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General | 20th October 2020

Major milestone reached on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site

This month marks a huge milestone at the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
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Major milestone reached on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site20/10/2020
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General | 16th October 2020

Date unveiled for Wolverhampton to host Birmingham 2022 time trial

Excitement is building today (16 Oct) as the date that Wolverhampton will host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling time trial has been officially announced.
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Date unveiled for Wolverhampton to host Birmingham 2022 time trial16/10/2020
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General | 15th October 2020

Major project milestone reached at Your Wolves Civic

Wolverhampton Civic Halls’ (Wolves Civic) restoration has reached a major milestone with the first new steel beams being installed to improve the 82-year-old venue’s infrastructure - and create new sp...
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Major project milestone reached at Your Wolves Civic15/10/2020
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General | 5th October 2020

National Brownfield Institute planning application submitted

The building of a new £17.5million National Brownfield Institute (NBI) in Wolverhampton has today (Monday) moved a step closer after a planning application was submitted for it on the University of Wo...
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National Brownfield Institute planning application submitted05/10/2020
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General | 30th September 2020

Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system

The Home Office has today (30 September) launched a new campaign to ensure businesses are ready for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system as free movement ends.
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Campaign launched to help businesses with new immigration system30/09/2020
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General | 24th September 2020

Council secures site critical to Canalside Quarter masterplan

City of Wolverhampton Council has secured a 9 acre site integral to its transformational Canalside Quarter city centre project.
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Council secures site critical to Canalside Quarter masterplan24/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

Wolverhampton’s i9 office development flying up

The concrete frame and upper floors for City of Wolverhampton Council’s eye catching modern office development i9 are close to completion.
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Wolverhampton’s i9 office development flying up23/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 2022

The University of Birmingham has been unveiled as an official partner for Birmingham 2022, signing the most comprehensive university partnership agreement in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
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University of Birmingham unveiled as official partner of Birmingham 202223/09/2020
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General | 23rd September 2020

West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts

Small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands can find out more about the thousands of high speed rail contracts on offer at an online regional summit next month.
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West Midlands business can grab their share of HS2 contracts23/09/2020
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General | 21st September 2020

WV Living announce newest show home at Leasowes Farm

City of Wolverhampton Council’s wholly owned housing development company, WV Living, has opened its newest show home at Leasowes Farm, former site of Merry Hill House.
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WV Living announce newest show home at Leasowes Farm21/09/2020
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General | 18th September 2020

Let’s talk skills and jobs series part of Business Week

Skills and jobs events in Wolverhampton will feature as part of this year’s Wolverhampton Business Week online programme under the ‘Let’s Talk’ series of webinars.
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Let’s talk skills and jobs series part of Business Week18/09/2020
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General | 17th September 2020

Relighting Wolverhampton: Share your views

Local people, businesses and organisations are being encouraged to share their views on a new plan aimed at helping Wolverhampton recover from the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Relighting Wolverhampton: Share your views17/09/2020
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General | 17th September 2020

Wolverhampton residential opportunities in focus

City of Wolverhampton’s growing residential development opportunities will be highlighted at a city Business Week free online event on Tuesday (September 22).
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Wolverhampton residential opportunities in focus17/09/2020
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General | 15th September 2020

Station demolition completed ready for phase 2 construction

Full demolition of Wolverhampton’s old railway station building has been completed in just over a month.
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Station demolition completed ready for phase 2 construction15/09/2020
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General | 15th September 2020

Free webinar to support city’s black businesses

Bespoke support and advice for black businesses in Wolverhampton as they deal with the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) is being offered as part of this year’s Business Week.
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Free webinar to support city’s black businesses15/09/2020
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General | 8th September 2020

Sandwell Business Ambassadors wanted: Your chance to positively influence Sandwell’s future

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are looking for business leaders to join their collective, helping to shape the economic recovery and growth of Sandwell.
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Sandwell Business Ambassadors wanted: Your chance to positively influence Sandwell’s future08/09/2020
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General | 7th September 2020

Opening up opportunities: ‘meet the buyer’ event aims to help local businesses win work on new landmark hospital

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are congratulating several local firms who have won lucrative contracts on the new £267m Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) – and encouraging other West Midl...
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Opening up opportunities: ‘meet the buyer’ event aims to help local businesses win work on new landmark hospital07/09/2020
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General | 24th August 2020

Highways improvement works begin for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Sandwell Council will shortly be starting highways improvement work surrounding the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
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Highways improvement works begin for Sandwell Aquatics Centre24/08/2020
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General | 19th August 2020

HS2 local business webinar recordings available

'Work with us Wednesday' webinars were held throughout June, July and August and any business that wasn't able to attend can now access the recordings
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HS2 local business webinar recordings available19/08/2020
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General | 14th August 2020

Jobs and Skills in Sandwell Online launches next week

Sandwell Council launches it's online Jobs and Skills event next Friday (21 August 2020).
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Jobs and Skills in Sandwell Online launches next week14/08/2020
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General | 14th August 2020

Final call to businesses for Discretionary Grant applications

Eligible Wolverhampton businesses are being given a final chance to make an application to the Discretionary Grant
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Final call to businesses for Discretionary Grant applications14/08/2020
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General | 12th August 2020

Have your say on how £75 million Towns Fund Investment is spent

Residents and businesses in Sandwell are being urged to have their say on what improvements they would like to see as part of the Government’s Towns Fund deal which will see an investment of up to £75...
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Have your say on how £75 million Towns Fund Investment is spent12/08/2020
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General | 10th August 2020

Small businesses hit by the pandemic to access support

The announcement comes as part of a £20 million package announced by the government to support the recovery and growth of small and medium-sized businesses following the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Small businesses hit by the pandemic to access support10/08/2020
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General | 4th August 2020

Boost for Wolverhampton’s National Brownfield Institute

City of Wolverhampton’s plans to develop a National Brownfield Institute (NBI) have been handed a major boost.
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Boost for Wolverhampton’s National Brownfield Institute04/08/2020
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General | 3rd August 2020

Save the date! Jobs and skills event in Sandwell coming soon

On Monday 24 August, Sandwell Council is hosting a week-long series of free online workshops and information videos dedicated to helping residents find a job or a new career.
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Save the date! Jobs and skills event in Sandwell coming soon03/08/2020
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General | 3rd August 2020

Historic day for Wolverhampton Railway Station scheme

Today (Monday 3 August) marks a historic day for Wolverhampton as full demolition of its old railway station building begins.
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Historic day for Wolverhampton Railway Station scheme03/08/2020
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General | 31st July 2020

Colour in the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro route

Competition time and a chance to feature your artwork on Midland Metro Alliance's hoarding
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Colour in the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro route31/07/2020
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General | 29th July 2020

Apply to host an event at the Black Country Business Festival

The Black Country Business Festival is an annual, nine-day Festival incorporating hundreds of free business events which take place throughout the Black Country region.
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Apply to host an event at the Black Country Business Festival29/07/2020
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General | 29th July 2020

Businesses and employees asked to report Covid-19 concerns

There has been a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in Sandwell in recent weeks. This has be partly driven by outbreaks in workplaces.
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Businesses and employees asked to report Covid-19 concerns29/07/2020
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General | 24th July 2020

i54 western extension main works underway

Expansion works on a major Midlands business park are running ahead of schedule with the construction of fully serviced factory platforms now underway.
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i54 western extension main works underway24/07/2020
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General | 23rd July 2020

Council progresses plans for new look city centre

City of Wolverhampton Council is progressing its transformation plans for a new look city centre to ensure works can start as soon as Government funding is secured.
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Council progresses plans for new look city centre23/07/2020
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General | 22nd July 2020

Second round of grant scheme launched to help businesses

City of Wolverhampton Council will launch on Thursday (23 July) the second round of its Discretionary Grant Scheme to help small businesses.
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Second round of grant scheme launched to help businesses22/07/2020
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General | 22nd July 2020

£7.5 million of highways investment welcomed

Sandwell Council has successfully attracted £7.5 million of additional Government funding to spend on local roads and high streets.
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£7.5 million of highways investment welcomed22/07/2020
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General | 20th July 2020

City of Wolverhampton College urges businesses to use new apprenticeship funding

Staff at City of Wolverhampton College are urging businesses in the West Midlands to take advantage of a new government cash incentive to help fund hiring apprentices.
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City of Wolverhampton College urges businesses to use new apprenticeship funding20/07/2020
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General | 14th July 2020

Council bids for millions of pounds for towns

Sandwell Council is drawing up ambitious plans to regenerate three town areas in the borough
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Council bids for millions of pounds for towns14/07/2020
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General | 9th July 2020

Black Country Plan revised timetable

The timetable for developing a new blueprint for how land across the Black Country could be regenerated in future years has been revised, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Black Country Plan revised timetable09/07/2020
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General | 8th July 2020

One million PPE items distributed to frontline workers

Over 1 million items of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) have now been distributed to frontline staff by the City of Wolverhampton Council since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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One million PPE items distributed to frontline workers08/07/2020
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General | 7th July 2020

Contractor appointed to build new Heath Town homes

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to build the first new council homes as part of a major transformation of the Heath Town estate.
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Contractor appointed to build new Heath Town homes07/07/2020
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General | 26th June 2020

New video showcases the changing face of Dudley

The face of Dudley is changing – and a new video launched today showcases the near £1 billion regeneration programme set to transform the town centre over the next decade.
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New video showcases the changing face of Dudley26/06/2020
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General | 26th June 2020

Council task group ensures businesses receive vital grants

A City of Wolverhampton Council task group has gone the extra mile to ensure all city businesses eligible for vital coronavirus grants are aware of the funds available to them.
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Council task group ensures businesses receive vital grants26/06/2020
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General | 24th June 2020

Two Sandwell charities receive COVID-19 cash grants

Two charitable organisations in Smethwick have received funding to help support local projects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Two Sandwell charities receive COVID-19 cash grants24/06/2020
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General | 18th June 2020

CityFibre makes pledge to support Wolverhampton jobs

CityFibre - the UK’s third national digital infrastructure company - has become the latest employer to sign the Wolves at Work pledge.
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CityFibre makes pledge to support Wolverhampton jobs18/06/2020
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General | 17th June 2020

Sandwell passes £50 million mark in “lifeline” business grants paid

Sandwell Council has now paid more than £50 million in “lifeline” grants to more than 4,500 businesses.
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Sandwell passes £50 million mark in “lifeline” business grants paid17/06/2020
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General | 15th June 2020

Plans in place for non-essential shops reopening

Wolverhampton is gearing up for the reopening of non-essential shops from today (Monday 15 June)
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Plans in place for non-essential shops reopening15/06/2020
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General | 15th June 2020

Get 'HS2 ready' with free weekly webinars

Attend HS2's onboard local weekly webinars to find out more about the ways you can get your business ‘HS2 ready’
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Get 'HS2 ready' with free weekly webinars15/06/2020
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General | 11th June 2020

i9 office development reaches sky-high milestone

City of Wolverhampton Council’s eye-catching modern office development i9 is set to start emerging from the ground next month.
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i9 office development reaches sky-high milestone11/06/2020
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General | 8th June 2020

FinditintheBlackCountry member diversifies by supplying PPE vending machines

Walsall-based Coinadrink Ltd's new machines are catching the eye with a selection of hand sanitiser and face masks.
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FinditintheBlackCountry member diversifies by supplying PPE vending machines08/06/2020
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General | 5th June 2020

Cash support for small businesses in Dudley

Small businesses can now access cash grants to help tackle the impact of coronavirus as part of a £2.2million fund.
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Cash support for small businesses in Dudley05/06/2020
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General | 5th June 2020

Ambitious Future High Street Fund final bid submitted

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted a final bid for over £20million to the Government’s Future High Street Fund to help deliver its ambitious city centre vision.
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Ambitious Future High Street Fund final bid submitted05/06/2020
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General | 4th June 2020

Small businesses urged to apply to new grants fund

Almost 250 businesses have submitted applications to City of Wolverhampton Council’s new Discretionary Grants Fund since it went live at 12pm on Monday.
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Small businesses urged to apply to new grants fund04/06/2020