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New National Institute to support brownfield redevelopment announced
The University of Wolverhampton is to be home to a new national brownfield centre that will help tackle the housing shortage, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has announced.
Mayor’s Mentors scheme to share in £270,000 Government grant
A scheme spearheaded by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street to help disadvantaged young people get ahead is to receive a cash boost. Mayor’s Mentors is to get a slice of a £270,000 grant from the Nesta/Department for Culture, Media and Science Connected Communities (DCMS) Innovation Fund.
Bilston boost as Hop Pole pub plans revealed
City of Wolverhampton Council is working with Marston’s on plans to demolish the Hop Pole Inn pub in Bilston and use the land to enhance the town’s outdoor market.
Cllr Phil Page set to become New Mayor of Wolverhampton
Cllr Phil Page is set to become the 160th Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton during Wednesday night’s (MAY 16) full council meeting.
Birmingham brownfield development gets £3.6m backing from WMCA Collective Investment Fund
A derelict brownfield site in Birmingham will soon be back in industrial use thanks to a £3.6 million investment by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Positive Outlook for Black Country Exporters
The latest results of the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), carried out by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, point to an improved export outlook for the region’s businesses, particularly in relation to the manufacturing sector
Iconic Civic Halls to celebrate 80th birthday
City of Wolverhampton’s Grade II-listed Civic Halls celebrate their 80th anniversary tomorrow (May 12). Completed in 1938 the Civic Halls were Wolverhampton’s first dedicated performance venue for music recitals, theatre productions and even film projection.
Channel 4 urged to make the right move
The West Midlands Combined Authority has today formally launched its bid to bring Channel 4 (C4) to the region. The WMCA submitted its case to the broadcaster for why the West Midlands should become home to C4’s planned new national HQ as part of the '4 All the UK' strategy.
New city centre market to open for business in July
City of Wolverhampton’s new city centre market will open for business on Tuesday, July 17, with an official opening event four days’ later. The city council is relocating the market from its current Market Square base.
Subway closure signals final preparations for full station works
From Sunday, May 20, 2018, the pedestrian subway at Wolverhampton Railway Station will be closed until summer 2019, as part of plans to develop a new station building. The closure will enable demolition of the current station building and a new one to be built adjacent to it.
WMCA invites bidders to take part in a game of drones
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today issued an invitation for interested people to help design drone technology trials in the region.
Successful skills Speed Networking involves 200 students and 150 businesses
200 students from 14 Black Country schools and 150 business representatives attended a speed networking event last week organised by The Black Country Skills Factory in collaboration with The Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
Unemployed youngsters to tell business leaders about challenges of finding work
Young people across the Black Country will be able to tell business leaders first hand of their difficulties in trying to get a job when a conference focussing on youth unemployment takes place this week.
Business and colleges can work together to give youngsters the skills to fill local jobs
Closer ties between colleges and local business leaders are critical if we are to close the West Midlands skills gap and help youngsters fill the new jobs being created, a conference in Birmingham heard today (Friday April 20).
Organisations offered £4m funding opportunity to help people get into work
Organisations are being invited to bid for more than £4 million of funding to help thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers get into work.
HVM City: Opportunity Gateway success at West Midlands Construction Excellence Awards
The West Midlands Celebrating Construction Excellence Awards were held on Friday night where Black Country LEP and WMCA picked up the top winners award of the night in the Client of the Year category