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Calls for West Midlands youngsters to get involved in new 5G youth engagement programme
West Midlands 5G is looking for six youngsters, aged 18-24, to take part in 5G in 5 Days – the testbed’s new youth engagement programme.
‘Our young people need you’ – Mayor issues rallying cry as mentoring scheme smashes 10,000 target
More than 10,000 young people have received personal mentoring on how to kickstart their careers or get back into work thanks to a flagship scheme led by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.
£24m for revamp of Sandwell’s Birchley Junction announced by Government
Sandwell’s Birchley junction is set to benefit from £24 million of improvements as part of the Government’s commitment to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country,
Funding bid announced
A £25million bid has been submitted to the government to help fund a ‘university park’ in Dudley.
Nearly £10m given to borough businesses to help survive lockdown
Nearly £10 million has been paid out by Dudley Council in grants since November to help businesses survive lockdown, it has been revealed.
Wolves at Work programme reaches 6,000 milestone
Wolves at Work has reached another major milestone as it continues to support Wolverhampton residents with jobs and skills during the pandemic.
Black Country businesses benefit  from peer-to-peer networking
Working with sector specific delivery partners, the Black Country LEP Growth Hub has created four Peer Networking groups to support business.
WMCA unveils plan for region’s digital future
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its plan to give the region a digital reboot, with an aim to tackle digital exclusion, reach net zero and support a post-Covid recovery.
New discretionary lockdown business grants now available
City of Wolverhampton businesses not eligible for the Government’s national Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) under the current lockdown can now apply for discretionary grant schemes.
Extra funding to support homeless
Dudley Council has secured nearly half a million pounds to provide new accommodation for people at risk of becoming homeless and sleeping rough.
Work on Plaza Mall underway
A landmark Dudley town centre building where Woolworths was originally located is undergoing £100,000 of restoration works
Accelerator funding delivering improvements across city
A host of improvements are being made to the city centre, Bilston and Wednesfield thanks to a £1million Towns Fund Accelerator Grant secured by Wolverhampton’s Town Deal Board.
Story launches free advice series to support region’s businesses as two thirds say they are confident of growth in 2021
More than two thirds of Midlands business leaders are ‘confident’ of growth this year, according to new research from PR agency, Story Comms.
National Express to run zero-emission Sprint bus services
National Express West Midlands has announced its intention to run new rapid transit bus services along the A34 and A45 Sprint route between Walsall, Birmingham and Solihull
Help shape how businesses respond to diversity and inclusion
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to businesses in Walsall to help understand and shape a regional response to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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