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General | 20th January 2020

West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey

Birmingham was named the country’s most popular location outside London for conferencing and events

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West Midlands’ conferencing offer lauded by national industry survey20/01/2020
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General | 17th January 2020

Get the latest update on construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Sandwell Council and Wates Construction are providing residents with an update on construction work taking place on the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

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Get the latest update on construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre17/01/2020
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General | 16th January 2020

Leading to Grow - FREE business support programme for West Midlands micro-businesses

The Leading to Grow Programme can support small business owners to grow, innovate and increase productivity

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Leading to Grow - FREE business support programme for West Midlands micro-businesses16/01/2020
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General | 14th January 2020

A new regeneration plan for the Black Country underway

Development of the blue print for how land across the Black Country could be regenerated in future years moves a step forward this week

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A new regeneration plan for the Black Country underway14/01/2020
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General | 14th January 2020

Aquatics Centre's appointed contractor commits to zero waste and carbon

Wates Group has committed to eliminating waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, well ahead of the Government’s own environmental targets.

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Aquatics Centre's appointed contractor commits to zero waste and carbon14/01/2020
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General | 14th January 2020

Funding awarded for Walsall infrastructure improvement

Walsall Council have been awarded funding to deliver the Walsall Economic Growth and Infrastructure Package.

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Funding awarded for Walsall infrastructure improvement14/01/2020
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General | 13th January 2020

£70m scheme will see hundreds of new council homes

Plans are set to go ahead for 50 new homes, as part of the programme to deliver 600 new council properties in Sandwell by 2021

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£70m scheme will see hundreds of new council homes13/01/2020
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General | 13th January 2020

Region urged to go #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues

People and organisations in the region are being urged to turn #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues on what is reputedly one of the most miserable days of the year.

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Region urged to go #BlueMondayGreen and banish the blues13/01/2020
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General | 13th January 2020

City Council launch climate commitment consultation to benefit future generations

City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a draft climate commitment to lead a whole city approach to address the global climate emergency and work towards becoming a carbon neutral city.

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City Council launch climate commitment consultation to benefit future generations13/01/2020
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General | 10th January 2020

Find a new career in Sandwell

A careers event will be held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury on Tuesday 4 February, showcasing the wide range of jobs and apprenticeships available in Sandwell.

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Find a new career in Sandwell10/01/2020
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General | 8th January 2020

West Midlands tourism champions urged to apply for new board role

Local experts from the West Midlands are being encouraged to apply for a position on the new Regional Board for Tourism

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West Midlands tourism champions urged to apply for new board role08/01/2020
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General | 6th January 2020

Wetherspoon submit expanded plans for city project

Wetherspoon has submitted a revised planning application to expand its £7million scheme for the transformation of Wolverhampton’s The Moon Under Water pub.

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Wetherspoon submit expanded plans for city project06/01/2020
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General | 18th December 2019

Medilink West Midlands celebrates 18 years of support

Medilink West Midlands will host its annual Medical and Healthcare Business Awards on Thursday 13 February 2020, bringing together life sciences, healthcare and med-tech

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Medilink West Midlands celebrates 18 years of support18/12/2019
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General | 18th December 2019

'New Year New Start' event promotes career opportunities

Young people in Sandwell will get the chance at a New Year event to seek help and guidance on job, educational and training opportunities.

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'New Year New Start' event promotes career opportunities18/12/2019
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General | 17th December 2019

Construction works start on i9 office development

Construction works on the new eye-catching modern office development i9 have started following a period of site enabling works

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Construction works start on i9 office development17/12/2019
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General | 16th December 2019

Phase one of new railway station close to completion

A date for the opening to the public of phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will be announced next month (January) as construction nears completion.

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Phase one of new railway station close to completion16/12/2019
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General | 10th December 2019

Black Country businesses to benefit from £10m skills training fund

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country LEP area are urged to take advantage of a £10 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce.

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Black Country businesses to benefit from £10m skills training fund10/12/2019
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General | 13th November 2019

City Learning Quarter receives planning approval

Plans for an ambitious new City Learning Quarter in Wolverhampton were today (Tuesday) given the green light by the council’s planning committee.

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City Learning Quarter receives planning approval13/11/2019
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General | 13th November 2019

Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Major construction will begin on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year.

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Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre13/11/2019
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General | 29th October 2019

Have your say on improvements to city gateway

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

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Have your say on improvements to city gateway29/10/2019
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General | 18th October 2019

New construction training hub helping unemployed

Unemployed Wolverhampton residents are benefitting from a new £100,000 sub-regional construction training hub in the city.

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New construction training hub helping unemployed18/10/2019
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General | 17th October 2019

City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet last night (Wednesday) approved a new five-year Housing Strategy for the city.

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City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved17/10/2019
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General | 10th October 2019

Planning application submitted for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

Proposals for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been submitted to Birmingham City Council’s planning department for consideration today (10 October 2019).

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Planning application submitted for Alexander Stadium redevelopment10/10/2019
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General | 9th October 2019

Businesses urged to use free online Brexit Health Check tool

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

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Businesses urged to use free online Brexit Health Check tool09/10/2019
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General | 3rd October 2019

Heath Town in Wolverhampton celebrates 50 years

Heath Town Estate celebrated its 50th anniversary in style with a Royal visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

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Heath Town in Wolverhampton celebrates 50 years03/10/2019
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General | 2nd October 2019

Mander Centre boost as Frasers make big move

Mander Centre renaissance accelerates as Frasers sign for 94,000 sq ft store opening

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Mander Centre boost as Frasers make big move02/10/2019
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General | 1st October 2019

Free city events to support Black History Month

City of Wolverhampton Council is celebrating Black History Month (October) with a collection of art, history and educational events that give people the opportunity to explore and learn more about it ...

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Free city events to support Black History Month01/10/2019
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General | 30th September 2019

Is your small business ready for growth?

Take your early-stage business to the next level by joining the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth.

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Is your small business ready for growth?30/09/2019
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General | 27th September 2019

Preferred partner to deliver Civic Halls works announced

Full refurbishment works on Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls will resume in the coming weeks after a preferred delivery partner was named.

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Preferred partner to deliver Civic Halls works announced27/09/2019
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General | 26th September 2019

Brewers Yard city living scheme takes next step

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have moved onto the next stage.

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Brewers Yard city living scheme takes next step26/09/2019
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General | 24th September 2019

New modular homes to transform Patchbox pub site

Work to deliver innovative modular homes on the site of the former Patchbox pub will start next month (October).

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New modular homes to transform Patchbox pub site24/09/2019
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General | 23rd September 2019

Plans announced on improvements to city gateway

City of Wolverhampton Council is to consult on further proposals to improve travel along the Willenhall Road corridor.

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Plans announced on improvements to city gateway23/09/2019
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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 | 18th September 2019

WV Living appoint contractor to build homes on next sites

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop homes on its next three sites in the City of Wolverhampton.

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WV Living appoint contractor to build homes on next sites18/09/2019
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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