West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has hosted a roundtable with leading community figures as part of Public Health England’s rapid review into whether people of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are more adversely affected by Covid-19.
Over £64.8 million has been invested into 257 businesses by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), with new data revealing its regional impact released today (Wednesday 20 May 2020).
Work to support the homeless by City of Wolverhampton’s innovative multi-agency operational group is reaping major rewards during the coronavirus outbreak.
Sandwell Council Leader is warning people that COVID-19 remains a very real risk and urging them to stay alert to the dangers.
City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a new business portal to further support city businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Dudley Council has commissioned special ‘thank you’ messages to appear on Dudley borough roads, in recognition of those on the frontline during the pandemic.
Local organisations and community groups helping the vulnerable in the borough during the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to apply for a slice of a new £200,000 cash pot.
Transport for West Midlands is working closely with police and bus, rail and tram operators to keep the region moving safely as coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease and more people return to work.
Almost £1 million in council tax hardship relief has been paid to nearly 7,000 vulnerable people and households in Sandwell whose finances have been hit hard by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
A ‘Safe Working Charter’ to enable home builders to return to work safely and get the region’s construction sites back up and running, has been formally backed by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.
A borough primary school has been named the best in the country for its efforts in encouraging children to cycle.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery and council library services are inviting budding artists to submit images of lockdown-inspired art to include in special online exhibition ‘Art in Lockdown’.
Black Country Consortiums Economic Intelligence Unit as part of the Midlands Engine Economic Observatory is providing real-time COVID-19 economic impact data for inclusion in regular local and region wider impact reports to support business recovery.
West Midlands religious groups are bringing together their communities to help the region get through the current pandemic.
A four-metre tall sculpture of a winged medical worker is paying tribute to NHS and social care ‘angels’ on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
A West Midlands road map to secure a successful post-Covid 19 economic recovery is to focus on 10 key goals.