1003 articles found

Radical Landscapes exhibition coming to gallery
A new exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery will offer visitors a fresh perspective on artists who were working during the Industrial Revolution.
Government boost of £5.5m for West Midlands Mayor’s drive to clean up bus emissions
A £5.5m Government award has given a major boost to Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street’s commitment to deliver the cleanest bus fleet in the UK outside London.
New Local Nature Reserve canal works complete
The City of Wolverhampton stretch of the Wyrley & Essington Canal has undergone improvements to help it achieve Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status.
Updated plans for Sprint rapid bus published
Regional transport bosses have today issued updated plans for the first Sprint rapid bus routes in the West Midlands.
Railway station phase one steel frame close to completion
The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion.
Free bus pass scheme for rough sleepers is extended
A pilot scheme to donate free bus tickets to rough sleepers in the West Midlands has proved so successful that it has been extended.
Drivers could receive ‘credits’ to ditch their cars under £20m Future Mobility plans
Drivers in the West Midlands could be paid ‘credits’ to ditch their personal vehicles as part of a strategy to tackle congestion in the region.
Black Country economy sees significant productivity increase
Across the West Midlands, the Black Country has reported the highest growth rate in GVA (Gross Value Added) per hour worked with an increase of £26.5 in 2016 to £27.6 in 2017, an increase of 4.3% which nearly double the national average of 2.5%.
Proposals drawn up to provide free travel to women worst affected by pension age changes
More than 9,000 women across the West Midlands whose state pensions have been pushed back by several years would get a free travel pass under proposals announced today (Friday March 15).
The WMCA explains £28m plans to improve adult education
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has set out how it intends to use £28m to improve education and training for adults in the region.
Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light.
The state-of-the-art leisure centre in Smethwick will provide a world-class sports facility for Sandwell and will host the swimming and diving competitions for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM
Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM.
Major milestone reached on Birmingham Westside Metro extension as canal tunnel reopens on schedule
Works to bring the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension closer to completion have reached a major milestone with the reopening of Broad Street Canal Tunnel.
School to host careers convention for pupils and residents
The King’s CE School in Tettenhall will be opening its doors for a careers event for pupils, their families and local residents later this month.
Preparing businesses for EU Exit
In February the government published a raft of information and guidance, and signposted an online tool, for businesses to find the latest information on EU Exit,
West Midlands unveils £10bn investment prospectus at MIPIM
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has launched £10bn worth of housing, regeneration, commercial and infrastructure development opportunities to international investors at the MIPIM property marketplace in Cannes, South of France.