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Big employers give huge boost for small companies to take on apprentices
04/11/2019
A further £750,000 has been pledged to the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), thanks to new contributions from three large organisations.
More young people to benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work
04/11/2019
More young people in the West Midlands will benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work.
Free Wi-Fi coming to the region’s bus stations
04/11/2019
Free passenger Wi-Fi is to be trialed at Walsall’s newly refurbished bus station ahead of a roll out across the region. The trial was announced by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, as he visited St Paul’s bus station to congratulate staff following a £680,000 revamp.
Crime drops on region’s public transport network
01/11/2019
Crime on the West Midlands public transport network has fallen by 5% in the last six months, new figures have revealed.
International council backs geopark bid
30/10/2019
The Black Country’s bid to become a world famous UNESCO Global Geopark has received international backing.
West Midlands Combined Authority teams up with Google in fight against climate change
30/10/2019
The WMCA has teamed up with Google in the fight against Climate Change. The online giant is to make crucial climate data available in the region’s three main cities – Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton – to help the West Midlands tackle the current climate emergency.
Leading eCommerce platform receives substantial investment from Midven
29/10/2019
Specialist eCommerce platform Online Poundshop Ltd has secured considerable investment from venture capital firm Midven
Heath Town celebrates 50 years with Royal visit
29/10/2019
Heath Town Estate today (Tuesday) celebrated its 50th anniversary in style with a Royal visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester. He followed in the footsteps of his cousin, the late HRH Princess Margaret, who officially opened the estate half a century ago.
Last call to nominate unsung heroes for a Thrive Mental Health Star Award
29/10/2019
A final call has been made for unsung heroes, who have made a difference to the lives of people with mental health issues, to be nominated for prestigious regional awards.
Local residents and businesses to get more information about Black Country tram extension
28/10/2019
A series of engagement events are being held across Sandwell and Dudley this November for local residents and businesses to find out more about the eagerly anticipated Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension
Black Country Consortium Ltd  Annual General Meeting
28/10/2019
In accordance with paragraph 3.8.3 of the Assurance Framework, the LEP will hold an Annual Stakeholders Meeting and an Annual General Meeting (AGM), both will be publicised, open to the public and include a question and answer session.
MEIF Debt Finance provides CMS Hire with £300,000 funding package
25/10/2019
Loan to support the growth of refuse and recycling vehicle hire and repair specialist to help create 25 new jobs in Wolverhampton.
Thousands of young people given helping hand in their careers by Mayor’s Mentors
25/10/2019
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has helped more than 6,000 young people aged 11 to 25 to benefit from the Mayor’s Mentors programme since Mr Street launched it two years ago.
Work to build retaining wall under way
23/10/2019
Work to build a special retaining wall in Dudley has begun, paving the way for the town’s Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre and Metro connections.
Plans to plant 15,000 trees in Sandwell will be put to the council's cabinet
23/10/2019
If approved, a tree will be planted for the 4,900 children starting school in reception in September 2019 With a further 10,100 trees to be planted in the following two years.
Huge investments proposals highlighted in annual budget
23/10/2019
Finance bosses in Dudley today announced the biggest investment in services for borough residents in a decade.