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Contractor appointed for National Brownfield Institute
The University of Wolverhampton has appointed a main build contractor for the ‘shovel ready’ National Brownfield Institute (NBI) at its £120m Springfield Campus.
Extra financial boost for businesses
Finance bosses have written to more than 1,500 businesses offering them thousands of pounds worth of extra financial help as the national lockdown continues.
Rough sleeper data released
The number of rough sleepers across Dudley borough remains consistently low, the latest data from the government has revealed.
Digital innovation hub opens to help Walsall residents learn new skills
Walsall College is all set to show local school students, adults and businesses how to make their digital mark with the launch of a new technology centre funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Work begins on new Sprint bus priority measures on the A45 in Birmingham
Construction work is underway on the congestion busting Sprint bus route designed to deliver improved journey times and more reliable services linking Walsall, Birmingham and Solihull
City to bloom after funding boost
Wildflower meadows, tree planting and bat and bird boxes will be introduced at sites across Wolverhampton thanks to a funding boost of more than £600,000.
Bid to boost job opportunities
Dudley Council’s bid to boost job opportunities across Dudley borough for 16 to 24 year olds has been successful.
£30 million plan to boost bus services through Dudley, Sandwell and Birmingham
Development work has started on a £30 million package of bus priority measures to improve reliability and journey times on commuter routes
Businesses benefitting from city Relight Programme
City of Wolverhampton micro and small businesses have started receiving specialist support
Mid-life MOT
An innovative project to help the over-50s most at risk of long-term unemployment is underway in the West Midlands.
Rough sleeping in the West Midlands at its lowest since 2010
Latest annual figures show a 62% reduction in the number of people sleeping rough across the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) area.
New centre to train local people to work on electric vehicles opens in Wolverhampton
A new training centre to give local people the specialist skills needed to work on electric vehicles has opened today at City of Wolverhampton College,
More Wolverhampton families discover the fun of cycling thanks to Better Streets Fund
Wolverhampton community group helping local people discover fun of cycling after setting up cycling hub using a Transport for West Midlands funding grant
Active Travel Consultation for walking and cycling schemes in Dudley
Two new cycling and walking schemes are set to be delivered through the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund.
ESF Community Grants New Rounds:
ESF Community Grants awards funding of up to £20,000 to organisations who can run projects that support people unemployed (for 6 months minimum) back into work/ training.

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Jun 16

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