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WMCA deal to build affordable homes for nurses and other key workers
Quality, affordable homes are planned to be built for nurses and other staff working at the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital under a multi-million-pound land deal struck by the West Midlands Combined Authority
£342K council plan to improve pools in Sandwell parks
Sandwell Council is set to invest £342,000 on improving pools in Sandwell parks.
Thousands of trees being planted in Sandwell
Tree planting is well under way in Sandwell and 5,000 trees have been delivered by The Woodland Trust.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our March 2020 newsletter
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Three big employers join WMCA scheme to boost apprenticeships at small companies
Three large employers are boosting apprenticeships at smaller businesses through the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Taskforce to give young people new jobs and opportunities
Young people in the City of Wolverhampton are set to benefit from more jobs and opportunities thanks to Wolves at Work partnering with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on a new taskforce.
Young people recognised at awards ceremony
Gardening, construction and business apprentices at Dudley Council were rewarded for their hard work at an awards ceremony.
Business group calls on more small and medium-sized firms to tap into free apprenticeship training
A leading business membership group is backing a scheme set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to cover the cost of apprenticeship training for small and medium-sized firms.
Black Country LEP welcome new Chair of the Board
The Black Country LEP welcomes new Chair of the Board, Tom Westley DL.
Plans to open Black Country railway stations take another step forward
Planning applications for two railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line have been handed in, marking another milestone on the project to restore passenger services to this part of the Black Country.
New Wolverhampton construction training centre to help local people get new jobs
A new construction plant training centre at City of Wolverhampton College will help local people start a new career in the industry, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority.
City Council announces plans for its first solar farm development
City of Wolverhampton Council has announced plans for its first solar farm to be developed to power New Cross Hospital with renewable energy.
Primrose Bridge set to bloom again
Primrose Bridge in Netherton is set to be rejuvenated thanks to a £1.8m investment from the Department for Transport (DfT).
WMCA helps kickstart regeneration of West Bromwich town centre with car park demolition
The demolition of the Queen's Square car park in West Bromwich, kickstarting plans to further revitalise the town centre – is to go ahead
Could your business be a winner?
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards and are designed to promote business excellence and drive growth. Your business could be eligible for an award in one of the four award categories.
DIGI-RAIL: booming with activity to support SMEs in the West Midlands
DIGI-RAIL, a £3.1 million ERDF-funded rail innovation programme, provides long-term innovation support to eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on developing digital products and services from initial concepts through to market introduction, for the railway industry.