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Green Light for Music Institute
Plans to develop a music institute at the Waterfront Business Park, Brierley Hill, have taken a major step forward. Agreement has been reached to transfer Cable Plaza from Intu Properties plc (owners of Merry Hill) to the new institute, which will trade as Resonance.
One month left to get Business Festival event applications in
Businesses wishing to run an event in the 2019 Black Country Business Festival have just one month left to submit their applications.
Wolverhampton Literature Festival starts tomorrow
City of Wolverhampton’s three-day Literature Festival starts tomorrow (Friday) with a whole host of events from big-name shows to workshops.
West Midlands wins £2.6m to help tackle road congestion
Transport chiefs have won more than £2.6 million to help tackle congestion on some of the region’s biggest roads.
Leader presents final report on rough sleeping in city
City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Roger Lawrence, has presented the final report of the Wolverhampton Tackling Rough Sleeping Task Team to Full Council.
LEP leaders tell Prime Minister Local Industrial Strategies are on target
The Prime Minister met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to track progress on their work with government to boost economic growth for communities across the country.
New mental health star is born
A Solihull man was tonight (Thurs Jan 31) named West Midlands Thrive Mental Health Superstar for his courage and compassion in talking down a distressed friend threatening to jump from a motorway bridge.
Black Country Garden City briefing event
The Black Country LEP, along with the four Black Country local authorities (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) and Homes England are working together to create a new 21st Century Garden City, which will connect into existing communities and infrastructure.
Long-serving Leader Announces Plans to Step Down
The Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, Roger Lawrence, has announced plans to step down after 36 years as a councillor serving the city.
Companies encouraged to join Mayor’s Giving Day and give something back to local communities
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street today (Wednesday Jan 30) brought together charities with some of the region’s biggest companies at an event designed to help business give something back to their local communities.
Railway station build to step up as crane arrives
City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building will start coming out of the ground next month
Grant funding to help improve air quality in the city
City of Wolverhampton Council has secured funding from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to help improve air quality in the city.
A&M EDM record sales of £6m and investment
West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street commissioned new machinery at A&M EDM, precision engineers in Smethwick.
Poets, planters and painters praised for making railway stations more pleasant places to visit
Commuters at a Birmingham railway station got a surprise when they were serenaded by a Black Country poet during a visit from the Mayor of the West Midlands.
Business and political leaders say West Midlands economy will need Government help to navigate a no-deal Brexit
A high level group of West Midlands business, trade union and political leaders came together today to map out what support the regional economy will need to successfully navigate a no-deal Brexit.
West Midlands Metro tap and go mobile ticketing launches with discount offer
The cost of a four-week West Midlands Metro tram ticket is being cut by £4 to celebrate the launch of the Swift on Mobile smartphone app.