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General | 7th April 2020

More than £2m in grants already paid to eligible businesses

More than £2million in small business grants has already been paid to 189 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses less than a week after the scheme went live

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More than £2m in grants already paid to eligible businesses07/04/2020
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General | 7th April 2020

Developer unveils plans for £14m residential scheme

The former Telecom House on Church Street in the centre of Wolverhampton is set to be turned into a residential scheme

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Developer unveils plans for £14m residential scheme07/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-19

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-1906/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

Could your business donate or supply PPE for frontline workers?

City of Wolverhampton Council is appealing to businesses to donate spare personal protective equipment

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Could your business donate or supply PPE for frontline workers?06/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

Black Country accountancy firm helps businesses manage the impact of COVID-19

One of the region’s leading chartered accountancy practices has launched an information hub to help local businesses overcome the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Black Country accountancy firm helps businesses manage the impact of COVID-1906/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Emergency funding opportunities for cultural sector

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging organisations and individuals in the cultural sector to apply for emergency funding available from Arts Council England.

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Emergency funding opportunities for cultural sector02/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Covid-19: Update for construction industry

Thursday 2 April news - Updated Site Operating Procedures

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Covid-19: Update for construction industry02/04/2020
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General | 1st April 2020

Council sets up new business phone line as grants go live

City of Wolverhampton Council has set up a new dedicated phone line to provide business support during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Council sets up new business phone line as grants go live01/04/2020
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General | 30th March 2020

Call for businesses to donate PPE for carers and other Sandwell Council services

Businesses are being urged to donate spare personal protective equipment (PPE) for Sandwell Council staff.

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Call for businesses to donate PPE for carers and other Sandwell Council services30/03/2020
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General | 27th March 2020

Construction work at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Construction work resumed yesterday (26 March) on the site of the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Londonderry Lane, Smethwick, following a 24-hour pause.

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Construction work at Sandwell Aquatics Centre27/03/2020
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General | 26th March 2020

Council informs businesses how to confirm grants eligibility

City of Wolverhampton Council will start sending letters and emails from tomorrow (Friday) to the thousands of city businesses eligible to receive grants from the Government's Small Business Grant Fun...

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Council informs businesses how to confirm grants eligibility26/03/2020
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General | 24th March 2020

Findit's tips for working at home

A lot of us are now working from home and it’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this.

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Findit's tips for working at home24/03/2020
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General | 24th March 2020

Update on coronavirus employer and business support

City of Wolverhampton Council has provided further guidance to employers and businesses on how to access the support options available to them during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Update on coronavirus employer and business support24/03/2020
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General | 23rd March 2020

Coronavirus Walsall business support news

You can access Walsall Council's business support page from here

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Coronavirus Walsall business support news23/03/2020
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General | 23rd March 2020

COVID-19 business support for Dudley

Dudley Council is committed to supporting Dudley businesses during this difficult time.

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COVID-19 business support for Dudley23/03/2020
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General | 23rd March 2020

Support and advice for Sandwell businesses during coronavirus outbreak

Sandwell Council and its business support service Think Sandwell are communicating with businesses in the borough to highlight the support and advice

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Support and advice for Sandwell businesses during coronavirus outbreak23/03/2020
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General | 19th March 2020

Coronavirus employment and skills support

Local employment and training providers have outlined support measures for local residents facing uncertainty around jobs over the coming weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus employment and skills support19/03/2020
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General | 19th March 2020

Major canalside city living development announced

An ambitious multi-million-pound city living development has been announced for City of Wolverhampton’s Canalside Quarter.

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Major canalside city living development announced19/03/2020
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General | 19th March 2020

Support on offer to businesses due to coronavirus outbreak

City of Wolverhampton Council is communicating with businesses in the city to highlight the support and advice on offer to them during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Support on offer to businesses due to coronavirus outbreak19/03/2020
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General | 18th March 2020

Help and advice on COVID-19 Coronavirus for Black Country businesses

Findit will closely follow the Government’s advice and guidelines and work with support organisations to bring all our members the current business information.

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Help and advice on COVID-19 Coronavirus for Black Country businesses18/03/2020
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General | 18th March 2020

Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey

The contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium into a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and cultural events has been awarded by the council to McLaughlin & Harvey.

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Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey18/03/2020
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General | 16th March 2020

Wolverhampton’s first recycled rubber road has been laid

City of Wolverhampton Council, in partnership with Tarmac, has resurfaced its first road using a new type of sustainable asphalt, to support environmentally friendly roads in the city.

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Wolverhampton’s first recycled rubber road has been laid16/03/2020
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General | 12th March 2020

Opportunities on offer through city Skills Roadshow

City of Wolverhampton’s Skills Roadshow will continue next week with a host of events for people from Monday 11 March to Saturday 28 March

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Opportunities on offer through city Skills Roadshow12/03/2020
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General | 27th February 2020

Major construction work starts at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site

Major construction is now underway on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre. What will be a state-of-the-art venue is being built to host swimming and diving at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Major construction work starts at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site27/02/2020
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General | 25th February 2020

Council presses ahead with redevelopment plans for Wednesbury estate

Sandwell Council is pressing ahead with ambitious plans to redevelop part of a Wednesbury estate.

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Council presses ahead with redevelopment plans for Wednesbury estate25/02/2020
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General | 21st February 2020

Dudley paves the way for major MIPIM announcement

Invest Dudley will be showcasing a range of regeneration projects at March's property and construction showcase in France

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Dudley paves the way for major MIPIM announcement21/02/2020
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General | 21st February 2020

Wolverhampton to host 2020 UK Light Rail Conference

City of Wolverhampton will host the 2020 UK Light Rail Conference as it celebrates its 15th year as the premier gathering for sharing international expertise and best practice in light rail and urban ...

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Wolverhampton to host 2020 UK Light Rail Conference21/02/2020
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General | 19th February 2020

Plans for council-owned housing company move a step closer

Sandwell Council is exploring plans to set up a local housing company in a bid to provide hundreds more much-needed new homes for people in the borough.

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Plans for council-owned housing company move a step closer19/02/2020
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General | 18th February 2020

Grant fund of £311,000 to support community groups

Community and voluntary groups in Sandwell will be able to apply for grants under a two-year £311,000 funding scheme.

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Grant fund of £311,000 to support community groups18/02/2020
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General | 17th February 2020

A £1.4m funding deal paves the way for new housing development in Oldbury

A total of 84 homes are to be constructed by Worcestershire based housebuilder Lioncourt Homes after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed to provide the funds towards the cost of cleanin...

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A £1.4m funding deal paves the way for new housing development in Oldbury17/02/2020
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General | 17th February 2020

Successful funding bid makes way for a greener city

City of Wolverhampton Council has been successful in a bid to accommodate the delivery of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) across the Black Country.

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Successful funding bid makes way for a greener city17/02/2020
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General | 16th February 2020

WMCA is looking for creative businesses with growth ambitions

A £1.3 million 2 year programme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority has been specifically designed to help creative businesses in the West Midlands.

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WMCA is looking for creative businesses with growth ambitions16/02/2020
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General | 13th February 2020

WV Living announce 'Willow Gardens' contractor

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop homes in place of derelict buildings that have been demolished at the site of the former Wolverhampton Environment Centre (WEC).

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WV Living announce 'Willow Gardens' contractor13/02/2020
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General | 13th February 2020

Wolves at Work programme celebrates extension

Wolves at Work has been extended into a 4th year as it celebrates reaching another major milestone.

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Wolves at Work programme celebrates extension13/02/2020
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General | 7th February 2020

Regeneration boost for Bilston town centre

The derelict Pipe Hall in Bilston town centre is set to be redeveloped after being purchased by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

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Regeneration boost for Bilston town centre07/02/2020
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General | 3rd February 2020

Major boost for former Royal Hospital site

Jessup is delighted to have been awarded the redevelopment of the Wolverhampton Royal Hospital site, by Homes England (HE).

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Major boost for former Royal Hospital site03/02/2020
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General | 24th January 2020

Future High Streets Fund bid for £20m is submitted

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted a bid for £20m to the government’s Future High Streets Fund to help deliver its ambitious city centre vision.

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Future High Streets Fund bid for £20m is submitted24/01/2020
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General | 22nd January 2020

Wates officially appointed as main contractor for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Wates Construction has been confirmed as the main contractor for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

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Wates officially appointed as main contractor for Sandwell Aquatics Centre22/01/2020
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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