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General | 23rd March 2021

Wolverhampton leads way with pioneering home ownership scheme

A new scheme is set to be launched in Wolverhampton to help people make the dream of owning a home a reality.
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Wolverhampton leads way with pioneering home ownership scheme23/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Grants for city charities, community and voluntary groups

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging eligible charities, community and voluntary groups in the city to apply for free business grants.
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Grants for city charities, community and voluntary groups23/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 22nd March 2021

Boost for city’s culture and economy under five-year plan

The very best in art, music and sport will be brought to Wolverhampton under a five-year plan to boost the city's economy, create new jobs and build an outstanding cultural reputation.
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Boost for city’s culture and economy under five-year plan22/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

£1million in grants paid to eligible taxi and private hire drivers

More than £1million in business support grants have been paid to eligible Wolverhampton taxi and private hire drivers since the scheme went live at the end of last month.
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£1million in grants paid to eligible taxi and private hire drivers19/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Ambitious railway station build delivered for Wolverhampton

Main construction of Wolverhampton’s new railway station is set to be completed this week – marking a historic regeneration milestone in the city.
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Ambitious railway station build delivered for Wolverhampton18/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Construction work begins on new community pavilion at West Smethwick Park

Construction work on a new community pavilion has begun at West Smethwick Park.
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Construction work begins on new community pavilion at West Smethwick Park18/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 12th March 2021

Contract awarded to build new council homes in West Bromwich

Plans to build five new council homes on two sites in West Bromwich have been given the green light with the awarding of a building contract by Sandwell Council.
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Contract awarded to build new council homes in West Bromwich12/03/2021
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General | 12th March 2021

City businesses urged to act fact as grants deadline is set

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging businesses to act fast as the applications deadline for a number of existing grant schemes has been set by Government for Wednesday 31 March.
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City businesses urged to act fact as grants deadline is set12/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

New date for city’s Creation Day Festival

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a new date has now been announced for Wolverhampton’s first ever Creation Day Festival.
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New date for city’s Creation Day Festival08/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 4th March 2021

Large grants available to struggling city businesses

City of Wolverhampton Council has confirmed payments under its business support grant schemes have been extended until Wednesday 31 March – with businesses entitled to between £6,000 and £18,750 in ...
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Large grants available to struggling city businesses04/03/2021
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General | 3rd March 2021

Sandwell set to receive £67.5 million regeneration boost

Sandwell’s bids to the Government’s Towns Fund have been granted in today’s Budget, with the borough on course to secure £67.5 million of investment.
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Sandwell set to receive £67.5 million regeneration boost03/03/2021
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General | 25th February 2021

New business support grant for taxi and private hire drivers

City of Wolverhampton Council is offering grant support to Wolverhampton taxi and private hire drivers whose business has been significantly impacted by the current lockdown.
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New business support grant for taxi and private hire drivers25/02/2021
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General | 24th February 2021

Businesses benefitting from city Relight Programme

City of Wolverhampton micro and small businesses have started receiving specialist support as part of the first cohort of the Council’s new Relight Business Programme.
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Businesses benefitting from city Relight Programme24/02/2021
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General | 12th February 2021

i9 achieves WiredScore Gold rating for digital offer

City of Wolverhampton Council’s new i9 development is the first office building in the Black Country to be awarded WiredScore Gold certification in recognition of its digital connectivity and infrastr...
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i9 achieves WiredScore Gold rating for digital offer12/02/2021
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General | 12th February 2021

Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating job opportunities for young people in Sandwell

Sandwell Council is building the new state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick which is providing opportunities for local people in Sandwell to gain new skills and employment.
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Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating job opportunities for young people in Sandwell12/02/2021
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General | 11th February 2021

Construction to get underway for the Metro extension in Dudley

The project to deliver the new Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley will intensify this spring when main construction works get underway in Dudley.
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Construction to get underway for the Metro extension in Dudley11/02/2021
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General | 10th February 2021

Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Another significant milestone has been reached at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick after the dive tower, which will be used for the diving competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Game...
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Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre10/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

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 (February 8-14).
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Opportunities for all in National Apprenticeship Week08/02/2021
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General | 5th February 2021

Funding secured for new Interchange cycle hub

City of Wolverhampton Council and West Midlands Railway have secured grant funding for the construction of a new cycle hub offering more than 100 spaces for cycles at Wolverhampton Interchange.
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Funding secured for new Interchange cycle hub05/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Masterplan for West Bromwich regeneration moves forward

Ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich town centre are moving forward.
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Masterplan for West Bromwich regeneration moves forward04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry is to be equipped with its own private 5G network which manufacturers can come and use to test and explore new production methods.
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MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Business and voluntary groups invited to give views on council spending

Sandwell company bosses and voluntary groups have the chance to talk to council chiefs on how money is spent on local authority services.
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Business and voluntary groups invited to give views on council spending04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Wolverhampton businesses receive £6 million in vital grants

More than £6million in small business grants has already been paid to over 900 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses within a month of the latest round of Government funding going live.
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Wolverhampton businesses receive £6 million in vital grants04/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

New images released for Dudley Leisure Centre

These latest images show how Dudley’s new £18 million leisure centre will look – as work continues at pace on the exciting new development.
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New images released for Dudley Leisure Centre01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Funding bid announced in Dudley

A £25 million bid has been submitted to the government to help fund a ‘university park’ in Dudley.
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Funding bid announced in Dudley01/02/2021
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General | 29th January 2021

New discretionary lockdown business grants now available

City of Wolverhampton businesses not eligible for the Government’s national Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) under the current lockdown can now apply for discretionary grant schemes.
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New discretionary lockdown business grants now available29/01/2021
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General | 28th January 2021

Accelerator funding delivering improvements across city

A host of improvements are being made to the city centre, Bilston and Wednesfield thanks to a £1million Towns Fund Accelerator Grant secured by Wolverhampton’s Town Deal Board.
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Accelerator funding delivering improvements across city28/01/2021
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General | 22nd January 2021

Railway station works on track as Interchange wins award

Exterior works on phase two of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building are nearing completion in line with a spring opening to the public.
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Railway station works on track as Interchange wins award22/01/2021
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General | 19th January 2021

First glimpse of the Metro extension in Dudley

A computer-generated fly-through released today gives a glimpse into the future showing how the much-anticipated Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension is set to look in Dudley town centre.
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First glimpse of the Metro extension in Dudley19/01/2021
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General | 19th January 2021

Wolverhampton city centre transformation coming soon

City of Wolverhampton Council will begin works in the coming months to transform the west of the city centre after accepting the Government’s Future High Streets Fund offer of £15.7 million.
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Wolverhampton city centre transformation coming soon19/01/2021
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General | 18th January 2021

Town projects to get under way following funding boost

Work on town projects worth a total of £2.25 million are getting under way in Sandwell this month (January) following a successful bid for funding.
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Town projects to get under way following funding boost18/01/2021
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General | 15th January 2021

City businesses can now apply for new lockdown grants

Eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors can now apply for an additional one-off national lockdown grant of up to £9,000.
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City businesses can now apply for new lockdown grants15/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Phase two art gallery renovations set to be kickstarted

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to finalise plans for the second phase of Wolverhampton Art Gallery improvement works to start in June 2021.
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Phase two art gallery renovations set to be kickstarted12/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal

Thousands of West Midlands businesses are being offered local, tailored support to help capitalise on the benefits of the new European Union (EU) trade deal while reducing some of the risks.
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Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal12/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

The way we trade has changed, so what next?

The Department for International Trade is organising Going for Global Growth 2021 on 26 January 2021
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The way we trade has changed, so what next?11/01/2021
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General | 17th December 2020

Aim for Gold companies thrive as they help with PPE

Two Wolverhampton businesses working in partnership during the Covid-19 pandemic to produce PPE for the NHS have been helped by the Council’s Aim for Gold programme to grow and create new jobs for loc...
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Aim for Gold companies thrive as they help with PPE17/12/2020
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General | 16th December 2020

Sandwell Skills Strategy approved to support residents and businesses

A new strategy to boost skills for residents in Sandwell and support local businesses and the economy to grow has been approved by councillors.
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Sandwell Skills Strategy approved to support residents and businesses16/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium

Athletes and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project partners are set to visit the Alexander Stadium site today, to inspect progress on its redevelopment ahead of the Games.
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"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium15/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

New photos show off Wolverhampton i9 development

New photographs show the progress being made on City of Wolverhampton Council’s eye-catching modern office development i9.
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New photos show off Wolverhampton i9 development15/12/2020
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General | 11th December 2020

National Brownfield Institute receives planning approval

The building of a new £17.5million National Brownfield Institute (NBI) in Wolverhampton will start in the New Year after it today (Friday) received planning approval to be constructed on the Universit...
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National Brownfield Institute receives planning approval11/12/2020
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General | 11th December 2020

Further grants now available to Sandwell businesses

Government funding has been made available for the Council to pay a range of support grants to businesses.
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Further grants now available to Sandwell businesses11/12/2020
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General | 3rd December 2020

Shop Wolverhampton on Small Business Saturday

As part of Wolverhampton’s Shop Local campaign residents and businesses are being urged to show their support for city traders on Small Business Saturday (5 December).
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Shop Wolverhampton on Small Business Saturday03/12/2020
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General | 1st December 2020

New Dudley fund opens for businesses

Cash sums of up to £2,000 are being offered to businesses across the Dudley borough that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the latest financial lifeline.
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New Dudley fund opens for businesses01/12/2020
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General | 1st December 2020

Details of further local restrictions support grants confirmed

City of Wolverhampton Council has confirmed details of how city businesses can gain access to further local restrictions Government support grants.
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Details of further local restrictions support grants confirmed01/12/2020
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General | 24th November 2020

Images showcase new Civic Halls balconies

New computer-generated images have been revealed showcasing what the Civic Halls interior will look like once major refurbishment works are completed.
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Images showcase new Civic Halls balconies24/11/2020
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General | 24th November 2020

Sandwell Council events team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

The Sandwell Council events team has been awarded £97,277 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sandwell Council events team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund24/11/2020