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Smethwick primary school on track for summer completion
The first new primary school to open in Sandwell in 40 years is currently on track for completion this summer.
£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands
Following two successful years of the Mayor’s Community Weekend, communities across the West Midlands are being given £100,000 to host celebrations this summer.
Businesses and voluntary groups to give views on spending
Company bosses and voluntary groups are to be given the chance to talk to council chiefs on how money is spent on local authority services.
Nearly £5million investment secured
On the back of the award-winning redevelopment of Margaret Vine and Holloway Court sheltered housing schemes, Dudley Council bid for Homes England funding to renovate Woodhouse Court in Quarry Bank and Jack Newell Court in Coseley.
CityFibre appointed for full fibre network rollout
The council has named CityFibre as its partner to roll out full fibre connectivity to public sector premises across the City of Wolverhampton.
Free park and ride facility opens at Black Country Metro stop
A new 196 space free park and ride facility for Black Country commuters has now opened its gates.
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Professional services careers in construction showcased to West Midlands schools
School children from across the West Midlands found out about the range of professional service careers in the construction sector at a showcase event run in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
WM REDI launched to support inclusive economic growth across the UK
The University of Birmingham has launched a new research institute - West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI), which will be established in the University of Birmingham’s Exchange building to support inclusive economic growth in our city-region and regions across the UK.
Huge turnout to careers fair
More than 1,500 young people and parents from Sandwell flocked to a careers fair held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury.
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Growth Success
The University of Wolverhampton has grown its work based learning of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships with growth at more than 250% since they were introduced three years ago.
WMCA helps 100 small and medium-sized companies to cover the costs of apprenticeship training
A fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to enable more local small and medium-sized businesses to take on apprentices and upskill their staff has hit a new milestone.
Wolves at Work connects hundreds to Magna jobs
Wolves at Work employment programme is helping hundreds of people secure jobs through a partnership with Magna Specialist Confectioners.
Open University set to train West Midlands residents in next-gen cyber skills
Computer experts from The Open University will roll out a FREE cyber programme for residents across the West Midlands.
Plans to regenerate and transform Dudley town centre given double boost
The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a double boost today with work starting on its long-awaited Metro tram line and confirmation that the eyesore, Cavendish House office block will finally be torn down.
Safer Travel reduce reoffending through restorative justice
The Restorative Justice scheme for offenders of anti-social behaviour and vandalism on public transport has recorded a zero percent reoffending rate for the second year running.