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WMCA and councils pledge to help rough sleepers this winter
Local authorities across the West Midlands have pledged to work together to help rough sleepers this winter as part of a coordinated regional response.
Thrive into Work secures jobs for over 350 people with health conditions
A ground-breaking employment programme, run through the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), has helped more than 350 people with long-term physical and mental health conditions into work.
House building doubles in eight years as region strives to meet future housing demand
Nearly 17,000 homes were built in the West Midlands last year, meaning the number of homes constructed in the region has more than doubled in the last eight years.
Trams are moving and Metro teams release safety video to mark Road Safety Week 2019
A series of safety videos are being released by West Midlands Metro and Midland Metro Alliance as testing and commissioning intensifies for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension ahead of December’s opening.
Strike action is due take place on West Midlands Railway
This means WMR and LNR will be running a less frequent service than usual on strike days with a reduced number of trains per hour and not all stops being served.
New construction training hub helping unemployed
Unemployed Wolverhampton residents are benefitting from a new £100,000 sub regional construction training hub in the city.
City Learning Quarter receives planning approval
Plans for an ambitious new City Learning Quarter in Wolverhampton have been given the green light by the council’s planning committee.
Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Major construction will begin on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year.
Black Country businesses can benefit from Gigabit scheme
Time is running out for Black Country businesses to benefit from the national Gigabit Voucher scheme, enabling them to connect to faster and more reliable Gigabit broadband, due to high demand on the current scheme.
WMCA aims to take next step in fight against climate change
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today released a status update on the development of its plans to tackle the climate change emergency across the region.
WMCA helps armed forces veterans to find new jobs and a home
Armed forces veterans are benefiting from schemes set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority to help them start a new career and tackle homelessness.
WMCA hits £5m milestone in apprenticeship levy fund and helps 150 new apprentices into work
The Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up to supercharge apprenticeships in the West Midlands has hit a £5m milestone thanks to contributions from large employers.
Plans to rebuild outdated Birmingham railway station unveiled
These images show how the outdated Perry Barr railway station in Birmingham will be transformed as part of the wider regeneration of the area. The development on a new rail and bus interchange will see a landmark new station building constructed
Big employers give huge boost for small companies to take on apprentices
A further £750,000 has been pledged to the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), thanks to new contributions from three large organisations.
More young people to benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work
More young people in the West Midlands will benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work.
Free Wi-Fi coming to the region’s bus stations
Free passenger Wi-Fi is to be trialed at Walsall’s newly refurbished bus station ahead of a roll out across the region. The trial was announced by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, as he visited St Paul’s bus station to congratulate staff following a £680,000 revamp.