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Congestion plan gets a test run during Cricket World Cup
16/05/2019
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
16/05/2019
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
16/05/2019
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
16/05/2019
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
15/05/2019
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
15/05/2019
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
14/05/2019
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
14/05/2019
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
14/05/2019
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
14/05/2019
City of Wolverhampton’s Housing Fair on Saturday proved to be the biggest yet.
Walsall Development Awarded Garden City Status
13/05/2019
A Bloxwich housing development has been awarded Black Country Garden City status, in recognition of its high quality, green credentials.
Hundreds secure interviews at hospitality jobs fair
13/05/2019
More than 40 per cent of job seekers attending the latest Wolverhampton Hospitality Jobs Fair have landed interviews with city employers.
Include Me West Midlands launched – a pledge to lead the way to more inclusive sport and physical activity
13/05/2019
The launch of Include Me West Midlands (IMWM) – a pioneering pledge to deliver more inclusive physical activity - heard from key national figures in the field that the region is the ideal place to lead the way on this work.
Train gym coaches to spot potential mental health problems - call for change
13/05/2019
A young West Midlands woman who has had a lived experience of anorexia nervosa is calling for specialist training to help gym staff recognise potential problems, as Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 focuses on body image.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our May 2019 newsletter
09/05/2019
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Take the time to ask people about their wellbeing, say two West Midlands students who won mental health award
09/05/2019
Two students who won an award for setting up a mental health peer support group at Birmingham City University are calling on people to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by asking others how they are feeling.