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Mayor hosts virtual roundtable as part of Public Health England review into Coronavirus effect on BAME communities
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.
Midlands Engine Investment Fund making an immediate impact and generating over £64m of investment in Midlands’ businesses
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).
Innovative homeless partnership delivers positive outcomes
Work to support the homeless by City of Wolverhampton’s innovative multi-agency operational group is reaping major rewards during the coronavirus outbreak.
Stay alert to COVID-19 danger warns Council Leader
Sandwell Council Leader is warning people that COVID-19 remains a very real risk and urging them to stay alert to the dangers.
Wolves in Business portal launched for critical support
City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a new business portal to further support city businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Thank you key workers
Dudley Council has commissioned special ‘thank you’ messages to appear on Dudley borough roads, in recognition of those on the frontline during the pandemic.
Groups urged to bid for slice of new £200,000 Covid cash pot
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.
How to stay safe on public transport as lockdown restrictions begin to lift
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.
Sandwell Council helps nearly 7,000 people with council tax hardship relief
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.
Mayor supports plan to get region’s house building and construction sites safely back to work
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.
Pedal power nets national cycling award for school
A borough primary school has been named the best in the country for its efforts in encouraging children to cycle.
Wolverhampton calls for art inspired by lockdown
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 Economic Intelligence Unit provides impact monitor for Midlands Engine building on the launch of the Independent Economic Review
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 faith groups work to tackle Covid-19
West Midlands religious groups are bringing together their communities to help the region get through the current pandemic.
Winged sculpture pays tribute to health and social care 'angels'
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).
Taskforce sets out ten priorities for the West Midlands economic recovery
A West Midlands road map to secure a successful post-Covid 19 economic recovery is to focus on 10 key goals.