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General | 19th September 2019

Secure more business at Meet the Buyer event

Businesses can speak directly to procurement professionals from a range of sectors by attending City of Wolverhampton’s Meet the Buyer on Monday 30 September

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Secure more business at Meet the Buyer event19/09/2019
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General | 17th September 2019

Businesses urged to use Brexit health check tool

As we approach Brexit on 31 October, businesses are reminded they can take advantage of a free online tool to support them.

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Businesses urged to use Brexit health check tool17/09/2019
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General | 9th September 2019

Birmingham 2022 Marketing & Creative Services Supplier Briefing

Birmingham 2022 is seeking to establish a new Framework Agreement for Marketing and Creative Services, to support the delivery of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Birmingham 2022 Marketing & Creative Services Supplier Briefing09/09/2019
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General | 9th September 2019

Council to use CPO powers for key city centre site

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to exercise its Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers on the owner of the former post office building in Lichfield Street.

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Council to use CPO powers for key city centre site09/09/2019
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General | 9th September 2019

Business Programme 2019 supporting city growth

City of Wolverhampton is geared up for its biggest annual spotlight to support business growth.

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Business Programme 2019 supporting city growth09/09/2019
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General | 5th September 2019

City Jobs Fair offering hundreds of opportunities

The annual City Jobs Fair will be held in the WV1 Suite at Molineux Stadium (WV1 4QR) on Friday 13 September, from 9.30am to 1pm.

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City Jobs Fair offering hundreds of opportunities05/09/2019
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General | 4th September 2019

Preparatory works start on city centre Westside Link

Preparatory works have started on phase one of City of Wolverhampton Council’s ambitious Westside Link scheme.

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Preparatory works start on city centre Westside Link04/09/2019
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General | 3rd September 2019

Culture Programme Introduction

Birmingham 2022 is hosting an open meeting for the arts and cultural community of Birmingham and the West Midlands to discuss more about the exciting plans for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Culture Programme Introduction03/09/2019
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General | 2nd September 2019

Council presses ahead with building more new council homes

Sandwell Council is pressing ahead with its plans to build hundreds of much-needed new council homes.

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Council presses ahead with building more new council homes02/09/2019
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General | 30th August 2019

Book your place at high level city business events in Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton is geared up for its sixth annual business programme offering free events, workshops and training to help businesses to start, grow and succeed.

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Book your place at high level city business events in Wolverhampton30/08/2019
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General | 28th August 2019

Sanctuary Housing to provide 70 new homes for Sandwell

The not-for-profit organisation has plans for a new development at the Canalside site in West Bromwich

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Sanctuary Housing to provide 70 new homes for Sandwell28/08/2019
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General | 15th August 2019

New training hub offers construction training at Perry Barr Residential Scheme

Hundreds of local people will have the chance to learn valuable construction skills and help build more than 1,400 new homes on one of Birmingham’s biggest construction sites thanks to a new training ...

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New training hub offers construction training at Perry Barr Residential Scheme15/08/2019
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General | 29th July 2019

Exciting new logo launched for Birmingham 2022

With three years to go until the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, organisers have unveiled the new brand and vision for the Games

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Exciting new logo launched for Birmingham 202229/07/2019
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General | 26th July 2019

City Learning Quarter full design funding set to be approved

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to approve funding for the final design of the ambitious City Learning Quarter – with demolition works on course to be completed by the end of the summer.

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City Learning Quarter full design funding set to be approved26/07/2019
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General | 25th July 2019

Have your say on city’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy

City of Wolverhampton residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the city’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy.

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Have your say on city’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy25/07/2019
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General | 24th July 2019

Wolverhampton railway station development hits new heights

The Wolverhampton Interchange project has hit new heights this week with the completion of the roof on phase one of the new railway station.

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Wolverhampton railway station development hits new heights24/07/2019
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General | 19th July 2019

Restoration work under way at West Smethwick Park

Work is now under way on the £5.2 million restoration of West Smethwick Park – and there are lots of fun activities lined up for the school summer holidays too

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Restoration work under way at West Smethwick Park19/07/2019
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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 | 5th July 2019

Future High Street Fund boost for Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council’s funding bid to the government’s Future High Streets Fund has been shortlisted.

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Future High Street Fund boost for Wolverhampton05/07/2019
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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