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Channel 4 urged to make the right move to the West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority has today (11/05) formally launched its bid to bring Channel 4 (C4) to the region. The WMCA submitted its case to the broadcaster for why the West Midlands...

Nextbike has been revealed as West Midlands bike-share operator

The world’s most extensive bike-share operator, nextbike, is bringing 5,000 bicycles to the West Midlands after being chosen to operate the UK’s largest docked bike-share scheme outside of London. Transport for West...

Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions

England’s Metro Mayors met in the city on Tuesday (20/02) to call on the Government for further investment and devolution for their city-regions. The summit was hosted by our very own Mayor...

Birmingham continues bid to become new home to Channel 4 #WMGeneration

Today sees campaigning for Channel 4 to relocate to the West Midlands reach fever pitch. Creatives from across the region are taking part in ‘Social Media Live Day’ which will feature...

West Midlands Combined Authority approve £70 fine for fare dodgers on Midland Metro

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today (08/12) approved plans introduce a £70 penalty charge for passengers travelling on the Midland Metro without a ticket. Members of WMCA gave their backing to...

Change Into Action launches to help people sleeping rough in Birmingham.

An alternative giving campaign is launched today (08/12) to help people sleeping rough in Birmingham. Change Into Action is a pilot scheme, initially in Birmingham, with the potential to expand across the...

Midland Metro extension gets the go-ahead thanks to £250m government funding. 

Prime Minister Theresa May was in Birmingham on Monday (21/11) as news broke of £250m government funding for transport infrastructure. The money, from the Transforming Cities Fund, signals the go-ahead for the...

West Midlands Combined Authority gets £5.84m to help keep traffic moving.

Improved roads, reduced congestion and better journey times are the target in a £5.84m programme of improvements underway across the West Midlands. The work is being done on behalf of the West...

Deborah Cadman OBE named as Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Deborah will play a key role in turning the region’s devolution deal with central government into reality, including working with Andy Street who was elected as the first West Midlands Mayor...

New Mayor and combined authority back bid to host Commonwealth Games

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), with new Mayor Andy Street at its helm, issued an emphatic endorsement today (Friday May 12) of Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The...


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