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What a difference a year makes – new footage reveals progress on M6 junction improvements
04/02/2021
Fascinating new footage released by Highways England offers a bird’s eye view of progress being made on the £78 million transformation of a busy M6 junction to tackle congestion problems.
£1million extra to tackle potholes
04/02/2021
Highways bosses have pumped £1million into a “pothole purge” and resurfacing of residential roads across Dudley borough.
Masterplan for West Bromwich town centre regeneration moves forward.
04/02/2021
Ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich Town Centre are moving forward.
WMCA to donate old computers to school children to help tackle digital divide
04/02/2021
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is to donate around 150 old laptops and desktop computers to school children to help address digital poverty across the region.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our February 2021 newsletter
04/02/2021
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now
Wolverhampton businesses receive £6million in vital grants
04/02/2021
More than £6million in small business grants has already been paid to over 900 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses within a month of the latest round of Government funding going live.
Draft action plan shows how region can reach net zero carbon by 2041 and create thousands of new jobs
03/02/2021
The West Midlands can achieve its ambitious target of becoming net zero carbon by 2041 and create thousands of new jobs if the region pulls together to tackle climate change.
Calls for West Midlands youngsters to get involved in new 5G youth engagement programme
03/02/2021
West Midlands 5G is looking for six youngsters, aged 18-24, to take part in 5G in 5 Days – the testbed’s new youth engagement programme.
‘Our young people need you’ – Mayor issues rallying cry as mentoring scheme smashes 10,000 target
03/02/2021
More than 10,000 young people have received personal mentoring on how to kickstart their careers or get back into work thanks to a flagship scheme led by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.
£24m for revamp of Sandwell’s Birchley Junction announced by Government
01/02/2021
Sandwell’s Birchley junction is set to benefit from £24 million of improvements as part of the Government’s commitment to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country,
Funding bid announced
01/02/2021
A £25million bid has been submitted to the government to help fund a ‘university park’ in Dudley.
Nearly £10m given to borough businesses to help survive lockdown
01/02/2021
Nearly £10 million has been paid out by Dudley Council in grants since November to help businesses survive lockdown, it has been revealed.
Wolves at Work programme reaches 6,000 milestone
29/01/2021
Wolves at Work has reached another major milestone as it continues to support Wolverhampton residents with jobs and skills during the pandemic.
Black Country businesses benefit  from peer-to-peer networking
29/01/2021
Working with sector specific delivery partners, the Black Country LEP Growth Hub has created four Peer Networking groups to support business.
WMCA unveils plan for region’s digital future
29/01/2021
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its plan to give the region a digital reboot, with an aim to tackle digital exclusion, reach net zero and support a post-Covid recovery.
New discretionary lockdown business grants now available
29/01/2021
City of Wolverhampton businesses not eligible for the Government’s national Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) under the current lockdown can now apply for discretionary grant schemes.