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Amongst the doom and gloom of recent headlines, there’s some positive news - in the form of Government cash - hitting the region, and a call for more powers from our Metro Mayor Andy Street.
Meanwhile, the football saga continues over at Coventry City after the rugby world has a continued impact on the footballing one in the West Midlands.
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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has called on Rishi Sunak’s new government for more powers to enact his vision of levelling up in the West Midlands.
Street has complained that the government is too London centralised forcing him to rely on civil servants in London to get approval for his ambitious projects.
Dudley residents are being given the chance to have their say on a raft of planned improvements in Brierley Hill as part of a £5million project.
Dudley Council say that there are a number of improvements planned in the town, to improve connections to transport, access and the look and feel of the area.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), led by Conservative Mayor Andy Street, approved its UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) investment plan on Friday, which will trigger the Government’s release of the money to the region over the next three years.
If you are a Coventry City fan you must be beginning to think you’ll never be destined to play more than two consecutive seasons in Coventry ever again.
On Sunday afternoon Wasps’ administrators accepted an offer to purchase this club from a consortium made up of ex-players. The news will bring some relief to fans after the club was placed into administration on 17th October.
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