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General | 9th August 2022

Wolverhampton makes £20million bid to boost Bilston Health & Regeneration Programme

City of Wolverhampton Council has bid for £20million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund Round 2 to drive forward the Bilston Health & Regeneration Programme.
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Wolverhampton makes £20million bid to boost Bilston Health & Regeneration Programme09/08/2022
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General | 4th August 2022

The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner

Register as a Finditin VIP and gain free entry to UK Construction Week with discounted stand space available for Finditin members.
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The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner04/08/2022
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General | 3rd August 2022

Wolverhampton makes £20million bid to help fund phase one of ambitious Green Innovation Corridor

City of Wolverhampton Council has bid for £20million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund Round 2 to help deliver phase one of its ambitious Green Innovation Corridor.
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Wolverhampton makes £20million bid to help fund phase one of ambitious Green Innovation Corridor03/08/2022
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General | 1st August 2022

Electric vehicle training success as council works to create a greener Wolverhampton

Vehicle technicians at City of Wolverhampton Council are among the first in the UK to complete a new training scheme aimed at creating a cleaner, greener environment.
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Electric vehicle training success as council works to create a greener Wolverhampton01/08/2022
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General | 21st July 2022

UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions

Details of a packed programme of seminars, CPD talks and careers presentations has been announced for UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for the built environmen...
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UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions21/07/2022
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General | 19th July 2022

The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest

The Big 5 Construction Exhibition in Dubai, the largest global event for the Construction & Infrastructure Sectors, will open its doors this December following a three year break.
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The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest19/07/2022
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General | 18th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games

Three Team England Commonwealth Games medallists Tessa Sanderson, David Moorcroft and Hannah England, will be the three Village Mayors for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games18/07/2022
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General | 15th July 2022

City businesses get 5G benefit from Towns Fund

More than 50 city businesses have benefitted from Towns Fund support through the Wolverhampton 5G Accelerator 5PRING.
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City businesses get 5G benefit from Towns Fund15/07/2022
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General | 13th July 2022

Accessible travel information for Birmingham 2022

Birmingham 2022 is an inclusive and accessible event. Considerations have been made for people with accessibility requirements, ensuring a safe, independent, and dignified experience for spectators.
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Accessible travel information for Birmingham 202213/07/2022
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General | 11th July 2022

Book your free tickets for Sandwell’s six special events at the Queen’s Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to each of Sandwell’s six towns on Monday 25 July, and you can experience the buzz of the day by booking free tickets for six special events along the route.
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Book your free tickets for Sandwell’s six special events at the Queen’s Baton Relay11/07/2022
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General | 11th July 2022

IGNITE business and enterprise hub opens its doors

City of Wolverhampton’s new Business Workspace and Start-up Centre, IGNITE, has today (Monday) officially opened in the city centre’s commercial district.
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IGNITE business and enterprise hub opens its doors11/07/2022
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General | 11th July 2022

New coffee pod recycling scheme launches in the city

Coffee drinkers across Wolverhampton will now be able to recycle their used pods thanks to a new environmentally-friendly scheme launched in the city today (Monday).
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New coffee pod recycling scheme launches in the city11/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Businesses and council projects in line for awards

A string of Dudley borough businesses and council initiatives have been shortlisted for awards.
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Businesses and council projects in line for awards06/07/2022
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General | 30th June 2022

Independent study to support Black Country Plan suggests possible ways to build more homes on brownfield sites

As a national pioneer in brownfield regeneration, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) commissioned an independent study in 2021 to look at development opportunities in the emerging Black Count...
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Independent study to support Black Country Plan suggests possible ways to build more homes on brownfield sites30/06/2022
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General | 30th June 2022

Joint commitment to HS2 opportunities

Leaders of Birmingham City Council, Solihull Council and West Midlands Combined Authority met with Government Ministers yesterday (29 June) to discuss the opportunities HS2 will bring to the region.
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Joint commitment to HS2 opportunities30/06/2022
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General | 30th June 2022

Leader welcomes endorsement of Brownfield Land Study

The City of Wolverhampton Council Leader has welcomed the publication of the West Midlands Combined Authority Brownfield Land Study.
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Leader welcomes endorsement of Brownfield Land Study30/06/2022
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General | 29th June 2022

Civic Halls major improvement works enter final leg

Exclusive new images from inside Wolverhampton’s iconic Civic Halls show how works are progressing as its redevelopment enters the final leg.
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Civic Halls major improvement works enter final leg29/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Sandwell Council hands over Sandwell Aquatics Centre for Birmingham 2022

Sandwell Council officially handed the keys to the Sandwell Aquatics Centre over to Birmingham 2022 yesterday (Monday 27 June) ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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Sandwell Council hands over Sandwell Aquatics Centre for Birmingham 202228/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!

A total of 280 medals will be awarded to successful athletes this summer. Sports sessions within the Birmingham 2022 schedule invite you to the highly anticipated medal matches and finals as well as t...
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Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!28/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

£25m West Bromwich Towns Fund projects approved by government – securing £67.5m total for Sandwell

The three remaining West Bromwich Towns Deal projects were approved by the government this week. This means that Sandwell Council and its partners have successfully secured the full £67.5million Towns...
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£25m West Bromwich Towns Fund projects approved by government – securing £67.5m total for Sandwell28/06/2022
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General | 24th June 2022

Summer of progress for Black Country Metro route across Sandwell and Dudley

Those living or working in the Sandwell and Dudley boroughs will see considerable progress on the highly-anticipated Metro route, which will connect them to Birmingham and Wolverhampton, with further ...
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Summer of progress for Black Country Metro route across Sandwell and Dudley24/06/2022
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General | 22nd June 2022

IGNITE business and enterprise hub to open next month

City of Wolverhampton’s new Business Workspace and Start-up Centre, IGNITE, will officially open in the city centre’s commercial district on Monday 11 July.
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IGNITE business and enterprise hub to open next month22/06/2022
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General | 21st June 2022

Sandwell achieves another regeneration milestone: £19m secured for Rowley Regis Towns Fund

Sandwell’s Towns Fund Programme has taken a leap forward this week, with £19m funding for five regeneration projects in Rowley Regis being approved by the government.
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Sandwell achieves another regeneration milestone: £19m secured for Rowley Regis Towns Fund21/06/2022
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General | 17th June 2022

Young people pioneering way as Wolves at Work Kickstarts them with city employer

Young people seeking work in Wolverhampton are breaking down boundaries with one of the city’s major employers thanks to support from Wolves at Work’s delivery of the Kickstart programme.
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Young people pioneering way as Wolves at Work Kickstarts them with city employer17/06/2022
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General | 10th June 2022

Leader welcomes £20m City Learning Quarter boost

The City of Wolverhampton Council Leader has welcomed the announcement today (Friday) that Wolverhampton is to receive £20million to help deliver its ambitious City Learning Quarter vision.
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Leader welcomes £20m City Learning Quarter boost10/06/2022
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General | 9th June 2022

i54 business park extension ready for new occupiers

Works on a major extension to a Midlands business park have been completed – with new occupiers expected to be announced in the coming months.
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i54 business park extension ready for new occupiers09/06/2022
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General | 24th May 2022

Free workshops helping young people get job ready and into Council roles

As part of the Wolves At Work 18-24 employment initiative City of Wolverhampton Council is helping unemployed young people get job ready through a series of free workshops.
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Free workshops helping young people get job ready and into Council roles24/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus shared for first time at UKREiiF

City of Wolverhampton Council share new Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus for the first time.
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Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus shared for first time at UKREiiF17/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in

A leading Midlands organisation that supports companies in the civil engineering sector has launched a new toolkit that supports firms to grow and boost the communities they work in.
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Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in17/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 2022

A virtual conference held on: Thursday 9 June 2022,
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Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 202217/05/2022
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General | 13th May 2022

City centre transformation reaches major milestone

City of Wolverhampton Council has celebrated a major milestone as its multi-million-pound city centre transformation begins taking shape.
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City centre transformation reaches major milestone13/05/2022
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General | 12th May 2022

City Ideas Fund doubles to deliver more schemes to support young people

A wide range of opportunities for Wolverhampton’s young people have been announced after funding for the council’s City Ideas Fund was more than doubled.
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City Ideas Fund doubles to deliver more schemes to support young people12/05/2022
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General | 11th May 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Sandwell as full England route revealed

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit Sandwell on Monday 25 July
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Sandwell as full England route revealed11/05/2022
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General | 5th May 2022

i9 award shortlisting showcases sustainability credentials

City of Wolverhampton’s new i9 development has been shortlisted in the net zero category at the Construction Excellence West Midlands Awards - highlighting the council’s environmental sustainability c...
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i9 award shortlisting showcases sustainability credentials05/05/2022
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General | 4th May 2022

City centre living scheme a step closer as wholesale market redevelopment plans submitted

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted an outline planning application for the redevelopment of the city’s wholesale market site to facilitate the first phase of the Brewers Yard city centre livi...
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City centre living scheme a step closer as wholesale market redevelopment plans submitted04/05/2022
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General | 29th April 2022

Heath Town regeneration shortlisted for RICS UK award

City of Wolverhampton’s Heath Town regeneration scheme has been shortlisted for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK award.
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Heath Town regeneration shortlisted for RICS UK award29/04/2022
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General | 26th April 2022

Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner

A major scheme to help manufacturing and engineering businesses in the West Midlands adopt cutting-edge digital technology to help them grow celebrated a successful first year at a charity gala dinner...
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Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner26/04/2022
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General | 26th April 2022

Speakers confirmed for Medilink Midlands First Ever Innovation Day

The inaugural Medilink Midlands Innovation Day is being held on Thursday, 12th May at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry with around 180 delegates and exhibitors drawn from life science companies of a...
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Speakers confirmed for Medilink Midlands First Ever Innovation Day26/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go

With 100 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin, Paralympic swimmers and an Olympic diver tested out the facilities at the newly completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go20/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Information for local businesses

As the region ‘Gets Set for the Games’, now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too.
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Information for local businesses20/04/2022
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General | 19th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go at completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre

With 100 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin, Paralympic swimmers and an Olympic diver tested out the facilities at the newly completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go at completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre19/04/2022
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General | 11th April 2022

i9 development shortlisted for RICS UK award

City of Wolverhampton’s new i9 development has been shortlisted for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK award.
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i9 development shortlisted for RICS UK award11/04/2022
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General | 8th April 2022

New schemes to kick-off support for young people thanks to City Ideas Fund

The next successful applicants to the City Ideas Fund have been announced by City of Wolverhampton Council – and there are more to come.
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New schemes to kick-off support for young people thanks to City Ideas Fund08/04/2022
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General | 28th March 2022

Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands

Former CEO, Darren Clark, to become Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors
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Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands28/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

An exciting, important step forward as improvements to Wednesbury town centre’s public spaces begin

Works are to start on improvements to public spaces in Wednesbury town centre that will enhance Market Place and boost people’s wellbeing through new cycling and walking developments.
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An exciting, important step forward as improvements to Wednesbury town centre’s public spaces begin24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Demolition works start on derelict Lanesfield pub

Work has started to demolish an eyesore former Lanesfield pub to pave the way for potential new homes.
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Demolition works start on derelict Lanesfield pub24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Regeneration policies set to bring estimated £1.8 billion of investment to Sandwell

Sandwell Council’s cabinet has approved corporate regeneration policies for 2022 to 2027 that could deliver up £1.8 billion of investment in the borough.
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Regeneration policies set to bring estimated £1.8 billion of investment to Sandwell24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Sandwell submits Towns Fund regeneration plans to Government

Sandwell Council and key partners of Sandwell’s Towns Fund Partnership are submitting final plans to the Government this week for a wide range of regeneration projects under the £67.5 million Towns Fu...
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Sandwell submits Towns Fund regeneration plans to Government24/03/2022
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General | 22nd March 2022

Lovell and Wolves at Work deliver for young apprentices

A new Wolverhampton housing development has led to construction apprenticeship opportunities for young people.
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Lovell and Wolves at Work deliver for young apprentices22/03/2022
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General | 21st March 2022

Black Country Plan responses made public

Thousands of responses from a major Black Country planning consultation are being shared with the public online.
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Black Country Plan responses made public21/03/2022