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Innovative projects being considered to reduce personal car use

E-scooters, buses on-demand and Enterprise Car Club vehicles are just some of the innovative transport projects being looked at to reduce personal car use under a two-year trial at the University of Warwick. The West Midlands is home to the £22 million Future Transport Zone, set up to harness the latest technology and data to design and develop accessible and connected transport alternatives that are faster, cleaner and greener – […]

todayMarch 5, 2021 4

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Digital boot camps pave the way for young people getting employment opportunities

Nearly 1,500 local people are benefiting from free training to start a new career in the digital sector. The Government has made a further £2m available to the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to hold more of its popular digital boot camps, which are flexible courses being delivered full or part-time. The boot camps are a key part of the WMCA’s plans to implement its Digital Roadmap, which sets out […]

todayMarch 3, 2021 4

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Future for Coombe Abbey looks bright thanks to Council backing

Councillors are to discuss plans to provide a loan to Coombe Abbey Hotel to protect the popular tourist attraction's immediate future. With no additional support, the venue will have exhausted its cash reserves at the end of this month, meaning it will be unable to pay wages and bills. Like most other hotels of its size, the management company has applied for a government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), […]

todayMarch 2, 2021 4

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New training centre helping to kickstart careers for young people in Wolverhampton

A new training centre to give local people the specialist skills needed to work on electric vehicles has opened today at the City of Wolverhampton College, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The aim is for 720 residents to be trained across all levels over 18 months, as the need for skilled electric vehicle mechanics is expected to grow significantly in the run-up to the Government’s […]

todayFebruary 26, 2021 10

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Hertford Street set to be given colourful makeover

Artist Morag Myerscough is working with Coventry City Council in order to breathe vitality into Hertford Street. Born and raised in Holloway, London, her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres, Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone. Morag will be working with the existing architecture and […]

todayFebruary 26, 2021 6

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Food grant given to Solihull synagogue to help support the vulnerable

Solihull Council has awarded just over £10,000 in grant funding to a local synagogue to support local families. The money will be used to provide hot meals for vulnerable residents during the pandemic. The Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation is one of six organisations in Solihull to be awarded money from the Essential Food Grant as part of a more comprehensive support package from the Government. The volunteer-run organisation emphasises […]

todayFebruary 24, 2021 9

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Community group putting smiles back on faces using two wheels

A Wolverhampton community group is helping local people discover the fun of cycling after setting up its cycling hub using a Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) funding grant. In Low Hill, the Park Village Education Centre used its Better Streets Community Fund grant to create a secure cycle storage and workshop facility, cycle parking, and a safe training area. It is also working alongside Wolves Whirling Wheels Cycle Training to […]

todayFebruary 24, 2021 7

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Future of historic Warwick landmark hangs in the balance

Warwick District Council’s Conservation team is now deeply concerned about the future of one of Warwick’s most important historic buildings following the objection by the owners to the Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Since being purchased privately more than 30 years ago, the medieval Leper Hospital situated in Saltisford has laid in ruins with no definitive plans coming forward for its regeneration. Following numerous approaches to purchase the land for […]

todayFebruary 23, 2021 14

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Local football club unveils brand new pitch

The completion of a new 3G artificial playing surface at their Hampton Road ground has caused much excitement for Racing Club Warwick players, members and fans.  The new all-weather pitch is part of an 18-month long project to upgrade the Warwick District Council-owned venue, replacing the grass pitch, which had been prone to flooding with weather-resistant turf. The scheme has been managed through a partnership between the Council, Racing Club […]

todayFebruary 20, 2021 10