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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
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General | 17th December 2018

Grand theatre extension plans move forward

A planning application has been submitted by Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to expand its premises in the city centre.

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Grand theatre extension plans move forward17/12/2018
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General | 13th December 2018

Council takes pledge to end mental health discrimination

Employers are being encouraged to follow the City of Wolverhampton Council's lead and make a pledge to promote good mental health.

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Council takes pledge to end mental health discrimination13/12/2018
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General | 11th December 2018

Birmingham based contractor named to deliver i9 office development

GRAHAM has been appointed as contractor on the new eye-catching modern office development, i9, set in the heart of the City of Wolverhampton Interchange.

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Birmingham based contractor named to deliver i9 office development11/12/2018
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General | 11th December 2018

Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre11/12/2018
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General | 10th December 2018

Wolves at Work buck trend for women in construction

Wolves at Work has helped two City of Wolverhampton women buck the trend by landing jobs on construction sites.

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Wolves at Work buck trend for women in construction10/12/2018
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General | 10th December 2018

Building first phase starts on new city railway station

Work has today (Thursday) started on putting in place the foundations for the first section of the new Wolverhampton Railway Station building.

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Building first phase starts on new city railway station10/12/2018
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General | 10th December 2018

Work officially starts on next phase of the £100 million Springfield Campus

Work has got underway on the University of Wolverhampton’s new School of Architecture and the Built Environment at its £100m Springfield Campus.

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Work officially starts on next phase of the £100 million Springfield Campus10/12/2018
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General | 28th November 2018

Hundreds attend business briefing for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

More than 500 people from local businesses attended a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games briefing at the ICC yesterday (27 November), to hear about how they could benefit from the largest sporting and...

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Hundreds attend business briefing for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games28/11/2018
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General | 6th November 2018

Plans to breathe new life into Bilston town centre

Plans to transform and revitalise town centres across the West Midlands have been unveiled.

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Plans to breathe new life into Bilston town centre06/11/2018
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General | 6th November 2018

Recruiter becomes core partner of the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FOBMI)

Engineering, manufacturing and technology recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, has announced it has become a core partner of the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FoBMI).

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Recruiter becomes core partner of the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FOBMI)06/11/2018
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General | 31st October 2018

Registration opens for Birmingham 2022 business event to brief Midlands SMEs on Games opportunities

Businesses across the Midlands are being invited to a special event to provide a detailed update on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the extensive procurement and supply chain opportunities ...

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Registration opens for Birmingham 2022 business event to brief Midlands SMEs on Games opportunities31/10/2018
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General | 8th October 2018

Have your say on city centre Westside Link proposal

Exciting new artist’s impressions of what Wolverhampton city centre could look like have been unveiled - and the public can have their say on the plans from Monday 8 October

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Have your say on city centre Westside Link proposal08/10/2018
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General | 1st October 2018

Steelpark jobs and investment boost for the city

The £7 million construction of a range of industrial and warehouse units is set to bring 165 jobs to the City of Wolverhampton.

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Steelpark jobs and investment boost for the city01/10/2018
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General | 1st October 2018

City Council launches ‘five-star’ service to help businesses ‘Trade with Confidence’

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to launch a brand new service to assist businesses in boosting their food hygiene ratings.

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City Council launches ‘five-star’ service to help businesses ‘Trade with Confidence’01/10/2018
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General | 1st October 2018

Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station

Friday (28 September 2018) marked a historic moment for the City of Wolverhampton as machines began full demolition of the city’s railway station.

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Historic day as full demolition starts on city railway station01/10/2018
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General | 25th September 2018

Businesses invited to join successful growth programme

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Business Development Team is looking for 25 Wolverhampton-based companies to join the final phase of its fully-funded European business growth support project, AIM.

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Businesses invited to join successful growth programme25/09/2018
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General | 25th September 2018

Galliford Try sign up to City of Wolverhampton Charter

Major construction company Galliford Try has signed up to the City of Wolverhampton Charter.

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Galliford Try sign up to City of Wolverhampton Charter25/09/2018
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General | 25th September 2018

City Council invites public to have their say on key city gateway

City of Wolverhampton Council is consulting with the public to assist in the decision-making process with plans to improve travel along the Willenhall Road corridor.

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City Council invites public to have their say on key city gateway25/09/2018
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General | 13th September 2018

Advice on offer from world leaders at free technology event

World-leading manufacturers will be demonstrating the benefits of the latest innovative technologies to businesses at a free event in the City of Wolverhampton on Wednesday, September 26.

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Advice on offer from world leaders at free technology event13/09/2018
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General | 6th September 2018

Act fast to secure place at annual Business Breakfast

Members of the city’s businesses community are being urged to act fast if they want to book their place at Wolverhampton’s annual Business Breakfast.

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Act fast to secure place at annual Business Breakfast06/09/2018
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General | 3rd September 2018

City jobs fair will offer hundreds of opportunities

The fourth annual City Jobs Fair, which has been organised as part of the build up to the Wolverhampton Business Programme, will be held in the WV1 Suite at Molineux Stadium (WV1 4QR) on Friday 14 Sep...

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City jobs fair will offer hundreds of opportunities03/09/2018
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General | 15th August 2018

Wolverhampton's plans to bring you a public sector supplier event

On Friday 28 September 2018, the Wolverhampton Economic Growth Board is holding a supplier 'Meet the Buyer' event for local businesses

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Wolverhampton's plans to bring you a public sector supplier event15/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Heathrow's Midlands Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham

On Thursday 25 October 2018, Midlands businesses will have the chance to hear from Heathrow about its runway expansion plans and the supply chain opportunities available for local SMEs.

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Heathrow's Midlands Business Summit for SMEs is coming to Birmingham13/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Council apprentices raise profile of apprenticeships

Apprentices working at City of Wolverhampton Council have come together to help raise the profile of apprenticeships in the city.

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Council apprentices raise profile of apprenticeships13/08/2018
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General | 13th August 2018

Tasty new business to open doors in Queen Square

A new business will open its doors in City of Wolverhampton’s Queen Square this weekend.

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Tasty new business to open doors in Queen Square13/08/2018