches “Beat the Bots” fund
The Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has today launched a £5 million “Beat the Bots” fund to help train the region’s workers for the jobs of the future.
Public backing for new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour on the buses
New laws to crack down on anti-social behaviour on the region’s bus network have moved a step closer after getting overwhelming public support.
Congestion plan gets a test run during Cricket World Cup
The region’s new congestion-busting transport co-ordination centre will step into action this summer as Birmingham plays host to the Cricket World Cup.
First Local Industrial Strategy To Drive Growth Across West Midlands as Battery Technology Gets Boost
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street was today joined by Business and Industry Minister Andrew Stephenson for the unveiling of a new Local Industrial Strategy for the West Midlands – the first of its kind in the UK.
New Boost for UK Ambition to Lead the World in Zero Emissions Vehicles
Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence in developing the latest electric car battery technology, backed by millions of pounds in Government investment.
Queen Square business to open tea room extension
A Wolverhampton city centre business that opened in August 2018 is set to expand by converting a neighbouring council-owned unit into a tea room.
Digital engineering skills boost made official with centre’s launch
Walsall College has officially opened its new Digital Engineering Skills Centre - cementing its status as the digital skills lead for West Midlands Colleges.
Taskforce to revitalise town centres to be headed by finance chief
A regional task force set up to breathe new life into struggling town centres is to be headed up by a prominent finance chief.
Talk to someone about your wellbeing, says Birmingham mental health star who is challenging perceptions in Punjabi communities
A recent graduate who won an award for challenging perceptions around mental health in Punjabi communities has urged West Midlands people to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by starting conversations about their wellbeing.
Cash boost to power up Energy Innovation Zones
The West Midlands will explore how new Energy Innovation Zones (EIZs) could make energy costs cheaper for businesses and residents thanks to a £150,000 grant from Government.
Cllr Claire Darke set to Become Mayor of City of Wolverhampton
Councillor Claire Darke will become the 161st Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton at tomorrow night's (MAY 15) full council meeting.
Fourth city Housing Fair draws record crowd
City of Wolverhampton’s Housing Fair on Saturday proved to be the biggest yet.
Walsall Development Awarded Garden City Status
A Bloxwich housing development has been awarded Black Country Garden City status, in recognition of its high quality, green credentials.