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Regional taskforce to revitalise town centres to be headed by HSBC MD

A regional task force set up to breathe new life into struggling town centres in the West Midlands is to be headed up by a prominent finance chief. Jon Bramwell, a managing director at HSBC...

Combined authority approves £28m road congestion package

A £28m package of measures to help manage congestion and keep the West Midlands moving has been given the green light. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board on Friday (22/03) approved £16m funding for...
National Express West Midlands bus in Druids Heath, Birmingham

Combined Authority draws up proposals to provide free travel to women worst affected by...

More than 9,000 women across Birmingham and the West Midlands whose state pensions have been pushed back by several years would get a free travel pass under proposals announced today (15/03) by the West...
Mayor's Community Weekend 2018

Funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer. Grants of up to £500 will be...

Ambitious plans for cycling in the West Midlands

A regionally co-ordinated cycling strategy with funding targeted at 26 priority routes was backed by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on Friday (08/02). Ambitious plans, including goals to raise cycling investment to at least...
Traffic at a standstill in Digbeth during rush hour

West Midlands wins £2.6m to help tackle road congestion on the regions biggest roads

Transport bosses have won more than £2.6 million to help tackle congestion on some of the region’s biggest roads. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), was told today...

Combined Authority is rallying the region to turn #BlueMondayGreen next week

West Midlands Combined Authority is rallying the region to turn #BlueMondayGreen next week with the launch of the 'This is Me West Midlands' campaign. The campaign launches on Blue Monday, 21 January, which is claimed...

Plans for new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour on the buses

Plans to use new powers for tackling anti-social behaviour on buses in the West Midlands, will be considered by the West Midlands Combined Authority on Friday (11/01). If approved, Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM),...
Cllr Roger Lawrence tests Swift on Google Pay

Swift Card teams up with Google Pay

West Midlands Metro has become the first public transport service in the UK to allow passengers to buy and save a ticket on their smartphone using Google Pay. Available to the first 500 West Midlands...
Birmingham City Council, Council House

Council commissions independent Brexit impact analysis

Birmingham City Council commissioned an independent report to give the best possible indication of what leaving the EU could mean for the city and region. The analysis draws on representation from a range of stakeholders...

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