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Two derelict Black Country industrial sites to be transformed into hundreds of new homes
19/03/2021
Two more derelict industrial sites in the Black Country are to be transformed to provide vital new homes for local people following multi-million-pound investment deals by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Partnership working for a welcoming Wednesfield
19/03/2021
A revamped market, new seating areas, cycle racks and feature artwork have been introduced in Wednesfield under a community-led approach to boosting the look of the village.
Green light for region’s ambitious net zero carbon plan with funding for new capital projects
19/03/2021
An ambitious plan to put the West Midlands on track for net zero by 2041 was given the green light. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board has agreed to back the first Five-Year Plan with investment of over £5million
Funding boost for green construction skills bootcamps
19/03/2021
The Department for Education is making £475,000 available to the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) so it can hold bootcamps, which offer people a guaranteed job interview on completion.
Preparation work begins for building of first new council homes in Heath Town
19/03/2021
Preparation work has started this week for the building of the first new council homes as part of a major transformation of the city’s Heath Town estate.
West Midlands chosen to host summit to identify how local leaders and central government can collaborate to reach net zero
18/03/2021
The West Midlands has been chosen to host an international summit on the UK’s net zero future in the build-up to the UN's climate change conference COP26 in November.
Boost for city’s culture and economy under five-year plan
18/03/2021
The very best in art, music and sport will be brought to Wolverhampton under a five-year plan to boost the city's economy, create new jobs and build an outstanding cultural reputation.
Tens of thousands of extra trees to be planted for a cleaner, greener city
18/03/2021
Tens of thousands of trees are to be added to parks and open spaces across Wolverhampton under a council commitment to create a cleaner, greener city.
Wolverhampton leads way with pioneering home ownership scheme
18/03/2021
A new scheme is set to be launched in Wolverhampton to help people make the dream of owning a home a reality. ‘Help to Own’ will provide the opportunity for local people to get on the property ladder without a deposit and ultimately buy their home for £1 on expiry of their lease.
Works to rebuild two Birmingham railway stations are on track for Commonwealth Games
18/03/2021
Works to rebuild both the University and Perry Barr railway stations in Birmingham are under way ahead of next summer’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
WMCA partners with national charity to help communities save their pubs
18/03/2021
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has partnered with a community business charity to help community groups across the region take ownership of their local pubs.
Plans for more diversity in top West Midlands roles
18/03/2021
Two new schemes are being launched to encourage more diversity at board level in the West Midlands.
Partnership breaks new ground on brownfield regeneration
18/03/2021
Work has started on the ‘shovel ready’ £17.5 million National Brownfield Institute - putting Wolverhampton and the Midlands on the map for leading the way in brownfield regeneration.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has key role in Budget commitments
17/03/2021
The government has published a Budget aimed at protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the British people through COVID-19.
Regeneration of Dudley town centre gets multi-million-pound triple boost
17/03/2021
The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a triple boost today (Tuesday March 16) with work starting on the street-running section of the Metro tram line and the announcement of multi-million-pound investment deals
Thousands of street lights transformed for a smarter, greener city
17/03/2021
More than 7,000 of Wolverhampton’s street lights have been transformed under a major scheme to make our city lighting smarter, greener and more cost-effective.