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Application submitted for phase 2 Heath Town homes
A planning application has been submitted for phase two of new council homes to be built as part of a major transformation of the Heath Town estate.
Get free cycle safety checks at railway stations this summer
Transport for West Midlands’ (TfWM) has teamed up with West Midlands Railway and Cycling UK to host cycle safety sessions throughout the summer.
Freedom of Borough decision this week to recognise heroes
A decision to grant NHS and social care workers Freedom of the Borough for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis is expected to be ratified by councillors this week.
Face coverings needed in shops and supermarkets from Friday
People are being reminded they must by law wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets from this Friday (July 24) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
New Swift Go guarantees best value fare on Metro
The West Midlands wide Swift travel card has added a new fare-capped payment service to guarantee commuters the best value fare on West Midlands Metro.
Funding boost for city’s ESOL Integration Project
City of Wolverhampton Council has been successful with a bid for £293,560 of government funding to deliver an English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) Integration Project in the city.
Demolition of high rise blocks soon underway
The demolition of two high rise blocks in Netherton will soon begin, paving the way for new housing developments in the future.
Second round of financial help for businesses
Small businesses have a second chance to claim vital cash grants after more than £1million was given out in the first round of funding.
DPA festival success
More than 2,400 people from around the world tuned into a live broadcast by Dudley Performing Arts this month.
Facelift plans for West Midlands green spaces
A new project is underway looking at how to enhance three West Midlands open spaces – the sort of areas that since lockdown many of us have come to value.
Survey indicates mental health impact of pandemic on women in the West Midlands
Almost four in ten women in the region (37%) say their mental health has got worse since the Covid-19 outbreak started and almost a third are struggling financially compared to 16% before the pandemic.
UK’s first 5G accelerator underway after virtual engage event
A consortium led by O2, Deloitte, Wayra UK, Digital Catapult and catalysts West Midlands 5G (WM5G) have delivered the first in a series of engaging virtual workshops.
Derelict former bakery to be transformed as WMCA’s pioneering brownfield housing programme ramps up
The derelict site of the former Harvestime Bakery in Walsall is to finally be revived following a West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) funding deal to help build 88 new homes.
i54 western extension main works underway
Expansion works on a major Midlands business park are running ahead of schedule with the construction of fully-serviced factory platforms now underway.
New video shows light at the end of the tunnel
A new video proclaiming a bright future in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic has been released today on Black Country Day.
Metro stop to be named after castle
Dudley’s landmark castle has inspired the name for a metro stop in the town centre, as work continues throughout the summer months to develop the line.