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Commuters Face Huge Delays After RTC Closes M6

A pedestrian has suffered serious injuries following a collision with a van on the motorway this morning. The M6 is currently closed in both directions between Junction 10 for Walsall/Wolverhampton and J11 for Cannock. The M54 is also closed eastbound from J1 to the M6. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the M6, near to junction 10a, at 6.01am. Two […]

todayDecember 3, 2021 2

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Coventry coming together to support rough sleepers this Christmas

A project that is helping rough sleepers in Coventry, is expanding with the support of retailers in Coventry City Centre. Change into Action is an alternative giving scheme. All the money donated goes directly to change the circumstances of rough sleepers. Coventry Building Society stepped in recently to fund shop front touch points for people who want to offer a £3 donation to support rough sleepers. Charities can apply for […]

todayDecember 2, 2021

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Getting into the festive spirit in Solihull

Look out for the free Fantastical Christmas Show which is on tour in Solihull during the run-up to Christmas and soak up the seasonal vibes.   From 4 - 12 December, some friendly faces will be bringing holiday cheer to your area.   Whether it's an evening show about finding the warmth of Christmas or a pop-up musical interaction on the high street, there's lots of fun to be had, […]

todayDecember 2, 2021

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Potential Council merger reaches next stage

The proposed merger between Warwick District Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council will be considered at their Cabinet meetings at 6pm on Thursday 9 December. The committee papers for the meeting have now been published.   The report - Proposal to create a South Warwickshire District Council - provides comprehensive evidence for elected members at Warwick District Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council in relation to the proposal to create a South […]

todayDecember 2, 2021

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Public offered a better way to help rough sleepers this winter

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and local councils across the region have launched a new winter campaign to help rough sleepers and those at risk of becoming homeless. ‘There’s a Better Way’ is the latest campaign for the alternative giving scheme, Change into Action, which is now in its fifth year. It asks West Midlands residents to look out for people in their local areas who might be sleeping rough […]

todayDecember 2, 2021

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Tackling homelessness and turning lives around

Housing in Coventry that provides supported temporary accommodation for single homeless people with complex needs, like mental health issues and addictions, is helping residents achieve positive results. The Council provides accommodation which is helping people break the cycle of living in unsettled accommodation providing extra staffing to help service users with regular supervision and maintenances checks. Properties like the one at Holyhead Road provides a much more supportive environment for people […]

todayDecember 2, 2021

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£624,000 of funding awarded to Coventry to build 2022 Commonwealth Games legacy

Sport England has announced £624,624 of new funding for Coventry as part of its wider investment into the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The aim of the funding is to tackle inactivity in local communities and engage underrepresented groups, such as people on lower incomes and disabled people - a core part of Sport England’s 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement. The National Lottery-funded investment has been awarded to Coventry City Council […]

todayDecember 1, 2021

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City Council Legacy Plan for Birmingham 2022 is published

  A document detailing how Birmingham City Council plans to maximise the Proud Host City status for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been published. Delivering a Bold Legacy for Birmingham is the council’s legacy plan for the event – with the stated aim of being “A legacy shaped by our people”. It details how the Games can help respond to the main challenges the city already faces, which in […]

todayDecember 1, 2021

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Social economy holds key to recovery for West Midlands

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, and a wide range of partners, welcomed plans to invest in the region’s social economy, putting human and environmental wellbeing at the heart of its activity at a recent roundtable.   These plans were developed in response to recommendations made by the Social Economy Taskforce, which asked West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to develop a plan for doubling the size of this […]

todayNovember 25, 2021

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