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Home and job seekers buoyed by ambitious new housing scheme
Families seeking a quality but affordable new home and a decent job could benefit from a bold housing scheme set to transform several acres of derelict land in the Black Country.
Mayor opens Dudley construction training centre to help local people get jobs in the industry
A new construction plant training centre at Dudley College of Technology will help unemployed local people start a new career in the industry, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority.
West Midlands takes next step in fight against climate change
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has released its report (10 January) on tackling climate change across the West Midlands.
New partnership working to boost the region’s fitness and activity levels
A drive to get the people of the West Midlands more active, fitter and healthier is being spearheaded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Black Country Plan evidence published
Development of a new blue print for how land across the Black Country could be regenerated in future years moves a step forward today.
Mayor calls on businesses to boost social enterprises
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has urged businesses to help improve people’s lives by supporting local social enterprises.
Funding boost for Rent with Confidence scheme
City of Wolverhampton Council has secured almost £184,000 of government funding to further develop its pioneering Rent with Confidence private rented sector housing scheme.
Swift card used for more than 50 million journeys
The West Midlands public transport smartcard Swift has been used for an incredible 50 million journeys this year – its most successful year to date.
Plans to reopen Aldridge Station move a step closer
Plans to open a new railway station at Aldridge have moved a step closer after a feasibility study confirmed the proposals were viable.
Pilot scheme for budding new businesses
Budding entrepreneurs in parts of Dudley who are looking to set up a small business can bid for up to £500 funding and get free business advice to get them up and running.
Second phase of works to tackle air pollution
Dudley Council is set to begin the second phase of work to tackle nitrogen dioxide emissions at two sites in the borough.
GVA up, GDP increases and new mapping software launched
The latest edition of the Black Country EIU newsletter is available to read now.
Construction works start on i9 office development
Construction works on the new eye-catching modern office development i9 have started following a period of site enabling works.
Dudley Deal pledge for borough
Providing good quality parks and supporting voluntary and community groups are just two of a series of pledges from Dudley Council to make the borough a great and prosperous place for everyone.
New Year, New Start event promotes career opportunities
Young people in Sandwell will get the chance at a New Year event to seek help and guidance on job, educational and training opportunities.
City earns Cultural Compact champion funding
City of Wolverhampton Council has secured funding from Arts Council England to put in place a Cultural Compact champion to support the further development of the city’s strong cultural offer.