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Full fibre network rollout works get underway in city
Full fibre network construction is now underway to connect public sector premises across the City of Wolverhampton.
Success stories of £3m voluntary fund celebrated
More than 100 people turned out at a special evening to celebrate success stories from projects handed cash by Dudley Council’s Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund.
£20 million in Budget for Midlands Rail Hub: "Now let's get on with making it happen!"
Midlands Connect's flagship Midlands Rail Hub plans have been awarded £20 million in the Chancellor's Budget, taking the £2 billion package of improvements to rail services to the next stage of development, and closer to delivery.
Young people in Coventry and the Black Country to benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work
Hundreds of young people in the West Midlands will benefit from intensive, one-to-one support helping to boost the number in work.
Demolition of Dudley eyesore gets underway as part of a £250m pipeline of investment into region’s town and city centres
A pipeline of more than £250m of investment is being provided to help revitalise West Midlands town and city centres and kick-start their wider transformation.
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.