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General | 11th July 2019

West Midlands partners reflect on successful Meetings Show

A West Midlands delegation of business tourism partners secured more than 200 appointments, worth a potential £2 million for the region, at this year’s Meetings Show.

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West Midlands partners reflect on successful Meetings Show11/07/2019
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General | 4th July 2019

Innovative community research project launch

The team behind Birmingham 2022 is dialling up the countdown to the Commonwealth Games by rolling out an art-led community research project that aims to connect communities across the West Midlands.

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Innovative community research project launch04/07/2019
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General | 1st July 2019

‘Taking the weight out of the equation’ delivers £3m contract boost

Delivering complex components for new automotive ‘light-weighting’ projects is reaping dividends for a Black Country supplier.

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‘Taking the weight out of the equation’ delivers £3m contract boost01/07/2019
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General | 27th June 2019

New era for i54 as work starts on western extension

Work has started on an extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment.

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New era for i54 as work starts on western extension27/06/2019
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General | 26th June 2019

£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the government has confirmed today.

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£778m investment into city and region to deliver Commonwealth Games26/06/2019
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General | 21st June 2019

New City railway station building making its mark

Good progress continues to be made on phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building - and it is already dominating the city centre skyline.

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New City railway station building making its mark21/06/2019
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General | 12th June 2019

Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium are set to go on display at public drop-in events later this month.

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Public consultation to be held for Alexander Stadium redevelopment12/06/2019
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General | 12th June 2019

£14m investment set to improve Wolverhampton highway network

City of Wolverhampton Council set for next phase of capital funded projects to continue to develop and maintain the city’s highway network for the next financial year and future years.

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£14m investment set to improve Wolverhampton highway network12/06/2019
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General | 10th June 2019

WV Living get green light to build homes on new site

WV Living has been given the green light to build new homes on the site of a former council owned care home.

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WV Living get green light to build homes on new site10/06/2019
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General | 7th June 2019

New national construction centre coming to the city

A new national centre for construction excellence will be built in the City of Wolverhampton.

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New national construction centre coming to the city07/06/2019
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General | 5th June 2019

£1.1 million improvement scheme at Carters Green gets under way

A major improvement scheme in Carters Green - which will see new paving, seating and street lighting along with more trees and the creation of a new public square and events area - gets under way late...

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£1.1 million improvement scheme at Carters Green gets under way05/06/2019
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General | 4th June 2019

New city businesses Aim for Gold at Molineux launch

More than 40 City of Wolverhampton businesses today (Tuesday) became the latest to join the Aim for Gold business growth programme.

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New city businesses Aim for Gold at Molineux launch04/06/2019
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General | 3rd June 2019

Exciting times as work set to begin on Sandwell's multi-million pound Aquatics Centre

Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre will start this month (June 2019).

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Exciting times as work set to begin on Sandwell's multi-million pound Aquatics Centre03/06/2019
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General | 17th May 2019

Ambassadors back Sandwell Business Awards

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are urging the borough’s SMEs to enter this year’s Sandwell Business Awards

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Ambassadors back Sandwell Business Awards17/05/2019
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General | 10th May 2019

Businesses invited to attend free event in West Bromwich

The Black Country Business event runs from 12 May to 24 May and open to businesses of all sizes

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Businesses invited to attend free event in West Bromwich10/05/2019
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General | 9th May 2019

Sandwell and Birmingham businesses sought to work on new Aquatics Centre

A Meet the Buyer event held for local businesses to learn more about the work packages available through the construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been hailed as a success.

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Sandwell and Birmingham businesses sought to work on new Aquatics Centre09/05/2019
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General | 8th May 2019

Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins

Construction work on the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games started today (8 May).

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Construction work on Commonwealth Games Village officially begins08/05/2019
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General | 11th April 2019

Contractor named for major WV Living housing site

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop new homes at one of its largest sites in the City of Wolverhampton

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Contractor named for major WV Living housing site11/04/2019
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General | 9th April 2019

Aquatics Centre gets go-ahead

The £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been given the final go-ahead by councillors.

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Aquatics Centre gets go-ahead09/04/2019
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General | 4th April 2019

West Midlands businesses experience early arrival of HS2 benefits

Companies across the West Midlands are benefiting from the HS2 infrastructure project, ahead of its arrival in 2026, by accessing tailored funding streams to grow their businesses, delivering new jobs...

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West Midlands businesses experience early arrival of HS2 benefits04/04/2019
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General | 4th April 2019

Cavendish House finally set to be demolished

A blueprint to demolish the Dudley building is set to go before planners next week

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Cavendish House finally set to be demolished04/04/2019
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General | 1st April 2019

City Learning Quarter next step gets approval

Planning permission has been granted to demolish the former Faces nightclub building as part of the ambitious City Learning Quarter scheme.

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City Learning Quarter next step gets approval01/04/2019
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General | 26th March 2019

£25 million bid for West Bromwich Town Centre

Sandwell Council has put in a £25 million bid to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to help acquire and demolish sites to make huge improvements to West Bromwich town centre.

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£25 million bid for West Bromwich Town Centre26/03/2019
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General | 25th March 2019

Depot demolished for housing in Oldbury

Sandwell Council is demolishing a former depot site in Oldbury to provide land for much-needed housing.

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Depot demolished for housing in Oldbury25/03/2019
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General | 25th March 2019

Wolves Civic works approaching major milestone

Enabling works on the Civic Halls are set to be completed within days – paving the way for the full restoration and improvement programme to begin.

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Wolves Civic works approaching major milestone25/03/2019
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General | 20th March 2019

Railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion.

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Railway station phase one steel frame close to completion20/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM.

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Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM13/03/2019
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General | 13th March 2019

Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light.

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Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre13/03/2019
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General | 6th March 2019

Latest images released for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

The latest images have been released as part of plans for the new state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

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Latest images released for Sandwell Aquatics Centre06/03/2019
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General | 6th March 2019

Demolition to pave way for City Learning Quarter

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted a planning application to demolish the former Faces nightclub building as part of the ambitious City Learning Quarter scheme.

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Demolition to pave way for City Learning Quarter06/03/2019
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General | 4th March 2019

Restoration work set to begin at iconic Civic Halls

The major construction phase of the Civic Halls’ full restoration and improvement programme is set to get the green light – with works set to begin in weeks.

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Restoration work set to begin at iconic Civic Halls04/03/2019
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General | 4th March 2019

Opportunities for all in National Apprenticeship Week

People of all ages in the City of Wolverhampton are being encouraged to find out more about apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week (March 4-8).

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Opportunities for all in National Apprenticeship Week04/03/2019
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General | 20th February 2019

Major plans approved for former bus depot site

Plans have been approved for the £21 million transformation of the former bus depot site in Cleveland Road to make it a key gateway to Wolverhampton city centre.

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Major plans approved for former bus depot site20/02/2019
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General | 19th February 2019

Black Country launch of the Inclusive Leader's Pledge

Join the Inclusive Leaders' Pledge launch event this month to find out how you can get involved

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Black Country launch of the Inclusive Leader's Pledge19/02/2019
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General | 15th February 2019

Wolverhampton's ambitious Westside leisure scheme to be funded

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to agree a revised funding strategy with development partner Urban&Civic to ensure the city’s ambitious Westside leisure scheme is delivered.

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Wolverhampton's ambitious Westside leisure scheme to be funded15/02/2019
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General | 30th January 2019

Planning application submitted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

The planning application for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick has been submitted this week (Monday 28 January).

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Planning application submitted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre30/01/2019
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General | 29th January 2019

Railway station build to step up as crane arrives

City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building will start coming out of the ground next month.

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Railway station build to step up as crane arrives29/01/2019
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General | 21st January 2019

Have you given your views on Wolverhampton's Economic Plan yet?

Local businesses have until Friday 22 February 2019 to have their say on the City of Wolverhampton's Strategic Economic Plan

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Have you given your views on Wolverhampton's Economic Plan yet?21/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Green light for extension at major Midlands business park

The i54 extension which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment, has been given the go ahead.

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Green light for extension at major Midlands business park17/01/2019
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General | 17th January 2019

Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

Ian Reid has been confirmed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC), the team organising the largest event ever to be staged in the We...

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Chief Executive confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee17/01/2019
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General | 14th January 2019

Huge careers event in West Bromwich

Young people aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in West Bromwich.

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Huge careers event in West Bromwich14/01/2019
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General | 14th January 2019

Have your say on city’s new Strategic Economic Plan

City of Wolverhampton residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the city’s Strategic Economic Plan.

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Have your say on city’s new Strategic Economic Plan14/01/2019
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General | 8th January 2019

Hop Pole pub demolition to start this month

Demolition of Marston’s Hop Pole pub in Bilston will start on Monday 14 January

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Hop Pole pub demolition to start this month08/01/2019
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General | 4th January 2019

New Birmingham 2022 business portal set to advertise all Games contracts

Launched in November 2018, the new business portal is free to join and will advertise all contracts relating to the Games for local businesses

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New Birmingham 2022 business portal set to advertise all Games contracts04/01/2019
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General | 4th January 2019

Plans underway for this year's Black Country Business Festival

Following the success of the inaugural event, the Black Country Business Festival (BCBF) is back for a second year from 13 to 24 May 2019.

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Plans underway for this year's Black Country Business Festival04/01/2019
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General | 4th January 2019

Still time for a say on design of Aquatics Centre

There’s still time for residents and businesses to have their say on the design of Sandwell’s state-of-the-art Aquatics Centre.

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Still time for a say on design of Aquatics Centre04/01/2019
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General | 3rd January 2019

Wolverhampton businesses reach £1 million in sales on eBay programme

Online marketplace eBay today announced that businesses on its Retail Revival programme, a partnership with the City of Wolverhampton to help small retailers online, have reached £1 million in sales i...

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Wolverhampton businesses reach £1 million in sales on eBay programme03/01/2019
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General | 20th December 2018

Do you know about Walsall Council's procurement processes?

Walsall Council spends in excess of £200m on supplies and services, providing businesses of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities.

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Do you know about Walsall Council's procurement processes?20/12/2018
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General | 20th December 2018

Grow your business in Dudley

There is a wide variety of business support available in Dudley Borough, from schemes that help you set up a business, to support with recruiting and training,

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Grow your business in Dudley20/12/2018
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General | 19th December 2018

Work starts on new council homes development

Work has started on the development of 44 new affordable council homes in Heath Town.

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Work starts on new council homes development19/12/2018