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General | 24th May 2022

Free workshops helping young people get job ready and into Council roles

As part of the Wolves At Work 18-24 employment initiative City of Wolverhampton Council is helping unemployed young people get job ready through a series of free workshops.
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Free workshops helping young people get job ready and into Council roles24/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus shared for first time at UKREiiF

City of Wolverhampton Council share new Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus for the first time.
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Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus shared for first time at UKREiiF17/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in

A leading Midlands organisation that supports companies in the civil engineering sector has launched a new toolkit that supports firms to grow and boost the communities they work in.
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Midlands civil engineering firms helped to boost their business and the communities they work in17/05/2022
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General | 17th May 2022

Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 2022

A virtual conference held on: Thursday 9 June 2022,
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Mayoral and HS2 Supply Chain Summit for SME’s 202217/05/2022
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General | 13th May 2022

City centre transformation reaches major milestone

City of Wolverhampton Council has celebrated a major milestone as its multi-million-pound city centre transformation begins taking shape.
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City centre transformation reaches major milestone13/05/2022
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General | 12th May 2022

City Ideas Fund doubles to deliver more schemes to support young people

A wide range of opportunities for Wolverhampton’s young people have been announced after funding for the council’s City Ideas Fund was more than doubled.
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City Ideas Fund doubles to deliver more schemes to support young people12/05/2022
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General | 11th May 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Sandwell as full England route revealed

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit Sandwell on Monday 25 July
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Sandwell as full England route revealed11/05/2022
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General | 5th May 2022

i9 award shortlisting showcases sustainability credentials

City of Wolverhampton’s new i9 development has been shortlisted in the net zero category at the Construction Excellence West Midlands Awards - highlighting the council’s environmental sustainability c...
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i9 award shortlisting showcases sustainability credentials05/05/2022
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General | 4th May 2022

City centre living scheme a step closer as wholesale market redevelopment plans submitted

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted an outline planning application for the redevelopment of the city’s wholesale market site to facilitate the first phase of the Brewers Yard city centre livi...
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City centre living scheme a step closer as wholesale market redevelopment plans submitted04/05/2022
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General | 29th April 2022

Heath Town regeneration shortlisted for RICS UK award

City of Wolverhampton’s Heath Town regeneration scheme has been shortlisted for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK award.
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Heath Town regeneration shortlisted for RICS UK award29/04/2022
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General | 26th April 2022

Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner

A major scheme to help manufacturing and engineering businesses in the West Midlands adopt cutting-edge digital technology to help them grow celebrated a successful first year at a charity gala dinner...
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Made Smarter's one-year anniversary celebrated at charity gala dinner26/04/2022
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General | 26th April 2022

Speakers confirmed for Medilink Midlands First Ever Innovation Day

The inaugural Medilink Midlands Innovation Day is being held on Thursday, 12th May at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry with around 180 delegates and exhibitors drawn from life science companies of a...
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Speakers confirmed for Medilink Midlands First Ever Innovation Day26/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go

With 100 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin, Paralympic swimmers and an Olympic diver tested out the facilities at the newly completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go20/04/2022
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General | 20th April 2022

Information for local businesses

As the region ‘Gets Set for the Games’, now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too.
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Information for local businesses20/04/2022
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General | 19th April 2022

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go at completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre

With 100 days to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin, Paralympic swimmers and an Olympic diver tested out the facilities at the newly completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
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Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go at completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre19/04/2022
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General | 11th April 2022

i9 development shortlisted for RICS UK award

City of Wolverhampton’s new i9 development has been shortlisted for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK award.
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i9 development shortlisted for RICS UK award11/04/2022
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General | 8th April 2022

New schemes to kick-off support for young people thanks to City Ideas Fund

The next successful applicants to the City Ideas Fund have been announced by City of Wolverhampton Council – and there are more to come.
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New schemes to kick-off support for young people thanks to City Ideas Fund08/04/2022
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General | 28th March 2022

Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands

Former CEO, Darren Clark, to become Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors
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Simon Himsworth appointed CEO of Medilink Midlands28/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

An exciting, important step forward as improvements to Wednesbury town centre’s public spaces begin

Works are to start on improvements to public spaces in Wednesbury town centre that will enhance Market Place and boost people’s wellbeing through new cycling and walking developments.
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An exciting, important step forward as improvements to Wednesbury town centre’s public spaces begin24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Demolition works start on derelict Lanesfield pub

Work has started to demolish an eyesore former Lanesfield pub to pave the way for potential new homes.
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Demolition works start on derelict Lanesfield pub24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Regeneration policies set to bring estimated £1.8 billion of investment to Sandwell

Sandwell Council’s cabinet has approved corporate regeneration policies for 2022 to 2027 that could deliver up £1.8 billion of investment in the borough.
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Regeneration policies set to bring estimated £1.8 billion of investment to Sandwell24/03/2022
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General | 24th March 2022

Sandwell submits Towns Fund regeneration plans to Government

Sandwell Council and key partners of Sandwell’s Towns Fund Partnership are submitting final plans to the Government this week for a wide range of regeneration projects under the £67.5 million Towns Fu...
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Sandwell submits Towns Fund regeneration plans to Government24/03/2022
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General | 22nd March 2022

Lovell and Wolves at Work deliver for young apprentices

A new Wolverhampton housing development has led to construction apprenticeship opportunities for young people.
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Lovell and Wolves at Work deliver for young apprentices22/03/2022
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General | 21st March 2022

Black Country Plan responses made public

Thousands of responses from a major Black Country planning consultation are being shared with the public online.
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Black Country Plan responses made public21/03/2022
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General | 16th March 2022

Digital Wolverhampton Strategy set for approval

A new Digital Wolverhampton Strategy is set to be approved at next Wednesday’s (23 March) Council Cabinet meeting.
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Digital Wolverhampton Strategy set for approval16/03/2022
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General | 8th March 2022

Birmingham 2022 Festival reveals a celebration of creativity

The Birmingham 2022 Festival has announced its six-month long cultural programme taking place across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
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Birmingham 2022 Festival reveals a celebration of creativity08/03/2022
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General | 4th March 2022

New plan approved for Sunbeam city centre living

The transformation of a historic Wolverhampton factory is set to be completed by new developers in a further boost to meeting the increasing demand for city centre living.
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New plan approved for Sunbeam city centre living04/03/2022
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General | 4th March 2022

Strong short list for major Wolverhampton residential Canalside South scheme

City of Wolverhampton Council has revealed a competitive field of developers has been whittled down to a strong shortlist of three bidders for one of the largest city centre residential development op...
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Strong short list for major Wolverhampton residential Canalside South scheme04/03/2022
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General | 4th March 2022

Employers join city’s push to reduce youth unemployment

Employers across Wolverhampton are helping to reduce youth unemployment by pledging their support to the city’s Wolves At Work 18-24 initiative.
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Employers join city’s push to reduce youth unemployment04/03/2022
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General | 4th March 2022

Outline planning application set to be submitted for transformational city living scheme

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to submit an outline planning application at the end of this month to facilitate the first phase of the transformational Brewers Yard city living regeneration mast...
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Outline planning application set to be submitted for transformational city living scheme04/03/2022
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General | 28th February 2022

Major digital infrastructure boost for Wolverhampton’s public buildings

Wednesfield Library has become one of the first of 170 public sector sites in the City of Wolverhampton to go live on a new gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network.
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Major digital infrastructure boost for Wolverhampton’s public buildings28/02/2022
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General | 25th February 2022

Sandwell Council makes successful bid for £300,000 EV charge point funding

Sandwell Council successfully secured £300,000 of grant funding from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) as part of their On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) programme.
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Sandwell Council makes successful bid for £300,000 EV charge point funding25/02/2022
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General | 24th February 2022

Agreement with St Basils to provide affordable rented homes for young people

Sandwell Council’s cabinet has approved a report proposing to work in partnership with the charity St Basils to provide new, affordable rented apartments for young people from Sandwell.
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Agreement with St Basils to provide affordable rented homes for young people24/02/2022
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General | 23rd February 2022

Thousands respond to planning consultation across the Black Country

More than 19,500 people responded to a major consultation on the future use of housing and employment land across the Black Country.
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Thousands respond to planning consultation across the Black Country23/02/2022
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General | 22nd February 2022

WV Living announce contractor for ‘Hampton Park’

WV Living has appointed a contractor to develop new homes at its newest site in the City of Wolverhampton.
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WV Living announce contractor for ‘Hampton Park’22/02/2022
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General | 22nd February 2022

Wolves at Work 18-24 showing positive signs

City of Wolverhampton Council’s ‘Wolves at Work 18-24’ programme is showing encouraging signs – but bosses recognise there is still more to do.
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Wolves at Work 18-24 showing positive signs22/02/2022
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General | 14th February 2022

First section of rail installed in Dudley town centre for Metro extension

The first section of rail has been installed in Dudley in a “momentous” step forward for the highly-anticipated Metro extension.
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First section of rail installed in Dudley town centre for Metro extension14/02/2022
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General | 9th February 2022

Alternative Omicron grant available for Wolverhampton businesses

City of Wolverhampton Council has launched a new discretionary grant to support city businesses.
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Alternative Omicron grant available for Wolverhampton businesses09/02/2022
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General | 7th February 2022

Wolves at Work offers support to city’s young people during National Apprenticeship Week

Young people looking for routes into employment are being encouraged to access the support available from the city's Wolves at Work 18-24 programme during this year's National Apprenticeship Week.
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Wolves at Work offers support to city’s young people during National Apprenticeship Week07/02/2022
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General | 3rd February 2022

Major regeneration for Smethwick to Birmingham corridor

The Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor Plan is going to cabinet for approval. It promotes a co-ordinated approach to regeneration and development.
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Major regeneration for Smethwick to Birmingham corridor03/02/2022
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General | 3rd February 2022

Contract awarded to build ten new council homes in Rowley Regis

Plans to build ten new semi-detached council houses in Rowley Regis have been given the green light with the awarding of a building contract by Sandwell Council.
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Contract awarded to build ten new council homes in Rowley Regis03/02/2022
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General | 31st January 2022

REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 2022

Businesses across the West Midlands have a golden opportunity to meet some of the contractors looking to engage with local businesses in delivering their contracts for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth...
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REAL opportunities for local SMEs in the final sprint up to Birmingham 202231/01/2022
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General | 31st January 2022

Academy launched to help health innovation ideas grow

Working with Medilink Midlands, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) has launched its first Innovation Academy to bring together all the relevant expertise a person will need to deve...
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Academy launched to help health innovation ideas grow31/01/2022
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General | 21st January 2022

New-look Wolverhampton Art Gallery unveiled

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has today (Friday) unveiled its new look following the completion of £1.5million improvement works that include a spectacular ground-floor dining area.
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New-look Wolverhampton Art Gallery unveiled21/01/2022
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General | 14th January 2022

WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks

More than 50 projects to improve road, rail, tram, bus, cycling and walking routes across the region have been agreed today by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board.
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WMCA agrees priorities for £1.3 billion investment in region’s transport networks14/01/2022
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General | 12th January 2022

More than £118 million planned for new city housing

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to invest more than £118million in new homes over the next five years.
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More than £118 million planned for new city housing12/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Major city centre transformation works gather pace

City of Wolverhampton Council’s multi-million-pound transformation of the city centre will begin gathering pace this week.
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Major city centre transformation works gather pace11/01/2022
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General | 11th January 2022

Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today launched a search to find 2,022 Batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England.
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Search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around England11/01/2022
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General | 6th January 2022

Omicron hospitality and leisure business grant applications now open

Applications to the Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants scheme are now open to City of Wolverhampton businesses.
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Omicron hospitality and leisure business grant applications now open06/01/2022
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General | 4th January 2022

2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme

Construction on the Metro extension to Digbeth will move further forward when works to upgrade utility services in Meriden Street get underway.
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2022 brings more progress on the Midland Metro scheme04/01/2022