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Black Country Skills Factory celebrates 5 years  success in developing skills
Set up in 2013, the Black Country Skills Factory is celebrating five years of addressing skills shortages in the five transformational sectors in the Black Country including Advanced Manufacturing, Transport technologies, Construction, Environmental Technologies and Business Services.
Public to have their say on proposed transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner role to Mayor’s office
The public were today (Friday November 16) invited to have their say on proposals to transfer the role of the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to the office of the Mayor of the West Midlands.
Planning granted for hundreds of new Bilston homes
City of Wolverhampton Council has approved plans for Countryside to build hundreds of homes at Bilston Urban Village.
Black Country commercial refurbishment company receives funding boost from MEIF
A leading Black Country based company which refurbishes commercial premises has secured a £30,000 cash injection from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) through WM Small Business Loans fund manager, BCRS Business Loans.
Work starts on new Loxdale Primary School at Urban Village
Work has this week started on building the new Loxdale Primary School at Bilston Urban Village.
Businesses urged to claim £2500 voucher for broadband boost
Businesses around the UK are being urged to make use of a £2500 voucher for gigabit broadband speeds before the scheme closes due to high demand.
National Award for Cllr Roger Lawrence
Leader of City of Wolverhampton Council, Cllr Roger Lawrence, has been named ‘Leader of the Year’ at a prestigious national award ceremony.
Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension moves step closer
The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension has moved a step closer with the next stage of the project now underway.
NIC Chair excited by city’s regeneration plans
City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) and regional partners yesterday (Wednesday) played host to the chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), Sir John Armitt, and his colleagues.
Still time for businesses and others to have their say on building an economy fit for the future
With a further £100 million for the West Midlands announced in last week’s Budget, businesses and other key sectors can still have their say on how to channel such funding to build a regional economy fit for the future.
Automotive heavyweight joins the WMCA from leading manufacturer
The former head of technical excellence at Jaguar Land Rover, Jo Lopes, has joined the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Mayor announces measures to support West Midlands veterans on centenary of the Armistice
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today (Tuesday Nov 6) announced a package of commemoration and support for armed forces veterans ahead of the centenary of the Armistice.
Black Country Living Museum Saving Energy - Behind-the-scenes Business Tour
Join Low Carbon Workspaces for an opportunity to learn how The Black Country Living Museum strives to improve its business energy costs and reduce its carbon footprint
£43 million for projects to keep the West Midlands moving
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is this week set to consider a £43 million investment in ten congestion busting projects.
International speaker to headline Make:Shift 2018
International speaker Tom Llewellyn from Shareable will headline this year’s Make:Shift event on Saturday, November 18
Changing Wolverhampton – Drawings of John Fullwood
A new exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery will tell the story of how the Victorians changed the shape of the town centre.