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WMCA Board to scrap plan for business rate rise
24/07/2019
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board is set to confirm that an additional tax on businesses in the region will not go ahead when it meets on Friday, July 26.
Wolverhampton railway station development hits new heights
24/07/2019
The Wolverhampton Interchange project has hit new heights this week with the completion of the roof on phase one of the new railway station.
Young people among first of 1,000 in West Midlands to complete work placement programme
24/07/2019
A group of young people were today among the first to complete work placements as part of a scheme to help more than 1,000 young adults into work in the West Midlands.
WMCA signs up to TUC Apprenticeship Charter
23/07/2019
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed the TUC’s Apprenticeship Charter.
Government backs WMCA’s radical prevention plans in key health proposals
23/07/2019
The Government has made a commitment to help the West Midlands achieve its ground-breaking plans to use system collaboration and technology to improve the health and wellbeing of all its local communities.
Mayor calls on Government to reduce homelessness by reversing housing benefits freeze
22/07/2019
Andy Street has urged the Government to urgently rethink part of the benefits system to protect society’s most vulnerable from becoming homeless.
Call for volunteers to supercharge our vibrant cultural and creative economy
22/07/2019
Local people from all backgrounds and representatives from cultural organisations across the region are being sought to help drive forward the West Midlands’ vibrant culture and creative economy.
Students get future careers on track with design of their own Wolverhampton Metro extension
19/07/2019
Students from a Wolverhampton school got a chance to design their very own Metro extension when they took part in a construction project led by graduates at the Midland Metro Alliance.
Task Force makes fact-finding tour to see the challenges and opportunities facing town centres
19/07/2019
A task force set up to help reverse the fortunes of struggling town centres across the region has undertaken a fact-finding tour to see first-hand some of the challenges and opportunities high streets are facing.
Wolverhampton enters friendship agreement with Nepalese city
19/07/2019
The City of Wolverhampton has entered into a friendship agreement with the Arjundhara Municipality in South-Eastern Nepal.
WV Living pioneering way with fire safety sprinklers
18/07/2019
WV Living has become one of the first UK council-owned housing companies to commit to fitting sprinklers in all its newbuild properties.
Midlands to host prestigious UK-China leaders’ summit
18/07/2019
The Midlands has been chosen to host the prestigious UK/China Regional Leaders’ Summit after forging strong relationships across the region with the economic super-power over recent years.
Better towpaths for the Black Country
18/07/2019
People living and working in the Black Country are now able to enjoy a green, traffic-free route to school and work after the charity, Canal & River Trust, completed a two-year project to improve 11 miles of towpath along the Birmingham Main Line canal.
Occupancy booming as market celebrates first year
18/07/2019
Wolverhampton’s £5 million city centre market will celebrate its first anniversary this month with stall and cabin occupancy rates on the up.
A Message from Ed Shedd, Inaugural Chair of the Screen Industry Body
17/07/2019
In the most significant shake-up of support for the West Midlands’ screen sector for nearly a decade, the region will soon have a new industry-led membership body.
Chamber to Relaunch Prosper Magazine
17/07/2019
Champion the new magazine: Make sure your business has copies that you, your staff and customers can read.